October 1, 2012

Paging Dr. Busy

Come in Dr. Busy.

Hello friends, how are you!? Fun weekend?!
Me too!

But dang was it busy busy bee-esque!

Last week was definitely a long week and it was capped of by a late night kickball practice on Friday. With the championship this weekend [!], the team got together on Friday for walk through situational practice. While it was totally needed and a lot of progress was made, it also meant I didn't get home until 11pm. Before you give me the 'what an old lady look', let me say I had to get up at 6:30am the next morning to go hiking.

Sportyspice, Babyspice, Le Beau and I all wanted to hike Old Rag mountain in the Shenandoah valley, so Saturday we packed up and rolled out. The mountain is about 1.5 hours away which isn't too bad, but does make for an earlier morning if you want to beat the crowds.

Earlier in the week it looked as though the weather was gonna be rainy. Luckily, God blessed us with amazing weather and we were able to hike comfortably. We all had an awesome time enjoying God's majestic earth and climbing fun rock scrambles together.
Quick iphone pics from the hike

Start of the hike

 First break an hour into hiking.

Like my pretty leaf? The Nerkflaps gave it to me :)

Looking into the distance.

Oh so strong sissys.

 So talented!


The kids who pushed our pace all day.

 Hard Core!

 Summit excitement!

Beautiful end to an amazing hike.

The hike up took about 2.5 hours and we were able to speed down the mountain as well. Let me just say, descending a  mountain is not as fun as climbing for sure. All in all we had a great afternoon and despite an hour extra traffic ride home the day was a success.

After hiking, I had to whip myself into check and get ready for my best friend L's 30th birthday party. Despite being majorly tired and a double cupcake fail [don't wanna talk about it] I manged to get to the party only an hour late [and you know I'm never late].

The party was in full swing and a wonderful time. There was wine, desserts, snacks, champs [per moi] and of course fun girl talk. The event was such a breath of fresh air from normal birthday parties, but I was definitely the odd lady out. I plan to dedicate a whole post to the party, so let me just say it was a fabulously fun time.

Sunday brought the normal church and brunch family fun, and then even MORE family time. My uncle, who is a pilot, flew into DCA early in the day so he came and spent time with us that afternoon. We watched the US choke in the Ryder cup [ugh], watched Red Zone, they played tennis while I painted my nails and read and then ended the evening with a delicious chicken bbq dinner.

I was so whipped I passed out in bed around 9:30pm last night and hit the NAYNO button on my morning workout alarm. Have no fear, I'm hitting the gym after work, no laziness the week before Vegas.

Crossing my fingers that I can stay awake tonight to watch my Cowboys win! :)
Hopefully, y'all had a great weekend too. This is a short week for me as I'm heading to Vegas this weekend. I don't know when I will be able to sleep, so pray for me ;)!


Illegally Blonde said...

gorgeous gorgeous scenery!! looks like a blast!

Tiffany said...

Looks like a perfect weekend. The view from your hike is awesome!

Visiting from Weekend Update!


Michelle said...

Love your pictures!

Janna Renee said...

I love hiking! However, I doubt that I could keep up with y'all ;) Absolutely gorgeous pics!

Nikki said...

That hike looks amazing! I wish I had some awesome hiking trails like that by me! Even with a drive like you had to do.

Holly said...

Love the photos, so fun! Looks like you all had a great time. And what a great way to enjoy the outdoors before old winter moves in!

JMB said...

I want to go hiking with you! Those pictures are gorgeous! This is my fav time of year!!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Wow! How breathtaking are those photos! Where in Vegas are you staying?!