Life shouldn’t always be taken so seriously. How often do you laugh and have fun? Do something you rarely ever do? .
We go through life working our asses off to pay bills, buy groceries, save for retirement ....
And then we are too tired to do anything else ~ except cleaning, laundry 🧺.
Ugh. Life 🤷♀️.
But that shouldn’t be all we do. 3 years ago we went on our first “fun bus” trip - on a bus filled with friends and new to us friends. We could relax, drink and enjoy the moment.
We went to a town with three casinos 🎰 and we aren’t even big gamblers ~ I’m a penny machine girl and he loves cards.
We had so much fun!
So this was our 3rd year. We took 8th and 9th place in a slot tournament (over 150 people!), he played cards and I played roulette for the first time and LOVED it! It was a getaway weekend full of, laughter and just enjoying the moment.
We are in the next phase of life ~ empty nesters ~ and learning how to live. It’s freaking HARD to let go, but in order for our children to grow and build their own lives, we need to set them free.
But we are also learning to fly on our own, as partners. We are blessed to be together, to laugh together, play together and love this next chapter TOGETHER.
Find your partner, your tribe, your second family -> I’m blessed with ALL that! THAT is how I am transitioning.
Live. Laugh. Live and have so much fun doing it!
Have you ever taken a “fun bus” aka party bus before?? .
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Little man had his one month appointment today! He's in the 75th percentile for both height and weight 💪 He was born at 6 lbs, 13 oz and now weighs 10 lbs, 8 oz and he's 22 inches long 🎉 It must be the meat and potatos I feed him 😉
The newborn phase is HARD but I love the constant cuddles and bonding time we get 🙏 It's THE BEST 💗
Mommas: what was your favorite part about the newborn phase ?!
to the last trip we went on just the two of us!💏
3 years ago we spent a week driving all over Ireland & ended with a fun weekend in London where we found out I was expecting with Tommy🤰🏻
On Monday we’ll be going on our first solo trip since then! I can’t wait to explore San Fran & then spend a relaxing weekend in Napa🍷
My calendar says Thursday, but my mind says it’s already vacation time 🗓☀️.
Anyone else the same way leading up to a trip where it is hard to focus?! 🙋🏼♀️.
Yesterday as I was scrambling to prep for the trip, sneak in those “pre-travel” appointments, and getting work settled- I had this moment of HELL YES 🙌🏼.
You know why? Because I wasn’t writing lesson plans and scrambling to find a substitute teacher for my classroom. I wasn’t giving the daily pep talk to my students, “yes, you CAN handle a substitute.” 🤦🏼♀️ And better yet, the work I will come back to after the trip, is EXACTLY what I want to be doing, not something like state testing 💻.
Yeah, my mind be on vacay but it’s also pretty damn cool when you don’t need a vacation from your regular life either ✌🏻.
Oh, you know you can achieve that too, right? Yeah you just gotta be willing to go for it 😉
Good morning. Sorry for the non heads up, but today the series of Tom and I begins on the blog. .
Honestly, marriage is harder than I EVER thought possible. We have had our ups and downs, and if you have read on the blog in the past, you know we are currently separated. It’s been a long few (six) months. I still have no idea where we will end up. But I have faith in my God that He will bring what is best. I have faith that He is fighting with me for our marriage.
If you also believe in prayer, I would love your help in praying for the restoration of our marriage, because #ittakesavillage
and you guys are #mypeople
. I want you to know how much that means to me!
But amidst the struggle of late, I really want to remember what the beginning days were like. Yes, we had no idea what we were getting into, but that didn’t make what we had any less real. So today, check out my blog, and you can read about how Tom and I met. :) .
It made my heart skip a beat again as I was remembering and writing. 😍 I hope you enjoy it too!
How did you meet your spouse/significant other??
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3 MORE DAYS🛳 I am so excited to take off on our cruise..the hubby is on his 13th - 16 hour day 😴 So I’m sure he’ll be asleep before our flight takes off and is in desperate need of R&R 😂 But seriously, so ready for some alone time with the hubby. Also pretty pumped to see a bunch of coaches on my team who also earned this trip alongside me. Because who doesn’t want to help others on their health & fitness journey and earn a yearly trip?!🙋♀️ #yesplease #youcantoo #joinme #youcansitwithus #successclubtrip #hubbyandwife
Cheers, we’ve made it through 11 months of marriage without killing each other. 🖤
My mom snapped this picture of me working with Jax today, and I thought - someday I'm going to look back on this and miss these times, and remember how hard I worked to give him the best life I could 💗
Then she reminded me that in one week from now I'd normally be going back to work and sending him off to daycare, and the fact that I don't have to do that has filled my heart with more gratitude than I could ever express.
I never knew you could develop such an attachment to such a little human. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world, but also the most rewarding and I'm loving every moment of it, knowing that it will go by way too fast.
I'm so glad I don't have to miss out on a single thing. 🙏 Saying "yes" to my dreams of owning my own business and being my own boss was scary at first and took a lot of hard work, but it's been worth it.
It’s PROPOSAL DAY 💍 and I thought I’d share how my hubby popped the question!
My husband, couldn’t have done it any better! He popped the question back in July of 2016, on a road called “Ponto Rd” which was so perfect because his last name is Ponto. He did an amazing job and I literally had no clue he would do it! I mean I’d been waiting for a LONG time. 😂
I’d love to hear how your hubbby proposed to you! Comment below! 🥰
Countin’ down the days until we saying “ALOHA!!!” to Hawaii!!! Can’t wait to meet Moana & find the heart of Tafiti & drink outta some coconuts on an island *retweet if the lil voice in your head pronounced it iz-land* & make some sea turtle friends & swim in water that looks like blue Gatorade & binge FRIENDS on the airplane & ring in year 3 of marriage *WUT* with my bff + adventure buddy who will be looking mighty tan & fine & oooh in a bathing suit all week 💯🤙🏼🌊🥥 Sea u in one month, Maui! (Have u been before!? Comment your fave places, things to do, memories there!!✈️)
I’m honored to announce I’ve earned a spot in testing out our next fitness program, “Morning Meltdown 100” and get to use that knowledge to serve others later this summer when it’s released! Only a few get to test it and I just can’t believe I am one of them 😭❤️.
We leave for a cruise on Sunday, with some of our best friends, that I earned just for doing my JOB as a coach. Zach gets to come, we add another ✔️ to the places we’ve traveled together and make more memories as husband and wife. .
This morning after I finished my workout I decided to hit up a 9:00 am yoga class and then took Henry for a quick walk, because I could 🙌🏼. .
I started my workday a couple hours later from a coffee shop ☕️ and as I sit here working, I feel an overwhelming sense of joy and purpose, knowing I’m doing something that I love. .
I used to D R E A M of having this flexibility. So today, I’m grateful that I decided to ditch good and go for the GREAT ❤️.
What are you grateful for today? I’d love to hear it ✨ And remember girl, what you seek, is seeking you.
You can’t achieve your goals laying around in bed....even if it means getting up at 4:30 am!
Trust me - getting up this early is hard for both of us.
Find your support system - find your accountability - find your consistency.
It won’t happen over night but you will achieve your goals if you show up daily- even on days you don’t feel like it 💗
Change won’t happen if nothing changes.
Suami itu orang nya cuek banget..cueeeekk,bodo amat pkoknya,,romantisnya klo lagi laper..
Tiap kali minta dimasakin,bolak balik ke dapur buat nengok,masakannya udah matang belum?sambil meluk dari belakang..❤
Ada kalanya orang super cuek,sekali nglakuin hal manis,kitanya bakal keinget trus..😁 jadi berasa spesial gitu,perasaan kyak gini gak bakal dirasain couple2 yang emang pasangannya biasa nglakuin hal yang romantis😅
Help me congratulate Maggie B. who lost 30 lbs. in just 2 months while fixing her portions with the Ultimate Portion Fix program!
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Every couple has such a unique story and I absolutely LOVE getting to hear it! How did they meet? Was it love at first sight? Was it an awful first date? (guilty 😂) .
I could literally listen for hours. I love hearing how or why they fell in love. And if it was an aweful first date, why they chose to go on a second.🤣
Plus, I think it’s good for us to remember our stories... It brings us back to sweet memories & reminds us of why we chose the person we chose! 💛 .
So friends, what’s your story? How did y’all meet? Was it love at first sight? An awful first date like ours? 😂 .
Ahhhhh, I hope y’all enjoy this as much as I do! Seriously, I can NOT wait to hear! 😆
Replace excuses with effort, Replace laziness with determination and everything else will fall into place...
Losing weight takes FOCUS; it doesn’t just happen. If you’re struggling, think about whether or not you’ve been putting enough time and effort into your routine, Before you decide this isn’t working or giving up altogether.
If you’re not making your goals top priority, chances are you’re not working towards them daily.
Take Responsibility of your choices and put in the work necessary in all areas of your life to make it happen ❤️😘
Lunch; baked chicken with tomato and onion salad with side of cauliflower mash with garlic
Just a throwback to romantic mountain getaways. Almost 13 years and more in love!😍😍
Who enjoys packing for a trip?! 🙋🏼♀️✈️.
There is nothing I love more than a good check list and starting the fun anticipation of leaving for a trip by packing and preparing🛍.
Today on my blog I shared my top tips so you can pack stress free and not forget your undies on your next adventure (trust me, I’ve done it before! 😂) ✈️.
Head on over to caitbrown.com/blog to check out how I simplify packing and make it less stressful 💻
Drop a ❤️ below if you also love preparing for a trip!