Life Currently…

Between our annual family visit to Ontario, a fitness conference in Toronto, and my birthday, describing the past 9 days as ‘hectic but fun’ would be an understatement.

There’s a big fitness conference every August in Toronto and since Fraser and I have to be there already, we’ve begun this ritual of bringing the boys with us and pairing the travel with a few days of visiting Fraser’s family members who live around there. His mom, dad, brother, aunt, and best friend all live within a couple hours of each other so it’s a lot of driving and switching houses. We had a really fun day riding roller coasters with the kids at Canada’s Wonderland, had a zoo day and also a couple relaxing days on the lake (which is where a majority of my photos were taken).

I’m currently on my flight home, blogging from the middle seat in the back of the plane after waking up at 4:30am. I couldn’t get on the same flight as Fraser and the boys – they’ll be flying later in the afternoon – but it’s kind of nice to have some wifi and get some work done. I’ll also have a few hours at home to hang with Tango, get some laundry started, and hopefully take a nap before I have to go retrieve the guys from the airport. I think it’s going to be a nice Sunday…

In other news, here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

 

Making: Plans to be in the midwest! I’ve got TRX courses in Indiana and Ohio next weekend and I’m hangin’ in Kentucky for a few days afterwards. Woot!

Wanting: to get home to Tango! We’ve been gone 9 days and I’ve missed my dog.

Reading: This book that’s making me laugh unexpectedly. A fun self-discovery memoir that you might find as entertaining as I do. [Read more…]

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Convos With Kiddos: Post-Wedding Edition

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So things have been a bit busy lately…

For those of you that aren’t connected on social media, I’ll catch you up: [Read more…]

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Feelin’ Good This Friday

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I think we’re all feeling a little bit better this week. The weather finally seems to be warming up and staying a little more consistent. I won’t put away my down jacket just yet though… I feel like that’s completely jinxing everything – just begging for another snow storm to swoop through. So I’ll leave it in my closet and hope to hell that I don’t need it until the winter… or until I go to Canada next (spring is coming there too, but it’s a little later than here). With everybody thawing out and arising from hibernation, I think we’re all a little happier. Here’s why I’m feelin’ so good this Friday:

>It’s been a really great week. I was able to launch my new TRX Barre class, which sold out. I’m proud of the format I created, I get to see ladies I love, and it’s a way different vibe than my 6m TRX Bootcamps. I haven’t taught mid-morning classes since I lived in San Diego (where I taught 6 classes per day all over the city) and I seriously miss that time slot (and those classes/gyms/participants). My body is actually awake at that time, I have time to run a comb through my hair and drink some tea, and I’m just an all-around better person by that point in the day. I’m looking forward to doing more around that time.

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>With the warmer weather I’m a way better dog mother. Tango and I are able to stay outside way longer and I’m soaking up all the sun and pretty, blooming flowers. I have a billion photos in my phone of flower buds these days. It’s like they might be stolen from us at any moment and I want to document each one to remember their beauty. I realize that’s a bit dramatic, but I feel like this winter has just messed with my soul. They’re so pretty though.

>I do most of my traveling for TRX during the later part of the week and the weekends. Sometimes, when I’ve got a heavy schedule, I can end up dreading it. This weekend however, I’ll be traveling only an hour and half east to Lexington to teach. NBD. Aaaaand I get to meet up with one of my favorite people in the world, Julie! We went to college together and haven’t gotten to hang in at least a year. Work trips that turn into personal trips are the best kind. And I’ll be back home at decent time too. #triplewhammy

>Here’s a random, but fabulous photo of my family, from when I was 3 years old. Yesterday on social media everybody was all “Happy Siblings Day!” I’ve never heard of this holiday, but it seemed like a good idea to post old photos of me and my bro so I participated. This photo I keep in my wallet and is my absolute favorite. I look a little bit like my mother. ; )

 

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This weekend is Thunder Over Louisville – an all-day gigantic airshow over the entire city with the Blue Angles and tons of other planes. It’s so exciting. Almost like a big “Welcome Spring!” for the city. This air show leads to an even bigger fireworks display, choreographed to music. It’s a 30 minute long show that gets bigger and better every year. Thunder is the official kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 3 weeks that lead to the Derby Races, and the MOST EXCITING time ever to be in Louisville. Derby is like our Mardi Gras and the entire city comes to life. I highly recommend that if you ever decide to visit Kentucky, you do it during the last week of April that leads into the first Saturday in May. You won’t be disappointed.

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Hope you’ve had an excellent week as well. Happy Friday!

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