Rain Showers & Bridal Showers

30 May

I read this guest post today on Ashley’s blog at www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com and it really hit home. I’ll be honest; I spend a lot of time comparing. I always have and I feel like it has been a way I set my own goals. We all do it, it’s human nature; but I think it makes life harder and that real, genuine happiness happens less frequently because we are constantly longing to be something more/better/greater.

I am a huge believer in goals but there is very much a difference between goals set based on someone else’s life and goals based on personal ability.

Look at the baby birdies we have right outside of our back door.

Look at the baby birdies we have right outside of our back door.

For example; in my life at this time its pregnancy and babies. I long for the day I get to experience that and I know my journey is completely different than everyone else’s and as soon as I separate the fact that what they did, what worked for them, and how they got there has absolutely no significance to my journey towards motherhood – then I start to let go of the disappointment I feel from not ‘keeping up’ because honestly, it’s 99% out of my control. Eh hemm, thank you social media for being to blame.

Same goes for when I was in school, when I started working, and when I started running/losing weight.

With health and fitness, I still catch myself comparing to what others are doing, how much they are running and how little or clean they are eating. I quickly snap back into my reality and know that my life, my body, my experiences, and my story are different. And that is what makes us unique. We aren’t robots, we are human.

Friday I had a half day off work and spent some time having a picnic with my sister and my nephews at the park by my house.


We ate sandwiches, watermelon, and chips, and I had a bright idea after I left my house to grab a few pieces of Lindt chocolate truffles that I had left and threw them in my bag to share with the boys.

Yea, it was actually sunny and 70’s out and the picnic table we sat at was in the sun, not thinking anything of it other than the sun felt really good on my face!

After we got done eating, I grabbed a chocolate to offer Jackson and it was completely melted… we still enjoyed them and the laugh we had after Jackson attempted to eat his.


This past weekend was my friend, Stacy’s bridal shower and bachelorette party. It was a hit and Stacy seemed to really enjoy herself!


It made for a very memorable girls night and I was so happy it turned out so good and I was finally able to give back to Stacy who is one of the most selfless people I know!



I can’t wait to toast to her and her Fiancé on their special day in just over a month!


We also went camping this past weekend. Boy was it cold! Iowa weather is so off and on, it could be 80 degrees and sunny one day and the next drop down to 40’s and rain.


But it was still a great time and we had a delicious dinner of kabobs with tons of choices of meat, fish, and shrimp as well as a variety of vegetables, side dishes, and desserts!



And leftover jello shots! (we made 110 for the bachelorette party!)


3 Responses to “Rain Showers & Bridal Showers”

  1. Priscilla May 31, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend!! I’m so glad the shower turned out great 😀 You girls looked beautiful ❤ You're such a great friend Mal and I hope that you will get your happy ending some day very soon…you are so deserving and will make the greatest mommy~xoxo

  2. lifeaslisaknowsit June 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Sounds like a great weekend!!

  3. Lisa Eirene June 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh wow! I’ve never seen baby birds in a nest before–just the eggs. How cool!

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