• Tidbits from the Weekend

    October 10, 2012

    I totally took a break from my camera/blogging while I was away. I’m usually a photo freak and snap pictures of everything, but, this time, I just lived life and enjoyed it without documenting every little thing. It was definitely a nice change of pace, but, I have to admit, I wish I took more photos that I actually did. (I didn’t even take a photo of the bride and groom! Isn’t that terrible? We were all having so much fun on the dance floor, I never even thought of my camera!) I have such a bad memory, so it’s nice to have pictures to remember those moments. From the photos that I did manage to take, here are some tidbits from the weekend!

    The wedding was held at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington. We joked it was like “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” since we traveled by taxi, plane, rental car, and ferry to get there.

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    All of the travel was well worth it though because Roche Harbor and the resort where we stayed were absolutely beautiful! It was such a gorgeous place for a wedding.

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    On Saturday morning, Mal and I woke up bright and early and starving for breakfast. (Our stomachs were on East coast time.) The resort had a cute café right on the water, so we went there for breakfast. I ordered a breakfast scramble with eggs, lean ground beef, onions, spinach, mushrooms, and Parmesan with hash brown potatoes on the side. It was awesome, and I ate this same breakfast two different mornings on the island.


    I spent the rest of Saturday morning at the spa where I enjoyed more than an hour-long manicure, which involved a salt scrub, paraffin treatment, hand and forearm massage, and manicure. It was the longest, most amazing manicure I have ever experienced.

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    While my nails dried, I read a magazine and relaxed by the fire. It was a pretty stellar morning.


    After my manicure, I stumbled upon this sign:


    Spirits and hard cider tasting? THAT sounded like fun, so I mentioned it to Mal and his step-brother, Greg, and his wife, Jen. They were all game for it, so we grabbed a quick lunch and then walked to the distillery.

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    At the San Juan Island Distillery, we tasted three hard ciders, each with a different level of sweetness. The driest cider was my favorite—it was almost like a dry white wine.

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    We also tried some apple brandy, gin, and various lavender-, thimbleberry- and rose-infused liquors, which were neat to try and definitely interesting, but just not my thing. Even still, I thought it was really cool the distillery used flowers from the island in their recipes.

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    After the tasting, we headed home and got ourselves ready for the rehearsal dinner.

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    A lot of Mal’s extended family also attended, so I spent the evening catching up with them (and not snapping pics).

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    On Sunday morning, Mal and I woke up early to do a travel WOD. You can read all about it here!

    After our workout, we met Greg and Jen and Mal’s French cousins, Julian and Claire, for breakfast at Friday Harbor.

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    This morning’s breakfast was not at all healthy, but, boy, was it delicious. I had an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich on a grilled croissant, shared a pumpkin muffin with frosting with Mal, and drank an iced decaf Americano with a squirt of pumpkin syrup in it. Yea, it was an awesome breakfast.


    I really wanted one of “Eric’s Amazing Butt Shrinking Cookies” (they looked like a Seven Layer Bars, but in cookie form), but I decided to pass after my sugar-tastic breakfast. Obviously, I was going off the reservation with my “diet,” but I didn’t need to go totally crazy! Haha!


    After breakfast, we visited one of the island’s lighthouses.

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    The views were breathtaking!

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    Gangnam Style!

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    After exploring the island, we headed back to the resort to help my mother- and father-in-law get the room ready for the wedding reception later that evening.

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    Before we knew it, it was time to pretty ourselves for the wedding!

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    Gangnam Style! (It was a theme of the weekend!)

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    The wedding was a ton of fun! Mal and I spent almost the entire time dancing… and practicing our Clean & Jerks. At one point, the DJ played a song that Mal had trouble dancing to, so he said to me: “I can’t dance to this song, but I can Clean & Jerk to it!” Haha! It cracked me up, so, of course, we turned it into a dance move. Hey, we’re dorks, but we have a lot of fun together!

    All in all, it was a fabulous few days away! I’m still a little bummed I didn’t get any photos of the bride and groom. I guess we’ll just have to buy a few pics from their wedding photographer!

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    { 57 comments… read them below or add one }

    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

    It’s awesome to have fun with your husband – looks like a beautiful setting!


    Ed October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Great photos…wow it looks like that Gangnam style thingy is everywhere…I am not sure if I want to embrace it or shun it…only time will tell

    Isn’t the San Juan’s amazing? i have lived on the West Coast for three years and haven’t had a chance to go explore them yet…it is on my to do list that is for sure!


    Amanda @ Eat More Rabbit Food October 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Ahaha!! Gangam Style!! That is the weirdest video I think I have ever seen…. That and Hooked on a Feeling by David Hasselhoff!! So funny=) Looks like you had an awesome trip!! (great dress btw!)


    Ryan October 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    So pretty! And, I love your dress!! Where did you get it?


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Thanks! It’s from Banana Republic.


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I’m glad you had fun, and I love when I ditch the camera and just live in the moment! Even if you like looking back at pictures, it’s still nice to not worry about getting pictures for the blog.


    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Wow! So many gorgeous photos! The wedding location truly did look just beautiful. Glad you guys had such a great time!


    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Wow–everything about your getaway looks fantastic: beautiful surroundings, pampering, finding butt-shrinking cookies (that cracked me up), and a fun wedding! I’m now craving a weekend away!


    the 3volution of j3nn October 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    You look stunning in your dress! It’s so festive and in-season. Glad you had a fun weekend. It’s good to step back and chill and do some things differently. Changing things up is healthy in itself!


    Rachel October 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    haha gangnam style LOL! Love it! You guys are adorable 🙂


    Megan @ Megan's Munchies October 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Looks like a fabulous weekend! What a beautiful place for a wedding!


    Paige @ Running Around Normal October 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

    What a FUN weekend, Tina. You truly look like you were really enjoying yourself 🙂 Also, that dress in the last pic of you looks AMAZE on ya!


    Maggie October 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    What an awesome weekend! The manicure sounds heavenly – also where did you get the flats in the spa photo? I am looking for cute ones and yours are fantastic and look really comfy!!


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Payless, but 2 or 3 years ago. Payless is the best for cheap-y, comfy flats!


    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wow -that place is gorgeous! It’s officially going on my bucket list for places to visit asap!


    Amy October 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I love your ombre sweatshirt- do you recall where you got it?


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The gray sweatshirt I’m wearing? It’s from Lululemon.


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Looks like a super fun weekend. And your dress for the wedding is adorable!


    Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness October 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Sounds like a fun weekend! You and Mal sound like the perfect couple for each other! I love it 🙂


    Beks October 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I love your dress! So pretty!


    Kristink October 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I have that dress too! Looks great on you:)


    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    What a beautiful place!! I love, love, love the long tables at the wedding reception!


    natalie @ will jog for food October 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    What a beautiful place to have a wedding!! I may have to make a trip up there soon 🙂


    Hillary @ GRAS Pizza October 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Mal’s rockin a ‘stache!?


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Haha! A beard, yes! 🙂


    Annette@FitnessPerks October 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Hah. I teach a gangham style dance in Zumba–the ladies looovvee it. HAHA.

    Love your dress! What gorgeous views & scenery for a wedding weekend 🙂


    Emily October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Tina, I love love *love* the dress you wore to the wedding. What a dapper couple!


    RunEatRepeat October 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Ah! Is that the most interesting man in the world in one of those pictures?!


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Haha! YES!


    Michelle (Peachy Palate) October 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    The dress is gorgeous on you! really brings out your eyes!


    Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom October 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, beautiful pictures and a lovely place for a wedding! Glad you enjoyed your non paleo splurges while you were away!! How is the tummy feeling after indulging a bit? Hopefully, you are still feeling pretty good.


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Great! Better than it’s been in weeks! 🙂


    Katerina October 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    do you think it might be due to the fact that you’re eating more grains or carbs i guess in the form of bread, etc? glad to see you eating a fun group of foods on the trip, tina! i miss cookie friday!


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    @Katerina: It’s hard to tell, but probably not. I think the drugs finally kicked in! Eating a lot of sugar actually makes me feel pretty crappy, and I always feel exhausted after eating too much of it.


    Peggi October 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Absolutely love the dress!!!! You looked gorgeous! What a fun wedding. You and Mal really are such a fun couple. Too bad you weren’t down here in Texas, a double date with yall would be fantastic!


    Carol T. October 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Tina: Love the dress. Looks like you are feeling better. Glad you and Mel had fun. I bet Murphy missed you both!!


    Amy @Macncheesenpeas October 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Looks like such a fun and relaxing weekend! What a lovely venue for a wedding!


    jen October 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    omg i love that dress! you looked great. 🙂


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance October 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    You and Mal are so perfect together!! Is your hoodie Lulu?

    Looks like you had an amazing time. The views are gorgeous, such an amazing scene for a wedding.


    Tina October 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Yep! 🙂


    Andrea @ theMFDre October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I went to a wedding in the EXACT same location about 3 years ago. It is a trek to get there! (We took a sea plane from Seattle) but totally worth it once you get there. Looks like you had a great time!


    Kelly@BalancedDaily October 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Wow that view is amazing! Mal looks really good all dressed up and your dress is super pretty! Wedding’s are always a lot of fun between the friends and family, good food and drinks, and time to just let loose and dance. Seems like you guys had a good time!


    Shannon October 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    great dresses for the wedding!


    erica October 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    you look amazing in that dress!!! those colors really suit you!!!


    Pam October 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    What a lovely venue!! I love your dress – Banana Republic has great clothes!
    Glad you were able to eat some fun foods and still feel okay!!


    Tina October 11, 2012 at 10:03 am



    luv what you do October 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    That looks like a fun and exciting weekend! I really love a weekend away from my camera and blogging. It is a nice change!


    Danna October 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The pictures are gorgeous. I see your turquoise pants poking out. Where did you get them from?!


    Tina October 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Old Navy! 🙂


    maria @ lift love life October 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Girlfriend, two things. You look gorgeous in that dress, my hubs and I have made dance moves out of crossfit moves (and daily household chores, changing the diaper, anyone?) and that wedding venue is AMAZING. Okay so I guess 3 things…forgive me 😉


    Alexandra @ Alexandra in Moscow October 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I love your photos from the weekend! You and Mal are too cute together!


    Elisabeth October 11, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Sounds like a great wedding weekend! You & Mal make a great looking couple in the formal wear – love the dress 🙂


    Allison October 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Is the purple top you’re wearing at the rehearsal dinner a dress? From where?


    Tina October 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

    No, it’s just a top. It’s from Banana Republic! 🙂


    Life's a Bowl October 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Looks like a fabulously fun weekend away! P.S. That guy could make millions advertising those butt shrinking cookies [whether they work or not haha] ;P


    Tina October 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Haha! Seriously! 🙂


    Katie October 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hotsie totsie for the wedding! Love the Lululemon sweatshirt during the day:) Such fab style, I must say!


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