I left for Champaign-Urbana on Wednesday, excited to combine Ashley & Blake’s nuptials with a reunion with my best friend and alma mater. When I got into town, I grabbed a beer at an old fave (Blind Pig), and when Shelly got off work we went out for dinner at 7 Saints (& each had a half-priced Scotch. I love our old man drink preferences).
I had envisioned a pretty lazy couple of days while Shelly was at work, but my time filled up quickly! Coffee & lunch with Beth, afternoon snack with Jessica, breakfast with Jenna, lunh with my favorite professor and a former labmate. Shelly and I made it to the art theatre for a showing of My Sister’s Sister…and of course made time for wine and cupcakes. Ashley’s wedding venue was beautiful—such a great view of downtown Champaign—and it was wonderful to see her and a few other classmates. And I awesomely got to bring Shelly as my date. Winning!
Jake’s Rockford wedding meant a reunion with two of my Paris partners in crime. We all shared a hotel room and had a very fun night. Jake & Izzy are so lovely together; great to see a friend so happy. So much good food, many drinks. We enjoyed the party bus for
a bit after the ceremony and had some yummy brunch together today before heading home.
Afternoon at the pool + some Chinese food and Breaking Bad and I’m feeling at home. Here’s to five very fun days. Now it’s time to enjoy the end of my summer!
P.S. Both weddings I went to this weekend held already-married couples! Both went to the courthouses earlier to have their own, private vows. So sweet.