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Wedding Weekend #2 and This Week’s Meal/Snack Plan

Hope you had a great Halloween! Derek and I had another fun, busy weekend that included another wedding. I guess we’re at that age now? Weird.

My parents and brother came into town on Friday afternoon to go to a family friend’s wedding on Saturday. My brother Jared was the best man in the wedding, so he headed straight to the rehearsal, but my parents came over for dinner. We caught up and ate Chinese food while we waited for trick-or-treaters. We only ended up getting one trick-or-treater, but it was a nice, relaxing way to spend Friday night.

The next day we headed to the wedding ceremony, which was at Duke Chapel. Duke Chapel is absolutely stunning and definite must-see if you visit Durham.

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One of the stain glass windows inside Duke Chapel.

It was a sweet ceremony, and everything looked beautiful.

The reception was at Angus Barn in Raleigh. There were floating candles on all the tables, gorgeous rose and hydrangea flower arrangements, and a roaring fire in the fireplace.


Inside the Angus Barn’s pavilion. Isn’t it gorgeous?

It was oh-so-cozy. As one can expect from Angus Barn, the food was delicious as well. We had a blast dancing, and Jared did a great job with his best man speech.


My mom and me.

I’m definitely a romantic so I love weddings, but I especially enjoyed this one. I’m also thankful for another chance to spend time with my family. Can’t wait to see them at Christmas!


Love my family. From left to right: Jared, my mom, Derek, me, and my dad.

Anyway, onto this week’s meal plan! As I mentioned in my last confessions post, I am trying to incorporate more snacks to keep me from getting too hungry. I’ve listed a few of my snack ideas for this week below the meal plan.

Meal Plan- Week of 11/3

Monday: White Chili + Raw Veggies with Ranch Dip

Tuesday: Turkey Meatballs + Sweet Potato Tots + Salad

Wednesday: Maple Glazed Salmon + Couscous + Broccoli

Thursday: Curry Chicken + Brown Rice + Green Beans

Friday: Dinner Out

Saturday: Brunswick Stew + Bread

Sunday: Meat Loaf “Muffins” + Red Potatoes + Salad


  • Cottage cheese and oranges
  • Raw broccoli and baby carrots with ranch dressing or hummus
  • Peanut butter and an apple
  • Crackers with cheese and an apple slice

Weekend Recap

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I graduated last weekend, and Derek and I spent several days in Kiawah Island, SC with my parents the following week.


Our last day at Kiawah.

On Friday, the day after we got home from Kiawah, Derek and I hosted a cookout at our house. A group of our friends came over, and we grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers.


The grill master at work.

We also had mango salsa, mac and cheese, roasted asparagus, salad, and a pear tart. Our friends helped out by bring some of the sides. It was quite the spread!


My plate of deliciousness.

We also had beer. Lots of beer. Have you ever played “Boom”? It’s the best drinking game out there (in my opinion). We hadn’t played since undergrad, and it was SO MUCH FUN. We all felt it the next day though. 😛


Derek and my best friend Jenna showing off their beer babies.

Bright and early the next morning I headed to Angus Barn for my friend Logan’s wedding rehearsal. Later that afternoon we went to the rehearsal dinner at her house. It was catered by The Pit, and it was absolutely delicious. If you haven’t been there yet, you should definitely check it out. I forgot to take a picture of the food. Whoops!


Derek and I at the rehearsal dinner.

I was a bridesmaid in Logan’s wedding, so I spent all day Sunday getting ready with her and the other bridesmaids at the Embassy Suites.


Looking snazzy in our shirts.

It was a beautiful wedding, and Logan was an absolutely gorgeous bride.


Congratulations Jeff and Logan!! Welcome to the newlyweds club! 🙂


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