My family: Oh my Gaw, I'm gonna make myself cry writing this point. But, seriously, my family is incredible and I'm going to miss them so much when we move. They dropped EVERYTHING on Sunday and came to our aid when we decided to move all the big stuff [minus our bed] out of the apartment. It was many hours of work and all they took in payment was dinner. They are my nucleus, my center and my heart and I am SO GRATEFUL God chose them for me.
Clean sheets after a shower: Y'all, full disclosure... I didn't shower Friday to Sunday night because we were so busy. ICK, I know, but when life happens it happens. I made up for the yuckiness by changing our sheets on Sunday night though. And man, it was the BEST feeling jumping under clean sheets fresh out of the shower. The little things, I tell ya.
Le Husband being funny: One of my favorite quotes about marriage is 'Be with the one who makes you laugh' and I took that advice to heart. Le Husband and I laugh together all the time. That doesn't mean we don't argue, fight about stupid things or get testy with each other, but usually we use humor to get find our equilibrium again. We've been up so late packing so the silly bugs have randomly come out and those moments make all the stress worth it. I especially enjoyed our awkward dance contest in the kitchen, we looked like winners. #laughlaughlaughitout
Blog friends: I have a fabulous tribe of IRL friends, but you bloggie girls are so amazing. I've talked with many of you about my fears, stressors and freak out moments and each time y'all have brought me back to solid ground. Thank you for being so kind in your comments and cheering me on, I really don't know what I'd do without this fabulous community. BTW, happy BOFF DAY, Lynn < 3!
New gear: Fitness is my jam and I LOVE new workout gear so I was SUPER stoked about my NEW TKO running belt. I'm a big fan of my pink teaching belt but one day I forgot it and kind of freaked out because I hate clipping the mic pack on my pants. Thank goodness I had this belt in my car [stashed there for my next run] because it helped me get through class without a problem. I love both the big and small pocket, it fit my mic pack AND batteries without feeling heavy and the reflective part is PERFECT for those even runs and bike rides. The adjustable belt is awesome when layering becomes essential and I can even see this belt being worn in Europe as a money belt if we need.
Finding throwback pictures that bring back happy memories: After we broke down the guest bed I found a box of old frames with some college and high school pictures which brought back so many happy memories. So crazy looking at baby Pinky and seeing happy pictures with friends.
Wine, because WINE: Packing is much easier while sipping on some vino, trust me.
Yummy snack food: You've heard me sing the praise of whipped cream spoons but my newest obsession is whipped cream plates with mini M&Ms. So yummyily delicious and not horrible on the figure either. You can also lay down a layer of peanut butter first, then whipped cream, then cinnamon and then chocolate for another delicious treat. I'm not the only whipped cream goober in the house, right?
Rocking a great fitness class/workout: Stress sucks and fitness is my stress relief. Even when there is barely enough time in the day I make sure to get at least one sweaty session done. Sometimes it's taking a class taught by someone else, other times it's working out with Le Husband and lifting heavy, either way it makes me feel better and gets the endorphins pumping [happy people just don't kill their husbands]. Today I'm launching BODYPUMP97 with a fellow instructor and I'm so excited to zone out and give the class a rocking workout. Hopefully one of the sissys can tape a lil bit for y'all since they'll be there to cheer me on, wooho! #thefamilythatliftstogethersmilestogether #BODYPUMP #antondas
Celebrating Sweet Babies Turning One: April has always been my favorite month because of my birthday, but last year it grew even more special because three darling lil girls made their way into the world. I loved seeing all the precious birthday celebrations online yesterday and wish lil EVIE, VIVI and ANDI a very happy first birthday.
Good books: Sadly I don't have many good reviews from last month to share with Steph's linkup, but I'm sharing what I have anyway. I wanted an easy, no think book before I left so I reread book seven on the Harry Potter series and fell in love with HP world all over again. It's funny what you miss the first time you read a book or watch a movie. I had so many AH HA moments this time around. I also reread 'Red Velvet Cupcake Murder' because I wanted a fluff piece and Hannah never fails me. If you have checked out this series by Joanne Fluke you really need to get in on the action. Speaking of action, right now I'm reading 'The Way of the Seal' and enjoying it so far. With all of the change going on in my day to day
|[Pictures via good reads in links above]|
What books have you read that you love? Any recommendations or must haves for my trip? GIVE EM TO ME ALLLLL RIGHT NOW because I need to snag em before we fly on Sunday, EEEEK!
Totally random but blog friends I need your help. It seems as though my scheduled posts aren't going live like they used to last month. I haven't changed anything but I've notice a decrease in traffic, comments and refreshes on other blogs. Has anyone dealt with this before and if so how did you fix it? Have y'all notice my posts going live later than normal? Any and all help would be appreciated, want to try and figure this out before the big trip. Thanks in advance, loves!
joining Karli for her Ten on Tuesday and linkinguphereandhereandhere
***I was provided a TKO 4-Resistance band for review, but as always all opinions are my own***