I’m still catching up on posts from my busy last weekend in Richmond. Here’s the (sorry so long) Sunday wrap up.

Mom & I started Sunday off going to their church. They just got a new minister & people were talking about how awesome he’d done on his first Sunday at the shower the night before. I was looking forward to hearing him. He definitely lived up to the good praise! His message was on the Good Samaritan. A familiar story from Luke 10:25-37, but he made a personal real life story bring it home. We followed up his sermon singing “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” which is one of my mom & I’s favorite songs & that brought us both to tears. Its on my mom’s list of funeral songs. Needless to say, I was a mess (but looked cute in my Lilly Lindsey pants)!

We said goodbye to friends at church and ran home to change out of my heels. We met up with my brother Chubs, fiance Beth & her sister-in-law Emily at the Richmond Wedding Expo. It wasn’t quite as big as the Raleigh wedding shows I’d attended in the last couple of years. But I think they got a few ideas of caterers (we enjoyed their dips & appetizers for lunch!) & locations. There was only one florist & one bakery. I actually won a free nights stay at a local hotel! We figured that might come in handy later this year.

Since we were out by Short Pump Mall, Mom & I ran over to Crate & Barrel & purchased a gift for the wedding we’re attending in 8/14 weekend. Also close by is the store Tweed. I’d heard good things about it and actually received a few wedding & shower gifts from there. They were having a sidewalk sale. Mom found a few friends’ birthday gifts out there. I actually purchased this plastic silver bracelet & necklace for $26. Coworkers thought it was Silpada or Tiffanys. I took a bunch of photos of the set last week after work including with me holding Moekitty (those didn’t work). None are good but you get the idea.I was happily surprised to find NCSU stuff there. They had a wine glass with a NCSU coozie that I fell in love with. I still thought it was kind of expensive so I told my mom to keep an eye on it. But I can’t WAIT for Christmas/birthday to open this:I plan to put it in a silver frame & hang it in our entry way. Tweed has quickly become one of my favorite Richmond places!

Beth’s brother Chris & his wife Emily had invited my parents to their son Miles’ 2nd birthday party. Since I was in still in town, I came along too. Over the years I’ve heard so many precious stories about Miles & his sister Marley~ and for good reason! They are adorable & so funny! I’d also hear what a fabulous cooks Chris & Emily are ~ they lived up to this one too! Chris made a japelno ranch veggie dip from their garden that was awesome with just the right amount of kick. Emily introduced us to Rachel Ray’s Apple Jack Quesdillas. She’s also a vegaratian & this recipe was kid friendly but adult yummy too. I plan to make them soon! Beth & Chubs brought a great pasta salad. I’ll post that recipe when I made it over the weekend. Emily also made these bug cupcakes for the birthday boy. I had to leave to head back home before it was dessert time but how cute is both the both boy & those cupcakes!