a special wedding weekend

by Danica on July 28, 2014

Our busy weekend started off in full force.  I picked Jesse up at the airport on early Saturday morning before making the long drive “home” to my family for a big wedding!

I was filled with emotions for this wedding.  The circumstances brought up a lot of memories, both good and bad, and I cried more at this wedding than all other weddings I’ve ever been to combined (including my own).  Words can’t explain how happy I am for this bride and groom – they make one heck of a great couple and it couldn’t be more evident that God brought them together to spend the rest of their lives loving one another.  It was a beautiful day in absolutely every way.

bride wedding

bride and groom

just hitched hayride

jesse and danica reception tags

jesse and danica - wedding

BKM wedding

jesse, danica, brooke, hannah, eli - wedding dance

wedding dance

mom & dad - wedding dance

jesse & danica wedding dance

jesse, danica, bruce, kristen - wedding


On Sunday I made a waffle breakfast for my family, went on a long walk/run with my sister (one of my absolute favorite things to do in life), made the drive home with Jesse and Zida, picked up some groceries for the week, and am now trying to prep as much as I can for the week ahead.  It’s going to be a busy one friends so I’m not sure how much time I’ll get to spend blogging, but we’ll see.  Either way, I hope your week is wonderful!

Zida, morning devotions

"I will guide you along the best pathway for your life" bible verse



workout log: 7/20 – 7/26

by Danica on July 27, 2014


Sunday, July 20th
Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown Video (level 1) 35 minutes
35-minute Walk

Monday, July 21st
3-mile Run (25:57)
with some walking before and after

Tuesday, July 22nd
this workout 3 times through with 15-lb. weights:


this core workout 2 times through:

no breaks Core Workout - itsprogression.com

and then a 30-minute Walk with Zida

Wednesday, July 23rd
2-mile Run (Jesse, Zida, and I all went out for this one – my stomach was upset and I was overall just dragging…not all runs are great…we did what we could though and did 2 hilly miles in 18:05)
30-minute Walk (split up before and after the run)

Thursday, July 24th
30-minute Walk in the morning
30-minute Walk in the evening

Friday, July 25th
this lower body workout, 4 times through (loved this one!)…

Bodyweight Strength Lower Body Workout - itsprogression.com

and a 30-minute Walk with Zida

Saturday, July 26th
a 30-minute Walk in the morning
and a lot of dancing at the wedding at night!


Recent Pins {and the giveaway winner}

July 25, 2014

Happy Friday! I don’t go on Pinterest too often, but when I do, I get completely sucked in. Here are a few things I pinned recently… fitness a quick and sweaty crossfit-inspired workout you can do right from home 4 simple steps to good form good point. food flourless peanut butter and chocolate cookies  <–I’ve actually made […]

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Chocolate Chip cocoNUT Bars {recipe}

July 24, 2014

While perusing the sponsor booths at the Blend Retreat last month, I was attracted to the free chocolate samples at the Lily’s Sweets booth.  I helped myself to several free chocolate squares ;) To further feed my chocolate love, Lily’s recently sent me two chocolate bars and a bag of their baking chips! Lily’s Sweets’ products […]

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My Lighthouse

July 23, 2014

This song was part of the worship lineup this past weekend at church, and I can’t get enough of it.  I’ve listened to it on repeat since Saturday night.  The lyrics are beautiful, so I just had to share. *****

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Swanson Vitamins Shopping Spree Giveaway!

July 22, 2014

This summer marks the 45th Anniversary for Swanson Vitamins as a family-owned company.  They’ve been selling vitamins, supplements, healthy foods, and natural beauty products for a long time – and most of you are (probably) well aware of how much I love this company.  I’ve posted about them many times - the company even helped me get to the […]

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Giveaway Winner and Discount Code!

July 21, 2014

The winner of the I Am Funny Shirts t-shirt giveaway is… Kat! Congratulations! You’ll receive an email from me soon about receiving your shirt. AND Matt over at the I Am Brand shared this discount code for all of the It’s Progression readers – it grants you 20% off!  just enter: ITSPROGRESSION Pick a good one! *****

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Scenes from the Weekend 7.21.14

July 21, 2014

we (finally) successfully grilled pizza!  It was awesome. fun night at home – we finished watching Scandal! sleepy Zida-girl Saturday morning breakfast scene from my run produce from the farmer’s market Arctic Zero sent us some of their new flavors to try – my ice cream loving husband was awfully excited about it :) Orange Cream Coconut […]

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workout log: 7/13 – 7/19

July 19, 2014

Since I have more of a workout routine now with training, I’ve decided to bring back my weekly workout log posts. I like having them to keep me accountable and to look back on as needed, plus it’s an easy platform to share any great workouts I discover or create. This past week went well! […]

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Mizuno Wave Kazan Running Shoe {review}

July 18, 2014

I recently became the owner of my very first pair of Mizuno running shoes… a pair of the Women’s Wave Kazan: These shoes weigh just 8.0 ounces (9.5 oz for men’s), which is a feature I really value in a running shoe. Lightweight + Stability = a Win. my thoughts: I don’t run on a lot of […]

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