Linking up with Syn & Sarah for another does of This Weekend, I…
This Weekend, I started the weekend off with BFF time. Emilie & Tanner came over for dinner [Fine, Justin did too – but he had to work & couldn’t stay long]. I made this – photo courtesy of http://goddessofscrumptiousness.tumblr.com/
It was pretty amazeballs. Even the husband enjoyed it and he is not a pasta fan at all. If I were to make it again though I’d add more chicken, less noodles & half the tomatoes before throwing them in. Just personal preferences, but definitely worth your time. Recipe can be found here - http://godofscrumprecipes.tumblr.com/post/21100317594/spaghetti-in-garlic-gravy-with-herbs-and-lemon#.
This Weekend, I got us all purdied up for a 2 year old’s birthday party. We’re close friends [actually they’re going with us to Vegas in a little over a month – more on that later] and their daughter is only a few weeks older than Lillie. And they get along great – so it’s definitely a win-win situation for all of us. Before we left I forced Lillie to take a picture with me…
And this is the face you get whenever your mom is a blogger.
“TAKE A PICTURE WITH ME NOW KID! I NEED THIS TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW AWESOME MY MAKEUP IS WITHOUT SEEMING LIKE A TOOL FOR TAKING A ZILLION PHOTOS OF JUST ME!”
She did finally cooperate though. Of course, only after laughing at me though. Kids, sheesh.
Between the cake & the stick horse rodeo & piñata & playing bed time she was plum tuckered out by the end of the night. Birthday parties are just plain awesome. [Yeah, the photos suck. My phone is a turdfest, but you get the idea.]
This Weekend, I went to a Gigi Hill bag party. My friend Amy sells them & if you haven’t heard of them they are really great brand & wonderful purses. I usually carry around a wallet. In my back pocket. I know, I like to reminisce about how I’m a 13 year old boy but I bought a bag on sale [it can be kind of pricey] a few months ago and I love it. It doubles as my purse & workout bag and seriously, totally worth it. You can check out Amy’s Gigi Hill page here - http://www.gigihillbags.com/pws/amyhamilton/tabs/home.aspx or you can find her on FB here.
This Weekend, I ran 6 miles. It’s my first 6 miles down since my 10k over a month ago. I should have far exceeded this by now but when my ankle messed up it threw my entire half-marathon training schedule out of whack. I’m trying to play catch-up right now without totally overdoing it. So far, no complaints. And for those of you who have been reading you may be saying, “But Tamara, you said you don’t have a half until January! You don’t need to be crazy quite yet!” Well, then I’d say to you, “DUDE, I went stupid for a whole minute and signed up to run a half-marathon in LAS VEGAS the first weekend in December and then I went even stupider & bought airplane tickets & hotel rooms & there’s no turning back now!” So, yeah, going to Vegas. I’ll put up a better post about it. But I’m really excited & really nervous. My friend [and bro-in-law’s girlfriend who I’m just going to refer to as my sister since she’s fucking awesome] Anita is running with me. Can’t.Frickin'.Wait.