Thinking out Loud 8/11/16

August 11, 2016 in About Me

Hi guys and happy Thursday!! Comin’ from you in Maine this Thursday because my fam and I are on a little vaca here for a few days! πŸ™‚ Going to be linking up with Amanda today for another thinking out loud! Get ready for some random ramblings and things on my brain πŸ˜€ 

1. Have y’all been watching the gymnasts in Rio?? The girls absolutely KILLED it Tuesday night. Like seriously- they are so amazing. I cannot wait to watch more and see them keep doing their thang πŸ™‚ 

2. Babysitting is exhausting. How do kiddos have so much energy nonstop. I babysat Monday and Tuesday but these kids are pretty cute when they’re not jumping on me or arguing. And it is good money which is always a win! 

3. I’m still smiling about the fact that I got to spend the entire morning with my blogging BFF Marina on Saturday. Can we hang again soon please?? This gal is SO genuine and down to earth. I feel like we could’ve talked for hours!! So much love for her <3 

4. Also smiling about only having one shift this week at GNC. As much as I love my job, it’s nice to have a little break! 
5. On Monday night, I had the pleasure of FaceTiming Emily which was SO awesome. This Jesus lovin’, beautiful, down to earth, and incredibly kind soul is one that I’m so blessed to have in my life! <3 

6. I got to spend the morning with my dad yesterday, go to church, and eat waffles with pb and drink a big mug of coffee while blog reading. It just made me feel so at peace and was the morning I really needed! 

7. Yesterday I also had an amazing yoga flow at home which put my body and mind at peace. 

8. I can’t believe I move back into school in less than three weeks! So much to get done, but I know it all will. Definitely a little nervous for school to start back up again, but at the same time I am super excited!! I know that everything will be fine and I God on my side through it all. πŸ™‚

9. Last night I left for Maine with my fam and we got in around 10! I’m so excited for this trip that’ll be filled with hiking, fam time, and relaxation. πŸ™‚ 

That’s it for this Thursday! 

Now tell me: 

Favorite U.S. gymnast? (Mines Aly Raisman!)

Have you ever met a blogging friend? 

Have a great day loves!! 


Lyss <3

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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It August 11, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I LOVE YOU!!! I’m still smiling about that too!! <3 You are amazing and I cannot wait to meet up with you again!! And omg YAS gymnastics, my favorite is probably Simone. She's flawless in her technique and she knows how to KILL IT! Hope you have an amazing family vacay! Tell your Mom I say hi πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      I love YOU!! Ah simone is one of my favorites. She is so humble too which is something I admire! And hehe my mom says hi too!! She adores ya <3 Have a great day babe!!

  • Reply Alexa August 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    EKK, can’t say I have a US gymnast preference haha, GO CANADA πŸ˜€ and I was lucky enough to meet 3 girls from Instagram over the past couple of years and it was honestly the most amazing feeling in the world!

    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Omg- that is so cool!! I hope to meet more gals from blogging and Instagram!

  • Reply Melanie August 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I have been LOVING watching the gymnastics team! Their strength is amazing. I think Aly is my favorite too- she seems really sweet and down to earth. I hope you have a great time in Maine!! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. πŸ˜€

    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Aly does seem so genuine. And their strength really is remarkable! Maine was so great, thank you!!

  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules August 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Can I FaceTime with you?!? That would be so fun!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      uhmm YES GIRL!! that would be absolutely amazing <3

  • Reply Edye August 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I love watching the olympics too! My favorite gymnast is Gabby Douglas πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      I love seeing all these athletes hard work pay off!! such an amazing thing to see πŸ™‚

  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life August 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Eek so exciting about school! What year are you going to be? And have the best time in Maine! πŸ™‚

    I’ve never met a blogging friend before, but I think I’m going to in December and I’m so excited!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      I’m going to be a sophomore!! Thank you so much – it was a wonderful time!! and so cool you are meeting someone- you are going to have a blasttt!!

  • Reply Michelle August 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I love the gymnastics! They are seriously amazing! My favorite is Aly also. Simone is absolutely incredible though! I just watching the all around individual finals and they deserved that gold and silver. Yay for yoga! Have a great time in Maine girly!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Simone is so incredible!! And yesss- love that you love yoga too!! xoxo

  • Reply Ellie August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I’ve met other people who blog in real life (mostly athletes) but never one of my HLB friends. Soon!
    My favorite gymnast is Gabby Douglas. Girl has my heart! Have fun in Maine πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you Ellie!! I had a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kate August 12, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I love Aly! But all of the girls have really stolen my heart. They make such a supportive team. I couldn’t watch the all-around today, but I was reading the live tweets as they came through. I stayed up late on Tuesday to watch though. I’m excited to see all the other events.
    Yay for family time, seriously my favorite! Enjoy yourself.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Aly is my all time favorite πŸ™‚ Family time is the best. It was such a nice trip!!

  • Reply Emily August 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I LOVE watching Simone, and Gabby Douglas does have special place in my heart, but I want to watch the other girls too. Those girls are so inspiring with their love for what they do and their energy and joy, just like YOU!!! <3 You are a blessing from God.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Simone is so talented!! And aw Em, as are YOU sistaa!!! <3 sending all my love

  • Reply lucie August 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Girl, I just found your blog and oh my, you are so beautiful! Im also in recovery! x

    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      thank you so much Lucie!!

  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe August 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I love meeting Blogging friends. It is basically the reason that I blog, in the large scheme of things.
    And I adore Aly Raisman. She is like the big sister of the team! Kind of like I hope I am for my younger blogging friends. At least I try to be!
    Havea great weekend!
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  • Reply Megan Hallier August 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I love watching the gymnastics. I can’t get over how incredibly fit and flexible the athletes are!
    I went to a few gymnastics lessons with a friend waaaay back in the day and I remember being completely terrified of all of the equipment. How do you flip over that huge vault? I can’t even do a roly poly, let alone a back flip…onto a thin little beam :O

  • Reply Caroline August 13, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I really love Gabby Douglas! But honestly all of those gymnasts are so awesome. They are so frickin’ strong and I would be terrified to even attempt to do half the things they do. I also love how so, so many different types of bodies are shown during the Olympics. It really demonstrates that it’s not just one type of body that can be amazing and athletic! Omg blogger meet ups and FaceTime/Skype? Um I think I need to do that ASAP because I’m dying to meet so many amazing women (like you!)!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      amen girl- they DO all have unique bodies which I love to see!! These gymnasts are so strong though- and fearless!! And I would love love love to meet you- I KNOW we would be great friends in real life!!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law August 13, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Babysitting really is SO exhausting! I used to nanny full time and I would come home and just melt into my bed. It sounds like you have been having so much good stuff happening in your life lately! <3
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  • Reply sarah August 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I love watching the oLympics, especially the gymnasts! Holy athletic! I admire their strength and talent so much. I would love to meet some blogging friends in real life, including you missy πŸ˜‰
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    • Reply Alyssa August 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      girl I would LOVE to meet you too. That needs to happen asapppp!!

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