My visitors, that is. My last visitor (my sister Melissa) left on Monday evening. I was too depressed yesterday to blog about it. Sadly - I'm serious. I hate being so far from my sisters but man do I feel blessed about the relationships we share, not to mention the fact that they all came to visit and meet Avery. Traveling isn't cheap these days and they all have families and jobs of their own so their time with me meant a lot.
We didn't do a whole lot while Melissa was here. Because she's an accountant she didn't have a ton of vacation this being the end of her busy season, not to mention she's pregnant (you never know when you'll need a personal day, right ladies?) and she's got some more vacation planned within the year. I appreciated those few days but they flew by. We ran some errands, made sure to hit up Orange Leaf and she went with us to church. She cooked a yummy Cooking Light recipe while she was here and did lots of loving on Avery so we could do a few things around the house.
Melissa and I lived together in college and I'm pretty sure Annie thought "my long lost friend" upon laying eyes on her once she arrived. Either that or she's really missing Kennedy and will take what she can get at this point (no offense Lissa). See for yourself:
Speaking of Kennedy we go to pick her up tomorrow and MAN, have I missed her. I know from daily updates from my sister that they are having a blast. She's sent me tons of cute pictures of all they've done and those two look like peas and carrots. I believe there will be some tears shed at drop off. Angel is meeting my Mother in law today and Tim and I will drive to WV tomorrow evening once he gets off work to pick her up. We'll return on Friday so that we can attend our church's Good Friday service, Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning and Easter service. Abby and Jonathan are joining us on Sunday for Easter lunch...should be fun!
On another note..now that my going back to work day is only a week away as of today I'm thinking it's time to get back in shape so that...you know....I have clothes to wear. Might be a good thing, right? My sister Melissa turned me on to the following website: www.myfitnesspal.com to help me with calorie counting, exercise logging, etc. It's basically an online food/exercise journal. If you are a Biggest Loser fan like myself you know that it's imperative to keep such a log if you want lasting weight loss success so I signed up yesterday and have begun my log. Let me just say I have a LONG way to go!
Luckily, Courtney has lit a fire under me and motivated me to sign up for this CRAZY INSANE race called The Warrior Dash. It takes place in August in Indiana and I've already registered so there's no turning back. My sister Catina, my cousins and I also have intentions to run The Women's Half Marathon in Nashville in September and I'd like to do our 2nd annual local Ironhorse Half Marathon in Midway in October. So....I think I've got the physical goal part down, wouldn't you say?
Tonight I attend my first ever Zumba class too. I want to make it a regular thing if we can work it into our schedules. There are a lot of women in my Moms group that go routinely and I want to join them so I try it out tonight. The class is held at a local church and is incredibly affordable. They offer childcare too - Bonus for when Tim is traveling. It should be a good time!