Hi, friends! I had one action packed weekend!
Friday night started with attending a charity event for Taste of Spirit. The event was held for Spirit Therapies, “a no
n-profit therapeutic riding center that positively impacts the lives of the physically and mentally challenged through connecting with trained therapy horses, certified instructors, and compassionate volunteers.”
My sister has volunteered for Spirit Therapies in the past, and purchased a table for the evening. The event had live country music. The boy had to work but I knew he would have loved what they were playing.
My grandma liked the band so much she bought their cd!
Spirit Therapies was celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Throughout the night, they featured a slide show including pictures of the different animals at Spirit Therapies. They even showed a picture of a goat named Charlie who lives at the ranch. They described him as acting like a dog or cat cause he likes to sit on your lap. I want a goat now.
The table was set up was just beautiful! My sister invited my aunts, uncle, grandma, cousin, and parents to the event. It was a family affair!
There were many organizations that donated items for the event. This delicious cake was made by a local bakery.
The highlight of the night was the auction!
Since my sister got a table, she received tickets for the auction. I had a hay day finding items. You see that Trader Joes bag filled with goodies?? You bet I put a couple tickets in there!
As if the night couldn’t get any better, there was also a wine tasting.
I noticed some chocolate wine in the mix. You remember chocovine from Rock and Roll Wine? I saved a glass for dessert.
My sister borrowed a friend’s wheelchair for the night. She was in good spirits (no pun intended)! Don’t worry, she was holding my uncle’s wine too!
The ladies of the night…my mom, sister, and I!
After the auction, we got seated at our tables. The children of Spirit Therapies decorated the flower pots on each table. I was able to take ours home.
One of the most interesting wines I tasted of the evening was a combination of 9 different wines. It had a very unique flavor to it.
Along with the wine, there was also a sit down dinner.
We started off with a garden salad with blue cheese and a apple cider vinaigrette. The dressing was seriously bomb! I wish I could recreate it at home.
The entrée was a breaded chicken breast with sauce, mashed potatoes, and
a mixture of green beans, peppers, and onions. For banquet food, we were all really impressed. This meal was delicious!
Mini cornbread muffins with a side of honey butter made the perfect addition to our meal.
Dessert was a apple cobbler. I had a couple bites cause I was too full at that point.
The event was just wonderful! They did such a great job of putting it together. It was great to get out of the house and hang out with my fam!
Even after a few glasses of wine the night before, I made sure to get up for bootcamp. I decided to sign up for classes since my groupon expired. I am looking forward to getting to go more often now.
Saturday morning’s class was the 300 workout. 10 exercises-30 reps each. Included in the 10 were box jumps, jump rope, burpees, reverse burpees, and bear crawls. Another good (but tough) workout.
Later that evening, I got all gussied up for my 10 year reunion. My friend Jillian and I met for a drink before the night began.
We walked over to the Fashion Show mall, where the reunion was being held.
Once we got inside, of course, I got to chatting away. I only ended up snapping a few pictures.
This picture is not only high school friends, but we all went to grade school together too!
My friend Mike and I.
There were a few people I hadn’t seen since high school so it was great to catch up!
I had such a great weekend! I was seriously lazy today. Swanky boyfriend and I have been laying on the couch watching the Walking Dead marathon all day. Thankfully, I got in all my errands and housework Saturday.
How was your weekend?