Workout Wednesday

Well guys, I’ve hit a snag in my new routine. I blame vacation. I blame the 3 migraines I had last week. I blame summertime and the fact that I would rather sit on a patio with a drink. I blame being tired from work.

Honestly, I should just blame being lazy. I was doing SO GOOD! Hitting my 3 workouts a week goal, and even getting one or two more in.

But then life got in the way.

I’ve got to find that motivation that I had before we left for vacation. I’ve accomplished one workout this week, and will really try to make it a point to get two more in. Two more tiny workouts to get back to my goal. While we are talking about goals, yours truly has really decided to be on the see food diet. You know, you see it you eat it. All that has done is made my stomach feel yucky and fill my head full of regret. (except for the Taco Villa bean burritos I ate, there is never any regret there).

So, that is my workout update this week. I’m ready to feel good again. I’m ready to feel rested again.

SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!

Well guys, I hope you had a great hump day! Only two more days left this week! We can do this!!!

xoxo
HP

Summer Vacation

Wow guys. I have been gone a long time. For the first time in 4 years we took an entire week off of work. We left on July 1 for the lake and did not get back in town until the 10th. It was AMAZING. I sure did pay for it though the week after I got back. Work was insane! Totally worth it!

Anywho, we went to my parents lake house for the entire time. The first part of the week my family was there for the 4th. We got to play, and sleep, and eat, and drink lots of beer, and shoot fireworks. They left on Monday and we spent the rest of the week in complete relaxation mode. We slept, a lot. Got a ton of sun. Ate some great food on the lake, and just really tried to disconnect.

It was just what the doctor ordered. Here are some pics from our week.

I feel like I am finally caught up!! Trying to get back into my routine, work and working out! It’s really nice to get away, but it’s also nice to get back to normal!

I hope you guys have a great day!!

xoxo
HP

 

Lake Life

WWWWHHHYYYYY can’t every weekend be a 3 day weekend? Even better….why can’t every week be a 4 day work week?

Sigh…grown up life is hard.

We spent our Memorial Day weekend celebrating with family at our lake house. I will never take for granted how blessed we are to have such an amazing place to retreat to! It’s about 3 and a half hours from where we live, which is the perfect distance for really feeling like we are getting away! We spent 3 days floating, wakeboarding, fishing and eating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So this week I decided it’s time that I made a lifestyle change. I have to get this booty in shape. I spend way to much time in my swimsuit during the summer to not be spending some time at the gym. Plus, it just makes me feel better. So, I am committing to at least 3 workouts a week, and then more than that if we have some extra time!!

If anyone has some workout tips for a girl who is not entirely familiar with the weight room…I’m all ears!

Well, kids…I hope you have a great rest of the week!!

xoxo
HP

You Matter

Honesty time, I had a bit of a meltdown this weekend. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone with it being Mother’s Day and all, but I thought I had this whole infertility thing under control.

Sometimes I feel like because I am not a mother, I’m not enough. Like I can’t understand something because I don’t have children. Like I am on the outside of some super secret club that I don’t have a key to get in to.

I don’t have the right to be tired. “You think your tired? Just wait until you have kids.” I don’t have the authority to help with marriages. “How can you help my marriage if you don’t know what it’s like to have KIDS in a marriage?”

I also have insane feelings of not being good enough at being infertile. Do I not want children bad enough to go through IVF. Is my desire not strong enough to be a momma if I don’t want to adopt?

As soon as these thoughts lies start swirling around, God sends his messengers to bring me out of my dark places. My sister-in-law sent me this:

Boom. Exactly what I needed.

Guys, life is unfair. It’s going to be tough. God does not do anything that doesn’t have a purpose. I don’t know why we can’t get pregnant. There are no answers on earth why. But He knows. I have to trust that with my whole being.

I have to look at all of my blessings. My husband. I wouldn’t trade all of the babies in the world for him. If our life is meant to be a life full of adventures together, just me and him, then OK. That’s what we will do. My family, the greatest support system, my shoulders to cry on. My friends.

This morning my mom sent me this verse.

He is the rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He. Dueteronomy 32:4.

Amen.

You guys have an amazing week!!! Go do something that someone with babies can’t do!

xoxo
HP

road trips, tattoos, & flying planes

 

Ya’ll, someday I will be back on a regular basis, and I won’t have to apologize for being absent. I am not sure what the deal is. I love this space. I love writing. I love thinking that maybe my words are helping someone out.

I’ve just been…tired. I’ve been busy. I’ve been blah.

With that said, I will give you quick recap of what we’ve been up to!!

  1. took an AMAZING road trip to Fredericksburg. that place has my heart. Tons of wineries, brewries, german food, and patio sitting.

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2. Made a pit stop at Luckenbach and enjoyed some Lonestar beers and sunshine.
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3. got a little wild in Austin, ended up at a tattoo parlor. Wrote myself a little note, and had someone permanently apply it so my body. And I’m obsessed with it.

 

4. went on a work trip…got to fly an actual airplane. We all survived.

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5. trying to enjoy life

6. trying to get some rest

 

Well, I think that’s about it!! I for real miss you guys!!! I am in desperate need of some encouragement, so if you have some, please send my way!

I PROMISE I will be back soon!!

xoxo
HP

 

 

 

 

 

that one time i disappeared

 

Guys, what the heck have I been doing for a whole month. I knew it had been a while since I visited these parts, but I didn’t realize it had been an entire month. Whoops.

Well, I am back 🙂 Nothing to report…no reason what so ever why I have been gone. I guess just the general busyness of life. I keep thinking that some day things will slow down. I am coming to the conclusion that life will never ever slow down. Those people that say they are bored with their lives need to come chill with us for a minute. They will be trying to get back to their “boring” lives in no time!

But I wouldn’t change it for the world. We love to have things to do. We love road trips. We love being random and adventurous. God knew what he was doing when he brought someone to me that liked to go and do as much as me. (honestly he likes to go and do more than me…I do need naps every once in a while).

Anywho, since I’ve been completely MIA I will give a little racap of my past month.

I went home to my parents for Easter. On Saturday evening I took my nephew to a walk around the block wearing sandals. Around 9:00 pm, it started snowing. This is not an odd thing. If you have ever been in west Texas in the spring, you have seen sunshine, rain, hail, hurricane winds and snow all in one day, then be able to lay outside in your swimsuit the very next day. You would think since I was born and raised in these parts I would have been better prepared with my Easter attire. I was not…I borrowed a dress, and boots, and a winter coat from my mom. She busted out her fur. I am a bad blogger and did not get many pictures on my phone.

           Also, there is nothing cuter than my nephew, except my nephew in a bow tie.

 

So, I left snowmaggedon on Easter Sunday and traveled the one hour and 45 minutes south to where we live. It was 75 degrees and the sun was shining. So we went to the driving range. It’s a miracle I have not been sick yet.

 

                             Let’s see what else. Two of my favorite guys had a birthday.

 

 

CP and I bought ourselves new bedroom furniture, and we are like giddy little kids about it. You would think this is our first big purchase…we did buy a house last year. But this furniture makes us feel super grown up. I will try and remember to take some pics so you can see!

The best news of all, we get to go on a mini VACATION this week!! Get me down to wine country ASAP!! I will (try) to have a recap when we get back!!

xoxo
HP

 

 

 

Happy 1st blog-birthday

Happy 1st blog birthday, little bloggie! One year down! In honor of my first year with this little space of mine, I went back and re-read all of my posts. I have to say, I feel like I’ve come a long way since day one. Poor little me in March 2015…I had no idea what was to come!!

But guess what guys, I made it! And I’m happy! I’m content! I’ve grown more than I could have imagined!! Just a few things I’ve learned this year:

  1. I knew nothing about infertility when I started.
  2. A year ago, I thought if I had to go through 12 more months of not being pregnant, I would surely die. Well, I didn’t die. Actually…I’ve had a pretty great year!
  3. I have an incredible support system.
  4. We’ve been able to go on some pretty great trips.
  5. IUI’s don’t usually work on the first try.
  6. It’s OK to not always understand why I am in the place I am in, but it’s not OK to dwell on the negativity of it.
  7. The women in this community are amazing.
  8. Piper girl was an awesome addition to our little fam.
  9. My husband is a rock star.
  10. I don’t have to go through a million fertility treatments just because they are offered. Sometimes being still is exactly where I need to be.
  11. Keep an open mind to things you never thought you wanted to do.
  12. God is faithful, always.
  13. If it takes another year, or two, or three…I’m going to make it. I will probably even come out on the other end stronger than I could have even imagined.

Guys, thank you for letting me pour my heart out to you this year. Thank you for the support and kind words and encouragement many of you have sent my way! Here’s to another great year!!

 

 

Who Run the World?

Good morning, pretties! Is it just me, or has it been A WEEK. Whew…this weekend can’t get here quick enough. I see some serious weekend patio time in my future.

Earlier this week I noticed across the internet that March 8 was International Women’s Day. Honestly, didn’t know this was even a day. But, I am a women and I jumped on board.

Now, I don’t typically think of myself as a feminist. Well, the way society defines feminism. But I do believe that we should all build each other up. Support each other. If you want to stay at home and raise a family, good for you. That is one of the hardest jobs out there (with the worst pay 😉 ). If you want to run a company, go girl! If you want to work behind the scenes of a company as support, support away my friend. Remember, companies can’t run properly without administrative staff!

I was lucky enough to hear two AMAZING women in ministry speak this week. I kicked last weekend off at a women’s conference at my church. Our guest speaker was Lysa Turkherst. Then on Tuesday, we were able to be a part of an event that hosted Jen Hatmaker. Guys, they are both rockstars. They are bold, hilarious, Godly, beautiful women who get up and speak God’s promise every day. And not to mention they do it while raising families, running their own ministries, writing books, kicking butt and taking names. If I can’t get on board with that version of feminism, then I have no hope.

Ladies, we live in a time where we can do anything. We can speak freely. We can do whatever we want to do! We can have babies and careers. We can start our own ministries! And we can do it all in bright lipstick and high heels if we want!

It needs to begin while our girls are young. If I didn’t have a strong mom (and grandmother and great grandmother) in my life showing me what women can do, and a Dad who made me feel worthy and like I could take on the world, I assume I wouldn’t feel the way I do today. Support is everything!

My prayer for us today is to be BOLD! Be Loud! We are God’s daughters, and he is proud of us! That’s a truth that we should never forget!

Ok, hope I didn’t get to soap boxy. Because  honestly I couldn’t go one day without the support of my man!! So, cheers to our fellas too!!

Everyone have a great Thursday! Go do something girlie…just cause we can 😉 #girlpower

xoxo
HP

 

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