Last night I had the sweetest time with my three grown sons, David, Caleb, & Jacob, at my house, along with Jacob’s girlfriend, Caitlinn. 👫💕
Caitlinn had read my book and wanted to learn more about my life. As we went through our old photo albums I ended up telling them all the juiciest parts of the teenage, angst-filled love story between my kid’s father and I and some fun stories about our wedding day.
Then today, my two grown up girls, Kristina and Hannah, and I went to lunch at a Japanese restaurant. 👭💕
I ended up also telling them the stories about their dad’s and my wedding day and our first two years as newlyweds, including some girltalk about our honeymoon and our life in Okinawa, Japan.
Most that know me (or us) know that my 17 year marriage to David didn’t stand the test of time, and that my kid’s dad passed away just over two years ago.
It was such a sweet thing for me to be able to remember and relay the stories of the years when David and I were young and life was so much less complicated. ... See MoreSee Less
I basically lived my best life last night at the RISE 90's ALL WOMEN Hip Hop themed dance party.
Forget about the fact that I'm almost 50(!) and during the actual 1990's I was either pregnant and/or nursing a baby the ENTIRE DECADE so basically that decade of music is 100% lost on me. Whatever, man.
I danced like my life depended on it, and if you've seen me "basic white girl" dancing, you know I did not mess around. When it comes to dancing, #MamaDontPLAY.
FOUR AND A HALF HOURS STRAIGHT. I stopped moving to have a few side convos and post video to my Insta Story so go watch it before it goes away! I also stopped to refill my glass with ice water to replenish my sweat glands. They say that sweating removes impurities from your body, so basically I was THE MOST PURE I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
I was so drenched in sweat I could wring it out of my hair. Sorry for that visual, but it was necessary to explain just how much I lived my best life last night.
I'm grateful for EVERY SINGLE SQUAT I have ever done at Crossfit these past two years because when the song says, "...low, low, low, low..." and you are at a RISE Dance Party YOU. GO. LOW. The miracle is that once I got low I COULD GET BACK UP AGAIN. #blessit
Rachel said, "Leave it all on the dance floor," and so I did.
Walking the 0.20 miles back to the hotel after midnight was the longest walk of my life BECAUSE MY FEET, BACK, LEGS, basically my whole body ached and rebelled against it and wanted me to Uber. This morning was a struggle getting out of bed and I get up and sit down slower than usual.
This almost-50-year-old should really live her best life more often so my body isn't in so much shock when I do.
I have until JUNE 2019 to get ready for the next RISE Dance Party...I mean RISE Conference...hosted by Rachel Hollis and Rise.co in Minneapolis.