Happy Friday!! I know I say this every week. . but gosh, I am glad
that it is Friday.
We have nothing planned and I am so happy about that. Ok, well that’s not entirely true. I have 2 things planned. 1. I am going to do something with this can of pumpkin. It seems like everything pumpkin has exploded this week and I need to make something!!
And my second thing planned is packing. . . I told you guys a while ago that we are building a new house. Which is so exciting! But also so stressful!
And we sold our current house. Again, super exciting, but also stressful, because we have to move out of our current house before our new house will be ready.
Which means. . . we have to pack and move TWICE! Whoa.
And our first move comes up at the end of October. So, on the one hand, it is a really good process to move, it gives you a chance to go through stuff and get rid
of things you don’t use or want anymore. But to have to go through
things and decide what can be packed away for the next 3-4 months. .
.tough work. And if it can be packed away for that long, do you really
need it? For most things, yes! I really need my Panini press,
immersion blender and over 20 bath towels. 😉 And don’t even get me
started on trying to pack up an 18 month old.. .
Thankfully, we have found a good short term housing option in a town home
that is about 1.5 miles down the road. So, while most things will be
packed, other stuff can just be put in baskets and taken over to the
But, oh, did I mention that the weekend before our closing
on our house, Scott and I are going to be out of town at the Des
Moines half marathon. Ya, awesome timing for that one. . . so all of
our moving will have to be done during the week. . . Thankfully we
have awesome families who have all offered to come down and help at
one time or another, either moving boxes, lifting heavy things
(Adam!), or watching Luke. So, that is really making this whole
process seem like it might work out.
So, to get back to my happiness that we have nothing planned this
weekend, means that we can get a good start on all the packing. Is it
super sad that I am excited about that?
Being an adult is so much fun. < sarcasm> At least I know there will be some sort of pumpkin treats to provide some distraction.
But anyway, for today’s Friday Favorites, I am combining 2 favorites:
first, my blend, Caroline, who I recently met at the Healthy Living
Summit (and was one of my roommates!).
She is seriously the sweetest, fun, and most down to earth people. I am so happy that I can call her my friend. She knows me too well because she brought me a jar of cookie butter at HLS. Seriously, how sweet?!
And she asked me to guest post for her while she is out of town to a conference in Colorado. <super jealous>
And then combine that with my second favorite thing: body pump! I have been teaching the newest release –87 for the past two weeks and it is a great workout!Lunges are especially challenging.
And that leads me to my guest post for Caroline!
A post all about body pump –>
1. What it is,
2. Why it’s awesome and
3. What to expect for your 1st time.
So, head on over to The Trendy Trainer and check it out!!
And if you need even more BODYPUMP – check out my BODYPUMP page!!
Any big plans for the weekend? Can I live vicariously through you
while I am packing? Any good pumpkin recipes to share??