A BOOMing Blogiversary



That’s right! Today is my blog’s anniversary!! I started this little ol’ blog one year from today, with not a clue what would ensue. My very first post was a little jumbled and lacked picture quality, but I knew I was hooked on blogging from that post on!

Holy crap can a lot happen in a year. A year ago. I was a full time planner who had just gotten into running a couple months prior. If you would have told me the twists and turns life would take me in a year, I would have told you you’re talking about some one else.

Some major milestones…

What a crazy-insane-beautiful-fulfilling year!! There were ups and downs, but WOW, so much happened this year. And I plan to make this one a good one – while blogging my little heart out, too 😀 Blogging has been so rewarding and fun, and it’s been so fun having “conversations” daily with you all 🙂



Oh yeah…

HAPPY 4th of JULY!



(If I had to work today, I thought I might as well bring my patriotic attitude!! :D)

Thank you SO much to all the service men and women, especially my BFF Kim, who is in Afghanistan today. I’m SO proud of you!!!!!


What a weekend so far! It’s been the epitome of summer, which I love.

I ended up running my 8 miler on the treadmill! I was a little discouraged that I lost my iPod, and then when I was 3 minutes into my run and my Garmin died, I turned around, made a sports drink using Vega sport:


And drove to the gym. It wasn’t bad. I watched three guys turn a Flip into a FLOP on HGTV. Good times, good times.

After showering my stanky booty, I ran some errands, cleaned, and then it was time to have a little fun.

IMG_7980This is New Belgium Company’s season brew – and it’s organic!


Shane and I split one before taking a fruiter route (don’t mistake, this beer is very tasty!)

But I had promised to make Nectarine Dreams:


I’ll post the recipe on the recipe tab soon, but it’s super easy. Ripe nectarines, ice, and rum!


It was perfect outside.


Perfect weather for grilling – I prepped some veggie packs for Shane to cook on the grill.


Also on the menu was a veggie burger on a whole wheat roll.



Around 9:00 when the sun went down, we headed over to one of Shane’s buddies’ house to watch the UFC fight. We packed a few more Motherships (I accidentally called them motherhoods last night LOL) in a Trader Joe’s cooler bag and were on our way!

IMG_0037Gotta be prepared:)

But, um…they really do this event up in style!


Look closely and you’ll see that picture is on the back of a house. They set up lawn chairs in the backyard, and bring the projector outside to project the picture across the span of the house. It was pretty insane.

Well it’s time for me to tap out (heh..get it?!) and get ready for the day! We’re going to a cookout in a few hours (the same house we were supposed to go to last year that got rained out!) and I again need to shower my stanky face.

Have a happy fourth of July with lots of yummy red, white and blue foods!



Are you making anything today to take to a cookout (or having your own)? I’m bringing a red white and blue cole slaw, and a red white and blue dessert (cookie dough balls!)

Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad! I can only hope to have a marriage as happy and fulfilling as theirs! ❤

Oh! And check back in a day or so…I’m having a MAJOR giveaway for my blog’s 1 year anniversary. MAY-JAH. 😀


15 Responses

  1. Yes, years ago in a Lutheran church in Normal, IL we began a great marriage. Thank you for remembering the date:-)
    Your blog has really come along and is especially cute today. What a fun week end you have started already.
    Hopefully, we will not have to abandon our plans to attend Tony’s party, but we are waiting for the air-conditioning service guy…bummer. See you or not…have a great Fourth of July!!!

  2. Wow, what a packed year! Makes me wonder what’s changed in my life since July 2009. Glad you had some fun – have a happy rest of the 4th!

  3. I love Mothership Wit. It’s nice to hear they make it organic now. I live about 10 miles from the New Belgian brewery in Fort Collins, so we go for (free) tastings all the time. MW is one of my favorites.

    Try it mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with some lemonade sometime. We have a restaurant here that does that, it’s called a Shandy.

    Happy 4th!

  4. Happy 4th and happy blogiversary! 😀

  5. happppppy bloggie bday!

  6. Happy Blogiversary!!!!

  7. Happy bloggy bday! YAY! Sounds like you’ve been through a lot–good and bad. I love your positive attitude 🙂

  8. awwwwww happy blog birthday! Lots of great accomplishments/fun stuff happening for you this past year. Cute fourth of July outfit. And I totally want a nectarine dream- yum! You saw what I made for our bbq yesterday

  9. How cool to have been blogging for a year. I started an online competition prep journal which was through Blogger about a year ago, but it wasn’t really a blog. I say when I switched over to Faith, Fitness, Fun was when I officially began blogging so its only been about 6 months. It will be crazy to look back and see what I’ve been through over a year. You had some big changes in your year! All working for good though. 🙂

  10. What an amazing year you’ve had! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one 🙂

  11. I’m late but HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!! What an amazing year it’s been for you, I feel really lucky that I on some level was able to take part in it. I have a feeling the second year of the blog will be just as great if not better 😉

  12. As usual I’m late to the game after the long weekend which threw me ALL off – but YAY on the one year blogoversary!!! So amazing what you’ve accomplished inside the span of 12 months. Awesome!

  13. […] After clean up and making a couple drinks (hello nectarine dream!) […]

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