I had an absolutely amazing weekend; it was so productive (in a way that might actually be enjoyable to recap and read)!
My mom came in town on Friday, and after school we headed down to St. Petersburg to go to the Rock N Roll expo for packet pickup. It was pretty awesome, because it was inside Tropicana Field (our baseball field is a dome).
I'll talk more about the expo when I do my recap post tomorrow, but to spoil the surprise I beat that time in the picture above where I'm making my most beautiful face.
On Saturday morning we got into full wedding mode and headed out for everything possible wedding related. Oh you just wait...
We started at Brides by Demetrios, where I did pick a bridesmaids dress. I love it, and the best part was that the lady that helped me totally put one of the dresses on and stood next to me in the other dress. Although we at first thought she was just offering out of consideration, a few other girls in the store said she only works on Saturday and loves wearing the dresses. One of them even said, "it isn't a Saturday unless she's in a dress!" So funny!
I won't ruin the surprise (I know you're waiting with baited breath), but it's a Bill Levkov in Plum...and it looks similar to (but better than) these two:
But that girl on the right is creeping me out...so focus not on her.
We then quickly headed to the museum to show my mom where we're getting married and having the reception. She loved it...just like we did...and how could you not?
from the museum's website
We headed to a florist...whom we loved and are definitely booking. His eye was flawless, his shop was small but filled to the brim, and there was literally not one thing in everything that I saw that I wouldn't be thrilled to have on my wedding day. I'll talk more about wedding flowers once we meet with him again.
Afterwards we went to a cake tasting...and had an terrible experience. We're fairly certain we aren't going to go with him. Aside from not really dealing with us until 45 minutes after our appointment to seeing him finishing up a cake 30 minutes after someone had come to pick it up, there were so many reasons we were disappointed. We didn't finish there until an hour and a half after we had walked in, and we were only with him for maybe 15 minutes. It was terrible.
It was such a long day and I had a cold and a half marathon to run the next morning that I didn't end up going to a birthday party we were supposed to attend. Tim went, but mom and I just ate dinner and laid around...I went to bed early for a 4:45 am alarm.
And with that 4:45 alarm came the biting reality of a 38* morning in Tampa. I didn't know it was possible, and I'm sure not thankful that it also happened to be the day I chose to run a race at 7:30 in the morning in St. Petersburg (45 minutes away).
But it's alright. It was all worth it. I'm going to write a whole recap and post it tomorrow, but for now I'll just tell you it was absolutely the cap to a great weekend! I PR'ed by 9 minutes or so, and I broke 2 hours.
I ran my third half marathon in 1:57:44!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Did I miss anything this week? Will you fill me in?