My First Wedding Present

*The Workouts and the Wedding page were updated today!

Before I get to anything truly “blog” related, I feel like I need to share something with you guys…

I have pretty awesome friends. And I have a lot of them. They’re all gorgeous, brilliant, loving, supportive people- and they are giant blessings to me.

I got to see one of these giant blessings today for lunch! It was a huge treat to get to see Amanda (my maid of honor) and her mom today for an early lunch. They live in KC, but were down here visiting Amanda’s grandpa.


Isn’t she pretty? (This is a recycled photo from our trip to Chicago earlier this fall.)

It was great to see her (I hadn’t seen her in 2 months), and we shared a delicious lunch at the country club that my parent’s belong to. I had a wonderful chicken salad sandwich on sourdough raisin bread with the best sweet potato fries ever.


After lunch, before I headed back to work, Amanda said she had a special present for me. She said she had meant to give it to me at a shower, but since she had it already and was seeing me today- she didn’t want to wait.

It turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous bracelet from Kate Spade specifically meant for brides.


Around the outside, cute sayings like “Kiss the Bride” and “Cue the Confetti” are engraved into the bracelet.


On the inside, there’s an engraving that says “Happily Ever After”. It’s absolutely beautiful, and also exciting. Know why?

It’s technically my very first wedding present. 🙂

I love it. (Thank you again, Amanda! <–I know she actually reads my ramblings 😉 )


Okay- so last night was pretty much your standard Monday night gym session.

I did shoulders and core, then tagged on 45 minutes of stair master afterwards that looked an awful lot like this– while watching some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Those women are nuts.

Once I hopped off the oh-so-tall stair master machine, I came face to face with this fella:


You probably can’t read what that says. Well, I’ll tell ya. It says…

“You’ll have to rearrange all of your workouts for next week and the week after cause of Holidays and blah blah blah…”

Yep. Closed early on Christmas Eve, Closed early New Year’s eve, closed on Christmas day (which I’m 100% okay with. Christmas is Christmas.) and closed New Year’s day- with some other days with odd hours mixed in there too.

I’m all for taking holidays off. I am. But those are the days when I have twice as much time to get my workout in, and I like to have options. I’d be totally cool if there were no employees there- I’m cool with brining my own towel! And water bottle. And not having the TVs on or the ceiling fans going.

I might be a little spoiled at my gym.

Oh well- workout DVDs it shall be then.


Alrighty then folks- on that note, it’s going to be a busy couple days from here on out, so I’m gonna head over to the gym and get my leg workout in for the week! I also have a new workout coming your way, and a pretty cool informative post for tomorrow.

Catch ya later 🙂

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