Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

We had such a great weekend.  After a quick trip to Taco Bell and Walmart we hit the road for Peoria.  Friday night we got there about 10pm and pretty much went to bed not too long after.  Saturday we headed over to New Castle Bible Church to attend Darin and Lusi's wedding reception.  The party was in the youth center, which we had never been to before.
Hanging out with Phil before heading to the church

We're so silly

Phil can't come with

Darin and Lusi's cake

Lots of cake!



Chocolate mint candies

Justin and his lunch

My piece of cake

At the reception


Justin's cake

Youth building

  After the reception we went back to Justin's parents.  I tried to use the hot tub but it was 107 degrees and the controls would not work.  Around 5pm we went to Darin and Lusi's to watch them open their gifts.  Darin's mom's family from Iowa where there and so was Kevin's friend Jon.  Darin and Lusi got a lot of nice gifts and we had a good time.  Afterwards we headed to Sarah and Joel's and we went to Avanti's in East Peoria for dinner.  We had not had their food in almost 10 years!! We got cheeseballs, garlic bread, gondolas, pizza, and Tortellini.
Justin's large Gondola deluxe

My small gondola deluxe and tortellini

Sarah and Joel's pizza in the back
It was funny because we even saw Darin's family at Avanti's.  After dinner we went back to Sarah and Joel's where we talked and I worked on so knitting.  We had a great time hanging out with them and catching up.
Sunday we headed home early and stopped at the Half Price Books in Countryside, IL.  It was pretty crowded and we had some magazines to sell.  We only got $2 for them but that is better than nothing.  I found 2 magazines and 2 weight watcher cookbooks.  One was a 20 minute meals book I had wanted for awhile and the other was all about pizza, yum!  Once we got home I watched some shows and then we made individual pizzas for dinner which came out so good.  Such a great weekend!


  1. looks like a great weekend! cute dress :)

  2. Wow, we just now saw your blog! :) Thanks a lot for coming to the reception, I wish we had more time to hang out with you guys it was such a busy weekend. I am not sure how the family decided to go to Avanti's but that was the choice, its a good place.

    Darin and Lusi