With all the wedding posts, I've not really shared what else has been going on in our little life. We've had some big changes, well big to us. And no, sorry it's not a baby...that can wait a good 6-8 years.
Do any of you remember the car story? That was quite a fiasco...what I didn't tell you was even after ALL that, the very next day my car acted up again and ultimately landed himself in our apartment parking lot... batteryless and alternatorless. And there he sat for many a days. I caught rides to work and home from gracious friends, and Kevin drove his car. And we researched cars.
Then I found Eleanor online, and well she changed my life! Everyone meet Eleanor:
|Getting the keys at the dealership!|
|New car meets old car, bye bye oldsie|
When the papers were signed and we got the keys (seriously, buying a car at a dealership takes WAY too long), Kevin walked me over to the passenger side and said, "Veronica, I want to show you something, look there's no zip ties holding down the glove box!" oh how I jumped for joy! In fact not only does Eleanor's glove box stays down by itself, but her hood isn't bent in from an old lady hitting a deer, there's no dent in her side from an ex riding up against a car, her windshield wiper fluid container isn't cracked, there isn't a scratch on the hood from my mom's old suburbain back door, there's actually a CD player (and a casette so I can still use my handy hook up to my phone), and it's a 2003!!! That's right, Eleanor is only 11 years old versus my
Farewell Cutless Supreme, thank you for your years of service but I shan't miss you. Please treat my apartment facilities guy well.
On putting on his glasses for the first time, husband said, "oh man I can see our pictures on the wall! It's like HD! Even watching tv is better!"
AND I ran my first 5K this past weekend! It was a very misty, dreary morning but we Sooners run in rain and shine! My goal was to make it in 30 minutes and I beat that goal by a mere 6 seconds!! Many thanks to my superb trainer. My friend, Patrick, encouraged me this past semester when I was in a fitness class to push harder in running. He taught me how to stretch better and he helped me reach a mile, then two miles and now 3.1 in the 5K this weekend. I wouldn't have beat my time if he hadn't come back and run along side me coaching me to keep going. And of course, many thanks to my sweet husband for his encouragement every day, for running with me each week, and for believing in me. Missed you on the run, wish you didn't work Saturdays sometimes.
|running in style|
|Soon after crossing the finish line with Patrick! Looking pretty worn out...|
This weekend was pretty full with my 5K in the morning on Saturday, and scrapbooking with a girlfriend in the afternoon. I don't even think I can begin to explain how totally and completely happy it makes me to finally get back into it! HOORAY! We attended a lovely wedding on Saturday night, Ellen was a fellow phi lamb with me, and it was so great to witness her beautiful day. She was a stunning bride and we just had an absolutely blast on her and Blaine's special day! Sunday was mostly spent scrapbooking while Kevin and his best man watched football...surprise, surprise. The weekend truly just flew by.
|blurry picture of their lovely ceremony|
|Best after-run activity!|