When I started taking classes at Pure Barre at the end of September I set a goal for myself… I wanted to be part of the 100 CLUB by my 28th Birthday. I thought it was completely do-able since I was going at least 4 times a week. After doing the challenge in September (20 classes in 30 days) I was completely HOOKED, at one point I went 8 days in a row. A little crazy? Probably but my body was feeling amazing and I didn’t want to stop!
Well…… yesterday was my birthday AND my 100th class! It was a great way to kick of my 28th year of life, it was a HARD class for sure but I wouldn’t have had it any other way! Lindsey has been a huge part of my 100 classes which meant I could not have had anyone else teach my 100th class. The ladies surprised me at the end of class with a delicious cake and singing, it was awesome!
Thank you Pure Barre for not only being a fantastic workout but for introducing me to some of the most incredible people I would have never met otherwise. I feel terribly blessed to know all of you! Thanks to all the ladies for being in my 100th class – glad we could all lift.tone.burn together!
Here’s to hitting the 250 CLUB at some point… who knows when!
Tonight I’m going to use the blog as a reflecting outlet because sometimes writing is the best way to deal with emotions and situations. These last few months have been a roller coaster of ups and downs, skyrocketing highs and bottom of the ocean lows but it always comes back to the middle. That point where everything settles and life seems to slow down just enough to take a breath, smile and enjoy it. A few weeks ago I got word that a friend from high school passed away; it continues to break my heart and make me so angry at the person who is deciding our fate, it just doesn’t seem fair. This morning, I woke up feeling rested and happy only to roll over, look at my phone and immediately burst into tears. Another of our classmates passed away and it just broke my heart. Not only was he a friend and my Sweethearts date back in high school but he was one of those people who was genuinely a kind soul, artistic beyond belief and overall an incredible man. He will be missed terribly by everyone – I can’t think of a single person who didn’t love Andy. He was just that kind of a person. I spent most of today connecting with people, checking in to see how they were doing and trying to come to grips with WHY this happens. There will never be a good enough reason for us to understand why our loved ones leave so early but I really wish there was.
I came across a quote on Pinterest which I posted on the biz page, but it seemed all too fitting for today and life’s most recent events.
It was a good reminder that we have another day to enjoy this life and hug our loved ones a little tighter, you never know what is going to happen tomorrow. Just because tragedy strikes doesn’t mean we should stop living, we should be living even more.
Andy and AJ – you will be missed here, I have such fond memories of you both and will never forget either of you. Say hi to Al and Dan for me and I’ll see you guys again some day – keep watching over all of us.
Welcome back Hurlburt Family!!!!! After their session last year, I was so excited to photograph them again this year – we had such an amazing time together but we decided to change up the local. This year we went venturing out in the Warehouse District in Minneapolis, the boys were very helpful in picking out the cool spots to take photos. We lucked out with the most beautiful weather that Sunday afternoon too – once again, all the stars aligned for us! Thank you H family for letting me photograph you guys again, it’s always so great to see you – your boys are hilarious, entertaining and so good looking!
Hands down: My favoriteXOXO
This adorable family bid and won a session with me at a Minnetonka Golf Auction and I couldn’t have been more excited to meet and photograph them! Big sister Caroline was such a little ham , it must be that age because she was just working it for the camera! Little brother Henry slept through the WHOLE time at the Orchard, no joke -the whole time! What a perfect and easy little baby! Thank you S family for spending your Sunday with me, it was so great to meet you!!! Here’s your sneak peek!
Daddy and daughter love – does it get much sweeter?
Say hello to little Henry – ADORABLE!