We’re Not Joining AARP Just Yet

So when I posted the other day about how we try our best not to overburden ourselves these days, I may have painted a very calm home-body like picture. And this is true to a degree. But since we haven’t totally retired our social life I thought I’d tell you a few of the fun things we’ve done lately. Fall has been good to us here in California and we’ve been doing our best to take advantage.

Obviously I’ve already mentioned my super fun Girls Weekend the first weekend of October. We don’t have to rehash that, but I will tell you I miss those ladies already and am determined to do it again soon. Weekends with your ladies are the best!

The following weekend I turned 33 and you know, I feel about 33. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing but at this point, it is what it is. We celebrated, however, by acting about 13. We spent the day by going out to lunch, to a movie and then out mini-golfing! (FINALLY!)

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Ok there may have also been some old school video game reminiscing as well.

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I would tell you about our lunch, except we went to the same Mexican restaurant we always go to because — OMG, it is so bomb! And if I’m going to deviate from my regular diet, it’s going to be for fantastic brunch or for Mexican food. Ok, or apple cider donuts. We’ll get to those in a minute. Instead I will tell you about the movie we saw because it was AWESOME:

Worth it, you guys. So worth seeing in the theater. Also: Ryan Gosling. I mean, how much convincing does one really need to do?

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The following weekend was mellow. It’s a must, I can’t have three extremely social weekends in a row or I start looking like the Bride of Frankenstein. Which of course leads me right into Halloween weekend, which was the opposite of mellow.

For starters, Friday night I did the hardest workout I think I’ve ever done at American River Crossfit. It’s called Murph, and it’s a bitch. You run a mile (WHICH IS ENOUGH! OMG THE RUNNING! LOL) and then proceed to do 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats. And if that isn’t enough, you finish it off by running another mile. It took me 63 minutes you guys. YOWZA!

Despite the repeated torture, I continue to love Crossfit. I haven’t lost a lot of weight these past few months, but my body is changing like crazy which feels…well, crazy. It’s amazing how so much can happen even when the scale isn’t going nuts. The other day I looked at myself and thought “Holy Shit I have a waist!” I’m not sure I’ve…EVER had a waist. So it was a nice discovery, you know?

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You would think the morning after that crazy workout we would take it easy but we decided to head up to Apple Hill with our Couple Besties (yes, you can totally have couple besties — and if we could give them those cheezy heart Best Friend necklaces, we would) for a day of wine tasting, food pairings, apple cider donut eating and BBQ grubbing! And it was a blast!

The weather was PERFECT.

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The wine was fun.
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And the company was top notch.

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We would look cute in those necklaces, right?

We set out to act like adults, not drink too much, buy a reasonable amount of wine and have an enjoyable day. We definitely enjoyed ourselves, but we came home with two enormous full cases of wine, a new wine club joined, and after eating a dozen apple cider donuts, we looked like this:
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You WISH we were riding in your backseat, don’t you?

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This is enough, right? A full fun weekend! Except that was only Saturday afternoon and on Saturday night we had to motor to a Halloween party, where we dressed up as…well, it’s a long story.

Sarah gave me the idea to dress up as Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. Great idea! We had most of the items needed. Easy Peasy! Until Garrett found a relic from my past that inspired him even more. My white denim LA Gear bedazzled jean jacket. So he decided to deviate from the plan and be a lady from the 80s. Oh wait, I’m sorry, that would be Lady — with a capital L.

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(And a lady wearing a skirt/legging combo from the girls department at Target. MY GOD.)

I stuck with Mia Wallace because I’m lazy and all I needed to buy was a syringe. $2.99 costume from Pet Smart. WOOT!

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Garrett spent the evening acting like he felt pretty. It was…um, a real sight. Yes, he did grind on Justin Bieber by the beer pong table. That really sort of sums up the entire evening, I think.

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This is what happens when you wine taste BEFORE a party.

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So YES. Balance! We try and have it whenever possible. But we’re not sitting on the couch and drinking prune milkshakes every night while watch Matlock just yet. And with November and December weekends filling up like crazy I have a feeling the pace won’t quit anytime soon. I’m just hoping there will be a less pink wigs and men in skirts. But I make no promises.

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8 comments to We’re Not Joining AARP Just Yet

  • Jessica
    November 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I wish I could see the look on your future kids’ faces when they see these pictures of Dad!

  • Erica
    November 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Holy LA Gear Jacket. I think I had the SAME ONE. Does it have a big carpet on the back that says LA Gear? How awesome was LA Gear? I had the flame shoes and desperately wanted the jeans but my mean mom said no. At least I had the jacket, my pride and joy. Clearly Garrett is a fashionista (if you know what I mean).

  • Home Sweet Sarah
    November 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    DUDE YOU GUYS LOOKED AWESOME.

    Also, there must be something wrong with us, because we saw Drive a month or so ago and thought it was THE WEIRDEST MOVIE EVER. I have thoughts about it. Many thoughts.

  • Michelle
    November 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Wow. So……I wanted to say as a casual observer: even though the scale might not have moved down for you, I can totally see new definition, Holly, especially in your face. That photo sums it up. You are looking fierce! It’s so weird how our bodies just hum along and then make sudden BAM! changes like that.

    • Holly
      November 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Aw, thanks friend! I will tell you, changing body composition is weird. I’ve sort of just stopped weighing myself too much anymore because I’m obviously doing good work so I don’t really need to get upset over the scale not moving. It’s sort of liberating. I’m sure I’ll get back to it eventually (maybe January) but for now I’m just keeping up what’s working, buying smaller clothes, and shaking my head at how WEIRD THE HUMAN BODY IS. šŸ˜‰

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  • LizScott
    November 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hi, look at me being WEEKS behind in my Google Reader.

    I WANNA BE COUPLE BESTIES WITH YOU AND GO TO APPLE HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /WHINE

    Can I come back? huh? huh? please?

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