Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Reading Challenge



I've been wanting to do a reading challenge and had planned on waiting until the first of the year, but came across this one (click on the picture for the link to the challenge) and thought it would be perfect - fun and festive! I went to the library yesterday and checked out the following five books for the challenge:

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire
The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

Monday, November 16, 2009

Girls Weekend!

Three of my girlfriends and I had a girls weekend this past weekend and had the best time. About five years ago, my friend, Nikki, moved to Chicago and we obviously couldn't all get together as often as we had in the past. There's been several trips to get together either here or in Chicago, but this past weekend, we decided to all go somewhere together. Since the plan was to drive, we met in Saugatuck, MI, which is roughly halfway. It's a popular summer destination with being on the water, so we were able to get a great deal on a cottage for the weekend. I drove out with Kelly and Colleen after work and we all met there late Friday evening. It was so much fun catching up on everything. Saturday, we went to a spa where we all got various treatments done. And on Saturday and Sunday, we went out for lunch and got some shopping in at the shops in Saugatuck and Holland. I'm so glad we planned it and we are all looking forward to our next girls weekend, tentatively planned for Atlantic City. :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Starting To Workout Again

and hoping to keep it up! I haven't regularly worked out since before the wedding but with winter coming and not doing nearly as much because of the weather, both Jim and I renewed our memberships at the gym. I don't really have a weight loss goal, maybe a couple of pounds. I'm not at my wedding weight, just because I dropped a couple of pounds right before the wedding from pure stress, but other than that, I have maintained my weight for quite some time now. I'm hoping to keep it up just because it makes me feel better and I do feel quite a bit out of shape since I stopped playing soccer a couple of years ago. So, here's to us keeping up our routine of going to the gym!