Sunday, November 1, 2009

wedding + sickness + halloween = tired.

Well, it has been quite a week!  Too much has happened for me to actually go into detail about, but a photo overview of events is absolutely necessary.  :-)  

I traveled to Atlanta Thursday before last to celebrate in the wedding festivities of my two dear friends Karla and James!  

It was a spectacular time!  With some of the most amazing food I've ever eaten...  like my Southern Burger from Flip Burger.  - Deep fried beef burger with pimento cheese, bread and butter pickles and green tomato ketchup!  And they had glass bottle, real sugar Cheerwine! My favorite soda ever created!  So delicious!  

I also can't forget my favorite meal EVER from Highland Bakery!

Shrimp and Grits with a jalapeno cheese bread!  Insane!  

Anywho enough about food, we'll talk more about that later... 

The wedding was amazing and so THEM!  

Karla looked stunning! 

 The details of this wedding were so unique!  

They made their center pieces that were branches spray painted orange with tiny owls and
 votive candles glued to them.  They were awesome!  

They also had Mad Libs speeches for everyone to fill out!  Creative and fun!

The Krispy Kreme grooms cake was too much for me to handle!  I think I died and went to heaven! 

They also had red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (YUM!) and they all had teeny cake toppers on them that looked shockingly similar to James and Karla! 

The food, following with the trend of the weekend, was incredible!  Breakfast for dinner (MY FAVORITE) from The Flying Biscuit.  YUM!

On top of all the details, there was just so much love and friendship in the place that my heart was just overflowing!  

My beautiful mom was my date, since Andrew and Caroline stayed back in VA.  

 Friends were abundant with all of my girls (minus our beautiful Rachel... :-( who will one day join us again in the US... but thank goodness her parents were there to represent!)   

I don't know what happened with the lighting in this picture.  Oh well... I still love it because I love all of these girls SO MUCH!  

And of course, because I'm a sap, I cried my eyes out hugging my newly married friend! Aww!

Overall, it was a spectacular weekend!  Exhausting, but wonderful!  

Congratulations to Karla and James!  Love you both!!!

I got home Sunday and napped for a good three hours that afternoon.  I was still tired on Monday, but trugged through the day.  I was feeling okay until Wednesday night when I started feeling super dizzy and went to bed early to sleep it off.  I woke up Thursday and couldn't shake the feeling like I was going to faint.  I went to the doctor and they tested for a lot, but couldn't give me an explanation other than my body was most likely just trying to fight off something I had been exposed to, which would be just about everything that's out there right now.  I attempted to go to school after the doctor, but was sent home.  I ended the day still feeling dizzy and with a massive headache to boot.  lovely.  Friday, I woke up still feeling lightheaded and nauseous.  Somehow I decided it would be a good idea to go to school because I didn't want to use any more leave so early on in the year, but that idea was put to rest when I had to run out of our morning meeting to vomit. gross and embarrassing.  Luckily I made it to the bathroom before it all came out.  Obviously, I went home again and stayed in bed all day long.  I was on the mend Friday night and was determined to have a good day for Halloween and Praise Jesus I did!

I woke up Saturday feeling much better.  Still not 100%, but at least a good 75%. :-) I was good enough to make rice krispy treats, carve pumpkins and dress up as a witch!  I guess that's about 100% to most people, but to a McElveen to make it 100% I could have added clean the entire house and do four loads of laundry to the list, which did not happen. hehe 

My girl was PRECIOUS as Raggedy Ann this year!  Do you love her or what?!?  

Overall, it's been a busy time!  I'm so thankful for two work days without kids Monday and Tuesday.  Not much better than that... well, other than snow days.  When are they coming?  I'm ready! :-)  More to come... probably at Thanksgiving.  haha  I'm not a very good blogger.