Our surprise guests are Mike, Katie, and Konner!


Konner is the Husband’s godson. :)  Yes, we buy him Manchester United kits and also try to brainwash him into loving the Miami Hurricanes.


Mike was a groomsman at our wedding!


And Katie actually caught the bouquet…


(Can you spot Jenna and Meghann?)


Have I ever mentioned that I had to throw the bouquet three times?  Highly embarrassing.  I overshot once (like, waaaay over everyone’s heads), no one budged the second time, and then FINALLY I threw it to Katie.


She was a really good sport!


And a year later, Mike and Katie got married.  So maybe there’s something to that old wives’ tale after all!


Kind of strange to have a small child in our house!  I’m really enjoying it… if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I have been bitten by the baby bug.  Unfortunately, the timing just isn’t ideal right now.  One day!


Katie, Mike, the Husband, and Konner are going to Disneyworld today, but I stayed behind to get some work done.  🙂


Breakfast was toasted coffee quinoa!


Toasted quinoa is a really fun and easy substitute for granola or raw oatmeal.  Here’s my recipe for Plain Toasted Quinoa and Pumpkin Spice Toasted Quinoa.


The special ingredient in today’s bowl?  Instant coffee!




  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 



  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix the ingredients together and spread out on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.


I had mine with Greek Yogurt and a sliced banana.


I love coffee flavored anything!  I will be sad when my Nescafe Gold Blend Instant Coffee runs out… I bought it in England over Christmas.


Time to get my work on!


Question:  What wedding traditions are your favorite? Least favorite?  I can understand why people don’t like the garter and bouquet bit, especially when it gets raunchy, but I always love it!  And I love cake cutting… minus cake smashing.  🙂


And PS – Michelle is giving away a copy of my Operation Beautiful book HERE!  You can also buy it on pre-order… it comes out August 3! 🙂



  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 9, 2010, 9:13 am

    I have yet to be bitten by the baby bug. The baby bug seems to be afraid to approach me :S

    Best wedding tradition: CAKE.
    Why people don’t eat the wedding cake, I don’t know. I love the dense texture of a good wedding cake!

  • Helen June 9, 2010, 9:15 am

    The baby bug has so bitten me but I’m only 22!!! Way too soon! I love the mini Man Utd shirt. My bf will so dress our kid up in one too as he loves them. I love the catching the bouquet tradition and the pictures when you first cut the wedding cake. I just love weddings!

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) June 9, 2010, 9:16 am

    how cool she caught the bouquet and then got married lol!
    at my sisters wedding she pelted the thing backwards so hard it headed stright for the cake! luckily someone jumped up and caught it. close call!

  • Nancy June 9, 2010, 9:16 am

    I have yet to catch a bouquet. Maybe next time I attend a wedding, I’ll get up close like Katie was, ahahah! 🙂

  • Mish@EatingJourney June 9, 2010, 9:18 am

    I had that feeling of wanting to finally be an adult. It’s weird, scary and yet liberating. I am ready to wear my ‘big girl pants’ more often.

    I LOVE the father walking the daughter down the aisle. I also love the toasts…I just love weddings. One day..maybe one day.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 9, 2010, 9:18 am

    I don’t mind wedding traditions at all. I think as long as the bride/groom are happy, it is fun!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 9, 2010, 9:19 am

    I don’t like the raunchy garter but love the bouquet.

    I also love the first dance. If I hadn’t been injured at the time we got married I wanted to do a choreographed dance.

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 9, 2010, 9:19 am

    The person who caught the bouquet at my wedding got married within a year too! Maybe there is more to that tradition than we think?!!?

  • Abby June 9, 2010, 9:20 am

    I’m a fan of cake cutting AND smashing cake. BUT I HATE HATE HATE the Unity candle/sand.. It makes NO sense to me at all. I have to stiffle laughter at weddings when they have it. But hey, to each his own!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 9, 2010, 9:20 am

    I would so love to catch a bouquet – I’ve been bitten by the ‘I WANT TO GET MARRIED’ bug and I’m only 20!
    I still find it amazing you have your quinoa raw – it seems so hard!
    Oh, and if you’ve run out of Nescafe, I could bring some over when I come out for the HLS!? 🙂

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:24 am

      um, YES!! do you think you could? i’ll pay you back!

  • allison @ livingoneday June 9, 2010, 9:23 am

    do you like instant coffee in coffee form? or just flavoring? i actually LIKE instant coffee hahaha. i have a great espresso powder from king arthur flour co (have you had any of their products. i am in love!), and i throw it in banana smoothies with choc protein powder. delish

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:24 am

      i have not but that smoothie sounds delicious!

  • Becca June 9, 2010, 9:24 am

    I get bitten by the baby bug sometimes. I put some ointment on it and it usually goes away for a while 🙂

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:25 am


  • Tracy June 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    My favorite wedding tradition is the one where the marriage lasts…

    (but the bride/father dance always brings a tear to my eye)

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:27 am

      hahah yes, i really prefer to attend wedding that i feel confident about 😉

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 9, 2010, 9:27 am

    Boo to working when everyone else is playing.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 9, 2010, 9:27 am

    I keep thinking the timing will be right for having a baby until I consider how much they cost. How on earth do everyday people afford children?

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:28 am

      I agree, seriously.

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear June 9, 2010, 9:29 am

    That’s a nice story. Your wedding was probably so fun!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 9, 2010, 9:29 am

    Best wedding tradition… the first dance! For some reason I always get teary listening to the lyrics of the song a couple chooses!

    The pregnancy bug is going around… a few of my friends have caught it and I see it staring at me, wanting to attack 😉 I hope I can keep it away for a little bit longer!

  • Kate N. June 9, 2010, 9:31 am

    My mother HATES the cake smashing thing!! She randomly called me last week and told me if I smash cake at my wedding shes not going to pay for it. She thinks everyone who does it gets divorced. (By the way I not engaged, so this was totally out of the blue!)

    Making that coffee quinoa for breakfast tomorrow!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 9, 2010, 9:31 am

    I’m all for cake smashing 😉 You know, classy cake smashing 😉
    My stepsister caught the bouquet at my wedding- she was the least likely to get married out of anyone there– 2 1/2 years later, she got married out of the blue. I feel somewhat responsible;)

  • Chrissy (The New Me) June 9, 2010, 9:35 am

    I’m in an 8 year relationship and we’ll probably get married eventually, but for now I don’t really care either way. I like the idea of marriage, but I don’t like many of the wedding traditions – IE, I don’t plan on anyone “giving me away,” I don’t plan on changing my name, and I’m iffy about the whole wearing white thing (Like I said, 8 year relationship. I won’t be fooling anyone!) I do like the idea of throwing a fabulous party, gathering together all my family and friends (who I hardly ever see as we’re so scattered) and celebrating love. I would say love is definitely my favorite wedding tradition, and might just make marriage worth my while. 😉

  • Gwen June 9, 2010, 9:38 am

    My FI knows I hate the cake smashing – but I think he will likely need a reminder right before we cut it! I’m making our wedding very us and are actually tossing most traditions!

  • Nicole Y. @ An Adventurous life June 9, 2010, 9:42 am

    I think my favorite wedding tradition is.. the gorgeous white dress..

    although I don’t really want a big wedding myself (i actually don’t want anyone there, LOL!) i do look forward to the dress!! but no shoes! barefoot beach ceremony for me!!

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt June 9, 2010, 9:47 am

    I enjoy weddings in general but one thing that makes me groan is the unity candle. I understand the point of it, but it never fails that people can’t light the candle and we just have to sit there and stare at their butts as they try to light the candle over and over and over again.

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething June 9, 2010, 9:52 am

    i never got bit by the bug…..i wonder why? but it is great when great couples like you and christian have kids 🙂 enjoy your guests-how fun!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) June 9, 2010, 9:53 am

    I like the cake cutting… I HOPE my fiance does not smash the cake… I will NOT be happy! LOL

    I don’t like the “giving away” aspect… and I need to figure that one out with my parents soon.


  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries June 9, 2010, 9:57 am

    The only wedding traditions that I really like are the Father/Bride and Mother/Groom dances. Everything else takes up too much time. I just want to eat, drink and get my DANCE ON!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    Awwwww such a precious little boy! I’ve been bitten by the baby bug as well… and I’m not even married.. or engaged! Meh.

    I loooove cake cutting and the dancing and the boquet throwing.. i love it all!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove June 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    I don’t really have any typical wedding traditions that I love! We totally made our own which made it simple, elegant, and us.

  • Lauren @ Health on the Run June 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    Awww Konner is so cute!! 🙂 I had been bitten by the baby bug (oh, and the “get married” bug haha) but then I got a puppy. I love my pup, but he has definitely kept that bug at bay over these past few months!

    I actually don’t really like the bouquet toss. Maybe because I never know what to do — awkwardly hide in the back, or dive for it like a crazy person. But I love most other traditions — being given away, the first dance, the father/daughter dance. Probably because I’m such a sap.

  • Marissa June 9, 2010, 10:03 am

    Good luck with that “baby bug”. Hah, I’m not afraid to admit it–I have an astonishingly strong dislike for little kids! I avoid them like the plague; 8 and up only, please!

  • Karla June 9, 2010, 10:06 am

    For some reason I’m not a huge fan of the dollar dance (aka dance with bride/groom and pin dollars on them). I’m sure it’s great to get that extra cash but I find it to be a bit awkward.

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 10:14 am

      I like the dollar dance when you pay a dollar, a waitress hands you a shot, and then you get to dance with the bride and groom 🙂

  • jenna June 9, 2010, 10:09 am

    this quinoa recipe looks awesome! i would have never thought to make that!

    p.s. can’t wait to check your book out!!!

  • Becca June 9, 2010, 10:12 am

    Love: Speeches! Just under two months until the big day, and I’m super excited about the speeches. Fiancé is a great wordsmith – he can talk me round after any argument! Best man is… Well, the less said about that, the better, but he’s quite the speechmaker. And Dad is just going to make me cry like a total girl. I’m so looking forward to it!

    Don’t love so much – Cake smashing. Dear God, why? I’ll never understand it. Also, we’re quite competitive – “no, just let me do xx then we’ll be even”. It’d end badly!

    Half the women on my street are pregnant, so I’m steering clear of the tap water 😉

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 9, 2010, 10:12 am

    I love the boquet toss and the father/daughter dance. The feeding of the cake is also a highlight. I love weddings! 😀

  • Eliza June 9, 2010, 10:13 am

    I’m kind of a pain in the butt about wedding traditions, and dislike most of them- including, in some ways marriage- because they contribute to this gendered, unbalanced ripe-with-violence history of marriage. Blablabla. That said, I love weddings and am beginning to plan my own. The traditions I do like are the ones that people put thought and time into and decide “that is right for me.” I dislike the ones that people just do because “its tradition” (although I’m always a fan of the open bar 😉 ) I’m such a pain in the butt. I should probably write a blog about it..ha.

    (and by the way, baby bug has reached a stage for me where I sometimes find it physically painful to be around babies or even pregnant women!)

  • Julia @ Brit Bride June 9, 2010, 10:19 am

    Aw you didnt get to go to Disney!!! I love Disney, but thats probably cos it isn’t on my doorstep.

    I would love a baby, but I’m a bit scared… oh and yes, first things first, want to get the wedding out of the way…!


  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 9, 2010, 10:20 am

    i love the first dance (LOVE LOVE it) and really don’t understand the bouquet/garter tosses…we did them at our wedding but i thought it was pretty lame too!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) June 9, 2010, 10:23 am

    Wow! Nescafe!!! This is the FIRST TIME I have seen someone on a blog I follow/love want something that they can’t get in America and I CAN get in Mozambique. This is a really defining moment for me.

    I would offer to send you some from Mozambique, but I think things I have attempted to send from Africa have about a 15% success rate of making it out. I could still try though. I love your blog that much. 🙂

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 10:27 am

      heheheh yayyyy thank you very much! it’s ok, a londoner said she’d bring me some during the Summit 🙂 I wouldn’t want the coffee to get lost in the mail coming from Africa!!

  • Marina June 9, 2010, 10:29 am

    I love the bouquet throwing, but I don’t like the thing after it, it’s usually embarrassing 😀
    nescaffe gold is my favorite instant coffee 🙂

  • Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 9, 2010, 10:30 am

    I love the idea of toasted coffee quinoa. I’ll def be adding that to my to-be-tried list for sure!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 9, 2010, 10:32 am

    I love looking at the grooms face when the bride starts walking down the aisle.

    I love babies, but since I’m only in college I’m sticking to babies of the animal form for now 😉

  • Dorry June 9, 2010, 10:39 am

    One of my favorite parts of the reception is watching the couple’s first dance! And once everyone’s had enough champagne and the dance circles begin. I’m always amazed by the people who get in the middle and show off their secret dance skills!

  • Janelle June 9, 2010, 10:42 am

    Babies are the best – I totally recommend them 🙂 They can get expensive (hello, daycare!), but somehow you make it work. Although I definately recommend a wild and indulgent vacation before jumping off the kid bridge (probably a good place to start “trying”, teehee…)

    My favorite, believe it or not, is the speeches – I think they give such fun insight into the bride/groom. I HATE HATE HATE the dollar dance – soooo tacky!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 9, 2010, 10:52 am

    I love the cake cutting too, but I told my husband he would seriously regret it if there was any smashing of cake into my face! =P

    I didn’t actually throw my bouquet and we especially skipped the garter thing (especially since I had completely forgotten to wear it, and I was sad because it was my something blue!)

  • Wei-Wei June 9, 2010, 11:07 am

    I’m really scared of having a baby. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to be comfortable in a relationship, let alone getting married, let alone a BABY. Marriages scare me a little :S


  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels June 9, 2010, 11:07 am

    the funniest (and cheesiest) part is when they sit the bride and groom back to back and give them each one shoe of each other’s. Then they have to answer questions about who did or does what by holding up the shoe of the person who did it . . . SO FUNNY!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 9, 2010, 11:10 am

    Favorite: Brides in beautiful white dresses :). Least Favorite: Probably the bouquet toss! It just seems silly to me that women go so nuts over it!

  • Mary (food fit & fun) June 9, 2010, 11:11 am

    I need to try that qunioa! Awww the little boy is so cute!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 9, 2010, 11:17 am

    I didn’t throw the bouquet…because I only had a few single girls at my wedding! It would have been kind of embarrasing, I think.

    I love the first dance. So sweet.

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 9, 2010, 11:20 am

    That little child is sooo adorb. 🙂
    I’m not really a fan of the dollar dance, i think it’s a little bit tacky. personally my favorite part is the bouquet toss, it’s sooo funny. the father/daughter dance is always a favorite too.
    BTW i loooooove that coffee. my mum’s in england right now on vacay and ive begged her to bring me some back. it’s soo good in baked chocolate goodies!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 9, 2010, 11:22 am

    I think that coffee quinoa sounds terrific. A few chocolate chips would be good in there too : )

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances June 9, 2010, 11:22 am

    I’m not really into the garter thing, but if it’s done in a classy way, I’m all right with it I suppose… However, my favorite moment in a wedding is when the groom sees the bride for the first time! The look on his face is usually priceless and brings me to tears.

  • Kelly June 9, 2010, 11:27 am

    Lately the weddings I’ve gone to haven’t done the garter and bouquet and I LOVE that part! Makes me so sad.

  • Tracey June 9, 2010, 11:44 am

    My least favorite wedding tradition is the snowball dance. Not even sure if people around the country do this but I *really* don’t like it.

    My favorite is when the the father’s and bridal party give the toasts. I also love watching the grooms face when he sees his bride walking down the isle.

  • Corinne (breathe and savor) June 9, 2010, 11:48 am

    I LOVE cake cutting and semi smashing aka put a little on the face, nothing that will mess up make up or a dress, but a little smoothering is cute! I’m not totally sure of my feelings on the bouquet toss but it’s absolutely adorable that Katie caught yours and then got married next 🙂

    Now a question for you: do you know why quinoa needs to be rinsed before cooking?? The holes in my strainer are a little bit larger than the quinoa so a lot of it falls through and is quite frustrating to rinse!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 12:48 pm

      quinoa has a soapy coating on it to prevent animals (birds) from eating it. you can just put it in a bowl and swish it with water and then slowly pour it off.

  • Amanda June 9, 2010, 11:56 am

    I have matured in so many ways in the last two years!

    Personally the wedding tradition that I can’t stand is the dollar dance (it always puts people on the spot to give you money!)

    But I’m biased. I want to have an informal wedding completely out of the norm with a bbq and bonfire 😉 I want to have fun and I’m not much for getting dolled up! I do want a beautiful white dress though!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged June 9, 2010, 11:58 am

    Hehe, if/when I ever have kids I will TOTALLY be the mother brainwashing them into miniature sports fans for all my teams 😉

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 9, 2010, 12:12 pm

    The coffee quinoa looks delicious!! I definitely have to try that one.

    Wedding traditions that I hate: Clinking glasses to make the bride and groom kiss, garter belt removal, cheesy posed wedding photos (is that a tradition? Either way I hate it!)

    Wedding traditions that I love: First dance, flower girls

  • Jewels June 9, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Your dress and your bridesmaids are gorgeous!!! Are the bridesmaids wearing a chiffon material? It looks airy and beautiful

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 12:43 pm

      i think it was! they were from david’s bridal 🙂 thank you.

  • Kacy June 9, 2010, 12:34 pm

    I don’t mind any of the traditions, but when every single person in attendance stands up to give a speech I get reallly impatient.

  • Clare June 9, 2010, 12:34 pm

    I agree about seeing the groom’s face when the bride appears down the aisle. I don’t like cake face smashing or bouqet catching. I know they’re both in good fun but they’re not for me! I always conveniently have to go to the bathroom when it’s bouqet catching time.

  • jenny (green food diaries) June 9, 2010, 12:38 pm

    ooo, coffee + quinoa sounds so intriguing!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 9, 2010, 12:39 pm

    I love the first dance. It’s always interesting to see what song the bride and groom have chosen.

    That’s such a neat breakfast idea! I had no idea you could toast quinoa like that.

  • Katherine June 9, 2010, 12:47 pm

    he’s so cute sitting at the table! you’ll be a great mom when that time does come around.

    I didn’t realize you, Jenna and Meghann were all good friends! How do you know each other? I don’t know any other bloggers

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 12:51 pm

      we all met through blogging!

      • Katherine June 9, 2010, 9:37 pm

        that is so fun! there is hope for me then

  • Lisa C. June 9, 2010, 1:00 pm

    That looks amazing!! Coffee + quinoa… who knew!

  • Heba June 9, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Your quinoa recipes are so interesting – did you come up with them? The only way I’ve been able to incorporate quinoa into an interesting recipe is by stuffing it in vegetables and adding it to meatloaf (http://mylifeinapyramid.com/2010/05/26/keen-about-quinoa-stuffed-calabacitas-and-meatloaf/). Quinoa is very healthy – I’m excited to try your breakfast recipes! 🙂

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 1:26 pm

      ooo i love quinoa in loaves!

  • Kim (Imperfectly Perfect) June 9, 2010, 1:23 pm

    One of my fears is not throwing the bouquet correctly. If that’s the worst of my problems I’d say I’m living a pretty good life. Haha. I have a long time to even worry about that, considering I don’t even have a boyfriend. 🙂

  • Beth June 9, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I love your bridesmaid dresses – super cute style and color! I really want to try your quinoa recipe, what a good idea 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 9, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I know how that baby bug goes! Let me just say though, the right time will never come if you wait for it! I’m expecting now and it’s strange how things just fall into place over the course of nine months:)

  • hhh June 9, 2010, 2:47 pm

    You can buy instant coffee in the UK in little plastic bags now… so they would be cheap to send across the pond. Let me know if you’d like some and I could list some on eBay! http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Instant_Coffee/Kenco_Rich_Roast_Eco_Refill_150g.html

  • Erin June 9, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I have also been bitten by the baby bug!! I think as soon as my husband and I settled in Sweden (I’m from Canada, he’s Swedish) I just felt ready to have a baby. I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to stop listening to the bug calling me!

    Ok the best wedding tradition that I’ve seen was at a Swedish wedding a few weeks ago. Whenever the bride or groom goes to the bathroom, all the women (when its the groom) or men (when its the bride) run up to the head table and get to kiss the bride/groom! It was hilarious, and took me a moment to realize what was going on!

  • Nicole (the other one) June 9, 2010, 3:32 pm

    We skipped the bouquet toss in favor of the anniversary dance. I’m surprised no one mentioned that…is it a regional thing? The DJ asks all the married couples to join him on the dance floor for a dance. And then he dismisses groups one at a time (e.g. “If you’ve been married for less than 24 hours, please exit the dance floor – the bride and groom leave. And then less than one year, 5 yrs, etc). The last couple left dancing have been married the longest (I’ve seen weddings with 75+ years of marriage) everyone claps and the bride and groom present them with the toss bouquet and a boutonniere. I bawl like a little girl EVERY TIME. So cute!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) June 9, 2010, 3:37 pm

    i think your healthy habits are contagious…all your friends are so healthy and toned. Many of my friends are a bit overweight but your friends always look so healthy!

  • Becky G. June 9, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    Just wanted to let you know that I remember you mentioning that coffee a few times on the blog and I’m pretty sure I SAW IT at the Publix in Winter Park! (in the Winter Park Village shopping center on Orlando Ave). There is an aisle with international items and I saw one that looked the same! Thought you might want to check it out 🙂

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 9, 2010, 3:54 pm

    You need to get the Starbucks VIA instant coffee. It’s 100 million times better then any other. It’s real coffee!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 9, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I walked myself down the aisle because I was so uncomfortable with the idea of my father ‘giving me away’ to my new husband. I also didn’t wear a veil because I just didn’t like it. No real strong feelings about that. We wanted a very communal feel to our wedding so we had communion during the ceremony.

  • Orla June 9, 2010, 5:09 pm

    I have never seen the garter thing here. Was at a friends wedding at the weekend and I love the father ofthe bride’s speech. My boy was the best man so I loved his speech.
    I especially love post band and post DJ when the singing starts and lasts until about 4am. It’s great to see what family tradition songs make an appearence! Love quinoa!

  • Samantha June 9, 2010, 6:07 pm

    Oh my, I must try that quinoa soon! As of late , coffee (along with almost everything else edible) isn’t sitting well with me. Maybe it’s a way to get that taste w/o the pain.

    Connor is one cutie pie…enjoy the time with friends!

  • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful June 9, 2010, 7:09 pm

    Toasted quinoa sounds so amazing. that is too funny you loe Nescafe too. My boyfriend is french and whenever we go over to France I absolutely LOVE the instant coffee. Now he does promos for Nescafe and we have millions of samples in the house. I love adding them to smoothies.

  • jenny June 9, 2010, 8:22 pm

    Hate the garter part… too yucky in front of the parents/family/grandparents.

    Love the first dance and the father/bride, groom/mother dance

  • ashleigh June 9, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Aww that’s so cute that she caught the bouquet and got married shortly after!

    Hope you got a bunch of work done today!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 9, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I love the first dance!! I also love the clinking of glasses to get the couple to kiss 🙂

  • Wendy June 9, 2010, 10:43 pm

    It’s not exactly a tradition, but I love, love, love to watch the groom’s face when he first sees his bride walking down the aisle toward him. 🙂

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 9, 2010, 10:44 pm

    Awww, that’s a very grownup thing to do!

    I’m not crazy about the whole garter thing, or the toasts. They are very awkward! lol 🙂


  • Bobbie (mymamaruns) June 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I had quinoa for breakfast this morning too…with a little maple syrup and fresh blueberries…yummo!!!
    Enjoy your house guests…bummer you’re missing out on disney world today though!

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