Weekend Fun!

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Last Thursday, my little girl turned 12.  It is hard to believe that she was just a little thing not to long ago.  I was a nostalgic mess, looking through old photos, and strolling down memory lane.  Being a mom is such an important role for me, and I cannot believe how amazing this girl has turned out.  I am beyond proud of Kadyn.  She is beautiful, smart, responsible, sweet, and Jesus is her homeboy.

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This just happened to pop up on my Instagram feed around the same time.  I LOVE IT.  I have felt the most success at being a mom and a wife.  Probably because I like this role, and I bring love to this role.   I remember in college how all my friends were picking a major and couldn’t wait to go to work wearing their power suits and carrying their briefcases.  Not me.  I just wanted to be a mom and a wife.  That was and is my passion.  I feel even stronger about it as my children have gotten older.  I was not passionate about my major in college, or most of my career as a PE teacher.  Luckily, I found yoga.  I love loving my job.  And I am passionate about it.  I would be crushed if I couldn’t teach yoga anymore.  But it doesn’t hold a candle to how I feel about being a wife and mom.

What do you find your success?  It is probably in areas of your life you bring love to.

IMG_1395My husband and I were able to sneak away for a date night on Friday.  The upper elementary kids were doing a service project at school, where they offered to watch the lower elementary kids after school.  SOLD.

IMG_1366 Spring means we spend our Saturdays on the soccer field.  I am sure most parents can relate to this…baseball field, track, gymnastics center.  Luckily, the weather was beautiful this weekend.  My son is usually less concerned with what position he is playing, and more concerned with what the snack is afterwards.

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I completed my Level 2 Intuitive Energy Healing on Saturday.  You can read about my experience with Level 1 training HERE.  I have practiced on friends and family, and even did a house clearing with a friend.  I feel ready to take on clients.  Let me know if energy work is something you want/need more of in your life. The pendulum is Tiger’s eye and was a gift from my mentor.  I have already used it several times since Saturday and sleep with it by my bed.

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Saturday evening, my daughter had a few friends over for her birthday.   We made candles, then headed to Sweet Frogs for frozen yogurt.  This was the happening place to be…can’t you tell by the trash can!?!    I ate a huge yogurt with tons of toppings and have regretted it ever since.  Sugar and too much dairy are no good for my UC.  I have felt an overwhelming amount of stress since I lost 4 yoga classes a few weeks ago.  Stress is no good for my UC.  When I get stressed, I really get stressed.  I am a feeler.  I process trauma in my body through my digestive track, tight hips, and losing sleep.  Last week I lost my winning streak against Ulcerative Colitis and I am no longer in remission.  I am devastated for several reasons.  It really really sucks, I  feel terrible, I look terrible and I was almost at my longest streak ever, and I am competitive as shit.  I have a six week game plan that I wrote out to get it under control so I don’t have to go on any steroids.  (Pray for me ya’ll.  Or pray for yourselves.  I do not function well on those types of drugs…you do not want to be around me. )  I will check in periodically and let you know how my game plan is going.

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Sunday I went to a dear friend’s baby shower and got to hold this little joy nugget.  I know this is a blurry grainy picture, but you get this idea of how precious this thing is.  Cute babies and girl talk are both really good at spirit lifting.

Have an awesome week!  I will check in with you this week with a new recipe for May Project 12, a sneak peek at For The Love, and always check out my Teaching Schedule…I am teaching Yoga on Tap on June 2, I have a Yin Yang workshop on June 13, teaching Movement Charlotte on June 22, and have some open spots left on my retreats!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Fun!”

  1. I am so sorry you’re back in a flare. I also have UC and it can be a bitch. Mine’s coming back right now (also due to stress) and I am doing everything in my power to stop it before it gets worse. For me, very strict dietary changes seem to be the key to avoiding steroids. Fingers crossed for both of us.

    1. Thank you Alice! I agree that being very strict on my diet helps…no wheat, sugar, low dairy. I feel best when I eat protein, fats, and vegetables. Then exercise daily, and get tons of sleep. I’m pulling for you girl!

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