Normally we’ve kept you up to speed on our long runs and how they went. Our last two were far from awesome as far as running goes. 🙂
In early November Beth had a plan for one of our long weekend runs, but then we decided to run the DRC Half so it couldn’t be that weekend. The next weekend we ran Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio, so it couldn’t happen THAT weekend. The following weekend we were due to put in a 12 mile run and Beth had a little surprise for Teal staged in our first 3 miles, specifically at a gas station, which we’ve had to stop at before when starting out a long run. Beth’s fiance was in on the surprise and suppose to hide until we got close and then kind of pop out. =) I’ll just let the pictures tell the story:
And out pops Brent with the surprise!!
Haha, he literally jumped out from behind two telephone poles and scared the crap out of Teal! On and off as we kept running one of us would be chuckling about her scream when he jumped out.
I am so excited to have Teal stand up there with me on my wedding day! While it sometimes feels like just yesterday that we met and in reality it’s going on 6 years, we have been through a lot together! Especially after Sunday when we finish our first marathon together! 🙂 Thanks to Brent for helping me ask her! He’s so awesome to get up early and wait for us to run by!
Back to the running aspect of this day – Beth was excited to get to the gas station for a break – already not feeling it for the day. 😦 But we started going again on our normal route and somewhere right around the 6th mile Beth got light headed and started to walk. Teal kept going a bit further and then came back to meet up with Beth. I don’t think either of us felt exceptionally great out there, and we talked about how we felt like our bodies where screaming at us “When are we going to start tapering??” It might not have physically been a great run, but at least it is a run we will always remember!
For a little bit more of a wedding update, the first weekend in November Beth & Brent along with some other members of their family went and scouted out wedding venues. And then that Monday booked their wedding for October 27, 2012 at the Old Red in downtown Dallas! Which will mean they will be engaged for exactly one year since he proposed October 27, 2011. That same day Beth asked her sister to be her Maid of Honor!
And of course all the things listed on the right side of that photo were purchased and put into a gift bag to go with all of that! Hopefully those items will help her to survive this year! 😉
From the first moment of ever thinking about getting married I knew my sister would be my Maid of Honor! I am pretty sure I’d be lost in life without her! I am SO truly blessed with an amazing & beautiful sister that has not only been a sister but also a friend to me!
Two other ladies, who I have had the honor to stand up with them at their weddings, are going to get to be there for me and my big day as well! 🙂 You have probably seen us mention Mandy & Rebekah A LOT in our blog (they kind of happen to be very important & special friends to both of us). We threw Rebekah a baby shower in October along with Mandy. It was Mandy’s wedding in February that took the two of us to Puerto Vallarata. Beth met Mandy & Rebekah in college and who knew at the initital meetings of those two awesome ladies that 9 years later we would still be friends – friends forever! The three of us have done SO MUCH together! We’ve traveled to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Vegas, and some other domestic destinations. They are two ladies that I can and do turn to for everything! Somewhere back in 2005 a tradition for the 3 of us started where we would take a picture with a green drink. It came from sharing a weird green colored drink at the Star Trek bar in the Hilton in Vegas in 2005 and then green beers for St. Patty’s day in 2006. We have kept the tradition going –
Both of these pictures were actually used in the card I sent them and underneath them on the front of the card said “Will you help me finish the collection…” and then the inside said “…and do me the honor of being a bridesmaid in my wedding?” CanNOT wait to have a green drink picture on October 27, 2012!!
Then the weekend before Thanksgiving Beth went and found her wedding dress! 🙂 And this past Saturday all four of the ladies mentioned in this blog threw Beth & Brent an engagement party! It has been a whirlwind of a month and cannot be more thankful for these ladies!