Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

I was definitely not into the extravagant cake... our cake was simple and 2 of the 3 layers were fake, which I would suggest to anyone, regardless of how fancy the design is because sheet cakes taste so much better than the fondant on the pretty cakes.

ANYWAY, despite my love of the simple cake and my disinterest in a fancy cake, I fell in love with this beauty as soon as I saw it...

OMG... How beautiful is this?  I think I love it because it's simple, but has a really striking element.  If I would have seen this before the wedding, I'm pretty sure I would have figured out a way to make it happen.  AMAZING!!!

You can check out all of my Wedding Wednesday pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011


I am SOOOOOO excited to announce that my little cousin (who really isn't that little anymore) and bridesmaid is ENGAGED!

Her boyfriend (now fiance) surprised her with a trip to Washington DC (one of her favorite places) for her Birthday and proposed there!

The ring is beautiful... I guess I would call it "non-traditional", but I absolutely LOVE it so instead I'm calling it


I am so excited for them... we love him and are so excited to officially add him to the family!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Weekend and This Weekend

J and I went up to Ft Wayne last weekend to see my parents and to get more of our stuff, specifically our dining room table and beautiful hutch that's been sitting in my parents' garage for about 5 years, since my aunt handed it down to me.  The dining room has been a major catch all up until now, and we were running out of places to put serving dishes that we got as wedding gifts, so we really needed to get the hutch down to our house.

Before we left for Ft Wayne, we got up extra early on Friday morning to go and get...

Yes... that is the iPhone 4S and I am now the owner of one... a white one... it's pretty!

So, once we got to Ft Wayne, we went for a run (which I just realized I needed to log on my Mini Marathon Blog) and then spent the evening relaxing at my parents' house.

On Saturday, my mom and I went shopping and got pedicures and then we went our for her Birthday dinner. The place we had our rehearsal dinner sent us a gift card as a thank you, so what better time to use it than for dinner, drinks and dessert!

My mom isn't really hard to shop for, but she is hard to surprise, so when I saw that this was coming to the Embassy Theater in Ft Wayne, I had to get tickets for her and my dad.

I really wish that J and I could have gone with them, but it's on a Tuesday and that's a long way to drive.  Hopefully they will have a great time!

Sunday was spent around the kitchen table for a long brunch and then packing up our car so we could head back home.  We got the dining room table and hutch into J's truck and he hit the road to beat the rain.  We got 4 of our 6 dining room chairs in my car along with a few other wedding gifts that still remained  at my parents' house.

Our house is finally coming along!!!

We are running a 5K this weekend and making dinner for my co-workers who had a baby a few weeks ago, and then I am hoping to make our couch pillows and get some stuff done around the house.  Hopefully we'll have house pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

Sorry for my lack of posting this week, but I could not pass up the chance to do a quick post today to share my newest wedding find on Wedding Wednesday!!!

Mother-in-Laws can be hard to buy for... but I found this amazing gift that is small and very inexpensive as far as monogrammed handkerchiefs go, but I think it is so powerful  :)

I wish I would have found this earlier because I would have bought it for my Mother-in-Law FOR SURE!!!


I could not have put it any better myself, and I can only imagine the reaction that would ensue.  SOOO, if you are looking for a Mother-in-Law gift, I would definitely recommend looking into this... you can link to the Esty seller from my Pinterest page!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I was runnnning...

I have always been an athlete, but I played volleyball, basketball and softball so I was always more of an explosive, anaerobic athlete than one that needed high endurance like soccer or cross country.

WELL, as I get older, I am running out of opportunities to play the team sports of my past and it's time for something new.  J was a runner throughout his life, including college where he ran cross country and track, and when we first met, he was in the middle of marathon training, which he completed in October 2008 (Twin Cities Marathon).

After his marathon, I decided that I wanted to learn to run.  I know that sounds really silly, but for someone who has never run more than a mile or two continuously, you actually do have to "learn" to run because you can't just go out and haul ass like you do as you're chasing after a volleyball.

The moral of the story is, I needed a goal... I needed something to strive for and something that would challenge me AND SO, I'm running a half marathon.

May 2012... 500 Festival Mini Marathon in Indianapolis.  I'm hoping for a pace of 10:00 min/mile or less.

J says I should keep a running log... I decided to keep a running BLOG.  If you want to follow along, or check out our training schedule, you can come check out my new blog...

It's going to be a lot about my runs, but I may throw in some additional thoughts and info on my favorite products ever now and then.  Come train with me!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ABC, All About Me...

Get to know me ABC's.

You may know all about my wedding, but here are a few things you may not 
have known about me!

Age: 28.

Bed size: Queen, but I'd move down to a full if it meant we could get a Tempurpedic... ok, maybe not a full... that's really small. 

Chore you hate: Putting laundry away. I don't mind putting it in the wash or in the drier and I don't mind folding.. but I absolutely HATE putting it away. 

Dogs: None... and no other pets. I love animals SO much, that I would feel bad having to leave a dog home with no one to play with all day. I know... I'm a little ridiculous about it.

Essential start of your day: COFFEE!!! Just one cup, but I love the taste!

Favorite color: It's a tie between Purple, Green and Burnt Orange

Gold or silver: Silver 

Height: 5'7"  

Instruments I play (or have played): I used to play the piano and so wish I would have continued... I love the way a piano sounds... so simple, yet so powerful. I may start taking lessons again if I can afford it. 

Job title: Assistant Director of Campus Recreational Sports for Informal Sports and Student Personnel... yes, it's a long one and yes, it is as confusing as it sounds. To sum it up, I supervise a lot of college students in the hopes that one day, they will become real people instead of get stuck in the transition from kid to adult. 

Kids: None and non coming in the near future! I'm never going to be one of those people who tries to plan conception, which is so not like me because I'm a planner... I'm just going to have to let God do his thing and I'll get excited when he does.  

Live: Indiana... just moved here from Texas not too long ago. 

Mom's name: Sue   

Nickname: Lexi (my real name is Alexis), Lex, Lexo and Girlee (that's what J calls me)

Overnight hospital stays: No, but I have had a few surgeries... knee scope, gall bladder removed, LASIK 

Pet peeve: Oh there are SO many... one of them is that I hate when people say words/phrases wrong... It's especially, not "expecially" (I have no idea how people turn the S into an X) and it's "Up and at em", not "Up and Adam", unless you're name is Adam, which is the only time that would be an actual phrase. I shudder when I hear things like this.     

Quote from a movie: 

"Now let me say, without hope or agenda... that you are perfect" -Love Actually

"You stink... you smell like beef and cheese... you don't smell like Santa" -Elf 

Right or left handed: Right.     

Siblings: None.

Time you wake up: Usually around 8:00 am 

Underwear: Yes??? 

Vegetables you dislike: Cooked spinach    

What makes you run late: My hair... it can definitely be cause for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!

X-rays you've had done: Lots... probably just about every bone in my body! Well, maybe not my arms... I've never hurt my arms before. 

Yummy food you make: LOTS! I don't really bake... there's too much attention to detail required... but I really love to cook! One of my favorites is Cilantro Lime Chicken 

Zoo animal: Giraffes and Elephants.Hope you're learned something new about me today!!!

Hope you learned something about me today!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

As promised, this blog is not moving completely away from weddings... Wednesdays will be Wedding Wednesdays when I'll post about something cute that I've found a love!  Most of these will probably come from the amazing things I find on Pinterest... I'm so addicted.  You can find my Pinterest pages here

I thought that our Guest Book was one of our most creative things at our wedding, and this Guest Book idea is another one that I love.

You may not get the sentiment that you could get with other Guest Book options, but who doesn't love to have people's Birthdays?  I must admit, I would probably only do this with a smallish wedding because you may not want to have 250+ Birthdays on the calendar.  I would also probably do it on a perpetual calendar like this one (which is on my Christmas list)...

...because I would not want to have to transfer them over to another calendar every year.

So what do you think of this as a guestbook option???

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Now What???

Well, the wedding is over... the honeymoon is over... our life has just begun.  I still plan to do some wedding related posts, but probably just one day a week... we'll call it "Wedding Wednesday"  :-D

So, starting tomorrow, this blog will be transformed, slowly but sure, to match the newly started chapter of my life.  I'm working on a new title and possibly a new look (we'll see about this one) and we'll be moving from "recaps" to "real life".

Stay tuned... we're just getting started!

Monday, October 03, 2011

3 Months

Happy 3 months (yesterday) to the best husband ever...