In which it’s clear why my pants don’t fit

What a nice Mother’s Day weekend.  Usually the kids or Craig have Saturday plans lined up but, for once, the social plans belonged to me.  I attended a baby shower for one of Craig’s co-workers and it was a beautiful affair, even nicer than my own wedding reception.

I got married before Pinterest.

Thank the Lord.

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The mom-to-be is known for her fashion sense and the party reflected it.  The details were incredible – an artfully arranged buffet, a fabulous mimosa bar, hydrangeas gathered in mason jars gracing the dessert table, and color-coordinated everything.

I left with tons of decorating ideas and a to-do list that including plans for throwing a party just so I could have an excuse to buy a tiered cupcake stand like this one.

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And make a kiwi and blackberry salad.

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Sunday we went to church and afterward, at my request, went downtown for the Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo street festival for lunch.

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The kids were a little miffed that I didn’t choose IHOP but after seeing five blocks of food trucks from which to choose, they changed their mind.  Making a decision was oh, so hard. Pizza? Korean? Low-country?  After wandering for half an hour, Tommy, Travis and I decided that Only Burger was a good place to start.  Craig headed over to sample Stoke and Smoke, a frequent competitor on the BBQ circuit, and JJ thought the bratwurst from Baguetteaboutit was too good to pass.

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We saved room for dessert and hit up LocoPops for a chocolate brownie popsicle and then the kettle corn place for what we thought was a bag to share but Travis had other ideas.

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And then Craig mentioned that Krispy Kreme was conveniently on the way home.

And the box was conveniently in my lap.

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I’ll never tell how many went missing before we pulled into the driveway because every woman has her secrets but I will say this:  All’s fair in love and doughnuts.

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Have a nice day. 


6 responses to “In which it’s clear why my pants don’t fit

  1. LOVE.IT.ALL. Though I will never share your passion for street food–unless they’re selling elephant ears.

  2. I almost went to the food truck rodeo solely for Captain Poncho’s tacos. Closest thing to Mexico I’ve ever found. I’ve begun stalking that truck.

  3. I really could never choose!! I am sure it is all delicious. I would just have buyers remorse for the entire lunchtime….what if those carnitas tacos were better than my amazing brie grilled cheese. Couldn’t handle it.

    Glad you had a great day!!

  4. I’m sure you froze the leftovers, right?

  5. haha I love you. Also, glad I also got married before pinterest. Phew 🙂

  6. Glad you had a great Mother’s Day!

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