Wednesday, December 25, 2013

merry christmas!

Merry Christmas 

from Tyler, me, and SARGE!

Hope Santa brings you everything you wished for.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

christmas eve health updates

Merry Christmas Eve!

I'll be working today until 2pm (bummer) but at least it's not all day. Then I'll grab Sarge and head to my parents house where Tyler has been since Monday.

Just wanted to share some of my workout updates since I've been SUPER MIA lately (working out, duh).

I'm almost done with my 60 day challenge. The 30 days turned into 60 days.

After 30 days, I lost 13 inches. THIRTEEN!!!! 

After 60 days, I lost 6.5 more inches.

Grand total of 19.5 inches!!!! in 60 days!!!! (holy $h!t!!)

I'm so pumped. And proud!!

Yes, all of the !!!!!!!!!!! are super necessary.

60 days of T-25, clean eating, and shakeology. I've also been taking classes at the Y and running.....


Who am I!?

On March 9 I'm running the Palmetto Bluff half marathon in Bluffton, SC. I'm so excited, but nervous. I'm on week 2 of training and so far, so good. I'm just going to need a lot of motivation. Anyone want to run it with me??

I'm so proud of myself and have truly put in so much work, Y'all anyone can do a challenge like this, it just takes a ton of motivation and will power. AND I still have a long ways to go!

So that's all I have for today, so go enjoy your families and celebrate Christmas. I'll probably overindulge and gain back all 19.5 inches, but I have been so good and deserve a few cheat treats, right?

But come January 6 another 60 day challenge starts and I've recruited my work bff do it with me. And I'll be running over the holidays, don't worry.

Thanks for being my friends and following along. So thankful for all of you who read my blog and who still read after I've disappeared.



Monday, December 23, 2013

mr. and mrs. perrow- happy one month!

Nothing like recapping a wedding EXACTLY one month late. Better late than never, right!?

This past month has been crazy busy and I'm not going to make excuses for not blogging. I just wasn't feeling it. And I can't decide how long I'll stick around in blog world BUT for now, I'll keep on keepin' on....

On November 23, my cousin and his bride tied the knot. The weekend was so much stinking fun. All of our family and friends were together again and this time Tyler and I weren't the center of attention so we could enjoy the weekend!

Mom and I drove up to Spartanburg on Friday, November 22 to drop off the hotel welcome bags at the Marriott before guests arrive. Then my cousin Adam and his wife Stacey and I decorated the hospitality room all afternoon. It is so much fun hanging out with them and we laughed so much. Family is the best.

Friday night was the rehearsal dinner at Cleveland Park. I totally dropped the ball on pictures, but their photographer was there to capture the moments. I gave a toast and didn't cry which was my goal. After the dinner we headed back to the hospitality room to hang out for a few hours.

How awesome is this cotton and peanut grooms cake!!! The red velvet cake pops were to tie for too!

Only people shot I got at the rehearsal- Tyler and my mom

Gorgeous table- Jack Brantley is the most talented caterer in the state!

Saturday I got up at 7 am and ran through my college campus. So much nostalgia. I kind of had tears in my eyes running around campus, remember ALL of the fun times I had in those 4 years at Wofford.

After that we had the bridesmaid luncheon which was so sweet and pink! We played a game where you wrapped string around your finger and talked about the bride as you wrapped the string- I took a pretty long piece and got teary again, but I luckily repeated what was said in my toast the night before. Betsy's bridesmaids were so so sweet! Brunch was delicious and everyone was in such good spirits!

Future sisters-in-law

Bride and future mother-in-law

Grandmothers (mine is on the left)

Pretty bridesmaids

During the game

Saturday afternoon my aunt (mother of the groom) and my cousin (ok cousin's wife but we're past that) and I hung out in my aunt's room to get our hair and makeup done. It was so relaxing and fun to just chill out with my family that I don't get to spend much time with anymore.

Then it was time for the wedding! Stacey and I handed out programs which was fun because we knew EVERYONE on the groom's side since we are family. I got lots of hugs of people that I missed talking to on my own wedding day. I also cried during the wedding (shocker) and had a huge grin on my face. I was so excited to get another GIRL in the family!

The reception was held at the perfect venue! Betsy had it perfectly decorated- lots of cotton, southern touches, flowers, and old family pictures! We danced the night away and the band was so much fun! They did a fun Jersey Boys set for my aunt (her favorite) and then got dressed up like women for "Don't ya wish your girlfriend was hot like me" which almost had me in tears from laughing so hard!

First dance



LOVE this pic!

Cake cutting

Beautiful portrait



Friends!! Recognize Caroline and Kendall? They were my bridesmaids!

I just love this couple. They attend my church and are like family. Mr. Ed just overcame a liver transplant and when I saw them dancing at the reception I just had to snap a picture. Mrs. Jane did all of the calligraphy for our wedding invitations to pass the time when he was sick!

Bride and mom

THIS was hilarious!

I'd say this sums us up. Stewart is always looking out for me and is like my big brother! I was probably about to cry and he told me to stop or something!

My aunt and uncle- seriously how adorable!

Off they go! Jamaica bound!
Don't you love my uncle's Chevy?! This is a family jewel :)

So there's the wedding recap! It was a fun, fun weekend and I want to do it all over again!
Love you Stew and Bets!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

here comes the bride!

Today this girl joins our family and I COULD NOT be happier!

So thrilled for Stewart and Betsy. I just hope all of the pictures from their wedding don't have my mascara running down my eyes because I'm so darn emotional but SO HAPPY!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Perrow!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

gold and white gifts

I love gold and white together. There is something so simple and classy to these two colors. I found the appetizer places on C.Wonder's website and immediately added them to my wishlist. And then I thought it would be fun to find a handful (or two) of gold and white gifts! Here are my picks:

gold and white

C. Wonder  // appetizer plates
 C. Wonder // tea set
Michael Wainwright // gold vase
DwellStudio // gazelle bookends
 Worlds Away // wastebasket 
Alexa // canister  
Lulu and Georgia // throw pillow
 C. Wonder // votives
Lulu and Georgia // accent table
One Kings Lane // cheers letters

I'll take one of each, please!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

prayers for illinois

If you are new to my blog in the past 10 months, you may have missed the fact that I lived in Illinois for a year. This blog started because of mine and Tyler's long distance relationship and it just grew into a regular old lifestyle blog.

You all know that Illinois was slammed with tornadoes this past Sunday. What you probably don't know is that one of the tornadoes hit TWO MILES from where we used to live. Terrifying. My friend Ashley's aunt and uncle's house was completely demolished and it absolutely breaks my heart. Illinois is near and dear to my heart and I just broke down when I heard the horrific news. 

You can read the story and see pictures about the tornado that hit my friends' family HERE.

I just read that 13 Illinois counties are considered disaster areas, including Douglas County where we lived. My heart just breaks thinking about it. We have been in touch with our friends and it seems like all are safe, just very shaken. 

Please pray for the families affected and donate to the American Red Cross if you are able.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

eight things

Y'all where has this month gone!!!!! Next week is Thanksgiving. Life is flying by way too quickly.

I'm just going to post a little quick update on life....

First, thanks for all of the love about Sarge. He is 100% better and we will not be running 4.5 miles ever again. It was such a scare, but such a lesson- YALL DONT RUN  WITH YOUR DOGS!

Second, my cousin is getting married this weekend and I am so excited! I've been counting down since our wedding which was exactly 8 months from theirs on Saturday. I'll also be in my college town and I haven't been there in two years!

Third, this Beachbody challenge is the greatest thing I've ever done. I've already seen pretty awesome changes and I am trying to recruit as many friends as possible. I have about a week left and I can't wait to see how many inches I've lost. I will tell you I cheated on Saturday and measured myself and WHOA- its impressive. I also feel amazing- thats what it's all about!

Fourth, this past Friday was my 25th birthday. Tyler and I had a delicious dinner at a tapas restaurant and my work friends spoiled me! My parents came to visit and we had lunch at another place downtown we'd never been. And Saturday night friends of ours hosted an oyster roast in our HOA clubhouse and it was so much fun!! Courtney was so sweet and turned it into a birthday party for me!

Fifth, some exciting things are happen to this Law family and NO it has nothing to do with babies! Hopefully I can share it soon with you!

Sixth, speaking of BABIES, I am surrounded by pregnant people. Two coworkers are pregnant- I have a baby shower for one tonight who is due on Dec 12 and another coworker is due in April. ALL of my friends in my Bible Study from home either had babies this fall or are expecting and one of my old coworkers had a baby last week! College friends are starting to announce it and family friends, too! I'm surrounded. But here is the thing: I am not interested in babies. There is no such thing as baby fever in my mind and the thought of a child right now gives me a stomach ache! Just not ready. End of story.

Seventh, I am just really loving my fall TV shows: Revenge, Blacklist, Biggest Loser (new favorite show), Chicago Fire, SVU, and Greys. Thank goodness for DVR!

Eighth, I think thats it for now. I need to be more regular about posting but I honestly don't have time and its easier when Tyler is out of town for work like he has been this week!