This weekend, we put the finishing touches on our wedding party! Everybody has been asked, including our officiant!!! It’s a really exciting step in our wedding planning!
One of the very first things we decided about our wedding, after becoming engaged – was that we didn’t want some overly religious and drawn out ceremony by an officiant who means nothing to us. The problem was, who? Getting ordained is simple enough these days, what with the Internet and what not…
At first we considered my dad, he’s pretty funny and a great public speaker, Z’s dad would definitely have everyone laughing until they cried – but we have something very special already planned for our parents….
This weekend we were in Virginia with our good friends Ryan and Sherwood (TJ is his real name. But to us he’ll always be Sherwood) for the kick off of the spring Notixx tour (so proud of my baby!) and as we were waiting at the bar for drinks it just came to us. It was as if we had the exact same thought at the exact same time! We both looked at each other, he pointed to Sherwood as I was spitting out the words “OMG lets ask Sherwood to be our officiant”
He was so honored! It was awesome! I’m so excited to get the ball rolling more in the planning stages now that the wedding party has been taken care of!
My wedding party is my best friend kanisha, my other bestie (since KINDERGARTEN) Beth, and my brides-man as I call him – Bob! Yep I sure am having a guy up there with me! Anyone who knows me, knows that growing up I was always a Tom boy hanging’ with the dudes.
Z’s is his cousin Andrew, his old roommate and good friend Neil, and our friend Ryan!
Simple and small wedding party. Just like our simple and small wedding. Squee!!!!
Now onto an entirely different note – I ordered my first pair of minimal running shoes! When it comes to anything that goes on my feet – less is more.
I would be barefoot all the time if it was socially acceptable! This is why I love my connects. They are SO light weight.
Growing up I spent 6 days a week at my gymnastics practice gym between the ages o 6-17. So, 90% of my running and sprint drills were barefoot in that place. Wearing shoes while running was actually a bit if an adjustment when it became track season in school.. So I really think I’ll transition well.
Over the weekend I went to Charm City Run and tried on a few different minimal options. I knew I didn’t want the 5 finger design. After trying a few options I really liked the Saucony Hattori the most. After browsing around online, weighing “expert” opinions and a lot of debating – I ordered a pair!
Yeeeeeey! I can’t wait until they get here! I’m not going to try to break them in until after my half marathon and after my knee feels better – but I’m still so excited! (I’m such a new gear snob. I get so overwhelmingly excited for new running gear)
They didn’t have purple in stock but they were nice enough to not roll their eyes at me, and order me in a pair! haha
Would you ever run in minimal shoes? If so what shoe would you try (or have already)