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A Day at the Spa!

My husband and I recently celebrated 15 years of marriage!

Our anniversary is on Dec 23rd, and although I loved our wedding and everything about it, finding time during Christmas season is always hard.

He was sweet enough to have this gorgeous bouquet waiting for me when I woke up that morning.   But then came the hustle and bustle of church and company and cooking.   So I decided to surprise my hard working man with a treat after the craziness settled down.

I knew we would get home right at dinner time, so before we left I made a huge pot of chili.  I like to keep my chili low carb, so I added lots of beef and sausage.  Then just added 1 can of beans, onions and diced tomatoes.

I kept the secret of where we were going for over a week…that is a big deal!  But my hubby loves surprises and his love language is quality time, (well, and physical touch!) so I kept my mouth shut.

I told him to wear workout clothes, but to pack a bag with a bathing suit, and a comfy outfit to come home in.   And I told him to make sure his underwear was in good shape.  Ha ha!  He guessed  we were doing a sexy photo shoot, or going to Ray’s  Splash Planet.  (Um, No.)

We ended up at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge.  They have a wonderful spa there with so many amenities.  The cool thing is, when you book a service, you can hang out all day long.  and that is exactly what we did.

I did insist on us getting a good workout in before we lounged and got pampered.  Only because it puts us both in such a good mood.  We did 40 minutes on the elliptical, and then some free weights.

After our workout, we changed into our suits and relaxed by the pool.  We drank a glass of wine, read and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

This picture sums up how relaxed we felt after our couples massage.  We had an add on, and we both went for the deep tissue.  I needed that!  I’ve amped up my workouts a bit so I had some pretty tight knots in my upper back and hamstrings.

After our massages, we relaxed some more by the pool and enjoyed the steam room and the sauna.  And lots of cucumber water.

Pedicures came next…It is hard to see how beautiful this view is.  It was a pretty gloomy day in Charlotte, so this picture doesn’t do it justice.    I can’t wait to come back on a gorgeous, sunny day.  I am thinking about treating my sister to a spa day when she hits her next promotion!

The finished product!  I got a cute puple color…he just got a buff and loved rocking those spa sandals.  🙂

And that is a rap!  We felt all glowy and  shiny when we left.

This is something my husband would never do for himself, but really deserves it.  He is a really hard worker and does so much for me, my kids, and everyone else in his circle.  He enjoyed it and it was so nice to get a way for several hours.

A wise person once gave me the secret to a happy marriage

“Once a week-Once a month-Once a year.”

Once a week go on a date.  This doesn’t have to be a fancy dinner, or expensive night on the town.  My husband and I go for a walk, yoga, or simply kick the kids out for an hour so we can connect over bagged salads at our kitchen table.  Once a month is when you are supposed to get away…even if it is to a hotel in the same city!   (Sending the kids away counts too!) The once a year is taking a vacation together…alone.  (That is one we are working on now!)

 

Stay tuned… next week I will recap my Raleigh trip and share what I’ve been eating lately!

xo

 

Why I took a month off from blogging

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I haven’t sat down to write a blog post in over a month.  I didn’t even update my teaching schedule.

Why?

Lots of reasons that make lots of sense and others don’t make much sense at all.  Like…. I don’t know, I’ve been busy, I would rather read,  I don’t have anything to say, I have too much to say, my kids need me, my husband needs me, It is not income producing for me, I don’t want to, it takes to long to upload pictures, my computer is slow,  people don’t care what I have to say, I don’t have time, I’m not a good writer, I want to enjoy life and not take a picture of everything I do and then write a novel about it.

So, that is what has been going on.

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I went to Nashville with my girlfriends.

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I went to Vegas for the annual Plexus Convention.

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Then I went to  Nags Head with my family.

I am working hard and I feel spoiled all at the same time.  I am eating clean (90/10) and exercising.  I am taking care of my skin with quality products, monthly facials, and by wearing sunscreen.  I bought myself a fancy purse and wallet because I deserve it and I am worth it.  I am planning a winter get away for my family in December…somewhere tropical.  I am reading books and listening to podcasts that light fires under my butt daily.  I surround myself with people that challenge, support and believe in me.  I set goals and announce them proudly.  And then just change the date if the timing wasn’t quite right.

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I am deliriously happy.  I am unbelieveably healthy.  (I forget I even have UC on most days!) My husband is a dream for the most part and the kids are pretty awesome too.  I love teaching yoga, working my plexus business, and having my energy clients.  I cry multiple times a week in gratitude.

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I have lunch, coffee, dinner and wine dates often.  I love how full my social calendar is.  And, it’s on my terms.  I pick and choose what I need.  I also carve out my own time.  I need quiet, “Kacy” time and I love that I have the freedom to do that.

I’ve tried a few recipes I would like to share soon.  I have been reading some books that I want to tell you about.  I plan to finish my #37in37 list.  I still have a lot of restaurants on my #dinnerfortwelve list to review.

So, stick by me if you can.  I don’t know where I am going with this…I am not ready to give it up quite yet.  Just not ready to put my life on hold and put in the time it takes to post blogs multiple times a week.

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#37in37- update 6

Its time for an update!

My 38th birthday is fast approaching, and I think I may need an extension on the last few 37in37 items!  Maybe I can call it 37in38andahalf.  That would give me through November to knock these last few out!

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37in37 #26:  Go to a concert with my husband.  We have not been to a concert in soooooo long.  I think since we were dating.  We went to the I Love the 90s tour in Greenville with another couple.  I saw it was coming to Charlotte in September–highly recommend!

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37in37 #1:  Ride the Fury at Carowinds. I tagged along with our church youth group a few Sundays ago to knock this one out.  It was pretty scary…but I think I will end up riding it again this summer.   We have season passes, and Brody is tall enough to ride everything this year!

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37in37   #18:  Pick berries.  This was a fun family outing…you can read more about it in THIS POST.

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37in37   #36:  Get fitted for a bra.  Did you know that 78 percent of women are walking around in the wrong size?  Most women wear a cup too small and a band size too big!  Do yourself a flavor and get fitted!

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37in37 # 14:  This was supposed to be smoke a hookah, but that is gross, so I turned it into go on a pedal tour.   Because pedaling around Nashville,  drinking beer,  and singing at the top of your lungs is not gross.  It’s awesome.  🙂

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37in37  #34:  Hold a handstand for 10 seconds.  I am folding on this one.  Yes, I promise I will keep practicing.  But my best is about 8 seconds and I am so good with that.

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37in37  #8:  Walk in the Crohn’s and Colitis Walk I switched this one out as well, because it was too far to travel. I decided to switch it to another charity, Tunnel to Towers.  My husband and I raised $200 and climbed the Duke Energy building…50 flights of stairs.  You can read more about Tunnel to Towers by checking out THIS BLOG POST. 

Not much left…thanks for giving me a little leeway and letting me extend my journey!

Have an awesome Saturday!  Check out my teaching schedule and come do some yoga next week with me!    xo

 

 

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