March 12, 2012


A couple of weeks ago Sam and I went to see Calyn's first ballet recital. She was so excited to get to show off what she had learned in the 8 week class she went to. All the little girls were so cute dancing around in their little leotards with ballet shoes. Here is a picture of the family with the first ballerina in the family! :)

This past week Sam and I had an impromptu date night. It was a rarity because we never go out during the week. This is generally because every night we are at the gym or I have to run or something is going on. Well, we decided to put off gym time and running and spend some time together. It was such a great night. We had an early dinner together and then headed over to Bridgestone Arena to watch the Nashville Predators. This was a first for us since we have been married. I haven't been to a game since I was a sophomore in high school and wore capris pants with flip flops and a quarter length shirt. I remember this vividly because I froze the entire time and felt like I had NEWBIE stamped on my forehead. I made sure this time around to wear clothing that was appropriate for sitting in a room full of ice.

We spent time trying to get on the jumbotron, but it just didn't happen. One row in front..five seats down made it on, but we didn't make the cut. I guess we will have to go back and try to make it to the big screen again.

We settled for a face shot instead. :)

This was definitely a nice change to get through the rest of the week.

March 4, 2012


I know that talking about weight is something that women do not like to do. I have been talking about my weight loss goal for over the past year now. My last post was about being determined to finish what I started. I am determined to run this half marathon. I was determined to lose the last few lbs. Amanda and I have been doing some serious training. By serious, I mean we got up and ran at 5 in the morning on Tuesday. If you know me, that's pretty serious because I cherish my sleep and do not get up early unless I am forced to do so because of work or something! :)

Anyway, Thursday night I was feeling good about myself and thought why not check out the weight. On January 1, 2011 I weighed a good ole 141. For my height, that is not so awesome. On March 1, 2012 I weighed a grand 120.2!!! Even better was when I got up Friday morning and was 119.2! It feels amazing to have finally accomplished my goal. As you can see, I am have been working on this awhile. I have also gained muscle mass which has been something that has kept me away from reaching my goal, but all this running is melting it off.

I can't wait to share a post after I accomplish my other goal this year. Crossing that finish line on April 28th is going to feel so amazing! Here's to more weeks of training! :)