Wedding Photos: Ceremony

Photos from our ceremony…

I LOVE that cake picture! I saw one just like that from my photographer’s website and asked him to take one like that of my cake.

I had a brass quintet play for the ceremony.  As a musician, live music was very important to me for the ceremony and I had to go non-traditional.  I play in string quartets all the time for weddings, but I also play trumpet.  Sometimes I sub for the one trumpet player for this brass quintet and I am close friends with two of the guys.  I had them play “Moon River” for when the mothers walked down and had “All You Need Is Love” for the bridesmaids and myself.  At the end of the ceremony, the quintet played “When I’m 64″.  My dad and I are big Beatles fans :)

I was very scared of walking down those stairs.  I had the groomsmen walk down the bridesmaids to keep things safe.  I had to take it SLOW for when I went down with my dad because my train was so long!

Also, I painted a violin white and had guests sign it for our “guest book”.

The Oats Are Back!


Overnight oats are back!!

I’ve been using these oats for awhile and think they are pretty good :)

The ingredients!

*1/4 cup oats

*1/4 or less of Almond Breeze

1/2 container of my favorite yogurt: So Delicious Blueberry

*1 tablespoon Flax Seeds

Mix em up!

Blueberries on top, cover and put in the fridge overnight!

Big ol’ glob of Peanut Butter on top of oats in the morning!

Back to school today to teach tons of violin lessons and possibly taking a BodyPump class at 5:30 if I can make it! If not, I guess I’ll go for a run :)

Bon Voyage!

Thursday Workout: 3 mile run, 1 mile walk, BodyPump class

Yesterday I taught music lessons at school from 9:00-3:00.  Lots and lots of 10-12 year old violins and cellos!  I was excited that my friend Julie would be at school and we could go to lunch together!!  There is an orchard/deli close to our school so we ordered sandwiches :)

I got a massive tuna salad flatbread for lunch.  It was HUGE and I could only eat half of it!

Julie posing with her turkey panini like a good friend.  She is secretly an obsessed blog reader like the rest of us!

After music lessons, I went home and changed into running clothes and ran OUTSIDE (for the first time in a looonnng time).  The weather was decent (80 degrees, cloudy) so I thought I would push myself. I ran without music/ipod… sometimes when you hear children play instruments all day long, you need some silence!

Posing pre-sweat session

My Garmin statssssss

I was pretty happy with my run, especially the negative splits! My legs felt really tired, so I decided to walk the last mile and let them recover before BodyPump.  Before I drove to the gym I had to have one of my favorite snacks to hold me over…

Has anyone had the PB cookie Luna bar?? IT’S SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!

Seriously tired, sweaty and smelly after BodyPump. These 2 workout days are killlllling me!

When I got home I ate a huge amount of homemade pizza.  I probably burned about 700-800 calories from running and pump, so I deserved it!

Colby is very happy to eat his big pizza :)

I am typing this post Thursday night while I wait for my laundry to finish in the dryer.  We are I am packing for the beach right now and I am ready for bed. I HATE when I wait until the last minute to pack for a trip!  Originally we thought we were leaving early Saturday morning to drive to Myrtle Beach, SC but the place we are renting is open Friday so we are allowed to go down a day early!  The only problem with that is I was planning on doing wash and packing on Friday… Colby already packed and I will end up throwing all of my clothes into a giant suitcase.  Yes, I will over-pack… and yes my foam roller is going on vacation with us :)  I found out there is a Gold’s Gym 6 miles from the place we are staying, so I can use my membership there and take BodyPump!! I have free guest passes, so I am going to take Colby to a pump/spin class while we are there.  Who cares if he is the only guy in the class when we are in a different state!

10+ hour car ride on Friday… think I will drive Colby crazy??

(Hoping we have internet at the beach… or else I will be drinking some serious Starbucks with my laptop!)

My Muscles Need a Vacation

Wednesday Workout: 1 hour spin class

Last night, my friend Kim sneaked a picture of me bustin out some hot “Just Dance” Wii moves on my camera :) What a good friend … taking blog pictures of me doing awkward fake dance moves!

This morning, Colby went swimming and lifting early and when he finished we were starving and went to a diner for breakfast with all the old people.

We were seriously the youngest people in there and LOVE that breakfast is like $2. The old guy behind me kept hogging the booth with his arm…

Oh my gosh… boyfriend of the year that poses with his food for the blog :)

After we ate, we ran a bunch of errands: Kohls for Colby to buy new shirts/shorts for the beach, haircut for Colby and Target for us to get sunscreen and stuff I don’t need like…

This nail polish that I think looks so Summer-ish and when I got home realized it is Tiffany blue :)  I’ll paint my finger and toenails tonight and see how I like it.  I seriously have the worst fingernails because I keep them so short for playing the violin.  My feet also look like a train wreck because two toenails are in the process of growing back after I lost them during marathon training.  I’m sure you needed to know that :)

This tank top that I wore to spin class tonight.  Who doesn’t need another tank top?

Before I could go to spin, I had to go to the Post Office to mail out 2 boxes.  One was a pair of really cute black TOMS wedges I got from my Mom for Christmas that are a 1/2 size too small. So, finally I sent them out today so I can actually get the bigger size and wear them this summer! The other box was wedding music and text books I borrowed from a friend.  Text books…. gagggg I have to start another master’s class in July :(   **tearsssss**

Why is the line at the Post Office always SO LONG!??!? I should have left earlier because I went in without tape and had to buy that and tape up the boxes and wait in line FOREVER!! Then I was late to spin class and missed the first 5 minutes. That’s okay because it still kicked my butt.  My triceps and shoulders are still sooooo sore from BodyPump yesterday, so of course the spin instructor had us hold small weights and do shoulder work in the middle of the class while we were spinning…. whyyyyyyy?!?!

At spin I realized I broke my water bottle when I dropped it in the driveway yesterday :(  I love this waterbottle. It is aluminum and changes to dark pink when you fill it with cold water! It’s not leaking yet, so I’ll keep using it until it dies.

Happy to be back in the car after spin class.

This picture is for Kristy, who doesn’t think I sweat when I take BodyPump or spin class!  I always towel off my sweat before I take my glamour shots for you! Look at that hair, I definitely worked out a lot.

Now I’m off to roll out my legs so I can walk tomorrow…

I’m supposed to go to a BodyPump class tomorrow with my friend Anne, so I need to take it easy!! I made a protein/recovery shake when I got home and I’m ready for a shower and some TV time tonight :)