Happy Little Distracting Friday! (and i feel like a little celebrity)

First, I have to say a GIGANTIC thank you Meg from A Dash of Meg and Laura from Sprint2theTable. I have been following these girls for a LONG time on their blogs. They are two women that have inspired me to follow my dream of entering this blogging world. Also, they have been inspiring through my fitness journey. Even being “fit”, it’s still a struggle some days to get up off my booty and get the job done. Reading blogs, and other people stories, reminds you that you’re not alone!
Hence, my HUGE blog subscription addiction! 😛

So thank, thank, thank you for Meg your #high5fri! PS LOVE THE NEW button!! 🙂 And a very big Thank you to Laura for giving me one of my new FAVORITE snacks!!

I also was SOOOO EXCITED last weekend! I think this was as close to meeting a celebrity for me! (yes, i’m a dork!).  My soulmate workout creator, Chalene Johnson liked my photo on Instagram!! Then, not only that, her sister, Jenelle Summers, commented on one of my photos!! Talk about motivation to keep going!  These two gals are an amazing representation of taking a dream and making it a reality!  Not only motivating in fitness, but life in general!!

Back to reality…

Today, my dad and I needed a little distraction, so we decided to go Apple Picking.  We do live in Upstate NY!  Well, google then informed me that unfortunately, due to a early bloom in April and then a frost in May we don’t have any UPick Apples in the area.  So we got in the car and drove to Hudson Valley.  I’m not 100% sure where we ended up, but somewhere near Poughkeepsie.  We went to Dubois Farms.  They had a beautiful farm, and were getting ready for a festival tomorrow.  The woman at the counter informed us that they had two varieties of apples available for picking, one was Gala and then there was another one I can’t remember.  But I wasn’t sure which one was more tart.  My dad went back in and asked, and came back out with one of the owners!  He was a great guy and told us about a few other varieties they had.  They were opening two other rows tomorrow for the Festival, but let us pick from them today.  Proof IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK!

This worked into our advantage.  We got to get almost 15 lbs of Crimson Crisp.  I have never heard of this type!  Sweet and tart and DELICIOUS!!!

Had to grab a photo of my dad and his happy moment!  He was so excited about the tree picker thingie!  He was gone in a total of 5.2 seconds!

I know it may sound like I complain that “i live with my dad…”  However, I DO NOT regret moving in with him for a second.  Our relationship has completely changed.  When my mom was alive, she was my best friend.  I told her EVERYTHING.  I really mourned the loss of that after she died.  Heck, I still mourn that.  However, I now have that with him.  My dad worked his butt off to give my mom, sister and I the life we could have hoped for.  That sacrifice was working 12 hour days.  We had a good relationship with him, don’t get me wrong! But it was mostly weekend time.  I can now tell him anything and everything.  He is both supportive by motivating me as well as calling me out on things!  When I move away from him, I will miss him like crazy.  But I know it will be good for us to grow on our own!
Us being together for the last 2.5 years has been the ultimate expression that “Everything Happens for a Reason”.


Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

What’s your favorite variety of apple??