Archive for October, 2012

October 29, 2012

feels like mad men









The Mad Men surprise was a hit!! These photos speak for themselves so I’ll try not to babble on too much. We successfully pulled of a surprise 30th birthday party for Amy. She is not the easiest person to keep a secret from … especially one that twenty of her closest friends know about but somehow we did it (thank you to EVERYONE for celebrating, showering Amy with 30th birthday love and dressing to the nines in your Mad Men attire – let’s do it again next weekend). I’ll spare you my stories of visiting every Goodwill in the Twin Cities at least three times each for party prep and Mad Men decor and say that most importantly, Amy rolled into a new decade very loved and surrounded by a mess of Mad Men!

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October 10, 2012

marathon MEN!


This weekend I cheered on two of my favorite guys at the Twin Cities Marathon. I left the finish line truly inspired and sooooo proud of our boys! As annoying as Brent and Barrett’s running schedules have been to my social calendar over the summer (i.e. no whooping it up Saturday night … have to run umpteen miles on Sunday morning at the crack of dawn), I am in awe of the dedication, commitment (are dedication and commitment the same thing?), strength, and determination these two exposed while gearing up for one crazy-long race. I am also thankful that Brent and Bear are tight – their running “partnership” allowed me to partner up with my sis and enjoy some bonus coffee shop / shopping time with her and my nephew.

All in all, the boys rocked the marathon and motivated me to do a little more runningĀ  … next summer.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the enormous support system / cheerleaders that lined the marathon route, shouted encouragement, drew signs, and/or jingled cowbells for Brent and Barrett. The love was definitely felt – I am so grateful for you all!

photo journalism courtesy of: mr. justin bradshaw