Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"All I Wanna Do is Zum, Zum, Zum and Boom Boom"

ZUMBA, that is. 

For those of you that know me well -- you know I like to pretend that I can dance. Whether its in my living room with my hubby, in the kitchen to provide entertainment for Ruby while she dines, or at the gym. You will find me front and center at our gym's Zumba classes 3 or 4 times a week (unless of course, I have a house to client that needs to see a home at that time).

Many of you also know that my word of the year is JUMP. So I couldn't help but share this pic of a Zumba Jump. So poetic, huh? 

Why the heck am I sharing this?

The energy garnered from Zumba class stays with me for about 24 hours post class. That energy fuels my drive to JUMP at my clients needs, but more importantly their wants

It reminds me that its FUN to shake it like a Polaroid picture, on occasion. And that no matter how dog-tired I may be from yesterday's work load---I started today with look OUT!

What's your Zumba? I would LOVE to hear from you.

Monday, August 12, 2013

How do you say "Rodeo Drive?"

In Beverly Hills, it has a ring to it that sounds a tad different than the one I grew up with.

Our family of four traveled "home" to Phillipsburg the first weekend in August for Rodeo. The first night official night of Rodeo is Thursday with performances from animals, cowboys, cowgirls, and clowns through the grand finale Saturday night.

Rodeo parade kicks off the Saturday festivities where Eli and Ruby Kate helped line the streets of Main (otherwise known as Highway 36) to watch the town floats (consisting of cheerleaders, high school band, &local businesses), tractors, bicycles, and horses parade through town. We had front row seats and those two collected more candy than any Halloween night.

I won't bore you with the details of our every move...

In summary: We are blessed to get to go "home" to Rodeo weekend where we find family reunion potluck dinner waiting for us post-parade, loads of classmates home for the event and eager to catch up on life outside of Facebook, action-filled Rodeo events and an overall sense of belonging that can be found nowhere else but "HOME."

If you are looking for a new place to call home - I want to matter how you say Rodeo.