As I mentioned in my post last week, life has been busy! Sadly that means I’ve had less time to blog, although if I’m being honest, I have not felt very inspired to write lately. But today I feel like writing so I am catching you up on everything we’ve been up to over the past few weeks.
Chris and Justin Update
First and foremost, I want to update on Chris and Justin since I haven’t in awhile. We are 5 months out from the kidney transplant and they are both doing great! Justin’s body seems to have adjusted to one kidney and he has been feeling totally normal. He is able to travel, work out, and live life just as he did before the transplant. Well mostly. He’s not supposed to do any extreme sports in the future, but I think he’s ok with that. Chris is continuing to do very well also and that is something I am thankful for every day. His creatinine continues to be stable and he is now going to the doctor once a month for check-ups. That is huge considering he was going 3-4 days a week right after the transplant. We have come so far! It is truly amazing. I will never take a healthy husband for granted.
We paid off Chris’ Car
You may remember a few months ago when I wrote about paying off my car. Well… drumroll… we paid off Chris’ car this month! There are officially no car payments in our household and we are so excited! We have added so much flexibility to our finances over the last year and not having to stress about money is something you really can’t put a price on.
One of my best friends is getting married soon! Brooke and I have been friends since Kindergarten, so if you do the math based on my recent 30th birthday, that’s 25 years of friendship! At the end of January, we had a girls weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas for her bachelorette party. We had a great time and did lots of wine tasting that weekend. She is my oldest friend and it was so much fun celebrating her.
The festivities continued last weekend with her bridal shower.
Her wedding weekend will be here so soon and I can’t wait to celebrate!
After the shower I went to visit my friend Melinda’s twin girls. They were born in December and I went to see them a few days after they were born, but they were in the NICU so it was a very quick visit. I was able to hold them last weekend and it was so much fun. Who doesn’t love babies?
Young Living Essential Oils
I recently discovered Young Living essential oils and apparently I am late to the party on this one. I’ve been curious about them for awhile but never took the time to research them. Lucky for me, my best friend is a distributor and answered all of the questions I had. So far I am really loving them! I diffuse various oils every night when we go to bed and if I happen to forget, Chris reminds me because he likes them too. I’ve been drinking lemon water every morning and when I was nauseous last week I had almost instant relief with the help of an oil called Digize. I love the oils so much I even bought a cute storage rack and hung it in my closet.
80 Day Obsession
I am continuing on my health and fitness journey and am on Day 39 of 80 Day Obsession. Almost halfway through! I have to say, I am really loving this program. The workouts are challenging in a good way. I prefer strength training and there are 4 strength training workouts every week, which is right up my alley. I don’t love cardio so I struggle through those workouts, but overall I am loving this program. The meal plan has been an adjustment and I admit I haven’t been 100% on track with that, but I am trying. I haven’t lost too much weight yet but there is more to health than the number on the scale. I am definitely getting stronger, my clothes are starting to fit differently, and I am building confidence. There are still several weeks to go in this program and I am excited to see what my final results will be! I will update again when I have officially finished 80 Day Obsession.
Lyssa and Levi are doing great, as per usual. They’ve been a little cooped up lately because we have had a week straight of rain in Dallas, but the sun finally came out yesterday and they are loving it! They spent most of the day running around the backyard playing. I love our pups!
Well, I think you guys should be all caught up on what’s been going on in our lives! I hope to get back to blogging regularly very soon! Let me know what you would like to see from me!
Until next time… 🙂