Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Blog

Almost a year later, I've finally switched over to my WordPress blog:

Please go there and follow me!  My goal is to turn this into something REAL - more than just a "public" diary.  :)


Saturday, May 5, 2012

OC Half Marathon Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my third beach cities challenge half marathon. Tomorrow when I finish I'll get a finisher's medal AND the beach cities medal!

I bought a new running outfit in honor of the race. :) Plus, I desperately needed new running clothes. For nearly a year now since I started running I've been wearing clothes that aren't technically for running. About time I bit the bullet and invested in quality stuff!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kolbeck Shower

Yesterday was my first bridal shower with the Kolbeck women.  It was thrown by my (almost) mom-in-law Kathy and sister-in-law Nicole and it was AMAZING.  The whole thing was Italian picnic themed.  There were red and white checked things everywhere, yummy food, and cookies (biscotti and almond cookies) and two kinds of tiramisu for dessert.

Each guest brought a bottle of wine for us, and when they got there they signed their bottle.  Our wine fridge has a lot of wine in it now!

We got quite a few lovely gifts, including the quilt that Kathy made for us that is our bedspread.

At the end of it, as I was opening gifts, Mat showed up to surprise me.  He gave me a special gift - a gift certificate to a spa so I can get a massage or facial or both before our wedding.  I'm marrying an amazing man.  :)

I feel SO incredibly blessed by the love and generosity that was shown by all yesterday.  It was better than I could have imagined.

Some pictures from the shower:

Amanda and I with the winning toilet paper veil she made.

Nicole and I

My dad came by at the end and we got a family picture.

Wine picnic basket

Bride and groom after he surprised me!

Games outside

Toilet paper veils :)

My mom gave me super cute sandals to wear when my feet start hurting at the reception!

We had a mimosa bar!



Mom, me, Amanda, Kathy

Making veils


The front table - Kathy made the M and M sign for us!

Nicole explaining the veil game

Guests arriving

Flowers on the tables

Amanda, me, mom

I think I'm laughing at the veils...


It was a gorgeous day!

Their veil was hilarious!

The quilt

Right when we got there

See?  It's hilarious! 
The favors were M n Ms!  In mini mason jars!!

I finally got to have an invitation.

Because the back was a surprise :)
This isn't from the shower.  But the quilt looks FABULOUS!
 67 days to go!