Tuesday, November 27, 2012

St Lucia - Adam's Dancing/Limbo

Adam is fearless and had no problem getting up in from of the resort and did this crazy dance.  We all thought it was hysterical.

Monday, November 26, 2012

St Lucia - Wednesday-Saturday

We arrived in St Lucia on Wednesday afternoon.  They had decorated our room with swans and tons of flowers.

The first night was a bit overcast but the temperature was great hot but not terribly sweltering.  That would change. :)

Thursday and Friday we were on our own to relax.  On Friday evening Dan and Pantila arrived.  On Saturday we went into Rodney Bay to pick up a few items as well as have lunch off the resort.  We ate at Chef Xavier's which was excellent! It was so sunny it was hard to get good pictures!


On Saturday most everyone else arrived including Darren and Michelle's 90 year old grandmother who made the trip from Ohio. 

That night the show was fire "eaters" and a limbo/dance contest.

Adam got up and did the limbo contest. I'll try to post the video because it was hysterical! Adam is on the far right next to the shirtless guy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Andre Dawson

Also before we left our sports memoabilia store at the mall downtown had an Andre Dawson signing.  I was going to get Darren something as a surprise but couldn't contain my excitement and told him. 

Andre wasn't a very chatty fellow but I was able to snap this picture of the two of them.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ralston's Drafthouse

Before we left we tried a new restaurant/bar called Ralston's drafthouse. 

Darren was allowing pictures this evening.  One Jay got of us.

And a picture of the IU gang, Leticia, Darren, Saurabh and Jay.

We also went after we got home from the wedding to try the food and I was pretty impressed.  Very upscale bar food.  The pumpkin ravioli were awesome! They also have a great beer list with about 30 on tap and 50 in bottles.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bachelorette Party - Part 2

From Adam's we all decided it would be fun to go to a drag show.  Yes late night decisions, hehe.  But they were pretty good.  Some pretty convincing!

There was some dancing.

And some funny faces.

And me in a sequined cowboy hat!

This is Adam's friend Jen who also joined the party later.  I hadn't met her before but she was a lot of fun!

You'll notice that the camera loves Adam or Adam loves the camera as he shows up in the majority of photos.

The cowboy hat traveled around.

And my teeth got drunk.

A perfect night with some of the best friends a girl could ask for!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bachelorette Party

The night after the shower we decided to have a small bachelorette party.  Elizabeth missed the original one at Disney due to the impending arrival of baby Annika so she wanted a chance to celebrate with me too. :)

With Elizabeth and Emily.

Most of the group before we went out.  Elizabeth, Marlene,Michelle, me, Mom, Emily and Lynn.

We started with Dinner at Sambuca where Sarah joined the party.

After dinner we decided to visit our friend Adam's new condo.  He'd had it almost a year but none of us had been to Nashville since he moved in.  We LOVED it!

Jon also joined us that night.  Hadn't seen him in forever either.  Glad he could make it out with us.

Our plan was to stay at Adam's for about 30 minutes then head out.  We had so much fun hanging out we ended up staying almost 3 hours!  We had quite a bit of wine and shots of fireball.  At this point I got a bit camera happy. :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nashville Shower

Trying to get back in the saddle!  I'm a bit behind on pictures but I swear wedding pictures are forthcoming! :)  Until then a few posts to get me caught up.

About a month before the wedding two of my bridesmaids, Emily & Elizabeth threw me a shower.  This shower was originally was to be in June but decided that might be a little late in Elizabeth's pregnancy for her to travel.  Good thing we moved it because Annika was born about 3 weeks before the date we had scheduled for the shower.

This is the awesome cake they got.  Perfectly beachy and getting us all in the mood for a destination wedding!

And wow there were a lot of gifts!  Here are a few of the highlights --- Read best pictures of me not looking like a fool!

These were placemats my mom made me.  She actually made them YEARS ago when Elizabeth and Steve got married and thought hmmm Stephanie will get married eventually! :)

Big plans for this mini dessert set for Thanksgiving!

Sarah and Brice got us this monogram as a wedding gift.  Now that we are home, can't wait to hang it at the top of the stairs!

Elizabeth did her best with the few bows we have to make a bow bouquet!

Some other highlights for the day. I finally got to meet baby Charlotte! With mom, Laura.

And baby Collin!  With mom, Sarah.

Others I haven't seen in far too long, Jayna.

And Cheryl.

Also a surprise visit from Lynn here with Elizabeth and Emily.

My mom also came.

And my new sister-in-law and mother-in-law came all the way from Chicago too!

What a great way to celebrate the upcoming wedding but catching up with friends and family was the best part!