October 21, 2012

Color Run Nashville

 Pinterest is an awesome thing. Early this year while scoping out other running ideas, I came across this thing called the Color Run. The name and picture obviously caught my attention, so I looked into it. Well, as soon as I read about it I was hooked. I had to do it! Little did I know that everyone else around Nashville would want to do it too! When I went to sign up, it was already sold out and I was extremely bummed! A couple of weeks ago though, I got the chance to get a friends registration and was able to sign up for the run with some of my friends. To say I was excited is an understatement. At the last minute, Amanda got to come with us too! Here are a few pictures of the day.

I am so glad that I got to do this run! Sam had to chance to do it too and didn't want to. When I asked him afterwards if he wished he had run with us, he said he did. Lessoned learned I suppose. We are definitely going to do this again if it comes back to Nashville. We are also going to get even more colorful the next go around because we know what to expect! I can't wait!

Night Out in the Street

On Wednesday night, Sam got a call asking if we wanted to go to the free Luke Bryan concert that was going on downtown. Of course this was something that we had to do, so we met up with friends at the Flying Saucer to hang out for a little bit and then we started out to the streets of Nashville to watch Luke Bryan. There were so many people down there and was starting to get stormy, so we didn't stay out there too long. It didn't matter though. Sam and I like to change up our normal routine of work, home, gym, bed during the week every now and then. It is always hard to get up to go to work the next morning, but the advice of my best is true...We shall enjoy it while it's just the two of us! 

Dressin' Up

...is hard to do as you get older. Sam and I try to be creative when it comes to dressing up for Halloween parties. This year our friends, Blake and Ashleigh, threw their daughter Quinnlyn her 1st birthday party with a Halloween theme. Everyone was suppose to dress up, but of course only about half of the group did making the ones who did dress up feel awesome! :) Well, this year Sam and I had a little bit of trouble coming up with something creative, but we did end up dressing up.

We dressed up as Joe Dirt and an 80's prom girl. I also could've been that girl from Napolean Dynamite, but either way something that I normally am not. 
Boone was an adorable little monkey. He cracked me up walking around in his monkey suit complete with a tail. It got better when he started eating a banana! LOVED IT! SO stinking cute! I love those cubby cheeks! :)

Regardless of the fact that only a few of the friends dressed up, it was still a fun night of getting together and hanging out around a fire! This seems to be the theme this fall and I love it!

October 8, 2012

Hello Fall

 This weekend was my fall break at work. Two years ago that would have meant that I would have a week to enjoy to myself, but now that means an extended weekend. I won't complain...I'll take whatever break I can get! :) This past weekend has been our weekend trip to Gatlinburg with Steve and Amanda. This year Sam and I wanted to do something a little different and go camping. This was definitely different from our cabin with heating and air, a hot tub, and a mountain view. We had a great view of the lake, decently hot showers, and a fire to keep warm. We weren't really expecting to have such fall like temperatures this weekend. Bottom line..it was cold, but we still had a great time. I must say my favorite moment of the trip was our little race of speed walking techniques. Amanda and I lost so bad mainly because we were laughing too hard to focus on speed walking. Yes, we do know how to entertain ourselves when we are freezing and tired due to our neighboring campsite that decided it was best to sleep during the day and stay up until 3 A.M. being loud and obnoxious! Luckily, night number two brought rain early forcing them into their tent early! :) Ahh it's the little things! :)
Like I said..it was cold. We had a fire, blankets, long sleeves, and hoodies and were still freezing!
 Great view of the lake
 Hanging in there bright and early Saturday morning. 

 Throwing a little baseball since they couldn't watch any football! I have to admit..I liked the break from football for one day! :)
 Amanda and Steve
 Lovely Lake
 A little windy
 We had a great dinner at least! Steak, chicken, salad, baked beans, and veggies! Yum! 

 Let it be known that we tried to take this picture ourselves at least 8 times before the boys came back. This was the best we got..it was much better than the other pictures but it made for many, many laughs! 

 Group Photo

 Breakfast of champions...Sausage, bacon, eggs, and chocolate chip pancakes! 
It was a great little camping getaway and kept with the theme of doing new things this year. We went to Tims Ford Lake which we had never been to and went camping with Steve and Amanda which was new too! I have found that although I do like things I know..I also like doing new things too! Who would've known! :)