Brooke and I landed in Utah at about 1:30 a.m. this morning (thanks a lot Southwest for trying to ruin the fact that Brooke and I like to get at least 9 hours of sleep a night by delaying our plane 4 hours… I wish I was exaggerating:).
There is a huge/awesome/great/ginormous reason WHY I am in Utah…..
These crazy cats (my sister and her fiancé) are getting hitched today. I will only be in town for about 32 hours but it will be a really fun 32 hours.
I am upset about one thing. My mother in law was very sad that I took Brooke away from her just a little while after we got there and so she did something very unkind.
She started making lasagna (my favorite food EVER ((even more so than ice cream)) right as I was leaving for the airport. The smell of it almost knocked me unconscious.
We were in a fight until I remembered that she left these goodies on my bed the night before (oh and I also made her pinky promise to save me a piece of lasagna to eat the second I get back on Friday).
Those caramels are my new favorite items from TJ’s.
While we are on the subject of treats at my in-laws house I have two very important treats to discuss with you:
1. My FIL brought these home from work. If you haven’t tried these before then you haven’t lived.
2. The best addition to hot chocolate EVER.
Back to my sad story (sorry for the interruption), Brooke had milk and I had a pb&j on the plane while the Jacobs’ family was enjoying hot out of the oven noodle, cheese and sauce goodness.
I’ll squeeze in a quick run this morning and then it is on to wedding festivities. All of my siblings are also in town and so it is bound to be a good time.
Anyone else get married in December… December anniversaries? When is your anniversary?
Working people: What days do you get off for the holiday? School people: How long is your school break for the holidays?
How many hours of sleep have you been getting lately? What is your ideal amount?
What are your feelings about lasagna?
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
Congrats to your sister! How come the billster isn’t coming with?
Did you know you would be back again so soon or was this a surprise?? Congrats to your sister and her new husband!
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
Just ate lasagna for dinner last night. :) And yes, the birthday cake oreo’s are phenomenal! I actually crushed them up and added them to chocolate chip cookie dough for a crazy cookie, you should try it when you get back!
I have a December anniversary!! Our wedding date is 12-11-10. I’m a numbers nerd so I think that’s super cool :)
I dont get off school till tomorrow. Boo. But I’m off till Jam 7!!
Congrats to your sister!!
I have a love/hate relationship with your blog TBH. Love reading it as it’s a great blog but I’m trying to live clean and pictures of Oreos definitely don’t help!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
There are some really delicious looking things on your post today that ALMOST distracted me from saying this: CONGRATS TO YOUR SISTER!!! I hope they have a wonderful wedding, and marriage!
What a fun trip! Safe travels and don’t worry, I’m sure they will save you some lasagna! :)
Yay, congrats to your sister and your family, what a wonderful start to the holidays!!!!
I have two friends getting married next month, the first of my close friends to get married, gahhh!
Awwww you are going to have a blast for those 32 hours! I can’t wait to hear all about it! I’m sure you won’t disappoint with pictures of the food ;)
Sounds like the sort of plane luck I have friend. I was delayed once in the baby terminal of Newerk in NYC for 12 hours…terrible. So happy for your sister! That os fantastic!
CONGRATS to your sister, I cannot wait to see pictures, I know she will be a GORGEOUS bride <3
Glad you & Brooke made it safely, enjoy your run this morning….elevation…eek! haha!
Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congrats to your sister and enjoy the family time!
Congrats to your sister and her new husband! I just have to say that I hate the picture of the peppermint marshmallows! Living in Spain, I won’t be able to try them and that will bug me! ;-)
Brooke @ Running In Heels
SHUT UP! peppermint marshmallows?! i think i just passed out.
Congrats to your sister!!!
Our anniversary is in May–5/26/07
We have those marshmallows! They’re also delicious on ice cream.
Congrats to your sister!!! Have fun in Utah.
I got married on Dec 11–December is a great month to get married;-)
Lately I have been getting 5 1/2-6 hours of sleep–I prefer/function normally on 8.
Meagan @ Managing Meagan
Aw!! Fun!! Congrats to your sister!!! How exciting!!
The Hubs and I got married on 10.22.11. Love the fall!
I’ve heard those marshmallows are the BOMB. Definitely need to try them!
Steph @ Water, Extra Ice
Congratulations to your sister..what an exciting time of year to get married! :) My anniversary is 10/20 (I just got married this year!) but I did always think a December wedding would be beautiful.
All of this food talk got me hungry..and not for breakfast even though it is 7am! I am definitely PRO lasagna. Who wouldn’t be?!
Julie @ Sweetly Balanced
Sounds like you’ll have a fun 32 hours!! I’m home for the Holidays, but working from home at the same time, at least I don’t have to be in the office though!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
My work schedule will drop to half over the next couple of weeks for the holidays. Fine by me!
I went to be early last night only to wake up to a snow day! I could have stayed up late and slept in, but no. I already had my 8 hours of sleep and am up for the day. Darn.
Lasagna? It’s okay. I eat veggie lasagna sometimes. I’m not a fan of red sauce.
Kari @ Running Ricig
Congratulations to your sister! I can’t wait for pictures!!
I got those marshmallows the other day, waiting to get home to Canada to bust them open though!
Winter weddings are the best, Jan 5th over here!
I like lasagna, but my hubby hates it so I never make it.
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
My goodness, you and Brooke are quite the travelers these days! ;) Congratulations to your sister! Enjoy the day!
Huge congrats to your sister!
Congrats to your sister!! How fun! Is she going downtown to the temple? I have a super seeet friend named Rachel who helps brides getting ready there, wouldnt it be the smallest world ever if she was the one who helped your sister!! Welcome back to Utah… It’s friggin freezing.
Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual
Congrats to your sister! I feel the same way about lasagna as you. Yum!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Sneaky! I had no idea you were going to Utah again. Hope you have an awesome time, and can’t wait to see some pics from your sisters wedding!
Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
Oh my, was this a surprise or did you know they were getting married today?! Either way, how fun! I just added peppermint marshmellows to my shopping list. Now I want to bake hot chocolate cookies with them!
Congrats to the sister and hubby.
Over tired and endorphins……..best things to be drunk on for her wedding.
Natalie @ Free Range Human
I love lasagna! My holiday break starts today, and I get two whole weeks! Congratulations to your sister! Was this planned? I guess I thought the wedding was going to be later!
deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever
Yeah for weddings!!! Ok that photo of Brooke and her Grandma is just too cute.
Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife
My brother’s girlfriend’s company actually created the flavor for those Birthday Cake Oreos! They had about 20 packages of them in their house haha. You would have been in heaven!
Congrats to your sis!! After a full day of partying, celebrating, and standing.. you deserve 2+ slices of cake!
We just had our anniversary yesterday! Have a great time today!
My sister is getting married on Saturday! And we live in Nebraska and hurricane-I mean winter storm Draco dumped 7″ on our hometown last night and 10″ in Omaha where her wedding will be!
i like veggie lasagna – my MiL is making it on Sunday and i can’t wait. also want to try those birthday cake oreos!!
and not enough sleep last night :o(
Jessica R @ fromthekitchentotheroad
Happy Wedding Day to your sister! That’s fun you are back there already. I have not been sleeping enough. I’m not in bed until about 10:30 and I have been waking up at least twice a night. Then I’m up at 4:30 or 5 to run. I don’t know what the deal is with my sleep. 7 hours is perfect for me. More or less makes me a little crazy which means I’m a little crazy right now. Fun times.
CONGRATS to your sister! I am.so excited for her and her adorable little family. Have such an amazing day with your family celebrating!
Our anniversary is Sept 23rd. The day we got married was seriously perfect. The clouds/sky in our pics are ridic.
Of course I have had those oreos and mallows before ;) Any time I see a new flavor of oreos, I don’t hesitate to purchase and try. Those caramels though? Sound amazing! I need them in my life. Now.
Can’t wait to see all the pics and hear about the big day. Love you!
Karla @ myhighonlife
Congrats to your sister! How fun. Mommy lasagna :)
I’ve been falling asleep at 9pm, waking up enough to walk to bed, then sleeping until 6:30am. I have 16 of work (spread out in 2 days) until I’m off of work for 11 days straight. I’m so excited!!
Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes
Congrats to your sister! Sending blessings their way! Our anniversary is July 10, 2010 :-)
Kristen @ notsodomesticated
Wow, what a whirlwind trip! Have a great time! :) December weddings are the best … of course, I’m partial, since ours was on December 18th! ;)
Ok, the birthday cake oreos are AMAZING and highly addictive!! :) I also came across peppermint marshmallows at the store and immediately had to get them for myself and my girls’ hot chocolates. I love reading your posts every day so thank you for the motivation with running and the smiles for all your stories :)
Quick question, how did you get milk onto the plane? When I tried flying with breast milk or formula they treated me like a terrorist. They even patted down my 11 month old!
The Hungry Runner Girl
No way!!!! I can’t believe that!!! They just tested mine and that is it:)
I can’t decide what sounds more yummy the TJ’s caramels or birthday cake oreos, but I know I will be getting both!
Speaking of oreos, I am doing some baking this weekend and one dessert I was going to attempt were oreo bombs. Crush a whole pack of oreos (possibly bday cake ones now), and combine with 1 package of cream cheese. Roll into balls and dip them in melted chocolate, let them set and drizzle with melted white chocolate. Talk about heaven in your mouth!
Hope you have a nice time at the wedding, I am looking forward to being off of school all next week!
Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian
Congrats to your sister! How exciting!
For the holidays, my company gives us off Monday and Tuesday, plus New Year’s Day. I’m also using my vacation time to take off next Wed through Friday making it a nice long vacation for myself.
Have fun in Utah!
I’m confused but I swear your sister just got engaged? or did time just go by really fast? Either way Congrats to your sis. She is going to be gorgeous and I cannot wait to see pics.
I just blogged about marshmallows today! I love openning multiple bags of them and dumping them into a ziplock bag. Instead of bags of chips I have bags of marshmallows. I have not seen the peppermint ones but will keep my eyes pealed. I have pumpkin marshmallows and mint chocolate chip. Strawberry ones are my favorite though.
Yay! I reallllly hope you share a wedding picture!! She is so pretty!
See you at the wedding!! We are so, so happy for them, and might I just add, they are a darn beautiful couple!
Potatoes and Pilates
A Christmas wedding – how exciting for your family! Congratulations to your sister and her new hubby.
Can’t wait to see what Brooke wore to the wedding!
Danica @ It's Progression
Have fun at the wedding!! Congrats to your sister!
7 hours since I like to workout early mornings. My ideal is 8 though…early mornings mean early nites in my house. In pjs by 8:30 in bed by 9PM. Lame, I know.
Have fun at the wedding! I love that photo :-)
YAYYY! SO exciting! Congrats to your sister :) have fun!
Yay!! Have fun at the wedding congrats to your sister!! Beautifully cold weather here in Utah today! Can’t wait to see lots of pics…
Sissy’s husband is strong :) I’m glad they were able to get hitched before Christmas, I just wish you could stay longer. Tell sissy congrats even though she doesn’t know me!
Wowee! A surprise wedding?! Fun!!
My husband and I will celebrate 1 year of marriage on December 31. I can’t believe how quickly this year flew! Congratulations to your sister!
Love love love lasagna! Homemade is way more awesome… but Stoffer’s is a good one when I can’t get the real deal.
The picture of your sister and fiance is great! Love lasagna….sorry you’re going to miss it, but I bet he wedding cake will make up for it. Have fun!
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OK I am looking for those salted caramels from TJs next time! I love lasagna…just had some veggie lasagna for lunch!
Congratulations to your sister and family! Can’t wait to see pictures!
oh my gosh,congrats to your sisteR! take lots of pictures – I love wedding photos. Congrats!!!
Congrats to your HungryRunnerSister!!! Great pic of the two of them :)
Mallory @ ifgravityhappens
Yayy! Congrats to your sister! I love their engagement photo! What a cute idea! How did he stay up like that?!?!
Congratulations to your sister! I’m sure she will be a beautiful bride and I can’t wait to see the pictures!
I have 5 packages of those Birthday cake oreos in my pantry! And the best part…my daughter doesn’t like them so they are all for meeee!
Kristen @ Happy Running Mama
I don’t have a December anniversary but my parents were married December 27, 1969. Next week will be 43 years and they’ve never been happier!
Congratulations to your sister!!
Ok, you SERIOUSLY need to try the limited addition coconut oreos! But don’t expect them to be like oreos. They are more like thin mints but with coconut! You will love them… unless you don’t like coconut, in which case I can’t read your blog anymore. Sorry, I’m not sorry… jk jk ;)
Congrats to your sister and lovely family! Happy holidays!
Those TJ’s caramels are the BEST. My boyfriend and I are obsessed with them. I had to get some for my family for the holidays! I have a feeling I’m going to end up eating the majority of them though…