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I am a wife, mom, photographer and lover of all things funny. Just trying to put my pants on one leg at a time. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Relay Weekend


Let me recap my weekend for you. And by you, I mean the one person that reads my blog. You know who you are ;)

I said before that I was taking most of last week off since I knew I would be toast after Relay for Life. And boy did I make the right choice!! Walked over 18 miles and took over 29k steps!!! Um, my feet were so swollen that they were almost unrecognizable by 8 am. I was sore in places I didn't know was possible to be sore. I ate like crap, and didn't regret it at all. It was SOOOOO worth it. I had a blast.  We stopped on the track at around 12:30 am and danced for nearly an hour. Dance moves that no one has ever heard of, like, "kilting" and "yodeling." We laughed at the most ridiculous things. Things that are only funny at 3 am to delirious walkers. We were loud, and goofy, and we raised a whole heck of a lot of money all for a great cause. A cause that is very near and dear to my heart. The American Cancer Society is such an amazing organization. I will forever be a relayer. Forever!


Some of the dancers lighting the glow sticks to put in the luminaria bags representing each month of the year. 





This was about 2:30 am and my second coffee of the night. 

As you can tell, we had a great time. And I can't wait until next year!!




Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's a nice day for a wedding link up.

I know, I know. I suck at daily blogging. I'll work on it.

I've taken this week off from working out. Before you drop your jaw, or roll your eyes, it's because I am doing Relay for Life tomorrow and I plan on walking 20 miles. 80 laps. Yep, I'm crazeballs. We will see how far I go, but I really feel like I can do it. I plan on bringing 3 pairs of shoes so I can change things up and confuse the heck out of my feet so they don't hurt too awfully bad.

And now for my first link up. Let me see if I can do this right. button
 A few bloggers that I follow on IG and BlogLovin' have a fun link up and I thought I would give it a whirl. You can follow Mel and Holly and laugh your ass off and be inspired just like I do!!! Seriously, they are some funny chicks. Now to my white trash beautiful wedding.

Matt proposed to me on my birthday in 2008 after being together for 7 months. ( I will post our love story one day) This would be the second wedding for me, and the first for him. We discussed a big wedding or a small one, and because it was his first, we started to plan a big one. And then after many, many crazy roadblocks, and 2 postponed dates, we decided to just do it. We were sick of planning. Sick of budgeting. Sick of things getting in the way of our marriage. We just wanted to be married. That's all. The happily ever after. We no longer cared. We were tired and fed up of all things "wedding". So after talking with a friend who got married at the courthouse, I picked up the phone, and made a reservation. 4 weeks later....



I picked up a zebra print dress (cut me some slack, it was 2009) and a button up shirt for us at Macy's. We had my kids and our good friends stand up for us and Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Mam we were hitched. Nope, I wasn't knocked up. Nope, he wasn't leaving for the military. We were just head over heels in love and wanted to sign that piece of paper!! It was quick, and we had family and friends there and that was all that mattered. We left right after for a night at the coast and had a blast. 




My sister, sister-in-law and cousin planned a reception for the day after we got home from the coast. It was supposed to be at my Gram's house since she had a big house, but she got hurt the day before, so change of plans, and it was at our house. We all piled into our 1200 sq ft. home and had a great time. My daughter wrote a beautiful letter to her Step Dad, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. 




So would I change anything? Nope. It was perfect for us. I love Matt more than any person I have ever loved before and THAT is all that matters. We have decided to renew our vows at 5 years, and I am going to give him the wedding he deserves (which I just realized is in 1 year and 5 months, THANK GOD for Pinterest) and we are going to do it big. He has said that he wants to see me walk down and aisle, and he wants to dance together to a first dance. So we will be doing it. November of 2014!! 

My adorable, fun, awesome family. 
11/20/2009






Thursday, June 6, 2013

Running...horizontally





I used to watch people while they ran. Creepy? Perhaps. I was so envious. I wanted to run so badly. But I had every excuse in the book not too. I got shin splints, side stitches, my feet were too flat, I jiggled too much. Then one day I just tried it. I ran the straight stretch of the track I was walking. It was horrible. I jiggled, I couldn't breathe, my shins were on fire, but at the end of that straight stretch I was still alive. So I walked the curve, and ran the next straight. And it was horrible again. But again, I was still alive.
So I kept doing it, and now I must confess: I AM ADDICTED TO RUNNING!!!! Is it pretty? Nope. Am I graceful? Uh uh. Am I fast? Hell no!!! Do I care? Absolutely not!!! I still get shin splints, I still get side aches,  I still drool while I am trying to breath, but I just do it and have fun!! I love being alone on a run, with my headphones in, my music on as loud as it will go and not a care in the world.