I Have No Words

I wish I could explain to you all how much this blog and the community I’ve been lucky enough to become a part of means to be.

Specifically on days like today.

I STRUGGLED in my race today guys.  I mean it was hard.  30 degree temperatures, lots of hills, mental fatigue.  Struggled BAD.  But something that kept me moving forward was knowing how much you all had believed in me — and how much I DID NOT want to disappoint you, or myself.   This blog has been good since day one about holding me accountable, but today you guys helped to get me through 13.1.  And for that, I don’t even know how to begin to thank you.

I’ll be back with a recap tomorrow…but for tonight, I am EXHAUSTED.

Directly after the race, my family and I hurried home to shower up and head to the air port.

I was in a hurry to get there because my number one priority were booze and food by that point.

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The tap room at the end of East Terminal in St Louis is surprisingly good and my go-to when I make it home.


I ordered a grilled buffalo chicken salad and ate pretty much all of BOTH Of my parents fries.  Because that’s how I roll.

I got on the plane still feeling good, but honest to god CRASHED the second we got into the air.  I don’t know what happened, but all of a sudden I was asleep.  I guess my body was tired?

I slept off and on for about an hour — then read more of my book and snacked on some Wheat Thins (I am going to become a Wheat Thin…).

By the time I got home — I was beyond exhausted but excited to see my furry family

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Obviously they’re thrilled to see Mom as well.


And now, it’s more salad, wheat thins, wine and water for this girl.  Until I crash.  Yes it’s not even 730, but hey I’ve been up since 330 my bodies time and I ran 13.1 today.

This my friends, has been the weirdest, craziest, BEST Sunday I’ve had in a long time — I’m just sad to see it end 🙂

Back tomorrow with a full recap.  Love you all!

Question of the Night:  I feel disconnected!  Please fill me in on your weekend!


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Thank You and Good Night


Thank you all so much for your love and support on Our Engagement Story.



The love and support I’ve gotten from the blog community amazes me daily.  I love that I get to share so much with you all, and I feel like we’re all already family in some weird way.  I love that for the rest of my life, I am going to have this blog as a memory of the month before my wedding (and life after…), and am so thankful for you all that have been a part of it :).

For now, Zach and I just got back from our final date night as singles :).  Tonight, I’m leaving you all with a thank you and pictures, and will be back tomorrow with more.

Sending so much love and gratitude!  Have a great  night all!














You know there will a full review tomorrow!

Good night all!

Thank You . . . Cheers and Dinner

Thank you all so much for all the love and support you’ve shown the past few days 🙂 With all these wedding heavy posts lately, everyone has been sharing their love and excitement for Zach and I and it really means a lot to me.

This is such a unique and special time in our lives and I’m so thankful that I will have this new blog to look back on during this time.  This last month has been a bit hectic and crazy, but I wouldn’t have changed a second.  So thank you to  everyone for being a part of it! 🙂



When I first looked up group hug, this is what I found.

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ummmm…. not so much what I had in mind.

Moving on 🙂

As always, Thursdays are my late nights at work, so my go-to plans are to get food in my belly ASAP and relax.  Normally with bad TV.

Tonight I came home to a homemade salad and steak ready to go on the grill prepared by the boy.



Salad included

  • fresh greens (lots of kale tonight)
  • fresh basil
  • broccoli
  • garden tomatoes
  • a few grapes
  • a new-to-me Sante Fe Blend dressing

Does anybody else LOVE salads the way I do?  I hope you all don’t mind that at least half of the meals I post on here include some kind of salad or side salad.  I love the mix of different flavors and ingredients, what can I say 🙂 Especially now that we have our own little garden that or salad stars can come from!





Our little urban veggie and flower oaisis.



And now, Zach and I are off to enjoy the evening with the last part of the gift his work group sent us this morning.

Something about champagne always makes me feel happy.  We never have it, but after a day like today, is there a better way to top it off than a nice cheers of bubbly?


Question of the Day/Night:  Is there any meal/food you don’t get sick of?

For my married friends, what was your favorite memory pre-wedding?  And for my single friends, what are you most looking forward to in your big day?