Friday, August 26, 2011

k + a = love

Once upon a time, we got married. YAY! We are so unbelievably grateful for all of the family and friends who made the trip to California for our special day. It was a dream come true.

We're anxiously awaiting Mike Larson's profesh pictures, but in the meantime, catch a sneak peek of KAWOL on the Js blog here.

As we wrap up all the wedding-ness (curses yay thank you notes!), we're humbly asking for your positive thoughts and prayers as we wait for the unveiling of our next adventure of life. We know God has a wonderful plan for the two of us and we trust that in due time (a huge patience test for both of us!), God will reveal it.

As newlyweds, we're enjoying BKSOs, fighting over the television channel (and Andy thought my 'Say Yes to the Dress' obsession would fade post-wedding...ha!), cuddling with the woof man and cooking some wonderful dinners together (thanks to all the cooking/kitchen tools we graciously received). You want proof? You got it!

A true gentleman - doesn't he look dashing in his leopard print apron?
Welp, that's all for now! Stay tuned for (hopefully) great news from the Heins :)

on to the next one...
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Monday, August 15, 2011


Despite the pre-wedding sickness of a lifetime (Z-pack, you best start working STAT!), I got my butt out of bed bright and early Saturday morning and made my way into the beautiful city of San Francisco. Upon arriving at Fort Mason (and seeing many a spirited runners dressed in what could only be BG costumes), Roch and I met up with Dean and Tony and headed to the starting line of the Big Gay 10K.

I'd run the race last year with a few friends, but was looking forward to some bonding time with my future uncle and partner-in-law. We spotted a few of DT's friends, conversed, stretched, found our applicable pace sign - "I'm Okay With Mediocrity" - and we were off.

A short 6 miles later, we were in the homestretch and could see the light at the end of the big gay balloon tunnel. Dean and I (overachiever Tony took an early lead) were greeted with a bubble machine, cheers and clapping from an overly excited crowd and "encouragements" from MC "Juanita Fajita."

I'm thrilled to have been a part of such a wonderful event, benefitting such an important and meaningful cause. As of the race that morning, more than $60,000 had been raised for the SFAF - amazing! A big thanks to all who helped me reach my fundraising goal.

Andrew, Dean, Tony, me and Peter (my obsession) pre-race
Dean is especially "Okay with Mediocrity"
Finish Line
In other news, my sister and PERFECT niece arrived in Orange County this morning. A day of wedding errands and explorations wore us out, but we're looking forward to a week full of crafting, last minute detailing and wedding preparations. Please pray for all of us this week as we head into the most exciting and most important event ever - KAWOL!

on to the next one...
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