Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cherry Blossom Buds

Two weekends ago, Christian and I headed up to DC to see the cherry blossoms and hang out with his sister and best friend. It was a pretty warm February for DC so the blossoms were set to bloom about two weeks earlier than normal which is why we picked mid-March to go up because it was supposed to be peak weekend.

And then, of course, it snowed/iced that week and the blossoms weren't having it. They were talking about "permanent damage" for some of them and saying they may not even really bloom this year. Luckily, they have bloomed and it doesn't look like there's permanent damage. Unluckily, they were not blooming the weekend we ended up going. 

We still did some fun stuff, though, and I always love being up there. It's such a beautiful and fun city. I'm glad we have a few people up there so we can always make excuses to go up!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Basic Training

Last Monday, my little brother left for Basic Training.
I have always been a huge supporter of our troops and I'm so thankful to the men and women who devote their lives to protecting our freedoms. But, I'm not going to lie and say that I was over the moon for my brother when he started discussing this idea about a year ago.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to Eat Healthier Without Going Crazy

I have to start off today's post by saying thank you so much for all the positive responses I received last week on this post. It's nice to know that everyone has their own struggle with a healthy lifestyle and have seen success with lifestyle changes as well!

As promised, I said I want to share some of the things I'm trying out and seeing some positive results with. This will probably be a once or twice a week type post - I'm not going full healthy living blogger over here ;)

For today's post, I'm just going to share the eating changes I've made. It goes without saying that I'm no dietician so this may not work for everyone, but I tried to do a little research before jumping into something.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Getting Real About Weight

Last October, I stepped on Kristin's scale. I hadn't been keeping a scale in our house because I don't believe that the scale tells you everything you need to know. Well, stepping on that scale told me exactly what I already knew: I had a gained a lot of weight since I got married.
As I'm telling Kristin about the scary number I saw, she said "but, as long as your clothes fit well, that's what matters"! And I had to admit, out loud, that my clothes didn't fit. And that I had started buying clothes in sizes much bigger than I'm used to. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hanging Around Like A Bat

Another weekend has come to a close. We really need to adopt a 4 week work schedule in this country. It just seems better for the soul. Where do we start this petition?

This weekend was just another great weekend. I had myself pretty busy, but I got to see so many of my favorite humans, workout, treat myself, clean the house, eat good food and get some good relaxing time in with Christian. I actually am shocked that I was able to fit so much in. 


We had a girls night Friday night with wine and pizza and it was so good for the soul. Just sitting around, no men, and getting to just talk about anything and everything we wanted. There were venting sessions, killer laughing spells and lots of puppy play time.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February Goals: A Recap

So today, we're all starting posts by saying "wow, guys, can you believe it's already March?!" right? Because, seriously. We had either the hottest or second hottest February on record in Charlotte this year. Beating the record that was set in 1927... NINETEEN TWENY SEVEN. If you've hung around here long enough, you know that I'm a cold weather person and therefore very upset with this turn of events. Luckily, 1927 was also the year for record snowfall in Charlotte in March. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Today is the day to talk about February goals. Overall, I did pretty well with completing 4/6! One of which was unfortunately out of my control so it'll be on the list for another month. So without further ado...