Monday, November 23, 2009

Engagement Session

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day!  Just perfect for our engagement pictures.  :-)  Randy worked with us for 3 hours, 4 wardrobe changes and 4 different locations.  It was a blast and we can't wait to see all the pictures.  We should have them back in 2 weeks.  Randy even sent us a few of the shots he already worked on, they are awesome!

w2   w5

Thursday, November 19, 2009

#42 - teeth whitening

So I've finally started using my teeth whitening kit.  Not sure how well it will work since it's now about 4 years old.  Malek even bought some teeth whitening strips himself.

Fingers crossed it works and there's a noticable difference by wedding time! (As long as I'm consistent and keep up with it right?...)

#99 - Christmas cards!

Year after year I receive these cute Christmas cards from family and friends...the whole time thinking "I really need to do that!".

Finally, this year I will!  I just ordered 25 Christmas cards today via Webshots.  I can't wait for them to come in and send them to family and friends.  Funny to get so excited over Christmas cards.  :-)

I've also been ordering a lot of pictures lately from Webshots and even filled up a photo book that I had my friend Renee make for me.  It's so cute!  Hot pink and black zebra print.  This sorta fits into #39.  I still plan on printing off photo books of all my trips (Germany, Cozumel, Australia, Alaska, Costa Rica) and making an engagement photo album for the wedding.  Whew!  So much to do.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

#49 & 50 - Winery & Girls Trip!

We had a blast this past Saturday for Amanda's 30th birthday celebration!  Our day started at 10am with mimosas and muffins in the car as we headed out to Wimberly.  Our 1st stop was the Wimberly Cafe for lunch, then it was off to our adventure!  We picked Wimberly Ziplines for this event based off one of the items on Amanda's 101 (#101 -Do something I'm afraid to do).  We had a great time hanging from wires and the weather was perfect, though we had an interesting time trying to find the place.  Seven girls whipping out their phones to look up directions and a GPS in the car and still lost - priceless!  After the ziplines we snacked on prosciutto, salami, cheese and sipped on some wine as we headed to our next destination, Mandola Winery.  We made it just in time for the 4pm wine tour and then sampled 6 of their wines in the tasting room.  I think everyone's favorite wine was the Canto Felice.  What a great way to unwind after zipping across the land.  Around 6pm we all changed into our finest and dined at Trattoria Lisina.  The cuisine was amazing, the wine superb, and we even received a free appetizer and gelati/sorbetti.  It was a wonderful trip with the ladies, with a very interesting drive home.  ;-)

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Wimberly Ziplines finest!    IMG_3336

Pretty ladies    Happy Birthday Mills!   

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Well,  I just signed up with Renee to do a bootcamp.  2x's a week from 6-7am!  This should be interesting as I've never done bootcamp before.  And starting in Dec!  Hope it's not too cold since this is all outside.....

What have I gotten myself into????

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Invitations ordered!!

Whew!  I ordered the invites, RSVPs and Thank You cards today.  It's amazing how many times I read and reread them to make sure everything was right, nothing misspelled...even sent it off to a few others to proof read.  Here's hoping everything comes out correct and looks good!  I'm just glad they are done.  :-)


*** Woohoo!  we got free shipping on the order too! ***

Monday, November 9, 2009

Salute to Sausage

Saturday was the 49th annual Wurstfest celebration!  There were quite a few of us out there this year enjoying the food and beer.  :-)  Good times!  This time we even rode the ferris wheel!

Food eaten:  wurstkabob, potato pancakes w/ apple sauce, blooming onion (ate considerably less food than last year)
Beer consumed:  4 pitchers (I think....)

Tammy, Karen, Tina Wurstfest 11/7/09     food!  Wurstfest 11/7/09
Kelly and Christina Wurstfest 11/7/09     Tina, Tam, Chris Wurstfest 11/7/09
Monica and Kyle Wurstfest 11/7/09     sausage! Wurstfest 11/7/09

Friday, November 6, 2009

#15 - Cook home meal(s) (72/143)

Failure:   # 44 - Well besides the Race for the Cure on Sunday I haven't worked out at all this week!  Doesn't help when you're sick either.  ugh!

#15 - However, I have done lots of cooking! 
Saturday made banana nut bread and pasta for dinner.
Monday baked sugar and spice pumpkin seeds, pink soup and grilled cheese.
Thursday made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans


Monday, November 2, 2009

Race for the Cure 11/1/09

Malek and I ran the Race for the Cure Sunday morning.  I'm so happy to reach my goal of under 30 mins!  This year has been rough for me on races.  I seemed to have lost the motivation and speed at the beginning of the year.  It's taken me since Aug to get back to the point I'm at now.  I'm happy to say I ran the 5K in 29:17.  :-)  Malek ran with me and completed the race in 29:18.  Not sure how that happened since he was ahead of me the last mile.  Perfect weather for it though, a nice crisp 54 degrees and sunny.  We arrived about 7 mins late due to traffic, however the course and layout of the event was done very nicely, I was impressed.

Now if I can only get back to my 26-27 min 5K's that would be the bomb!

My Chip Time

Gun Time: 37:03
Chip Time: 29:17
Class Position: 54
Total Pace: 9:23/M