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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Marathon Saturday

Well HELLO friends! It has been a heck of a long day starting all the way from 4:30am where I went on  a 13 mile run with some running buddies. It was a beautiful run and my legs feel ready for my marathon :)

After the run, I took a quick shower and headed downtown to run some errands. First I swung by Sbux to have my new traditional Soy Peppermint Mocha and an egg sammie!

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Then off to Target I went to pick up a few things and while I was there I found sooo many cute dresses for a steal! I was looking for a dress for the wedding we were going to as well as a Christmas dress.

Loved this one…

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and this one! 

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and this one! 

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and this one!! 

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Guess which one I went with????

This ONE! But I wanted all of them!

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After running a crazy amount of errands before we head out to our retreat we headed over to one of my dearest High school friend Melissa’s Wedding.

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She looked absolutely stunning! 

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Loved the brides maids dresses too. 

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Love this shot! 

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Only in CA can you have a November wedding outside :)

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The flowers were so vibrant! 

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Two buck Chuck.

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Look who joined us?! THE BFF MRS. D. 

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High school buds!

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My Hottie Hubby! 

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Dinner time…

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I grabbed a little of everything off the buffet. Shoot I ran 13 miles and have a race in the morning!!! 

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What we all waited for, the cake! 

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They had cupcakes, how cute! 

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D and I were going to split it..

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but I don’t like cupcakes, so it was all hers! 

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The three of us (D’s Hubby had to work). 

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We left a little early because I was spent and we still had some decorating to do because we never got it done last night. When we got home we finished our tree!!! I know it’s early and Thanksgiving hasn’t even come yet but Hubby and I will be out of town until December 2nd and I wanted it to be all ready for when we got back…I know I am a little proactive :).

Christmas Tree Before

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Time to decorate

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Hubby and Bosco dance to the Christmas Tunes on Satellite…too cute!

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Bosco loves helping.

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Topped off with a bow.

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Hubby and I have a tradition where we make each other an ornament every year at Christmas to put on the tree. Here are some of my favorites..

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More decorations. 

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Alright folks, as you can see it’s been a LONG DAY! I need to get in to bed because I have a 10k race in the morning! I will have a full race recap in the morning!

Hopping to BED!


maria said...

I love your Christmas tree. It's so beautiful. And the homemade ornament idea is adorable.

emilyeatsandexercises said...

I love the dress you bought - you looked amazing in all those dresses, but I thought you made the best choice.

I don't celebrate Christmas, but I do love Christmas trees. I love how you have meaningful ornaments from every year - what great memories.

Kelly said...

I love your homemade ornaments they are awesome! You just made me so much more excited to start the decorating process next weekend!

marathonmaiden said...

beautiful picture overload!! sounds like a crazy busy but amazing day :)

veganindairyland said...

Good luck with the race!

Are you guys bringing Bosco with you for your Thanksgiving trip?

allthingsinmoderation said...

I love the dress you chose ! I would have gone with that one too! Your Holiday decorations are beautiful ! You've inspired me to start my own decorating !

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Your tree looks beautiful. And cupcakes are great idea for a wedding

Lazy Mama Fitness said...

All that and you ran a marathon the next morning? Holy crap!

A Toronto girl out West said...

What an awesome day!!!

Good call on the black dress - you totally rocked it!!!! :o)

Oh and the wedding looked totally cute. Very tasteful and well done. Le sigh.

Lastly, the Christmas pictures are awesome.

findinghappinessandhealth said...

you look gorgeous in all of those dresses! but you look amazing in the one you bought :)
& the christmas tree looks beauuutifull hun.
congrats on the run


* Tyly * said...

I LOVE your tree! All the wedding pictures and Christmas pictures are gorgeous. You look amazing in every single one of those dresses!! LOVE them all!

Joey said...

I love the dress, too! And I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog. I'm a very new runner (don't know if I can even really call myself a "runner" yet) and your posts inspire me every single day! :) Thank you!!!

ktbwood said...

your life is so sweet!! i LOVE all of those dresses..and i got so giddy when i saw that christmas tree..ahh!

Jenna said...

wow! i can't believe how cute those dresses are and they are from target!!
the wedding looked like lots of fun and your tree looks great :)

kceatingontherun said...

Gorgeous tree! I love that tradition so sweet ;)

And girl do you look bad in ANY dress? All were impossibly gorgeous on you!

YUMM cupcakes now I KNOW what is wrong w/ you you don't like cupcakes! LOL

I'm glad your ready for the marathon! Sounds like you are plenty ready.

Rio Runs said...

Wow, I haven't been to Target for clothes in a while- very cute dresses! Beautiful tree. I'm really getting in the mood for the season early this year!

Danielle said...

Mmmmm...more cupcakes for me! :)

ariederer said...

Holy cow! All of those dresses looked so good on you! You're totally rocking that teenie tiny waist. Now I want to run off to my Target to try those on haha! Love the blog too. I'm not sure if I've ever commented but I've been reading for awhile. Your ability to balance your health/fitness and having a good time is really inspiring. Thanks for all your hard work!

Whitney@whitsgettingfit said...

Those dresses are all awesome! I don't know how you left with just one!

RunToTheFinish said...

technically you could have an outdoor wedding in Miami in November too :)

Man that dress is rockstar!! Did you say where you found it.

Saw on your other post you are little under the weather, hope you feel better quickly

Lisa said...

I know this is an old post, but I'm behind. I'm usually just a lurker, but I can't help but comment this time. All those dresses look amazing on you! And I love the idea of the homemade ornaments every year. I just want you to know that even though I don't always comment, I find your blog very inspiring and I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do it.