Weekend Warrior

Wow what a crazy weekend.  Last weekend was one of those weekends where you look back and say…um where did that go?  How is already Wednesday?

Rewind to an entire week ago, I went home on Wednesday evening.  The drive from NJ normally takes about 6 hours.  It took me abut 6 hours but it felt like it was never ending.  I thought I might be really close to VA…then realized I was just getting onto the NJ turnpike  (ie: 20 minutes into my drive).

Tim’s parents arrived Thursday night.  His mom was coming to look at wedding dresses with me and his dad was coming along for the ride.  Since Tim and I are getting married down in Norfolk, VA we wanted to show them more of the area, venue, etc.  It turned out to be a jam packed but really amazing weekend.

Friday we looked at wedding dresses.

Saturday morning we did the Strider Mile (Tim’s father, myself and dadLOLZ). It was a lot of fun.

After the race (eating and showering), we went and explored downtown Norfolk.  I cannot tell you the last time I was there for something other than a road race.  I went to Nauticus way back in summer camp.  The last thing you want to do in summer camp is learn anything.  My memories of Nauticus were “I want to nap on the bus”.  We probably went to Nauticus 20 times during camp…which is 19 too many.  This time we went and it was a lot of fun.

Because who doesn't want to be a mermaid...

Because who doesn’t want to be a mermaid…

It was enjoyable to go again 10 years later.  Dad gave us some cool information about the ship there (DAD spent 30 years in the Navy so knows a bit about that…).  We walked around downtown afterwords but then it got extremely hot.

The Battleship

The Battleship

Tim's parents and I

Tim’s parents and I

That night we went to a Kenny Loggins concert (sings Footloose).  It was really enjoyable.

My parents and I

My parents and I…Can you tell it’s past my bedtime? 

Sadly Tim’s parents had to leave on Sunday morning.  I had a great time and I’m sure I will see them soon.  I’m lucky to be so close with Tim’s family as well (of course)as my parents.  It was a great weekend with all four of them and we were only missing one person to make it perfect.

I left VA on Tuesday and headed back home to NJ (still weird to say). My orginal plan had been to leave on Monday but I was so exhausted that was not happening.  I could barely keep my eyes open on Sunday, let alone pack.  I could have packed on Monday and left later in the day…but then I found out I could hang out with Katie if I left Tuesday.

Katie and I

So that was more of an incentive to be lazy on Sunday and most of Monday as well. 

Whew that was tiring just typing it out.  After a nice long week long (very productive) vacation, it’s nice to sleep in my own bed.  Running shoes and feet await me at work.

Questions for you:

So old, but how was your weekend?  Any plans this weekend?

What was the last concert you went too?


22 responses

  1. Last concert I went to was Hall & Oates. The next one will be Chicago.
    Next weekend we take Matthew back to school. Not a great time for me. Oh well, you can’t keep them babies. 😀

    • It’s hard to believe this summer has gone by so quickly. I just remember college students coming back home and now the summer is over!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend – doing wedding stuff can be so much fun (not like I have any recent memories, but looking through the photo books on our anniversary last week was wonderful)

    Busy weekend – 22nd anniversary Friday (4 hrs kayaking on Keuka lake, then dinner out), long run (23.4 miles) Saturday, then Lisa and I did a 15 mile bike trip and picnic on Sunday.

    Last concert? Two years ago all four of us got to choose – Lisa chose Bruno Mars (all four of us went to see him at NY State Fair), Danny chose Kid Cudi (rapper, I took him and a friend to see the show in Canandagua), Chris chose Skrillex (he and I went to Syracuse), and i took the crew to see Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion tour in Binghamton.

    Time for another round of shows soon 🙂

  3. I love seeing John’s parents while he’s away–I’m usually a little sad afterwards cause it makes me miss him more but it’s good to visit with them and we can all keep each other semi-sane while he’s gone 😉

    i haven’t been to a concert in 2 years.. saw timeflies! and it ruled

  4. Sounds like you had a nice family weekend and you sure got a lot done! My weekend was really good–I took an RRCA coaching training course which I learned a lot from and it really fired me up to do a lot with my own running, too. Now I just have to make sure I don’t injure myself by trying out all of the workouts we talked about in a week. 😉

  5. I’m glad you had such a great weekend at home! I’m sure it was extra special being able to spend time with both yours and Tim’s parents 🙂

  6. Fun stuff hun! Both of your parents are adorable 🙂 I’m glad you get along so well with both! I think the last concert we were at was punch brothers on St. Patrick’s day…fun concert but very late night with too many drunk people haha

  7. I love that you’re not only so close with your parents, but with Tim’s as well. I went through a really bad rebellious phase in my teen years where me and my parents were constantly at war, but now they’re seriously the people that I’m closest with — and I kind of love it like that 🙂

    • I think everyone went through a rebellious phase in grade school. After I went to college I truly appreciated how amazing my parents are.

  8. Sounds like you had a good weekend. I can’t even remember the last concert I went to, I’m pretty sure it was in college, so about 10 forevers ago.

    • Did you go to the Taylor Swift concert at the Syracuse fair way back in the day? I actually went! This must have been 2008.

  9. So cute that you got to hang out with your parents & Tim’s! I love when my parents & Mike’s parents get to hang out- so far it’s happened twice and both times I just got so happy that they all get along so well. It looks like your families are the same way! 🙂

  10. Oh Hollikins! I’m happy to hear that everything is going well! It sounds like you had a splendid jam packed weekend! Its nice that you are so close with Tim’s parents, and oh my goodness dress shopping! You looked lovely in everything, but I”m glad you found something that suited you 🙂

  11. I’m glad that you had a good time in VA with your family as well as Tim’s family. Always fun to be a tourist in your ‘hometown’ too, see things you haven’t in a while, or new things too.

    P.S. Jealous you got to hang out with katie too!

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