Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nicknames & The Last Party

Saturday began with a 5:30 AM wake up call for my 9 mile group run. I had a good run, but started dragging a little bit towards the end. Dang you, Anemia!

My mom and I grabbed breakfast at Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen after completing our respective Saturday morning runs. LOVING this tradition! :)

I also love it when I eat bread topped with Greek yogurt in public and everyone around me thinks it's heaping spoonfuls of cream cheese.

Even my mom forgot it was Greek yogurt when she said, "Careful, all that cheese is sliding off of your bagel!" when I went in for a bite :)

Greek yogurt > cream cheese

After breakfast, it was time to start preparing for that evening's festivities!

My Uncle Russ and husband, Brent, have the same birthday!

Their birthday is actually on July 19th, but we decided to celebrate this phenomenon with delicious food, amazing family, and the best cake ever, this past Saturday. 

My mom is always the hostess with the mostess, so of course she had the apps ready to be snacked on upon arriving: Crackers & Spinach Dip and Chips & Salsa...Brent's all time favorite apps!

Mom let Brent choose the menu. His response to this was "steak".

I made the side recommendations :)

The feast included NY Strips, Center Cut Sirloins, Brats, Chicken Spinach Feta Sausages, Jalapeno Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignons, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes, Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grits, Salad, Fruit, & Rolls.

My plate: A Chicken Spinach Feta Sausage, salad, asparagus, potatoes, grits, and a roll.

Ummm, yes. It was amazing.

Happy Birthday Uncle Russ & Brent!

Make a wish!

They are probably wishing that I will stop calling them Uncle Russell Muscle Bear Pants and Breadstick.

I kind of love nicknames.

And then it was time for the only reason I attend weddings and throw birthday parties...cake!

But this isn't any cake. It is RJ Goodies cake, and it's the best in the land. Yes, even better than mine.

My lovely grandparents were in attendance. They are the best and make my heart a happy one.

The birthday gang!

After too much food, copious amounts of sugar, and talking way too much about our puppies, we all decided to call it a night, including Lucy Goosey Tutu Head.

Nothing like celebrating life with family!

Are you a nickname freak, like me? Is that normal?

I call my bro-in-law James "Jamesy Poo Muffin Bear". So annoying...I know...but I have yet to see someone frown at me when they hear the nickname I made up for them :)

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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