The one in which we get colorful.

I’m now thinking every blog needs to be titled, “The one…” ala F R I E N D S. Which now also has led me to have the inevitable, am I a Rachel or a Monica dilemma?

Anyways. This weekend I ran The Color Run with some fun people and now I’m gonna drop an abundant number of photos on you.

 

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//Hi people. This is my official “back to blogging” post. Lately I’ve been letting some things convince me that my little blog was no longer a good thing, but I’m refocused on why I started this thing and ready to start keeping track of the many moments in between the milestones. Speaking of stones,(yep- just did that) yesterday me, the mister, and my sister went up to Stone Mountain and took in some of this beautiful Autumn weather . I’m always so thankful for the month of October, between the crisp of the air, and the crunch of leaves, what’s not to love. Also, just in case anyone is keeping track, this hiking trip was slightly less eventful as I did not find myself stuck on a rock. \\
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Adventures In Antiquing.

Yesterday we had some lovely visitors up in Raleigh in the form of my grandmother, mom, and sister. We had a crisp fall day among us and made our way over to a little Raleigh gem, The Vintage Village to try our hand at antiquing.

What did you all do this weekend?

Awkward and Awesome.

 

The first awesome thing that occurred was that we received our wedding photos! Our Photographers captured every last moment and I can’t wait to share more with you all- I may be a bit biased but they just might be the best wedding pictures ever.

Now onto some more A&A

Awkward.

-Some random man at the library thinking I’m sending a sweet smile his way. No, no sir. This look is meant for my sweet husband just behind you, now put your returning smile away and keep on walking.
-Clint and I have been playing lots of tennis lately- he even just invested in a shiny new racket! We’re basically the only people who ever use the tennis courts at our apartment complex so it’s sort of like we have tennis courts in our backyard (except they would technically be in our front yard). Although I imagine that when having our own personal tennis courts we wouldn’t have to deal with two young girls whose sole mission was to distract us. More than once we had to ask them to give us our tennis balls back, at one point I even looked over to see one of the girls standing on the court with me- we’re not playing doubles, girly.
-At some point last week we had a cockroach in our shower. Despite how quickly I ran screaming to get a shoe to smash that sucker it managed to get away… by crawling into the wall. Yes, this was possible. There was just a tiny bit of a gap between our shower faucet and the wall that was just the space that darn thing needed to escape its pending death. Clint has since fixed this issue (and I fixed a closet handle.. Mr&Mrs fix-it right here!) but since it happened I have never taken quicker showers, or gotten more shampoo in my eyes as I keep them peeled for any signs of a creepy crawler. I’m gradually getting over it but I won’t lie, I enter the bathroom with caution.
-So the story goes like this. Clint spends his time making me the most perfect milkshake. I then drop said milkshake upon the handoff and it goes all over our floor, and the couch, and my feet. We then spent the next twenty minutes cleaning up my clumsiness. He ended up letting me share his milkshake :]

Awesome.

-My brother is getting married this weekend and I could not be more excited!! I absolutely can’t wait for him and his lady to tie the knot and I am so so so glad that I’ll be a part of their special day. It’s going to be amazing to get to see all my family again and really get to spend time with them. At our wedding I felt like I hardly got to spend any real time with anyone, just lots of snippets with everyone. So I can’t wait to see everyone this weekend and truly treasure our time together. SO excited!!
-It’s like officially fall, people. We turned our heat on the other day and I just sat around and swooned over the smell that accompanies that warm air. It’s fantastic. When I’m back home this weekend I will be packing up all my fall clothes and my beloved boots and I just can’t wait for me and my vests to be reunited. I love you chilly days.

What’s been awkward & awesome lately?

Lately.

I’ve been a bit of lazy blogger lately so this is me now bombarding you all with photos of what’s been going on. Here is life lately…

Three weeks ago my sister, Kim, came up to Raleigh to visit. We went to the State Farmer’s market where we got scuppernongs and a watermelon with more seeds in it then I have ever seen before- still delicious though. We also hit up a local “fun-spot” where we raced go carts and took a swing at the batting cages. And then I spent the next three days holding my side, people, stretch before you swing. Raleigh is currently scattered with giant decorated cow statues. Apparently this is an annual art festival that takes place. We have a bunch of them at a shopping center near our home so we snapped a quick pic with a floral cow. Then we made our way to Duke University, where they of course were having their first home football game. We opted to stroll through the Duke Gardens for a more relaxed Duke experience. The flowers were blooming, the sun was shining, and a wedding was underway. We got to watch the bride make her entrance in what I’ll be calling, the most unorganized wedding I’ve ever seen. I won’t get into details, just know, the veil barely made it down the aisle and the groom hardly made it to his place on time. We also went downtown to the Museum of Natural Sciences. This is where I had a chill-inducing experience with a snake display and then could hardly turn a corner without having a serious case of the creeps. I couldn’t even enjoy the butterfly room knowing there was a tarantula crawling around in the same space. And I just about lost it when I saw the cockroach display. Tiny box, dozens of cockroaches, too much to handle. Ick. Unrelated to all of that, later in the week while at Barnes and Noble I saw that little book up there The Sibling Effect : What the bonds among brothers and sisters reveal about us. It took a lot of self-restraint to not pick this one up and slyly make the purchase. I’m pretty sure I know my role in the family but I’d love to know Mr. Kluger’s thoughts. I may or may not be secretly purchasing this on my kindle.

 

Two weekends ago I made my way back to Charlotte for some pre-wedding activities for my dear friend Madison. While there I of course spent some girl time with my all-time favorite puppy and gave her a bone-bow. And there is nothing better than dancing in a pair of mickey mouse slippers- you should try it. The jar is something I’m trying, and calling the Five for Five jar. For the next five years I am going to put every five dollar bill I get into the jar. And on September 10, 2017 I’m going to smash that thing to pieces and take all my little five dollar bills somewhere special to treat myself. This could vary greatly. Right now I have $10 dollars so I know I’ll at least be able to go to Starbucks and get a celebratory drink if nothing else. I’m pretty excited to see where life will take me and that jar. For Madison’s bachelorette party we went to Wine and Design (for some reason I always want to spell wine as whine.. big difference). I had never done this before and I really enjoyed it. For our class we painted a “Starry Night” inspired Charlotte Skyline. Mine is now proudly displayed in our living room-

 

This past weekend I was back in Charlotte again for the BIG day. There was a bride, a groom, a flower girl, and tons and tons of people who poured out love and well-wishes for a couple that couldn’t be more deserving of it all. And I was absolutely honored to be a part of it all. There was also gorgeous flowers, a tear-inducing walk down the aisle, a night of celebration, a scrumptious cake, a whole bunch of dancing, and a sparkling departure. I’ve known this particular Mr & Mrs since high school and remember the days of sitting between them in Chemistry class. I’ll never forget the squeal that escaped me as I saw the rock on her finger for the first time and the way she smiled when she first tried on her wedding dress. Nothing is sweeter then when truly great people find true love.

What have you all been up to lately?