Monday, June 8, 2015

Life Lately

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Hi there!
 
It's been a while since I've written and I've been pretty busy! 
 
Considering that lately I only write about exercise and wellness, I'm guessing that my personal life is of little interest to most of you, but I've seen other bloggers write about themselves so I'm following suit. 
 
Plus, it feels good to write. 
 
I've stopped blogging regularly these last couple of months, so here I am with lots of stories and photos to show for it all. I won't tell too many stories today but I will ask a bunch of photos to do most of the talking.
 
It seems that all we do is travel! 
 
 Since our anniversary on 4/26 we have been to four beautiful weddings! 
 
Chicago:
 St. Joseph, Michigan:
 Hometown!
 Chicago:
 
It is so wonderful to watch dear friends tie the knot. We are beyond thankful to have witnessed such beautiful ceremonies and celebrate with our buddies. Weddings are the best! I love to see my girlfriends looking incredibly gorgeous and to take in all of the details that made their day uniquely theirs. Dressing up and dancing with my husband is pretty great, too. ;)

We have a few more weddings this year, too! SO FUN!

In addition to weddings we have had the pleasure of visiting friends and family for two long weekends!

Memorial Day Weekend in DC:


DC was wonderful. It was the perfect getaway, especially since we saw some of our best friends in our favorite city. I know I've mentioned this before, but we miss that city, our friends and our lives there so much.


Niece's Baptism in Atlanta:


I can't write enough about this occasion. Andrew and I are honored to be Scarlett's Godparents. We were so thrilled to be there and celebrate with the whole family (my side). We savored every minute with our two nieces and can't wait until we are all together again (with both sides!). Living so far from our amazing families (both sides) is so brutal.
 
 
I've mentioned before that I have migraines and TMJ (a jaw-popping thing that's pretty unpleasant). 
 
I'm going to keep it real and write a little update in that department: I'm seeing two physical therapists and one orthopedic doc for my head, neck and jaw pain. As a result from the painful treatment, I'm almost always hurting. It's affecting everything I do: I had to stop boxing, I almost always have a headache which makes me annoyed and when I get frustrated from them I have a negative attitude and just want to crawl home. Sometimes our home is my sanctuary and it's hard for me to leave. Most days I force myself out of bed. Thankfully I workout but I can't lose weight. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm bigger than I've ever been and that adds to my defeated attitude. So annoying.
 
Things could be worse, of course, but if anyone out there is also feeling this nearly constant pain and wants to swap stories/treatments/advice I'd love to connect. 
 
Don't worry, I'm still working out 5-7 times a week for 30 minutes a workout or longer, and I really attempt to eat healthy.
 
Work is going well. I am continually counting my blessings to work with such awesome and smart people. The smarter I realize they are, the more I accept how dumb I am much I have to learn.
 
  Here's a big update for me to actually admit to myself and write for you to read:
Even though life is overall good and God is great, as far as the rest of life goes I'm ready for some change. We watch house flipping shows regularly, puppies and babies seem to be everywhere, and maybe it's the I-just-turned-30 thing, but I want all of those things: a house, a yard, a dog (who loves Teddy, of course!) and a family. There was a time when I never thought I'd be ready to grow up. That time expired and I want that life now.
 
Just not in the suburbs.
Shudder.
(No offense to anyone reading this who lives in the suburbs. You do you!)
 
 Well that's about it, folks!
What's new with you?
 

3 comments:

Carolynn Markey said...

just found your blog from Brita's post today :) Hugs, and beautiful pictures. You have amazing blond hair. I love going to weddings as a married women...it brings back all the memories :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry you are dealing with all of this. Praying that you'll find relief soon! And you were so close to me at your wedding in St. Joe! We have tons of them this summer, too - I think we're up to 6 haha. Tis the season I suppose! :)

Katie Pearson said...

Nice Post!! Its always a good experience to
visit wedding ceremony and you have experienced
the visits quite frequently. I think you've a nice group
of friends who always enjoy their live passionately.
I truly feel that the kind of group you have it
reflects your personality.