Sometimes and Always #10

Sometimes: I count down the days until another deadline/milestone  is achieved and get excited to relax and enjoy some 'recharge time' before my next adventure begins. 
Always: My 'recharge time' is cut short and within the space of 2 days I'm again faced with upcoming deadlines and stress. I think that life is too hectic and fast paced. I desperately wish there was a slow down button.
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Sometimes: I really want to give in to gluttony and eat an extra red velvet cupcake or ginormous portion of baked ziti. There are days where I get so bored/tired of dieting and ponder whether life is too short to count Weight Watchers points.
Always: I see a photo from 2 years ago and think "Holy Crap! What a chunk!" Comparing my weight and healthiness now to how I was before fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride. I'm so happy that I stuck with it. I am now over 40lbs lighter and just 6 away from my all time goal. It feels AMAZING!

Sometimes: Life hands you and your loved ones unexpected, wonderful, exciting news.
Always: I smile as I remember that everything happens for a reason and get so excited for what the future holds. (I'll share more on this when the time is right...and before you all start asking, although I'd love to be, I am NOT pregnant...You can go ahead and close your mouth now, Dad).
Sometimes: I see Magpies.
Always: I sing the song aloud. And today as I sang the song, something special happened that I'll remember for a long time. It made me laugh and I am positive those Magpies were sending me some sort of message!
Sometimes: I get caught up in life and completely forget that Wimbledon starts the end of June!
Always: I find out the day before and spend the following night tossing and turning with excitement. It is by FAR my favorite sporting event of the year. The hubby knows  this and I am hopeful that someday we'll come back to visit England in June so that I can spend a day there drinking white wine and eating British strawberries and cream. My idea of heaven. (Hey Carl....Happy Birthday to me....Happy Birthday to meeee...Happy future Birthday to meeeeeee. Happy Birthday to me!
Sometimes: I forget that I now have two places I call home.
Always: The thought of leaving Liverpool fills me with such sadness. I don't want to say goodbye to my beautiful English home, family and friends. I hate that no matter where Carl and I live in the world we'll be separated from one or both of our families. I wish someone would hurry up and invent a damn time machine already!

That's all for me this afternoon, lovelies! But What are your Sometimes and Always? Link up with us here and share!  :)
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, my beautiful blog friends!
Lots of love, love, love,


  1. you look stinkin' amazing! way to go girl! Of course splurging every once in awhile isn't a terrible thing...sometimes a red velvet cupcake is worth it! ha! Sometimes...

    1. Awwww, thanks petal! So sweet! Hahaaa I agree that a red velvet cupcake is worth it sometimes...as in tomorrow afternoon kind of worth it. Haa! xoxo

  2. Hi beauty!
    Love this post... You are so beautiful! Can't wait to hear whatever "news" you might have! I'm excited for you to be back in the states (I feel closer to you then!) But I know you'll miss it there! It's just amazing what a blessing it's been to you to get to be there awhile. Praying that the adjustment goes well lovey! Take care! Xo :)

    1. Kenz you're always such a sweetheart, don't you get exhausted being so lovely all of the time?! Haha!! Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts, I'm praying that the adjustment goes well too :) But we have such supportive families and friends I'm sure we'll be fine and dandy in no time :) I'm so excited to be back home, and I definitely think we need to plan a meet up at some point in the near future! :)

      Take care cutie pie! xoxo

  3. Such a wonderful post! I hope and pray life continues sweet blog friend! Cheers from the states!

    1. that would be that life continues to bless you

  4. You look freaking AMAZING in that picture girlfriend. Seriously...you are going to be such a gorgeous bride!!! Oh, and you will be happy to know that I am linking up too!!!!

  5. You look amazing. When I have the urge to dive into sweets I look at old pictures too, it definitely makes me step away from the chocolate chip cookies!

  6. You look amazing! But I definitely don't think you look like a chunk in that first picture! :) Anyway, I admire your self control! It totally pays off!

  7. I bet it really would be so hard to leave a place like that!! You are stunning!! So inspiring to be so dedicated to getting healthy!!

    Thanks for linking up!!


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