Hey There 🙂
Again, sorry for the lack of posting. Just no phone, no computer= hard to blog. Thankfully Craig let me steal the computer for a bit, so I can fill ya in on one of the events that has happened while I have been in Maryland.
We fly home tomorrow, and honestly I CANNOT wait to be home. Not that it has not been fun, but ten day is a LONG time to be away. I’m just ready to be back in our house, and just back to the routine. Can ya believe it?! I’m READY to go back to my routine. Hahaha! I guess it’s nice having that once you’ve been out of it for a while.
I am actually really proud of myself over the holidays. I made myself a promise that I would not miss ANY workouts while I have been up here & I have stuck to it!! I have only taken ONE day off the entire time- which was Christmas- and that was because I was told I wouldn’t have enough time to get a workout in. Other than that Craig & I have either hit the gym here, or I have used the treadmill & hand weights at his parents house or at Mike & Steph’s house. I can also say that I really have not indulged too much. I pretty much kept to the same kind of eating while up here…of course different foods, but pretty much the same amount of food. Breakfast has been the same almost everyday- like at home- english muffin & egg whites…my favorite 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I always get kind of anxious around the holidays- just with all of the additional food. But I like to promise myself not to go crazy because then I end up feeling really yucky. (especially with all of my stomach issues anyways) I have not weighed myself while up here either- no access to a scale- but I am curious to see what my weight is when I get home because I feel good. Sometimes it’s nice to just step BACK from the scale & go by feeling & how clothes fit, rather than constantly weighing myself. I think that’s important to remember sometimes.
Anyways, sorry that was kind of random, just felt like saying that 🙂 Now, back to my event! 🙂
Last Sunday (the day after Christmas- the 26th) was my 24th birthday! Craig & I were kind of ‘postponing’ it until the next day because Sunday is football day, and I’m sure by now you know how we feel about football. 😀
That morning I woke up & Craig told me to pick out a special breakfast, instead of the usual- so his Dad made me whole wheat blueberry pancakes! YUM! After that I asked Craig if we could run up to Barnes & Noble so that I could get the newest Chelsea Handler book- Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
I have been dying to read it because I LOVE her books. She is hilarious!! He took me up there & I found it, but it was still $25!! That is just crazy to me to pay for a book….I didn’t need to read it THAT bad. But while there I picked up a few other books & magazines.
Once we arrived back at his parents house, I got changed to go & workout. Before I changed his Mom & Dad were getting ready to go to this ‘open house’ party that a friend of theirs was having. I didn’t think much of it because they never mentioned we would be going- I just thought they’d go & then we would watch the Ravens game. Come to find out, his Mom said she wanted us to go too because the lady hosting it was one of her friends & she is invited to our wedding, so she wanted me to meet her before the wedding.
I still had enough time to get my workout in (treadmill & full body weight workout), get showered & ready. As we were driving there, the snow started to really pick up. Not too bad though. They were predicting like 8- 12 inches the night before.
As we pulled up to her house, the snow was really starting to come down, but I guess it wasn’t as bad as predicted. ( I have no idea- we don’t get snow in Florida 🙂 )
Then I looked over & saw Steph & Craig’s cousin Kerri. Well, it was a SURPRISE Bridal shower for me 🙂 How sweet, right?! They totally pulled it off- Steph & Craig’s Mom had planned it- and I had absolutely NO idea.
OF course it was Raven’s themed 😀 Black & Purple!!
GUESS WHAT I GOT!?!??!? The Kitchen Aid!! 🙂 Actually ordered it in the Pistachio color- was going to get the Tangerine but it is REALLY REALLY bright- but they don’t carry the ‘unusual’ colors in the stores- just black, white, silver & pink.
More present unwrapping 🙂
That would be my ADORABLE Flower girl- Nora– in one of two dresses she tried on that day. She picked the other one (I told her it was her choice) but we happened to only get a picture of this one. But she really is TOO cute 🙂 As soon as we asked her if she wanted to be in the wedding she said “That is just PERFECT. I actually have a white dress picked out!” She was so serious about it too! It was too funny 🙂 She now has a count down until May because she is so excited for the wedding…and especially since it is going to be ‘where Cinderalla lives.’
Well, now I’m off to do some wedding stuff online. The two of us have a LOT to do before May 27th! I think we will pretty much be busy every weekend until the wedding! At least it’s all fun stuff 😉
We are all checked in for our flight out tomorrow at 2pm. It will be nice to be home…and to finally have a cell phone 🙂 Although, I can’t say I’ve missed it TOO much 😉
I’ll be back sometime later to tell you about more about all of the ‘happenings’ on this trip!!