Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Daze

I hope everyone had an amazing, long weekend like I did. If you didn't, I'm sorry I just shoved it in your face. Although I did have to get some work done, working on the pier with a margarita in one hand surely is better than being in my office. Although when I had to work inside, Luigi was relentless which resulted in zero work getting done...I have a grade A toddler furbaby. "Mom...moommmmm....pet me...feed me...please?...Nudge...NUDGE NUDGE.

The weather was absolutely perfect which allowed me to run every single morning without groaning first. I kind of need to step up my game since I have a race this weekend. I somehow manage to forget these things. I prepped my playlist for it and I rocked my average pace each morning. I'm hoping for a repeat for race day! Come onnnnn best PR! And for sweaty post run pics....

We had some rain on Memorial Day, but luckily it held out until after the parade and early afternoon festivities. Memorial Day is such an important holiday to celebrate and honor those who are serving, are going to serve and especially for those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom with their lives. I'm quite proud to say that I'm a granddaughter to a retired Marine who spent SO many years serving his country. I celebrated with family of course by barbecuing, swimming and by drinking too much.

It was also a weekend full of scary movies...for some reason a group of us found it necessary to not only watch the director's cut of The Exorcist, but we also saw Insidious, Insidious 2, and some other creepy movie that will scar me for life. Apparently I had a goal to never sleep soundly ever again...or for at least the next several nights. Every unexplained noise had me biting my nails down to the damn cuticle. I'm that person who always talks to the dumb, weaponless person on screen. I mean come on, if I heard several unexplained noises, I'd arm myself with every knife in the kitchen without question. Prior to the scary movie marathon, Josh's fam lit the first bonfire of the season and made some smores. YUM. And I even paired it with a tang and tonic. Health and fitness were obviously on my mind that night. Let's shock my liver AND my abs...I'm all for multitasking.

I also worked on a fun Shutterfly album since they were kind enough to send me a special offer for a free hardcover photo book! Score! They also have 40% off right now and 101 free prints for all of you who have albums and frames to fill like I do! I'm thinking I definitely want to order one of these on canvas too.

I can't tell you enough how happy I am that I didn't skimp on photography when it came to the wedding budget. Whenever I have a bad day, I can look at photos like these and relive the happiest day of my fricken life. I mean look at this! Look!!

My older sis helped me SO much during the wedding planning process, I couldn't thank her enough. I couldn't have asked for a better MOH and bridal party!

How was everyone else's weekend?? Cheers!!


  1. Sweaty Selfies!!! So in love about as much as the beautiful wedding photos!

  2. Love your selfie with the kitty! Your wedding venue looks incredible! Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. i love the wedding pics! keep em coming.

    also - i'm such a pu$$y when it comes to scary movies. exorcist is the scariest movie of all time; i watched it once when i was a kid and i refuse to watch that ever again!!!

    Vodka and Soda

  4. Love the jumping pic... looks like an amazing day! Can't wait to see more. And yay you for running... I was a lazy slob this weekend!!!

  5. love your wedding pics! amazing. i want to cover my house in canvas wedding photos haha. yay for running girly, sounds like a fun weekend!

  6. I am loving all the wedding pictures! The last one is really cool, looks like it should be during a theme song to a TV show or something lol.

    Sounds like a great weekend, have a great week!

  7. Those pictures on the balcony just make me so happy. It wasn't even my wedding, but they are just sooooo beautiful. Pictures are the one thing I refuse to budge on too. Sorry fiance. He knows I love pictures. How could he expect me to settle!

  8. You look so pretty! And your dress is amazing!

  9. good luck with your PR!!! I am sure you'll rock it

  10. Oh man I definitely can't do scary movies like that! I don't mind blood/gore but anything demon-ish freaks me the fuck out! hahahah

  11. I love scary movies but a marathon of them all!! You are brave!! Love all the wedding pictures!!