After a LONG week at work, I was able to close down my computer a little early which meant that I obviously needed something to do before JP got home. So baking it was! Since it was drawing to the end of my and this past weekend was a holiday, what a great time to make a 'Happy May' cake since JP's birthmonth was coming to a close.
|The final product|
|Maggie was right by my side the entire time :)|
|Dinner is served!|
|JP is lucky, I love to cook!|
We woke up bright and early to get ready and drive over to Allison Park, PA for a 10K to start our Saturday off right! It was a great event called Jaxson's Jog to raise money and awareness for a disease called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia which is found while a baby is still in the wound. Click the link above to learn more! I went into the race hoping for a new 10K personal record somewhere around 52 minutes. I had been training for about an 8:25 minute/mile pace. Some crazy sort of energy from somewhere must have given me a swift kick in the butt that morning because I was just cruising! I ended up finishing the race in 50:01. That's right, 50 minutes and 1 second and I couldn't be prouder. I'm not going to lie, I don't mind bragging about myself for a minute here because this far surpassed my initial goal and I did it with ease! During the race I realized that running up and down those steep hills in my neighborhood as seriously paid off.
Now enough about me, let's about about JP!!! This was his first official 10K race. Now, he has run 6+ miles before, on multiple occasions even, but never a real 10K race. Well, he finished and he did AMAZING as well. He finished right about a minute after me! Whatever energy got a hold of me seemed to have gotten him as well. All in all it was a great race for a great cause.
|After the race!|
|The finish line|
|I got 3rd place in my age group!|
|JP got 2nd place in his age group!|
|Kind of blurry, but it'll do!|
|JP and his big beer. We got to take the glass home as a Pittsburgh keepsake!|
We decided to wait and eat Cheesecake Factory since we had our hearts set on it. Turns out that was a good decision because 15 minutes later our table was ready! We enjoyed a great dinner and of course we had to get some cheesecake, but we took it to go.
Sunday was HOT!!! We went to the early mass at 8am and I cooked breakfast consisting of french toast and scrambled eggs when we got home. By 10am though, it was nearly 90 degrees outside and 85 degrees inside our house. YIKES! It felt absolutely horrible so we decided that we had to get out. I needed to find some shoes for my friend Alison's wedding in July and since it was Memorial Day weekend, I figured there would be good sales out there. JP and I hung out and walked around the mall for a few hours. I didn't find any shoes and we really didn't even get much, but it was nice to be out of our hot and humid house. The rest of the day was just lazy which was great. Then we needed to get out of the house again so we went to the gym. This probably didn't help too much. We had been hot and tired all day which pretty much just made us cranky. That evening we were exhausted from restless nights due to the heat and the fact that our house has become a sauna. Maggie was glad to have us at home with her, hot or not.
|She really wants her daddy's hat!|
|It was so hot Sunday night we moved our t.v. into our room since it's the only room with a fan!!!|
I would like to start off by saying that I slept in until 8am on Monday...well I woke up at 6:30...7:15...7:45...then 8:00am, but the point is that I actually stayed in bed until 8am. Anyone who knows me knows that this only happens every once in a while or it's because I went to bed late. I went to bed at 10:30pm due to heat Sunday night and I still practically slept until 8!!! I was proud and JP was happy needless to say. Once we were up and breakfast was in our tummies, we decided to head to the outlet mall in Washington, PA. It was a beautiful day so it was obviously perfect for outdoor shopping! JP finally got a new pair of shorts (much much needed) and for a great price. We also got a few things for our kitchen and of course I gawked at some things that I really wanted but realized I didn't need. I must say that I did a great job and didn't get any new clothes! I did get shoes, but not from the outlet mall. I realized as we were leaving the outlet mall without any luck of finding the perfect silver shoes to go with my pretty bridesmaid dress, that I forgot about DSW!!! We went over to DSW and I found a really pretty pair of silver heels by Ralph Lauren that were 40% off! I love sales :)
After a morning of shopping, I needed a break. I decided to layout with my book, Something Borrowed. I was able to soak up some rays so that I don't burn next weekend when I'm out in Galveston for Alison's bachelorette party!!! YAY!!! Oh and the book is great by the way, I definitely recommend it! The evening was spent with JP grilling steaks and corn on the cob! It was a great Memorial Day BBQ kind of meal.
|The master chef with his Texas apron from my dad and his Don't mess with Texas koozie from Ms. Robin and Mr. Buddy! We miss Texas...can you tell?|
|She really wanted those steaks|
With love and God bless,
Amy, JP and Maggie