Halloween Weekend Recap

Hello!  How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was really, really busy!  So, this is going to be a long post, because I have so much to share! 

Friday, I got to dress up for work.  I was a Rockford Peach from the movie A League of Their Own.  I love this costume and have wanted to be this for the last three years!  So, I was really excited to get to wear it this year!

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It rained all day Friday!! So now, this is what I have to drive on, since they still aren’t working to fix my road! 

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Jeremy took my car Friday afternoon to get new tires on it.  He’s really good at making sure everything is always working right.  While he was gone, I packed up all of our stuff.  I had three bags!  One for my running stuff, one with my costume, and one for the rest of our things!  We looked like we were going somewhere for a week instead of just one night. 

When Jeremy got back Friday afternoon, we loaded the car and headed to Norman.  We decided to go stay with our cousins so that way we would already be there for the race Saturday morning.  It was raining really hard, so it took us a little longer to get there.  We ran by Pizza Shuttle and grabbed some dinner.  Jeremy got a pizza and wings, and I had spaghetti. It doesn’t look very good, but it was delicious!

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I always eat pasta the night before a race.  We took our dinner over to our cousin’s house to eat.  I was greeted with this cuteness! 

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Then, we all settled in to watch a movie.  I had a good snuggle buddy!

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We watched San Andreas.  I really like The Rock, but this movie is pretty cheesy! (But I liked it)  It has a good storyline, but the special effects are awful and some of the events are completely ridiculous, and totally unrealistic.  We were all in bed by 10. I was so tired, I went straight to sleep.  I was actually surprised I made it through the movie without falling asleep.    

We had an extremely busy day Saturday!  We got up that morning and went to the race.  You can read all about it here.  When we left the race, we headed to a wrestling tournament.  Jeremy’s cousin, C was wrestling and we made it just in time to watch his first match. He won 10-0!! 

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When he was done with his first match, I headed back to their house to shower.  Halloween Weekend Run and Live Happy (14)While I was waiting to be picked up to go to C’s football game, I tried to use the foam roller on my leg, but the puppies weren’t having it! They laid and rolled all over me!

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Jeremy and his aunt and uncle picked me up and we ran to Taco Casa for lunch. 

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I was starving by this time! I had a crispy taco and a soft taco.  I ended up just eating the inside of the soft taco and not the tortilla.  I also had a few bites of Jeremy’s chilada.  It was like an enchilada, except it was made with a flour tortilla.  I just didn’t like their flour tortillas very much.  Then we shared some cinnamon chips, and they were delicious!

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After lunch we went to the football game. It was freezing!! The wind was frigid and it was blowing right in our face.  It was colder than it had been that morning.  We all huddled together under blankets while we watched the game.  

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When the game was over, I rode back to the house with our cousin M.  She just got her driver’s license and got a sweet Jeep!!  Our cousins were having a Halloween party, so we helped her mom with all the prep. M made green jello and put it in a brain mold.  I was in charge of the tortilla soup.

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I also made corn muffins to go with the chili.

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And, I made gluten free honey corn muffins.

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Two of Jeremy’s aunts came in and helped us get everything set up. They were expecting a bunch of people, so they had a ton of food!  They had chili, beans, tortilla soup, and cheese dip. 

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They also had hot dogs, all the stuff for frito chili pies, and tons of different chips and popcorn. 

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There was also pumpkin spice salsa and pumpkin seed chips.  It was definitely an interesting flavor, something that would probably be an acquired taste.  I didn’t think the salsa tasted like pumpkin.  It was more like nutmeg.  It was odd. 

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The guests brought the desserts, and there were tons of caramel apples, chocolate apples, and some cute Halloween cookies.  Jeremy tried the cookies and said they were like pure sugar! 

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While we were getting everything set up, I tried some of M’s Advocare Spark.  I was already worn out from waking up so early, so I knew I would need some energy.  I was not a huge fan of the flavor. I think I could get used to it, and it did give a lot of energy, but I think I like the Herbalife Lift Off better.  I may try the Spark again when I run out of Lift Offs. 

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Around 6, people started showing up.  C’s football team and their parents and siblings came. After they ate, they all headed out to trick or treat. Once they left, we ate dinner.  I had a hot dog and some apple slices with caramel. 

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Jeremy and I stayed to hand out candy. We never have trick or treaters at our house so I was really eager to see all of them!  We actually handed out cheese balls and popcorn. 

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The kids were thrilled about the popcorn!  There was a constant flow of trick or treaters for a couple of hours.

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The little kids were absolutely adorable! There was one little girl, probably around 2 years old, that was dressed as a Cabbage Patch kid. She was definitely the cutest one I saw all night! I wish I would have taken her picture.  This little princess was really cute too!Halloween Weekend Run and Live Happy (29)

 

We also had 3 grown women come to the door.  No costumes, no kids. I could not believe it!! I kept looking for their kids, I thought maybe they had babies in strollers, but there weren’t any.  I’m pretty sure that when you are over 40, you are too old to go trick or treating.  Jeremy figured up that we had over 300 kids come to the door! We had a blast handing out treats! Halloween Weekend Run and Live Happy (1)
After the treats were gone, we hung around and talked for awhile.  I love getting to hang out with our cousins.  We are all so busy, so we don’t get to do it as often as we would like. 

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We left late and got home around 11:30 and went straight to bed! 

Sunday we rested.

Just kidding! 
We forgot to set our clocks back, so we got up earlier than we had planned to.  But that’s okay, because we got a lot done.  When I got up, my body felt so tired and my legs were a little sore.  Once we got up, we went grocery shopping, unpacked from the weekend, and did a ton of laundry! 

Since it was November 1st, that meant that the Pile on the Miles Challenge started! 

I hope you all joined me.  If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late.  You can join here.  The point of this challenge is to get you active during the holiday season.  My goal for this month is to walk or run for at least 30 minutes every day.  I went for a 30 minute walk to kick off the challenge!  After that, we went hunting. 

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We saw one little buck, a doe and a baby.

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I don’t know what the deal is because always before there’s at least 10 does that come in to eat every night.  This year we have hardly seen any! 

 After hunting, we went home and finally rested while we watched the Royals win the World Series! 

What did you do this weekend?

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