A Day in the Life of VII

by Bobbi from nhershoes on September 19, 2017 · 1 comment

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I like to do these post every 6 months or so, because they are so fun to look back on and my hope is to encourage someone by showing that I am so not perfect and we are all in this together. This is my first year of working full time as a teacher and being a wife, mamma, friend, and sister,  I am over trying to perfect in it all and my focus is more on being intentional in all areas.

5:30am// Alarm goes off and I so want to stay in bed, but I crawl out of bed and splash some water on my face to wake myself up! Then head to the kitchen, kiss hubby (he’s been up for hours) and put the kettle (well the pot cause I can’t find my kettle, lost it in the move) and boil some water for my french press coffee.

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5:30-6:00am// Try my hardest to spend time in God’s word and read a few devotionals. A lot of times I am so tired I have to just sit and pray. I am not sure when this will get easier. A few of my favorite devotional apps are SheReadsTruth and the IF Gathering. They are free and wonderful! I also love the apps by Paul Tripp and Jesus Calling.

6:00am//Get my green monster ready in the vitamix, but I don’t make it yet because it’s loud and I don’t want to wake RJ quite yet. Or make two eggs, bacon with some avocado.  Set our lunch boxes out and put our bags next to the door.

6:15am// Put on a podcast while I get ready. Put some make up on. I have fallen in love with a few new products and I will save a whole other post. Throw in some dry shampoo, curl my hair and then get dressed. Any awesome podcasts you love????? 

6:45am// Go wake up RJ and get help her get dressed and ready for the day. Some days I just transfer into the car and let her sleep a little longer on our commute. Girl needs like 15 hours of sleep!

6:50am// Blend my smoothie, grab Rj’s breakfast, load up the car and head out! Hubby is great at helping us get out on time, I am blessed he doesn’t head out earlier than we do.

7:00am// Out the door! RJ and I will listen to a bible story app on the way to school or put some jams on. If she’s asleep I listen to another podcast. Or listen to a Vox from a friend, Voxer is the best! I actually have fallen in love with our morning commute. I know, crazy!

7:45am// Arrive at school. Our drive is only 25 minutes, but TRAFFIC makes it longer.

8:00-3:00pm// School Day with Rylee-Joy and kiddos! P.S. These are her school pics, ummmmm when did she get so big! Hubby said I can’t curl hair ever again…oh is he in for some fun as a dad to a beautiful girl.

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3:15pm// Head to the gym. Some days we get out a little later, but I try and leave as soon as we can so we don’t hit any traffic.

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3:45pm// Get to the gym, drop off RJ at they gym childcare, and change. Sometimes I just do a light workout at home. RJ loves to nap after school and this mamma doesn’t wake up a sleeping child if she doesn’t have to!

4:00-4:45pm// Get my workout on! I have been doing a lot of HIIT workouts and free weights. Somedays I am so tired, I will just walk on the “dreadmill”  and listen to the RevWell podcast.

5pm// Get home and start dinner. RJ will run to her play room and play solo till Daddy get’s home. While she plays and dinner cooks I hop in the shower.

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5:45pm// Dad’s HOME!! We all greet him with lots of hugs:) He changes and then plays with RJ until dinner is ready.

6:15pm// Eat dinner as a family as much as we can. I love making recipes with all kinds of yummy ingredients, but let’s be real we eat a lot of the same healthy dinners. Somedays Matt has school or we have an event but most nights we try and eat together. I love FRIDAYS, because we go out for a family date night,  it’s my favorite part of the week! Can’t wait for it get to nice out so we can start going on evening hikes!

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6:45pm// RJ gets screen time and hubby and I catch up about our day.

7:30pm// Matt gives RJ a bath and starts the bedtime routine. I clean up the kitchen and get lunches ready for the next day while watching Parenthood (yep I am re-watching it and it’s just as good) or listening to another podcast. As you can see I am loving podcasts these days.

8pm// RJ is down! But probably not asleep. Hubby most likely doing homework for his MBA program and I will sit down next to him and scroll through Pinterest, Blogs, and or Social Media.  I would like to say that I read a book, but my mind is going all day that I need to zone out for a bit. I am reading Crazy Love right now and loving it!

9:30pm// Brush my teeth, put on some lavender essential oil and grab a book for a bit before I fall asleep. I am trying to be intentional about not having my phone near my at night, I even bought a REAL alarm clock!

10:00pm// LIGHTS OUT!!! I have been really bad about this and it’s more like at 11pm, but I NEED to stop that. 6 hours of sleep just isn’t enough.

This is ever changing and we are tweaking and perfecting our rhythm daily!

Question: What does your night time routine look like? How do you make sure you are getting some down time? 

Also I would love to hear what kinds of posts you would like to see from me? More fitness, lifestyle, faith, family and/or recipes? 

 

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Summer 2017 Recap

by Bobbi from nhershoes on August 30, 2017

in Family & Friends,Home

Hi Friends!

I know it’s been a while, life has been full, hard and lovely. If you haven’t seen any life updates on my Instagram feed or story, let’s just say our family has entered into a new season of major change. I mean yes, we did move to Arizona a year ago and that was a huge shift, but here we are with another wonderful new adventure!

Our first summer here in Arizona was amazing. We did a lot on our summer bucket list: pool days, California visits, baseball games, movie dates, camping, water parks, vacation bible school and bbqs. We truly soaked up our time together, but NOW it’s August and still 111 almost everyday and I am ready for fall to come soon. I know I still have another month of this heat and I will thrive in it, because we are taking two unplanned weekend trips to CA in September as well as a week long trip to Chicago (give me all the green).

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I am glad we did so much this summer, because little did I know God would open up a door for me to start teaching again!! Crazy right? I took a full time job as a Primary Guide (4-6 year olds) at a local Montessori Hybrid here in Phoenix. If you have been following me since the beginning of this blog like 10 million years ago you may remember that I used to work at a Montessori school as a teachers aid. The best part of this job is that RJ get’s to be in my class! I get to be her teacher. The first week was rocky, but each week has gotten so much better. This whole experience has been  a journey for all of us, but we are starting to get into a really good rhythm and I actually have enjoyed my morning commute! I have become addicted to Podcasts and some of my favorites are Revelation Wellness, Mom Struggling Well, Risen Motherhood and Cultivating the Lovely.  What are some of your favorites?!

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We have instituted Friday Family Fun nights! One thing that we have made a priority this year is our family time. We have always did a pretty good job at making date nights a priority, but have not spent too much time making family time a priority. We are a work in progress, but we are making FFF nights a MUST! It’s been so great to look forward to after a long week for us all and a great way to kick off the weekend. Plus there is so many places to eat and do here in Phoenix that we always have a new adventure every Friday. I am going to be writing a weekly FFF on the blog soon!

As far as my fitness I have been taking a lot of Cyclebar classes and hitting up the local box gym for HIIT workouts of my own. I also started running again early on Friday mornings with a new friend and even going on hikes! I can’t wait for fall to come so I can get outside more for workouts. It’s been a bit of a struggle to run here in the summer, it’s just so HOT! But I know fall is just around the corner! I work out a lot less these days, which I am so ok with!!

Ever since I went through Revelation Wellness training back in April, my whole mindset has shifted about my entire health and fitness! I have found so much freedom in how I workout and what I fuel my body with. I pretty much stick to a plant strong/ whole food diet, but I enjoy a beer/glass of wine on occasion as well as a good scoop of nitro ice-cream. Just last night at a baseball game I had street tacos, chips, a bite of hubby’s hot dog (cause I had to have a hot dog bite at a ball game) and a margarita or two 😉 But that’s not what I eat on a daily basis. I used to shame myself after I would eat like that and as well as kill myself in the gym because of it. Now I am learning to let that go and just LIVE…get back on track! To see food as fuel and for enjoyment. But it’s a learning process friends and I am by no means perfect and have to put myself in check often!

We also lost a dear friend this summer and I am not gonna lie it’s been hard, real hard. But we know that God works out everything for his glory and we are thankful that this place is not our home and that one day we will get to see him again in heaven. But is honestly still sucks!

So there you have it, I started a new job, survived (almost) my first summer in AZ, moved into a new house, completed Revelation Wellness training, shifted my whole health mindset, didn’t run once this summer, and started FFF nights!

Just wanted to pop in and say hi, catch up and don’t worry I will be back soon! I hope you all had an amazing summer!

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Question: What was the highlight of your summer? 

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I am still sitting an awe that I ran my 13th marathon !! Crazy right?! My longest run was 14 miles and I only got in about three long runs over 9 miles. I did clean up my eating a ton with the 24 Day Challenge, did CycleBar at least twice a week, lifted three times […]

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