Monday, October 28, 2013

Run The Hill Country


Back in May, my darling friend April charmed me into agreeing to run a half marathon with her in October. This feat has only been accomplished once before my by other persuasive friend Lisa. Little did I know that the half marathon that April wished me to run in would be the most difficult run I have ever done in my life. The race was called Run The Hill Country and it was in Marble Falls, TX. I didn't think much of it except that it would probably have nice scenery to look at and maybe some pretty views. A small part of me thought that there may be some inclines, but my brain blocked that out when I was training in flat swampy Houston.



The day of the race arrived on October 20 and it was the coldest morning we had yet to see in the fall of 2013. The temperature was 41 degrees, and we had been training in 90 - 100+ temps over the summer. We picked up our timing chips and ran back to the car to get warm again. Everyone else was doing the same thing and the parking lot looked like a drive in movie with all of those steamy windows. ;)
Jill, April, Kelly pre-race



The start and finish line was in the Marble Falls High School Stadium, which was kinda fun. There were ~500 participants in this race for the Half Marathon, Full Marathon and 10K.

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Elevation map for full marathon. We turned around at 6.5 miles for the half marathon.

13.1 miles and 8 uphills later, we crossed the finish like just over 2 hours and 31 minutes!
We survived!

Glad to finally get our medals!

Thanks a bunch to mom and dad for making the trek with us to Marble Falls at 5am!

April, I love you, but I will not be running another half marathon if I can help it. ;)

Friday, October 11, 2013

MattLovesRobin

What happens when 2 artsy hipsters get married? The coolest wedding ever.

Matt and Robin tied the knot on 9/28/13 and then headed to Hawaii. 

Here are a few shots I captured from their big day.

Me and my love

Mom and Dad lookin snazzy

Robin's dress was so flattering and her necklace was an awesome pop of color

Cake time!

They were so nice and didn't make any mess. Shame.
My goofy love

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mystery solved!

I don't know about you, but the old Why did the Chicken Cross the Road joke always puzzled me. I wondered, why would a chicken ever cross a road? Well, I just happened to stumble across the answer to this perplexing question a few days ago.

I was running in my neighborhood, minding my own business, and all of a sudden, a chicken crosses the road in front of me. My neighborhood is very suburban, mind you. It's not every day that I see a chicken there. 

So, the chicken ran across the road, a black dog chased it out of the house and up to the curb, but the dog would not cross the road. 

Then a lady in a mumu ran out of the house chasing the dog and the chicken, but she wouldn't go past her porch. 

It was too funny. Dog chases chicken, but is scared to cross the street. Woman chases dog, but it scared to be seen in public in her mumu. 

The chicken was running away from the dog and the mumu lady. That is why the chicken crossed the road. Mystery solved.

Monday, March 18, 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding

Wedding season is here! 

 

One of my best friends is getting married in 2 weeks in Austin and I have the honor of being her bridesmaid. Her sister is the maid of honor and we threw her a bridal shower a few weeks ago. The wedding colors are gray and yellow, so we tried to incorporate those colors into almost everything. From the yellow lemon drop welcome drink with gray sugar crystals, to the gray chevron chair she sat in ... yellow and gray were everywhere!
 




Olivia the cutest flower girl you ever did see


The lovely bride Ashley!
Oh ya, I upholstered that chair she's sitting in!

Even her plates are yellow and gray!
Party favor cookies
We also took a little bachelorette trip to Cancun and had a rockin time with our custom coozies.

 








 





Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2 Years and Counting...

Jacob and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary with a fun weekend getaway. I am so thankful that he planned the whole thing starting with a trip to College Station for First Yell. If you don't know what that is, read this http://yell.tamu.edu/firstyell. Our seats were in the Zone Club. They had ceiling fans. Amen.

A Freddy's Frozen Custard recently opened in College Station and if you know me at all, you know we had to go there. My favorite custard place, Shake's, closed a few years ago and I have been heartbroken ever since. I'm happy to know that the Aggies now have a place to enjoy frozen custard. It was a staple in my diet in college. :)

We stuck around for Midnight Yell Practice and we're so glad we did. Granger Smith sang "We Bleed Maroon" in front of a packed crowd of Aggies. It was epic. Not to mention I got an awesome kiss when the lights went out. Whoop!!
 Unfortunately, the Aggies went on to lose their first game in the SEC against the Florida Gators the next day, but at least it wasn't a blowout 17-20. We didn't go to the game, because we were on our way to our final destination for the weekend. 

Jacob surprised me with a trip to Stag Leap in Nacadoches, TX. I've never been to Nacadoches and always get it confused with Navasota. Imagine that. So he had to set me straight.

Stag Leap was a quite awesome getaway run by the sweet Collins family. We highly recommend it it you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Check them out. http://stagleap.com/. We stayed in the Deer Haven cabin and it was true to its name. We saw 6 deer one morning just walking around the property.

A huge thank you to my handsome, funny, genius husband Jacob for this weekend! I love you to the moon and back times infinity!
Mr GQ on our honeymoon

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tres Amigos

Tres Amigos @ Barton Spings
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Our accidental video that makes me smile.

I love these girls and loved our girly weekend together. Can't wait to do it again!!!