You know those weekends that happen that you never want to end and you just want to do over and over again? The ones that are full of good food, people that you love, ridiculous laughter, and timeless stories? The ones that just make your heart sigh with contentment? I’ve been blessed with a few of those lately and this weekend was one of them. By the end of the weekend it was known as the The Weekend of Awesome.
It all started on Friday as I headed down to Oklahoma City. For those of you who didn’t know, the new Thor 2 came out on Friday and if you haven’t seen the first one then I am truly sorry. Go watch this trailer ASAP. It was SO GOOD. I can’t even. We took a vote after the show and decided it was better than the first one. We saw it at the Penn Square theater and it was the best movie theater I’ve ever been to. The chairs were giant, squishy recliners. What more can you ask for in life? It was worth every $9 penny, which is cheap for a movie ticket these days. I guess they make up for that with the price of the concession stand. Not that we even bought anything from the theater because if you know me at all know that I will sneak everything and anything into a movie theater. I probably got a little out of control this time with the Oreos, Chips Ahoy, M&M’s, skittles, Chex Mix, Twizzlers, gummy worms, and water bottle but.. we had plenty of options!
These are our We-Are-About-To-Watch-Thor-And-We-Are-Really-Excited faces
The weekend of awesome continued the next morning with a 12 mile run. Now it could be argued that this should not be categorized under awesome but it actually was, kind of. The run itself was actually miserable but also quite hilariously eventful. First: Maddy lost her hair band at mile three so she ran the rest of the way with her hair blowing in the wind like the sexy hair model that she is. Shampoo commercialers are lining up at her doorstep. Second: I made it 9 miles before my body decided that it was time for all of the enormous amount of candy from the night before to come out. I made a pathetic attempt of trying to make myself throw up (it was that bad) and then realized quickly that it was coming out the opposite end (TMI, I know. I’m sorry). So we wandered around and finally found Porta Potty which is a good thing because we were fully prepared to scale a chain link fence for a bathroom. Moral of the story: NEVER. EATING. CANDY. AGAIN. Now, lets rewind back to me gagging on a running trail. At this point Maddy is giving me encouraging tips and then we hear a meow. We look up to see a large gray cat walking toward us. So naturally we pet it and then take a picture with it.
From top left: Us with our friend the forest cat. Our feet resting after 12 brutal miles. How we felt after 12 miles.. probably the most accurate picture ever. Right: I wanted to stay in that position all day.
Now this story could end here and be fine but it doesn’t. We look up to see an identical cat about 10 feet in front of us. At this point we were like,” 2 cats? that’s weird..” BUT THEN. FOUR more cats walk out of the woods toward us. Now some people would say “Awww a band of forest cats, that’s so cute!” WRONG. It was creepy. We had no problem running after that. And lastly, as we were running (read: dragging and dying) the last quarter mile of our run we run past two ladies that we had passed once before on our run and one says to the other, ” Oh look there are the twins.” We were the only other people on the trail so apparently we are twins. Who knew.
So, after our forest cat, porta potty, hair blowing in the wind, 12 miler we made a pathetic attempt to stretch and groaned and moaned our way home. Then we had the best reward ever. BRUNCH. Now let me just stop right here and say this: Brunch is by far the greatest meal ever created. We love brunch. It’s the stuff of dreams. We brunched at a lovely little diner called The Classen Grill. I kicked myself afterwards when I realized I didn’t get one picture (sorry). Needless to say, if you are in OKC and need an awesome brunch, go here. It’s delicious. I ate the most delicious French Toast (called the Memphis French Toast) of my life. It was 3 slices with peanut butter and banana in between them drowned in maple syrup with a side of bacon, of course. HEAVEN.
AND THEN, the absolute best part of the weekend and maybe my life so far: BEN RECTOR. It all began when my AWESOME sister bought us tickets to his show in Norman back when we tweeted us (!!!!). (To be fair, Maddy tweeted him first and then I had to also because we had a bet. and he likes pancakes so I know he’s cool)
Let me just say this and I mean every word: That was the best concert of my life. I already loved all of his songs (Thank you Dorrie) but I can’t stop listening now. I think it was the fact that he made everyone there feel like he was our BFF and he was probably one of the most humble guys ever not to mention the best singer/songwriter EVA. I was really sad when it ended. I would have stayed there all night and listened to his sweet jams. And just when I thought it couldn’t get better.. he ended with a cover of I Wanna Dance With Somebody which is my GIRL JAM. And it was way better than when Whitney sang it. (sorry not sorry)
Left: Ben posted this after the concert on Saturday. Sadly you can’t see us but we were there so I don’t even care.
Right: Maybe we are twins
Most of all this weekend made me realize how truly blessed I am and just showed me just how great life is. And it gave me things to think about. Just made me want to do it all over again. Praise Jesus for weekends like these.