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Spring Break 2013~ For You Shannon

As I have mentioned a couple of times Spring Break 2013 was last week. We went with our good friends the McCurdy's to Angel Fire, NM again. It's a yearly thing. My mother in law has a house there and we try to go pretty often. Going at Spring Break with the McCurdy's is a tradition. We always have a fantastic time with them. We took a different approach to going this year. We met with the McCurdy's in OKC on Saturday and stayed the night in a hotel. Kristen and I went to a Bon Jovi concert (Amazing!!). It's ridiculous how much I love that man.

The kids all thought it was exciting to stay in a hotel. The next morning we got up early and began out trek to New Mexico. That is a really long drive. We stopped in Amarillo and saw my Grandpa, Uncle and cousins. We meet at a McDonald's with a play place so that the caged animals, sorry, children, can run and play and hopefully take a nap. That last part never happens :/ We made it to Angel Fire around 7 I think. We gra…

An Eggstraspecial Tradition

Every year since O was around 2 we have decorated Easter Eggs. We usually have a few friends come over and join in the fun. It's typically very chaotic and a lot of eggs get destroyed. But, we are making memories!! I won't lie. Easter has kind of snuck up on me this year. Being gone last week for Spring Break and this week being Easter has really thrown me off. Between my internal clock being messed up and a busy week/weekend I wasn't sure we were going to get the eggs decorated this year. I decided that we would try to do it on Friday evening. I emailed a couple of friends and they were available. We ended up with 8 kids (well, one being Miss Scarlet and she wasn't into the decorating festivities) and 12 adults. We started the evening off with a shot of tequila (doesn't everyone?) and ended the night with the Harlem Shake. In between we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, squished decorated 50 a few eggs, and had a great time with family and friends. For a thrown tog…

Sweatin'

A couple of months ago I bought a deal off of Living Social. It was for 3 infrared body wraps at a local tanning salon. I watched some You Tube videos on it and my curiosity was peaked. I've had this deal for a while and finally got around to scheduling my first session this week. They had an opening for Thursday so I took it. I was told to bring a change of clothes with me that were loose and long sleeved. Absolutely no metal. I went in for my appointment with no clue what to expect. The girl helping me was super nice. She led me to a small room and told me I could go ahead and get changed and I would probably want to go to the bathroom. Okay. I can do that. After I had changed into my loose fitting long sleeved clothes she had me get onto a bed where she wrapped my butt, belly, arms and legs in some wraps with cords attached. She went over all the safety instructions and said I could read, look at my phone, nap, whatever, I just can't walk around or lay on my sides or belly…

Mama Got a New Ride

I got a new Audi Q7 today. Mr. Mayer spoils me. I won't lie. I left the world of the Minivan Mafia behind this afternoon and I couldn't be happier. Did I need a new car? No. Did I want a new car? Abso-freakin'-lutely. I did not like my minivan. The day we bought it I cried in the dealership. The sales guy looked a little concerned.  At the time I was pregnant with twins and Mr. Mayer and I thought that a minivan was our only practical choice. I had a Volvo at the time that I loved. It was too small for 3 car seats. The minivan was convenient. And roomy. It had sliding doors and all sorts of bells and whistles. And I never liked it. Ever. I had been eyeballing SUV's for a long time now. I had my list compiled. Then last week on vacation Mr. Mayer and I saw an Audi and both of us instantly loved it. How did I know Mr. Mayer loved it? He got on the computer and started pricing and researching them immediately. That's what he does when he really likes something. He pro…

Happy Tuesday

Hello everyone! I'm still here! Don't give up on me! Just got back from a Spring Break vacay....let me just say~traveling with children is not for the weak. These handsome Devils are 2 1/2 and very much the "I do it myself" stage and I am very much the "shoot me now" stage. Ugh! There are days I'm not sure we will survive. Hopefully I can get some time tonight and catch you up on our most recent adventure!

Mah Fitness....

I'm still trucking along. It was roughly 6 months ago I shared on here about trying to get my groove back.  I also shared one of the worst pictures I have ever seen of myself.
I still look back to this picture as inspiration. I have ups and downs since that blog post. I got into the swing of exercise. That is no problem. I like exercise. Weird. I know. It's a good release for me. I have weeks I make it to the gym 7 days a week and other weeks I may go to the gym once. But I am always moving and trying to get some sort of activity in even if it's not at the gym. Currently I am trying to revamp my routine. I have gotten up at 4:45 am for months to go to the gym. I like the early morning classes. However....I am not a morning person. At all. Even remotely. I hate mornings. I hate talking in the mornings. I want to be left along. This makes early morning gym time difficult. I have started to go to some later classes. The Dudes like going to play. I did not like the mid morning…

13.1

I'm so proud of Mr. Mayer. He started running in Aug. of last year. Seriously...who starts running in August in Oklahoma?! Oh, it's 210 outside....I think I'll go jog! I thought he had lost his mind. I am not a runner. I admire runners because I know it's hard. I have tried and it's just not a sport that is for me. He started running in August and ran his first 5K in September. Followed by a 15K in November. Holy balls that race was C-O-L-D!! Anyway, yesterday he did his first half marathon. He finished in 2hrs 24min. He has been doing the races with one of my best friends, Kristen. She did the half with him yesterday and finished in 2hrs 26min. I am so proud of both of them. Kristen's husband Brian isn't a runner either so he has become my finish line cheering partner. The kids LOVE it. Mr. Mayer's cousin has asked when he is doing the marathon. Brian and I have some opinions of where we would like the marathon to be. I mean, if we have to go we shou…