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Thursday Things, 28 May 2015

Short weeks are the best
It’s Thursday even though it feels like Wednesday! I’m all about that feeling. Give me a Thursday on a “Wednesday” any day.

Let’s (obviously) start with the biggest thing.

P’s getting hitched!

Real life.

Oh friends, I’m not one to tell people’s stories for them, but if I did, I’d tell you what a happy beginning this is for my sister.

She’s been through a lot the last few years as a single mom and I’m thankful she found a good old Oklahoma boy to sweep her off her feet.

Um, I’m technically not sure if I’m allowed to share this (so I’m asking for forgiveness instead of permission), but check out her gorgeous rock!

Engaged!!!!

So unique.

Since I’m a big sister and a hopeless romantic, naturally I’m over the moon about her engagement because, WEDDING PLANNING!

And now we must also consider the most important question about this engagement news-

Is she going to make me wear as ugly a bridesmaid dress as I made her wear?

Carissa Flint-13 March 2004
Oh man I hope not. I still have no idea what I was thinking.

And yes, the church I grew up in and got married in really DID have ugly orange carpet.

One more thing about the wedding

Well, one more thing today, that is.

Can I please tell you how relieved I am that Pinterest didn’t exist and that Facebook was for school kids when I got married?!

I would have been completely overwhelmed by the ideas. Sometimes less is more. Especially when you’re a crazy stressed out bride-to-be slash full time college student.

This post on Satan going to church

Fit for a queen

The Queen of Couch Potatoes!

Oh man, friends. These chairs.
Finished product. Watching games will never feel the same again.

They’re lazy lady makers!

So cushy and cozy.

So inviting and relaxing.

They’re pretty much killing me.

Since we’re taking about the chairs...

Let’s talk about how anal meticulous Will is about our usage.

He’s making us rotate the chairs we sit in each night to make sure they all get “even wear.”

Real life.

In his defense, he’s waited years for these, so I kindly oblige without too much ribbing.

The only complaint is that sometimes in the rotation we sit on opposite ends (😂 ), and I’m
not a fan of that.

At all.

Friends in Low Places
I am so thankful for the beautiful godly people in my life. One of my dear sister friends completely shared in my heartache last week (see Friday’s post) as if she were going through it herself.

We sat on the phone and prayed together and cried together (actually, I didn’t cry. I ugly cried. I was glad we were on the phone so she couldn’t see the mascara everywhere and running nose. Ha!). God is so good to me, and giving me godly friends who love me and hurt with me when I’m sad, and are excited for me when things go well, is such icing on the cake.

When slight really means huge and probable

The weathermen in Oklahoma are killing me this storm season.

They have this new, improved, ever-so-helpful updated severe weather guide that’s supposed to depict a better understanding of the types/probability of storm risk in various areas.

Boo

When you see the words slight, what comes to mind?

I’m thinking like 25% chance or less, maybe?

Definitely not that you’re darn near guaranteed to have a storm (one with hail and occasional tornadoes). Which has pretty much happened every single time that stupid yellow “slight” risk is tagged for the metro.

I’m not sure if they’re tired of getting slack for claims they overreact too much or what, but basically when I see slight, I really see moderate these days.

You didn’t know I was such a weather “expert,” did you? Haha

Today’s TBT is courtesy of returning from church camp completely exhausted
Nap time for Britt & Carissa

Look at that little girl! Now she’s getting married!

That’s all today, sweets! Check in tomorrow for more fun! 

Thursday Things, 14 May 2015

Going crazy
So my site is completely crashing anytime I try to link a webpage to my post.

It’s inconvenient, and makes me want to scream.

I have no idea what’s causing it, and I apologize in advance for the big fat full link I’m about to post below. Ha!

Nacho Average Nachos

Yep. I’m over 30, and I really did just say that.

I made Will How Sweet’s carnita nachos last weekend.

(Not) health food.

Actually, I ate them too, sans meat (and bought cantina style tortilla chips instead of making my own).

They are ridiculous in the best way possible.

Total game day food.

Not healthy.

Not even close.

If you’re looking for an at-home treat meal, make it. You can thank me later.

(Here’s the full link http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/05/crispy-carnitas-oven-nachos-with-homemade-tortilla-chips/)

Aveeno Protect & Hydrate

It’s time to think about more comprehensive sun protection, and Aveeno’s Protect & Hydrate fits the bill.

I received a sample from Crowdtap and couldn’t wait to try it.

I don’t know about you, but during the summer, the less goo and stickiness, the better. I love that this stuff is a two in one and not only provides SPF, but ample moisture too.

Lunch Bunch

Girls, I’m so excited! I’m having lunch with two of my most favorite former coworker ladies tomorrow.  I haven’t seen one in a couple years (though we’ve kept in touch via email).

Im already trying to figure out how to keep our chat to just an hour so I can get back to work in time.

I can’t wait to see them, and I can’t even take it. Eeep!

TBT

Today’s TBT comes courtesy of the Poconos!

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That’s where we took our honeymoon and stayed in a totally fun newlywed suite. Good times!

Download This Song NOW

Song

Hillsong Touch the Sky

It’s my totally jam right now. Watch out if you’re in the car with me.

For real.

Download it. You won’t regret it. So so so good.

Wherein I turned 55 overnight
Soooo, I bought my first pair of old lady pants last week.

True story.

They’re pull on straight leg dress pants with a “flattering waistband for a slimmer look.”

In my defense, they had excellent reviews- and not just from grannies, either.

I bought them, stressed over them, tried them on, stared, took them off, stared at them on the bed…

Then I asked for honest opinions. My mom and sister said I was crazy. That they looked great and not granny-ish at all.

Will didn’t understand how dress slacks could have no zipper.

He was perplexed. He said the zipper thing like ten times.

Anyway, I decided to keep them. Just call me me-maw.

That’s it today. Any randomness you care to share?

Thursday Things, 7 May 2015

Last weekend Will found a snake in our driveway.

It’s not the first time this has happened. However, it was the first time something other than a garter snake was in our yard!

Yikes!🐍
That was no garter snake. It bowed up to Will and wouldn’t back down.

Real life.

Because we always go in pairs.
I walked in on someone using the restroom last week.

I’m not sure who was more embarrassed/annoyed- me or her.

In my defense, the door was marked “green” for empty and was not “red” for occupied, so it was open season.

Still… It’s a little awkward having to see that person in the finance review meeting after our tango in the bathroom. 😐

In too deep

Remember the garage sale I mentioned a few weeks ago?

I was right. Totally right. We’re a complete mess.

I have a feeling weeks later we’re going to realize there’s tons of stuff we should have sold but didn’t because we were too busy scrambling to get everything else together in preparation for the event.

Do you know how much work garage sales are?

Of course you do.

Whatever happened to putting everything in the lawn? Now you have to rent tables and get permits and all sorts of other red tape.

Say a prayer we score some serious cold hard cash.

Or at least get rid of Will’s DVD collection.

Street Outlaws
Soooo, I pretty much have a “celebrity” citing (?) every week.

I say “celebrity” citing with a question mark, because I’m not entirely sure people on a network reality show count?

It does, right? It totally does. They’re on national TV and have had multiple seasons.

Why would I even question it. Who do I think I am!?

Anyway, the Street Outlaws and I workout at the same gym, and apparently have for years.

On my Fridays off, they’re always there. My mom and dad are big fans of the show and always text me when they have a citing.

I’d never really watched it until recently, so I had no idea who was who.

So yeah. Fun fact.

If you’re a fan of the show I could probably score you an autograph between their bench press sets.

Things I need to learn

How to sew.

I needed very minor repairs on three pairs of work pants. However, since I can pretty much only sew a button (real life), I figured I better leave stitching a small hole to the professionals.

Turns out I would have been better on my own.

It was supposed to just take a week.

I went two weeks ago and she needed more time because of the prom rush.

I went the week after, and she had forgotten about me… And couldn’t find my clothes!

Insert the part where I completely internally freaked out in my mind while faking calm and order.

She said they were probably at her house, and she would call to confirm.

She never called.

She was closed over the weekend and thankfully called earlier this week and said she had my clothes.

Turns out they were done three weeks ago but every time she looked for the three items she never found them...because there were two black items and they looked like only one.

Sheesh.

Anyway, crisis averted. Sanity (mostly) intact.

Kindred hearts
I don’t have time in today’s post to tell you my story about kindred spirits and the Anne Shirleys in my life (perhaps I’ll explain one day).

However, I am compelled to share how incredibly blessed I am to have a friend with such a beautiful heart of God, obedient and tender to the Holy Spirit. So much so, that she has this unique ability to text me throughout the week when I need it most. I’m so blessed by those rare friendships, and even more blessed by Jesus and the fact that He loves me enough to show it in such beautiful people who share and love His word. Not to mention the beautiful quiet moments I get alone with Him, too!

This week’s TBT comes courtesy of Mother’s Day.

Brittny Flint-2 years old & Mom

I’m not a mom, and am not sure if I ever will be, but there are lots of moms I love, including this one...mine!

That’s it for today, beauties. Any randomness you care to share?

Have a wonderful day!

a link in the chain

When I first met Will, his keychain was nothing but a link.

As in a chain link.

I found it interesting, and asked him about it on one of our first outings.

What he told me stayed with me forever, long after he gave the link to a young adult who had recently surrendered to the ministry and needed the visual reminder.

I pray it stays with you today, too.

As he held up the smooth, shiny link he said,

“This is my reminder that we’re a link in the chain.

Sometimes we’ll never see that the seeds we’ve planted have bloomed into something fruitful. Other times, we get to play a role in harvesting the seeds someone else had planted.

We’re just a link in someone’s story. “

I completely loved him then and there, and love the visual reminder of the role we play in the lives of others.

Verses

The Bible is full of links in the chain that bring us the story of Christ.

From Boaz marrying Ruth, to a Shepard boy being crowned king. Story after story, link after link, God weaves the chains of his story to point us to Jesus.

Similarly, there’s lots of links that have pointed me to Jesus over the years.

When I think about my own life, there are several distinctive “links” that encouraged me in the Lord.

What’s funny is, sometimes you don’t even realize what a big link a person was in your life until years later.

I told Will just the other day what a big link brother Tony and miss Okie were in my life as a child.

At the time, they were just my Sunday school teachers. The ones that have me candy for memorizing scripture, verses I still remember even today.

Now that I’m an adult, I realize what a sacrifice it was for them to create a lesson and teach it to rowdy kids week in and week out.

But look at the harvest the Lord produced through their obedience!

Many of the rowdy kids they taught became Sunday school teachers of themselves!

They were in my life just a short time, but were a big link.

I think about Ken and Miss Kathy, Todd and Sonja, and Eric and April.

Just this morning I thought about Cindy, who opened her house up so we teenage girls could have a bible study together and dig deeper into the word. She had kids of her own to tend to, but loved the Lord so much and loved that teenage girls wanted to know Him more.

I think about crying my eyes out in the church parlor with her, struggling with doubts about my salvation and what a rock of reassurance she was by submitting to the Lord and letting Him speak through her.

I hadn’t thought about her in a long time.

Yet, when I stop and contemplate my spiritual growth over the years, the Lord brings countless names of the workers He sent to me over the years. That encouraged me and helped me grow in the Lord.

Nothing from their own power, but through their surrender to God.

So many, many names. So many, many stories.

I share just a handful of my links today to remind us both of a very important truth.

We are most certainly links in the chain for the lives of those around us whether we realize it or not.

Are we pointing people to Christ?

Are we investing in those around us?

Sometimes the smallest of gestures can be monumental to the overall chain in a person’s life.

It’s important our hearts are open to the Holy Spirit’s call, and that we are obedient to whatever He asks.

It’s important we realize we may not ever see how God worked in that person’s life.

We might be a seed planter and never hear how the story ends.  Other times, we reap the benefit of harvesting a crop planted long before.

Verses

We must never grow weary in our investment of others. It is the Lord who works in the hearts of others, it is our job to be obedient.

To be that link.

To share listening ears.

To buy that cup of coffee.

To teach that rowdy children’s Sunday school class.

To do whatever He asks in submission to His great glory.

Anything at all.

Verse

Thursday Things, 9 April 2015

Last Saturday I got to meet Marisa in person!

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When I found out she was going to be in Oklahoma I jumped at the chance to meet (because when is anyone ever in Oklahoma that doesn’t already live here!?).

We’ve been friends since The Nest days, so it was exciting to actually meet after all these years.

We had breakfast at Chick-Fil-A and talked for hours. It’s funny how natural conversation can come even from only knowing someone online. It was like we were old friends catching up, and I suppose that’s what we are!

Around the Corner
My big 32nd is right around the corner.

When did I get so old and grownup!?

Will’s parents came up to celebrate early and left me with a big, fat strawberry cake with vanilla frosting.

Early birthday cake

It’s made with fresh strawberries and diet sprite instead of oil and eggs (at my request. I’m the only person crazy enough to want that for their birthday cake) so it’s healthy, right?

I’ll be hanging out with Will and my parents this weekend, so more celebration to follow.

And by celebration, I mean unhealthy food. Ha!

In honor of 32...
I think we need a TBT pic today.

This one comes courtesy of my sweet 16.

Brittny checking out the food for her sweet 16 party

Remember the days when we used to go to tanning beds religiously and not worry about skin cancer?

Good times (except not).

My parents threw me a surprise party. Such a kind act. Maybe I’ll tell you that story one day.

There’s always a story.

Couch-less Potatoes
Sooo, we bought a couple couches last year to replace the hand me downs my parents graciously gave us when we moved back from Kuwait.

Actually, we kept the love seat, but got rid of the couch.

It was kind of a sad day. Will and I spent a lot of quality (haha) time watching tv and napping on that couch, even before we got married!

I was a little sad to see it go.

The Littles were sad too. We don’t let them get on the leather furniture, but they had free reign on the old couches, so they were sad to see them gone, too!

So yeah. Kind of the end of an era.

Road Tripping
With all these trips with Will’s parents to check out RVs, I’m kind of read to be old enough to retire and explore the good old U S of A too!

More RV fun with the inlaws

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to fast forward life. However, I now totally get the appeal of buying a pull behind and seeing the nation.

Totally down for that in 2035.

Spring Cleaning
The office is done!

Now onto our bedroom closet.

It’s long overdue.

That’s our project for a few hours this weekend.

The fun of being an adult.

Fanning the Flames

I almost lost my mind last weekend at the gym.

I was the only one in the cardio section. I didn’t plan on washing my hair that day, so I didn’t want to completely sweat buckets.

As such, I turned on the fan and hopped on the elliptical.

Unspoken gym etiquette, at least at my gym, is that most people ask those already in the cardio room if they’d be agreeable to the fan being turned off.

Never just turning it off.

Ten minutes into my workout, a kid came into the room, turned off the fan, and started running on the treadmill right in front of me.

I almost lost my mind.

I usually don’t get bothered by that sort of thing… But I did that day!

“Do you want to blow dry all the sweat out of my hair since you decided to turn the fan off!?!!” I wanted to scream. ask kindly.

He was watching SpongeBob Squarepants, which only made me madder.

Which made me workout harder.

Which made me sweat all the more.

Which defeated the purpose of trying not to sweat too much.

Frustrating.

And yes, I did end up washing my hair.
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That’s it for today, sweets! Check in tomorrow!

WIOW: Spring Playlist!

I love keeping things fresh with my workout playlists, and lucky for us there’s always lots of good and positive music continually released!

I’ve talked about the influence of music in my life, and one major way for me to stay focused is through listening to uplifting music during my workout.

I wanted to share my current workout playlist in hopes it might inspire an excellent workout the next time you hit the gym. Not only that, but it also might leave you feeling more positive too!

Playlist

Stop by tomorrow for Thursday Things. All the randomness. 

Looking to Jesus When We Feel Forgotten

A couple of years ago, I participated in an online fitness gift exchange.

I was fortunate enough to be paired with a beautiful Cali girl. From the moment we “met” I was intrigued with her SoCal life.

With passion for fitness, travel, friends, and fun, she was always doing something interesting.

From the moment we engaged, I knew God brought us together for a reason.

My friend has an inspiring story of overcoming health challenges in her 20s and eventually living a regular 30 something’s life.

Unfortunately, though, over a year ago she suffered a serious relapse and has battled severe sickness ever since.

There are good days, and there are bad days.

Lots of doctors appointments.

False hope.

Good news.

Bad news.

“Let’s try this.”

“Let’s try that.”

At first, it was all about praying, and encouraging, and positivity.

I threw all the verses in the world at her about overcoming, faith, and hope.

We prayed, we encouraged, we hoped, and we waited.

Days turned to weeks, weeks to months, and months to years.

It’s been a painful process.

This girl, this “stranger” I don’t even really know is so often on my heart.

We text throughout the week, and I pray for her every time she comes to my heart, which is often these days.

She’s so beautiful, young, and good hearted. Why is she going through all of this!?

Trust me, I know the Sunday school answers. I’ve used them a million times, even with her.

I don’t discount them. I believe them. Though in very different circumstances, I have also lived them.

Yet, I often struggle to know what to offer or say when we text. I feel hopeless to offer hope some days, even though I know God is present. Even though I know God never promised life would always be easy.

A couple of weeks ago, in a midst of frustration over the situation, I told God I don’t even know what to say to her anymore.

She feels hopeless and her faith is shaking. I hate knowing these things. I hate knowing she feels abandoned by God, and I feel like all my answers don’t offer much comfort.

I didn’t sense any answer or guidance from God during this prayer, so I just asked for help.

As I continued in Isaiah, I read chapter 49 earlier this week about Israel’s captivity. 

They felt abandoned and forgotten.

But look what God says. The imagery is so beautiful.

Verse

God could not and would not ever forget his people. They could be abandoned by even the mother who bore them, but God would never forsake them.

It’s not His nature. He has called us by name, and we belong to Him if He is our Savior.

Isaiah 50 reminds us of Jesus. God, who became man, is able to completely empathize with us.

He feels our hurts and is able to comfort the weary.

Verse

A lightbulb seemed to go off. I will never be able to offer the comfort or hope my friend needs.

I could throw all the encouragement in the world her way, and while that might brighten a day a little, it’s not going to make her whole. It won’t heal her heart.

I need to be pointing people to Jesus, the ultimate encourager.

I realize it’s a no brainer, but for so long I thought that’s what I was doing.

The truth is, I was trying with my own might. Trying in my own power to offer godly encouragement.

I can’t heal a heart that feels forsaken, but Jesus can. It’s only through sharing truth and allowing His spirit to work, that true healing can begin.

I’m done striving for something I will never be able to attain in my own power. I will rest in Him and allow Him to use me however he desires to point others back to Him.

Praying for my friend, and praying for you.

If you feel lost it abandoned, know that surely you are not.

All Things Christmas 2014

Let’s talk Christmas stuff today.

About how I love Christmas and all the trappings. From the commercials, to the stores, to the cookies at my parent’s house, the candlelight services, advent studies, and everything in between.

We all have family traditions and favorites and I would LOVE to hear yours!

Feel free to share below in the “share the love” section.

We’ve had lots of traditions over the years.

Some have stuck, some have changed, and some have only recently been adopted.

I would love to do a Christmas post devoted to aaallll the Christmas things, but today’s post is devoted only to all things Christmas for 2014.

Which will be enough.

We have a few things coming up this month that I’m very much looking forward to, and feel the need to share on the blog.

Sorry. smile

Because of all these changes I keep talking about (and not sharing!), Will and I opted to minimize Christmas stress wherever possible.

That meant we opted not to go to our company Christmas parties. While super fun (I enjoy them way more than Will), our time is valuable and important so I opted to give that one up in favor of more time with family (and taking care of all these changes that I keep talking about but not talking about).

We also opted to do a joint Christmas present early next year.

We’ve always done joint Christmas presents with each other, and I love that we do this instead of buying each other presents.

Will is impossible to buy for.

Even with no Christmas parties, there’s still lots of fun in store.

We are attending The Nutcracker with my parents this year!

Funny side story.

I think I realized just how much Will liked me back in 2002 when he skipped an OU game to take me to The Nutcracker and acted like it was no big deal.

We both know it was a big deal.

That guy bleeds Crimson and cream!

Anyway, we’re going again, 12 years later, and I’m looking forward to it.

We will also enjoy some of the gorgeous lights and decorations downtown OKC.

We also love going to the movies this time of year.

I’m the annoying person that whips out my not-so-quiet carrot sticks and proceeds to eat them at the worst ever time.

During quiet scenes when you need to pay attention.

All of a sudden you hear, “Snap! Crunch. Crunch.Crunch.”

I’m sorry.

I don’t mean to eat at the worst times, but it often happens.

Anyway, Will isn’t a carrot stick smuggler.

He’s all about the movie theater popcorn.

Understandably.

It’s delicious.

Every Christmas, our theatre has deals on refillable drink cups and popcorn buckets you can buy and use for the following year.

It’s a must-do in the B-Love house, so we’ll be making a stop to the theatre at some point so Will can buy his tub.

Speaking of movies, here’s a fun fact.

My sweet Will had never seen It’s a Wonderful Life in its entirety until just a few years ago.

Real life.

Now it’s among his top favorite movies.

Naturally.

That’s on the to do list, too.

Oh, and while we’re at it, if you haven’t seen it, you should! 

Now.

As for Christmas music this year, I typically alternate between Pandora’s Christmas Radio and their Christmas Choral Classic stations.

Something about Christmas makes me adore the choral classics. I can rock around the Christmas tree with the best of them (um, and I totally do), but I can’t beat a beautiful rendition of my favorite Christmas hymns.

My family also had a yearly tradition of going out to eat together sometime the week of Christmas, followed by a huge tour of Christmas lights!

There are some fantastic public displays in OKC, as well as in neighborhoods. We hit them all.

Now that we’re responsible old, P and I opted to simply do a $20 stocking challenge for each other’s gifts this year.

Oddly enough, I had a blast with it! I think this will be a new tradition. You might be surprised at the good stuff you can get with only $20.

My mom kills me with baked goods.

This is a yearly tradition, however this year I hope to take some time while I’m off to help bake.

You know, seeing as how all I usually contribute is my appetite for delicious Christmas cookies.

Layla has been my mom’s helper this week, and I can only hope to live up to her superior stirring (and testing!) skills.

Speaking of Layla, can I please just tell you how much fun she’s been, especially this time of year!?

That is all.

While Will and I are ever-mindful of advent, we’ve never really done anything on our own for it aside from church stuff.

This year I bought candles to light for each week and have been doing an advent study. I have been so very blessed by it.

It’s a story I’ve read a million times, but when I quiet myself and really think on God’s love for humanity and how I need to love others, it reminds me why I even put up my dang decorations in the first place.

To celebrate Him.

If you haven’t done an advent study, I would definitely encourage you to do so. It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas (because, let’s face it, it’s kind of wonderful).

However, I cannot express the value of quieting yourself amidst the hustle and bustle to really contemplate the meaning of Christmas and the beauty of its simplicity.

I don’t know about you, but that simplicity can get drowned out by the tissue paper, cookies, movies, and Pandora music.

Oh friends, it probably clear to see I truly do find Christmas to be the most wonderful time of the year!

Thanks for letting me share some of the things I’m looking forward to this year.

I would absolutely love to hear some of the things you’re excited about this year. Share away! ❤️

WIOW: Let’s Work Out!

Let’s workout together today.

We’ll meet at the gym and you’ll bring some great beats to keep us in the zone.

I’ll make green monsters for two while we lie on the floor in a puddle of sweat and tears.

It’ll be straight up fun. smile

Here’s the workout I’m going to do Sunday.

A full upper body resistance workout with cardio included.

Everything gets done back to back quickly without rest (but with good form!).

We can also make this as long or short as we want.

I vote we make it a long one.

(How are we going to lie on the floor in a puddle of sweat and tears if we don’t!?)

Ready?

After we warmup ( please don’t make me run!), away we go!

-15 push-ups
-15 bicep curls
-15 lat pulldowns
-3 min jog
-15 triceps push downs
-15 shoulder presses
-15 leg raises
-5 minutes HIIT elliptical
-15 push-ups
-15 suicide runs

-1minute rest

-Repeat 2-3 times

Whew.

You were great!

Here’s a quick printer friendly version incase you want to. smile

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Now let’s go grab our protein shake and discuss Christmas cookies. smile

posted in Lucy & Ethel,Health & Fitness bullet permalink bullet 12.10.2014

The Snowy One & Look Ahead

Oh my,where do I even start!?

You know how your kids get overwhelmed with glee about things and string incoherent sentences about various elements regarding each excitable topic!?

Yeah, that’s me.

Sure, it’s Monday, but next week is Thanksgiving!

We just have to tackle this giant and challenging week ahead of us to get to a short week of family, relaxation, ridiculously delicious food, and sweet bliss.

Whew.

Can we please get excited!?

Thanks.

Sooo I want to tell you about how much it snowed.

In Oklahoma.

In November (because it never happens).

However I think we should start with Friday and lead up to the white stuff.

Friday.

Oh my stars.

So, Will is a huge Garth Brooks fan.

Like super big man crush.

Back in the 90s my guy had boots, tight jeans, and a fancy cowboy hat.

Um he even had a license plate cover that said “Kountry.”

With a K.

Real life.

Thank God the good Lord intercepted our paths after this phase.

Anyway, while the boots and hat have been retired, his life for Garth stuck.

You may know he is touring again. He will be in Tulsa in January, and tickets went on sale Friday morning.

They sold out in minutes, but Will managed to score tickets.

Incase your wondering, he’s happy in a scary way right now.

Like, I want him to dial it back a little.

Anyway, that’s how Friday started.

Friday night was busy. We got our cars detailed last week, so we had to rush to the shop to pick them up before they closed. Then it was off to run a few more errands.

The rest of the evening was quiet and relaxing.

Saturday was tons o fun! Will and his friends scheduled a big paintball outing weeks ago, so that’s what he did almost all day.

Check out this mean mug.

Paintball face

I had big plans for the day, too.

I did a crazy leg circuit complete with cardio, too.

After getting cleaned up, I headed to my sister’s house to make chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes with her and Layla!

Only… I mis-measured one of the ingredients, which led to super thick pancakes that didn’t flip easily.

Pumpkin pancake massacre

Or at all.

Sooo we made delicious muffins instead!

So so so good.

The save: delicious pumpkin muffins

I spent the rest of the morning hanging out there and enjoying time with the girls I love.

Beyond blessed by this smiley gal

I came home early that afternoon and did laundry and a few other not so exciting chores.

Will got home, grinning from ear to ear. It’s an understatement to say he had a good time. He had a blast!

He was tired from his strenuous day dodging paintballs, so we stayed in and watched some college football.

We watched the news and knew snow was in the forecast, so we decided to sleep in and go to a later church service, or do church online if it looked like it was going to be slick.

I set my alarm for 6:30 to get up and workout.

Yeah… I didn’t get up until 8:30!

It’s been a long time since I’ve slept so late, but it felt wonderful.

We tuned on the TV to catch the weather and decided to stay in for the day.

Oh my, it was fantastic.

Snow day! ❄️

Sure, I’d get stir crazy if I had to do it for several days, but snow days are the bees knees in my book.

The only thing better would have been if work was cancelled today smile

We watched church service online and spent the rest of the day completely nesting. I made a giant lot of soup for the week, and we just hung out and were “forced” to relax. I’ll take it!

I even sneaked in a workout at home, leaving me feeling quite accomplished. Haha

So now we are back to Monday. A long week, and I have a full plate.

The good news is that I’ve got some fun stuff lined up.

Here’s a look at what’s ahead this week:

Tuesday Things
Thanksgiving Prep Workout
November Ipsy
Ezra Ten (the last chapter!)

Here’s to a good day and happy thoughts for next week! 

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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