But seriously, it was a great workout that I’m sure will leave my arms really sore in the morning.
AS for me, I don’t know if I just wasn’t as sore as him or just toughed it out knowing what’s next having down the program before. I am, however, pretty sore and taking Jordyn’s old clothes and baby items to the consignment shop was not easy.
How were your workouts for the week? Does how you eat affect your workouts? Do you workout with a partner and how do you like it? Talk about it in the comments below.
Good morning! How is everyone? I’m back with another recap from my trip, but first let me talk about my latest purchase!
Have you heard of ViewSPORT? They have sweat-activated fitness apparel that reveal motivational messages the harder you workout. I first heard about them when they appeared on an episode of Shark Tank. My husband and I love the show and seeing what kind of products and ideas people come up with. We remember thinking that this was a super cool idea and a great motivator to get you to workout harder. I’ve been wanting to get one for a while, but just kept forgetting about it. Well today, I finally ordered my shirt!
Isn’t she pretty? You want to know something else that’s awesome about it? I ordered it this morning and it already shipped! Even better! And I spoke with someone today and they were absolutely fantastic! Great customer service! I will definitely be sharing a picture of me in my new shirt when it comes in! Stay tuned next week!
***Interested in your own? Check out their website and enter code “funning” to save 15% through Sunday!
****Side note: ViewSPORT has in no way compensated for me this. I just LOVE their shirts and want to share how great I think they are!
Good afternoon! How is everyone’s Monday? Hopefully it’s going great. This morning, I promised another post about my trip up North. Well wait, no more.
When I last left you, Jordyn and I had just arrived in Connecticut. My cousin, Nick, had just picked us up and we were on our way to Greenfield.
After lunch, Nick took us to Poet’s Seat Tower. It’s an observation that overlooks the town of Greenfield. It’s such a beautiful place this time of year is absolutely beautiful.
Have you ever been apple picking? I haven’t! And it was so much fun! Jordyn loved running around picking apples.
And my little non-apple eater made a liar out of me, going to town on her apples.
Good morning! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was great!
Saturday was a low-key day filled with a bit of laundry and cleaning, and oh yeah, shopping! Jordyn and I had a girls morning at Target that included Halloween costumes for each of the kids, the kids’ first Christmas presents, some fruit (LOVE that Target sells produce now) and some Pumpkin Spice Waffles (finally!!!!)
That was pretty much the most exciting part of my Saturday. I know, it’s exciting, you don’t have to tell me. lol!
Today had a bit more excitement. The morning was pretty relaxing, but this afternoon we headed out to Ottawa Farms for some pumpkin picking and fall fun! We had a blast! There was a ton for the kids to do. We started with a few pictures with, what else, pumpkins!
3 am was our wake up call. I haven’t gotten up that early since I worked at Target and we had the occasional 4 am shift. Waking up that early is hard but definitely not as hard knowing you’re about to get on a plane and travel to one of your most favorite places, Massachusetts.
While I didn’t want to get up at first, I was anxious to get out the door. But first that meant, I had to get two very tired kiddos out of bed and dressed. Thankfully, I already had everything ready the night before so that wasn’t too difficult. It was just a matter of getting them up and dressed.
TJ very sweetly took over, “Operation: Dress The Kids” while got our coffee ready. I may have been anxious to get out the door, but I still needed my morning coffee. I pulled together a super quick breakfast for us, involving a few frozen waffles for the kids (yes, I know shame on me, but we have them for emergencies and quick on-the-go breakfasts) and a homemade egg muffin for myself. TJ didn’t want anything that early in the morning.
**** Jessica, I know there’s no color again. We had nothing in our house right now. We actually stopped at the store after coming home and there is color in our meals now. 😉 lol
Once we had breakfast and coffee in our hands, we were out the door. The airport is fairly close to us, so we were there in no time. We just needed to park and unload the car. Because I needed to bring Jordyn’s carseat, stroller and our bags, I needed TJ to help me carry everything. He really was a life saver. There’s no way I could have managed all that and kept Jordyn occupied. And without Dylan’s strong arms, how would I have ever gotten my luggae in. 😉
After the luggage and car seat was checked in, TJ and Dylan hung out for a little bit before heading out. Since they can’t come to the gate with us, there was no point in them hanging out too long. Besides, they could both use a little more sleep.
Once the boys left, it was time to head through security. Other than waiting in line, security wasn’t too bad. Because I had Jordyn with me, I couldn’t go through the body scanner, which made the process faster for me. It was then off to the gate, where we waited to board the plane.
Our first flight from Savannah to Atlanta was pretty easy. Jordyn played with a new toy,
Arriving in Atlanta, my mom met us at our gate as we got off the plane to help me with my carry on bag, purse, stroller and Jordyn. Our layover was short and then it was time to board again for our flight to Hartford. Jordyn was a bit more antsy on the second flight but still did pretty well.
What flight is complete without a few high-in-the-sky pictures.
Once we arrived at Bradley International Airport, we met up with my cousin and began the drive to Greenfield, but not before snagging a picture of Mark Twain’s house, made out of 125,000 legos on display at the airport. This, among a few other pictures, were taken with my lego-obsessed 7 year old in mind.
And that brings us to Greenfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of this blogger. I’ll end this crazy long post for now but on on the lookout for a post or two (or more. lol) about my adventures in New England (yup, you read that right. we’re not talking about just Massachusetts anymore)
Have you flown with babies or toddlers? How did they handle the flight?
We’re home! Jordyn and I arrived in Savannah late last night to our two favorite boys welcoming us with open arms. OK, well Dylan was really just excited to stay up late night on a school night and go to the airport in hopes of seeing some airplanes. It was double exciting for him.
Sunday, I very briefly mentioned that I’m heading to Massachusetts this weekend. I am SO excited. In less than 24 hours I will be walking off a plane at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT so that I can hop in a car and head to Greenfield, Mass and see family I haven’t seen in 6 years!
6 years! I know it’s crazy, right? I miss them so much and am so excited to be in New England in the fall to see some gorgeous fall foliage.
|Source for both pictures came from massvacation.com|
I mean, who doesn’t want see all this gorgeousness?
The reason for our trip? If you read Sunday’s post, then you already know. My cousin is getting married Saturday. I’m so happy for him. Originally, we were all supposed to go up, but plane tickets are expensive. Way more than our budget is going to allow right now. Instead, Jordyn and I are going to go. Jordyn’s ticket is free, so gets to come with me. Otherwise she’d be spending the weekend with her daddy. lol.
I plan to take lots of pictures and will come back next week with a recap that I know you all will be anxiously awaiting to read. I may not be around the ol’ blog too much this weekend, and don’t know how much “formal” workouts I’ll get in, but there will definitely be some fun fall outdoor activities going on that will involve walking around a lot.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
It’s a phrase my friends and I all say to each other when that time hits for someone to PCS to a new duty station. In fact, I can be pretty sure it’s a phrase said between military wives and families all over the world.
|Gotta love a good 80’s party!|
|And sometimes a little yoga can be helpful too 😉|
While we (and I say “we” because while TJ was the one who actually served and was on active duty, the kids and I also are tied to it and “serve” in our own way as a support team) are no longer in the military family, we still live very close to the Beaufort area and frequently visit are friends there.
|The fantastic ladies that showed up for my birthday dinner in 2010. Am I lucky or what?|
So, where am I going with all this? Well, for the past few months, some of our friends have started to leave to begin a new journey in a new duty station. Only recently in the last week or two, has a larger number begin to leave, and with that has brought some of my closet friends.
|Love these ladies!|
Which brings me to this coming weekend. This coming weekend, one of the most amazing families I have met since moving to South Carolina will be leaving Beaufort. This family is amazing!
Maggie was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Beaufort. She was so welcoming and made me feel right at home in the Marine Corps family. She got me involved and introduced me to some more wonderful ladies. Her husband, Ryan, is a genuinely nice guy and the moment he and TJ were introduced they got along immediately and became great friends. They have three phenomonal kids that I have had the pleasure of watching grow over the last 3 years. They get along great with my kids and always have a blast together.
|Peeking through the windows on one of the Christopher Columbus ships in May 2010|
Maggie and Ryan were there when we got married on the beach. They were there when Jordyn was born. They were there in some of the toughest times and never thought twice about offering any help when they thought we needed it. From simple play dates to big moves to major life events, they have been there without a moment’s hesitation. They are truly amazing! Words can not express how much this family means to us and how much we will miss them! So much so, that within minutes after getting in the car, Dylan is picking a weekend in which he doesn’t have school on Friday, so we can take a roadtrip to visit them.
I wanted to see them off in the worst way, but Jordyn and I will be out of town. We will be in Massachusetts for my cousin’s wedding. Instead we spent all day (and I mean all day) with them. The movers came last week and took everything and this week, they are getting the house together for the renters that are coming soon. TJ offered his assistance in getting the house ready, and I offered whatever help I could and to help Maggie keep the kids out of the way. Plus, I wanted to see them and I knew the kids wanted to see them too.
|They were having so much fun bouncing on the blow up mattress, this was the best picture I could get.|
|My all-time favorite picture of them!|
As soon as TJ came home yesterday, we left and headed up to Beaufort. We met them at local flea market, which is really like a giant yard sale with tons of families. Ryan and TJ left pretty much within minutes after we arrived to get started on the house. There was lots of painting to be done. Maggie and I hung out at the flea market for a little while and then headed back to the house to drop some stuff and hit the park.
It was then off to Lowe’s for more painting supplies and lunch. The rest of the day was spent hanging out at the house and catching up. The older three kids played outside all day. It was so nice to see them do something other than play video games. I guess it helps when the movers take them away for a week. haha! The younger two (Maggie and Ryan’s 4 month and Jordyn) were pretty good. Jordyn was stuck to me all day, making my job of taping off the trim a bit harder but after what felt like forever I succeeded. After my taping and Maggie’s wiping down of walls and doors, our job was done. It was up to the boys for painting.
I have to admit. I’m quite impressed with them too. They accomplished most of the taping (I only helped with some of the taping, they really did most of it), two bedrooms and the living room/dining room. I know that’s no easy task. Unfortunately by that time, it was time to head back to Savannah, so TJ could get to work, but not before we got a few pictures and said, “See you later.”
|I love this girl! She’s the best!|
|Boys! They were cracking me up with this picture!|
If you guys are reading this, just know how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. We love you guys will see you later (for real and on FaceTime 😉 )
How did you handle it when someone moved away? Did you use the, “It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later” phrase? Does it help you?
This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but sadly I left my memory card at home and when I got home, I completely forgot. Oops!
Last Wednesday was mine and TJ’s two year anniversary. Two years ago we got married on the beach on Hunting Island near Beaufort, SC where we lived at the time. Last year, we went back to that beach to celebrate our 1 year anniversary where we got married. This year the plan was to do the same but in the end we decided on going to Tybee Island instead. Tybee Island is a half the distance to Hunting Island so we’d be saving a good amount of gas.
Saturday morning, I was up making lunches, and loading up the car. At 9am, we headed out (after turning back to get the blanket we forgot. oops!)