It was technically 1am on Friday morning when we pulled into Sam’s family’s farm from the drive from Minnesota. I had scheduled for my parents to pick me up at 8am for what I knew would be the start of a very busy weekend. What I didn’t know was just how busy it was going to be.
In some ways, Friday was when I had the most down time and I should note I’m using that word quite loosely. After my parents picked me up and took me home, I got in a shower, some breakfast and ran out the door for some errands and an adjustment at the chiropractor. I’ve been lucky to see and meet some amazing chiropractors this year but it was nice to be back with the doctors that really know my body the best.
I got dinner with my family Friday night and sadly enough this was the only night that happened but my dad made a delicious veggie and shrimp stir fry over cauliflower rice that allowed me leftovers throughout the weekend, so no complaints here.
Saturday was a long day but I made sure to wake up and head to my home box, CrossFit AMRAP for a workout first. It was a tough and sweaty one but it was so great to see some of my favorite people again. One of my friends even stopped by just for a hug and to say hello after working a 12 hour overnight shift at work. (#blessed)
I hurried home after my workout for a protein shake and shower before making my way to meet some of my old friends from theatre for brunch. We caught up for a couple hours and then made our way to my old high school to meet our theatre director, Mr Stoner, for a tour of the theatre and walk around the school. I think we were all filled with so many memories as stories from back in the day resurfaced.
From there I made a quick pit stop at home before heading over to my friend Nicole’s for a quick girl chat session and to meet her beautiful little baby (and my little nephew) Rylan. I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture but I was just so busy holding him and trying to soak in every moment with that little cutie while I could.
Saturday night was my 10 year high school reunion. It was a mix of overwhelming and a lot of fun. I got to see some people I haven’t seen in far too long and catch up and was completely surprised by the people who came up to me and said they thought what I was doing with 50 States In A Year was really cool…many people who I didn’t even know paid attention but I guess thanks to Facebook, they have!
Moving on to Sunday, it was my Grandma’s 90th birthday party. After my morning run, I made my way over to her house to help everyone finish getting ready. It was great to see my grandparents as I know time is of the essence right now but also catch up with some extended family who came to celebrate.
Sunday continued with dinner with friends and my little nephew Noah. Once again I didn’t get any pictures but I just can’t believe how big he is getting and that he’ll turn 1 at the end of the month! I picked up a little stuffed moose while in Alaska and gave that to him for an early birthday present and he loved it so much he immediately started kissing it. My heart just melted.
Monday was an all day event in Joliet at CrossFit Heroic, which was a lot of fun and meant I got to wear my new Wonder Woman socks. I didn’t feel like Wonder Woman while doing the workout but at least the socks looked cute… 😉
Tuesday was all about packing, packing, and more packing! A month on the road (without the RV) for Southern California and Hawaii made packing a bit interesting but somehow we got it all done and I’m sitting here typing up this post on the flight to LA. There are so many emotions but it’s bound to be a great couple weeks and I’m looking forward to enjoying every moment.