Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Birth and a Birthday Party

Hello! A lot has happened since I talked to you last.

First, my sister had a beautiful baby boy on Thursday morning. His name is Bauer Blaine and he is perfect.

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Jessie was induced on Wednesday night and I set my alarm super early on Thursday so I could be there just in case something happened. I was the first of the family to arrive at 5 am and she was dilated to a 5. My sister asked if I wanted to stay in the room for the delivery and I couldn’t say yes fast enough. A few hours later she was ready to push and watching that baby come into this world was one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. 

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Then, watching my sister and brother-in-law (who I love) introduce my niece and nephew (who I absolutely adore) to their little brother (who I instantly fell in love with) was such a privilege and I couldn’t stop crying. 

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There aren’t many days in life that that day and I want to remember it forever.

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Speaking of births, we celebrated Ina’s 3rd birthday yesterday. 

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Her birthday technically isn’t until December 2nd, but planning something between Thanksgiving and Christmas is not fun, so I cheated. 

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We rented out the same bounce house place as last year and all the kids loved it. I knew I made a good choice when the only time the kids stopped playing was to run to their parents, red faced and sweaty, and ask for a drink.

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We had a nacho bar, which was great because it could all be prepped the night before and was a very affordable, yet delicious and customizable, way to feed 60+ people.

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(Me: What was your favorite part about your birthday? Ina: The CAKE!)

Ina was spoiled beyond belief with presents and once again we were reminded of how incredibly blessed our family is with loved ones. 

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And because it is Sunday, here is my plan for the week:



  • Sunday: rest
  • Monday: T25 core cardio
  • Tuesday: T25 upper focus
  • Wednesday: T25 Speed 2.0
  • Thursday: T25 Rip’t Circuit
  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: T25 Dynamic Core

I hope you have a blessed week!

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