Saturday, September 24, 2011

Movement, Serenity, Peace, Calm, and Decisions

"Blue Serenity"

"Big Decisions"
The "Blue Serenity" painting is one I did for my guest bathroom yesterday, and the "Big Decisions" painting I did a couple years ago when I made a career transitional decision.  You must be seeing a constant theme in my paintings swirls or random movement. 

Movement is always a theme in my personal life too.  I am usually doing something fun and staying active.  Sleep is my serenity so the blue in my paintings is a testament to that quality as I associate blue to peace and calm.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Healthier Life + Lots of Water= More Energy

I am feeling very good lately.  I have been drinking a ton of water- trying for 80 oz a day.  I have been eating more fruits and vegetables like I mentioned before, and it has made a huge difference.  I have lost more weight and people are noticing- that is the best, because then you get more motivated to keep up the good work.  I fit into my skinny jeans for the first time, in a long time... ahh the joy of working out.

This is where I stopped running... Beautiful, right?!

I am training for a Duathlon with my husband, Kyle.  He is so excited, because we will compete together and he will bike, then I will run, then he will bike, all along outdoor trails.  This is great because I was a little apprehensive about doing another race since my "glory days" of running cross country.  Let's be honest there is no way I will beat my 5k time of 27 minutes, so I will just do the very best I can with the body I have now,

and enjoy the view while I run.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Girl's Weekend in Seaside, FL

One weekend + 14 Young Ladies + Bachelorette Party = Just what we needed!!
Just some of the Fabulous Ladies on the Trip
We had rented a Mansion on the Beach in Seaside, the Mango Mansion to be exact.  11 of us were staying in the Mansion and the other 3 were living nearby so they just came to party ;)  Just a little Rest and Relaxation also know as R&R...  The sign below is a sign from the hallway.

We went out the first night to dinner and they had a cool little area where we could dance to some great live music... beach music, the best kind!

The next day we woke up early put on our bikini's grabbed our towels, tanning lotion, sunglasses, and bottled water and headed to the ocean which was close by, considering we were on the beach!!  I walked the beach shore and found a ton of sea shells... FunLovingJen by the Sea Shore finding Sea Shells.  Then I worked on my tan, like only us southern girls can.
Me and the Bachelorette, Leigh
This is a Panoramic view from the walkway to the Beach
One thing you will notice from the beach pictures is how white the sand is and how the ocean is as blue if not bluer than the sky... pretty remarkable if you as me!!  The Florida Coast is one of the nicest places on Earth, and I have traveled quite a bit to other parts of the world...

That night it was filled with laughs and an excellent time with friends and the future Bride.  We sent the evening at the famous local spot called Red Bar.  The restaurant has a very short menu compared to others I have seen, but with the well known eatery being known for their delicious food and ambiance everyone leaves happy.  After dinner the Red Bar turns on the music and the DJ kept us dancing all night long. Memories to last a life time!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011