Monday, September 8, 2014

Weddings, Birthdays, and New Challenges!

Today is my daughter Alyssa's 8th birthday! Saturday night she had a couple of friends spend the night. Well, technically one friend, and a cousin, ha ha. I was a little worried that with three there might be some fighting, or drama, but everything went great, and it was fun. Then we had her "Rainbow" birthday party on Sunday afternoon. It was a great turn out, and everyone had fun. I think, at least, ha ha. This morning I made her some rainbow pancakes, and sent her off to school for her class party. Two other little girls in class have birthdays today as well, so the moms and I coordinated the treats. Tonight we are taking her out for pizza with some friends and my sister, brother-in-law and niece. Then cake and mom's. Then, birthday madness is DONE. For a few more weeks at least ;)

On Saturday, before Alyssa's sleepover, I officiated an outdoor wedding. I'm not going to post pictures of the wedding, because it was for people that I don't personally know. But this wedding was SO cool! Very laid back, and fun. The decorations we awesome looking. They had a mason jar chandelier, the cake sat on top of a tree stump, and it was just really, really neat. I was invited to stay for the reception, but couldn't due to Lyssy's friends coming over. I wish I could have though, I'm betting it was fun! I always love doing weddings where the bride and groom are laid back and fun. My normal shirt that I wear to do weddings has gotten too big though, so I had to come up with something else. This was what I chose:                                                                                          

I joined the My Fitness Pal group that my Aunt Barb started, and have been logging my meals and exercise every day. I also bought an elliptical from a yard sale, but it squeaks SO loud, so I can only use it during the day. I joined a "Biggest Loser" competition in my town as well, and one of the members on the Facebook group posted a link to the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge today. It looks kinda cool, so I'm going to try it out. Today is day one, so wish me luck! The girl really stresses that you should have a friend join you, to keep you accountable, so if anyone reading this would like to join me, PLEASE let me know. You do not have to live near me, or come to house to work out with me. We will just keep each other accountable. Call, text, or Facebook message to make sure that we keep going, things like that. This is the Facebook page where she posts the videos, and this is a direct link to her first video. Anyway, I guess that's it for now! I'll update on how the challenges are going in a few days :)