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Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, And Our Anniversary

Hello, all! Yesterday marked 24 weeks in my pregnancy. I can’t believe on Thanksgiving day I will officially be in the 3rd trimester. Ahhh!!!

I am starting to get some bad pains in my back and exhaustion is no joke. Not to mention the bladder that ALWAYS feels full! Lol!!! BUT….I love feeling my little bean kicking and seeing my belly grow. Pregnancy really is amazing.

I had a really great week of food and fitness, so here is the recap…

MONDAY:

The day started with an upper body workout class at my gym. It is hard to get motivated to take classes, but I am always happy when I go.

Dinner was chicken legs in the air fryer! If you don’t have an air fryer, they are awesome. Food cooks so fast and is always delicious. We also had asparagus and some chips.

TUESDAY:

The weather was so nice so I went for a jog after work. The pressure on my bladder is pretty bad at this point, so I only did a mile. I also did some other cardio exercises after the jog.

Dinner was pasta with ground turkey. YUMMMM!!!

WEDNESDAY:

Not only was it Halloween, but it was our 3 year wedding anniversary! Just a couple favorites from our wedding!

After work, I did a short barre workout before my husband came home early from work. We exchanged gifts before heading out to dinner. My pretty flowers!

We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and enjoyed spending the evening chatting.

I love their bread.

I had shrimp tacos.

After dinner, we came home and watched Netflix until bed.

THURSDAY:

The day started with a spin class. I haven’t been to one in so long and only stayed half the class, but it felt so good!!

Dinner was leftovers thrown together because I worked late and wanted something easy when I got home.

I ate while watching This Is Us.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at my gym. It felt great, especially since I haven’t taken this class in so long.

I grabbed Starbucks and they have their holiday cups out now! Yay! So festive.

After work, my husband and I going to make pizzas and just relax. My nephew is coming tomorrow and spending the night! I can’t wait to see him.

Have a great weekend, everyone! With love,

Carly

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Thursday Thoughts-Another Year Older And My Goals

Hello, everyone! I am officially on spring break from work and I am SO happy about it! We leave for Nashville tomorrow to visit my cousin and kick off break. Whooo!!!

After work today, a few co-workers and I went to a wine tasting, and my work bestie asked me what my goals were for this next year of my life. It is crazy to think that next year I will be 30. Wasn’t I just 16 and driving for the first time?!

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and here are my goals for this next year of my life:

1) Take More Risks- I have always stayed within my comfort zone, but I am learning that good things come to risk takers. I took a risk on a part time online teaching job and got it, so I would like to keep this going with my full time career.

2) Be Patient With Pregnacy- My pregnancy journey hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be, but I trust in God’s timing.

3) Continue To Work On Body Positivity-This is something I have struggled with for many years. It’s not always easy, but I want to love every bit of myself.

4) Pray More-I have finally found a church that I love, but I want to spend more time praying and doing devotions.

5) Make New Recipes-I have always loved cooking, but I want to get back into making new recipes of my own.

6) Coninue Setting Goals For MyselfI hope to make new goals throughout the year.

Well, there you have it! What are some of your goals?! I’d love to hear!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

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Wedding Pictures

Hello, everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you love birds. I know this holiday can be a little cliche, but I don’t care because I love opportunities to make my husband feel extra special.

In honor of love, I thought I’d share some of our wedding pictures since I didn’t have a blog at that time.

OCTOBER 31, 2015

My husband helping our nephew (ring bearer) with his boutineer. Heart-melting.

Before the ceremony we exchanged letters, but didn’t see each other.

The whole wedding party! I love this one.

This was during his brother’s best man speech. It was hilarious!

Later into the reception we brought out props and they were a big hit!

I love reminiscing on this day! I love this guy with all of my heart!!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

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To My Husband On Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary 

I’m warning you all now, this post is going to be pretty mushy. 

Sweetheart, 

Two years ago, in front of our friends and families, we got married on a beautiful fall day. 

I will never forget the look on your face or the tears in your eyes.

The day was perfect. Full of laughter, happy tears, a whole lot of dancing, and a room full of love. 

My life continues to get better with you by my side. Thank you for constantly treating me like I deserve the world. I love being your travel partner, your dinner date, your T.V. watching partner, and your best friend. You are the epitome of the perfect man. You are my fairytale come true and I thank God daily for you. 

So, here is to us and a lifetime of memories to come. I love you today and forever. 

Love,

Wifey 

Now here are some pictures of us:

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To My Dad In Heaven

Here’s to you, dad.

5 years ago I witnessed you take your last breath, and my life was forever changed. I struggled putting the pieces of my life back together, hell, I still do, but I have made a lot of progress. I promise to work hard and  make you proud. 

So, dad, here’s to you. 

To the man who taught me how to ride a bike.

To the man who taught me how to be respectful. 

To the man that held me in his lap.

To the man who taught me the beauty in being reserved.

To the man that trained me for my first half marathon. 

To the man who worked hard to provide for his family. 

To the man who always made me laugh.

To the man who showed me what love was.

To the man who faught cancer with everything he had.

To the man who wasn’t physically at my wedding, but I could feel in spirit.


To the man who is no longer on this earth, but still very much alive in my heart.

Here’s to you.

I will always be your little girl. I love you with every bit of my heart and miss you every single day.

Happy Father’s Day!