Although last week was quite dreadful...the weekend was delightful! My in-laws came to visit. They arrived in time for us to go to dinner on Friday and then on Saturday we drove to DC for the day to spend some time with my brother-in-law and his wife (who live in Boston, but were visiting friends in DC). It was really wonderful to see everyone!
The in-laws drove up from Florida and brought our wedding and holiday gifts with them. Since we left for Spain from our reception in Florida and returned directly to Virginia, we weren’t able bring anything back with us. My mother shipped some things up, but there were lots of things we decided were too important to mail.
One of my favorite wedding gifts is this beautiful painting given to us by my mother’s best friend. It is so me...I can’t wait to hang it up!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but the husband and I met while in undergrad at FSU and needless to say we are huge Florida State fans! The husband had an FSU themed table for his groom’s cake at our rehearsal dinner and he was excited to get some of our FSU stuff back...especially his Bobby Bowden ball!
We also got a couple FSU reuseable shopping totes that I can’t wait to take to the grocery store! We will definitely be the only people using these at Kroger!
We’re also really excited to finally have some of our holiday items.
Latke platter for Hanukkah
Kiddush cup we used in our wedding ceremony
My MIL also brought us a matzo cover that my husband made in preschool! So precious...I love it!
Since Passover starts in a week she also brought us two boxes of matzo!
One last item we were excited to finally see...our signed guestbook! I made a digital scrapbook to use as our guestbook and it turned out so well. We had a wonderful time reading through the lovely things all our guests wrote!
I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend! Since I’m trying to avoid another awfully stressful week at work...what do y’all do to avoid/combat stress?