Today was HOT! As it should be, being the prelude to tomorrow which is currently being forecast as the hottest day of our year (here in PA). A little background, neither my house nor my car has air conditioning. The house has a few ceiling fans and two box fans. With that said. . .
. . . today is rehearsal dinner day. My nephew is getting married tomorrow and today is the rehearsal and dinner. The day began early as I made my hair appointment for 9:00 a.m. [what WAS I thinking????] From there, we (Kayla and I) drove to Wilmerding to hunt for a little bakery/eatery called "Our Place Homemade.” This was recommended to me as I needed dozens of ladylocks (I did have all intention of making these myself, but, well I, well, it didn’t happen), and Giant Eagle, whose ladylocks I devour!!!, though they call them clothespins, told me that they were a seasonal cookie. W-H-A-T?! I would eat them all year!!! Oh, maybe that’s a good thing. Anyway, we went in search of Our Place Homemade and anybody who knows me, Mom, Amanda, KAYLA!, knows that I get lost driving around the block. Seriously! There was this one time. . WAIT! that’s another post. Okay, so after driving around this one area in a few circles, K remembered she had seen the road we needed once before. What a co-pilot! We found it. Picked up the cookies and then began our trek to Pluma. And yes, it was a trek. And yes, I started to doubt myself and eventually pulled over and called Pluma who said I was on the right track, to keep coming down Route 30 a/k/a Lincoln Hwy, pass the Dairy Queen, and then . .DAIRY QUEEN??!! That’s all I heard. That was our next stop. Nutter Butter Blizzards – limited time only! YUM!!! Back on the road, Pluma was the next corner. Who knew???
After dropping off the cookies, we travelled back home to take a rest, clean up and ready ourselves for the rehearsal. And we got lost going to the Church. Were a tad bit late. Sadly, my photos are dark and blurry. I am still learning how to use this Canon and all its features. Rehearsal dinner was at Yamato Hibachi & SushiBar. A first for me and K, my Dad and Mom, too. Good, good food! All in all, despite the heat, today was a good and fun (and yummy) day!
|Kayla - ready to rehearse (handing out programs)|
|The couple to be - Mike and Jolene|
|The theme is peacock - rich jeweltone colors - gorgeous!!|
|The place setting.|
|Appetizer - Sea Salt Edamame|
|Our Chef - hat on fire|
|And the Feast of Food begins!|
|The Bride to Be and Guests|
|A "wedding cake" for the Bride|