Can I just say that I love long weekends and the short week that follows! Tuesday starts have me already thinking about the weekend to come and man do I need it after how busy we were this weekend! I keep saying we're going to stop packing our weekends to the brim but then something comes up and BAM we're going, going, going all weekend long!
Saturday we headed to Grand Rapids to meet with the Father and go over the wedding ceremony details followed by an appointment with our reception venue to do the menu planning/tasting. OMG it was a total foodgasm of the mouth! We were absolutely stuffed and quickly slipped into a food coma after arriving back home. Needless to say, we are even happier with our choice of reception venue for the big day!
Sunday morning we woke up bright and early to head over to Kensington Metropark; Spike had taken me there last year when I was injured and ever since I had been dying to go when I was able to run again. You see there is a mostly wooded running/biking trail that loops around Kent Lake, which is just over 8 miles and absolutely gorgeous. It took us a little over an hour to make our way around the lake and I loved every minute of it! (Especially having Spike by my side every step of the way) It was a serious confidence booster considering how tough running has been lately due to the heat/humidity and my wonky right leg/ankle issue. I finished the run totally spent but incredibly happy and after Spike wrapped up the last of his miles we enjoyed a few minutes soaking up the view of the lake.
After getting cleaned up from the run, we met up with Jamoosh and Lady J for a burger and brew in downtown Brighton; it was great to spend some quality time with Jamoosh's better half. (Though we've met before in passing, this was the first time we got to sit down and really chat.) After lunch we took them over to our favorite little running shop in town, Elite Feet. We love visiting this store, even if just for a chat, the guys who run it are great (and incredibly fast!), although, I do hold them partially responsible for encouraging Spike's crazy ultra plans. After Elite Feet we parted ways with our Texan friends and headed to Bed, Bath & Beyond to do some wedding registering. Despite what everyone has told us, we didn't really find this particular wedding related activity very fun. It's SO overwhelming and we quickly tired of making decisions and scanning stuff. (I know, I know #firstworldproblems.)
Monday was spent hitting up the local Memorial Day parade followed by helping friends do some remodeling at their house. All in all it was a great weekend, but like I said above, it was just really, really busy. What about you guys? What did you get in to over the long weekend?
|Caught this sunset yesterday, isn't it eerily beautiful over this swamp?|