Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wedding weekend

Wow, long time since I wrote last. After my last post things got CRAZY!!! We moved into a small apartment (waiting to hear back from the bank about an offer we put down on a house), and only one day later we flew to North Dakota to get married :-)

Pam and I got to Fargo rained.
The next day we drove to Jamestown snowed.
We wanted to go swimming...but the beautiful 50 m pool that Jamestown has is CLOSED to the public. So instead we went running and running.
The day of the had snowed again. JR and I went for a run in the slush and then we were seperated to get all dressed up (non sporty this time).

Pam spend about an hour making my hair curly and I truely think she should have been a hair stylist since she did the most amazing job EVER!!!
My wedding was supposed to start at 6 pm. I looked at my watch and it was 4 pm and I still had not heard from my parents who flew from Germany to Minnesota the night before. 4:15...nothing...Pam started to ask: what if they don't make it? No parents=no wedding!!!
4:30 pm, I get a call...they made it!!! Yippie!!! I have to say that I was surprisingly calm even though my parents were...somewhere:-)
At 6 pm, JR walked down the aisle, then the flower girls, Pam and Jim, then my parents and me. It was a great wedding and if I could find my cable for my camera I would publish some pictures, but the moving thining...
Afterwards we had a BBQ with lots of salads, wine, beer, dollar dancing, and a TON of fun!!!
After the official part was over we took the Minister and my brothers and went downtown Jamestown (4 bars total I think).
It was a fun night and we stayed until we were asked to leave. The best part was that our Minister was a little tipsy and he fell over :-) LOVE IT!!!

The next day we spend discovering Jamestown with my family. They are so much fun!!! Too bad the time went by so fast and we had to say goodbye the next day already. Back to work in Phoenix.
My mom, dad and brother took off for a roadtrip to Chicago and my other brother, his wife and baby came to Flagstaff/Phoenix.

The wedding was super fun!!! Everyone had a great time.

Pics to follow once I find the cable.

Monday, May 3, 2010

FUN weekend

The move has happened. I am reunited in Phoenix with JR, but unfortunately away from the most flexible/up for anything super friend Pam. :-) and :-(

Moving is a pain in the behind...I cannot believe how much stuff we have. But it is all under Pam's house or in our temporary apartment.

After Friday's move JR, Pam, Shannon and I went to swim. The arms were tired. All this packing and carrying things is a tough workout!!!
Saturday morning we went to participate in the SAGUARO LAKE OPEN WATER swim put on by DCB Adventures who always do a great job!!! We competed in the 2000 m Wetsuit swim and it was great practice!!!
After the race Pam and I biked back into town (2+ hrs) to check out all the roads with bike lanes and there are a lot :-)

Then it was off to my bridal shower :-) It was held at Tribe which is great that Kevin allowed us that. Pam and Janet came up with funny games and I got to hit my first ever Pinada (no idea how how to spell it). It was great!!! We had great people there including Lizzy who I hadn't seen in OVER A YEAR!!! It was great-and I found out that we only live 56 blocks away from each other...which is like NOTHING (that is what I was told hihihi)!!! Yippie!!!
After great food and great fun we went downtown Scottsdale for a Martini which tuned into 1 Martini and some shots of, for example Hazelnut Cream and Espresso Liquor...yum...but dangerous.

Since the entire group consited of athletes (4 Triathletes, 2 Cyclists, 2 Runners)...we decided to go home before we even got to midnight:-) Got to love how crazy we are :-)

The next morning was great as well. We hiked up Camelback Mountain, got a fantastic view of all of Phoenix, hiked back down and went to the original Pancake house!!! The original one as in the very first one in Phoenix!!! It was very good food!!!

Now today is another crazy day:
Early morning run followed by some packing, followed by more running, a swim and a team meeting at Tribe. Then tomorrow I am off to North Dakota for JR and my wedding. The weather forecast said 65 and a 0% chance of rain for next Friday, but then it got changed today to 45 with a 30 % chance.

Dear employes. Please make up your mind and don't keep changing it!!!