Friday things 


Good morning and happy Friday! Yep, it’s August. I know that I sound like a broken record when I say “How did we get here?” but this summer has cruised! The past two weeks have been very full and I’m looking forward to next week when it seems as though things slow down a bit. When my schedule gets busier and I feel like I’m running all over the place, it helps me to go to yoga or go for a walk around the pond. I took this photo while on an evening walk and I’m always amazed at how calm I feel afterwards. Tom is home this weekend after two weeks of military training and we are headed to the CrossFit Games on Saturday! Since Saturday will be crazy and high energy and full of crowds, Sunday will be reserved for lots of quiet, reading, and rest. What’s on your agenda? Here are a few things I wanted to share before you head into your lovely August weekend 🙂 Continue reading “Friday things “


Could there be another way?

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It was a Friday morning and I had just gotten home from filling in for Tom at a personal training job in which the client no-showed. I decided to eat breakfast and then head out the door for some errand-running. As I was waiting at the car wash, I read this blog quickly and it finally hit me. This is why I’ve been so negative, stressed, and experiencing a heavy weight upon my shoulders for the past month or so. Continue reading “Could there be another way?”

Friday things

Hello and good Friday morning to you! I hope your week has been going well so far and that you are looking forward to some good things this weekend! This week was a full one as I had to work a couple split shifts while a co-worker was on vacation. I also realized that it’s the end of July and there are only six weeks left until Tom and I get married. We haven’t met with the restaurant to talk about the menu, Tom has nothing to wear, I have to shop for shoes and jewelry, we have to meet with our friends to talk about the details of the ceremony, and we have to get our marriage certificate. All of these things will get done and it will be totally fine, but we are also in the midst of deciding to take a big step professionally which should be interesting since we meet with the bank when Tom gets back from annual training for the Army. Life is full right now and it’s exciting and terrifying and messy. But, writing this post always helps me to slow down. So here are a few things I wanted to share… Continue reading “Friday things”


Good Monday morning to you! I’ve been MIA lately and really didn’t have any intention to be, but life got in the way and I was finally able to sit down Sunday morning to write. This past week was a bit of a whirlwind. My family and I had an amazing time in Traverse City. We got upgraded to a beautiful house on Arbutus Lake with a dock out to the lake, a fire pit, a huge deck, and an expansive open-floor plan interior with a big kitchen which came in handy for cooking. It was really nice to have some family time since we don’t get together all that often. Continue reading “Lately…”

Friday favorites

sunset cliffsHappy Friday to you! I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoyed the summer solstice by doing something outdoors! It is a bit surreal to me that we are already at the end of June and my family and I will be heading on our Michigan trip next week! I remember planning this trip and thinking that it was so far away. We are only taking a long weekend in Traverse City but we have an Airbnb on a lake, a bike and winery tour scheduled, and I’ve got books on hold at the library for the long trip up! Eeek! Can’t wait. Here are a few things I wanted to share with you from the week 🙂 Continue reading “Friday favorites”