Weekend Highlights {12/9}

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How was your weekend?

Weekend Highlights {12/9}


I taught Zumba in the a.m. I was totally late though–I felt SO bad. The snow, getting a baby out the door, and my horrible estimations of how long it takes to drive to the babysitter’s house & to the gym (this was the first time for that gym) combined to make me 12 minutes late.


I’ve only ever been late to teach a fitness class 4 times. Each time was because of the snow or an accident–both out of my control. This I could control though (the snow was melted on most major roads), so I apologized profusely, promised it would never happen again, and then proceeded to teach the class with NO breaks.


And kept them a few minutes after (those who could stay) so I could ‘give’ back some of their exercise minutes. I teach a ‘mean’ Zumba class. πŸ˜‰

They got niiiiiice & sweaty, smiled tons, and we all had a blast. Whew!

They were all fabulous & forgave me (saying they understood), but I’m not gonna lie, I still felt wayΒ bad. I am human, and now that I’ve made that mistake once, I will try to never make it again!

After babysitting my friend’s girls for awhile (we switch), Lily and I headed home. Speedy fast I made a salad, hopped in the shower, put Lily down in her bed, and got dressed.

Ashley & Hunter joined us just a few minutes later! I love when they come over!

We had a lovely afternoon, and I think Hunter found himself a new friend. πŸ˜‰

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Lily is working on showing her affections though. hah

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Friday evening I watched some episodes of Once Upon a Time & Biggest Loser while Jared did homework. Lily went to bed around 9 pm (after 10 minutes of whimpering she fell asleep), and then I followed not too long after.

She slept for 6 hours and 40 minutes straight.


Wahoo! I fed her, and we both went back to bed for a few more hours, so I awoke pretty refreshed!

I headed to the apt. gym with her after breakfast, excited to do another HIIT workout on the TM.

Well, sadly, 1 TM was broken (grrrr), and the other was occupied. Boo. I did some weights & the elliptical, but my heart wasn’t into it. I left the gym feeling okay, but not super pumped like I usually do after a workout. Don’t ya hate when that happens?!

The rest of the day was kind of poopy too….sad, right?

Jared was so busy doing homework, so Lily and I chilled, did housework, and read. I finally decided I was going to take her to the theatre so I could finally see Catching Fire.

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I planned it perfectly-fed her, burped her, changed her, gave her a little more, and then she fell right asleep. I put her in her car seat, and off we went.

Once there I put her in the Ergo (still very asleep) and headed for the ticket counter.

At the counter I was told that what I saw online for showtimes was wrong (what the?!?!?!), and that the next showing was sold out (in 1 hour) but the following one (1 hour and 10 minutes later) was open. I almost started to cry right there….

I was SO frustrated. There was no way I was waiting that long with a baby, and besides, she’d for sure wake up probably right when the movie was just getting started.

So I left. And in tears (hello hormones!), put her back in her carseat where she promptly woke up.


Jared tried to convince me that he’d watch her and I should go back & see it, but I was so upset I didn’t want to leave again (plus it was beginning to snow HARD again).

Jared was so kind & ventured out in the snow to get us some food.

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The rest of the evening was sort of a bust, I got a stomachache, and then she slept horribly that night.

I know, right?!

When it rains it pours, I guess. I just felt uber defeated by the time she finally fell back asleep at 3 a.m. (And I still hadn’t fallen properly asleep yet by then). I guess being a mom is kinda hard sometimes, huh?


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But she always manages to just melt my heart & all the tears & frustrations just melt away when I look into her darling face.



Luckily I got a few hours of sleep, and then headed to church by myself in the morning. Jared woke up sick again (those germs at school + end of the quarter = immunity down), so he stayed with Lily while I went for the first hour.

The roads were horrible as it had dumped even more snow overnight….so I drove nice & slow!

We all ended up napping together after I got back, which was SO needed.

And Lily was so happy all day long. I guess she does well on less sleep?!

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I kid, I kid. This was riiiiight after eating. Her favorite. πŸ˜‰

The rest of the day was pretty nice, thankfully! We ate, played with baby Lily, read, and drank hot cocoa.


I also cut Jared’s hair and then we watched a Christmas devotional that evening.


Overall it was nice to hang out with our little fam this weekend. I just wish I didn’t get sooo excited about things….then I’d be less let down when they don’t work out, ya know?

Here it is a new week, and it’s gonna be awesome! I am off to teach BP/CX and then have a bunch of things to do today.

Have a WONDERFUL Monday!! <3

What did YOU do this past weekend??! What have YOU done lately to get in the holiday spirit??! Do YOU struggle with expectations?!?Β 

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  1. haha those lily and hunter pictures are so cute!! i’m sure you’ll have plenty of babysitters during the holidays, but i’ll totally watch lily if you still haven’t seen catching fire by then!!!!
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  2. Dotsie says:

    I do struggle with expectations…usually of people. I have what some may call “high expectations” of people, and I just call it plain MANNERS (in some cases). When someone lets me down, I tend to label them in my head, and while I will still be polite to them, possible even have lots of friendly conversation with them, they are still labeled in my head and I won’t trust or rely on them again in whatever they failed me with. Ha. :) Nice, huh? For example, a guy at CrossFit literally waved his hand at me to signal to move. Seriously? This is how you ask a stranger to get out your way? So when I learned he has a girlfriend, I was a little interested to find out what woman would be into a man who waves people out of his way. Haaaa!

  3. I have been late 1 time….i slept through my alarm to teach my 545 am class. I felt horrrrible!!! Now i set two alarms ;). Hope your tummy is 100% better. I want that salad

    • Oh man!! That feeling is DA WORST. I once slept through my alarm, but luckily made it JUST in time. barely. SO scared it’ll happen again. Hah!

  4. Oh my goodness Girl, I’m SO sorry about the movie thing. :( I would’ve reacted the same exact way. So frustrating! Hopefully it’ll work out one day this week for you to go see it. And like I said, if you want to go alone, I’d be more than happy to watch her if you wanted to come down to my neck of the woods. I’ll just be paid in Lily snuggles, thank you very much. :)

    Expectations are definitely something I struggle with! I’m a perfectionist so I tend to put high expectations on myself, and then in turn find myself placing them on other people and events. It’s frustrating sometimes because I KNOW this about myself, but it doesn’t change my feelings. It’s something I’m always trying to work on!

    P.S. Speaking of expectations, I felt SO SO SO bad on Friday when I realized I totally forgot to bring over a birthday card and a little something for your birthday. That was something I was totally planning on doing, and then it totally slipped my mind! I’ll make it up to you… xoxo
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    • Dude, it’s totally fine. I didn’t even think about my birthday. Let’s just consider your coming over a wonderful present! P.s. when do I get to see you again?!?!

  5. So annoying that they posted the movie times wrong! What a bummer. Hopefully you get to see Catching Fire soon – it’s a good one! It’s in human nature to get really excited about things. And think of all the times when that excitement has been put to good use! I am sure that your excitement is what makes people gravitate toward you. Definitely not a bad quality, even if it leads to harder letdowns.
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    • Awwww thanks ,girl. That makes me feel better! I do have a lot of energy & excitement about life, so I guess it’s only b/c of that that I can be let down. Thanks for helping me look on the bright side! πŸ˜‰

  6. So sorry you weren’t able to go see the movie. :( It’s so frustrating when you get yourself and a baby ready for something that doesn’t happen!!
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  7. Aw sorry about the not-so-perfect weekend girly! I’m not even a new-mom and I do the SAME thing. If it doesn’t work the way I planned, I FREAK OUT and get moody and poor Christian has to deal with it. Ha! At least you got to spend some time out of the house with your family! :)
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  8. Sorry to hear about your less-than-ideal happenings over the weekend! I’d definitely be frustrated about the movie time thing – why wouldn’t they update the movie time online?! That’s ridiculous.
    I know I have high expectations of both myself, events, and sometimes, other people – so I can get frustrated easily when things don’t work out the way i’ve planned them. All I can really do is just try to roll with it though!

  9. I am totally glad the weekend turned around for you and such is life, right? I feel the same way when Luke is having a sad day, but all it takes is one little smile, and everything is worth it. And those BP endorphins help too!!
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  10. oh goodness, I could feel your anguish when they said the times were wrong. ugh I would have cried too. Bless your heart.
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  11. Awww… don’t you worry about being late to teach. I’m sure everyone understood and it sounds like you gave them a great workout regardless πŸ˜‰ And bummer about your Saturday. Snow and winter-y weather is just perfect for throwing a wrench into thing!
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  12. So sorry for the crappy chain of events, but you’re right….when it rains it pours!
    I am very similar to your type when it comes to getting your hopes up, a crappy gym sesh, etc. I have SLOWLY started to just let go, try and control the things I can, and not get too excited so I’m not completely disappointed. This all happened to me yesterday. Was super stoked to meet a friend that I haven’t seen in FOREVER despite living in the same town but I woke up with a migraine. I was so mad ( weather or hormones, not sure) but when I figured out I had zero control over a migraine I just took some meds, lied down, and accepted that there was SOME reason that it wasn’t supposed to work out. Here is to praying this week is better for ALL of us! :)

  13. danielle says:

    Oh i feel your frustrations with the TM/HITT when you’re ready to rock n roll and then you get thrown a roadblock and have to figure out a plan B. Well seriously girlie you handle that spectacularly well!!!! I gotta admit I’ve had near breakdowns when I’ve had some stress and all I looked forward to was a TM/HITT session and it got squashed. Gee wiz talk about 1st world problems, right??? Looking back it all seems so silly, and luckily when those kinds of things happen now I just roll with it and choose another activity. Back in the “down” days I would have driven to another gym and also driven myself extra crazy… :/ yeah, not super winning!
    Big warm hugs and high five on the hot cocoa, certainly that stuff always makes my day :)

    • Totally. Jared was wonderful & all like, do you want to go back to the gym later? I was so upset I was like NO WAY. hah. Same thing with the movie. I get excited, and then if it doesn’t go my way I am wayyyy stubborn about it staying horrible. hah!


  14. Major bummer about the movie!! I would have been so crushed!! You’ll see it soon I am sure! :) Lily is looking cuter each day. I love her facial expressions!
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  15. Gosh! I totally feel your frustration, friend! I’ve been there! For example…my sweet little boy was not feeling bedtime last night & didn’t fall asleep until almost 1…right after he puked all over me. He slept until 9:45 so I wasn’t exhausted today…just overwhelmed last night.
    I’m like you – I get set on something & when plans don’t work out I have a hard time snapping out of a funk!
    Here’s hoping your week is a great 1 & you make it out to Catching Fire!

    P.s. You’re so right about the babies being worth it! Atlas is on the verge of full-on laughing & I can’t even handle how cute his giggles are!!

    P.s.s. I don’t think I’ve been on time to 1 thing since having Atlas, with the exception of the airport! Ha props to you for making it to your Zumba class at all! Lol
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  16. The “wasted” workout and the sold out movie were major bummers! How annoying!!! I know how hard it is to get yourself done, and the baby too, and get out of the house, and try to time things with feedings/sleeping just right…exhausting!! But you had a great weekend :)
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  17. I always try to put myself in the other person’s shoes when I feel expectations and stress out. Yes, they might be upset that you were late, but you explained yourself, apologized, AND taught extra minutes to get their full workout in. Life happens and people will understand that… we just have to make our best effort :)
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