Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday....Bridal Brunch

The morning of our big day I gathered all the girls that mean the most to me and we had a scrumptious brunch planned by my family!
It took place at the Baroody House. I had such a good time relaxing and spending time with some very  special people.
"This food sure does look good but I may be too nervous to eat so I am just gonna smile like this all day so no one thinks I am nervous!"

Beautiful mothers
Sister of the groom, Mom of the groom, Bride, Mom of the Bride, Sister of the Bride

Cousin S, Bride, Maid of Honor, Cousin T, Cousin D's Fiance AM
Love Love Love the MIL's Expression..Quick pic with my very very soon to be new family
My beautiful GMA
My cutie pie greeters
My precious junior bridesmaid/new cousin AH
The girls


Gma and her girlies

Be silly, your getting married!!!
 After brunch and lots of giggles and photo opportunities, we headed straight for the Salon for hair appointments!! 


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Weekend of Firsts

This weekend started off like any other weekend-with the exception of Irene creeping it's way towards the coast.

Friday night we went to a going away party for our close friend Chad who is a military officer and is being deployed for his second tour of Afghanistan very soon. His wife is also 36 weeks pregnant with their second child and we are hoping he will still be here when she delivers! Extra prayers for their family are welcomed!
Saturday morning my alarm went off at 4--17 mile run scheduled for the day--that didn't happen. It was extremely windy and rainy. Thank you Irene. So, instead, we enter my very first YOGA experience.
We have a new Yoga studio downtown called Hapi Balance. To be honest, I've never thought yoga was a real workout and that it was typically for sissies who didn't like to sweat. Well, folks, i was totally WRONG! I was pouring sweat and I learned quickly that yoga was H-A-R-D!
I am so bad at stretching after running so I welcomed these poses to relieve my sore muscles. I actually liked loved the class and the instructor was so knowledgable! I will definitely be heading back to Hapi Balance soon. There is no membership fee and all classes are $5! Get this...she also does deep tissue massages for $15 for 15 minutes! SCORE!

No, I cannot quite do this pose yet, but the instructor did it like it was nobody's business!  Maybe one day!

I met two runners Saturday at 1 for what I thought was going to be an 8 mile run but that didn't happen. I was tired and didn't feel that great. (Yoga did make me dizzy once or twice). So I did 3 miles and called it quits!

Saturday night we headed to the beach to go to a JTB & AB's Housewarming party. We got to see their new house for the first time. It was beautiful and even equipped with an outside kitchen and lounge area. JTB did a wonderful job picking everything out and designing her new home!
CML & CL were in town and I hadn't seen them since our wedding and it was so great to get everyone together!

Saturday night we got back home pretty late and my alarm was set for 4am to meet the girls to try again for our 17 miler. Epic FAIL! I turned the alarm clock off and didn't open my eyes again until it was time for church. long run for me this weekend. I felt lazy and slack not to mention the nasty yummy party food I consumed Friday night and Saturday night. So I had to do some sort of exercise even though Sundays are usually reserved for rest days. 
Enter Crossfit!
My running buddy is a personal trainer/crossfit certified instructor and she has been trying to get me to try it out for a while now. So, LKV and I headed to Competitve Edge to try out the free class they offer on Sundays.

Workout: Warmup- .25 mile run, 10 lunges, 5 burpees, arm stretches using long pipe bar
                Workout- AMAP (As many as possible) in 12 minutes:
                                 -5 wall balls
                                 -5 burpees
                                 -100 yd shuffle
Ummm hello intensity!! It was a lot harder than it looked, let me tell you! But, it was fast, intense, and got my heart pumping like crazy! I was sweating up a storm and I was only 2 minutes into the workout! I LOVED IT.
Needless to say I think Crossfit is the perfect workout for me to mix in with my running. I lack the strength traning that I need and I have gotten too set in my running routine-That is about all I do. The membership is quite pricey, but I think it is worth it! Crossfit, here I come! I will keep you posted!

(Praying for all my blogger buddies who endured Irene this weekend. We got a little wind and some rain and that was it-we got lucky. Thinking of all of you as you recover!)

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Style Monday

I am linking up with Lindsey at Running Down a Dream for my very first My Style Monday!!

My Style Monday

I can't lie, I LOVE fashion and I LOVE to shop. I will have to give a shout-out to my wonderful mother and my longtime job at Express for this shopping addiction of mine.

I am addicted to not only the newest fashion trends but home decor and cutsie running/workout clothes as well! I am a sucker for handbags but I have stopped purchasing lots and lots of cheap ones and started buying only a few of the nicer bags that will last longer!

My newest addiction for this fall is blouses!! HELLO COMFY! I love this trend because they are so comfortable and cute all at the same time and they are so versatile! I have purchased quite a few recently, several from Express with my extra associate discount! :)

Top: Anthropologie
Shorts: Express
Shoes: Just The Thing- Boutique in Cola
Bag: Michael Kors- Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Watch- Handpicked

He wouldn't let me take his picture and write about his fashion, so he settled on a self portrait of us! :)
 Happy Shopping yall!!! Have a great week!!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's OK Thursday

Linking up again with Neely and Amber for It's OK Thursday!

It's okay...

...that I only work part-time three days a week but it's has nothing to do with my career and I hate going to work those three days.

...that I cooked a wonderful dinner last night for my family and I think my Dad was still hungry afterwards!

...that I slept in yesterday till 7 when I set my alarm to get up at 5:30 to run.

...that I have a shopping problem and want a pair of $495 boots and I am trying to come up with a way to steal buy them. not understand this whole couponing craze. I try to coupon, but I end up spending more money than less! want a glass multiple glasses of wine with dinner every night.

Happy Thursday Loves, go link up!!