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I am a full-time working mom from North Alabama. I love my family, my friends, and my God!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Happenings 

It's been a busy week at the Harrison house. It always seems to take me a good two weeks or so to recover from vacation and get back in the swing of things but I think I've about got it all together again. And can we take a moment to figure out what happened to June? It seems like it just stared and it's already over! 

We've had fun celebrating friends, playing outside, having fun at volleyball camp, and just enjoying the summer.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays 01

If you know me at all, you know that I am all about living a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy working out and I try to eat fairly good but let's be honest... life happens and that doesn't always happen. So I wanted to start a little "series" here on my blog to help my stay accountable and motivated as well as maybe helping someone else along the way. I love sharing ideas and helping others so what's a better place to do that than here in my little spot of the internet.

I have been super inconsistent with running and exercising and I know how important it is to me to fit that in my life more.  I have always been pretty active and fitness and wellness have always been a huge part of my life.  It is something I enjoy working towards and I really want to focus on it to reach some BIG goals. I am in a few groups on Facebook that are really motivating and helpful but there is just something about documenting it that will make me try just a little bit harder.

I know I have said it before but I am a bit of a quitter… I often make plans and set goals and give up on them way too easily.  I struggle with self discipline and accountability to myself.  My overall goal is get back into the best shape of my life.  I will have to work hard but I know I can get there. I am not so much focused on a number on the scale but I am focused on feeling great and being fit and healthy.

You probably won't see many (as in any) posts of me here in my undergarments posed up in front of a camera or lots of stats about my weight and measurements.  I am the world’s worst critic when it comes to my body (not something that I am proud of) but I am just not comfortable sharing some of those details. Everything just doesn't belong on the internet right?  

I try not to critique and fuss about my body in front of my kids because I want them to understand that it is important that we take care of our bodies but I also want them to understand that there is more to beauty than being thin and skinny and sadly, I am not so sure I have done the best job of reflecting that with my actions. I am going to strive to be better about that. I have friends all the time that tell me how skinny and healthy I am and as much as I appreciate those compliments, I know that I am not where I want to be physically.  I know many people would kill to be my size or have my tall frame but I also know that my body is capable of being much more fitter and my health definitely has room for improvement.  I am doing this for me and I am starting NOW!

So please come join me every week for some Wellness Wednesday posts where I will dish about my running, my workouts, my food, and just anything health and fitness related that's on my mind.

Sorry for the long wordy post but here are my goals for this week:
- T25 5 Days
- Run 3 Days
- 90/10 Clean Eating
- No more than one soda or sweet beverage per week.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eight Years

Every year when I go to type another milestone post, I can't help but stop and think about just how fast it all goes by!  Eight years has passed since we said I do and I seriously feel like it was just yesterday.  We have grown up A LOT in these past eight years.  We have gone from two clueless kids coming from mama's house who didn't know how to make a budget, clean a house, or cook a meal that wasn't from a box to two successful and determined adults raising two of the most amazing little people in this world.  And I am so thankful we got to go through it all and learn all of that together.  

So here we are, eight years later.  We wake up, drink coffee, and go to work each day.  We come home, cook dinner, and do our chores.  We play Barbies and we build playgrounds.  We play doctor and teacher and justice of the peace. We read and we exercise... for fun?! What?!  We travel and we explore and we soak in every moment together.  We cherish these days and this season of our life together, yet we still look forward to the future because each year just keeps getting better and better.  


Monday, June 19, 2017

Beachin' 2017

After our super crazy week full of VBS, recital, and ER excitement, we were in very much in need of a vacation!  We spent the last week at one of our most favorite places ever.  We filled our week with lazy days reading and playing on the beach, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and eating lots of seafood.  It rained and few days and we had to be a little extra careful with HC's stitches but she didn't let that slow her down too much.  We all still had a really great trip.    

We love going to Orange Beach every year and I find myself planning our next visit as soon as we leave every time.  The girls love to go and it just makes me so sad to think how much they grow and change with each trip.













































Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Daily Dime - June

I am linking up with some fun bloggers for The Daily Dime link up today.  I so love a good day in the life post so this is so much fun for me to join in.  I also really love looking back on my days so I am excited to join in on something to maybe help me stay a little more consistent with documenting my days.

Wednesday, June 13th…

My early riser woke me up all ready for the day.  I fixed my coffee and some breakfast and headed out to the porch to do my devotional and chat with Hadley and Heather for a bit while the others slept in.  I so love my little morning chats with Hadley.  She is the world’s greatest talker and she definitely entertains me with her stories.


It was a bit cloudy and rainy so we just hung out in the condo for a little bit before loading up everything to head down to the beach.  The girls loved playing on the beach.  Hunter Claire couldn’t get her stitches in the water but she loooved hanging out on the edge and in the sand.  Hadley decided she wasn’t scared of the ocean anymore and played mermaid all day long.





While the little ones entertained themselves, I tried to catch up on a little bit of reading.  I was so happy when Karen Kingsbury’s latest Baxter family book came in the mail just the day before we left so I could take it with me.  There is nothing better than reading a good love story on the beach!


We stayed on the beach a little later since we got a late start but finally decided to head in to clean up for dinner.  We went to The Steamer for dinner that night and we all shared the Little Lagoon Steamer Tray.  It was probably one of the my favorite meals all week.  I love steamed seafood and their oysters were the best!

Uncle Jay entertained the girls while we waited with an old YouTube video of his 1989 debut on Country Rover during his mullet wearing pet shop working days.  Hadley was so proud and talked the rest of the week about how her uncle knew all about pets because he used to work at a pet store!

After dinner, the girls wanted their picture made by the “baby pineapple tree” so we took a few photos before heading to the Arcade for a bit (which I managed to not a get a single picture from).  Hadley hit the jackpot on one game so we got to cash in our tickets for a Barbie mermaid, a mood ring, and some candy.  HC just kept saying “thank you for taking me to win this mermaid” the rest of the night and I have heard Hadley talk about hitting jackpot at least 4678 times.


It was a very typical “beach day” for us!  Lots of playing, relaxing, chatting, and eating!

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