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Testing 1, 2, 3… testing!!

Eek. I need more hours in a day. My week-long list.

  1. Buy a new car.
  2. Finish up projects for 2 classes.. color and design and computer drawing.
  3. Clean entire house. Bathroom. Steam rugs/floor. Wash clothes. Put away clothes.
  4. Buy paper goods for Sundays big Graduation party.
  5. Return license plates.
  6. Wash new car due to the gross green pollen.
  7. Get a good sweat in somewhere.
  8. Pampered Chef calls. Prep for Pampered Chef show Thursday night
  9. Take Remi  for his walk that he waits so patiently for ALL DAY LONG!
  10. Create food list for Sunday!

I think #9 wins tonight!

L

NOT ON THIS BLOG. For a wordless post, I would have to make sure I have more than one new photo in que. Hmmm… kind of hard for a rainy, somewhat normal day in the life of Leah. So, I will put the letters together and form words and then get them on the screen, some how, some way!!

I feel like the only way for me to eat right during the day is to make sure I get a good workout in at some point. My workouts mostly take place at night, due to the fact that waking up the morning is like pure torture. I TRY really hard to be a morning person… BUT.. I’m not! SOOOOO. Last night, I went to a somewhat new kickboxing class at the gym. I have taken this class 1 other time with this instructor. I knew that is was going to be a challenge, but I was up for it. I have been taking a lot of weight classes lately and I wanted a good cardio class. Well.. I barely made it out of there walking. Heather (the instructor) is crazy, in a good way! She isn’t a cheerleader/happy/jump-up-and-down kind of person. She is hard-core and means what she says. First this out of her mouth, “Don’t leave my class in the middle, it’s rude! Stick it out for the hour and don’t come back!”. Good lord! We started and within the first 15 minutes I knew this was going to be TOUGH. The front line was a bunch of regulars which is pretty norm for these classes. It was great though, because you could follow them and Heather was able to walk around the room and correct people or help people out! With about 20 minutes left of class, there was a girl behind me moving at about 25% of the rate she should. Heather yelled, “Look at you, how old are you? Let’s get moving!”. At that point I put all my pains and aches aside and went for it! I didn’t stop. I just kept going. Now there was 5 minutes left of class, I thought ok I made it right??!?! WRONG!! It was then time for jump squats. I’m a decent jump squatter. However, after 55 minutes of INTENSE cardio I didn’t have much left. I was on jump 2 and Heather comes over, stands behind me, and pushes me down after jumping up. I thought, Ok, I’ll give her a few more and she’ll walk away and I can breathe (aka slow down). Little did I know, Heather planned on sticking around for while. She NEVER left! She pushed me down another 23 times. I almost gave up towards the end, but she just kept saying, “Don’t stop now!”…. and so I didn’t! When the count was down to 1, I knew I could finish. In the end, it was the best experience ever! As we were cooling down and stretching out, Heather came to every person and tapped them on the back and said, “good job”! I think I have found my new favorite Tuesday night class 🙂

So long story short…when you think you are about to die, push, push a bit more, sometimes you can surprise yourself!

L

I had to include one photo. Look how cute this family is!!! Mom and Dad might want to pick a better spot for a walk next time.. but still pretty cute!

I can’t believe this weekend is already over. A perfect weekend written down and photographed in history. One my very good friends got married. Yay! I’m still in some what of shock. I love them both very much and wish them the best of luck! My weekend started Thursday morning. Yes. Ma’s and the Mercury. The recipe for a great Newport RI morning!

We then went together to get our nails done. And pretty much tied up loose ends and pampered ourselves until the rehearsal at 6!

Me, Heather (the bride) and Steph

Chris (the groom), Me and Michael – post rehearsal dinner. Michael is a wonderful photographer.. he took something like 500 shots… so excited to see them!

It was then Friday morning. The morning of the big day. We all got dressed at Heather’s house. It was very busy with people coming and going, but oh so much fun!

The DRESS. Check out the awesome hangers Heather found on esty!!

Chris and Heather exchanged cards and presents. Below is Heather opening her card/gift from Chris. It was a special moment!

Steph and I ready to get this girl married.. LOL.

OK guys.. I’m all ready!! Let’s get the show on the road!

Heather’s father brought down his antique car. It was such a special touch!

The girls ready on the trolley!

Absolutely stunning! Everything about the day was PERFECT. I’m not one to say things are perfect… but there wasn’t a single problem. Heather did an amazing job planning and I have already hired her to plan my wedding in the year 2025.. I joke.. I joke!

What a special day. Thank you Heather and Chris for including me on this journey!

Heather’s Shoes. Pink for the wedding, green for the after party dress AND the amazing brooch bouquet Heather made using brooches given to her by family and friends. Just one more amazing touch added to the day!

After the wedding celebrations it was time for a 80th birthday party for my Aunt! (More of a close friend of the family.. yet she has the Aunt title!)

I actually made the board.. I’m standing between my Uncle and Aunt, top row 3rd photo in!

Wow… this was a record weekend. Now to find the balance and some downtime!!

Hope ya’ll enjoyed the amazing weather this weekend.

Until next time!

L

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