Talk about a fun night out!
Last night, Jay and I attended his work’s holiday kick-off party and had such a blast. His co-workers are always a fun time to hang out with anyways, so it was pretty much a guaranteed good time.
(This dress may look familiar to some of you.)
The party began with a cocktail hour, where I enjoyed a couple glasses of wine. I don’t know whether it was the stress of the week or what, but that wine was tasting miiiighty good last night.
After the cocktail hour, we headed in to grab a table for dinner. As soon as we sat down, we noticed that each seat had a special little envelope in it with a lotto ticket. So cool, right? I think it would have been even cooler if I had won though. Ahh well.
Shortly after sitting down, we were served some salads.
As soon as I took out my camera, I actually got called out my one of Jay’s co-workers! He proceeded to ask, “Ohhh, are you BLOGGING right now?”
Why yes Tate, yes I am.
I had to laugh because, a) the way he said it was just too funny, and b) the fact that his co-workers read STSL every once in a while is great. I don’t always worry about taking pictures while I’m out, depending on the crowd and the situation, but at least I know I don’t have to worry about it with these guys. I actually found out last night that quite a few of his co-workers read the blog, which is awesome!
So along with my salad, I had a roll with some delicious herb butter. I was getting pretty hungry by this point, and with a couple glasses of wine in me, I was about ready to annihilate the bread basket. Good thing dinner came quickly.
For dinner, I decided to change things up a bit from my usual and went with the steak. It was surprisingly really good and was cooked perfectly for me (medium).
Then, shortly after dinner…there was dessert.
This was the first real dessert that I’ve had since starting my nutrition plan and man oh man was it delicious. Some sort of chocolate mousse/cheesecake in a graham cracker crust. Yeah, it was awesome.
After dinner, there was a comedian who performed, who was actually pretty funny. He did a good job of keeping the room entertained, and had plenty of funny Wal-Mart jokes. Wal-Mart jokes can be pretty funny.
Then after the comedian, the company had their annual awards ceremony. Jay had told me earlier in the evening that he had been nominated for an award but, as he put it, “there was no way he was going to win with the guys he was up against.”
Well, turns out hubby was wrong…
I was so proud of man! Now I reassured him that I definitely can say that I’m “married to a winner.”
Once the awards ceremony was over, the crowd headed back out to keep the party going. There were plenty of laughs and shenanigans going on!
There were a few more drinks involved, too.
Which later led to a very necessary midnight pizza stop.
I’m pretty sure that may have been “the best piece of pizza I’ve ever had.” (No, I know it definitely was not…you know what I’m talkin’ about.)
All I’ll say is, it’s a good thing I’m allowed a “cheat meal” on this nutrition plan…even though I’m pretty sure the extra wine, dessert, and late night pizza are probably not what Jim has in mind as a cheat meal.
Woops…ahh well. It was all totally worth it. We had a BLAST!
We slept in a bit this morning (no surprise) and both awoke craving bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches (also no surprise).
This bad boy tasted great, and definitely a healthier option than I would have gotten had we gone out to get one from somewhere.
Now Jay and I are going to spend a little time catching up on our DVR – we still need to see this past week’s episodes of One Tree Hill and Jersey Shore.
Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start so far!
Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath says
Looks like fun night—that pizza looks delicious. Have a great weekend! :)
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
wow, what a FUN night!! some indulgences every once in awhile are TOTALLY worth it and SO necessary in my opinion! :) congrats to your hubby on his award!
Laury @thefitnessdish says
That dessert is right up my alley! Chocolate mousse with graham cracker crust! I just made something similar recently, my fav combo!!!!
Every time there’s drinks involved my husband makes a necessary pizza stop. It’s like they go hand in hand ;-)
Haha about his co-worker calling you out! My husband has all his co- workers reading my blog, so at his Xmas party I felt very self-conscience whipping out the cam!
What a great night! That is so funny that some of them read your blog, I always get camera-shy when I whip it out out at dinner, but I should just get over it! I love that you posted late-night pics, so awesome and so real! That is healthy living and fun life. What kind of bacon is that? Happy Saturday!
What a great night! I love those nights which make all the indulgences worth it- life’s too short to always be strict!
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says
Looks like a really fun night! And that dessert… yum!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated says
Maybe I’m having a blonde moment, but you said it was a holiday kick-off party … what holiday are you celebrating?? I’m so confused haha!
Haha, they always have their “holiday” party well after the holidays. Technically, I suppose it’s more of a “kick off the new year” party, but whatever…it’s still an excuse to party either way! ;)
Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill says
Glad I’m not the only one who still watches One Tree Hill! Which reminds me, I need to catch up on this past week’s episode.
Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life says
Gosh! It looks like y’all had a blast, and the food looks great.
It’s so funny that all the guys from my husbands work read my blog, too!
Everyone deserves a night out like that, pizza and all! I think the key into getting in shape are actually the cheat meals! That is what has always worked for me since it seems my body rebels against itself when I eat clean 24/7 and noticeably changes when I allow myself to truly enjoy not-so-healthy meals :)
Kristin Mac says
Congrats to Jay on his award! It looks like you both had a great night :)
Is the bacon on your sandwich real bacon or veggie bacon?
Neither, haha, it’s turkey bacon :)
Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
Congrats to the hubby! :)
What a good night! I love nights out with the husband and friends, it is so much fun just to cut loose and relax! That pizza looks like the best pizza ever ;) HA!
“Best piece of pizza you ever had” Love it! In college, we always used to go to this Mexican place for quesadillas after a night at the bar, and we thought they were soooooooo good. Flash forward a few years to a sober visit, and it turns out, they’re actually kind of gross! Oh well, they served their purpose at the time! ;)
Hahaha, isn’t that the worst? Such a let down…
LOVING the looks of that desert and congrats to your man!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
The late night pizza routine – one I know so well from college. ;)
I love how you know it from college…and I know it from last night ;)
Love the fact that your fine with this being your “cheat” meal. I get so frustrated when people hold back on a night of fun just because of their diet. Thanks!
Tara Burner says
looks like a fun night and yummmm pizza!
enjoy the rest of the weekend :)
Chelcie @ Chelcies Food Files says
Late night pizza always taste better!:) looks like you had a fun night!
Looks like a fun night…and thank goodness for cheat meals!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine says
Looks like a blast – you have gotta love Walmart jokes :)
jana @ newly wife healthy life says
That’s awesome that you got to be present for your husband’s award! Congrats to him! Looks like such a fun night, and I love seeing how you started today back so healthy after a night of indulgences. Reminds me not to beat yourself up after over-indulging, but to get right back on track the next meal!
Just went to a wedding and quite a few glasses of wine were consumed…crazy open bars. Congrats to ur hubby for being a winner ;)
crazy open bars. Congrats to ur hubby for being a winner ;) now I’m craving all of the above!
Alysha @shesontherun.com says
That dessert looks seriously amazing!
Andrea @ Andrea out loud! says
Looks like you guys had a fun night! :) Midnight pizza ALWAYS tastes better too doest it? ;)
Madeline (Food, Fitness, & Family) says
Umm the dessert looks bomb and midnight pizza is amazing :) Glad you had fun and congrats to your hubby
Paige @ Running Around Normal says
That sounds like the perfect work part! I hate when they’re all boring and stuffy :-P Glad you enjoyed yourself, Courtney :)
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
What a great night! Everything looks so good to eat and it looks like you had fun! Congrats to your Hubby!!