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Marvelous Monday

Monday once again. Why is it, that Mondays come around so quickly but it takes forever to get to Friday? Something to think about. Report back to me once you all have figured it out. And while that’s happening, let’s talk all things marvelous!

Marvelous is having one of my coworkers, who is back to work after a six-week vacation in India, tell me it looks like I’ve lost weight!

Marvelous is having a workout routine scheduled for non-running days! This morning I did Pilates for the first time in years. I had forgotten how good it can feel and oh my goodness…what a perfect way to stretch, work out and wake up!

Marvelous is spending a weekend surrounded by loved ones and friends! We celebrated my friend’s 3-year-old son’s birthday at the Hands-On Children’s Museum here in Ann Arbor. I played photog for the day and took pictures of the kiddos and parents having a good time and learning! I gotta say, I think there were certain things that REB and I found more fun than the kids.


Sneak peek pic from the back of my cam

Sneak peek pic from the back of my cam

On Sunday I attended the bridal shower of one REB’s cousins. Her wedding is just over a month away, and it was so good to see the family-in-law for some fun and celebrating love!

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Me and the beautiful bride-to-be!

Marvelous is having photo sessions lined up for the year and assisting my friend Rachel in weddings again for the 2014 wedding season! I seriously can’t wait to work with new and returning clients. Along the same lines as photography, marvelous is also looking forward to new photo equipment and props coming in the mail soon. I’m slowly, but surely getting that studio room in my house put together. I’m still in search for the perfect desk, and my uber pickiness isn’t helping to get it done any faster.

And finally, marvelous is looking forward to the weekend already! REB and I are going to hang out with our good friends and I will be doing a family portrait session in their house. It’s been so long since I’ve seen my friend Valerie (Um, I think my birthday party in October - not OK!) and REB and I still haven’t even met her newest daughter, who was born back in June! So it will definitely be good to get some adult conversation in and spend a day with three incredibly cute kiddos!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! What marvelous things are happening for you today and this week?

Marvelous weekend

It’s a bit of a slow Monday for me today. So much so I had to get a coffee from my favorite coffee place in town instead of relying on the Keurig at work. I also had them put three shots of espresso in it, instead of the usual two. Yep, it’s one of those Mondays.

So to help make Monday a little brighter, I thought I would follow suit of one of my new favorite bloggers Dixya (Food Pleasure Health) and do a recap of all things Marvelous on this Monday.

Marvelous is finally seeing a movie you have been waiting to see since the winter.


I can’t say enough good things about this movie other than I loved it and you should go see it. Baz Luhrrman has made a beautiful film and one I would probably go see again if given the chance. I wasn’t as big a fan of Romeo + Juliet, but I liked how he directed it. I think mostly I don’t like that play so watching an entire movie about it, wasn’t my idea of fun. But I love everything about the 1920s! I remember reading this book in the 11th grade and thinking to myself, “I want to go to Gatsby’s parties!”.

I also had one of my buddies Nick come hang out with us for a night. The three of us went to see Iron Man 3 at the theater where you can have a cocktail while watching. It wasn’t so bad! I still liked the first one the most, but the third was good too. I was also nice to catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in months!

Marvelous is running in a 5K you’ve wanted to run in for over a year.

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Marvelous is also running this race with a good friend and having a blast! I finally did the Color Run over the weekend and Amber and I had a great time. It was her first 5K and my first Color Run and I do plan on running this again next year! Amber did great for it being her first 5K! I’m so proud of her :)

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Marvelous is also setting a new personal record from the first race you ever did and knowing it can only get better from here!

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Marvelous is spending an entire day with this gorgeous woman and making her feel like a million dollars. We went up to my parents for Mother’s Day and treated my mom to lunch and I was just happy to spend some QT with her! While at my parents, I found several old pictures from when I was born and the first few years I lived in India before moving to the States. I had fun going through them and showing REB too. Afterward, we went and visited his grandmother and she showed us some old pictures of him as as kid. All I can say is: my hubby was an adorable little dude! Still is ;)

All in all, it was a fantastic weekend despite there being so little sleep. I hope to make up for some sleep this week and also get a few more runs outdoors!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! – xo