Friday, August 17, 2012


If I had to choose one word to describe our past weekend....I would choose romantic.  There's something about the nostalgia that comes from re-visiting that site where your marriage began.  As much excitement as I felt, I underestimated how truely romantic the weekend would be.  Not to get all sappy on you all, but what I love most about my husband is that I absolutely love just chillin' with him, you know?  Having an afternoon beer....or two, or three, or.....

I just love hanging out with the guy.

However, in enlarging this pic...what is up with that creeper mustache he has going on? I just noticed that.  I may have to have a talking to about that this evening....

When we arrived Friday evening, I just couldn't wait to get inside the resort to see the remodeling they had done.  Luckily, they left all the special stuff just as I remembered it!  But the rooms...they were just GORGEOUSLY redone.

We headed out that evening to enjoy the downtown strip for Excelsior's monthly "Second Fridays" party, which basically consists of the little shops staying open later than usual and a live band on the strip. 

Blue Raddish was my FAVORITE stop.  Hello, they serve free Blue Margaritas to their shoppers.  Jon & I thought they were pretty weak at first...and then 20 minutes later, a nice little blue buzz hit us. 

We had a nice dinner that evening at our favorite italian restaurant called Ventana Grill.  You're supposed to load up on carbs the night before your race.  And believe me.  I took FULL advantage. 

And I know I didn't mention it beforehand...but I had another race Saturday morning.  Because it was "Pet Retreat" weekend at The Elms, there was a little 5k race to raise money for the local shelter.  Hello...sign me up! 

I didn't tell you ahead of time as I was worried I'd get into the wine and not actually run it.  But apparently the blue margs, 2 glasses of wine and night cap of Jim Beam helped this sistah out.

I finished it in 29 minutes 50 seconds.

I did had a great cheer squad.  Jon & Belle. 

Best cheerleaders ever.

Before heading downtown to celebrate, we decided to enjoy some of the "Pet Retreat" events including a doggie kissing contest.

We totally should have won. 


We were up against some fierce competition.  And I'm not fully convinced that this dog is actually alive. 

Creepy????  I think so.  We were out of our league with these pet enthusiasts.  I mean, listen.  I love my dog but I don't like to MAKE OUT with my dog.

After a fun little photo shoot outside the gazebo where we had our ceremony....back downtown it was!

We sampled some local brews.


Drank wine.

And drunkily kissed on the street.

Then it was back to the resort for our COUPLES MASSAGE!!

They warned us that we'd probably feel more drunk after the massage as they would push the alcohol thru our bloodstream.

And based on the look of my face in the above photo (taken after the massage), i'd say they're correct.

But we decided to have another sangria anyway. 

Then we headed upstairs to get ready for a WONDERFUL dinner in the new resort restaurant. 

But not before I busted a few dance moves in the ballroom where our reception was held.

Food.  Wine.  Margaritas.  A Race.  More Food.  Dancing.  Shopping.  And Kissing.

Lots of kissing.

The makings of a great weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Unknown said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Blue margs are my fav! Especially free! Congrats on another great finish on your race!


Such a sweet weekend! You and Belle SO should have won that kissing contest! That old man and his miserable looking doll, I mean dog, freaked me out just seeing his photo! The shirt he is wearing is a bit much! Yikes! What was he thinking!? I need to get a blue margarita STAT!

Unknown said...

looks like a full, fun weekend!and what a cute little town.
that man with the dog though, YIKES!

Gretchen said...

Um, you have the cutest dog ever. No seriously. :)
Yay to another 5k! You'd kick my ass! I can't seem to break 30 minutes for the life of me. Great job!
Looks like you had a great weekend!

Angie said...

What s perfect weekend! Well with the exception of the creepy guy & even creepier dog!

Jordan said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! There's nothing better than just chilling and enjoying a few beers. Congrats on the 5k!

Alyssa said...

What a fun weekend!! And a beautiful place to stay!! (Love your blue dress, by the way!)

Because Shanna Said So said...

Melt my heart! You guys are so cute! Those pictures of your shadows is AWESOMENESS!!!! And congrats on the 5K!!! You go, girl!!

Caitlin C. said...

You guys are THE cutest, and looks like you had such a fun weekend!! Supremely jealous :)

kjpugs said...

OMG everything about this is awesome. First of all, I would out-makeout everyone as I pretty much french my pugs daily. And congrats on your race!!! You guys look great (obviously except for the mustache) and now I need a massage.

jami lynn said...

Looks like you had a blast! Weekend getaways are the best.