What a great start to September! My Labor Day was filled with back to back wedding celebrations and festivities, followed by my birthday. Friday began with the rehearsal dinner for Joree and Simon’s wedding which I was a bridesmaid for. Joree and I grew up together and it was so sweet of her to make me a bridesmaid at her wedding. The rehearsal dinner was on the Odyssey which took us all around Lake Michigan. Saturday was the wedding and Joree made a stunning bride! I loved every little detail of her wedding, it was absolutely beautiful!
Sunday was Stephanie & Dan’s wedding, my second wedding of the weekend. My family was invited as well and it was great to be together and celebrate. I’ve known Dan my entire life and our families are very close. J and I were exhausted from the night before. My ankles got very swollen from all the dancing and wearing heels but it was worth it!
Following the wedding celebrations, it was my birthday celebration. Monday J and I had our friends over for our housewarming party/my birthday party. We decided to do an open house so our guests can come and go whenever they want. We kept it casual and served drinks and appetizers. My girlfriends were so sweet and brought me a cookie cake (pictured above). That was gone in about 5 minutes. We had a great turnout and J and I were so happy to invite our friends and family into our home.
Lastly, Tuesday (yesterday) was my actual birthday. To be honest, I’m not much of a birthday person. I always like celebrating everyone else’s but my own. On top of that, I’m getting pretty old! J and I relaxed and recovered yesterday from all the festivities and went to MK for dinner with my family. We ordered two tartares (tuna tare tare) as an appetizer and the endive salad. J and I split the steak which was in a red wine sauce. All of the dishes looked amazing. The side dishes we ordered were the pommes frites with a truffle cream sauce and the roasted sweet corn. Both sides were excellent! Last but not least, desert! Two of my girlfriends sent the cake and shake to the table. Chocolate layer cake with chocolate fudge and a vanilla milkshake on the side. SO GOOD! Special thanks to Alex for helping us have an incredible meal!