Thursday, June 27, 2013

She's a Walkin!

Not to toot her own horn or anything...

But this cool girl is a walkin

And is ready to take on the world! :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another 5k under the belt!

Well we did it! Another 5k! Another improved score and another t-shirt proving I can get up early and pay to run!

My running partner Jessica and I.  Seriously not sure why I look so orange. I got a little burnt the day before outside but this yellow shirt makes my skin color a little bizarre!

Jessica and I with our supportive husbands

This race was the College World Series Road to Omaha 5k. We got to run along the riverfront, around the warning track at the College World Series stadium, and then up and down some hills to the finish line.

These people in the front all finished first.  

Note to self: be in the front and not the back.  We probably would have won if we had done that.  We don't look nervous, no not at all.

Off we go!

Coming in for the finish

Almost there!

Oh gosh are we there yet?

And we finished! Took a minute off of our best time and finished in 34:14.  So still not great but we're improving!  We both felt super sluggish during the run (maybe getting little sleep, drinking wine, going non-stop the day before, not really running much the weeks before, and eating a giant brownie sundae at 11:00 the night before had something to do with it?) but we were happy that we did better!  We have a better training program planned and we hope to do a lot better on our next race.

Brady had to jump in for a picture too

Gosh I would be scared to race again me.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Five Years

Five years ago (ok and a couple of days..I'm a little late) a boy and a girl showed up at a church.
The girl walked down the aisle with her daddy to her real life prince charming, her high school sweetheart, her everything.

The boy stood at the end of that aisle with all of his best friends (not in that exact pose but, you know, something similar) feeling young and in love and not sure quite what to expect (like the girls affinity for not closing things all of the way, things like that).

The boy and the girl promised to love each other forever, for richer for poorer, in good times and in deployments, till death do them part.

They sealed those promises with a kiss 

They were surrounded by the best people who have known them forever

And they walked out of that church united as one.

They had pretty much the best party of their lives that night.

They were young and in love..

and didn't know how much they would look back and think man, I was skinny that day!

That wife held her 2nd Lieutenant's hand so tightly, so excited to move across the country to start their lives together (although she knew she wouldn't move to Mississippi with and for anyone but him).

And now 5 years later...

We are so, so blessed with these two wonderful lives and our life together in Nebraska and we wouldn't change a thing

5 years later...same pose.  (After doing this, not sure I want to see what the 10 year picture will look like.  In my defense I had just run a 5k and was running on very little sleep!) :)

I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.  I'm just thankful I get to take this journey with my soulmate one day at a time.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Recap

We had such a busy, fun weekend!  On Friday we celebrated our 5th anniversary! (I'll try and blog about that later). Two of my bestest friends came and visited, and I ran my 3rd 5k! Here are some pictures from our busy weekend: 
Brady was slowly trying to destroy the house/undo all my cleaning so we found a fun project: make a welcome sign for Alex and Laura!  His handwriting is impeccable for a 3 year old! 

Friday night after they got in we went out for dinner at a local restaurant, ate some froyo, had some adult beverages, and had some glorious adult conversation! 

Saturday morning we woke up early, walked to Dunkin Donuts (have I mentioned how dangerous that is to have within walking distance??), went to Target (where I randomly found a twin bed on sale and got it for 76% off!), and headed to Brady's T-ball game.

The kids seriously had so much fun with them!  

Waiting for Brady's t-ball game to start

Brady had to step off the field for a second to check out the sign made for him

Just hanging out with his godmother waiting to bat


Layla wasn't so interested in the game but more so in playing with Alex, pushing her stroller, around and eating as much as she could

Brady with his biggest fans

Silly faces!

Then it was time for girls day out!!

First stop was lunch, shopping at the nearby mall, and then the first thing you would think of to do in Nebraska....

Visit a vineyard!  Right?  Ok so probably not the #1 Nebraska tourist destination but it was a perfect stop for girls day.  First we took a tour of the vineyard and then sat on the deck and did some wine tasting.

Our wine tastings

Laura sitting on the deck

Excuse our hair and was incredibly warm and windy!

Next stop: Napa?! Such a fun (and windy) time!

After that we decided to relieve Brian take the kiddos to the nearby pool

Love this shot Laura took

Just swimming with my little fish!

Brian on the waterslide with Brady

Laura and Layla swimming together

Brady going down the butterfly slide

And Layla too!

After that we pretty much collapsed on the couch until I someone suggested going to Sonic for some late night treats. Note: Not the best decision to eat a large brownie sundae the night before a 5k.  Live and learn.

The next morning they came and cheered me on at my 5k.  Not too sure why I look so orange??  I promise I didn't spray tan.

After that we went out for brunch and it was all too soon to have to say goodbye.

Brady kissing his girlfriend aka Alex goodbye

Going in the for the kiss!

It was such a fun weekend and I was so sad to see them go. It's so nice to not see each other for months but to just be able to pick up like it's been no time at all.  I really wished we lived closer to each other but I'm thankful for the time that we did get to spend together. Thanks for coming ladies, come visit us again soon!!

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