Wedding Weekend Roundup Number One

Phew — the whirlwind has begun. In the best way possible.

I was completely useless at work to be completely honest.  I was so wedding-brained, and even spent some time pre writing some blog posts for you all since I imagine I’ll be pretty sporadic and crazy this weekend.

Zach’s brother and sister-in-law were the first to arrive yesterday, which was actually really nice.   The boys went and golfed while the sister-in-law I got to hang out and bond over a bunch of wheat thins and new-to-me pumpkin spice M & M’s.  Ummmm… YUM.

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Everyone loved the M&M’s.  They have a nice little spice to them, but nothing too overwhelming.   By the time the boys got home and helped us with the snacks, that box of Wheat Thins were done while dinner was being made.

Our guests of honor were gracious enough to make us dinner… stuffed portabella mushrooms with brussel sprouts.

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I was to wrapped up in our guests and enjoying the moment to snap pictures of our actual meal and snacks, but you all get the idea :).

It was so nice to get to chat with Zach’s brother and sister-in-law last night.  We don’t get to spend enough time with them since they live on the East Coast, so I soak up every second we can.  Not to mention, it was nice to get some inside scoop on what it’s like to be married to a Jara.

We were all exhaused last night and made it to bed before 11.  By 7 AM, we were all up and chatting over coffee and slowly waking up.

My plans for the morning included a long run, of no specific distance.  When I woke up, I was NOT feeling it. This week has been tough to find motivation and this morning was no different.  BUT — I stuck with my morning ritual of coffee and a Larabar, and headed out.

Workout of the Day:  7.3 miles, 6.5ish running and finished walking

I got a terrible side stitch around mile 4.5 or 5.  I was running some pretty serious hills at this point, and I think the dehydration and hills were a little much.  I kept trying to push through, but by mile 6.5ish I decided it wasn’t worth it and decided to walk it out.

Walking it out was actually really nice.  I guarantee I looked like a dang fool because I was listening to our wedding music and DEFINITELY cried through most of the walk, but that’s OK :).   I’m excited and not ashamed to show it!

Alright — Zach is about to head out with his mom and I’ve got quite the list for the rest of the day:

  • Pick up wedding dress
  • Get nails done
  • Pack for the weekend
  • Find hairpiece!
  • Dinner with parents
  • Pick up maid of honor

I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but that’s OK 🙂

I’ll be back later today, at some point.  I have a fun little wedding survey for you all 🙂

21 thoughts on “Wedding Weekend Roundup Number One

  1. So very exciting that your family is already here and you are getting everything done! All the hard work has paid off, now just enjoy all the blessings. Can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

  2. I can’t believe that you’re working today! I would be a scrambled egg.
    (I skipped my workout this morning because I feel like crap, but I’m still skating tonight 🙂 I hope you guys don’t catch this dumb cold that everyone I know has…)

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