Friday Confessions {14}


Happy Friday. :)

Friday Confessions {14}

1. For many reasons I am glad we left when we did, but this article makes me CRAZY glad we left Wednesday:

Freezing rain shuts down SLC airport

Holy smokes! Apparently the weather in SLC area took a turn for the worse on Thursday morning….the day after we flew out.

I feel very blessed right now! And I feel very bad for people stuck in that. Yuck. Hoping it clears quick so they get on with their holiday travel!

2. I got crazy good sleep the first night we were home.

I am so SO thankful we all got to sleep well the first night here! Lily slept like a dream (she went to bed at 8:45 p.m., woke up twice at 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. when her binkie fell out, but then went right back to sleep and then ate at 4:30), and we all slept in until 9 a.m.

HALLELUJAH. I felt like I could conquer the world. 😉

It makes those tough nights a bit easier when we get some good ones sprinkled within. And it seems like Lily is doing a bit better now (we had a rough week last week), so for that I am thankful.

Sleep is DEFINITELY NOT underrated. EVER.

3. I ran on a treadmill yesterday. While watching a new BodyPUMP DVD.

Multi-tasking at its finest!

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My little sis was on the elliptical right next to me, so it was a fun exercise session.

I did a HIIT workout (24 minutes of higher intensity sprinkled with a quick walking pace), and finally made it to 8.0 mph. Last time I ran at that pace was like a year ago, maybe?! I was happy!

4. I forgot a present at home.

I pretty much cried into Jared’s shoulder yesterday when I realized I FORGOT one of his presents.

I was so excited about it too-I bought it early, hid it well (probably too well…..), and then promptly forgot to pack it.


He told me all he wants for Christmas is a really good backscratch and his tuition paid, but STILL. I felt so defeated & frustrated. I was so excited to give it to him. GAH.

I know I can just give it to him when we get home, but still.

Do you think I should wrap up a picture of it & give it to him on Christmas? Or wait til the real thing? I can’t decide.


5. I highlighted my hair…mostly by myself!

Ashley helped me do it from a box–and then I finished it myself.

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Hello saving money!

I was impressed with how well it worked–and now I know how to do it myself. It was so so kind of Ashley to help me, and show me the ways of doing hair cheaper. 😉

6. Seeing my dad hold & rock baby Lily is super awesome.

He is secretly the baby whisperer!

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Baby Lily was kind of fussy and he took her, and after just a few minutes, she was fast asleep.

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And then she ate well and went to bed.

We told my dad he can come back & stay with us for free any time. 😉

7. Having dinner with Linz, seeing her tiny cute baby bump, and having her meet baby Lily was the best thing!

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She was so sweet & served us a meal, held baby Lily, and just was so wonderful to us.

We had a blast!

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I love when some of my favorite people meet my little girl. It just feels so right!

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And soon Linz will have one of her own to hold! Such a huge blessing!

8. I love Christmas time!

I just do. It is so festive & wonderful. I feel very blessed <3


Alright people, you all have a GREAT weekend!

I’ve got some last-minute Christmas shopping to finish, some major playtime with family, and I will probably practice some Zumba/BP/CX/GRIT choreo too. I’ll just enlist my siblings to do it with me. Exercise with family is da bomb!

What are YOUR confessions today??! What are YOU up to this weekend??! Any bad weather where YOU are at??!

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  1. yay!!!! and i bet your dad is the baby whisperer… he’s had some practice, eh? 😉 so fun last night! didn’t want it to end! maybe we can squeeze in one more date before you leave!!!!!!!!
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  2. That’s so cute about your dad! And I’m supposed to go to a blogger meet up tomorrow, but right now they’re calling for freezing rain tomorrow…so that might not happen! Fingers crossed I’m able to go.
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  3. I can’t get over how much Jared sounds like Cody when it comes to gifts. That’s EXACTLY what Cody says, except it’s more like “a back scratch and more money put in our 401K” – ohhh boy. Ha! I’m so glad you guys are having such a great time! And how fun that you got to see Linz – I bet that was a blast. xoxo
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  4. I love giving Christmas gifts to loved ones and know how special it is to see their face light up on Christmas morning, so I would totally wrap up a picture of it!! It makes you feel better knowing you gave “the gift” to him on Christmas, and he is able to still enjoy the idea of it on Christmas day :)
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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Glad you got out in time! I live in St. Louis as well…a bit warmer than SLC it sounds like :) I TOTALLY get being frustrated over the gift. .. sounds like something I would do. If it were me I’d probably wrap a picture of the gift &give it to him. There’s just something special about gifts ON Christmas :) & my husband is the same way… our little girl was born a week before you had Lily & he said she was his Christmas present 😉

  6. I love your hair – so cute. I totally know how you feel about forgetting a present – I would wrap up a pic of it, so you can still “give” it to him on Christmas. :) And I love how grandparents are just the best with the baby. My Mom is the same way. Love it.
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  7. The good night’s rest sounds amazing!
    Glad you guys made it home ahead of the nasty weather- Merry Christmas!
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  8. Holy cow, the whole airport shut down?! So lucky you beat that!! Awwww Lily and your dad is adorable <3
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  9. Yay for making it out of SLC! So glad your flights were smooth!

    & Your hair looks great! I have “virgin hair” – never colored it! I have wanted to on several occasions, but I always chicken out.

    Enjoy your time back home! :)
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  10. So happy y’all are safe & sound. Not sure if anyone has said it, but baby Lily takes after your Dad. You can definitely tell they are family and those pics are just so adorable. I bet it warms your soul! :)
    Hello new releases!!! I love the new BP 88! The squat track is my favorite, in a few releases, and I’ve been digging the chest & tricep track music. The new CX and it’s definitely a nice garnish on the end of Body Step. Holy abs! As for grit….I tried it for the first time the other night. All I can say is it is like Body Pump with Attack thrown in between tracks X10 for speed. Yowzers! My abs/external obliques have been on fiyah since Tuesday.

  11. That looks like the perfect trip! I love your hair – I haven’t dyed my on since college when I turned it neon orange. It was NOT on purpose. 😉
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  12. We finally got some SNOW today!!! Hurray! Unfortunately I’ve been home sick the past two days. I hope it subsides soon….I don’t want to be sick for the holidays!
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  13. I would never have guessed you did your hair yourself. It looks so good!
    We have had really bad weather all winter (I know tomorrow is the first real day of winter but our has weather wise been here for 2 months already!). We haven’t had as much snow as we’ve had this December in 120 years!
    Have a blast with your family!
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  14. My confession is that I’m spending my Friday night catching up on some trashy tv! Real housewives, millionaire matchmaker… I’m so exciting! Haha your hair looks fab btw
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  15. Really cute pictures! Love your Hair aswell!! 😀
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