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Hi people of the world.

The snow is gone. PHEW. Yesterday, Tyler and I took the pup for a walk and I think she rolled in the snow in every front yard we passed. And we passed a lot.

Oh wait, I forgot to start off with “It’s FRIDAYYYYYYYYY!” But that doesn’t really matter because every day is Friday for me and Tyler is on vacation all week, sooooo yeah.

So you know how people have a really tough time getting to the gym in the winter months? Like, yeah it’s sometimes hard even during nice weather, but the cold, winteryness just makes it that much worse. Especially when it’s to do your own workout, and not be in a class where you’re told what to do for an hour. Well, last night I OVERCAME. All day, I was all “blah I am sore and tired and I just want to chill out with Tyler because he’s home” We even had dinner and fondue and were watching the football game, and all of a sudden it hit me.


(little bit different from the Nike slogan)

So, I got dressed and dragged my butt to the gym. You know what? I pushed myself HARD. It was awesome. It felt awesome.


I did sprint intervals for a full hour. GLORIOUS. I don’t even remember the time- it passed so quickly. I vaguely remember listening to quite a few Flo Rida songs and maybe the new Ke$ha, but it really was a blurry blur blur.

Let’s insert some more internets randomness:

1. I love this video clip.

2. Runder Unders. I am in love. I want a pair. Like now. But I refuse to go to the store and try them on until I get rid of this holiday/vacation bloat. It makes a HUGE difference.

3. I posted about teaching TRX the other day. If you had some questions or were interested in trying TRX, here’s some info you should know.

4. My current TV faveys:

  • The Amazing Race
  • Vegas
  • Guys with Kids
  • Modern Family
  • SOA
  • Duck Dynasty
  • Ben and Kate
  • Go on
  • The New Normal
  • Survivor
  • The Neighbors
  • Breaking Amish

5. Can’t post any more, I have to make Tyler breakfast! (1. I don’t have to, I want to, and 2. It’s more like lunch time, but he’s on vacation!)

Oh hey, guess what?! It’s time to announce my facebook page giveaway winner! Using the random number generator, the winner is……..Caitlin Schlesier! Yay!!!! (email me or fb message me your address!)


Here it is, folks

“I know that one day, Veronica and I are gonna get married on top of a mountain. And there’s going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance until the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band and we will tour the countryside and you won’t be invited!”

…of course you’ll be invited! April 21, 2012: best day ever.

I mean honestly, look at that backdrop… THE MOUNTAINS, people. SO gorgeous! And it was the best weather, ever. Whatta surprise, whatta surprise.

I’m still waiting to get more pictures from our friends who were there, but I couldn’t hold out any longer on posting these for you to see!

Andddd…the ring he proposed to me with wasn’t even the real deal! It LOOKS real, but Tyler wanted to make sure that I loved it before he gave the jewel-man the go ahead. (I get the real mac-daddy in less than two weeks!)

Sure looks real to me.

How convenient that I had my nails painted with glitter on that day?!

Our Saturday (post engagement) was rounded off with lunch in downtown Banff at one of my favorite places, Saltlik

I had a raspberry fizz

And a turkey burger (with only half a bun)

The six of us stayed at Hidden Ridge Resort, and spent the afternoon walking around town, hitting up The Fudgery, the Hot Springs and of course, the liquor store. Lots of celebratory drinks. LOTS.

Dinner was at The Grizzly House. ohmygosh it was fantastic. It was a fondue place that is a must-see when you visit Banff!

I got the Alberta platter which consisted of beef, buffalo, elk and venison.

And I tried rattlesnake, wild boar, and ostrich. YUM!

We really had a great time there. The funny part was that each table was equipped with a phone, and our placemats had a layout of the dining room, so you can dial a table and talk to them!

Obviously, I got really creepy and went to the restroom and used the phone in there to dial my table. “I’m in the bathroom…bwahaha” God, I’m a perv!

Mmm, meat. On a hot stone. Nom nom nom.

Our group! (Thank you so much you guys for being there for that special occasion! It means the world to me)

Not much detail- I like to keep that event in my life a little close my heart, but I shared some snippets!