November 12, 2009

Full-speed ahead

Hi everyone, life has been tres tres busy and action-packed. I've had all sorts of fun adventures! Here are a few fun things I've been up to in the past week.


I finally rode the new roller coaster at Universal - Rip Ride Rockit. It was intimidating! As you can see, it goes straight up so you're laying on your back as it starts. The cool part was once you sit down you pick a type of music and then select a song you want it to play while you ride. Each seat has speakers so you only hear your song and no one else's. I chose Glamorous by Fergie. It was fun to ride along to that and it calmed my nerves.

I ran the Harvest Hustle 5K for Junior League. It was a fun event we put on! I ran without training at all and finished at around 30:27. I will take it! Next time I will make time to train.

With work, I went to an all-day seminar called Get Motivated. There were some great speakers! I learned a lot about leadership, being positive and taking action. Above is Laura Bush. What a classy, polished and down-right sweet lady she is. I loved her speech. She gave an update on what the family is up to and spoke of her time at the White House and her perspective on different things they went through, 9/11 etc.

Colin Powell was also amazing. I just loved his leadership style and the stories he told. Other speakers included Zig Ziglar, Rudy Giuliani and Lou Holtz among others. They were great as well.

I also went to a bachelorette dinner, helped the bride make chocolate dipped pretzel rods for favors, attended a lifegroup (like sunday school) party and had 15 hours of dance practice. I love the busy life I lead - well usually ;)

Tomorrow, bright and early, I am heading to Grapevine, Texas for a sorority sister's wedding weekend. My college bff and I are flying out and going to be handing out programs and be the guest book attendants. I am thrilled to be part of her special day!

Anyone have any fun suggestions for things to do in Grapevine? We are going to the spa at the Gaylord one morning. We won't have a car, but the hotel has a shuttle that can take us to local places.
Fun things to do?
Good restaurants?
DFW here I come!!!

21 comments:

JGIWC said...

Um YES. You NEED to shop at Grapevine Mills. It's the huge outlet mall. The Last Call Neiman Marcus there is an uncovered Treasure. It always has the most amazing designer deals. The Saks off 5th is great as well. Oh, I miss it all so much. Let me know how you make out!

Red and White Preppy said...

I am so jealous you got to see all those speakers! Talk about amazing :)

QueenBeeSwain said...

oh my word- you rock girl! way to kick rear in the JL 5K (we used to have one but it was cut a year ago :( ) AND you got to see Colin Powell speak in person- that is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!

kHm

Kassie said...

How fun!! You sure HAVE been busy. :) I actually lived in Grapevine when I was little, but it was like kindergarten age! It's so much fun to visit though!

MCW said...

So lucky to see those speakers! Have fun weekend!

Blair said...

I cannot belive you hear Colin Powell speak, amazing!

perfectly paisley said...

There are some adorable boutiques in downtown grapevine! I was just there last year. Have a blast! :o)

KAC said...

Wow you've had an amazing couple of days...congrats on the marathon and really jealous that you got to see those great speakers. That roller coaster sounds like SO much fun as well!

Preppy 101 said...

What wonderful things you are doing!! I love Laura Bush. xoxo

short southern momma said...

Wow girl! you have had one awesome week! Hope your weekend is just as good! xoxo

Kim said...

Have so much fun at the wedding!! I can't wait to see pics and say hi to all the girls for me!!

Erika said...

I love the fact that you get to choose any song while riding the coaster - and no one else can hear. What a clever idea! :)

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Tamara said...

Thanks for attending Get Motivated and blogging about it! Glad you had a great time and learned a lot. You sound like you were pretty motivated to begin with!

Princess Freckles said...

Hi!!! First of all, I just wanted to tell you that B and I had such a fun time meeting you guys! Thanks for taking the time to do that! :) Next time we're in Disney (and I'm sure it'll be sooner rather than later!), we will have to do that again!

What a neat opportunity to hear all those fantastic speakers! I just love Laura Bush! I hope I can hear her speak sometime.

Have a great weekend! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

How fun! Kudos to you on the 5K! And I would have loved to see Laura speak!

MWK said...

Oh Colin Powell, I'm always so impressed by him. I'm jealous of what you've been up to. It's my goal to run some sort of race! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I almost went to the Get Motivated! thing, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

tickledpink said...

I left you something on my blog!:)

thepreppyprincess said...

That seminar looks like it was fantastic! And you will have gone to Grapevine & returned already, but we can never recommend the outlets there enough. Fab. Retail bliss.

Hope you are having a good week Miss Tutu!
tp

Kristin said...

I just recently had a fun bach weekend too! I'm going to be so sad when all my friends are married. And it's looking like we're getting to the point. No more fabulously fun weddings. Sigh.

 
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