Engagement BBQ & Hula Hoop Exhaustion
Whew! This weekend did me in. I woke up this morning feeling like I could sleep another few hours and that feeling never really went away.
Luckily, a beautiful sunrise shining into your window is more enticing than being greeted by rainy, windy weather. Definitely appreciating that this spring.
Friday afternoon kicked off with a pedicure (I left work a few hrs early) before continuing with errands. My feet were in desperate need for some serious work. Kind of felt bad for the pedicurist.
The manfriend spent ALL Friday doing cleaning and yard work. He spread a TON of bark in the yard and made things look about 1,000x better. No longer embarrassed of our front yard.
Saturday was the engagement BBQ so I spent all morning running more errands - flowers from Trader Joe's, beer, meat and cheesecake at the grocery store, plants/flowers at the local home improvement store.
It's amazing how, even with a small party, you can spend way more time and money, visit more stores and overanalyze things more than you ever should.
Because I had so many errands and plenty of cleaning to do, I had to squeeze in my workouts where I could. No Saturday am yoga for this girl!
Instead, I busted out a 30 min heart pounding circuit (similar to Tina's Hooray for Honduras workout). A few hours later after doing some of my chores, I raced out on the bike for an hour of great riding along the river.
And a few hours later, it was party time.
To make things a bit easier on myself, I assigned people to bring things to contribute - salad/veggies from grams, beer/chairs/lawn game from the family, side dishes, a gas grill, etc. Seriously. Our charcoal grill would have taken FOREVER to make 20 or so burgers - Thank you, Lindsey and Sonny!
Crazy how time flies. I always said Kyle (who is 2 yrs younger) would get married before I did!
We had about 20 people, mostly family and a few local friends. With our small yard and deck, it seemed to be the perfect amount. As the hostess, it's always tough to try and talk with everyone, but it was worth it. The manfriend and I were both happy we decided to have a party.
Sunday was equally as exhausting, but involved even more exercise, sun, food and friends than the day before.
We capped the weekend at another BBQ where runners hula hooping and Elliptigo-ing (so fun!) were perfectly normal. This is Tracktown, USA after all.
How was your weekend?