Friday Favorites!

This is my first Friday Favorites post! My heart is just overwhelmed with love and happiness right now, so I thought it is time to share some favorites now that my family of five is complete with an awesome husband, amazing stepson, hilarious toddler, and sweet newborn. I’ve been reading and loving all of the Friday Favorite posts by Andrea, Narci, and Erika for months now, so now it’s time for me to join the fun and post my favorites of the week!


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Soaking Up the Sun… And Daughter :)

A little over a week ago, I got some really great advice about this little bundle of joy who is due in two weeks now (but could arrive any day). The advice though is actually about my firstborn, my daughter Zara. I was told that while the newborn is going to need me full-time, with holding, nursing, rocking, burping, cuddling, loving, etc… that my 18-month-old is going to all of a sudden seem big and old enough to do things on her own and not need me as much anymore. But it is important for me to remember that she is still a baby, she is still dependent on me, and she is going to need me even more. While this is really great advice and a good reminder for me to hear, it made me sad. It made me realize that I am really going to miss this alone time I have right now with my daughter. I don’t want her to feel left out or neglected or forgotten at all. So since receiving that great advice, I have been making it a point to focus heavily on her and go on a lot of fun adventures together. Last week was a hot week weather-wise, so I was soaking up a lot of sun… and time with my daughter.  Continue reading

Fun in the Sun Friday!

It’s truly amazing what the sunshine does for your mind, body and soul! At least mine anyway 🙂 I am just loving this weather we’re having! Happy summer!!

Zara and I started this Friday with a fun Stroller Strides class, complete with a water play date afterwards. She was a little young last summer to really enjoy the water activities, but she is all over it this summer!! Redmond Town Center, where we have our Stroller Strides classes, has a “splash area” for the kids, so a group of us went over there after class to let the kids enjoy this summertime weather!

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Stroller Strides on the waterfront

This week, our Redmond/Kirkland FIT4MOM group started offering classes back on the Kirkland waterfront! On Tuesdays and Thursdays from now and throughout the summer, we will have morning Stroller Strides classes at Marina Park in Kirkland. There will still be Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes in Redmond, as well as Fit4Baby and Body Back in the studio. And even though I’ve had to take a step back from Running Club (cue the tear rolling down my cheek), they are meeting at a new spot on the trail in Woodinville as well. What all of these location options mean is variety and changes of scenery, which I LOVE!! We are on day four this week, and I’ve already done five workouts! Two Stroller Strides on the waterfront, a Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre at Redmond Town Center and the trail, and a Fit4Baby class in the studio. What an awesome week, and I’ve still got another class tomorrow and then a Color Run 5K on Saturday! But let’s get to those fun Kirkland waterfront pictures…  Continue reading