Monday, May 28, 2012

Sand, Sun & Water... Pretty Please!

       Hi friends! Haven't been on for a while now. Life's been pretty crazy the last couple weeks and it seems every day I have off I find somewhere to go or some one to see. Here lately Blake and I have spent a lot of our extra time attending graduation ceremonies. My baby brother Ben just graduated Winston County High School on Friday and I couldn't be prouder! He received a scholarship to attend Northwest Shoals Community College which is where Blake went for his first two years of his college career, so he has had some great advice to share with Ben. Also my older cousin Lisa Bailey (now Lisa Bailey M.D.) graduated from UAB last Sunday and my entire family is so proud to have a doctor within us now! So wherever you are graduating, congratulations Class of 2012!
Ready for this guy to
be me!!!
       You wanna know the best thing about graduation time? That just means it's now..... SUMMERTIME!! Blake and I have a few summer adventures planned including a 4th of July lake day, a beach trip at the end of July and lots of bike riding, and picnickin', and whatever else we can get into! I'll try to keep you all updated on our extravaganzas! Until next time....


Friday, May 4, 2012

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Thought these were too funny not to share!!! =)

Don't Sweat It

       Every once in a while life gets the best of me and I have to remind myself to slow down and take it all in. To stop going so fast and actually breathe. Myself along with a few of my friends have recently started working out together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. At first I was a little skeptical whether or not we would be able to stick with it, but we are about 5 weeks in and feeling great. Our hour and a half workout has come to be a time for me to think. I often get myself in trouble by agreeing to help out in too many places at the same time, and honestly, I think being a hairstylist and always in a hurry (appointment after appointment) makes it worse. I am a people pleaser and constantly try to make the impossible, possible. So having some time to reflect on my thoughts has turned out to be such a blessing. It gives me a chance, although I'm running and sweating to death, to focus on what the day might have in store for me. Blake has been extremely supportive and encourages me everyday (whoa, whoa... don't get the wrong idea. He stays in bed when I leave and is still there when I get back). With these couple of hours a week I have to meditate on what's going on in my life, I am really beginning to see what marriage means and what it stands for. You learn to understand and respect each others needs. Whether it be time to gather your thoughts and feelings, to being comfortable in sharing those thoughts and feelings. This month Blake and I have together for 6 years, and we still learn something new about each other everyday. We are growing and moving forward together and no matter what life throws at us, we are both just going to slow down and remember to breathe!