Outdoor Sunday

I let myself sleep in pretty late this morning. I didn’t get to bed until 2:00 am and my body really needed sleep!

I stayed over at my parents house last night, so breakfast options were limited. I made two slices of whole grain toast with PB and banana. Not my favorite, but it works.

IMG_1023

I took my breakfast outside to photograph it, and realized it was 47 degrees out! Yay!!! I love cooler temps!

I pretty much headed straight back to Orlando after breakfast. It was way too cool to run in the shorts and tank top option I brought. By the time I got home, it was already noon. I ate a leftover Montana Whopper cookie for a pre-run snack.

IMG_1027

Even at noon, the temperatures were still in the high 50s or low 60s. I was so excited to wear my running capris, which have been in the drawer since about March.

IMG_1028

I got in a 7.0 mile run which seems crazy for running at noon! It was such a luxury to be running after the sun was up.

I forgot how effortless running in nice weather is. I ran at an average 9:02 pace, which seemed so easy. That never happens when it’s blazing hot out.

Once I got back from running, Jason and I decided to head back outdoors to the park for a picnic!

IMG_1033

The weather is just too nice, and too rare to pass up!

IMG_1034

We stopped at Publix to get subs since it was already 2:00 and we were starving! I got a whole grain 6 inch sub, turkey, cheddar, tomato, lettuce, onion, green pepper, banana pepper (new addition for me!) and salt and pepper.

IMG_1030

I also had a couple of Jason’s chips, and some fruit out of this fruit cup.

IMG_1031

It’s already 6:30 and I have done NOTHING productive but run today. I am really burnt out on school and really needed a weekend of fun to clear my head!

What is your favorite thing to do outdoors when the weather cools down?

❤ MegaNerd

Advertisements

All You Need Is Love

Congratulations, Frankie and Jen!

IMG_0960

Brielle and I drove another couple hours south to Bradenton Beach, FL for my stepbrother’s wedding. He’s been dating Jen for 8 years now, it’s about time they “tied the knot!”

Kissy-kissy!

IMG_0873

We played like the paparazzi…

IMG_0885 

…blared the music in the car…

IMG_0882 

…and stopped at Starbucks for a pick-me-up.

IMG_0878 

When we arrived, it was slightly chilly! I LOVE it!

IMG_0897

The beach was a perfect setting for the wedding. My S-Bro and Jen are very chill people, and love the beach/water/all things Florida.

I loved that we didn’t even have to wear shoes!

IMG_0900

The ceremony made everyone tear up a little bit.

IMG_0916 

Jen looked more beautiful then I have ever seen her!  I love her!

IMG_0923

Since Jen is Korean, they actually held a second Korean ceremony which was really neat to see.

IMG_0935

The family members threw dates and nuts for the bride to catch with her dress to “bless” the family. Something to that effect…

IMG_0934

There were about 100 friends and family members there to celebrate with. It was awesome catching up with everyone!

IMG_0938

After the ceremony, we headed over to our tables. Each was labeled with a different fish name, such as Wahoo, Catfish, Grouper, etc.

IMG_0939

Then came the food! We started with appetizers…

IMG_0945

…my favorite was the large tropical fruit tree.

IMG_0944

My plate:

IMG_0947

…plus a margarita, which I only had a sip of.

IMG_0948

Family photo time…

IMG_0965

…random surfers…

IMG_0966

I took SO many pictures, it’s ridiculous.

IMG_0967

My favorite picture of the night… 

IMG_0957

Yay, love. 😀

It was then time for the par-tay! We started out with a lovely meal. I had a nibble of grouper, tropical salsa chicken, green beans, and salad. Delicious!

IMG_0984

Next up, wedding cupcakes!

IMG_0977

They sliced a cupcake in half to feed each other. Kind of awkward… LOL.

IMG_0989 

I loved the idea of cupcakes! I’m obsessed with cupcakes for some reason. I think they taste better than cake. This particular one was vanilla, with vanilla bean icing, and strawberry filling. YUMM!

IMG_0995

It was then time to dance!

IMG_1005

IMG_1012 IMG_1011

Brielle, Stepdad Frank, Me…

IMG_1017

This was the most fun I have EVER had at a wedding. It was relaxed, everyone was having a wonderful time, and celebrating love. I hope that if I ever get married that my wedding will be this fun!

I’m not even going to try to explain how all these people are related to each other, because sometimes even I get confused! My step brother is not exactly even my step brother any more (mom and stepdad got divorced, but we were step-siblings from age 6-18) but these people are truly my family. I love them so much, and am so happy to have them in my life! We are the most random combo of people, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! Blended families are a blessing!

Congrats, again, Frankie and Jen! I wish you the best!!! 😀

XOXO

❤ MegaNerd

 

PS.I almost waited until morning to write this (as it’s after 1:00 am) but it was too exciting to wait!!!! And it’s cold, I’m loving being bundled up 😀

IMG_1022