A Trip to the Park and a Redesign

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? We’re really hoping to get out on the boat! It’s been gorgeous all week, and even yesterday when they called for an all day rain. I was glad they were wrong as it was my day off   Last night we headed to the park and had Bridget meet us there. Safe to say Annabelle loved it and we had fun getting out of the house on a gorgeous {Read More}

What I learned Single Parenting it for a couple weeks

I mentioned two weeks ago that Aaron finally came home. His weekish long trip became 12 days and it was a lot harder than I thought it’d be! I learned some things that I thought I’d share! – It’s really hard. I honestly didn’t expect it to be that hard and have a completely new perspective for any single parents! – Though I always wake up when she cries, I hated being the only one who could get up to {Read More}

CPR and AED Tips

I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I became a Group Fitness Instructor! Time flies, but it also means that it’s time to complete my recertification process. With that, I had to attend another CPR/AED class. I wanted to share some of the tips I was reminded of with all of you! 1. There’s a difference between unconscious and unresponsive. Unconscious can be from head trauma, fainting, or a seizure. If someone is unconscious, you do not perform {Read More}

We went out without the baby

For the past month almost, I’ve made it out of the house a lot, but it’s been with the baby. There have been a handful of times I’ve gone out without Annabelle, but Aaron had her. Last week, we decided we both needed to go out on a date without her. Of course we love her but I needed to feel like myself and not worry about if she’s fed, asleep, fussy, needs a diaper change, etc. Unfortunately, last week {Read More}

Date Night to the Cheesecake Factory

Good morning, everyone! Hope you’re had a wonderful weekend. I definitely took advantage of all the time, and knocked quite a bunch off my to do list. Before our little one appears, I’m trying to make it a point to get out with Aaron more for some dates. We had planned to go out to dinner for weeks, but we end up always going to the boat, which I don’t hate. But, it’s still not what I really wanted. Earlier {Read More}

The scariest moment of my life

This weekend was supposed to be fantastic. We were taking a trip to visit Bridget (my cousin, but feels like a sister to me) at Ohio University, about 3 1/2 hours west of us. We were leaving around 8:30 to get there around noon. That was the plan…. The day started out great. I woke up and got in a fantastic 4 mile run. We had a great breakfast and were so excited to see Bridget. I packed a little {Read More}

End of Summer Bucket List

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is winding down. The season itself goes until September 22, but summer to me ends when schools start, and that is only about a week away! I started thinking about what I want to do before summer ends. I know all of this won’t be happening before school begins, but maybe before fall actually starts. Go out on the boat a few more times Have our families over for dinner before {Read More}


I teased you guys last week when I said I had gone Spalunking right before vacation, and even confused most of you. Sorry about that! The Friday before we left for vacation, Aaron had his usual every-other-Friday off, and his dad began his two week vacation from work. Aaron and his dad had talked about going Spalunking last year, but then it got too late in the year, and this was a perfect time. I was beyond nervous, and honestly {Read More}