New York — In Pictures

I am so sorry for my complete absence over the weekend.   It has been a whirlwind to say the least, and it hasn’t quite slowed down yet (12 hour work day) but I missed you guys so I wanted to at least share some pictures from the weekend with you all <3.

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Obviously totally out of order.  But an AMAZING weekend full of friend loving, puppy playing, football INSANITY.  And we loved every second of it.

Come back later for more details ❤

A New York Wedding: Recap 2

After a long day of travel and AM run around Hudson, Zach and I were ready to begin celebrating Saturday!

Unfortunately I don’t have pictures from the first day of breakfast, but know that it was delicious.  Our Bed and Breakfast was seriously amazing, cannot say enough great things about hudson b and b.

Both mornings, our breakfast was started with a dish of fresh fruit with yogurt and granola to add to taste.


While we enjoyed our fruit, breakfast was made to order.  The first morning, Zach and I split a 3 egg omelet with mushrooms, spinach and cheese with a side of toast and bacon.  Delicious and perfect fuel for a busy day.

Once Zach and I finished our breakfasts, we met up with friends at red dot for a quick drink pre ceremony.


from their website

It was great to get to meet a lot of Zach’s friends from college before our own big day.  The bar had a great laid back feel.  I only had a bloody mary while there, so I can’t speak to the quality of the food, but I was told they have a great brunch.

After chatting for about an hour or so, we each went our seperate ways to pretty ourselves up for the big event.

The ceremony was at one PM at an old beautiful church in downtown Hudson.




The church was absolutely gorgeous.  Unfortunately the lighting inside wasn’t great, so pictures don’t do it much justice. Each panel of the walls had beautiful stain glass that added so much character to an already stunning building.

The service was a catholic ceremony, without the Eucharist (a first for me) , and lasted a  little under an hour.

The ceremony ended at two and cocktail with cocktail at the reception site not starting until 5 PM.  Since we had quite a bit of time to kill, a group of us decided to go to American Glory for lunch and drinks.


I went with my standard riesling for my drink, and split a salad with brisket and a side of cornbread with Zach.  We knew we’d be getting appetizers at cocktail, and wanted to save our appetite.

The group actually got to have the entire upstairs area to ourselves due to our size, so we felt very VIP.  The staff was very sweet and took great care of us!  They even offered to stay open beyond hours for an after party post wedding if we wanted!

At 430, we all started gathering our things to head to the party!

The cocktail hour and reception were held at the Palladian Barn on the Hill in Hudson.


Honestly, this location was BEAUTIFUL.



Palladian Barn is an old barn refinished specifically for events like receptions, with plenty of outdoor space to do outdoor ceremonies as well if you wish.

The dinner and dancing were held upstairs.  The dance floor was set up in the center, with both sides being down a half flight of stairs set up for dinner.

Dinner was buffet style and included salad, chicken, man and cheese, potatoes and the standard fair.

The couple and all of their closest friends and family all danced the night away!

My favorite part of the food for the evening was the dessert table that was put out at the end of the night 🙂

I ate my body weight in little mini desserts and left the night filled with love and chocolate.

Unfortunately, due to the very dark lighting inside the site, I didn’t get any pictures of the food or dancing.  But I did steal one from facebook 🙂



Pointers Zach and I took away from this wedding for our own:

  • Make sure to take time for all of your guests!  Everyone loves you!
  • Enjoy the moment – it goes by too fast
  • EAT

Zach and I could not be more excited for our own big day, and are glad we got to spend this weekend celebrating another amazing couple 🙂

Recap of New York # 1


Happy Sunday and Labor Day weekend all 🙂


It’s been an amazing weekend in New York celebrating an amazing couple, but I’m glad to be back to you all and a bit more of normal life.  That is, before our own craziness starts next week 🙂

This weekend has been PACKED full of fun events, so one recap just won’t do :).  That means you guys get LOTS of New York and wedding fun.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Denver to New York

This is a far trip, let me tell you.  I woke up Friday morning at about 730 and squeezed in a quick workout because I knew that if I didn’t, I’d be antsy for my day full of travel.

Workout for the day:  Friday

  • 5 minute warm up on the treadmill
  • Squats
  • Ab twists with weights
  • Chest press
  • Lunges
  • Leg press
  • Reverse rows
  • Incline sit ups
  • Ab twists with weights
  • 5 minute cool down on the treadmill

It was quick, but did the trick (I rhyme!).   About 40 minutes in the gym, then a quick shower, packing and we were on the road.


Delicious, I swear!

I had a peach smoothy on the way to the airport  (just peach, ice cubes and a bit of yogurt) that did not look appetizing but was actually FULL of fresh peach flavor.  It was the perfect quick breakfast to get me through the air port.

Unfortunately, my planned next book, Insurgent, hadn’t come in the mail by Friday, so I was forced to find reading material in the air port.


25 dollars later. . . but at least it’s provided me with necessary entertainment.  I’m a little about 150 pages into it so far, and am absolutely roped in.

The flight from Denver to New York was scheduled for a little over 3 hours in the air.


Zach was obviously excited about our travels.  At least we had reinforcements.


It wasn’t the greatest thing I’ve ever eaten, but it was the healthiest air port option I could find and quite frankly, did the trick of satisfying me through the flight.

Besides eating, which I pretty much do constantly while traveling, Zach and I both settled in and read for the bulk of the flight.


We got into New Jersey a little after 5 PM EST, but didn’t get on the road until well after 6 due to some issues trying to get our rental car.


Sweet Ride!

Have any of you ever driven in New Jersey? Hello confusing!

Our road trip, expected to be just under 2.5 hours, began by making a wrong turn directly out of Newark Airport.  Yup, should have been a sign 🙂

At least the Hudson River Valley provides some beautiful views.


Borrowed because it was too dark to get good pictures by the time we were driving through.

About 3.5 hours, and 2 major wrong turns later, we made it to Hudson hungry and tired.


Our first stop was dinner, and DaBa .

It was well after 9 by the time we made it to DA BA.  Our first thoughts after the long day of travel, a nice drink.


Unfortunately we were unable to get any pictures of the food because the lighting was far too dark, but I ordered a Kale Salad.   The salad included some yummy toppings, like nuts and dried dates, but all in all was lacking in some flavor.

Zach had a burger and we split some fries, which were both pretty awesome.

By the time dinner was done, we were both exhausted and just headed back to our B and B (Hudson b and b I’ll do a full review later, but we LOVED it).

I woke up the next morning a bit exhausted still but ready to run.  It’s always exciting for me to run in new places.  It’s one of the best ways to explore!

I set out at about 715 AM (hello 515 my bodies time, wth?!) for a short run.

Workout for the day:  4.18 miles in Hudson






Hudson definitely reminded me of a small East Coast town.  Not nautical, but very East coast.







The city was beautiful!  And really, there’s no better way to see a new place than running.

And once I got back from the run, it was time to eat breakfast and get ready for the festivities. 🙂

I’ll be back later with a recap of the wedding fun! 🙂

Question of the night:  What is your favorite city or place that you’ve run?