A Weekend Well-Spent

Sasha and I headed to Austin at the crack of dawn on Saturday, after spending Friday with one of my best friends, Kirby, who flew in town from Oklahoma City for her baby shower (she’s due exactly 4 weeks after me!). We had plans to meet my childhood best-friend – Alisdair, (we met before we were one years old in Scotland), who came to live with us in Texas for his senior year of high school, then ended up going to The University of Texas at Austin with me and married an Austinite! They moved back to Scotland last year, much to my dismay, and I only get to see him once a year, so I was anxious to hug him and Erica. We stayed with another best friend, Sophee, at her gorgeous house (where we spent my bachelorette weekend!). She recently got engaged to Johnny (who took many of these wedding preview pics) – they are the sweetest, most attractive couple ever (see pictures of them at our rehearsal here). I am over-the-moon excited to be one of her bridesmaids next March. Her invitation was perfect (see picture below!).

In the late afternoon, we went to one of my good friend’s wedding – Eric and I have been close since fourth grade! Him and Alisdair also became best friends during our senior year, so we’re one big happy family. Stephanie, his bride, looked radiant. I love weddings! The reception was held at Thurman’s Mansion, just south of Austin. The venue couldn’t have been prettier, neither could the weather.

We had a big family breakfast at Kerbey Lane on Sunday morning, then headed back to Houston. I had a bit of a scare in the car, as I suddenly felt nauseous and then fainted while Sasha was driving. I am a big fainter (errh, fainted at the altar), and have passed out during every pre-natal appointment that involved needles, but this was the first unprovoked fainting, which is a bit concerning. I have my 36 week appointment today and plan on checking with my doctor. Fingers crossed!

I hope you had a good weekend! Happy Cinco de Mayo and first year wedding anniversary to my sister and Carl (pictures here and here).

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the back view of thurman mansion in austin // sasha and kenneth getting rather competitive with bean bag toss (‘cornhole’)

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sophee’s amazing bridesmaid invitation – obsessed and so excited // mother-son dances always make me cry

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shameless selfie with my new ray-bans (after mine got stolen) and haircut (long overdue) // most amazing photo album from ryan ray

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32 days from my due date (feeling ever-so-swollen) // dad and sasha being competitive per usual

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post-breakfast at kerbey lane with dad // wedding selfie in the hot-hot texas sun (think 90+ degrees already)

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outside kerbey lane with my childhood bestfriend/brother and his wife (vising from scotland) // belle is petrified of our stroller… so we’re practicing

3 Responses to “A Weekend Well-Spent”

  1. Mara

    You are the cutest.
    I hope you’re feeling better after the fainting spell. That’s scary! Poor you, poor Sasha driving…
    I had something similar at IKEA this weekend. Had to just GET OUT OF THERE. Granted, IKEA, but I think these last few weeks are going to be LONG.
    Fingers crossed that you’re all doing fine.
    And no more driving for you, please? Maybe?
    xx.

    Reply
    • aileepetrovic

      I do not feel cute, that is for sure! But thank you. I hope there’s not much more fainting ahead!! I imagine there may be a spell or two at the hospital though. Yikes. So soon, Mara!! And I TOTALLY get that you would feel panicky at IKEA… that place is so chaotic. Did you get the lockers? Photos, please! xo

      Reply
      • Mara

        We did not get the lockers… went with a Land of Nod bookshelf instead. :)

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