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How did everyone’s Monday go?? Did you start off with what you were thankful for? I’m telling you, it really puts things in perspective to focus on the good instead of dwell on the bad.

Anywho, my Monday started out much the same as every other Monday, with 6:45am lifts. We were testing today (just like I thought) and it was disappointing to see that my max was lower then the last time I lifted. It should have been expected considering I didn’t actually lift at all this summer, but still a disappointment. I maxed out on squat at 155 and 95 for bench. But now that I have something to base my workouts off of, I can really start cracking down and getting my weight up at lift. No more slackin’! Then Emily and I headed down to the track to do our cardio. Now that everything is cooling off, we spend less time on the treadmill and more time in the fresh air 🙂 We did a mile on the track today, which we should probably also be upping that too 😉

really love this picture and these girls ♥

I only had Genetics today because my History class got cancelled so as soon as it was over I hurried home to do a quick make over of myself and head back to campus in my uniform to go to an appearance. I was that girl on the bus today in uniform with a bow in my hair. So embarrassing! I really need to get a car (christmas/birthday anyone???)

The appearance was at a gold tournament about 40 minutes away and probably would have been a really good time, had I not gotten eaten alive by bugs. I have really bad allergic reactions when one bug gets ahold of me….so imagine a whole slue of bugs that decided to enjoy my things in particular. Everything swelled up so big that my legs got tight and I couldn’t feel them properly and then my chest started tightening. This is when I really started to panic because I didn’t have any allergy medication or an epi pen or anything! Once I was panicking, it made the tightness worse (will I ever learn??) My legs are recovering better now, but I still have huge welts. I felt lightheaded at practice today and I don’t know if it was a side reaction, but if it keeps up I might just head to the Student Health center to get some antibiotics to be on the safe side.

I had a bit of time between the appearance and practice so I tried out my new workout DVD, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. WHOO! It was a buttkicker! I really liked it (mainly because I think Jillian Michaels is AWESOME) I need to get more appropriate weights because today I used a can of baked beans and a can of cream of mushroom (embarrassing but you have to work with limited options)

Practice flew by today and now I am finishing up this post while the roomies fix dinner. After dinner its all about some homework and then shower and bed. Tomorrow I have lab and then nothing else, one class and no practice? Sounds like thats time to do all my homework and test out biking from my apartment complex to the rec center! I just need to find my bike lock…

productivity is on the agenda

  • Anyone else have bad allergic reactions? 

I realized…

I realized today when I was looking back through some previous posts that I said I would do a recap of the beach and then never did! Today wasn’t an exciting day and we have had such crummy weather in Raleigh recently that daydreaming about the beach is much more pleasant!

So here are some of my favorite pictures from the Nags Head trip with our “kinda cousins” the Taylor’s.

the whole clan

Every year we are forced to pick a color scheme, doll ourselves up as much as possible and pose for family pictures. Usually this process can be quite excrutiating , I mean as you can imagine there are 6 “kids” of varying ages that you are trying to get to stand still, get off their phones, and pay attention long enough to get a couple decent shots.

*my phone is actually just hidden in my pocket hehe I’m sneaky*

Luckily this year, by the time we were all ready and stepped outside to start the process it was so hot and humid it was decided that pictures would be quick and easy if everyone cooperated the first time. Easier said then done, but the results are still excellent and I cherish all of our pictures from the beach.

the girls

handsome boys

chuchi and pooter

beautiful best friends


The Taylor’s

The Major’s


So that is what we looked like while taking pictures, this is what we look like the majority of the time we are at the beach…

hot mess

As I previously mentioned we celebrated my mom’s 26th birthday  43rd birthday while down at the beach and Lynne and I attempted the rainbow cake seen on Pinterest as per her request. Surprisingly, the cake turned out amazing! But we joked that since my mom got what she requested this year, the requests were only going to become more demanding each year aka her cakes will eventaully be rainbow with sprinkles and unicorns and fireworks that shoot out singing happy birthday spicy princess…HAHA

The cake was really simple to make, first Lynne and I mixed the batter and then poured it into separate bowls. We then added food coloring to each of the bowls until it was the color we wanted it to be. Then we layered each of the colors into our pan and TA DA, the cake was ready to be baked!

starting to layer

pretty colors

final creation and the birthday princess with her bestie

All in all it was a fantastic trip as it always is. Every year, with us getting older and older, it gets so much more difficult to get everyone in one place at the same time. Fortunately this trip means something special to each and every one of us so I think we put in the extra mile to make sure we are there and I hope that continues.

This will always be a place near and dear to my heart.

Photo Dump

Sleep tight everyone!

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