My New Life: No Complaining Here

As if I needed to get a life?  {I don’t know, that sounded better in my head}.  Anyways, as I fail on the opening line of today’s blog post… I’ve been playing ‘house wife’ all morning.  It is crazy how a year has changed things and my perspective.  Things that I would think, “Yeah, right!  I won’t be settling down like that again”.  And now, “I can’t wait for my husband to get home”.  HA!  Crazy still to me too!  ”My husband” :).

The problem: I can’t seem to do it all.  I know, it happens to the best of us.  I want so badly to wrap up these big projects from work, write my business plan, do my taxes, start home projects {like clean out the basement and reorganize so I can get all the awesome gifts from the wedding put away}, keep up on the house/ laundry and do all the above before B comes home so I can cook dinner.  Every time I set out to accomplish the above something takes longer than I expect and I get frustrated for not being able to cross off all my ‘to do’s’.

Does anyone else feel this?  Or is this the ‘adjustment period’ I keep hearing about?  I’m thankful that my husband is willing to help out.  That truly helps.  Ultimately this is not a blog to rant, just a minor confession of how reality is setting in.  And at the end of the day this new life out in PA is a pretty sweet deal… the job, the house, and the dog ;).  I’m so proud of my husband for what he has accomplished. {WARNING: CHEESY COMMENT COMING} I’m in awe of him, pretty much every day, for who he is, what he has done and what he is doing.

Ok, enough mushy stuff.  Time to work!  Later gators :)

Post Wedding Details

Yup!! We made it!  Brian and I were married Saturday, March 2nd at 5pm.  The ceremony rocked!  The pictures that were posted as of now are great!! I can not wait to share them with you!

Here is a preview… bjwedding3

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More to come and more to the new life of this married woman!  :)

 

2013 :: Best Year Ever in the Making

Don’t get me wrong, 2012 was great.  Really, REALLY, REALLY great!  

So lets recap shall we?

1. I started a new job after being with a nonprofit for over 5 years.

2. I adopted the best fur baby ever… Hank.

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3. I met my future Husband.

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4. I quit the job from #1 and went full time in my business

5. Vacationed to the Outer banks

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6. Visited Washington D.C.

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7. Was proposed to 

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8. I adopted the second best fur baby ever… Addison

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9. Found my second home in Pennsylvania (because the Hoosier state will always be #1)

10. Celebrated New Year’s for the first time with my Luv and the last time as a single woman :)

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… ok #10 was a little cheesy but wanted to round it out to a full ten…

Seriously 2012 was fabulous! A lot of great things happened.  A lot of lessons learned {some harder than others} and a lot of memories made.  As I look at the New Year I can’t help but to feel like a little kid at Christmas.  I’m getting married :) .  I work for myself!  A new home!  And a new family! 

2013 was kicked off just right!  At home, with lots of food and a marathon of Friday Night Lights.  Have you seen this show?!?  Seriously can’t believe I missed out on this tv drama when it was on air.  LOVE IT!  {Clear eyes :: Full heart :: Can’t lose}.  

Oh and can’t forget it was spent with our fur babies… 

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Until tomorrow… hope you had a FABULOUS New Years ;) 

love Jen

Christmas :: Countdown :: Penn State?

Sheesh… once again I’ve fallen off the blogging bandwagon!  I follow several awesome bloggers and I’m amazed how they keep up with posting everyday?!  And they even seem like they have pretty awesome lives… so why can’t I keep up with it?  Let’s Count the ways (ok these sound like excuses… I get it…)

1. Christmas!!  I can’t remember the last time I was excited to decorate.  I spent an entire day putting up the tree, setting Santa’s out and putting lights on anything and everything I could twist them around :) .

While on the topic I got these lovely little ornaments in the mail from Jenn over at Squishy Cheeks and Cupcakes.  Not only does she rock for having my name but seriously anyone with “cupcakes” in their title has to be awesome!   Thanks Jenn for the ornaments.  :)

 

2. Countdown… 91 days…. about to be 90 in t-minus 13 minutes….  Need I say more?

 

3. Visited Penn State for my first Division 1 football game.  It was their Senior night and what a game it was!  It was absolutely FREEZING but so worth it!

 

4. Work work work.  Seriously how do these other bloggers do it?  Over at Living in Yellow, Erin just launched a consulting add-on to her site…. I might have to check into that since she totally rocks the bloggin’ community.

That’s it for now!  Night ya’ll! :)

Jen

Get outta ya BOX

They say in Cross fit that this is your comfort zone…

And this is where they want you….

Well folks, I achieved that without crossfit.  It’s called Bodyflow.  It is a combination of Yoga and pilates.  I have never taken yoga.  I have always been quite skeptical to be honest, but I did it. And the funny thing is I did it with the Fiance :) .

If you could imagine ‘graceful’ me on one leg with my opposite leg behind me and my arms out like I’m performing an Olympic swam dive.. yea your welcome for that laugh!  And laugh I did… The whole time.  It was great!  I never thought trying to get into a “breathing in” as you touch your toes and “exhale” as you go to do downward dog and then to warrior 2.  CRAZY I tell you!  The thing is it was tough!  I felt good but not in the usual “yea I’m gonna hurt tomorrow” pain.  I plan on going back Tuesday and Thursday next week.

Something else that is great… I’m down 4lbs! WOOT WOOT!  This week I’ll be at the gym each day.  Right now the forecast is… Monday lift; Tuesday Bodyflow; Wednesday Zumba; Thursday body flow and Friday is as surprise (because I’m not sure yet!).

It is for certain that getting outta ya box can be uncomfortable.  Lately that is all I’ve been doing, is things that are out of my comfort zone, but it’s there that I’m finding the most rewards.

What are you doing that is outta yo box?

Night :)

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