Hi friends! How is your week going? MONTH going?

I know it’s been a while and I have so needed to post, but don’t worry that is about to change! We are finally getting settled in to Arizona and I am LOVING it! I have a fun post in the works about some of the fun things we have found here and also big changes that are about to come.

First, I need to tell you all about the Refresh Summit that is coming up in less than 40 days in Tennessee at Deer Run Retreat center and the thought of it brings a huge smile to my face and my eyes start to get welled up with tears. You see the minute the front door opens and I see the women walk in, I know GOD is about to do great GREAT things and he shows up like no other!!

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Alright so what is the Refresh Summit? Well if you don’t know anything about it let me start from the beginning. God put it on my heart over 5 years ago to do a retreat for women that combined faith and fitness in a whole new way. To gather women together under one roof to sweat, worship, eat, laugh, pray, cry and dance together! In short the Refresh Summit is a time to get away with friends old and new, to be inspired to live a life rooted in Christ and to find a healthy balance of fitness and faith!

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This year’s theme is HOME….mind, body and soul….. where is your Home?

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Here is a short breakdown of this year’s tentative schedule :

Check in is on Friday November 4th and check out is Sunday November 6th around 11am. When you first get there you can enjoy a massage, foot soak, stillness on the porch with a good book, or go for a walk in the forest. Deer Run is tucked into the most beautiful woods of Tennessee and if you don’t get a real fall where you are at (I don’t) than it’s a perfect time to see what real fall looks like. I am already excited about busting out my scarves and boots!

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This year we are hosting a Friday night GNI (girls night in). Ladies can get dressed up if they choose for a fancy dinner in, but then quickly change into their cozies for the rest of the evening!

After dinner we will gather in the living room around the cozy fire for worship with Jessica Lamb and a message from Amia Freeman. 

Right after dinner we will enjoy some HOLY YOGA by candlelight and probably fall asleep at the end 🙂

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After Holy Yoga it’s free time where we stay up late into the night chatting about life!

Saturday morning begins with, “Coffee with Jesus”.….some quiet moments with the Lord before we start the day with sweat!  We begin the day with worship and then get right to workouts and different sessions. This year we will have the following sessions from 9-3pm with a yummy lunch in between:

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Bootcamp- with Lindsay Wright 
Kickboxing- with ME!
Zumba with- Amia Freeman
Hike/Prayer Walk -with Etta Gibson
Body Image Freedom- with Alice Montegero 
Nutrition with- Dr. Megan Little 
When God’s Plans Aren’t Your Plans- Savannah Davis 

After the workshops is PURE FREE TIME!!! To rest, relax, get a massage, paint, read your Bible, share a cup of coffee with a friend, go for a walk….it’s whatever you need TIME!

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Then we gather for another amazing meal and then enter into a beautiful time of worship and hear from Amia. After our gathering we get ready for a fun night of GLOW ZUMBA PARTY!!!! This year we have a super fun theme planned for the attendees and we can’t wait to see the costumes that come out! Last year was 80’s themed.

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Sunday morning comes and no ones wants to say goodbye 🙁 Seriously we have all become sisters by the end and it is so hard to say goodbye! We will start the morning with some deep stretching and worship. We have one last session with Amia and finish the summit with prayer, a continental breakfast,  and a sweet raffle!

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Well that’s the weekend in short…but there is so much goodness packed in there. We would love for you to join us, you can register here!  We have a few spots left and don’t let money be a reason you can’t make it, we do have scholarships available. JOIN US! 

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Virtual Coffee Date [We’re MOVING]

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

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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

July 11, 2016

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 […]

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{A Day In the Life Of} Part V

June 21, 2016

Hello friends! It has been almost 6 months since I have done a “Day in the Life Of” post and they are one of my most favorite posts to write. Every day never looks the same, but we do have a lot of routines that are the same. So I am gonna pick a Monday […]

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