Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Next Chapter.....

So since I have been a baby making machine the past 5 years I truly wanted to focus on me a little bit after I had Sam, most importantly to just find myself again and get my body back. Okay its not fully mine yet since Sam still breastfeeds but you get my point. I have honestly been pregnant or nursing for 6 years. Its a tad insane to look back at all of it and I am oh so blessed so don't think I am bitching or moaning in any way. I am just excited to get back to normal clothing and actually workout again. I know I could have worked out during pregnancy but I was much too busy stuffing my face peeps! I lived pregnancy up each time and tried to eat healthy but I definitely indulged a lot! There wasn't much I would say no to. I just really love food. I still do, but all in moderation baby.

When I started this getting healthy journey I also started another chapter that I was very unsure about. I started fitness coaching for Beachbody. I had bought their 21 Day Fix and Shakeology and found that I could coach for FREE with my purchase so of course I figured what the hell. If anything I was getting a bad ace discount on things I wanted to buy in the future anyway. I found that by sharing my progress and story people were interested in also jumping on the bandwagon and getting healthy as well, which resulted in me not only making sales but building my team of coaches and us helping men and women all over the country. This tiny little discount job has turned into an actual working at home business for me. It is semi insane but since I started I have been able to pay off next years family vacation and tuition for school for Luke! (Vincent starts Kindergarten next month a whole freak out post to come on my heart shattering) but I have been able to do that all from home while getting myself healthy. It is insane to me how amazing this company is and what a great outlet this is for women and moms looking to make extra money or even make this their fulltime job. Multiple friends of mine who are coaches have quit their full time jobs from this job! Its freaking awesome and anyone can do it! Even if you have a house full of crazy kids you can still rock it! I am living proof of that!!

I was hesitant at first because hello I have 4 kids under the age of 5 and I also run my own photography business so why the heck would I take on something else. But honestly, now I can pull back on my sessions for photography and just do fitness coaching. I am able to sit here in my pajamas and help women all over the country to get their confidence and health back. To wake up to emails about my women losing 10 lbs and dropping pants sizes and fitting into prepregnancy clothing is honestly the most rewarding thing about this gig. If I can help women to feel CONFIDENT in their bodies then I am doing my part in this world.

I hated the way I felt about myself after each pregnancy. I wasn't appalling by ANY MEANS but I wasn't myself. I wasn't at my full potential, I was consistently unsure about my surroundings and always second guessing myself on every thing. When you are not confident in your own skin life is not near as fun. I was hiding in pictures and honestly a grumpy pants mom. Not fun at all. I can now say that I am so much happier and having MUCH more fun with my kids and husband. I feel myself again and that is something I have been longing for for awhile.

Anyways I dont want my blog to be strictly fitness and health but it is now such a huge part of my daily life that I will for sure be sharing it with you. You dont have to buy from me or even be a beachbody lover, I will help you regardless. So don't feel like you can only talk about beachbody and their products ONLY with me, that is silly!! I have done lots of workouts and have tried lots of things so feel free to ask anything!!

Here is my before and after picture from the 21 day fix and shakeology!
Also in just those few months I have reached the top 1% of coaches and our team is a top 50 team. There are 205,000 coaches so I am still in shock over this. You can do anything you put your mind to mamas!!! TRUST ME!! 
And last but not least I overate for a good week over the boys birthday weekend and had to do our cleanse to get rid of the fluff. Here is my results!!

I am always looking to build my team with kick ass coaches and help you reach your goals as well, whether it be to just get your body back and get a discount or to make some extra income! If you are interested I would LOVE to chat more about the coaching opportunity and have you on our team! 
Next week we have a little FREE intro group! 
It breaks down all the aspects and answers all your questions!
Leave your email below and I will get you added. I would love to help you on this next chapter of your life! Okay the coaching spiel is done for now!!! Normal blogging of cute little trolls will continue tomorrow!!! The madness of these boys has been insane this summer. 

Also my MOST favorite part of this whole journey is letting women know it is OKAY to not be a perfect eater or perfect exerciser. You can still get results. You do not have to be perfect every single day of the week. I hate salads and I love chocolate. I hate running but I love yoga. You can find a balance and figure out what works for you. When you finally grasp that you don't need to be "perfect" the health journey is SO MUCH EASIER and so much more fun!!!! So remember that. 



Paleo Chili

I am a huge fan of chili, but the beans make me gag! I am not sure why but I am just not a huge fan of beans and their texture. So when we make chili I just completely cut the beans out and add more grassfed beef and veggies. My boys have a tiny obsession with Chili Dogs because that is what Sonic the Hedgehog eats, so they ask for them a lot which means I have to have Chili on hand as often as possible, so when I make chili, I MAKE CHILI, meaning I make like 10-15lbs at a time. I figure if I am chopping that many veggies it has to be worth my while. I cook it all up and then store the rest in freezer bags and , so then I am ready to go when the boys requests come up! For the boys chili dogs, I just do chicken hot dogs, a few scoops of chili and cheese on top. Or I just put it all in a bowl with the hot dogs sliced up. Happy boys.

Here is the chili recipe!
First I cook the beef and then drain off the fat. Use as much beef or as little to whatever size batch you are making. Then I just add it all in and let it simmer until the veggies are tender. You can use any additional veggies you like also. I have also added bacon before which made it extra yummy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Workout Improvision!

Have you guys seen the video with paper plates as sliders on carpet?? Well I was out of paper plates and needed something that would slide on our wood floors. I found two amazing alternatives. Swim suit padding or diapers! haha! Check it out!!!
xoxo 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer: What to do with your kiddos!

A few weeks ago I filmed a quick segment with Rebecca Reginer for her show Full Plate on ABC. I was asked a few months back to go on her show and do a recipe for a company and she asked me to come back on to talk even more topics which I was obviously THRILLED about. She is a fellow boy mom and keeps it real so I love her and also her show! Here is the segment! 

Here are the ideas I talked about on the show:

Scavenger Hunts- 
I honestly just googled some and there are a ton. Here is a great link for ZOO scavenger hunts

Goodie Drawer- 
I have a drawer in our kitchen FULL of goodies, crayons, coloring books, easy to make cookie mixes! On days where it is a REALLY long day or when it is raining I just grab something new and fun out of the drawer. 

Movie/Pop Corn- 
This is clearly such an easy go to! And thank goodness for Netflix/Amazon Prime for movies galore. I found the cute popcorn containers at Dollar Tree, so we pop our own popcorn and I give them some m&ms and a juice box and we are entertained for a few hours. I mean obviously I am left with a train wreck of popcorn all over the floor but its a good rainy day activity.

Board Games/Books and a blanket-
 Grab your favorite games and books and hit the backyard or hit the park, take some snacks and make a day of it. Your kids will be excited to get out of the house and will enjoy the fun little trip! If you are excited about it, they will be too!! 

Hope you enjoy the segment!! What are some of your go-to activities for summer? Trust me I could use some help, my old bag of tricks gets boring to the boys hahahaa!! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ask all about it!!!!

I have noticed seriously TONS of hits flying at my blog for my post about handling 2 kids under 2, I wrote it while I was pregnant with Jude and I had sworn I would write one about handling 3 under 3 also but then the new house and all our renovations began and so did another pregnancy and here we are with 4 kids. Crazy how that happens! haha! Anyways I NOW finally want to take the time to write a follow up post on handling multiple kids, so I want to know exactly what I should post about??

What do you want to know? Any tips or tricks you want to ask about? Honestly my advice is go with the flow for most of it but is there something that is holding you back from having another child that you want to know? Are you concerned you wont have enough time for more than 1 or 2 kids? ASK AWAY and help me form the best answers for this fun follow up!!

So, what is it that you want to know about our semi-large family? 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jam City

I love LOVE love LOVE love music. It makes my day flow a lot smoother when I can just turn up some music and sing along while cleaning or playing with the kids!!! Here are a few of my faves as of lately. Some of these are older but ALWAYS get me singing and HAPPY!!











There are so many others but just a few. What about you??

Friday, July 11, 2014

My bipolar Kindle.

I posted a pic of my one of my pages of kindle books the other day. I seriously have all sorts of madness of that badboy. I can turn it on and honestly read any of the books for any given mood I am in. Here are some of my favorites. Some I still need to finish.
Balancing it All by Candance Cameron Bure
 This is usually my go to book at night. I am a few chapters away from finishing it. I just love her and her positive outlook on motherhood and marriage. She is totally a mom I would love to hang with. She gives great points on marriage and also friendships! 
 You are a BADASS by Jen Sincero
My friend Molly posted this the other day on facebook and I have yet to crack it open!! I am excited because I think it will be awesome for my fitness coaching business. I am learning to break outside my comfort zone slowly and stop doubting myself.
Drinking & Tweeting by my lover face Brandi Glanville
I just LOVE her, she is so darn blunt and honest, I seriously could not stop laughing. She tells it ALL. I mean ALL. Reading it made me feel more ballsy and want to be more direct and honest. Life is too short to BS people and pretend to be someone you're not. AMAZING and easy laughable read!
 The Sinner's Guide to NFP by Simcha Fisher
Why yes, there has to be a nice natural family planning book and honestly the other ones are a tad boring to read. This one breaks it down to a normal easy to understand level. I have talked about NFP before and probably will now more because we are actually TRYING to do it this time. After 4 kids in 5 years it's time to fully understand my body!! haha. Anyways its a good read, I still need to finish the whole thing though!
Smart Martha's by Tami Kiser
I am always drawn to books by catholic moms since we are Catholic. I always like to see how they do it all. I am always a tad stressed trying to keep it all together so I like taking advice from moms who do it all with even MORE kids than us. This has amazing easy tips to make life with multiple kids flow easier and also to keep God at the center of your families life. Plus stuff for you and your husbands relationship! So it's an all in all amazing book!
Rescue Your Lovelife by Henry Cloud
This one SOUNDS horrible right? Don't worry one bit, our love life does not need rescued by a long shot BUT I do believe that marriages always need some TLC. You can get so caught up in your kids and work that you forget to work on your marriage. Jordan and I have an amazing marriage but I found some VERY useful tips in this book that changed the way I thought about things inside the marriage. The wife I was 4 years ago is not the same wife I am today. I am way more laid back and not so quick to jump to judgements, I know that comes with time but this book is amazing and I am so grateful that my friend who also has a very succesful marriage with 4 kids referred me to it. Just because your relationship is solid does not mean you can't learn a few tips to make it even more stable! 
Teaching in Your Tiara by Rebecca French
A homeschooling book, why? you may ask. Because we still have NOT given up on the idea of one day homeschooling. We sent the boys to preschool last year and this year we have Vincent enrolled in Kindergarten but I am honestly STILL not sold on the idea of schooling, even private schooling. So in the meantime I am still learning and evolving how I could potentially homeschool the boys in their gradeschool ages. This book is honestly great. It shows me that even an unorganized mom like me could teach my kids at home!!! Great and funny book! 

That's just a few of the books, I have tons more Real Housewives books and more homeschooling books on there but that is is gist of it! I honestly love reading, I would much rather pull up the kindle in darkness than watch an episode of TV. Gets my brain rolling a little more! 

 What's your favorite book?? 
I would love to add some more to my crazy list! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How to Pray....

So the other night I was reading my Kindle before bed which is my favorite ritual of the day. I look forward to the complete silence and being cuddled up in my bed just reading and thinking also about the day. A few weeks ago Jordan and I had decided that we would start leaving our cell phones out of the bedroom so create a less distracted area, it's not like we are super glued to them but it just gives us a complete break from any outside noise inside our bedroom. I mean we get interupted by the kids before bed but honestly we just tune out the rest of our lives and it's just us and our family and that is how I like it to be at night time. Just think about 30 years ago that is EXACTLY how it was. No internet, no cell phones, less distractions.

I have a plethora of books on my dear ole Kindle, it's kind of like I am bipolar in my reading choices, you can find a book on Natural Family Planning, a book for Catholic Mothers and then countless books by my girls The Real Housewives, Brandi Glanville's is BY FAR my favorite one! I read that bad boy in 3 days that is how much I loved it! I also started reading Balancing It All by Candace Cameron Bure. I find her and I to be a lot alike, minus the whole being famous thing. She is someone who has her crap together and doesn't seem to get caught up in the madness. She puts her family and her husband first, well obviously behind God and that is how it should be. I love her outlook on everything.

Never in a million years did I expect DJ Tanner to be the one who opened my eyes on the proper way to pray. I am not even sure how the book was on the last chapter that was specifically about how to pray but it was when I turned it on two nights ago. I started reading and it instantly struck a chord with me. "I've learned to pray very specific and detailed prayers so I can see the hand of God working and know it's Him answering and not just coincidence or fate". I don't know why but I am honestly the queen of vague prayers. Honestly at Mass weekly I ask for our families and friends health, and for bad people to find God. I mean that is honestly the gist of it. I am the most unspecific person ever when it comes to prayers. I honestly just sum it up to thinking that God knows what I mean and can figure it out. haha But I am being so naive and silly. I need to talk more with Him and not just throw in a few hints here and there of what I am praying for. 
That honestly opened my eyes to how to pray. I need to lay it all out there. All of it on the table and to be specific. This same exact practice spills over into any relationship. You can't just assume people know what you mean. Like when I tell the boys "Stop being mean", what does that even mean? Yes as an adult I know that it means stop doing that thing you are doing because it is MEAN. But to them they need it broken down and specific. Sure it takes more time to explain but then they understand. "Please stop taking that block from your brother. That is his favorite block and you know that he was playing with it first. You are hurting his feelings by taking the block. Please think about how he feels before you take the toy from him." I mean hello, my "stop being mean" just turned into a whole explanation but I think that is what I need to change. I need to talk specific in my life and also with God. He knows what I need but I need to also tell Him, I need to open my relationship with Him enough to have more conversation and not just the "Hey stop bad people from doing bad things". I mean come on, I am so vague. 

At first I thought being specific meant that I was being needy. That I was asking God in this way to test him and see if he fulfills my prayers. But I in no way think that is true. I feel like you are laying it all out there and allowing him to choose the path. Maybe you are praying for something specific to happen and it doesn't, that may be the case and another door may be opening and in a few months you will see why that specific prayer wasn't met but an even better one was. I think that being specific helps you put more time into your prayers instead of just focusing on the easy 10 second run down of vague prayers. It opens your mind and your heart to the power that prayer can be. It also opens your mind and heart to more things going on around you and how you are actually feeling on a certain issue in your life. I started this new approach and I do not know what will come of it but I do feel closer to God and better about my prayers, I feel like there is an actual conversation and not just a quick "Hi, make everyone nice" but an actual outpouring of why everyone should be nice. It gives me a break down of honestly how I want my children to be. How I want them to love others and treat strangers with respect and love. And honestly I feel like that is my calling as a mother, to mold my children into little faith spreading teens and adults. 

It really just opened my eyes not only on how to pray but also in motherhood, and all relationships in my life. I am ready to cut the being vague and just cut to the chase. Time to be specific. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4th of July D Family Style-

If we are friends on facebook you get to see all the craziness of our family at all times mainly because by the time I go to blog about it, I get interrupted, whomp whomp. Such is life, I guess! Anyways my husband Jordan is hands down one the funniest people I know. When you first meet him you might think he is a quiet business man but oh my he is so much more. Take July 4th for instance, he got up and went to mass dresses in his Sunday best, even though it wasnt Sunday, he does mass daily in dress clothes, that day he wore a bowtie. I always love when he wears a bowtie. So sexy! While I was getting the boys fed he changed into his outfit to do some chores around the house which is usually just gym shorts and a tee. But, somedays he loves to crank it up and wear his over-alls. Yes. OVER-ALLS. My husband decided this year that they would be the best choice for his outdoor work in our yard, since they are so airy and he won't have the restrictions in the waist. SERIOUSLY? I of course just rolled my eyes and hoped it wasn't true that he was going to wear overalls. Well he got em, they arrived to our doorstep via amazon. Sometimes I love you Amazon but sometimes you make my husbands dreams WAY too easy to fulfill. And this was one of those dreams. He found his "perfect" pair of Dickies over-alls and 2 days later they arrived at our doorstep. 
 
Well I can handle him romping around the backyard in these special outfits to do his man jobs in the garden and building the patio, which I can't wait to share the patio makeover with you guys next! But anyways July 4th was the first public debut for these babies. I thought he was only going to wear them in the backyard but when I said hey babe, we're all dressed and ready, he just said so am I! Of course I thought he was going to change but I decided to let it ride and just laugh that he was going shirtless in a pair of over-alls and no shoes, I must add to our family cookout at the yaucht club for the day. 
When we left I could not stop cracking up at him in his outfit of the day. I seriously love this man because he does not care one bit what he looks like, all that mattered was he was comfy. Well of the drive hands down the funniest thing happened. Jordan was going a tad too fast and sure enough got pulled over by a cop. I seriously ALMOST peed my pants. Of all the days to get pulled over it was the day he was shirtless in overalls!! Thankfully the cop was super sweet and just gave him a warning. He was probably slightly scared of the man driving will his family in overalls with no shirt. He probably thought this dude is clearly unhinged! 
Thankfully he just gave us some stickers for the boys and we were back on the road again. 
It was seriously epic!! 
Well we got to the yaucht club just in time for our cookout with family and friends, of course they were all cracking up at Jordan's ensemble. I think everyone there wondered what in the heck he was thinking. We were outside so thankfully he could pull of the no shirt and no shoes look! 
The boys decided that they wanted to go swimming at the pool which I was all for because it was steaming hot. Well I figured Jordan would just strip down to his shorts he had underneath before we walked through the pool area to make our way back to the toddler pool. The pool of course was JAM PACKED with people and families. Jordan walks in through them all in his get up. EVERYONE. I mean EVERY ONE is staring. I am usually super outgoing and love people but I must say my face was a tad red. Luckily I had a pina colada so I wasn't uber embarassed. He just trotted in there carrying Jude on his hip in his overalls. I seriously cannot say it enough that EVERY single eye was on him!! It was hilarious!! Well he finally stripped down to some shorts to sit out by the pool while the boys and I played in the water. 

We headed back to our cookout area which is right by one of the docks and also close to the parking lot so its not secluded at all. Jordan then decides that the overalls need to come back out and that he should also start dancing. He was doing some sort of jumpy lasso move and of course his sister Jennifer had to jump in the mix so BOTH of them are doing the most awkward dancing thing yelling "woohoo" and everyone is staring and laughing. A car full of teenagers also stopped to holler at them. It was pretty darn hilarious. All in all it was an amazing 4th of July. I love that my husband is so outgoing and hilarious. He totally lives to the beat of his own drum and really doesn't care much about what others think which is an amazing trait to have and I hope that also trickles down to our kids. I want them to be fully comfortable in their own skin as they grow up. I just do not think the people who saw him at Mass that morning with his cute red white and blue bowtie would ever imagine that he would come home and spend the day in over-alls! haha

I have a special man, that is FOR SURE. I just love him so much and I am so grateful that he is so laid back and fun. Makes our life that MUCH more exiciting!! I have to at least share Sammer's outfit....he looked so darn daper in his red and white get up!
Hope you all had an amazing 4th of July weekend last week!!! 
xoxox

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fitness and me....

Reposted from The Real Healthwives:
When Jamie and I started this we started with Body Rock's 30 day challenge and the only issue for me was the program did not have a normal length, one day it would be 45 minutes and the next an hour and 15 minutes. It was so annoying and frusterating and honestly made me want to throw in the towel and just not work out at all. It was so horrible to try to fit in those workouts with 4 kids at home.

A few friends of mine were doing some of the Beachbody workouts and the 21 Day Fix had just came out, it was 21 days and 30 minutes a day. I was instantly intrigued by this. I had never done home workouts before trying Body Rock so I was a tad weary still. I thought the only way to get fit was hitting the gym. That awesome YMCA membership we had that was $80 a month. Yeah the one we hadn't used in 7 months, that one! Great investment Allie! :)

Well I decided to give the 21 Day Fix a shot. My friend told me that I could coach for free if I bought the challenge pack. I didnt really know if coaching would be for me since I was at home all day with kids and not really interacting with too many adults on a normal basis. I figured I would try it out and since coaching was free I would just see what happened for the first month. I started slowly posting my honest results on the program and also Shakeology, which I swore would not be for me. But now it is part of my daily life, it gives me an extra boost because I am always the last to get fed around here. I am always feeding everyone else and by the time I am done they have devoured every last bite! haha So the shakes work amazing for me. I just mix and drink! Done and done!! 

Well here I am 3 months after taking the leap of fitness coaching with Beachbody and I am so in love with this little job and also the HUGE benefit of my body being the most in shape it has been in 6 years. I weigh less than I did in college which is shocking to me because I was constantly working out and doing gymnastics because I cheered co-ed at a D-1 school. So to hit a lower weight than I was then is huge for me!! It just goes to show that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to!!

The biggest thing for me has been staying true to myself, I love to eat. I love food and I love starbucks so those were my non negotiables. I wanted to find a perfect mix that involved eating mostly clean, a quick workout and my favorite sweets and treats here and there. I can honestly say I have found my happy mix. I still have my calorie high Starbucks Carmel Ribbon crunch frappe weekly (or twice a week) and I still eat my favorite foods. Its just more spread out than it used to be. I save my sweets for the weekend and try to keep my weekdays as clean as possible, which isnt always possible. But I keep trudging forward and making the healthiest choices I can!
I was 138 when we started this journey after baby #4. My weight was at a complete stand still and I felt so uncomfortable in my body. I wear always wearing loose clothing and tights because my regular pants did not fit. I am now 117. And like I said I am not perfect by any means. I do try my best and do my unhealthy eating on the weekends, mainly Saturday haha! But I just try to keep my big meals as clean as possible and also like I said earlier I do drink my shakeo almost daily! 

Other than my body changing my entire outlook on life has changed. I have taken this whole coaching thing to the next level by building my own team of coaches and am helping them all reach their goals personally and in the business. I reached Diamond coach last month and I am still blown away by all of this.

 I never imagined I could make money while staying at home and just getting myself healthy and sharing my tips. When we first started this blog we had decided I would keep my beachbody talk to my original blog but Beachbody and their programs have been the REASON I am where I am today so me not talking about them would be completely wrong. They are the reason I now weigh what I did in high school. They are the reason I am able to workout at home with 4 kids. They are the reason I am comfortable in my skin FINALLY. My weight has been a struggle through pregnancy. My weigh gains were between 30-70lbs. Yes 70! That was baby #1. I weighed as much as my husband did. Awesome right? So you can do it, you can get your body back ladies. I swear it!!!! I have been in your shoes. I have been uncomfortable but I finally FOUND something that works for me and my life!!!

I am also helping other women on their journeys. I cannot tell you how great it is to see messages like this almost weekly from the women I have helped. It is so REWARDING!!
So there is my Fitness Coaching story and why I love Beachbody!!! If you ever have questions on the programs or anything beachbody related you know where to find me!!! Just message me and I will help you pin point the exact program!! I just started PiYo and am in LOVE!!! I will update my results when I finish a full cycle!!! xoxo- Allie

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Homemade Sugar Scrub

The other day Jude dropped by container of sugar scrub in the shower. Maybe I should have put the lid on tighter, clearly. But it was after I had already placed a new order for my facewash so I didnt want to have to reorder again and pay another shipping fee. Amazon Prime has fully spoiled me and I despise shipping, but for my amazing face wash I suck it up! Anyways I figured I could make my own sugar scrub from stuff we had at home and save a few bucks! Boy was I right!!!

I had some some essential oils left over from when I made my own wallflower plug-ins  so I grabbed those, some oil and some sugar (yum yum). I introduce you to....
This is literally the easiest thing ever. I dont think I will buy it again honestly!  
That is just a small batch and honestly I just eye-balled it!! I added Amber and Vanilla to mine. You only need a few drops of each. Test a few batches on your hand to figure out your desired smell level haha. Next I will do orange oil and vanilla. I love the smell of those two together. When you smell like a creamsicle life is so much better!! haha! So there you have it. Mix in a bowl and then put into whatever container you have with a lid. Mason jars, tupperware, whatever you have that you can close. Keep in your shower and lather on every few days to exfoliate your skin!!! 

What's your favorite scent?? Share your favorite mixtures of oil with me!! 
PS this is seriously such an easy gift or favor for parties. Girls night?? 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Festival Fun & PiYo winner!!!

This past weekend was the annual Amish Fest, okay its not really called Amish Fest that is just what we refer to it as, its called the Fireman Festival, but 90% of the festival goers are indeed Amish. It is such a fun and simple festival with great food, treats and fireworks. I honestly love it because its one of those places you do not have to care about ANYTHING, no one cares what you look like or what you are wearing, its just pure fun! We attend with my family and my friends family, my cousin also came with us this year! 
 The kids literally run wild and fill up on donuts and chicken. The best chicken ever I must say! 
 Our kids are finally old enough to play some catch lol 
 Sammer is getting so insanely large. Last year he was all cozy in my belly at the festival! 
 And this is how Luke carries Sam.....safe right? 
 The kids also found out how to climb trees. They even upped the ante and grabbed BIGGER chairs!
 My friend honestly has the cutest little girls! 

 Do you wanna go see the firetrucks Jude??? She was so serious!! hahah
 Homemade ice cream time! 
 Jude was literally being so darn cute the entire night. I wanted to eat him up! 
 They of course had grandma and grandpa wrapped around their fingers and got to play every game they wanted and eat anything they could imagine!! 
 Jordan is seriously so TALL...and he always stands up SUPER tall during pics...hence tippy toes! haha
Whew....hope you enjoyed all the pics!! haha!!!

Now onto a winner!!!! Winner, winner chicken dinner!! I have already emailed her but wanted to let you all know the winner of the PiYo DVD is Jenny Cox!!!! I cannot wait for her to start with us!
Our PiYo group starts Monday. I obviously already broke into my DVD set and am in LOVE....I have never sweat so much in my entire life honestly. Its not cardio so I figured it wouldnt make me sweat but holy heavens, its such a great workout and I can feel muscles that I have never felt working. I cannot wait to officially start and post some before and afters!!! Bring on the tone baby!!! 
If you still want to order just jump in with us!! You get me as a coach!:) I am a crazy drill sergant! haha just kidding I make this whole workout thing a hell of a lot more fun!!