Tuesday, March 23, 2010

happy birthday fiance!

Patrick turned 26 on Friday, and to celebrate we took a long weekend and went to St. Louis to visit our friend, and Pat's best man, Larry. Pat and Larry both went to school in St. Louis and Larry still lives there, so we had a free place to stay (thanks Larry!). The boys took me sightseeing since it was my first time out there, and we went downtown and saw the arch, the ever-rising Mississippi and toured the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. We also got to visit some casinos (or "the boat" as they say). We also drove through Forest Park (3rd largest city park in the country) and we were going to go to the zoo but the weather wasn't that great. I also apparently got inducted into true St. Louis life. I had toasted raviolis, a St. Louis delicacy (and delicious), and played some game where you had to guess if the Anheuser-Busch eagle would be flying or not flying (it rotates between the two) when you drove by it on the highway. I don't know if this is a game that they made up or if other people actually play it too... All in all we had a great trip, Pat had a blast in his "stomping ground" and visiting with an old friend.

Wedding-wise: I'm still working on addressing invites, and we're getting closer to picking a honeymoon spot! Also, I think I've finally finished registering for gifts, and have fully updated our website. We have the rehearsal scheduled, and more importantly I've already picked out my outfit for it! Now we've just got to find someone to marry us (I've really dropped the ball on this one) and finish ordering little things like favors and vases etc. We keep getting closer... only 4 months and change to go... And still SO much to do!
Patrick and me in front of the Arch
View of the Arch while driving into downtown
The Arch
Pat and Larry with the Mississippi flooding the sidewalk behind them

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