Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Don't Rock the Boat

This past weekend I ran my first 5k ever!! I was a little nervous but way more excited! The course was along the river and was gorgeous! Most of the course was flat and completely shaded. Thankfully! I've been running around 8 in the morning to beat the heat, but shew at 1o it was definitely hot. This was the best first race I could've possibly done. The volunteers were super super friendly and helpful. I didn't feel lost in all the experienced runners at all. I had my  personal best, a 26:45 and placed 54th out of 250. I also managed to snag first in my age group. Talk about shocking! I just wanted to finish the race, not take first place ha! The day was a fun one and I can't wait to sign up for another race.

excuse my flyaways

Friday, June 24, 2011

Busy as a bee

Whew! Since last weekend this week has been a whirlwind! I found myself wishing for my hours and the day and getting somewhat frustrated. If you follow me on twitter you probably caught my drift. Anyways now that I have a morning to myself I'm finally getting things done! Woohoo!!

Besides working my tailend off this week, I got to enjoy some alone time with my boy last night. He is working in another town for the next week so I met him up for dinner and ice cream!! Nom nom nom. I love ice cream, a little obsessively. After some yummy eats we took a stroll around the golf course and suburb where he is working this week. The houses are gorgeous and dreamy. Maybe someday...

But that's all for now. Oh tomorrow is my first 5k. Your motivating tweets are much appreciated. I'm slightly nervous but know it will go well.


Saturday, June 18, 2011


I don't know why but after I've had a massive cup of coffee I always feel jazzed to write, so I'm sorry if this goes all over the place.haha.

Yesterday the beau, his family and I attended his orientation at Liberty University where he will be attending this fall, GO FLAMES!! I'm beyond excited for him. This is such an awesome school and beyond perfect for him. It's exactly the place I would have imagined him attending. Now I know me being at UT and him in far away Lynchburg is slightly scary, but this is going to be an awesome experience for us. We've been doing long distance for two years of our four year relationship so I'm not worried at all. I love this boy with my whole heart, and God hasn't steered me wrong in doing so. Because we've kept the Lord the focus in our relationship we've been blessed infinitely. 
Now for those who have never heard of Lynchburg or Liberty, its in Virginia. And this is the largest christian school in the world. Not only do they have an impressive campus, so much grass, but the faculty is incredibly supportive. Lynchburg is quite the small town, and definitely quaint. I love it there, but don't get me wrong, I still love Knoxville.  I just know God has something powerful and impacting in store for this fall semester and I'm giddy with excitement.  So let me give you a run down of our day yesterday (told you this was going to go all over the place)

  • 3 am wake up call..eeeep
  • 4:40 we hit the road
  • 7:30 breakfast in Lynchburg
  • 8:00 Welcomed and checked out the info booths.
  • 10:00 they split the parents and students up. the beau's mom insisted I go with him, it was fun playing a freshman, because I wasn't nervous so it was easy for me to talk to the students knowing I'll never see them again most likely
  • 12:00 pm LUNCH TIME. I was more than excited for lunch. so hungry. and the cafeteria wasn't bad.
  • 1:00 we did the whole registration for classes, housing, financial aid, and all that jazz.
  • 3:00 the beau and I ventured off to his housing and the bookstore while the parents did some more info session to put their worries at ease
  • 5:00 refreshments at the football stadium in their club suites. Super nice and will prolly never be there again haha.

  • 5:30 we drove up to the ski lodge the school has, yes they have their own ski slopes right beside my beaus apartment! plus this awesome monogram thing on the mountain.

  • 6:00 dinner at Macados
  • 7:30 back on the road to home
Such a wonderful day with his family. They are so much fun and I'm so blessed they consider me part of them. And I can't wait to visit in the fall and winter. This girl has got to learn how to ski!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Birthday Wish List

My birthday is in full countdown mode. I'm super excited. Birthdays in my family are a big deal. It's more like birthday months for us. And since I'm the baby, I'm spoiled.#sorryimnotsorry This year for my birthday we are spending some time in D.C. We are visiting family, taking (multiple) trips to Kate Spade, Georgetown, D.C. Cupcakes, plus my favorite the Cheesecake Factory. Since I just got an iPhone 4 a few weeks ago I was really struggling on what to ask for my birthday since I originally had planned to ask for a phone. But no worries, I have still created a list,haha.

A new hat.

An L.L. Bean medium custom boat & tote with pink handles, pink bottom, green pocket, regular handles plus monogram. It's time I got a monogrammed tote bag.

Kate Spade phone cover.

Kate Spade Twirl necklace..or even the wink necklace..

Kate Spade bag..a girl can dream..

I'm also hoping I soon get a car charger for my phone, along with some Luke Bryan tunes. And since I've started taken running seriously, I'm eventually going to need an armband for said iPhone. Okay, I think that's it. I'm done dreaming. What is on your wish list right now?


Thursday, June 9, 2011


The other night the beau, his grandfather, and his grandfather's darling girlfriend, and my self went to play putt-putt. Now I know what you're thinking, a date with the grandparents?! Is she serious?! Yes!! We had so much fun!! We went to visit them in the next town over and when we arrived a little thunderstorm had appeared. Not to worry though, we drove around some old neighborhoods and did some sightseeing. I had never been to some of these places and they were beautiful! Once the rain quit we were off to putt-putt. Afterwards we headed to the local DQ for ice-cream treats and some more sightseeing. Needless to say the beau and I arrived back home very late, but extremely happy. I laughed so hard so many times I was constantly crying. Just because there is a huge age difference, the grandparents are still super fun to hang with and I can't wait till we get together again soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Last night was date night for the beau and I. And oh did we have a great time! We went to a local theatre, The Barter, and saw their presentation of Beauty and the Beast. It was one of the best performances of Beauty and the Beast I have ever seen! I hate to say this, but it topped Disney's performance I saw back in 2007. The singing and dancing was phenomenal and extremely impressive. The love story was done well, and there was some extra added laughs, dinner was definitely laughed off.  Last night was the annual Barter night for the theatre. Here's a little history on how it started.

During the Depression, Robert Porterfield, an enterprising young actor, returned to his native Southwest Virginia with an extraordinary proposition: Bartering produce from the farms and gardens of the region to gain admission to see a play.So on June 10, 1933, Barter Theatre opened its doors, proclaiming "With vegetables you cannot sell, you can buy a good laugh." The price of admission was 40 cents or equivalent amount of produce. Four out of five Depression-era theatregoers paid their way with vegetables, dairy products and livestock.To the surprise of many, all the seats for the first show were filled. The concept of trading "ham for Hamlet" caught on quickly. At the end of the first season, the Barter Company cleared $4.35 in cash, two barrels of jelly, and a collective weight gain of over 300 pounds.The actors performing at the building were distracted not only by the occasional squealing pig or clucking hen, but noise from the town jail, which was located directly beneath the stage. The jail space was later used as a holding area for dogs suspected of rabies. It was eventually converted into dressing rooms for Barter actors.Today, at least one performance a year celebrates the Barter heritage by accepting donations for an area food bank as the price of admission.

It was such a lovely evening and was nice to be giving back to the community at the same time. Before the show we had dinner at Allison's, which is literally a hole in the wall restaurant. However, on the inside its gourmet. Dinner was delicious, the service was entertaining, and our company was great. This was a date night for the books. I'm so glad I have such a wonderful beau who takes me to see Beauty and the Beast. 

Me and the beau

Sarah and Hunter