Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday's Joy Jam!

Happy Friday, girlies! I don't know about you but I am soooo ready for Friday and Thanksgiving Break!

I started my morning teaching Seminary to my class then went to the gym for a 25 minute jog/walk then I was able to spend 55 minutes at the massage therapist. Oh what JOY that brought me!! I am feeling so good now {big smile on my face}

Sooo many things bring me JOY! Here are a few of them....

No, I don't have these shoes...{sure wish I did!} These represent 2 weeks of exercising. November 7th I committed myself to an on-line Healthy Holiday Challenge for 8 weeks. I have a partner and everything:) In 2 weeks I have joined the gym again and do anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes of cardio, stretching or yoga a day. It was slow going at first but as of yesterday I was adding jogging bursts during my treadmill time. My heart and mind are all in sync...feels so good:)

Along with working out I am eating cleaner {trying to avoid high fat snacks and sugar} as well as drinking more water. There is nothing so good as an ice cold glass of water with lemon. Makes me feel good inside and out.

Oh how I LOVE Thanksgiving! Each year I spend the morning cooking turkey, stuffing, pototoes and more while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the kids. I make sure and have Christmas tunes close by, too.

Would you look at these two?? Jackson and Emma!! This seems like ages and ages ago...but yet, it doesn't. Funny how that goes. Em was about 3 here and Jacks was 5.

Here they are today....nearly 17 and 14.

And finally I am soooo JOYFUL because of this cold-blooded man....;)

Yes, Breaking Dawn opened at 12:01!!! My family and I have our tickets and will be headed to theaters EARLY for our 9:45 show tonight. Can't wait!!!

I love the idea of JOY and am linking up with a NEW blog. Check it out!

Link up here.

What's bringing you JOY this week??


  1. Thank you so much for joining the Joy Jam today. Congratulations on your exercise and I LOVE lemon & water too. (have you ever started your day with hot water & lemon? soooo lovely). Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. It gave me joy to read your blog post today. :-)

    Louise Xx

  2. Wow you are incredibly motivated! Great to hear it brings you so much joy! Wishing you a joy filled thanksgiving!

  3. Mmm water and lemon... now I want some for myself too LOL! Your family sounds so great when I see those pictures. Smile!!

    Have a nice Sunday. :-)
    PS: I can't wait to see breaking dawn too. Jacob! LOL. :-))

  4. Dear Leslie-oh!! I can't believe how fast your little ones have grown up!!! I simply can't imagine Tara as a teen!!! Yes...funny how time goes by so fast!! Oh!! I am watching Oprah's lifeclass too...haven't been able to see them all. I just love them...full of insights and inspiration and aha moments.
    p.S. I will get an address to you Leslie-we are in the process of moving right now so things are super hectic.
    P.S. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving:) xxx


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