another busy weekend

11 Apr

Good morning!

The weekend flew by so fast, as always, and it was as full as ever in the last two months.  Friday evening the husband and I stopped by our house after work to see how it was coming along.  It really is incredible how much has been done this week.  Last Sunday our house looked like this:

And this Sunday it looked like this:

After we signed the papers and everything it literally felt like absolutely nothing happened for weeks, and just when we were starting to become a little bit concerned they really got going on it.  Here’s the progression of the last month in pictures:

We’ve now got about 2 months and 11 days until our anticipated close date…we’re so ready!  And another couple pics just for fun:)

haha – jumping pictures are not my strong suit

looking into our living/dining room from the entryway

After checking out the house Friday evening, we re-visited one of our favorite new restaurants.  The last time we went to Cafe 7 was last Sunday with some friends, and we knew there was so much more that we wanted to try.   This time we both got something different, and it did not disappoint.

I went with the margarita pizza, which had marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, spinach and tomatoes.  Delicious!

I ate about half and took the rest home because the husband and I had grand plans to split a cookie.  Seeing as how Cafe 7 is only about a mile from our new house, I’m sure we’ll be back many more times.

Post dinner we decided to head down to an area of OKC called the Plaza District.  We went there during the day once before, but on the first Friday night of every month all the shops are open, there’s live music, street vendors, food, and all kinds of other fun stuff like the Humane Society pups up for adoption.

As you all know, now would not be the best time for the husband and I to adopt a new dog, but I wanted to take this guy home so badly!  I think I’m having puppy withdrawals:(

Anyway, Saturday we had an appointment to pick out the lighting for our house and then we met up with the husband’s parents for lunch and to go see the house.  Lunch was a cute little restaurant that sits right on the lake, called Louie’s.  We actually had this place in our old town, but we didn’t go there very often…only once I think.  It was excellent though – great atmosphere, great food – actually the best fruit I think I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

black bean burger with avocado = amazing

iPhone pics. eh.

On Sunday the husband and I got up early to do our long run.  Honestly, I was not looking forward to it.  On Friday, I had experienced one of the absolute worst runs of my life.  Every step was brutal – my lower back hurt, my shins hurt, my quads…everything.  In retrospect I really should have just thrown in the towel probably, but I really needed to get in the mileage, so I did my best to push through.  I had kind of an emotional breakdown after it…I think the pain and frustration brought out all these pent up emotions – stress, tiredness, feeling like everything is all out of whack right now – and I just needed to let it all out.  I was really feeling down.  Thankfully the afternoon improved drastically because my interview went really well, and the husband booked me an afternoon massage.  He really is the most thoughtful husband in the world.

But back to the long run.  We were slated to go 9 miles, and the first 4.5 went pretty well; I felt a lot better than I anticipated I would.  We ended up doing sort of an out and back route, and it was only when we turned to head back that we realized how windy it was.  With the wind at our backs we barely felt it, but all of a sudden it felt like we were running into a wall.  Flashbacks to our marathon 2 years ago kept popping into my head as we fought our way back.  Hills, wind, the whole bit was the essence of the last 4.5 miles…and there were definitely some walking breaks.  However, we both somehow got a second wind with about a half mile left and finished at about an 8:30 pace.  No matter what the majority of a run is like, I always feel as if I’ve redeemed myself when we finish strong and happy.

The rest of Sunday included breakfast at Subway, lots of IcyHot, a long nap, and a visit to our baby.  The best way to end a weekend I think.  Now for another busy crazy week!

How was your weekend?


16 Responses to “another busy weekend”

  1. Kristina @ spabettie April 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    SO excited for you – it’s an awesome thing to watch a house being built! I have not done it with my own (yet!), but I remember our house being built when I was younger – we’d go visit and see the progress – so fun!

    looking forward to following along! 😀

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 9:54 am #

      Thanks, girl! It has been so fun and exciting. I can imagine how great it would be as a kid…especially because you probably didn’t experience much of the stress or overwhelming nature of it, but just the fun! It’s so worth it though.

  2. Lesley Lifting Life April 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Your house is coming along wonderfully, you guys must be anxious for it to be all done!

    My weekend was great … enjoying the warm weather!! 🙂

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks Lesley:) Anxious is definitely a great word to describe it.

      Glad you had a great weekend – warm weather always makes them better this time of year!

  3. Danielle Shreve April 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Finally fished out your card from my gym bag so I could look up your blog. It’s great that you have been so fastidious about your posts. Very happy about your new home!
    I wanted to tell you about a yoga book, that’s new; Poser: my life in twenty-three yoga poses by Claire Dederer.
    The library ordered it and I heard the author interviewed on NPR.
    Take care.

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Danielle – I miss you all! I’ll definitely have to check out that book. I just stopped by our local library the other day and got a card, so next time I go I’ll try and pick it up! Sounds great:)

      So good to hear from you!

  4. Heather (Where's the Beach) April 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Oh exciting to see the house coming along! And that pizza is calling my name – yum! Sorry you had a crummy run and then a windy run. I think I’m slightly scarred from my run on Saturday LOL

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 9:59 am #

      Yeah, I can totally identify with feeling scarred by a run like you were Saturday. It really is crazy how much the heat can affect a run – it just leaves you so drained. There’s nothing like the redeeming run that comes after a bad one, though. I guess that’s what keeps us coming back for more!

  5. Lisa @ I'm an Okie April 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    You make my city so pretty! And when are we going to hang out??

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      haha – we are loving OKC. I grew up coming here often, but had no idea of all the fun stuff to do. I pretty much stuck to Penn Square mall during my high school years…kind of sad. Lots to make up for now though! We really need to get together soon. My schedule is so random and crazy right now – I never know what I’m going to be doing from one day to the next. What times did you say are good for you? It would be a lot easier to plan if I just lived here…argh.

  6. Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) April 12, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    omg your house is coming along so well! Thats got to be soo exciting girl! and omg that burger looks bomb!

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      it totally was bomb! always love your comments, Salah:)

  7. amber@SAHM's musings April 12, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Woohoo for progress on the house, black bean/avo burgers and Cafe 7!!! I’ve never been to the plaza district when it’s hoppin’. I guess I’ll have to plan a date night the next time it rolls around. Also I really love that green cardi! It’s so cute! You’ll have to stop by the ole blog for my weekend recap 😉

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 10:04 am #

      Aw, thanks:)
      You’ll definitely have to plan a date for it – I was surprised too at how many kids were out there. Tons of people with little babies all the way up to elementary age. It was like a family event or something. I don’t know why that surprised me, but I thought it was really neat!

  8. Halley (Blunder Construction) April 12, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I LOVE the house photos! So, so exciting to see it coming along! Your family is really blessed to get to build your home from the ground up (and I’m sure the contractors are feeling pretty lucky to be building anything in this economy!)

    • candice April 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks, Halley! We do feel blessed – it has been such a fun process:)

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