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Move It Monday

It’s the start of the work week! Luckily I don’t have to work today like most of ya’ll- work starts for me tomorrow. I’ve dubbed it “Terrible Tuesday”. Even though I’m excited to see my co-workers again and get back into a bit of a routine, I’m dreading not seeing this face for a whole day.




My mom will be watching her all day- meaning 7 am to 6:30 p.m. It’s gonna be a killer- trying to get back into work-mode while thinking about Gabs is probably going to make for a frazzled mama. I’m blessed in that I hopefully only have to be away at work about once a week, so that makes it a little more bearable! Still, tomorrow’s gonna be… interesting.


To rewind a bit, this past weekend was a wonderful blur of events! We started out bright and early at the Walk/Run for Life in Modesto hosted by the Modesto Pregnancy Center. It was a great turnout! Lots of very enthusiastic people all gathered together for a great cause and a little exercise! I had a fun little running group- 2 pregnant friends and 2 mommas!


I know I said I was going to walk it because of my injured feet, but stubbornness won out. We jogged the whole thing and it felt so good mentally to run that the physical impact on my feet didn’t seem so bad. Probably not my smartest decision ever but eh, Gabs wanted to run and I couldn’t say no. I was so impressed by my pregnant girlfriends for keeping up a fabulous pace!



Gabby and I had to high-tail it outta there after the run because next up was a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine! Natalie threw a beautiful baby shower for a beautiful mama-to-be of a little boy! Next time I have an event to host, I’m hiring Nat. Forget Pinterest! It was so special to follow up a Run for Life with a celebration of a baby on the way!






And the most darling little girl ever wanted to help me bring Gabs out to the car after the party- she said she wanted to be a mommy too! Heart = melted.


After we got home, I needed to rest my achy (and angry) feet and Gabs was sleepy, so we caught a couple rays and kicked back outside in the warm afternoon sun.



She wasn’t having it with the top, so Euro-style she went! Naughty naughty… I’m gonna have to make sure that changes soon.

Fast forward to today, we had an early morning- so instead of falling back asleep, I decided to do a quick Kettlebell workout. It was intense, and I’m glad my workout is done for the day. Kettlebells are sneaky little suckers! It doesn’t seem like it’d be that hard, but just try one round of a circuit and we’ll talk then. I have been way more motivated to find good home workouts because I finally suspended my gym membership. I went to my gym on Friday for the first time in months (why didn’t I suspend it sooner?? Wishful thinking I guess) just to see if it would work to have Gabs in her carseat by me for a quick 30 min workout, but that’s not allowed (totally understandable) and they don’t do childcare until babies are 6 months old. I wasn’t too disappointed to suspend my membership, because I wasn’t sure if having Gabs at a gym was a good idea anyway- so it just solidified my decision to stay in shape on my own for a while.

Hence, Move-It Monday! Thought I’d share another good circuit with you, even though I’m still sore from the last kettlebell workout.

It’s quick and killer!


Now I’m off to the mall with my mom- It’s Nurse’s Week! Meaning… free Cinnabon. I get a Cinnabon once a year and it’s always free because we just show our badges and into our hands drops a ooey gooey delicious cinnamon roll that will tide me over until my 2014 Cinnabon. Yespleaseandthankyou.











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Burning Lights Tour!!

I’ve actually really been suffering from withdrawals, I think, from not being on here! It makes me sad. I miss you people. 🙂

So I’m just gonna give y’all a little picture of the last few weeks….

1. My friends Adrienne and James’ wedding two weekends ago….

IMG_1696Gorgeous aren’t they? The wedding was beautiful, and we had a BLAST 🙂

2. My friends Janna and John’s wedding this past weekend….

My apologies for the lighting....:(

My apologies for the lighting….She looked like a princess!! Beautiful!

Another wonderful time with friends and family! Congrats Janna and John 🙂

3. The Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe concert Curtis and I went to with my mom and stepdad- AMAZING!!!!! Holy cows, guys. I have been to plenty of concerts before but this one kicks all those other concerts little butts.

We were SO CLOSE! Props Dave for the awesome seats :)

We were SO CLOSE! Props to Dave for the awesome seats 🙂

IMG_1802IMG_1803It was so cool to be in a huge room with tons of other people all worshiping God through music. It’s one of those things that kind of renews your faith a little, just by being around others who believe in the same God you do.

Plus, Chris Tomlin was HI-larious! It was a pretty high-energy concert so of course everyone is standing and being enthusiastic until Chris sets up for an acoustic guitar song that seemed like it was gonna be more low-key. So everyone starts sitting down (not us though!! I promise!!!) and Chris stops doing the intro to the song mid-chord and calls everyone out, ‘Why is everyone sitting down? Stand up! Let’s get this going!’ and everyone jumped right back up! He starts laughing, the crowd all starts laughing, and the music starts up again.  Hehe I don’t think anyone sat down again for 40 minutes until he brought his piano down for a solo and started laughing again and ‘gave us permission’ to sit 😉

Not sure how much longer the Burning Lights tour is out and about, but you need  to go. Kari Jobe is amazing also- I didn’t recognize her name but she sang several songs I was familiar with so she must be on K-Love a lot. If you can’t make it to a concert, download these songs…

1. Love Came Down by Kari Jobe

2. White Flag by Chris Tomlin

3. We Are by Kari Jobe

4. Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin

5. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin

So that’s the last of the fun stuff til May 25th, when Ashley gets married!

This girl was the first friend I made when I moved to California, and she is the one who introduced me to my husband, who happens to be her cousin, so now we're stuck together forever :)

This wonderful girl was the first friend I made when I moved to California, and she is the one who introduced me to my husband, who happens to be her cousin, so now we’re stuck together forever 🙂

So, til then….

hittin’ the books 😉


P.S. I tried M’s Kettlebell exercise. If I can move my body tomorrow, I may try it again. If it makes me sore like this, that means it’s working, right??!?!

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