Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Weekend

I had a pretty fantastic Halloween weekend! Without further adue, Andrew and I dressed as...

Mario and the Princess from Nintendo! We were both total Nintendo kids growing up (ok ok, so we're still both total Nintendo kids now that we're grown), so we loved the idea of dressing as Nintendo characters.

I got to Memphis (yay!), and we changed into our outfits before meeting up with some of his pals at Huey's for dinner. They went as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell!

We had a great dinner, and a slightly intoxicated woman at the bar started yelling, "I get it! You're Mario and the Priness!" It was nice to know that our costumes made sense. When we walked in, everyone in the restaurant had been staring at us. I wanted to be like, "Um, it's Halloween, remember?"

We headed to a party at a friend's house and had a great evening!

Saturday we slept in before going out for some yummy scones for breakfast. We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon of feeding the ducks in Shelby Farms, watching some episodes of The Office, and listening to some good music. When you're dating someone who lives 3 hours away, it's nice to just chill out and enjoy being able to see one another while you talk.

Later that evening we headed to a friend's house for a birthday party. This is where I learned that Andrew does not appreciate hold-out pictures. He claims it's a girl thing. I pointed out I'm a girl.

We definitely appreciated having an extra hour to sleep Saturday night since we stayed out a bit late two nights in a row. We lounged around all morning and played around some on the guitar, singing some good tunes.

All in all, it was a great Halloween and a terrific weekend! I really don't enjoy the drive between here and there, but I am not afraid to admit that it's worth it.

As for running, it felt SO good to take the weekend off. I think my body will really benefit from the rest when I run marathon #1 this Saturday. (I can't believe it's already here.) I rode about 6 miles on the bike yesterday and am planning a light 4-6 miles this afternoon depending on how I feel.

Hope everyone else had a great Halloween! I haven't opened my reader in 4 days, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you were all up to this weekend!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Your costumes were great... ya'll looked so cute!

Andrew, if you're reading this, hold-out pictures are the best! Don't fight them.

Mojito Maven said...

LOVE the costume!!!!!

J said...

Cool Costumes!! I think the rest will definitely help in the marathon! Time sure does fly I can't believe you are running this weekend!

*aron* said...

soooooooo cute :)

AHHH marathon week!!! so exciting :)

Rachel Ann said...

Awesome costumes!

Chris said...

Great costumes! Tony and I thought about being Mario and Luigi but there wasn't enough time to put it together. I ended up being a penguin and he was a lion. Hahaha...

Marci said...

Love those costumes!

Playful Professional said...

So cute. I love hold-out pictures. Those are some of my favorites of Richie and I.

E said...

Wonderful costume idea! You two look great together!

Danica said...

Super cute costume ideas! I love how you said , "I'm a girl,".. I always have to say that to my boyfriend too!