Well we finished our last triathlon yesterday. We decided to end with a bang and do an Olympic distance! Which is a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and a 10k run. It was killer but we had fun! I did a total of 6 triathlons this summer... So fun!!!
Before the race... Poor us, had no idea what we were in for!
Saturday was amazing... I did my first triathlon! It was so much fun, my step mom, Michelle and I signed up for 4 more this summer :) we did a sprint, which is a 1/4 mile swim, a 12 mile bike, and a 5k run. It was so chaotic and intense transitioning between each leg, and I was freaking out practically the whole time, it was hilarious! My dad was there to cheer us on the whole time and helped us through transitions!
Here we are setting up our stuff, wearing our fancy triathlon shirts :)
Just about to start the race! I started freaking out right before I jumped in the water so of course I swallowed a bunch. Ha ha my dad said I'm a water slapper, apparently my form wasn't par to his standards... Not all of us can be professional swimmers! I survived the swim, and that's all that matters ;)
The bike and run were actually pretty easy, my legs felt like jello between transitions, it was so weird switching my body into different modes so quick! Here we are in front of the finish line, I would say it was the funnest thing I've ever done so if you've been thinking about it at all, do it! like I said, we signed up for 4 more this summer, the last one will be an Olympic triathlon, which will be double the distances we did in the sprint!
Again, if you have thought about a triathlon, or even if you just like to run or bike or swim, do a triathlon... It was so much fun!!!
Happy Anniversary Brain! 3 years ago we were two dummies who had no idea what we were in for... Now we're just two dummies with 3 years of married life behind us. I look forward to many many more years with you!
Brian's turned 26 yesterday! I thought it was the coolest date to have a birthday so we had a big party! I did everything poker theme... it's amazing the things they have at party stores! We had a poker tournament that lasted the whole night and we took a few breaks for food, cake, and even a pinata!!! Ha ha it was hilarious to see a bunch of adults diving for candy!
Brian's presents... a poker set, a pharmacist tie, and an iTrip
And the cake... supposed to be a black jack table and the white and red blob on top is supposed to be cards... Cake Boss makes it look so easy... Liars!!!
I made Brian wait in his room for a few minutes so I could finish up last minute details, he got his birthday hat and his birthday cup to entertain him while he waited :) When he finally came out he was so excited!
Ha ha he went a little nuts and started kicking the blow up dice around (I blame myself for making him stay in his room waiting with anticipation) and I was trying to take pictures when suddenly he turned to me and nailed me with a blow up dice! Ha ha it turned out to be a great pic though!
Asha was NOT a fan of him doing this, poor girl ran down to our entry way and hid under the chair :(
The crew playing poker... very intense ;)
The pinata! A little dangerous but so much fun!
And of course the doggies didn't like this part either!
And the group photo... Such a fun group of friends! We missed you guys that weren't able to come though!
Happy Birthday Brian! I hope you know you had your birthday on the coolest date ever!!!
I love D.I.!!! It's definitely hit or miss but I have had some amazing finds!
Before... $25 for both
After... Chair for my bedroom!
After... Chair for the entryway
After... Now my perfume tray!
After... End table
Before... $10 After... My new headboard!
After... End table!
I don't have a before, but this was only $2 at a yard sale!
These were here when we moved in... no before pic, but they had ugly brown wood and yucky maroon covering
$15 on craigslist for both... not bad before but how adorable are they now?!
Dresser from Brian's mom... boring brown before
Nightstand from Brian's grandparents... again, boring brown before :)
And my favorite find so far! Before... $15 After... Entertainment center!
Love the detailing!
I spray painted everything, very easy! Spray paint is $3 a bottle at Wal Mart and there's this sweet spray paint for hardware there too! I Mod Podged fabric scraps onto the perfume tray and colorful chairs, and it was suprisingly easy to cover the stools and the green and blue chairs.... staple guns are magical! And best of all, I'm able to furnish my house on a budget! (Brian likes that part :) Check out "Better After" and "Classy Clutter" for great tips on re-doing furniture... Be careful though, it's addicting!!!
We were able to go to Texas in June for my mommy's wedding... unfortunately Craig (groom to be) "broke his belly" and was in the hospital the whole time :( So no wedding while we were there, but they did get married shortly after, as soon as he was better! We still had a good time (prob not Craig) shopping, going to the pool, and going to this sweet restaurant with live music and dancing!
Bre and Mommy
Chandler, Kauner, Sar, and Bre
And it wouldn't be a trip to Texas without a visit to Buffalo Wild Wings... Brian's favorite!