Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mud Run and Ms. Karen's B-Day

Saturday, my family and I woke up early to volunteer all day at the 2010 MS Mud Run.  The National MS Society website describes the mud run as "...a 10K (approximately 6 miles) race with boot camp style obstacles that have been surrounded by or consist entirely of mud.  People cheer as teams of contestants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory".  It was very interesting to say the least.  The station we manned was the first obstacle.  The contestants ran 3/4 of a mile then low crawled through a pit of mud and water.  I think I might like to try something like this some time, but I would have to be in much better shaped!  Some of the people looked like they were about to pass out at our obstacle (and it was only the first of many!).

You can see pictures of last year's Mud Run at  The money raised during this event went to the the National MS Society to help those affected by multiple sclerosis.

Also, next time I plan on being outside for 8.5 hours I will be smart enough to wear sunscreen.  My arms, face, and legs are burned to a crisp.

Saturday night the girls went out to celebrate Ms. Karen's B-Day at Roy's!  We had such a great time celebrating!  When we got to the restaurant and opened our menu's they had put an insert in with Ms.Karen's name, happy birthday in Hawaiian, and the date.  What a great surprise!  All of the food was amazingly delicious!  We can't wait to go back again!

After our dinner, we returned home to finish the night off with red velvet cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.  If you haven't had this cake you have to try it!  You will get addicted for sure!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Karen!


Unusual Tuesday

Tuesday, Eric informed us that Andy Samberg would be at the O'Connell Center for free that night.  I was really excited because...well...he is one of my many tv boyfriends (as I call them).  So...Jenna, Eric, Chad, and myself pile in the car to go see Andy.  When we finally got to the O'Connell Center it was deserted.  Some guy walks by and we ask him about Andy.  He tells us the event is next week.  Man did we feel stupid.  At least we didn't miss him...hopefully we can get a good seat this coming Tuesday.

To mend our hearts broken from the disappointment we headed to the mall, then I took everyone to BJ's for a Pizookie Party Platter.  This is a humongous cookie (4 kinds: Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut) with a pile of vanilla ice cream on top.  Yum!  The description of the desert asserts, "Perfect for groups of five or more!"  We had four people and finished the whole thing off!

I think we all felt like how Chad looks in this picture after we finished the Pizookie (lol).

Jenna and Owen's Engagement Party

Last Saturday was Jenna and Owen's engagement party.  Everyone looked great, the food was yummy, and the singing (karoke)/dancing was phenomenal (we may need a little more practice before the big day, lol).  Wishing my roomie the best!  Love you!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cake Eating,Taylor Swift, & Papa's B-Day

Eric, Jenna, and I went to taste cake last week at an event for Posh Pastry  At first the cake tasted great, but by the end the sugar was getting to me and I was actually forcing myself to eat it (can you believe it?!).  A catering service was handing out little hors d'oeuvres and one of them had capers in it!  I gasped and the lady was like, "What's wrong?"  I never knew what capers were before and now they are just popping up everywhere (I'm pretty sure I still don't know what they are except that they come from a bush in the Mediterranean or something) .  Here is a creepy picture of Eric and all the cake we got to sample-

Last Friday night Jenna and I finally got to go to the Taylor Swift concert!!!!  I think I bought the tickets last October, so I really had been waiting a long time to see her...and she didn't disappoint.

She seemed genuine, sang well (despite everyone getting on her for it), and was very entertaining.  If anyone knows her you can have her contact me because I know we would be the very bestest of friends.  :)  At one point she came out into the audience to sing and she was at the end of our row (if only we had been there!).  At the end of the night she sang "Should've Said No" and went under falling water.  Eric says she should have done that for Teardrops on my Guitar (Eric - I'll be sure to give her your suggestion when Taylor and I become best friends).  All in all it was pretty much the best concert I've ever been to (Gloriana and Kellie Pickler were great as well!).  

Last...but definitely not least...Papa's birthday was Saturday!  Happy Birthday Papa!  I love you!  :)