Friday, December 5, 2014

A Good Laugh

You know those rude people that almost enjoy seeing people fall or trip?? 

Well… I can blame this one on my Mom, but I am one of those people that can't help but die laughing when I see someone trip… 

I know I know, this is awful of me but I just find it to be one of the funniest things EVER.
Like fall to the ground, pee your pants, funny!

But then again, sometimes I don't feel that bad because I have had my fair share of tripping and falling incidents..
Like the one time I completely fell off the stage in high school, or the time I tripped in the middle of a school assembly.

With finals around the corner, Ammon and I have been practically living in the library.
Last night, after a long day of studying, we went to the grocery store at midnight because we had zero food in the house.

While walking up and down the cereal isle, back and forth 100 times, because Ammon couldn't decide which one he wanted,  he wrapped his arm around my waist.

I thought he was just being cute, but noooo.. the little sneak tripped me! 

I fell to the ground, laughing uncontrollably. Not so much at him tripping me, but what it reminded me of..

While we were dating, we were walking around BYU's campus, just chattin away, when I decided I was going to trip him.
(I had tried before but it never worked because he is just so big)

I was determined. 

Walking side by side, I wrapped my leg around his, and we were BOTH done for.

We both fell flat on our faces! 

Ammon was totally taken off guard because he had no idea it was coming, & I was completely  surprised because I didn't plan on falling with him!
After we both realized what had just happened, we sat there in the middle of campus, laughing until it literally hurt!

Sometimes it feels so good to just laugh… and laugh.

Being married to Ammon, this happens
quite frequently!

The little things are the things that make life so enjoyable!

have a happy friday!

courtney jo

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Bucket List

Ammon had the fun idea to put together a list of things to do while we are up visiting our families.

we like to take full advantage of the time we have with them!

so here is our
 December Bucket List 

1. Build a snowman -- that is, if we ever get snow!
(ammon wants to build a snow fort too.. he is a child i swear!)

2. Go night sledding^^
we did this while we were dating & loved every second!

3. Visit Temple Square to see the lights
always a must!

4. GO SKIING!-- at least once…

5. Listen to our Christmas playlist.. over and over!
we started before thanksgiving.. oops..

6. Go ice skating & get hot chocolate

7. Finish our temple names…
we will be less than two minutes away from a temple.. YAY!

8. Go running in the snowy mountains.. if it ever snows.

9. Kiss under a mistletoe!
sadly, I never have.. we are checking this one off the list this year..

10. Remember the true meaning of Christmas!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Post Thanksgiving HIIT workout

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!

My heart is still so full with love & gratitude for all the I have!
i truly am one blessed girl!

on top of feeling full of gratitude,
i am also feeling full from all the yummy food I ate!

so to burn off all that deliciousness I am sure we all indulged in,
I have a full body HIIT workout for you to try!

like i have said before, i am no professional, this is just what works for me, and maybe it will work for you too!

if you are just starting to work out I recommend getting your cardio up before starting HIIT workouts!

 but if you are a ready for a challenge, this is perfect for you!

make sure you get a good warm up before you start..
i normally jog on the treadmill until I'm warm & stretch for a bit too.

okay here is how it works!

  • set your timer for five minutes, complete the circuit as many times as you can before the timer goes off-- if you really want to push yourself, don't rest between circuits, or limit your rest period to 30 seconds
  • alternate circuits 3x or more (will take 30 minutes) if you want more of a challenge, do as many as you can!
  • try not to stop unless it's the rest period, but if you have to take a break make sure you keep moving-- it's important to keep your heart rate up
  • during the one minute rest period, drink water
  • when you are finished make sure you stretch, continue drinking water, & eat something!
if you have any questions, feel free to ask me!
i am happy to answer anything & help in any way i can!

let me know if you try it :)

courtney jo