I LOVE November!!

Good morning! Happy November everyone! I love November for many reasons…my Wedding Anniversary, my birthday and Thanksgiving!

We just celebrated Buzz’s birthday. It was so much fun, we had a lot of our CA friends come in for the weekend. 🙂 🙂 Lots of great memories for sure!

I miss many people in CA, but I must say we are having fun with old friends that live in Vegas. We know so many here and have been friends for 15 plus years. So cool catching up with them. There are WAY too many restaurants here. lol! It’s crazy! I of course am not complaining…I love trying all new places.

Buzz and I celebrated our 22nd Anniversary on the 1st. I feel so blessed every day to have this man in my life! Life is so much better sharing it with him! 🙂

My birthday is the 21st …I am still trying to decide what I want to do. Eat more? Yes probably!! hehe! 😉

Did you all have a nice Halloween??? The holidays are here again!! This is one of my favorite times of the year… nothing is better than spending time with family and friends!!

I can’t believe we have lived here for a month already…wow time flies! We are settled in and it feels like home. I don’t know how long we will be here, but I do see us staying for awhile. Moving sucks! I have a plan to beat the heat next summer. Luckily we do have a pool which helps. 😉 I think Buzz and I will become “snow birds” sooner than later. hehe! 😉

We went to the drag races this past Sunday…always a great time!! Buzz and I been going to drag races for 27 years!! It was a perfect day to spend outdoors. 🙂

If you know me I always need my nature fix!!! We spent an afternoon in Red Rock Canyon…there are lot of hiking and Jeep trails. We bought a year pass so we can go anytime. My parents are coming to visit soon and I know they would love to drive through. It’s really pretty, it reminds me of a small version of Sedona AZ.

So all this eating out and socializing has made me workout even more and harder!!! I am down to my goal weight and body fat, so now I just need to maintain. I never thought I would love CrossFit as much as I do. My body has responded well to it!! Yes even at 50!! LOL!!! 😉 😉 😉 Buzz and I have done a few yoga classes, but no spin classes yet. That’s next!

I have people asking me if I miss Ca …nope not yet, if ever! The only thing I do miss is riding my bike at the beach. Vegas is working out really good for us… always always go with your gut feelings!!

Well that’s it for now! I will write again soon! Take care everyone!!! 🙂 🙂

Kisses,
Rach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Las Vegas!

Good morning! I am finally getting settled in my new house and getting familiar with my new city. 🙂 🙂 So far…so good. I feel so at home here!!! The weather has been amazing, I am not even thinking about the summer heat yet. 😉 I have a plan to beat the heat!! The people are really nice here too, it has a small town feel. Weird, right? I didn’t expect that from Vegas. I defiantly LOVE the traffic…or should I say lack of. hehe! Buzz and I are getting out and doing some exploring. We drove up to Mount Charleston and did some hiking, it is beautiful with all the Fall colors. There is a ski resort there so looks like I will be skiing this winter, I might try snowboarding. “MIGHT”

Our beach bikes made it to the desert in one piece. YAY! We took them for a spin the other day around the neighborhood and found ourselves by some cool restaurants, grocery stores and a really nice park. Not quite like cruising the beach, but it will work. 😉

Sunday we met up with friends at a really cool restaurant, I felt like I was in the mountains in a lodge/cabin. You all know I love that. 😉 We watched some football, had a few cocktails and talked about life. Some of these friends I have known for over 20 years so of course the “old times” is fun to talk about. So many great memories.

We walked the strip one day…did some shopping and enjoyed a cocktail at the Aria. Wow, there is so much to see and do here. Tonight we are meeting friends for dinner downtown. I haven’t been there in awhile, no doubt it will be very entertaining. It’s strange we live so close to the strip, but it’s so quiet. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds! UBER is becoming my best friend. 🙂

LOVE LOVE LOVE our new gym which is super important to both Buzz and I. It has all the classes we need including yoga and spin class. It also has an amazing cross fit room. 🙂 🙂 🙂

That’s all for now….hope you all have a great day/week/month depending when I write again. Ready for Halloween???

Kisses,

Rach

Where to start?

First I want to say Happy October everyone!! It’s time for my monthly post. 😉 So much has happened in my life since I last wrote. The main thing is that we moved to Las Vegas!

I am super excited about what’s to come! Sometimes you must make changes to grow. I am not afraid of change like I once was, I embrace it. 😉

California was a great stepping stone…I always told Buzz we would probably stay there 2-5 years. I was right, as usual. lol Just joking! 😉 I knew it would not be my final destination. Life is a journey and we must go where we are called to go. You just know…I always follow my instincts, they are never wrong. 🙂

I must say it feels awesome to be back in the desert with the warm sunny days. I don’t know a lot about Vegas yet, but I am liking what I see so far. It was great living by the ocean, but honestly I was getting bored of it. I think CA is a beautiful state, but it’s so overcrowded. I just can’t get over the traffic there. (at least in LA county) I just can’t justify wasting precious life sitting in a car surrounded by sooooo many people.  I would not change the experience I had there, I learned so much and met some awesome friends!! CA has changed me forever and I will always be grateful for that. The timing was perfect, as it usually is. 🙂 It’s now time to challenge myself in new surroundings. I am ready for new experiences and to strengthen a life I already love so much!! The past has been great, but looking toward an even better future! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here are some pics I wanted to share! I hope you continue to follow me on my new journey! 😉

Kisses,

Rach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello September! =)

Good morning everyone! 🙂 Happy Labor Day…I hope you all enjoy the holiday with friends and family. I have some things to do, but I might head to the beach later. I always love September, means cooler temps and FOOTBALL!

I have been waking up so early lately…I have always been a morning person and I love my mornings. I think some of you can relate, but not many. hehe! 😉 It’s just so peaceful and quiet…I can get my thoughts and goals together for the day without interruption.

I have sooooo much going on right now, Buzz and I are getting ready for a big move once again. I don’t have time to go into details right now, but I will say I am so excited!!! I am so grateful for the present and the past, but looking forward to the future! Change is good, I can say I am not afraid of it anymore. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have learned to enjoy the journey…this thing called life is so short. I am ready to explore new things…and when I say that I mean out of my box things. (not adult)

I am continuing my fitness in full force. Buzz too! I am so proud of us both honestly…we have not only changed our bodies, but our minds in so many ways. A healthy lifestyle never felt so good. 😉 I have already toured the new gym that I will be joining and it’s amazing!! It offers everything I need and more.

I am going to be really busy now for awhile, but I will be sure to post here at least once a month. (maybe more)

Check out my Twitter and Instagram…I try and post there often. Here’s a look at my recent pics! ENJOY your day everyone…wishing you all the best.

Kisses,
Rach

 

 

 

 

Hello August!!!! ;)

Hello everyone!! August is almost half over already…geesh where does the time go???? The days/weeks/months just fly by! I have a lot going on now!! Lots and lots of changes coming into my life once again ….and I am sooooo excited about it. :)))) Details to come!

I have been working so hard on my health, I think I am actually addicted to physical activity for the first time in my life. I will thank Cross Fit for that. I love it! It is hard, but I love challenging myself. My body is changing and I am really happy with the changes.  I am still doing yoga, spin classes and exercising at the beach. I started jogging in the sand recently too. I can’t wait to get my breasts done (smaller) …I will be able to exercise better. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of BIG boobs, but the time has come for me to go smaller.

My parents were here visiting for 2 weeks. We had a lot of fun!!! 🙂 They are slowing down a bit, but we had a great time. Family time is the best time, I feel extremely blessed to have quality time with them still.

I FINALLY got in some camping time!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 A group of us got together and enjoyed nature. The weather was perfect…sunny and warm during the day and great tent snuggling weather at night. We hiked, ate some really good food, enjoyed some cocktails around the fire, listened to some good music and played games. Take me back!!!! 😉

That’s about all for now…I promise to write more soon!
Kisses,

Rach

 

 

 

 

Not quite August yet :)

Good morning!! I know it’s not August yet, but I have a little extra time this morning to type in my blog for the 2nd time in July. 🙂 🙂

After I finished my last blog I felt my first earthquake ever!! It was crazy, I was sitting on my stability ball at my desk and it started rolling. Weird timing, right? I kind of ignored it, I just thought I was a little dizzy from my coffee (caffeine) I am very sensitive to it. Not sure how I can drink Vodka/Red Bulls and it doesn’t seem to bother me. LOL! Ha! 😉 Buzz was in his office and said “babe, did you feel that?” It was a little scary I must admit. That was the 4th Of July,  then another one hit on the 5th. That one I was chilling on the couch watching Stranger Things and it actually started shaking things in my house! YIKES! Let’s hope the big one isn’t coming anytime soon. 🙁

I am SUPER excited this morning, my parents are coming for a visit. YAY!!! I have so many fun things planned. They are excited to get out of the Arizona heat for a bit and relax at the beach. 🙂 🙂 I am so grateful that both my parents are happy and healthy still in their 70’s. 🙂

Speaking of the beach, the weather is FINALLY getting nice enough to enjoy!! Meaning the sun is coming out and the temps are heating up. Woohoo!!

Buzz and I went to Black’s Beach a few times recently. If you don’t know…it’s a nude beach! YES Buzz did take some pics of me, but I am still waiting for them. Since he switched phones getting photos from him is like pulling teeth. 😉 It’s really pretty there and totally chill. It’s quite the hike to get there though. Wow! I guess it’s not easy access for obvious reasons. If you go..pack some sneakers!! I watched people hike barefoot and even with flip flops. I am such a klutz, that wouldn’t work for me. 😉

Tomato season has arrived! Yay! I know it doesn’t take a lot to excite me. hehe! It’s just something that reminds me of Nebraska growing up! I have such great memories and picking tomatoes out of our garden is one of them. Plus they are so delicious, the store ones just suck! I can’t wait to have a garden someday!!!

I am getting super excited to go camping soon. We just tested our new tent yesterday and it literally took a little over a minute to set up. AND that was without reading any directions. 🙂 🙂 🙂 This nature girl is 100 percent READY!!!! Take me to the mountains!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will take the mountains over the beach any day!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!!  I will write again soon!!

Kisses,
Rach