Friday, October 31, 2014

Anniversary Weekend Recap [Hello Bloggy Friends!]

Hello everyone!  I’m thrilled to be back to blogging, and I can’t wait to catch up on all your fabulous posts!  Before I get into today’s post, I want to give you a heads up that there will be BIG news on the blog next week!  I’m talking BIG, so make sure you stop by 🙂

Adam and I celebrated our fifth anniversary with a weekend trip to Ocean Isle and Oak Island, NC.  We’ve had nights away from C before, but never for more than 24 hours.  For our anniversary, my parents kept C so Adam and I had a 72 toddler-free hours!  Three whole days!  We missed C tons, but thankfully we were able to FaceTime and he was thrilled to spend the weekend with his grandparents.

So what did Adam and I do with our kid-free time?  Well, we slept.  We ate.  We went to the beach.  And that’s about it!  Our plan was to make no plans, so we could just decide what we wanted to do when we wanted.  Turns out what we really wanted to do was nothing… And it was amazing!

Here are some photos from our weekend getaway!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I’ve missed everyone in blog-land and am so happy to be back.  Don’t forget to pop over on Monday for BIG news! 🙂

Where is your favorite weekend getaway?
If you’re a parent, what’s the longest you’ve been away from your kids?
How did you spend your last anniversary?

Monday, October 6, 2014

When Mom Needs A Time Out [a blogging hiatus]

Happy Monday, my lovely readers!  I don’t really know how to start today’s post, so I’m just going to go for it…

I’m taking a little time off from Fit Pink Mom– a bit of a time out.  A hiatus.  This isn’t the end of Fit Pink Mom, and it isn’t the beginning of the end.  It’s just a bit of a break.

Things around here have been a little crazy lately.  I catch myself thinking of great post ideas, but I rarely have time to sit down for some quality writing time.  In September I started scaling back.  I hoped posting a little less would feel more manageable.  Unfortunately, I still found myself slightly panicked on Sunday evenings, scrambling to get posts scheduled. 

I started blogging last year to connect with others.  Since then I’ve formed genuine friendships with many amazing bloggers.  I’ve been fortunate enough to meet several in person.  I love blogging, and it’s because I love blogging I need this little time out.

It won’t be long– just a few weeks at most.  I’m hoping this time will give me a chance to focus on my family, get in some quality workouts, and plan the next steps for Fit Pink Mom.

I miss all of you already and can’t wait to catch up when I get back!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scenes From Our Wedding [9.12.09]

Our fifth anniversary was last month, but since our anniversary shares C’s birthday, we’re just now getting around to celebrating.  We got married on September 12, 2009 at The Matthews House in Downtown Cary.  Here are some of my favorite photos from our wedding day!

Getting ready… I used to be such a Diet Coke junkie!

I wore my mom’s pearls.  My dad gave them to her on their wedding day.  I also showed some pirate love with my ECU garter.

Instead of a Unity Candle, we chose to tie God’s Knot.  It is based on Ecclesiastes 4:12.

Almost time!

Adam and I praying during the ceremony.

Our first kiss as husband and wife!

Adam and I in front of the Matthew’s House in Downtown Cary.

My bouquet and our rings.

Adam and I leaving the reception.

Where did you get married?  What do you remember most about your wedding day?
What was the last wedding you attended like?
What would be your ideal anniversary celebration?
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