This weekend didn't really get started until Saturday night. I spent Friday evening and Saturday morning running errands, cleaning the house, working in the yard, and dog-sitting while Jay was at a conference. However, the second part of the weekend definitely made up for the mundane first half. Since Jay has been working long hours recently preparing for upcoming trials, it was really nice to spend Sunday together. After church, we went to a waffle brunch at Manchester Music Hall and listened to live music by Tyler Childers. Manchester Music Hall is a recently renovated event space, and we've been wanting to check it out for a few months now. Since the brunch was fairly low-key, we were able to take in the venue's new changes, and I thoroughly enjoyed my mini waffle croques from Whoo Wants Waffles and the mimosa bar.
After being stuffing ourselves with waffles, we went to Judy's Garden Shop, which is around the corner from our house, to pick out our Christmas tree. We've gone there for the past several years because the owners are really friendly, and we can carry our tree home with us instead of having to load it up in the back of the Jeep. We brought Annabelle with us this year, and I thought it would be really festive if she wore her holiday hat that matches her cousin Lou's. I find dogs wearing hats to be hilarious, so I take every chance I can to put one on Annabelle. Annabelle was definitely the most popular customer and had her picture taken more than a few times.
The holiday fun continued at my sorority's alumni cookie exchange. I normally end up eating a dozen cookies at these events, so I'm pretty proud of myself for only eating one cookie and leaving the rest for the collegiate members.
After the cookie exchange, we spent the evening at home making dinner and decorating the Christmas tree. I received my first Blue Apron delivery this weekend, which I plan to share more about later. I will say that as someone who cooks dinner most evenings, it was really nice not to have to meal plan this week.
FINALLY... I saved the best for last! Sarah got engaged on Saturday night! I know she plans to share more details of the story, but from my perspective, the evening started with lighting candles in St. James Court and hiding behind a tree for a while before ending with a YES!
Since I was snapping photos from a really awkward position in the dark, the pictures of the proposal didn't turn out great, but here's a little dark and blurry peak into the proposal. To be honest, I'm just glad I didn't burn down Old Louisville or get arrested for stalking.
Let the wedding planning begin!