Cheers to 7 Years!

Alex and I are celebrating seven years of marriage today! The morning after we were married in Abilene, TX we headed to Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at The Royal Playa Del Carmen Resort (all inclusive). For some reason I can't find any of the pics we took, but we had a blast. It was both of our first times in Mexico  In 3 days we'll be flying back for the first time since our honeymoon. To say I'm excited to spend 5 days and 4 nights hanging out with Alex sans kids is an understatement. We'll be staying at the Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya all inclusive/adult only resort. Hoping our flights and travel go smoothly!

Moms, You're Doing Your Best.

Alex and I waited about 2 years before we made the decision to start trying to have a baby. Alex might have mumbled "OK", and I ran with it ; ). We found out 3 months later I was pregnant with Turner, and so went the roller coaster of becoming a parent. I wasn't sure what type of Mom I would be, but over the years I've learned I'm pretty laid back. I didn't read any parenting or pregnancy books, I've never used a baby monitor, and I will pretty much let anyone hold my child ; ). I've always winged it, but then again what Mom doesn't.

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Loving Myself After Kids | Athleta Blog Feature

Body image is something all women struggle with, but after having kids I learned very quickly it was going to be a tough battle to love my body after the changes it went through. I'm excited to be sharing on Athleta's Chi Blog about my journey and some advice on how to not hate swimsuit shopping. Check out the full post here!

Quality Time With My First Born

When I found out I was pregnant with Walt and Whitney I worried how having twins would affect my relationship with Turner. I knew bringing two babies in to the world would be tough on everyone. Turner was 3 years old when they were born. He connected with his siblings pretty quickly, but didn't pay much attention to them. He would hug them when he came home from school and then run off to do his own thing.

It was hard to give Turner the attention he needed when the babies required so much of my time and energy. I realized he needed one on one time with Alex and I and so we started the tradition of Turner dates. Most weekends Alex will take Turner to Jersey Mike's for a sandwich. I usually combine an errand, a bit of shopping and food in our dates. Sometimes they are on a weeknight and sometimes on a weekend.

May Small Goals

Writing out monthly small goals has been a GAME CHANGER. As the end of the month approaches, I have this internet to keep my accountable and it's working! I like mixing up a few challenging big and scary goals with a few fun and simple goals that I'm looking forward to accomplishing.

Check out what I did and didn't accomplish in April and what I'm working on for May!

5 Reasons I'm Obsessed With PureBarre

Exercise has always been an important part of my life. I started playing soccer when I was 5 years old, and continued to play sports through high school (Volleyball, Soccer and Track). I've had a gym membership since I was 18, and have been obsessed with aerobics ever since I watched my mom take a step class as a kid.

After my twins were born, I barely had time to sleep let alone exercise. All of my energy was focused on my family, which also included a rowdy 3 year old who demanded my attention 24/7. I went back to work full-time 3 months after Walt and Whitney were born, and transitioned into a new job when they were 10 months old. Two months later my dad passed away, and suddenly I was ready. Ready to clear my mind, ready to feel strong, and ready to push myself.

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