Yesterday I got up earlier than usual on Sunday to get in my run. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we had been invited to one of my law school buddies home church and family home for Easter lunch. She also started running with the running group I'm a part of yesterday. So we headed out bright and early to get in our long run for the week.
It poured the entire time I ran and I was miserable. I hate running in the rain. I don't like rain a whole lot period except when I am sleeping because hello, BEST SLEEP EVER. Other than that, I'm out on rain. It cleared when I was finishing because that is how these things always work. I also had to re-start my iPod three times because it was acting spastic due to the rain.
We raced home and I hopped into the shower to get ready. Brandon made us wonderful smoothies that included frozen strawberries, mangos, peaches and pinapples, one container of greek yogurt and a half cup of milk. Ice and a little bit of water of course. It's 4 WWPlus points. We headed to church. The service was wonderful and the church has a lovely bay window where the pastor stands.
Afterwards, we headed to R's parents' house. We had appetizers that included a veggie tray, a fruit tray, and a cheese and crackers tray. For Easter dinner the menu included turkey, ham, carrots, green bean casserole, and rolls. The desserts were cupcakes that were either German Chocolate, Strawberry cheesecake or Red Velvet cake, vanilla oreos dipped in pink dyed milk chocolate, Russian teacakes, and turtle cake. I ate way too much and it was all soooooooooo good.
But the best part was being around a family. I had such a great day watching everyone love on each other and hearing all the family stories was so fun. I missed my family a ton yesterday of course, but being around R's family eased that pain. I don't know if she will ever know how much her simple invitation blessed me.
We went home and watched the rest of Friday Night Lights, had dinner and then I went to sleep. All in all it was a great Easter.
I realized that I haven't done an introduction post in quite some time. So for those of you that don't know me here is a quick little intro.
My name is Samantha and I'm the writer of the ruby Turtle hippie times. I'm a Sooner. My love for my alma mater knows no bounds. I'm a runner and I am on Weight Watchers. If you're curious about my weight loss journey, click here.
My husband's name is Brandon. We are native Oklahomans. But we currently live in Michigan. I'm in law school here. We have two bulldogs, one is a Frenchie named Paisley and the second is a Boxer named Sugar Ann.
We currently feel like God is calling us to stay in Michigan post law school. We expect the next few months to be interesting because when God moves, it is never dull.
I hope y'all stick around for awhile.
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