Virtual Coffee Date [We’re MOVING]

by Bobbi from nhershoes on August 8, 2016 · 7 comments

in Virtual Coffee Date

Morning friends!

Oh boy do I have so much to tell you about! I hope you all have had an amazing summer. I can’t believe ours is coming to an end. How about you sit down, grab a cup of iced coffee or tea and let’s chat for a little bit.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you… That we took a trip to Yosemite with 7 families and it was the trip of a lifetime! I have been to many beautiful parts of our country, but Yosemite is for sure one of the most breathtaking ones of all. We had such a good time hiking, exploring, playing in the creek, sitting by the campfire and just being still. If you have never been to Yosemite I encourage you to put it on your bucket list, you won’t be disappointed!

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…That this is my last week of working up at camp. It has been an incredible nine weeks of fun and I am so glad I said yes. I have gotten to connect with so many of the amazing summer staff,  encouraged by many of the campers, enjoy some fresh air in the mountains, watch RJ learn and sing about Jesus everyday, and work with my hubby again! My favorite part of the week was Monday nights where I got to lead a LET’S GLOW class filled with some Zumba and drumstick action! I love love love teaching Zumba and I hope I can do it again somewhere soon!

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…We put our house up for SALE! This is only the beginning of the big changes that are taking place in our family. We have lived in our house for almost 9 years and we have LOVED it. It has been our cozy cottage that we humbly called home. This summer God has opened our ears and eyes to new adventures he wants to take us on for his glory and we are leaning in and following his lead. At first I cried a lot about leaving our first home. So many amazing memories and this is the first house RJ came home to. I have a lot of peace about it now and I can’t wait to make new memories in our new home. We are praying it sells QUICK!

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you… That my hubby is no longer at Forest Home. He loved working at Forest Home for 7+ years, but it was time to say his goodbyes. He has a lot of new doors opening for him and his praying which direction to go. Either way I am excited to see where God puts him and how he gets to use all of his amazing talents.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…That we are MOVING to ARIZONA!! Ok, before you say how hot it is WE KNOW 😉 We actually love the dry heat and we love Arizona. I mean I am a California girl through and through but we are ready for a little slower pace of life and a place to grow our family. We do have family and friends in Arizona which is awesome and I lived their for five years of my childhood and loved it. We will have a pool and a guest room, because we know we will have so many visitors. We love that the cost a living is lower in AZ, it’s a lot cleaner, it still has diversity, love the country and city life, the active lifestyle, the food scene is amazing, and of course we love BASEBALL! Maybe AZ will just be a short season, we don’t know but it is the next big step we will be taking as soon as our house sells.

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…That we will miss our family and friends here in California and that this decision hasn’t been an easy one. I know we will keep in touch and see so many of them still. That’s the great thing about the community we have built, it’s a strong one that supports us no matter where we live. We also know that God will provide a community for us wherever we go and we can’t wait to meet new people. Like I said it hasn’t been an easy decision, many tears have been shed!

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…That we got a mini van! We traded in my Honda CRV (which I loved) and got a Toyota Sienna. The CRV has no airflow in the back seat and RJ was always a sweaty hot mess, even in California. So I can’t imagine when we move to Arizona what she would be like. Also the leather seats would fry our legs! We also want to grow our family and new that a van would be something we would get sooner or later. We are so blessed to have friends that own a car dealership that we love and trust! I am loving the van so far and I am praying for each of these extra seats to be filled 🙂

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you…That we are in a season of praying bold prayers and taking bold steps like never before! Not everyone agrees with all of our decisions, but we have to do what’s best for our family and we are the only ones that it all needs to make sense to. We believe our cause is greater than our comfort!  We can’t wait for this next chapter in our story! Prayers are welcomed 🙂

Question: What’s been one of biggest changes you have had to make in your life? Was it a move? Career change?  A lifestyle change? 

 

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Grace Over Hustle

by Bobbi from nhershoes on July 11, 2016 · 4 comments

in Rambling

Cause I am long overdo for a post! How are you friends?!

I wanted to chat with ya’ll about something that has been heavy on my heart, the word HUSTLE. I feel like people always ask me how I fit everything in each day and can I just tell you I DON’T! Yes, I make fitness and healthy eating a huge priority for our family, but I am FAR FROM PERFECT and far from hitting the mark each day (you should see our mud room)! I love that I get the joy of staying home with RJ and also get to work with her right by my side, but truth be told I am so not about the “hustle”.

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Sometimes it is hard to see other bloggers, friends, IG’rs, Facebook  and not compare myself to what they are doing with their fitness businesses and with their lives, but more than anything I try and applaud them and yell, “YOU GO GIRL!!”. Cause we all need to stop judging and comparing and instead we need to be giving more high fives! It’s not the season I am in right now, but they are ROCKING IT!

When I posted my “Day In the Life Of” blog post, it did kinda hit me how busy my life “looks”. I put it out there to show that there is a balance and that believe me everyday does not look that pretty. I still have down time though like nap times, early morning, night time after RJ is down and I even my workouts are ME time. So not every hour is jammed packed, but I like to think of it more as a FULL life not a busy one. But like I said I am ready to slooooooowwwwww down even more. I am sure God senses that and has something crazy in store for us to force us to be still 😉

I do miss blogging more, cooking yummy recipes every night, and running marathons (ok I don’t miss running marathons), but that was a fun 7 years we had. I love the life I am living right now, the messy one, the imperfect one, the learning daily one. The older I get the more I care less about what others think or say and the more desperately crave authenticity!

Right now I want to be aggressively GRATEFUL! I want to plant my feet just where God has them right now. Yes there will be moments where I jump out of bed and will be RUNNING hard towards new dreams and new goals, but right now I want to take care of my family and our home. I think this little GO GETTER needs to hang her hat for a moment and THRIVE where she is at.

I feel like my brain has been trained that I have to be DOING SOMETHING and not be complacent. The world keeps telling me to HUSTLE, HUSTLE, HUSTLE! I think complacency and being still are two completely different things. I can be still and yet be doing so much from right where I am at. Maybe that looks more like just hustling in the home 🙂

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Question: Anyone else feel like there ready to stop HUSTLING, stop RUNNING and just sit and soak it all in? To live in the here and now.  I know I am and I am making some space to do so.

Thanks for listening to my rambles, I am sure it was all over the place 😉

 

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