Friday Randoms

-I got a sample of Strawberry Shakeology.  I was “meh” about it.  I LOVE strawberry milk, so I was hoping that it would taste like that.  And it did.  But it was sorta chalky in texture.  Gotta decide if I can handle a whole bag of it before I switch my order from Greenberry/Chocolate combo to all Strawberry.

-My life is crazy busy.  This weekend we have a Zumba party Friday night and a Zumba training on Saturday.  Saturday evening I am going to a women’s conference thingy with my MIL.  Hopefully Sunday I can rest!

-Our anniversary is in just a couple weeks!  March 13!  The following weekend we are taking a little weekend trip to Eureka Springs!  I can hardly wait!

-I am finishing Made to Crave (a book about craving God, not food).  I also bought and have started the 60 day devotional.

-I am going to attempt to make my mornings uber productive.  My new job requires me to be at work at 7, so instead of waking at at 6, I will wake up at 5.  I don’t really mind that.  I am a morning person.  But I usually lounge around and take my time. With all that time, I should be able to get a few things done.  Hopefully: regular devotional time, a 15-30 minute workout, and getting ready.  I am going to try to fit all that in.  I have had times where I am faithful to one or the other, but I think I need both in my daily life.

-I am already worried about my first day of work outfit..and its over a week away.

-I am thinking about a black tunic and leopard belt for said outfit at this moment.

-I want Hanson to be touring now.  I could really use a live concert.  It makes the deepest parts of my being happy.  Guess youtube vids of them live will have to do.  This one is a personal favorite from their 5 of 5 tour (you are welcome Kristin!)  It was one of my favorite songs from their very first album (aka when I fell in love with Hanson).


Hit a New {Hanson} Low

So I know I have shared before about my love for Hanson.  And I know a few of my bloggy friends have the same obsession love for Hanson…I wanted to share this funny thing from today. I have XM radio in my car and I often like to listen to talk radio, one of my favorite stations is Cosmo radio. Lots of funny stories, celeb gossip and fashion advice (like the mag). 
Well, I follow one of the hosts on Twitter, and I’m at work and my Twitter feed tells me that Hanson is on their show today while I was at work! Well, I got online and immediately subscribed to XM online so I could listen to it at work! ha! 
And they even talked about Arkansas and how the only time they have played here was for a Walmart Shareholders Meeting (if you are from NWA, you know what that is…if you aren’t….its a big meeting every year for people who are Walmart share holders…and there are always concerts and stuff). 
I loved getting to hear my faves live talking on the radio. They didn’t sing (or if they did I missed it). 
Hopefully I will hear it replayed at some point over the weekend so I can hear the whole interview. 
PS. The more interviews I hear with Zac, the more at peace I am that we didn’t end up married. (yes, this is a true statement. I used to honestly believe he was my soulmate). He talks about playing video games all.the.time. I don’t think I could handle that. I would love to kiss those pouty lips…..and have him sing to me whenev…but the video games are just the deal breaker. And yes, I’m totally out of control.

Weekend Recap! {Memphis/Hanson}

This weekend was pretty epic. 
I was in Memphis for training, and I stayed with my friends and Tri Chi sisters Amber and Lauren.  While I was there, my timing was perfect for the Hanson concert!
Friday afternoon, Amber and I went to Rendezvous for what I think is the best BBQ in Memphis.  I love their dry rub ribs!  So yummy!  Then we went to the mall for some retail therapy and I got some great fall wardrobe goodies.  
We came back to their apartment and got ready and headed to the Delta Fair and Music festival for some yummy fair food and the concert.
This was me, Amber, Alden (who drove down from NE AR) and Lauren
 We all had TOMS on!
 We ate dinner (Philly cheesesteaks, sausages, BBQ nachos, funnel cakes, fried oreos, and ice cream!)  and got seats for the concert.  
The concert was AMAZING.  This made my 4th Hanson concert and it was wonderful.  However, because it was at the fair, they only played for 1.5 hours (when they usually do 2.5-3) and they didn’t sell any merchandise or come back for an encore.  But regardless, it was fab.
They played a bunch of great songs.  And they are usually anti-cameras at their concerts, but because it was at the fair, I got to take in my big camera and get some great pictures.
Here is Taylor…
 Issac (who makes lots of funny faces while playing and singing)
 And my favorite, Zac.  He, sadly, stayed at his drumset the whole time.  He usually comes out to play some piano, or an acoustic song or two, but he didn’t come out until he came to take a bow at the end…so I didn’t get many pictures of him
 Great show, boys!
I left Memphis Saturday morning and met my friend Sarajane and her boyfriend Logan in Little Rock for lunch.  It was great to finally met Logan and catch up with my friend.  When I got back, I met Nancy and Ty for dinner and we came home to watch football and hang out.  (Woo Pig Sooie that the Razorbacks won!)
Today was church, then home for a nap, then cleaning and getting stuff done around the house.  Great weekend!

Zumba at the Tulsa Shock!

Yesterday I got to do something super fun with Zumba- perform at the Tulsa Shock WNBA halftime show!

Mom and I headed to Tulsa (just a couple hours away) and got there in time to rehearse with about 70 Zumba instructors.

Then we ate dinner and got ready and came to the game!
We got to watch the first quarter, but then I had to leave to get in place to perform!

We did the Zumba routine for “Pause” by Pitbull. I even cheesed it up enough to catch the cameraman’s eye…I was on the jumbotron for like 30 seconds!


(See evidence of my cheeseing!)

There were 2 other instructors there from Fort Smith!

We left after the performance and saw a beautiful dusk sky over Tulsa.

We got back to the hotel, swam and enjoyed the hot tub and got to bed early. This morning, we got up and headed out!
Being that we WERE in Tulsa, I had to dress appropriately. My favorite band hails from Tulsa. 🙂

Mom helped me do a few things around the house today, like organize the office and touch-up paint before she headed home. Thanks for going with me and helping me mom! You are the best!

I am so thankful for Zumba! It makes me happy…and I get to do fun things because of the opportunies it opens! Yay Zumba!