MM: May 1

Happy May!

Once again, I managed to only really take pictures over the weekend.  Jasper and Chris have the most adorable little relationship. Jasper adores Chris, even when he picks him up like this.

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Friday, Chris and I had plans to meet up with my best friend from middle school, Bethany, and her boyfriend Sean.  About 20 minutes before work ended, I was given 4 Royals Diamond Club tickets for that night!  Instead of grabbing drinks with Bethany and Sean, we invited them to the Royals game with us!

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These seats were AMAZING!  Chris and I got there a bit early and walked around before the game started.  It was  pretty chilly night, but the rain held off, and when the wind wasn’t blowing, it was quite pleasant.

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Unfortunately, the Royals lost, but it was fun anyway, and they were ahead for a lot of the game. Our tickets came with food, drink, or merchandise vouchers, so we just had to use them!

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It was really great to catch up with Bethany; it’s probably been over 2 years since I’ve seen her! It was nice to meet Sean, and to have her meet Chris.

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We had a great time!

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Sunday morning, Chris and I ran the Trolley Run.  This was my third time running the Trolley Run, and Chris’ first. It was incredibly rainy and chilly all day Saturday, and we luckily had a break in the rain for the race; it only drizzled a bit.  I’ll have a race recap up soon!

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There was some really crazy weather in western Kansas over the weekend, SNOW and blizzard conditions – the interstate was even closed halfway across the state.  I hope everyone out west is safe! Happy May, friends!

MM: January 23

Hi friends! I have a quick post today, because as of this writing, I’m feeling quite under the weather.  I forgot I had taken this picture last Sunday night, but missed sharing it with you last week. Jasper is terrified of Chris’ guitars, but has no problem hiding behind them.


I ran a total of 6 miles last week, probably my lowest weekly mileage in at least 3 years… due to my cold and a really busy week in general.  Tuesday night I made it out for 3 miles, and it was a bit chilly but felt really good to get outside again!


Jasper has been oh so in love with his paper bag and sham wow.  Hah. Buy him toys and buy him toys and he plays with random junk!


Thursday night I was able to get back outside again with Amy and Jenn.  It was a great run, felt really good the whole time.  Too bad after that run, I really started going downhill.


Friday I progressively felt worse and worse, and spent all day Saturday and Sunday feeling the full effects of a nasty head cold.


That’s about all I’ve got this week. Not much to share, because not much happened! I do have 1 huge great bit of news, Chris and I have picked a venue and settled on a wedding date! YAY!  More news to come soon!

I’m hoping to rest up and kick this cold’s butt, so I can get back out on the roads and get my growing to do list back under control!  Have a great week!

Monday Mentionings: December 7

It’s Monday again.  I feel like the weeks are getting faster and faster.  2 and a half short weeks until Christmas!

Last Tuesday, I went to my new gym, and signed up! My new job has a corporate membership with the Overland Park Athletic Club, and I get a membership at a really great price.  It’s close to home and has so much more to offer than my apartment’s clubhouse gym.  I was excited to try it out, so Tuesday I ran on the Woodway Treadmill (EEEK! They have Woodways!) and then did some lower body weights.  Let me tell you.  I overdid it a bit, and my legs were so sore for two days.  I’m excited to be able to use the gym again a few times a week.

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I work really close to home now, which is just fantastic.  I’ve been there for three weeks now, and have learned so much in such a short time.  The office I work in overlooks a beautiful lake, so I wanted to snap a picture to share.

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I finally got a few personal things together to take to work too.  I don’t want to have a lot up at my desk, because there is lots of possibility of moving teams, which means moving around, but I wanted a few pictures of my favorite people.  I also put up my Christmas decorations, at home and at work,

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Speaking of Christmas decorations, Jasper loves licking the Christmas tree.  Every night after dinner, he sits on the couch and licks and bites a branch or two of the Christmas tree.  I push him away, and he comes right back.  He hasn’t knocked it over though, so that’s good!

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Saturday, I wrote out all of my Christmas cards, and wrapped all the gifts I have so far.  Everything is done except for the packages that are on their way to my apartment! Christmas is going to be such a relaxing and fun family time this year; I’m so excited.

Sunday morning I ran the Great Santa Run 5k, which was a lot of fun! I was so happy to end my year of races on such a great note.

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Last bit of news, this post is my 200th post on My Brave Wings!! I really never imagined this blog would stick and I would be blogging so regularly! Who could have imagined!! Have a great week, friends!!