It’s Official! We’re Married (well…kind of)

Did I get you with that title? 🙂

Ok. . . where’d I leave off this morning  . . .

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After Zach and I fueled up with some delicious homemade juice, we hit the road on a very important mission.

To the Denver Court House for our marriage license!

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We hopped on the Free 16th Street Mall ride to keep from struggling with downtown AM traffic and parking.

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Us and about half of the neighborhood!

This was a really good idea on Zach’s part.  The walk to the bus is about 5-10 minutes, 15 minutes in transit, then another 10 minutes walking once you get off.  Not too bad, and no traffic head ache!

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The Cap Hill neighborhood of Denver is one of our favorites, but this was the first time either of us had been to any of the actual government buildings.

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Once we figured out exactly where we needed to be, it was easy peasy!

Well except the security line. . .

First, we didn’t put our stuff on the conveyor belt correctly.

Then Zach’s coffee cup spilt ON the conveyor belt

Then Zach set off the alarm multiple times trying to get through thanks to his phone and hidden pocket gems.

Hysterical.  We never have problems getting through TSA, but we made a mess of a mini security line today!  I guess we were anxious 🙂


Once we got past all that silliness, it was straight through to the County Clerk.

There were no other people in the waiting area when we got there, so we MUST have picked a good time to go.  Our number was called in less than 3 minutes, which is probably good because I had a SERIOUS case of the giggles.

Once we were called back, we gave Lisa, the nice woman who helped us, our passports and social security cards, then got to work.  She asked us both about

  • Full names
  • Place of birth
  • Current address/phone number
  • Parents full names
  • Parents place of birth

Both Zach and I stumbled on some of these questions, but it wasn’t an issue at all.

Just like that, 30 dollars later, we had paperwork in our hands.

We then held up our right hands, were asked to swear that everything was accurate and that our intentions were to marry, then literally said “I Do” and it was done 🙂

Kind of weird to say I do!  Felt VERY official!

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We now have 35 days to make this party the real deal.  It just needs signed by our ordained official (Zach’s brother and best man), witnesses, and ourselves and we’re done!  Then it’s sent back in to the Courts, it gets recorded, and we get to live happily ever after!

Of course. . . we hadn’t even gotten to the train to head home yet and Zach decorated our license.

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A little spilled coffee doesn’t make it un-official, right?

We are two peas in a pod 🙂

We got home really quickly and decided that we should take a second to celebrate the occasion.

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We love Masterpiece!  It’s our go-to place for fresh, yummie sammies. I’ll have to do a full review the next time we go, it’s amazing.  It’s right at Central and 16th, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the neighborhood!

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A nice brunch to relax and chat about the exciting morning 🙂

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Turkey, swiss cheese and a fried egg on an english muffin for me.  It was delicious and HUGE.  I had to share about 1/4 with Zach.

It was the perfect way to cap off a really happy and exciting morning.

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I look constipated or something with that smile. . . ?

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I don’t even KNOW what he looks like 😉

Obviously, we couldn’t be happier 😉

Stella’s Trattoria and Date Night

Happy Friday night everyone.   Hope you are all having a great start to the weekend (can I just mention that I just typed wedding instead of weekend…hello wedding brain!)

Zach and I had a date night tonight — our favorite.

Tonight was Stella’s  in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver.


Stella’s has a great outdoor patio for nice weather dining as well as a seating area inside for dining.


It was a beautiful evening in Denver so the patio was packed when we got there while the inside was completely empty (anybody spy Zach?).

We’ve been to Stella’s many times and are never disappointed.

They are a very true-to-form Italian restaurant with great back home true Italian dishes.


We started the evening with some vino while we perused the menu


The bruschetta appetizer special was too good to pass up.  It had goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, onions, and vinegar + oil on fresh bread.  It was AMAZING.


For my entree I went with the pesto gnocchi with chicken instead of shrimp, and honestly, it was TO DIE FOR.  It was honestly perfect.  The flavors worked incredibly well together and I could NOT stop eating it.


Zach and I both agreed it was the best thing we’ve had in awhile.  But then again, anything with that much fresh parmesan cheese is going to make me happy.  Under that chicken was a ton of tomatoes, olives and fresh gnocchi.  AMAZING.


Zach ordered the beat risotto with scallops which was also VERY good…but honestly nothing could top my dish.

The meal was AMAZING as always.

We love Stella’s and honestly, it would take a lot for us to have a bad evening when we go there.

We pulled in right before the rush of a crowd (about 630, we’re old), so our food took a little while, we didn’t mind though.  We had drinks, our appetizer, and great company.


Honestly, Stella’s always delivers a great night and I highly recommend them to ANYONE who likes Italian dishes.  On. Point.

New Post From Zach

So I have an amazing fiance who is supportive of everything I do, including this blog.

He constantly is taking pictures or giving me things to write about for the blog, and I figured he deserves a little piece of recognition every once in awhile.

Would you guys be OK if I gave Zach a little moment to shine on the blog as a side piece?  I thought it might be fun.


Look at this cutie!

So for Zach’s post of the day, he wanted to talk about his absolutely ridiculous bike ride this afternoon.


Zach’s elevation chart

Zach went on a 43 mile bike ride this afternoon, like it was nothing.  He actually rode out to where we are getting married in the front range of the Colorado Rockies in Golden, from Denver, and then of course rode back.

He wanted to share with you all his elevation chart.  He is quite proud, and I must say, it is pretty impressive.  The boy has legs of Lance Armstrong, I’m telling you.  We’ve measured.  They are literally only an inch smaller THAN MY WAIST!  Ridiculous.

So anyway… that’s all Zach and I have for tonight.  We stopped by a Red Box on our way home and are planning to take it easy for the rest of our night.

To be honest, I have no idea what Zach got for us because I was too busy worrying about movie candy.


Thank you Walgreens.  I honestly have no idea how good these are…but if they are a fail I always have a few cookies left!

Long run planned for the  morning . . . you know I’ll be back with a sweaty recap tomorrow morning!

Ahh — can’t forget the challenge! Day 3!  

Today I squeezed in

  • 135 second plank + 10 hip dips
  • 30 (real) push ups
  • 50 bridges
  • 50 reverse crunches
  • 3 minute pigeon L & R
  • 100 jumping jacks
  • 25 calf raises

I’m loving this challenge.  I had to take it easy today with my long run tomorrow, but still managed to squeeze in quite a bit!  Hope you all are enjoying it as well.

Happy Friday night all 🙂