Today's the day of our engagement party. I can't believe it's here! I am so fortunate to have all of these friends and family who love us to be a part of such a special day. I am nervous because Derek and I have to do a little speech but I am sure we will be fine. I will do a full party recap after because we are having some great eats I know some of you will enjoy!
Like I said, I took yesterday off to spend the day with one of my sisters and get ready for the party today. I woke up and had two Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Waffles with some TJ's organic maple syrup.
Then I was off with my sister... we got some relaxing pedicures and the went on the hunt for a dress for me to wear to the party. This took FOOOORRRREVVVER. I was being so picky because I wanted it to be perfect. I guess the problem was I didn't know if I wanted to go fun and colorful or pretty and romantic. Most of my guest are wearing fun and colorful dresses so I went the alternate route. I can't wait to show you my dress. I bought it from Anthropologie, which you will learn is another obsession of mine :)
Since we were runing around I didn't eat a substantial lunch. This hurt me because around 3 o'clock I crashed. I had a horrible headache and all I wanted to do was sleep. All I ate in the middle of the day was a few dried apricots and some pita chips with salsa.
I was in the worst mood from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. I met Derek around 8 p.m. and the minute he saw me and my sad face he knew I needed a good meal. He could tell I had a long day. We were actually scheduled to go to a birthday party at night, but when he saw me he said, "Forget the party, tomorrow is an important day for us... let's relax and get you some good food." I couldn't ask for a better fiance. He knows me sooo well. And he knows when I go to long without food, I become... well... HANGRY! He took me to my favorite Thai place in Ridgewood, NJ called Taste of Thai.
We started with Ka-Nom-Jeep (pork dumplings)
And veggie spring rolls
For my main course I had Mixed Vegetable Pad-See-Ew. This is just mixed vegetables and wide rice noodles in some kind of brown sauce. It was delicious! I loved that the vegetables still had a crunch to them. That really was a nice contrast to the soft noodles. I cleaned my plate in five minutes... guess the lack of food all day caught up to me.
As soon as I finished this meal I felt 1 Billion times better! All I needed was my fiance to put the smile back on my face! All a girl needs is to be fed!!!!
We came home and passed out shortly after this!
Well I am off to my moms now to help set up for the party- All the fun stuff starts now!!!! I have a hair appointment at twelve and the caterer comes with the food at 2! So excited.
Thank you to all of you who have commented wishing me luck today, I really appreciate the support :)
I also want to say congratulations to Heather & Mark over at Hangry Pants on their engagement! I have been a long time reader of their blog and I could not be happier for them! My advice is to enjoy this time because it flies by!!!!
Since today is the day of our engagement party, I thought I would share some photos of Derek and I through the years.