Saturday, March 16, 2013

happy {barre3} 30th birthday to me!

My birthday is officially my favorite holiday. Who doesn't like a day all about you?!?! And, according to, March 16th is "Everything you do is right day". Um...can you say coincidence!!!

This year I truly wanted to spend time with people who truly love me and will be in my life for a long, long time to come! I also wanted to say thank you to all the people who helped me get where I am today. This last year, year and a half, has been a battle and a blessing.

I decided to spend the day with the people I love the most, at the place I love the most, barre3.

Standing: Jason {husband}, Diane {acupuncturist}, Angela {massage therapist}, Megan {college roommate/friend}, Danielle {coworker and 1/2 of the "tipping point"}, Sam {Sabrina's BF}, Chris {BIL}, Kathy {family friend}, Allison {My Mom}, Mike {FIL}, Bree {Best Friend - 19.5 years}, Matt {BIL}, Brooke {Physical Therapist}.
Kneeling: ME, Robyn {Best friend - 18 years}, Kim {college friend}, Sabrina {Best Friend}, Penny {Step-MIL}, Katie {coworker/friend}, Salina {barre3 instructor}
There were a few more people invited but couldn't attend that are certainly missing from the picture of my support group!! Oh, incase you've noticed, they are wearing name tags. I wanted Salina to be able to know who they all were. Also, I think it helped some of them know each other. Many of them had met each other only once or so.

As a surprise to the group I decided to lead the instruction. I was SSSOOO nervous but as Salina reminded me, everyone who was there loved me and supported me! My favorite part was her advise just before we started - "Don't look at anyone in the eyes, especially the boys. They will mess up your rhythm". It was so true!!

Leading the warm-up!! I'm in the orange.

Step Taps.

Almost perfect synchronization.

Carousel Horse.

Look at the view! I wanted to face them all at some point. I definitely shed a tear. I have an amazing group of people in my life.

Making our booties look good.

The Mom-A-Ratzi getting Jason and I during core work.

I love this place and I love these people.

Teaching my hubby the in's and out's of b3.

Salina, our instructor. She is simply amazing!!!

My father-in-law. He cracked me up. Such a good support to do this for me!

My Mom!! She's been one of my biggest supporters.
After. No one is passed out laying down so I consider that a success!
I cannot say it enough, I love my family and friends. They have molded and shaped my life in so many ways over time. Barre3 has also changed my life. It couldn't have been a better day, combining the people I love with the place I loved. I get the chills just thinking about it.
The best husband could barely walk for 3 days after because he was so sore. I definitely did not evilly laugh at him whenever he got up from the recliner. I swear.
Fingers crossed {that we do this again next year}!!!

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