Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bowling Birthday

 Celebrating a good friend's birthday with great food and Pins and Ales~

 I didn't get one picture of us bowling but it was tons of fun!

Love our friends and the great times we have with them~

Friday, March 8, 2019

Lifting Again

It feels so good to be back at the gym! I will be crushing my PR is no time!

180 LB deadlift with no straps.  Really working on keeping my back flat~

60 Lb overhead press.  It was super easy~

165 LB squat.  I am scooping a bit on this last set of 5~

Going to keep better track of my progress this month~

Driving Willow

 Willow got their permit!
They drove us from Rowan's school to the bank, through the drive up teller, and back home all in a crazy snowstorm!  I think they have this~

Driver's Ed starting soon~

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sleepover with Ben


 I seem to only remember to capture breakfast conversations after sleepovers...

He and Ben had a super fun night.  They stayed up until 11 and were up at 7:30 but off to school for a fun day. 

I love that he has found such great friends at school~

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Fetching Cat

 He is such a strange little cat.  He spent over a half an hour fetching a nerf bullet.  he would bring it to me when I said "Bring It"...and drop it when I said "Drop It"... Not to mention the weird faces he makes!


Teenager Gus~

Thursday, February 28, 2019

16

 Birthday celebrations began a few days early!

 Off to the salon to have Kenzie the hair goddess work her magic~



 And magic she did work~

 Love the little bit of pink!
 Pics for instagram~

 Before~
 After!!!



Birthday breakfast at The Park~


Having to wait 3 to 4 days to wash your hair ends up in french braids...I do love that they still want their hair braided~



 Happy Birthday Willow!  We love you so much~

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

January and February at the Gym

 January was great...February not so much.  The flu took me down hard and I missed 3 weeks of lifting which deloaded me back to light weights.  But David took a few form check videos for me and I am pretty proud of myself for the goals I reached before getting sick.  I was also running Hiit 2 to 3 times a week and loved that cranking the treadmill up didn't even phase me "cardiovascularly"....it is my short legs and the fear of flying off the machine that keeps me from cranking it much higher !

 I am back at it and March should end with me lifting close to my personal record.  I was bummed that I didn't register for the competition in April but now I am glad I didn't! Even with the lower weights my muscles are so worn out from the virus.  My quads are hurting so bad, to the point of tears, and its not that good soreness from working out, it is literal pain.  It doesn't hurt while lifting, in fact if feels better but abut 3 hours later I am dying.  I know if will get better.  I just need time to heal after being so sick.  I am just happy that I got right back to it and didn't quit.  It would have been easy to just be done.



225 lb squat

95 lb overhead press

Side view of 225 lb squat

245 LB deadlift

I was stuck at 225lb squat for a while  Trying to get that form down before I move on~

250 lb deadlift...I need a lot of form correction!

230 lb Squat

140 lb Row


working hard!




Friday, February 22, 2019

California Birthday Getaway

 Away we go! So excited to be leaving the cold and snow behind~

 Lunch on Santa Monica Pier~

 I love the ocean so much~


 Hey! No wonder I love tequila so much~








 Our amazing hotel did this for me!

 We aren't in Utah anymore...no Martinellis LOL 

 We had such a fun day! 


  Gotta have a Birthday pin!

 Loved Hogwarts and Diagon Alley! I can't wait to bring Rowan here when he is tall enough!


 






 On Sunday we had an awesome lunch overlooking the beach and then spent some time at the beach. 













It was a quick trip but lots of fun~

 Goodbye California...until next time~

 Shadow love~




 
Thank you for the Birthday getaway David...I love you~

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!