January 11, 2016

Facing the First Full Week of 2016… YOWZA

Hello Monday and hello friends! How are you all doing today? I'm up and at em and rocking and rolling after teaching my 6am BODYPUMP class. Whew, early mornings are tough at first but I think I'm already in the morning groove. Thankfully I was able to get some sleep this weekend so I'm ready to face the FIRST FULL WEEK since Christmas break, woof! Send me some happy vibes will you?

This weekend I… 

… broke in our new serving plate. #iloveit

… caught up on two shows then hit bed early because my Saturday was packed.

… woke up early for more wedding dress shopping for Sportyspice. We hit up David's and retried on favorites but then went to a local boutique and oh my land did they blow David's away. She is now deciding between two which is really exciting! I admit she's a bit torn, so anyone have any advice about dresses for her? I've given her my thoughts but figure it couldn't hurt to ask other bridey friends.
Isn't she lovely???

… screamed from the second appointment to a BODYPUMP practice with three other instructors. It was awesome to go over the chorey before our release tomorrow [eeek] and I really enjoyed meeting new friends. #onntribe

… came home and started the process of putting away Christmas. #booocard
Bye by ornaments
… was photo sniped by Le Husband. He tweeted me about being sad and then took me to get ice cream.

… ate Menchies to make it better. #thankyoulehusband
Whole7 or 14 starts tomorrow.
… randomly had a twinge in my bicep. Did everything possible to roll it out because I teach three classes this week. Will definetly be dropping weight while I teach, but any tips from y'all would be great. #cantgethurt

… watched the Bengals game and dammmmn was I pissed. Pamela and I were tweeting the whole game and I am highly disappointed in the refs and announcers. It was an incredibly biased display and ugh on the final quarter. 

… slept in, went to church then prepped food for Monday and the week. 

… took a nap because I was exhausted after Saturday. #oldladyproblems

… played in my first indoor soccer game since early December. Played okay but our team lost, boo.

…. came home, cleaned up, packed my bag for my 6am BODYPUMP class, practiced one more time, watched the deadskins lose [heeehee], planned for a big trip, read a few chapters then hit the hay. 

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Before I go, I have to comment on the fact that THIS TIME LAST YEAR I was in Dallas with my BOFF and Le Husband cheering on the Buckeye's to the first National Championship. WOW, crazy how fast time flies. You better believe I'll be cheering hard for Clemson tonight. 

40 comments:

Ashley Brickner said...

Hate putting the decor away!!! But love that serving plate!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Ugh I haven't had Menchies in forever but you definitely made me want it! And let's not even talk about the Bengal's game. I'm still so mad/upset about it. At least the refs of the other games got it right... I guess. Happy Monday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

Your sister is going to look stunning in whichever gown she chooses!! 6AM workouts are never easy - being the one to teach them is even harder! Hope monday is a breeze for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

I'm so sad about Christmas decorations being put away too :( I couldn't put my sparkly reindeer away, so he's still out haha. Ice cream was a good call! Good luck with your body pump classes!!

Elle Sees said...

LOVE that i wasn't the only one still taking down decorations. i did that this weekend too. But I agree--BOO to having to take them down. My place feels so...bare! i miss them already.

Courtney B said...

Wedding dress shopping!!! So exciting and so much fun!
Girl, I was so sad to put away Christmas, and Mia was, too! She asked me, "so now it's Halloween?!" Ha ha! What a darling husband to take you out for icecream to make you feel better!!
Good luck at your first full week back! Hopefully 2016 is our year to finally meet!

Ashley Greenwell said...

Mmmm Menchies!! Your new serving platter is so cute!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Your sister looks amazing!!! She should go with the dress that she can't stop thinking about this week. ;) snaps to you for rocking your 6am body pump class... while I lay here and think about all the donuts people keep posting on their blogs! I'm officially the worst. ;)

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

sad about the christmas decor but at least your husband knew how to cheer you up! yum. your new serving tray looks so cute! love when i have new kitchen things :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

so, here's what i did to narrow down the 2 dress choices i had:

1) turned on some music and danced. YES this is very important esp for strapless because you want it to stay put and be comfortable ie. must be able to move and shake that booty.

2) walked all over the place - up/down stairs, bent over (hinged at the waist and also tried bending down at the knees) because again, the dress has to move with you in order to be comfy!

that dress, though...so gorgeous. i love the lace detail and that elegant skinny belt!

Christina Straub said...

Taking down decorations always makes me so sad! Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

Christina :: Simple and Delish

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Such a pretty dress your sister had on! We haven't been to Menchies in a while - I think we need to go and take the kids ;)

Happy Monday!

LMW said...

J and I were just talking about last year's game and how much fun it was to have everyone here. Man I miss you. Ok, so I need more on the top two dresses for sissy pants. And I had more but my mind just went blank... oh mom brain today. love you

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Seeing Christmas being taken down is so sad! The only thing that gets me through are the Valentines Day decorations that go up in its place (because thats my birthday, haha!) So exciting for your sister! I hope shes able to pick one..I imagine its really hard to be torn between two dresses. I hope you have a great week!

Darcy said...

That dress is gorgeous! What really made my final decision was getting alll dressed up when I went to try on once I was down to three. I did my hair and makeup, adding a veil, added jewelry (the shop had some to add on) and onceit felt like a complete look it was a clear winner! : )
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Leslie said...

What a fun weekend and kudos to you for fitting everything in! Did you go dress shopping with your friend in NoVa? If so, can you share the name of the boutique you went to? My sister is getting married, and I am trying to find places to take her to dress shop.

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Love the serving plate! And your sister looks amazing in her dress! Have a great week!

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

So fun going wedding dress shopping with your friend! My dress arrived last Friday! My advice is have her find a trunk show at a local boutique; they're the new styles and you typically get a discount. I bought mine at a Stella York trunk show.

Rebecca Jo said...

Being a wedding photographer, I've seen all sorts of dresses. I think the ones that are the prettiest are the ones where the bride is comfortable. I hope she's had that "WOW" feeling in a dress too - that makes a huge difference when the connection is there.

Dana said...

GO TIGERS!!! :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It definitely sounds like you had a fun weekend with lots of activities! I officially put up our Christmas decorations this weekend and it was so depressing! I need to get some pictures hung up around our house or something so that our house doesn't feel so bare!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Good luck getting back into the swing!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

That dress is STUNNING. She should definitely go with that one!

Have a great week!

Katie Elizabeth said...

That Bengals game (especially the last quarter) was insane - I didn't even know what to think. But on a happier note, ice cream is always a good idea! Happy Monday!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I love that dress! The lace fading into the tulle... GORGEOUS!
I would legit KILL for some fro-yo right now!

Life with Lolo said...

I took Christmas down this weekend too and it was so, so sad. And then I couldn't have ice cream to recover because of Whole30. Ugh! Your sister's dress is gorgeous!!! Here's to another week!

Sara said...

My living room looks so empty without my Christmas tree in it! Makes me so sad every year.

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

That dress is gorgeous!! You were busy, busy this weekend. Sad to see the decorations go down, but so sweet of your husband to take you out from some ice cream. Always a great idea.

Jen said...

I love your new serving plate, it's beautiful!!

Emily said...

I took down my decorations this weekend too. Always so sad but your husband came to the rescue with an ice cream date to cheer you up!

Kait said...

I know some people dread it, but wedding dress shopping was so fun for me! I avoided chain bridal stores and only shopped at smaller boutiques, because I was told I would get better pricing and a better experience. They were SO right! I scored a $6700 custom gown for a little over $1,000!! I also recommend trying on dresses that you aren't over-the-top in love with on the hanger because sometimes they look so good on!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for your husband to the rescue! And how gorgeous is your sis in that gown?! And oh yes local bridal salons will always blow away David's in the shop, the dress quality, and customer service! Oh and they usually serve champs <3

Green Fashionista

Jen Rawson said...

Menchies is the best! I put my Christmas decorations away boxing day. I like them to be gone and out of the way immediately.

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

Oooooomg that menchies looks amazing.

Brianne said...

I haven't had froyo in so long!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Yum yum to froyo!! Your sister looks amazing in that dress, that style looks incredible on her body! I'm still holding on to keeping the Christmas decor down..although my mom has taken like half of it down..I'm guessing the rest will be coming off this week something :(!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Wedding dress shopping AND menchies?! My kind of weekend!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

oh no, i'm sorry about your bicep. i wish i had advice, but i would definitely say go lighter weight if it persists. i'm not as strong as you but i definitely have to go low in pump because i feel like it's way easier to hurt myself because it's so fast paced. but, i mean obviouoly you know more than me being an INSTRUCTOR!!!! :) Congrats again girl.

oh your sister! such a hard decision. honestly, it sounds silly but all i've got is to go with her gut! ask her to picture both dresses and in either one of the scenarios, does she have dress regret? you know? seriously, it so hard to decide, it's such a big day! i agree though, i went to david's and then a local boutique and they blew david's away, both in customer service and quality.

love that serving dish! so fun. planned for a big trip? yayyy!! i wish i could insert the party hat emoji in this comment haha.

Christina Lea Loves said...

Oh my gosh - I haven't had or thought about frozen yogurt in so long and now I'm totally craving it! Ugh, and I'm trying to skip the sweets this month!

styleandsavings said...

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