Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Ran the Chicago Half Marathon!

Righttttttttt!  Only kidding.  Do I have your attention yet?  If you know me at all you would know that I have a love/hate relationship with any form of exercise. However, there was a half marathon while I was in Chicago last weekend, maybe next year...

Anywho, I had a FABULOUS girls weekend in Chicago with Kate and Jacqueline.  Jacqueline has lived in Chicago for a while, but recently bought a new house and her husband was out of town so... while the boys are away, the girls will play! We had a blast catching up, sightseeing, eating great food, shopping up a storm, and seeing an OUTSTANDING show.  Seriously, Rock of Ages was unbelievable.  I love a good musical!  I warned them that I play tourists when I travel, so I had my camera in tow.  Hence all the "touristy" pictures.  We were missing one of our wonderful friends, Amy, who unfortunately, but also fortunately couldn't make it due to celebrating the Clemson Fund raising $608, 839, 594!  Go Tigers!  Looks like we are well on our way to one billion!  Sorry, just a little plug for my money raising fool of a friend.  Missed and love ya Amy! 

I miss us all living together or even in the same city, but also love when we can get together and pick up right where we left off.  The weekend was just like old times...only we are a bit older and wiser now. 

Pictures from our Architectural Boat Tour

 This was the name of our boat.

 Love the look of the building!

 Did you know the Sears Tower is now the Willis Tower?

 Mr. Trump sure does have a pretty building.

 The Bean

Blurry picture (Camera was acting up...pretty sure I just need to take a class) but fabulous view none the less...
LOVED this show!
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At the end of our trip, I found out Sue lived in the field museum!  I have a book about Sue at school, so I feel like I need to go see her.  On the itinerary for the next trip...Cubs Game and Sue!  Oh!  And the half marathon, how could I forget?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

the PARTY!

Let the party begin!  I had the TIME OF MY LIFE at our reception!  I finally got to celebrate, visit with most everyone there and thank everyone for come.  I could have continued to party into the wee hours of the night, but unfortunately it did have to end.  Our band, Flashback, was I knew they would be.  Check out some video footage from our wedding on their Facebook page here.  Again, everything was just PERFECT.  Lindsay Alexander Photography captured the night beautifully and there were so many to choose from.  I will let all the pictures paint the picture of all the fun we had.  Enjoy!

The best band ever!

Clemson Alumni

Brooks, my brother, clearly was having a great time.
He makes me smile. :)
Josh surprised everyone with a little performance of "867-5309"

We LOVE a love train..."People all over the world, join hands, start a love train, love train." 
Singing yet?

My lovely Matron of Honor and her hubby :) 
A place to rest those weary dancing feet.

First Dance with my love :)
"My Girl" with my Daddy.
Mother/Son dance.
SGE friends...miss these ladies.

Go Mom!

The BEST day of my life!