HELLO!! For the first time ever I’m going to do more talking on a video (at the end) than typing but I still have some pictures to share!
My mom and Brooke did some weeding and Brooke was so beyond proud of herself afterwards.
She earned a dollar from my mom and so we took her to Target after to pick out something to buy with her hard earned money.
While we were there we saw Megan and Lindsey… I don’t remember the last I went to Target without seeing one or the other there. We kind of all live there.
My dad loves taking pictures to add to his contacts and I caught him taking one of Andrew last night (look how happy my dad is). We all hung out outside for a while talking. Nothing better than summer nights.
For dinner we met up with a group of friends for Pizzeria 712—> aka the best appetizers (below macaroni and cheese is killer).
Pizza with arugula. Boom.
THIS WOMAN JUST COMPLETED THE SQUAW PEAK 50 MILE TRAIL RUN this last Saturday. She is amazing. The heat was unreal this year and she still rocked it… I wouldn’t be able to walk for a few weeks after doing that race. Amazing.
PS the elevation profile of her race. I can’t even imagine.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY from Brooke:
We have our first ever VLOG for you today! I’m not sure if I even answered any of the questions really but I did make sure to ramble for 15 minutes—> I am hoping I get better at actually answering the questions with more and more vlogs but Andrew rocked it so just listen to him:)
A few of the questions answered today: Big or small wedding? How do you guys manage to date as single parents? How do you know someone is the one after such a short time together? Where are you going on your honeymoon? What kind of wedding cake do you want? More kids? And Andrew shares a little bit more about my candy addiction.
Who has done a 50 miler before!?!?! Which one? Anyone do the Squaw Peak one?
Honeymoon—> If you’ve been on one… where did you go!?!? Or where would your dream honeymoon be?
WHAT’S YOUR RUN TODAY!?
-I’m running outside with Josse hallelujah.
Sarah @ SarahRuns26
We haven’t taken our honeymoon yet. We are only 3+ years behind on that one. Oops. Will get to it eventually, but will probably have to call it an anniversary trip at that point!
Yes, more VLOGS! I always think its interesting to hear people’s voices and if they are what I expected or not.
No run today. Rest day for me! That 50 miler looks crazy! 50 miles is hard enough, but those HILLS!
Steph @ loveandlunge
oh my god I don’t think I could ever run a 50 miler! my body is so prone to injury, I’m sure it would be just the worst training cycle, but I’m so in awe and inspired by those who do!
dream honeymoon would be somewhere overseas. I’m torn between a beautiful beachside and a european excursion. so many awesome options. we even had a family friend who forwent gifts at their wedding and asked people to donate to their honeymoon and you could purchase activities and such for them to do while they were away and they had an awesome time doing all of them and sent the cutest postcards back!
Awww I love that you did a vlog! For the cake question I feel like Andrew was like “MMMM CHEESECAKE WOULD BE GREAT” and you were like “babe, I got you a cheesecake in SLC, it’s not happening at the wedding because I already told you we’re having an apple fritter cake.” :D
What?! You didn’t want a LOLZ guest post? Ha. Mexico does sound fun though, I haven’t spent a lot of time there.
I’m not a big cheesecake fan but I will say the cheesecake I do like is red velvet cake.
I think you should do your thing at the wedding. We really focused on what we wanted: dress, food, cake and of course music. We had a good time and we think our guests did…at least they told us that anyways. ;)
I really enjoyed your vlog and Andrew seems like a great guy for you Janae.
Oh my word–this was absolutely ADORABLE!! I like the VLOG idea. You two are so precious together. :) And you give me hope that maybe love will actually come my way someday.
I love cheesecake so I am totally with him on that one. I am not a cake person because I am not a frosting person. :) Seeing couples that look at each other the way you two do is amazing. God is good, and has really blessed the both of you.
Love the VLOG!! Keep it up! And cheesecake is amazing, but regular cake can’t be skipped either! Hopefully I will be able to run a 50 miler down the road. Definitely want to try out an ultra!
You guys are too cute!!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
We took a laidback honeymoon the week after our wedding, and then a year and a half later went to London.
I’ve never done a 50 miler, and probably never will.
You too look so happy together! Congrats!
This is just too cute!! Forget the traditional cake…I am sure someone can make you a red velvet donut cake and then a candy “bar” with all your favs would be more appropriate. ;-)
Hubby and I went to Ixtapa, Mexico 21 years ago…it was fun and maybe someday we will go back.
Can’t wait for more VLOGS…..
Cute vlog, and Mexico sounds wonderful!
We had a small family-only wedding and were so happy with that decision- it felt very intimate, and very “us”. After, we went to Italy! It was a wonderful adventure and we came back feeling like an even stronger team.
You two are adorable! Ah, so happy for you and your stellar future ahead!
More vlogs = um, yeah! Great idea!
My run today is a double and what better way to cap off finals week than a run with your partner in crime? Nada.
I just put my headphones in at work so I could watch your VLOG… you guys are too cute!! Loved it!
My husband and I went to St. Thomas on our honeymoon and had the most amazing time!! It was the best!
Love the video! Keep them coming. Very happy for you guys! You seem truly happy!
I would very much love to hear your blog, but it doesn’t work. :( Maybe because I’m from Europe? Don’t know how to explain it. Could you maybe share it on youtube or put it on in some other version?
Oh it’s working now! I’m so happy for you guys, congrats! :)
The Hungry Runner Girl
OH yay! So so glad it worked! Thank you Petra!!!!
No 50 miler for me..heck, I’m still trying to tackle the 26.2. Honeymoon was 14yrs ago but I still think Hawaii is the best place to visit-especially the Big Island. Run was 3.6 miles on the treadmill at the ungodly hour of 4am as I have a late meeting today at work so it wouldn’t have happened any other way. Feel great now!
My husband and I only knew each other for three months before we got married. And I knew probably the second time that talked to him that he was “the one”. It was just different and there was a connection (like you say) that I had never felt before. We just celebrated our 11th anniversary and every day I still know that God led me right to him and that it was the best decision I ever gave to God. So bottom line I don’t think you’re crazy! enjoy that man! and I’m so happy for you! (Love the vlog)
Loved the Vlog! What a great way to start my morning.
Have a good day you guys.
You two are so cute, I love that you are sharing this part of your life with us! I also love the vlogs I can’t wait for more to come!!
I kind of did honeymoon + wedding in one..we went to Belize to get married and were there for 10 total days so I guess that counts? and YES to more vlogs!
We did a 10 day honeymoon in Costa Rica. 5 days in the rainforest area hiking and lots of activities. Then 5 days beach side! It was perfect. And, who needs a wedding cake. Our DJ had a donut business on the side, so he would set up his little machine and make fresh mini donuts at the wedding!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Love the vlog! Those are always so fun!
I really loved watching your vlog and look forward to more of them!
I ran the Helen Klein 50 miler (near Sacramento) twice–such intense, cool experiences!
We went to Door County, Wisconsin for our honeymoon–a gorgeous part of the country.
You’re honeymoon sounds so fun! We thought we were extra poor so we went to park city. It was still fun, but Mexico sounds better haha.
7 kids?! That’s awesome, but slightly crazy lol. I’m jk, you would handle more kids like a champ. 3 is interesting to get used to so far, but someday I’ll be ready for more.
What a great date night idea. My husband and I need to do date night more often but we run out of cheap ideas. Star gazing would be fun and free so we will have to try that out.
Loved the VLOG!! Y’all are so cute- so happy for you!!
We honeymooned in Mexico- Riveria Maya at an all inclusive resort — it was amazing and I highly recommend!!! :)
I loved the vlog! Keep them coming, please! :) You two are so cute!
Mexico sounds wonderful and swimming with whale sharks- cool!
I just completed my first 50 mile trail race middle of May this year. It was awesome!! Thinking of trying a longer one. 100K or 100 miler maybe….. Loved the feeling of those mega sore quads during and after.
Awww I know Lori. She is so cute. People at the gym used to mistake me for her :)
You & Andrew are a cute couple. So excited for you.
Girl!! I loved this! Can’t wait for more vlogs. You guys are the best. Seriously, love you and love him for you.
So are you moving to Salt Lake then?? Or does Andrew live in UT county too? I couldn’t quite tell if I misunderstood where he lives.
The Hungry Runner Girl
HELLO LOVE!!!!!!!! Thank you so so much! So he does live in Ut country so we will stay here! Come down and visit more:)
Can you tell me where you got the shirt you’re wearing in the VLOG, please? Love it!
The Hungry Runner Girl
HEY SARA!! Thank you so much! I got it from this store a few years ago:
They have the cutest stuff!!!
Thank you SO much for responding! I appreciate it!! I’ve been following along with you for years and this season of your life has been so great to watch. I recently went through a divorce with 2 small children. I’ve been going through many of your same struggles and checking your blog is a highlight of my day. I absolutely love the VLOG and look forward to more of those.
Sorry, rambling, just love your positive attitude. Thank you for sharing so much with us!
Loved the vlog, thanks for sharing it! My favorite part is how you guys look at each other when the other is talking. It’s obvious you’re both so happy!
Our Honeymoon was almost 11 years ago to Florida. We didn’t have a lot of money to spend but wanted something fun and beachy. It was great!
6 mile run for me today (as soon as it stops storming!)
Kaci @ Kaci K. RD2Be
I totally get what you’re talking about when you just know someone is the one. My husband and I dated for almost two years before getting engaged but if he had asked me after a few months I would have said yes. I don’t think there was ever a question for either of us if we would end up together.
We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon. So much fun! We stayed in a super nice condo (probably the nicest place we’ll ever stay) and had a blast spending our wedding money of food and adventures ;)
You guys are adorable! I usually don’t watch videos but actually watched all of yours.
Ah! Love this! And for sure do a small wedding, just get a good photographer. Simple and sweet…I love Cabo…mexico sounds fun.
Loved the Vlog!! Cannot wait to see more! Super random, BUT I have been reading your blog for YEARS- since before Brooke was born and I had NO IDEA that is how you pronounce your name. I have been saying it wrong (in my head) forever. I am in shock!
LOVED your VLOG:) I feel like I know you so much better from one video than from 100 blog posts….Isn’t that weird?! Can’t wait for more VLOGS. So happy for you both and wish you nothing but the BEST:)
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner
Love the vlog! You guys are really cute. Hope to hear more of them in the future. I had a destination wedding in Cancun so we just stuck around for another week post wedding and had a blast. We ended up being there for two weeks and it was the best experience.
Kimberly @ Run with the Roushes
We did an all-inclusive in St. Lucia and we loved it! We actually just started thinking about another all inclusive for our 2 year anniversary next summer. I highly recommend Sandals. The resort was beautiful, the excursions were a blast, and everyone we met was wonderful. We did not swim with sharks (whale or any other kind haha) and I don’t know if it will be on next year’s list either :)
LOVE this vlog … You guys seem great together!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
You guys are too cute! Love the vlog. It gives such a fun glimpse into who you are and your personalities.
I love it…… you look so happy.
Adorable vlog :)
Hey, your dad looks great. He’s lost a lot of weight!
We went to the Tuscany region in Italy for our honeymoon, and I loved it! :) Such a beautiful place with delicious food. The Vlog was very cool–it’s neat to feel like we’re getting to know you ha. 5 miles on the schedule for today, and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day for it.
You guys are adorable! So happy for you and Brooke!
Your post where to showed the texts to your sister that Andrew was the “the one” so early on says a lot — go with your gut!
We’ve been married 1.5 years and didn’t do a honeymoon. We dated for 4 years and planned the wedding in 7 months so we didn’t have time to save for a honeymoon. We talked about going to New Zealand. We still want to go — maybe we will before we start talking about starting a family. :)
Keep up the vlogs!
First of all, I LOVE the VLOG! I definitely hope you will do more. I enjoyed seeing you two together, you can just see a love the way you look at each other. So yes more VLOGs please!!
I actually just got back from my honeymoon and we were really lucky to be to go to Greece! That was my dream honeymoon so it was perfection.
Marissa @ Run Riss Run
You two are adorable and the vlog was fun!
We had our honeymoon in Jamaica but did a trip a few years ago to an all inclusive resort in Cancun and it was one of my favorite vacations! We snorkeled with turtles, read lots of good books, and ate amazing food! You will love Mexico :)
My run was with my cross country team! We are starting summer practice. It’s really fun to run with 50 kiddos.
Tracy @ run2wine.com
I just completed Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim in the Grand Canyon with 12 friends from Nashville!!! It was truly the experience of a lifetime! If anyone needs tips to do it let me know!!!
Rachel @ Vet Tech Runner
You 2 seem so happy together! So cute!
I don’t think I could ever do a 50 miler! That’s crazy!
My husband and I did a Disney cruise for our honeymoon! You guys should look into one as a fun trip………………they are 100% family oriented, and have kids club things so you can get alone time without the kiddos…………….and they travel to their own private island in the Bahamas where you can bike and swim and have fresh cut pineapple and burgers on the island! And you can meet Disney characters. I don’t know if they always do it, but they had a 5k run on their island that I ran…………..cool to get a medal (made out of rubber so it wouldn’t get too hot in the sun) and say that I ran a race in the Bahamas.
So proud of Brooke for helping out. She’s such a sweet girl! I love that your dad takes pictures to save as the contacts. I also do that :) I loved the vlog! Thank you guys for doing that!!
We just got back from our honeymoon yesterday. We went to Aruba and it was amazing.
I missed the proposal story but I went back and caught up! So wonderful. He sounds like a great guy and you two are perfect for each other. I’m so happy for you and wish you and Andrew nothing but the best!
Also, my guy told me he loved me after three days of dating and we have been together almost 7 years now. High school sweethearts :) When you know, you know.
My husband and I got married super fast. 12 years and 4 kids later, we’re still alive and kicking!!
Can I say I’m SO excited for your mom, sis and Megan to guest blog!?!?! I feel like I know everyone even though i clearly don’t!
AWWW! You two are adorable!!
Congratulations on your recent engagement Janae! I have been following your blog for years! It’s really cool you are starting Vlogs, kind of weird too because there is finally a voice to go with your face and it’s not how I imagined it. That’s totally not a bad thing though! :) Looking forward to all the wedding planning!!
The Vlog was so cute! If my Husband would have asked me to marry him after a month I would have said yes! I was only 21 at the time and had a lot of growing up to do and I was going back to school so we actually waited 7 years. We now have been married for almost 7 with two beautiful little girls (5 & 2). When you know you know! Wishing you all the happiness in the world.
Eeeek…you two are the cutest!
I have been divorced for two years and am a single mom of two boys. You give me hope !
Best of luck you two!!
LOVE how happy your dad looks taking Andrew’s pic!! :) And I loved the vlog! So glad that you found someone who makes you so happy. Congratulations on your engagement!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
That macaroni and pizza look beyond amazing!!
Love the vlog! I just love following you and your family because you’re so positive.
Loved it!!! Thanks for brightening my day! You guys are so relaxed and natural together :) Please keep doing them!
We just got back from our dream honeymoon in MEXICO!!! Highly HIGHLY recommend the Excellence Playa Mujeres !!! Janae, you would love it!!!
My husband and I just got married this past September and immediately left for our honeymoon for 2 weeks. We drove around the North Island of New Zealand (it took 2 days of travel getting there!) for a few days, flew to Australia and did a 3 day live-aboard to dive the Great Barrier Reef and then spent our last few days in Sydney. My only complaint was it went by way too fast! My husband and I are big divers and just went to Belize to dive and earlier in the year is when the whale sharks begin their migration through there. They are HUGE!! They aren’t violent, just intimidating i’m sure. We plan to go back so we can dive with them! I hope you have an amazing time swimming with them!
And I can’t imagine running a 50miler… a friend of my aunt did a 50 mile race for her 50th birthday! crazy!
Yes, definitely more vlogs!
I really can’t understand why anyone would ever want to run 50 miles. Of course I am a weightlifter, so the 800 m runs we do in CrossFit are “long” runs for me :)
Your daugher is seriously adorable. And… I LOVE her sandals :)
I loved watching your VLOG… nice to see and hear your voice for a change.
I’ve been married for a while, but we haven’t been on a honeymoon (wasn’t in the cards back then and we still haven’t gone. Maybe we’ll make it an anniversary trip. I would love to go to Hawaii.)
I loved your vlog, I watched it while I ran on my treadmill. You guys are so cute and I’m so happy for you. Your blog is my very favorite and has been for years!
The two of you are SO CUTE! Thank you for taking the time to bring us even further into your lives, I really enjoyed watching your Vlog!
I just have to comment and say you need to do a donut wedding cake! Maybe throw in some red velvet donuts with a cream cheese icing to hit Andrew’s wish list as well!
Our honeymoon was in Aruba and we loved it! We went on a booze cruise, snorkeling and spent many hours just relaxing on the beach with drinks in hand! And of course ate really great food! But I think no matter where you go, the company is the best part of any honey moon :-)
I LOVED the vlog!
You guys are so darn cute. Glad we got to “meet” Andrew. The way you both look at each other is so sweet.
I cannot wait for more vlogs:)
Wishing you 5 all the happiness in the world!
PS. My favorite part was when you said that Brooke is asleep and Andrew said, “well, WE hope she is asleep”. It just was obvious the way he said it that he looks at Brooke as one of his kids now:) So sweet an endearing.
Love the vlog! You two are so cute together! You should definitely do a cupcake wedding cake though so you can do different flavors or do mini cheesecakes in cupcake tins!
Amy @ Life to the Full
My husband and I honeymooned at a bed-and-breakfast cottage with lots of running and hiking trails nearby. We both LOVED it and want to go back someday when we can line up a sitter for the kids :) This place served breakfast at 9:00 am and then we ran trails and explored the area. It was wonderful!!!
Congratulations to you both on your engagement! I really appreciate your low-key style on the wedding planning :) My husband and I had a similar approach and it was a relaxing day, rather than stressful. We figured there’s no use in blowing a bunch of money on a huge wedding when we would rather save $$$ to invest in our newly married life (house, kiddos, etc…).
Just a little tidbit for you two: my parents got married a month after they 1st met (!!!), & they had the happiest, healthiest marriage of any couple I’ve even known. May you both experience the same! xo
That’s so sweet ?
Love the video! Please do more :)
FroYo bar with ALLLLLL THE CANDY TOPPINGS instead of wedding cake?
Such a cute vlog you two!The way you were looking at him was so loving and cute/ you can tell you’re so happy!
50 miler was my favorite race EVER! Mine had zero elevation gain or loss, besides climbing over a fallen log to cross a river FOUR times. When I had to do that at mile 30 something, I literally had to have my husband pull me back up. I was sore for DAYS. But it was AWESOME!!!!!! Post-pregnancy, definitely doing another ultra!
You guys are so sweet. Wish you all the best. Andrew really seems like a great catch.
*everyone simultaneously starts sobbing at 13:40 in the video* PLEEEEEEEASE make it a weekly thing that was so much fun to watch!!!
Samantha @ believeandrun
The way you look at him – that is love. Seriously I am so happy for you. It is wonderful. It is beautiful.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
Your vlog is so cool! I’m a long time reader and this would be a fantastic new feature: Not to react to negative people but because there are so many folks who think you are actually pretty cool :) P.s. Your face when he mentions sharks is priceless
Love the vlog!! Please keep them coming! I definitely relate to the “connection” that you both made with each other. I met my BF at work and we just clicked and had that “connection” too. It felt like I already knew him!! 1.5 years later and still going strong :)
Dream honeymoon… Ireland, Italy, Iceland, or maybe something exotic and beach-y, like Bali!
I knew the minute we met. Within a week we had people asking us “when are you getting married.” Within a couple weeks we were naming kids – none of which we used for real. But we didn’t get engaged until after 2 years of LDR. Married just shy of 3 yrs and honeymooned in St Lucia, plus some transcontinental driving to join our households. We had a renewal of vows on the beach years later in Jamaica and wondered why we didn’t do that the first time.
Great job on the VLOG! I thought you guys did awesome answering the questions. :) So happy to hear you both want more kids! Can’t wait to read along when that time comes!
My husband is also a cheesecake person! That’s the only dessert he would eat when we first met but he’s come around a bit since then thanks to my influence.
We went to Maui for our honeymoon and it was like living in dream world. It was perfect! We did a bunch of cool activities but also scheduled time to chill on the beach. We want to go back so bad!
LOVED your VLOG!! After reading your words for so long, it is awesome to listen to you and enjoyed “meeting” Andrew :) You guys are sweetness! Definitely keep it up!
Julia @ Drops of Jules
Your voice is the CUTEST! DO more of these please because that would be so much fun! also, the way you look at Andrew while he talks… I see it. I see it.
Y’all are super cute! ?
Great first vlog! So interesting…I’m the least impulsive person ever but my husband and I got engaged in 2.5 months and married 2.5 months later. People questioned us so hard. I completely understand your comment about not caring what people thought because you are so sure. Good for you. Congrats to you guys!
So cute! Yes, more vlogs!
Can’t help with the other questions but super happy for you. Glad you’re going to have more kids, too, especially since you love them so much!
loved watching the video because i creepily wanted to see andrew. you guys are SO CUTE together. it makes my heart happy for you, friend.
Michele at Everyday Snapshot
Great Vlog. So happy for you both. Everyone deserves happiness and looks like you’ve found it. Those are 2 very lucky kids. We have a blended family and as long as everyone gets along, it’s just more people to love them kids. Have fun in Mexico !
My wedding’s in 2 weeks (!) and I’m so excited for our honeymoon. We’re road-tripping around New England, and the thought of traveling with my hubby with zero wedding planning left is the happiest thought ever.
Cori @ She's Going the Distance
oh man 50 miles is far.. i’m planning on running an ultra one day and would love to do 50 miles.. but it might be a few years! Also love the vlog! keep them coming!
Loved the vlog!!! More please!! We did an all inclusive honeymoon to St. Lucia and it was the best week ever! You guys will have a blast in Mexico!
OMG. You guys are so adorable!!!
A loooong time ago I did my one and only ultra…it was 40 miles. That’s enough for me! lol I’ll still to fulls and halfs!
I think Andrew looks like Brooke!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
So, so happy for you two! You are so not crazy – I feel like I’m the kind of person who knows what she wants. I have actually never had a boyfriend because I’ve never met a guy that I felt had the potential for more than a couple dates. I have a feeling that I’ll know right away and get married quickly too!
Congrats to you both! I’m very excited to hear this news. Janae I’ve been a reader for a while, I was surprised at how sad I was about the divorce of a person I’ve never met. I’m also equally surprised at how happy I am about your new fair tale romance. It’s so cute that your kids are the same age!
My husband and I just got back from Belize to fulfill a bucket item of his… DIVING WITH WHALE SHARKS. So I’m so excited for you both to do it and want to hear all about it. They are so graceful. So, Andrew, welcome to the blog family and happy you’re already taking Janae on fun adventures. Going on adventures is one of my favorite things about my husband.
Janae, I am so happy for you. I’ve read your blog forever and never commented-but it is great to see you so happy!! I can feel all your love when you look at Andrew. So excited for your new life together.
I just got married in September and now wedding make me extremely happy. We honeymooned in South Africa & Mozambique and are both dying to go back. We dived with the great whites so your shark diving made me excited!!
I went on my dream honeymoon: South Africa. We did beaches in Cape Town, winelands just north, and Kruger for safari. It was amazing. And when they say you can not run at the safari camp…..they mean it. I did ask, and they looked at me like I had lost my mind. Not even small loops? Not even small loops…. =) But we did hike Table Mountain and go on a few runs in the city! Always the best way to see a new place.
Loved the Vlog and I loved all of your answers! Can I just say I am super pumped for your sisters guest post?! I would love to see a typical day for her and how she fits those workouts in with the kiddos! I am really so happy for you!
Y’all are so cute! Love the vlog! We went to Mexico for our honeymoon as well. My favorite beach trip we have taken was to Hawaii. We went for 10 days two years ago and absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to go back! Hugs to you! xo
You look SOOOOOO happy! I love it :-)
Have fun you guys!
It was fun to hear your voice after being a long time reader! The way you look at Andrew makes it clear how much you love him. Best wishes to you both!
Go star-gazing in Cherry Springs, Pennsylvania!