Starting 2017 with Snow Days, Movies, and More

So far this year my girls have been home with me more then they have been at school. A part of me has loved every minute of it and a part of me knows they need to get back to their routine and FAST!! I know once we do get back into the swing of school everyday poor Isabella is going to have a rude awakening. She has been have a difficult time these past couple of weeks. She cries for me each day and it breaks my heart.

In the last couple of weeks we have had so many fun times together. Spending time with my girls is my favorite thing to do. I love them more then they will ever know.

 

A morning at Fort Clarkston is always a great idea. We quickly learned Sophia is out growing some of the things her little sisters love to do, but she still loved taking care of her babies.

Over our time off together, we went to see Moana and loved it. Such a fun day for us girls. Since, Daddy couldn’t join us we made sure to bring him home some extra popcorn.

We have also drawn our fair share of Shopkins….

Seriously, I’m not sure who had more fun my girls or me.

We have sure been enjoying a lot of special moments with our sisters. The love my girls have for each other is even greater then I could have ever imagined.

These moments I love for, snows days are made for these special snuggles.

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Christmas 2016

better late then never…

Christmas was amazing. It really couldn’t have been better.

We woke up Christmas Eve and enjoyed a nice quiet morning just us. It was the perfect beginning to the holiday.

We ended the our day with mass and letters to Santa.

Christmas day was busy, but the best kind of busy and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We woke up Christmas morning to see that Santa had come; excitement was in the air.

After playing with some of our new toys, crafts, etc. we headed to Gram and Grandpa’s for a delicious breakfast, family time and more presents.

We ended our morning at Mimi and Papa’s house with brunch, presents, and some much needed naps.

After nap time we headed to Nana’s for dinner and more time with our family. After Nana’s we ended our Christmas at Gigi’s house.

Our day was definitely filled, but we loved spending time with all of our family. It was a perfect Christmas. We are blessed beyond belief. Thank you to everyone who made our Christmas extra special.

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First 12 Weeks of BBG in the Books…

I thought I would take a break from all my Christmas posts, but don’t worry I will get back to it in the next few days.

Seriously, Kayla Itsine’s BBG program is no joke, but I LOVE it!! Yes, her workouts are intense, but they are over in less then 30 minutes and they hurt so good. I looked forward to waking up and working out. I have seen so many wonderful changes in my body and overall life I am not even sure where to start.

I must say the first leg day was brutal. I felt sick, but in the best way possible. 🙂

First, I love that she incorporates LISS (low intensity steady state cardio) into your weekly workout schedule. The BBG circuit days are so intense I look forward to a slower day and it gets me ready for the next intense workout. Her program is seriously perfect. I don’t have anything negative to say about it and I highly recommend it. This is not for beginners, but she does have 4 weeks of beginner workouts to get you ready for the main program and you can take the workouts at your own pace.

Halfway through these 12 weeks I began working with Quincey @iheartmacros. I felt as though I wasn’t seeing the results as quickly as I wanted. Quincey’s tweak to my macros have been amazing and beneficial. I don’t think I have ever felt better. Zero bloat, and tons of energy. I still have 6 more weeks with her and I can’t wait to see my transformation. I will talk more about that in another post. I will post another before and after picture from when I started with macro coaching.

My before and after pictures may not look drastic, but they are drastic to me. I am starting to see my muscles take shape. For so many years I have just been stuck. After having babies my body and fitness level plateaued. I am so much more confident in my own body.

I will definitely continue with BBG and I can’t wait to see where my body goes from here. At this stage in my life I look forward to taking my health an fitness to the next level.

 

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The Calm Before the Storm 2016….

For the last 11 years or so we have gone to dinner on December 23rd at PF Changs with Mimi, Papa, Auntie Ade, and Uncle Scotty (Uncle Fran, Aunt Sarah, and Baby Maizy when they are in town) and this tradition isn’t changing anytime soon. It really is one of our favorite evenings of the the season.

Selfie with Auntie Ade

I can’t believe how much has changed throughout the years. It all began just the five of us and now our family has more then doubled in size. It is truly a beautiful thing.

Pf Changs 2015, PF Changs 2014

 

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