Monday, February 24, 2020

Our 10th Anniversary Party

On February 27th, we celebrate 10 years married! Honestly, it's been 10 years of bliss. We've worked hard to have an amazing marriage, and I'm super proud of that. My sweet sweet sister threw us a little party to celebrate! 

It was truly the most fun party I've ever been to. There is something super special about having all the people you love in one room. (Well almost all!) We had a private room in one of our favorite breweries, and had so much fun visiting and having drinks with our friends and family. 

There were so many beautiful details, like copycat centerpieces that we had at our wedding! We also had a fantastic caterer who made a stunning grazing table. It was a work of art, and delicious! Note also the lovely dessert table, complete with pug cookies. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Recent Reads #6


1 Star = Hated It -  2 Stars = Didn't Like It - 3 Stars =Liked It - 4 Stars = Really Liked It - 5 Stars = Loved it

Plot: From Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men."
What I Liked: This book is based on a real school for boys near my hometown of Tallahassee. It's been in the news a lot in the last few years because of the number of unmarked graves that have been found. It was absolutely fascinating/horrifying to read about something that took place so close to home. My grandparents lived in Tallahassee during this time period, and it was really neat to imagine the Tallahassee they knew and recognize places mentioned in this story. 
What I Didn't Like: Obviously, the subject matter on this one is really tough, and hard to read. 
Rating: 5 Stars

Monday, February 10, 2020

My First Half Marathon


After finding my (hilariously unachievable) 30 before 30 list, I realized one of the only things I might be able to attain in the next few months was doing a Half Marathon. I really wanted to do a Disney Half, but quickly dismissed that after seeing the price tag (we're talking hundreds.). My hometown was offering one at a more pleasant price of $30, and it was in the right time of year, so I signed up before I could change my mind. 

I was so grateful my mom and sister agreed to do it with me! My sister and I started training in late September, and we both agree this was one of the coolest things we've ever done. I don't think either of us has ever successfully seen a goal through like this. The progress we made training was so apparent, before we knew it we were running 8 or more miles on the weekend. (Run/Walking anyway.)

Monday, February 3, 2020

What I Wore In January