Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Weekend

Well to be honest it was all kind of a blur.  A LOT happened and we were very active. 
Saturday morning I woke up at 5:30 AM to eat and prepare for our 9 mile run.  When I say 'our' I mean me, Christina and her fiance. I met them at her fiance's house by 6:45 and we began the first 6 miles of our run in the 45 degree weather. BRRRR!!! We timed the 6 miles PERFECTLY, and ended up at the 5k starting line with 5 minutes to spare.  I took my sweatshirt off and handed it to my mom -- who came to support us! =)
As SOON as I crossed the  finish line my mom told me my sister was trying to get a hold of me.  I called her back and that is when I heard the wonderful news I shared with you all yesterday -- my baby sister is getting married!
Afterwards, Mom and I met up with J and my Dad.  We went to breakfast and then out to Tampa to the Holiday Gift Exchange.  I got some GREAT ideas for holiday decor and DIY gifts.  A couple purchases were made but my favorite part were the wine slushies! They were handing out free samples and I definitely had my fair share! They were SO good!  We wandered around checking out the tables and laughing at some of the items being sold and some of the people wandering around. 
After leaving, we decided we would LOVE to see a movie -- so we went and saw Red.  If you want a movie that is highly entertaining, this is your movie.  I thoroughly enjoyed pretty much every aspect of it - from the casting to the acting to the dialogue and storyline.  And, John Malkovich was the PERFECT cast for the character he played.  I loved it!
By the time we returned home, I was super tired -- like EMOTIONALLY tired. J and I just hung out at the house watching Season 1 of How I Met Your Mother.
Sunday I went over to my parent's house to hang out with my sister and look at all things wedding with her online to start getting some ideas while J went to the coast and went shooting with his dad and some close friends.  He came home later than anticipated and we kinda vegged on the couch before we had to get started with the week again. 
Last night Jess and Doug picked their date and their colors.  Let the planning begin! AND she asked me to be her Matron of Honor! Yay Me! =)


Christina said...

Woo! So...when's the big day???

Tutti said...

Awww, how fun and special to be your sisters MOH and help her with all the planning-fun! She's got a FABULOUS resource in you. And congrats on yet another big run!

Nicole said...

Yey that you get to be in her wedding! How exciting and fun! I don't have a sister so I don't get to ever experience that type of bonding! And I so want to watch HIMYM from the beginning!

ty said...

That's an INSANE weekend. I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit, but impending finals are killing me!

Scientific Housewife said...

Glad to see you had a good time at the Gift Market :) I love HIMYM, it's one of our favorite shows!

Anonymous said...

That will be fun to be matron of honor! Busy weekend!!

Bride Flu said...

Congratulations on your sister's engagement! That's so exciting. Glad your weekend was pack to the brim with good stuff! BTW, you're a Steelers fan, right? I grew up in Da 'Burgh myself.

Michelle (michabella) said...

Yay!!! Another Orlando friend!!! I actually did a 5k that my church was hosting... I had planned to do Nona, but chose to support my church. But man! That weather was awful! Brrrr! That is so cool that you and Christina ran it together! Are you doing the Turkey Trot??

Congrats to your sister!


cailen ascher said...

sounds like a busy, exciting weekend! sooo...what are your sister's colors and date?!

sorry...i'm nosey : )

Pearls and Pears said...

Hey thanks for commenting! I checked out your blog... I love it! I noticed you are in Junior League!! Me too :) I am currently heading up the silent auction for our annual event The Red and White soiree! So much fun!! Let me know if you guys need fundraising ideas!!

Faith said...

yay!!! that is so exciting! congrats to your sister! how much fun is it to be on PW again!? hehe.

sounds like a very busy and eventful weekend! :)