This weekend has been fully of activities, all amazing mind you, but exhausting. And although my body hurts and I am currently nursing about 40 bug bites (no joke) there are some things that I am super excited about that I just must share:
Two of the most amazing people you will ever meet decided, "Hey, we both are the most wonderful, caring and loyal people on the planet. We should get married and produce mass amounts of smaller wonerful, caring and loyal people." And that's just what they did. The wedding was amazing. Gorgeous view looking over the Chesapeake Bay as they said their vows and then we all partied down until the wee hours. My body is still in pain from constantly dancing and jumping. Tip: Don't want to feel guilty about an open bar and mass quantities of phenominal finger foods (aka mini crabcake appitizers)? Dance your butt off the whole night! I am seriously so happy for them both, and they deserve the world!
So, in keeping with the whole wedding theme, my cousin surprised us all with the announcement that he would be marrying his girlfriend Lulu this summer! In Meixco!!!!! They both flew here to tell us in person, and this was the first time any of us had met Lulu, but it seems like she will fit right into the family! Just hope she knows what kind of family she is marrying into!
I am already so proud of my cousin for joining the peace corps, and I couldn't be more proud of who he has chosen to spend his life with! Congrats guys!
This is a restaurant in the town of Edgewater, and yes its actual name is Edgewater Restaurant. Jake's parents took us out for his 25th birthday (which was on Friday) last night to this hole in the wall place, and do not let your first impression of the place fool you. As soon as you walk-in, all you can smell is fresh seafood. Now for all you landlocked people out there, the smell of fresh seafood does not actually smell like fish. Anytime seafood smells like fish, run away...fast. It is not fresh. Fresh seafood smells sweet, and buttery with a hint of lemon, as it should. We enjoyed some locally brewed beer as we waited for our table, and were escorted to our table within a matter of minutes. You can tell by the condition of the bar, the walls and the tables that this place has a ton of history, and they like it that way.
We took a quick peak at the menu and pretty much decided within 5 minutes we all wanted something that came with a crabcake, and boy did we make the right decision.
Let me preface this by saying I am born and raised in Maryland. Spent almost my entire life here (minus college in Ohio) and I have eaten a lot of crabcakes... a lot. This is by far one of the best that I have ever had in my entire life. Every Marylander out there reading is probably thinking, "Nooo, this place in Baltimore is amazing....". No, you are wrong. This is the best crabcake... ever.
Person not from Maryland: "Kristin, what is filler?"
Kristin: "I am glad you asked. Filler is made of the breadcrumbs, mayo and other sticky stuff that restaurants use to keep the crab together. You can find mass amounts of it in places like TGI Fridays, Chili's and pretty much any other chain restaurant. This is a necessary part of the crabcake, but the best crabcakes have very little filler. Once again little filler=good Tons of filler= you shouldn't be eating that crabcake anyway."
I am taking everyone and their mom to this restaurant when they visit me.
So yes, I am about to pass out sitting in my chair at this moment, but I am so very excited about these things right now, that they are keeping me going!
What are you lovin' right now?