March 21, 2020

Well my day to day life has changed now that we our quarantined and kids are doing school from home. My son has been so busy with school work all week doing more than while school was in session. I’m glad he’s enjoying his free time this weekend!

It’s hard to tell the difference between weekdays and weekends because we only get to be at home and we are getting bored. Today I was starting to feel down being stuck inside. But Hallmark movies have changed my mood. My son and one of his best friends have been FaceTiming daIly and working on a rap about their quarantine time.

My daughter is going a little stir crazy but I’m getting her outside for walks and playtime as much as possible. She is definitely trying to stay up later and yet she’s still up bright and early.

I’m doing my best to keep on a schedule even though we are at home. I’ve been thankful for my peloton. I’m able to keep working out and the app has great yoga and meditations that I enjoy doing as well.

Toronto Rise

All packed for Toronto Rise
Last school drop off before I catch my flight to Toronto ✈️
Had my Tea did my STJ and recorded a story book so my daughter could still have me with her during her bedtime routine while I’m gone.
Toronto here I come
Made it to my hotel Fairmont Royal York had a late dinner around 9:50pm
CN Tower as I’m on my way to Niagara Falls for the first time ever 🙌
My visit to Niagara Falls
Visited winery on way back from Niagara Falls tried Ice wine for the 1st time
Night before Rise conference Ice Skating at Nathan Phillips Square with some friends I met at early check in
Necessities from my VIP Swag bag other goodies not in photo.
These are from my first day at Rise let me tell you though when I went to bed the night before I was super anxious a ball of nerves met some nice gals had dinner with three of them but felt awful when I went to my hotel I was tired the meal was not great the conversation was but I felt like I wasn’t at the same place these women were and it was making me feel awful. So I only got about 2 hours of sleep and when I went downstairs to have breakfast at Reign which is a great restaurant I had a breakdown a panic attack and thought I wouldn’t make it to the event. But I pulled myself together and I went and I am so glad I did I had a great day! We had a great warm up thanks Chris Chandler. Rachel Hollis spoke to us in the morning and the afternoon. Jen Hatmaker was awesome if you haven’t heard of her look her up her books are amazing. We did Stand up for your Sister which was so powerful and something I won’t
ever ever forget. Brit Barron also known as “Beams” also talked to us and was so great love her. After Day 1 we had the VIP cocktail party at The Arcadian Loft. It was such a great event enjoyed the ladies as well and the food and having a glass of wine at the end of a long day. I was fortunate enough to meet and get photos with Chris Chandler and Dave Hollis. Who are both such positive and genuine and a pleasure to meet. I was bummed that I missed the chance to Meet Trent Shelton and get a photo with him. I was pretty tired headed back to my hotel had a snack at Pipers Pub before bed and went to bed to get some rest.
Day 2 of Rise included Rachel Hollis, Amy Porterfeild and Trent Shelton. I was able to connect with Shannon Hale. I got my goal getter pin and did a coaching testimonial. Was able to talk to Dave Hollis again and grab another photo. I really enjoyed all the speakers and Chris Chandler and Brad & the Divas really made our day extra fun and positive. It was a very long day Rachel Hollis really gives you her all and we had extra with her I think over and hour and a half. So for us VIP holders made our day long as we all wanted our tile after day 2 to meet and get photo with Rachel. She was well worth the wait. She is a true positive radiant light and she is genuine. It was my pleasure to meet her and see how down to earth she is.
Afterwards I got an Uber and headed to Benihana to enjoy a dinner met some great people at my table who were very fun and chatty. I was exhausted so went up stairs took a bath and made sure to get some good sleep.
Met Rachel Hollis what a sweetheart

Day 3 of Rise I think we were all getting tired but also still ready for all the fire 🔥 we knew was coming our way. I mean we had an amazing warm up we got to hear from Dave Hollis. We got information on the future of the Hollis company. We had Stacy Flowers speak to us and I am so bummed out I did not get to personally meet this woman because her talk was absolutely amazing. I was thrilled to hear Mally Roncal speak and lucky enough to meet her afterwards and she stayed for over an hour talking to everyone that wanted to meet her taking photos and hugging everyone. We had a full day and it was an amazing send off. Rachel also made sure that we had an awesome finale so we had a mini concert just for us before we were all done. I was so blessed to go to this event and meet all the wonderful people I met. Hear from the amazing speakers. After Day 3 I went back to my hotel to unwind take a bath order in a delicious salad and some rosemary lemon fries from room service while getting ready for our roaring 20’s party. The party was great met some other great women especially Sara we hung out most of the evening and after that I was so exhausted I knew I’d be up at 5am to catch my flight and needed some sleep.

Mally Roncal ❤️ her
Blessed to have this amazing crew of people making out Rise Event the best ever!

Roaring 20’s Party at The Arcadian
Bye Toronto Palm Desert here I come

Can you tell from the above morning flight photo. How sleep deprived I was omg when I got home I missed my kids so much I just kept going hugged them squeezed them took them to lunch and to the mall to get my son some clothes and Savannah two dresses and some books to read together. I was. Zombie though even Monday I felt only half alive I was trying to get my energy back. But I have taken so much away from my Rise weekend and I look forward to going to another Rise.

Before bed looked though my Rise Books also completed my journal for day and went over what I wrote in my STJ earlier that day

March 01st 2020

Well today is March 1st I’ve enjoyed our busy week. We enjoyed all kinds of fun activities with the kids and went to Savannah’s school gala last night.

We watched movies had great meals out as a family. I got everything done errand wise that I could before my trip. I’m excited but nervous. Don’t want to forget anything. Want to make sure I have everything in order. Want to enjoy going solo and be able to connect to lots of awesome women at the conference.

Tomorrow is my last day and night at home last day to prepare for my trip. I need a good nights 💤 😴 💤 sleep 😴. Hope everyone had a fagrastic February and weekend cheers to March 🙌

February 26, 2020

Celebrating the life of my Aunt Janne 💛

On Saturday February 22 we celebrated the life of my strong loving independent Aunt Janne she lost her battle with Breast Cancer and will forever be missed but always in our hearts .

Picture of me and my Aunt Janne love and miss her so much 💛

We also had the Sacred Heart 2020 Gala the evening after celebration of life of my Aunt Janne. We also took Savannah to her morning gymnastics class before going to the service. It was a busy day.


Kiddos enjoying arcade

This past week I’ve had so much going on with family in from out of state for my Aunts service. I won another one on one challenge on peloton. Got in some great Pure Barre workouts. Took the kids to see Call of The Wild great movie 🍿. Gearing up for my trip to Toronto next week🙌 I’ve started packing choosing outfits and such. I am still working on many goals and hope that after my trip I will have stronger motivation as well as confine eve in myself. I hope everyone has had a great week so far! Talk to you soon have a goodnight 🌙😘💤

February 19, 2020

My sweet girl made this at school yesterday I absolutely love it.
Pictures of my daughter Savannah and my son Brandon. Yesterday Savannah had her appointment at Sacred Heart to test out for Kindergarten. Then I took her to her pre school and she had a great day! I went to get information as well from the high school for my son. He will be a freshman this fall . So proud of both my children I am so blessed. Savannah’s scholastic books came in and she also got a new book in her book club.
I made chili and corn bread muffins for us for dinner . I got in a pure empower class last night. I also got in pure barre classes Sunday and Monday morning.
Beautiful day at the park Savannah had a great day at the park she’s so lucky she has such a awesome brother who is kind and loves to play with her.
My sweet girl so proud to be wearing her big brothers cap.
Brandon & Savannah

My Boy

Valentines School picnic ❤️
Good times with kids at movies for Valentines
Me and my Bestie
Valentine’s pic with my girl ❤️
Happy Valentines Savannah
Happy Valentines Brandon

We enjoyed our valentines weekend I enjoyed having a three day weekend with my kiddos I won another one on one peloton challenge. Took the kids out for some lunches and we played a lot outside watched some movies and played games. The weather is getting warmer again which is nice. Looking forward to my women’s conference in March.

Not looking forward to my aunts funeral this weekend. It’s been making me sad this week. We also have the Sacred heart gala this Saturday and next weekend we have The Academy’s Gala. I am needing to get my wardrobe planned for my trip. I hope everyone is having a great week! 😊🏡🙏❤️

February 10, 2020

So we had a good weekend B was still sick Friday but Savannah went to school and enjoyed soccer. When I picked her up we got a sundae to split.

We came home and chilled out together had dinner and read some books before bed.

Saturday we got up and went to Gymnastics then got some Starbucks afterwards. I baked some cookies and Brownies.

That night made us some dinner and we watched The Blindside I hadn’t seen that movie in a long time and my son had never seen it.

Sunday we got up early had breakfast. I did Sunday’s with love on peloton. Then the Pink ride boocrew planned to do on demand. Mediation. Took kids for lunch. Savannah took a nap after lunch so o got some reading done.

We played frozen monopoly while I was making dinner and read a story to Savannah before bed. I was pretty tired last night felt under the weather.

Today we got up and took my son Brandon to school. Savannah was off so we went home hung out colored and played. Later on we went to Starbucks after I got in a 20 minute peloton ride.

We played some more we wrote out all her valentines cards for her class. I made lunch and we watched leap frog letter factory and word factory before her nap.

I worked on my February coaching while she napped today. Then we started getting house together before picking up Brandon from tutoring.

Once I got kids settled and dinner set for them. I got dressed and did my Pure Barre workout. had a light dinner afterwards. Then I got in peloton and did one more ride. One more stretch and another mediation.

Then tucked Savannah in bed and took my bath and now I am so ready to get some sleep 😴 hope everyone enjoyed their weekend !

February 06, 2020

So I’ve had a lot going on. I did the 75 minute intensive class last week on Wednesday night. I have been steadily working out doing Pure Barre and Peloton daily.

We got the kids passports ordered and I’m looking forward to those coming in soon. Savannah enjoyed another week of Music class and Soccer as well as Gymnastics. We went to the park and it was so nice and sunny over the weekend.

This week I hit 200 peloton cycling rides and I am happy about that. Savannah and I watched Arctic Dogs. My son got sick and is still under the weather I’ve been taking care of him trying to nurse him back to health since Tuesday.

He got his braces off yesterday which was exciting but since he was sick it was a bummer and rough on him. I have been feeling blah myself today but did get in two workouts.

I am waiting for school work to be ready for pickup at Brandon’s school and will head over and get that for him. I’ve been doing another peloton challenge I will know tomorrow who won.

Savannah enjoyed her book club after school on Tuesday and she’s excited to get some books from scholastic ordered this week.

I hate that I am unable to magically making Brandon feel better it’s the worst feeling in the world as a parent when your kid is hurting and you can’t make it instantly better.

I also began the second month of life coaching this week. So far it’s great taking a dive inward and needing to be honest with myself so I make some real progress.

I’m looking forward to going to Rise next month. I have a jacket set to wear. I’d like to get the blush color away bag in medium with the packing cubes. I need to book ride to and from the airport for Toronto.

I still need to plan outfits and what I am packing. I also want to plan a little something for Valentines Day for me and kiddos to celebrate the evening.

I am looking forward to the weekend and I am hoping that it is warm and sunny. I won’t be able to do pure barre Sunday I had myself booked for the nighttime class but then I was told unless you bring a guy with you your not welcome for this one. We have had these once or twice a year past three years and this has never been the case.

Disappointed needed the workout then since I will miss Monday’s class since my little one is off school. I am hoping to do death by tens on Sunday on Peloton. That will be an awesome workout.

I started a new book this week and hope to finish by this Sunday. I am going to try to get in another workout if I have gone after picking up Brandon’s school work.

I hope everyone is having a great week! 😊🤗🙏❤️

January 29, 2020

I have been so busy. I have been keeping up with drinking half my body weight in water ounces each day. I’ve been on peloton and pure barre I did skip Sunday as I was really stomach sick. But was right back to it Monday. I finished another book and look forward to starting another one tonight.

I am less than 8 classes away from my 200 mark on peloton cycling. I am getting close to 400 in pure barre next achievement I’m working towards is 500 club.

I am going to Rise in March excited about that. It’s been on my goals to get ticket and attend so I am thrilled.

Savannah started gymnastics last Saturday and she really liked it. I was able to get to dinner with my cousin Robbie and my mom and it was nice even though I had already had a major migraine and was starting to get stomach sick.

Migraines are the absolute worst. I am bummed I didn’t get to see my bestie today her son hurt his wrist and they needed to go to doctor to check it out.

I was able to get a manicure and I am doing the intensive class tonight at pure barre. I went and had an early lunch at Blaze pizza like the take two I get an arugula salad and a vegge out pizza so good.

Brandon gets his braces off next week and his permanent retainer put in. We got the pendant light for our entry way up now looks so much better.

I will need to go to stock us up with groceries Friday or early next week.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far!

January 22, 2020

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I needed some time to handle the loss of my Aunt. We have a date now for her funeral service it will be on same day as the gala for our church and my sons school. But February is a hard month so much going on.

So that will be a lot on us for the weekend we will be missing our dear friends little girls birthday. Savannah will be bummed but our family stuff is much more important.

I started coaching last week which I am so happy about. I will be letting Savannah go to a gymnastics class tomorrow night and if she loves it I will sign her up. She has been begging us to go to gymnastics like her friends.

I think she will enjoy it. I did gymnastics for 10 or 12 years when I was a kid. It was definitely something I loved and was good at.

Brandon is doing great in school and I still can’t believe how much he has grown up. He only has a few short months left and then he graduates and will be a high schooler.

I will be taking Savannah on her tour of Sacred Heart next month and she will start there next fall. My kids are growing up so much and so fast.

I’ve been working out consistently both peloton and Pure Barre. I am close to milestones at both. Close to my next cycling milestone of 200 rides and getting closer to my next pure barre milestone of 500 classes.

I have definitely had a lot of depression in the past year and I want to have more in my life to feel accomplished and successful again beyond being a great mother. Which I love being and means so much to me.

I have lost myself in motherhood and marriage. So I’m working on regaining myself. I’m hoping I get to attend the Rise conference for women. It will mean so much to me if I get that time to work on me and concentrate on my growth.

I am also so looking forward to getting my hair done tomorrow it’s been forever. So I hope Patrick is able to get me back to my icy pearl blonde color even though it’s been since September.

We have enjoyed some family time this past week and weekend . It’s so important to have that time together as a family. Life gets so busy but family is a priority and I want to make sure we get family trips in every year while we have both kids at home still. I know it will go by in a flash.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far! I will make sure I am back to posting more consistently again. Thanks for reading 🤗🙏❤️

January 10, 2020

Was up at 5:30 this morning which I guess is fine I had my morning tea and toast while Kids slept. My sons been great at getting up by 6 each day and getting ready for his day.

We don’t wake Savannah up until close to 7am so she is fully rested then get her breakfast and dressed. Today is pizza day at school since it’s Friday so no packed lunch today.

I am proud of myself for completing my first Apple Watch Peloton Challenge and I won. I got two cool badges. I’ve been to pure barre everyday this week and this morning it’s Pure Empower.

There is so much to clean out of my Aunts home. My mom and my cousin are working hard on it but it’s a lot to deal with especially after just losing someone.

Hoping we will have service date picked out soon so I can make sure I have that time cleared. I’ve been going to bed at 9:30pm which has me up by 6 and usually earlier each morning.

I picked up my prescription yesterday and it was much more expensive since we are not covered at the moment it was like $50 vs normal $12. But the gal said to put in new insurance info online when we have it and I think we’re supposed to get credited.

Savannah has been in her bed every night by 8:30 and slept in her own room all night. So tonight I will let her sleep with me as promised since no school tomorrow.

I made some delicious Banana bread last night. Got all my laundry and dishes done and enjoyed evening with the kids.

I started the New Year reading Educated such a great book. Now I am reading Such a great age . Enjoying this book as well!

We have a double Birthday party to go to tomorrow morning. I’m looking forward to seeing my bestie today.

Got the kids dropped off to school everyone in a great mood this morning. I’m a lucky mom love my kids so much.

Pure Empower class was a great one today got a good calorie burn. I got home took a quick rinse then got a green tea lemonade and finished my first round of errands.

Then I met my bestie for lunch and we got to catch up since we hadn’t got together since right before Christmas. Today has turned out to be nice warm and sunny ☀️ which is great I was worried we were gonna have cold weather.

I picked up the kids. Savannah had a great day and enjoyed Soccer. Brandon had a decent day. He was so sweet and washed my car for me when we got home.

We went to gas up my car and Brandon treated us to dinner tonight which is so sweet. Savannah watched Frozen and had nearly all her toys out. Brandon was happy it was weekend so he could get on Xbox. I spent evening finishing my new book.

I got in some snuggle time with my little one and read to her. She is sacked out what a sweetie. I also got in my meditation. I didn’t get on the bike today. But I will both Saturday and Sunday.

I am extremely proud of my two children they bring me so much happiness and pride. I am blessed to be their mom they make my life so great and it’s the best job in the universe.

I have a clear mind more now than I have in years. 2020 is going to be a fantastic year. I know there will be so much for me this year. I am gaining self worth and am driven and able to work towards goals.

I know what is on my priority list and I am putting in the work daily. Drinking half my body weight in water. Getting 60 minutes or more of exercise in each day. Journaling going to bed by 9:30pm each night and waking up early.

Being more active in general less sitting more doing. I have more energy and my mood is better. Even when things aren’t going ideally I am truly positive and happy.

I definitely wished I was at the Rise conference in Florida right now. That would have made my whole year. It’s definitely something I want to do this year. It’s important for me to have this experience.

I am tired hope everyone had a wonderful day!