Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a good one

i've been a bad blogger...our lives have been so busy and really rather dull in terms of 'postable' material. i've been HATING school, but have made some big strides around the house. two tests this week and two days at the state mental hospital have me longing for the weekend.

BUT this past weekend was fun. REALLY FUN. Brett and Beth came for a visit...Friday was low key - we just made dinner and talked. Saturday Grant, Beth, and I ran a 10K. Brett was our ultimate cheerleader...he was dedicated considering it poured POURED the entire time. The farthest G and I had run before the race was about 4 miles...I was nervous about the jump to 6.2 mostly because the only reason I run is because G is good at convincing me to go...I have VERY little personal motivation. After my last marathon (3 years ago??! wow that is insane.) I was in a hard life spot and also just tired of running so I haven't ever really gotten back into it.

The jump was no problem and we had so much fun. We finished in 1:02 and were really consistent with our speed, except I had to race this girl who was pissing me off at the end. We beat her... I think I have a renewed desire to run and be a runner. I am finally back in-shape enough that it doesn't feel like I am going to die every time I go out and if we keep signing up for races it will help keep things interesting.

The whole gang. Do you love my hat? I have a small head so hats are always really low on my face...its cute, i know. Jaume and Raneat ran too - they are so much fun. Raneat had only run 1.5 miles before this and she finished just after us! She is a trooper. We were SO SO cold in these pictures. We were soaked. During the race the rain was fun - it kind of makes you feel hard core, ya know?

Up next? A 10K Thanksgiving Day! I'm so excited...a great distraction from not being at home for the holiday AND the perfect excuse to eat whatever we want!

Back to the weekend... The rest of Saturday was devoted to the DUCKS! We watched (really they watched and I worked on my wedding album while glancing up occasionally...) the ducks slam Cal at Autzen...it was AWESOME. It was one of those games that just made you want to go back SO SO bad. we MISS oregon. and Eugene.

the rest of our evening was spent at the Bunkers celebrating Aaron's birthday. There was lots of low-key conversation and some intense couples wii boxing. Jaume and Raneat played for the first time.

Brett and Beth are pros!

Monday, September 21, 2009

scenes from an anniversary...

antique knitting basket from the mama!


last bottle of wine from our wedding

...i'm sick so we laid pretty low, but we ate two of the best meals we've had since moving to Columbia and i got a KITCHENAIDE!! not much can beat that. i am seriously SO PUMPED.

THANK YOU for all the well wishes. we love you guys.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a year

photo by Lauren Brooks

can you believe its been a year since all of this? i kind of wish i could relive that day.

its been a wild and crazy year (much of which is chronicled here), but we are on the other side happy and more in love than ever.

i hope our second year of marriage is a little more low-key than the first, but knowing us it will be just as crazy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i heart mexican food

still tryin' out lots of new recipes over here! these were awesome. they didn't make us feel nasty like mexican sometimes can. very fresh and delicious! my favorite part? all the cilantro!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

sunday morning rolls

i made cinnamon rolls...

Monday, September 7, 2009

its good!

i've been really hating cooking lately. i mean like to the point that i will eat cereal for days before i even consider cooking...not that we do that, but i want to. so bad.

something needed to change and i decided that trying new recipes might help. it has really helped. i have a hard time with summer recipes...all that ever sounds good is fresh and/or barbecued food, but getting the bbq out every night is a struggle.

anyway... this is a light summer pasta that we both really enjoyed. it is very different but good and even better the next day. let me know what you think!

and a random pretty sunflower from the farmer's market...

laboring in KC

its been awhile! its been busy around here, but not really much to share. this weekend brett & beth invited us to join them in Kansas City! we had a great time spectating, eating, napping, and shopping.

this is how i enjoy baseball... finished my first beanie though!

thanks guys!

no it wasn't a good game and yes we lost.