Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Breaking the Addiction

After talking a lot with Kody about a month ago I made a monumental decision in my life....I was going to quit drinking diet coke. I know, I know, how can this be? I'm the girl who finished three off before they can even serve me free chips and salsa at Ted's! Since I started training again I decided this was the perfect time. I drink water like crazy now. I hardly even miss the DC. Every now and then I crave it and I will indulge, but I have maybe one a week. ONE A WEEK. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, plus I save a lot of money. My skin glows more (ha!), I don't feel like I want to snack as much, and it will keep my teeth more white. Plus, all that carbonation made me feel icky. Icky is such a grown up word, don't you think? I will keep you updated on my progress, but it has been a successful month so far.

H2O...drink it up!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Angela's Wedding

In all my updating last post, I stupidly forgot to inform everyone about the wonderful wedding of Angela Sawyer and Brian Kopy. So here it goes...

I got up to the Scott Chapel Friday afternoon to help decorate with Lauren, Amy, and Crislyn. Angela did some really cute things. She hung black ribbon around the aisles with white flowers pinned on them. Very classy. She had a gazebo type thing (I don't know the proper word so I'm sorry) wrapped in white lights. It was beautiful. Friday night after rehearsal we all went to the hotel for the dinner catered by Carraba's. Yum yum yum. The dessert was one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. I could have eaten the whole tray, but I resisted. Saturday morning my mom and I hosted a bridal brunch at our house. We had a very eclectic assortment of food. Bagels, quiche, fruit, cup cakes, chex mix, mini chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A, and mini cheeseburgers from Cheeseburgers in Paradise for Angela's own "mini OU tailgate". We watched the OU game and just hung out and ate. We were all stuffed.

After stuffing ourselves we all went to get ready. Amy did my hair, bless her heart, but fortunately it didn't take as long as usual. She's amazing. Angela's hair looked fantastic. She had gorgeous big curls. She has perfect hair for stuff like that. It holds so well. We had a mini dance party while we were getting ready and waiting for pictures. It was some good ole fashioned girl time. Anyway, we had our "photo shoot" outside. The pictures turned out great. We were told to "vogue" which I was not very good at, but it was still fun. Angela and Brian saw each other before the wedding (which I recommend to everyone if you are OK with it...it gets out the jitters!) They took their pictures together. They looked so happy. It made me smile.

The ceremony was beautiful. They picked really pretty music. The flowers were gorgeous. Brian had a great big smile when she came down the aisle. YAY! I had to hold her massive bouquet which turned out to be a little bit of a workout! Angela's dress was gorgeous. It was full lace and had a semi long train. Beautiful! After the ceremony we headed over to the reception. Since most of the pictures were done before the wedding, they were over there pretty quickly and cut the cake. Yum! Brian had a big Nebraska cake, but Angela was sneaky and put in a small OU cake next to it. I love chocolate cake, so those were my favorite. She had a really cute candy buffet with little bags to take your candy home in. I ate all of mine there...shocking. There was shrimp, chicken, fruit, cheese...pretty much everything I like. When it was time to go we all showered them with bubbles. It was really pretty. It was so great to be a part of her wedding. I've never seen her so happy and that made me happy. It was a long time coming. :)

PS. Amy did not put in proper effort when it came to the bouquet toss. That was the only disappointment of the evening. Shame on her!

Friday, September 21, 2007

My Month in Review

It's been a long time. I've missed posting, so here it goes. The past month has been a whirlwind. Angela got married, I totaled the Acura, Kody started back to school, and I started training for my third half marathon. Don't worry, everyone was fine in the accident. It was a minor fender bender. They "totaled" my car because the parts are so expensive. They don't make Legends anymore and it's a 94 so the value wasn't extremely high anyway. It all worked out thought. We bought the car back from insurance and they gave us more than enough money in the settlement to fix it. We were without the car for a month. I got it back on Wednesday. It was such a happy day. Fortunately, I work right down the street from the medical school so Kody and I carpooled every day. The only bad thing was I had to leave the house at 5:30 AM with him everyday. I would come up to my office and workout because there is a gym in the basement. I'm just thankful I don't have to wake up at 5 AM anymore! Kody sent me some gorgeous roses when we got the car back. I know it sounds silly, but I went through a lot of frustrations trying to get everything handled. He's very thoughtful.

I started training for the Route 66 1/2 marathon that is here in Tulsa the weekend before Thanksgiving. I'm about to wrap up week number 3 with a 10 mile run on Saturday. It has felt so great to start running again. I always work out, but I hadn't been running like I normally do. I'm starting to feel like myself again. I can't wait. I'm planning on running in the Cowtown 1/2 marathon in Fort Worth in Feb. and the Memorial 1/2 in OKC in April. I don't want to just run them anymore, I want to get good at them. I will too, I'm stubborn like that.

As most of you know, I am a football fanatic so I have highly enjoy the past few weeks. We have been to a couple of Kellen's high school games. He's playing great! Last night they played Sand Springs and won their first district game. Kellen had some great runs and tackles on defense. He's probably averaging 8 yards a carry. It's fun to be able to watch him. Also, Kody and I are playing intramural football at the medical school. We are 1-1 although we should be 2-o. I had a touchdown in the first game and last night I scored an extra point and had an interception. I'm pretty much amazing. :) Kody also laid me out. He didn't' see me and plowed me over when we were on defense. My neck is a little sore this morning for taking the hit, but I was tough. Kody's mouth started bleeding a little afterwards. And finally, college football has begun. Last weekend we had a football party at our house which consisted of me, Kody, my mom, Stephen and Clayton. I made a blue cake with orange icing with a big UF on it for Florida. The Gators are 3-0 and looking pretty amazing. I can't wait until we go to Gainesville for the big Florida/Florida St. game. It's going to be fantastic!

Robin is coming home this weekend. We are going to the State Fair on Sunday with the fam. I can't wait! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go Gators!