Enjoy Every Moment!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 30, 2010

I caught ‘the look’ on camera!! :biggrin: Aren’t Kathy and Andy so cute?


Andy and my Brother-in-law Dave and Eric have been very good friends since they were all young.

My mother-in-law, Margaret, and I before we left:

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My mother-in-law is an AMAZING woman. I am so lucky to have her in my life. Both my father-in-law and mother-in-law are kind, hard-working, and caring people and I totally understand why Eric is the person he is today. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 6th too.

The ceremony location was in Andy’s parents back yard and it was gorgeous outside!


Chatting to my father-in-law before the ceremony.


Signing their lives away!


After the ceremony, they danced down the aisle. It was so cute!


High fives! yeah!




Then we came back to our house and fired up the grill for lunch #2. :biggrin:


Eric is the BBQ KING. His dream is to get one of those huge, ridiculous grills some day. For now, our small hand-me-down will do though!


He loves putting this on his chicken…


I passed up wine that my MIL offered me. It was a sad, sad moment in my life.

Boo, water.


I had a veggie burger and they had chicken and beef burgers.



My veggie burger on an Ezekiel wrap with tomato and pasta sauce.


I also had a GF + Raw Glo Bar before we left.

We headed back for the cocktail hour around 5:30pm. Dinner started around 6:30pm.

I had 2 pieces of multigrain bread.


A mixed green salad…


And my vegan entree was a stuffed pepper filled with spicy curried rice and grilled vegetables and potatoes on the side. It was actually really good, but I was a bit worried about eating such a spicy curry dish before my half! *gulp*


I ate about 3/4 of it. There was a good 2 cups of rice in that pepper! It was intense.


I also broke my no alcohol rule and had 2 drinks, BUT I made sure to have lots of water to compensate. My motto was ‘enjoy the night, but not go overboard’ and I think I stuck to that pretty well! I loved a reader’s comment the other day about enjoying the moments in our lives. I think that is such a great approach. I made sure to enjoy myself fully at the wedding and I plan on doing the same for the half today.

We left the wedding much later than planned and didn’t get to bed until after midnight, but it was no big deal. I knew I wasn’t going to get much sleep anyways!

Before going to bed, I prepared a special batch of my vegan overnight oats! Because I knew I would be short on time, I took a banana and smashed it into the VOO so it would ‘marinate’ in the mixture overnight.

I think I got about 4 hours sleep and I am really dragging at the moment. The endorphins have not kicked in yet!!

It turned really delicious. I also had a shot of wheatgrass powder with raw maca powder mixed in. I need all the help I can get today!


Well, I am off to run the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon! I am loving that it is not below freezing for once. :biggrin:

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Wei-Wei May 30, 2010 at 4:48 am

Good luck on the Half Marathon! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself last night. Have fun running! :D:D I’m cheering for you :)



Little Bookworm May 30, 2010 at 4:49 am

Good luck! :)


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope May 30, 2010 at 5:08 am

Beautiful pictures from the wedding.
Have lots of fun and good luck on the half marathon today. You’re such an inspiration! I’ll be doing somehow of my own “marathon” today with week 5, day 3 of the couch to 5k program. I was not a runner and did not think I would ever get there, but today I will be running 20 minutes straight, no walking. To me, this is huge!
Also, i can’t believe that it’s usually still cold in May/June where you live!?! Yikes!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:26 am

Congrats on your amazing progress with running!


Marina May 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

Good luck on the run!
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Jocelyn May 30, 2010 at 6:09 am

Good luck today!!!!


michelle s May 30, 2010 at 6:38 am

I hope you enjoy the Half today! Yesterday I ran the Ottawa 10K…. I am a Type 1 diabetic and this was my first big run. Someday I will do a half! it was stressful figuring out how much to eat and watching my sugar (and I ended up finishing with a very high blood sugar) but I did it in my target time of under an hour and totally enjoyed the whole day! Thanks for your recent posts because at times I motivated myself with your quote and thought to myself “I am stronger than I know”!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:27 am

Congrats on your race Michelle!!!


Sarah May 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

I’m looking forward to reading about your half! I hope you had lots of fun:=).


Erin May 30, 2010 at 6:47 am

Good luck Angela! You’ll kick some serious booty!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) May 30, 2010 at 6:51 am

Aww, what a beautiful wedding! I think it’s awesome you approached it with moderation, but still had a great time! And I’ll say it again: Good luck!



Kris May 30, 2010 at 6:54 am

Glad you had a good time at the wedding! Good luck and looking forward to hearing about your half!


Brynne May 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

Good luck Angela! You’ll be amazing :0)


christina cadden May 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

Good luck on your race today! Glad you enjoyed yourself!


Michelle May 30, 2010 at 7:21 am

The bride and groom are adorable! They look so happy.
You have so much self-control, I don’t know that I would be able to turn down a glass of wine at a wedding! Good luck on the race :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 30, 2010 at 7:29 am

I love your dress that you wore!

Good luck in the race today. Not that you’ll need it. You’re going to rock it! :)


Rachel @ Suburban Yogini May 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

Your inlaws have been married exactly 4 years longer than I have been alive :D

Good luck in the half marathon x


Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 30, 2010 at 7:39 am

Good luck!!!! You’re going to ROCK the race!


Dawn Linklater May 30, 2010 at 7:43 am

Angela, you’ll do awesome! :) What a gorgeous day for a run!! And, I can’t wait to read all about it later on tonight.


Jen @ Happy Heart, Happy Mind May 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

Good luck today! Can’t wait to hear how it went!


Devon May 30, 2010 at 8:01 am

I love the bride’s hair! Gorgeous!

Good luck on the half!


Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

ahhhhh good luck and have fun!!!!! :D


Veggielady4life May 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

Good luck today! I’m sure you will do so well! I look forward to hearing how it goes later on today!


Dave Mulder May 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

Good luck at the half-marathon!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

What a beautiful wedding!!

Good luck in the race today! Rock it, sister!!!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

Looks like you did a pretty good job eating wise at the wedding! Good luck on your half today!


jassy May 30, 2010 at 9:40 am


okay i’ll run=)


Jenna May 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

What a beautiful wedding!

Good luck on your run today!


kristi (sweet cheeks) May 30, 2010 at 9:56 am



Amber K May 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

Can’t wait to hear your recap of the half! I can’t even imagine running a 5k right now, let alone anything close to a marathon. But I love the inspiration and vicarious living I can do through the blogs I read!


Ilana May 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

“That look” always gets me too! I love weddings. Can’t wait for my own..one day..sigh!!

I just watched the choc covered raisin video…youre too cute!! I cracked up every time you were like “well I should have used a deeper bowl”

Hope the race is FANTASTIC!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:28 am

Didnt you also love my manual zoom?? bahaha


Ashley May 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

Glad you had fun…WOW, Eric looks JUST like his mom hehe. Good luck!!!


Ashley May 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

Great way to approach the night! Gooooood luck todaaaaaaaay!!!!


Evelyn @ cheers2healthy May 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

Angela! Your dress is sooooooooooo prettyyyyyyyy!!!!! LOVE! Where did you get it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:28 am

Its from Urban Outfitters :) in the winter of 2010


Sarah May 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

Good luck on your half, though I’d guess you’re finished running it by this time, so I hope it went well. I’m sure you rocked it. Gorgeous pictures from the wedding!


Aneta May 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

good luck Angela. YOu will do great!!! :)
looking forward to the race recap!


laurie May 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

good luck running!
has anyone ever told you that you looked like the character Juliet from “Lost”?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:29 am

YES another reader has said that before! I don’t watch the show though


Camille May 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

I love the groom’s high five picture! Classic!
Good luck on your race!


[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ May 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

Good luck with your half. I’m sure you will have a great run.


Run Sarah May 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm

What a gorgeous wedding!! Good luck today – you will do fabulous!


Emily May 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Have an awesome run, Angela!


Annie D. from Annie's Simple Life May 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!


Amanda May 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Good luck on your half marathon! Those were such beautiful wedding pictures!


Stacie @ Imperfectly Healty May 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Looks like a fun wedding! Your stuffed pepper looks really good!

Good luck today!


Lisa (leeses peeces) May 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

you’re the epitome of moderation…after i went overboard on snacking this weekend, i am jealous of your willpower.

best of luck today! you’ll rock it.


Cristy @ bottegalyla.com May 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Glad you made it through!!! Hope the race went smoothly!


Cynthia (It All Changes) May 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I love that you took the time to BBQ between the wedding and reception. Good way to make sure you were nourished for your half marathon :-)


Allison @ Food For Healing May 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

looks like such a perfect day for a wedding! You guys are lucky to have such nice weather and so were they.


[email protected] May 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

How fantastic to be blessed with wonderful in-laws! They probably feel lucky to have you as a daughter-in-law as well!

Beautiful pictures…and your dinner looked awesome.

Hope you had a great run this morning…can’t wait to hear about it.


Bianka @ Bananasforbananas May 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Good luck with your half! I know you’ll do great you’ve been working really hard and your determination makes me really want to try running one too!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

WOW – what great piccies :)
Have a wonderful time during your half – can’t wait to read all about it!!!


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm

What a beautiful couple!!! I love weddings!!

Eric looks SO much like his mom :-) And, your hair is beautiful Angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2010 at 8:30 am

Thank you :) Yes he does look a lot like his mom(and his dad a ton too!)


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

That wedding was beautiful!!


Paige May 31, 2010 at 10:49 am

I tried VOO for the first time thanks to you and I love it! I was skeptical because I’m used to hot oats, but I’m totally converted now. What a time saver!


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