Running –> Breakfast –> Mall –> Pool…
That brings us to lunch!
I knew Ryan and I were going to be out and about for a while, so after gettin’ some sun by the pool for an hour, I came home to make a filling lunch.
Today’s mid-day meal included basil fettuccine pasta with steamed broccoli, topped with Barilla mushroom and garlic pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese.
This was my first time trying the Barilla mushroom and garlic pasta sauce and I absolutely loved it. The sauce reminded me of authentic Italian pasta sauce you’d get from a gourmet restaurant. Yum!
Once our bellies were sufficiently stuffed we headed out.
Registering at Bed Bath & Beyond
Our first destination was Bed Bath & Beyond to register for our wedding.
Within two minutes of arriving at the store we met with two men who explained the registry process to us and answered our questions. Then, one of them took us around the store as we registered.
At first I wasn’t sure we were going to like someone following us around the entire time, but it turned out really well. The associate was there to answer questions, guide us toward some neat products and look up items we didn’t see in the store.
We were there for much longer than I thought! By the time we got back to our car it was after 5:30 p.m.!
Rings: Round Two
Once we realized what time it was, we high-tailed it over to Winter Park to swing by the jeweler we previously visited to discuss our wedding bands further. I am looking for a band with several princess cut diamonds on it to match my engagement ring, but we’re struggling a bit to find the right size diamonds.
These diamonds, for example, were too big:
The woman we were working with at the jeweler is going to put out her “feelers” to see if she can locate something less showy. I am thinking I’d like a band with between five and seven princess-cut diamonds. You’d think it’d be an easy thing to find, but it’s tough! You gotta get the size juuuuust right!
Selecting Ryan’s band was much easier!
I love his ring. It’s a platinum band with etching that looks simple, classy and masculine. Perfect-o!
We initially planned on selecting the groomsman’s tuxes today, but decided to push that back to another time since registering took longer than we expected.
With two wedding-related errands out of the way, we were ready for dinner!
We swung by Moe’s on our way home for some Mexican grub.
I enjoyed a cheesy quesadilla with chicken, salsa, black and pinto beans.
That ‘dilla was g-o-o-d!
Ryan and I also shared chips and salsa while enjoying our respective ‘dillas.
Can you believe I’ve never had a milkshake from Steak ‘n Shake? With as much as I love milkshakes and ice cream, you’d think I would’ve tried one from such a prominent fast-food milkshake maker!
After dinner, Ryan decided it was time for me to have my first Steak ‘n Shake milkshake, so we ordered a cookies ‘n’ cream shake to share.
Looks pretty good, huh? Well, it was… until we got about a third of the way into the shake. Then, all the cookies disappeared and the shake was basically a vanilla shake. Meh.
Still, I dominated the shake and probably had 3/4 of it, but I wasn’t impressed.
We arrived home a little after 7:30 and are planning on spending the rest of the night updating our registries online and relaxing!
Hope you’re having great weekend so far! 😀