Hey blog readers. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Ours was full of relaxation – or not. Friday was Ultimate Ball Day with the Supreme 90. It was more comical than anything. Then it was date night. We went out for Thai food, then we popped some corn and watch the movie Fair Game. We really liked it – really well made.
Saturday was a rest day from Supreme 90, which was a good thing because neither of us could move. I’m not even kidding. The simplest motions like putting on deodorant, turning a corner in the car, sitting on the toilet, and lifting the milk carton out of the fridge required a tremendous amount of effort. Apparently, we are weaklings. We spent most of the day doing a windshield survey of homes in Starkville. We currently live in Columbus, which is about 30 miles from Starkville, which is where Mississippi State is. I don’t really mind the commute, but with Alex moving to San Antonio in August, there is really no sense in staying in Columbus anymore so we’re considering moving to Starkville in the next month or so. We had a list of potential homesteads and slowly but surely crossed them all off one by one as we drove by them. None were really what we were looking for. Sigh. House hunting is so stressful. Saturday night found us at the “Baddest Bullring in the South” also known as the Columbus Speedway. Yes, for 5 enduring hours we sat on rickety bleachers with the best of the rednecks and watched us some dirt track car racin. Yee haw.
Today, we started our day off with Tabata Inferno, which pretty much left us both collapsed in heaps on the floor. We grabbed our recovery drinks (Gatorade) and took Elmer for a walk until our bodies quit shaking. This Supreme 90 thing is going to break me yet. Then, we mowed the lawn, did laundry, went to the grocery store, and made the most delicious lasagna we’ve ever had. I may need to post this recipe.
Spring time in Mississippi is more along the lines of summer in Iowa so it’s already well into the 70s and 80s here. Even though it isn’t quite fruit season, the weather had me craving fresh fruit in the worst way. So, I went a bought all the good summer fruits (thank you, Mexico) and made an angel food cake to enjoy it with! Nom, nom, nom. Farmer’s Market kicks off this coming weekend, so hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on something grown locally. Which reminds me, I need to plant some peppers…
Anyway, I’m really here to tell you about my friend Dani’s wedding. She got married the last weekend of my spring break in San Antonio. Dani and I met on the USAFA Girlfriends Facebook group. I know, I couldn’t believe they had a group for that, too, but after (inadvertently) being a part of the Student (pilot) Spouses group at Columbus, I now understand. But, I was new to Colorado Springs and I really wanted friends, so I checked it out. Dani and I started sending messages and decided to meet for lunch, or I guess you could call it a blind date. We ate lunch at Noodles and Co. (I so dearly miss that place) and chatted the afternoon away and ended up going to Olive Garden for dinner. Many lunch dates/social events/shopping trips later, we had become really good friends. Her boyfriend, Shea, was a cadet at the Academy just a year behind Alex. We spent many a time discussing our futures with our cadets over queso dip and margaritas at On the Border. I was so excited when she asked me to be her Maid of Honor in her wedding. I literally squealed. Alex was the unofficial photographer at the wedding so we have a ton of pictures. Here are a few of my favorites.
|Dani and her dad.|
Borrowed: earrings from me
Blue: super cute shoes
|The Wedding Party|
|The boys thought this would be a cool picture. But they weren’t wearing heels.|
|Such a cute couple. I’m so happy for them!|
|I love this picture. They are so in love.|
|This was a few days before their wedding. We went out for the amazing Mexican food in San Antonio. It was also Mustache March, and Shea wasn’t allowed to have one for the wedding, hence, the hat.|
Shea and Dani stationed in Guam now. Shea is doing logistics for the Air Force. I hate that they are so far away, but I was so glad that I got to be a part of their big day!
Next time I find the opportunity to blog, I’ll post some of the wicked pictures I took at the Meridian Air Show we went to. My camera + paparazzi lens = awesome air show pictures. Well, I suppose it is about time to get ready for another Monday. Do you dread Mondays? I don’t really mind them, it’s actually Sunday nights that I dread. Oh well, let’s get this one over with and start a new week! Cheers!