Gratitude Monday Baby Edition, Family, & more!


Welcome to Gratitude Monday.ย Each Monday stop by & comment on what you are grateful for today. It does not have to be food or exercise related. It can be ANYTHING!

Before I start, I have to say I had a lot more pics to share. I have been on the run for days. I apologize to my Facebook, Instagram & blog friends. I have just not had any time to respond or get to FB or to Instagram to respond with love back! SORRY!ย Even amidst the craziness, I am thankful!! I finally got to the end of my 2 year contract with my phone. I had a LG3 just waiting for me that we got on a promo for free & switched it over in the midst of all this so it is copying all my fun pics over right now. We got home later Sunday from all the running around AND work so I am not able to share some of the pics until a later post. I will give ya what I have below for now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Any tips on the LG3 are greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course I have to start out with the new granddaughter!!!! She was born January 12th, weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Such a sweetie! Below it is me, hubby & baby’s dad in the first pic. Hubby & daddy in the second one. Mommy has been too tired & barely getting sleep so we will get her in the future. I am sure most of you saw these on my Facebook or Instagram feed. ๐Ÿ™‚ Baby smiles a lot but it comes & goes quickly. I was lucky enough to capture one in the middle pic below.


My sister, hubby & Rubi the cutie dog hit town too! Here are a few pictures. Rubi LOVES people so she would just not leave me alone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ummmmmmmm, no pics – part of what is being copied over to my new phone. Another post soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


I am also excited to announce I am headed to TheFitExpo in Los Angelesย in February for FitFluential!!! It is going to be a ton of fun. I am so excited to meet some of my fellow FitFluential ambassadors too!




I am thankful that I at least got in my Sunday sunrise run below. The food is from my middle stepdaughter sharing her love of Wild Friends Honey Pretzel peanut butter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that flavor too!

Captured a couple pics from our sunset last night too & sent them to myself before the copying process started for my phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Don’t forget my Friday post about my Skoop discount! Now through end of February you can get 15% off your total order! Just put in the discount code BEINGFIT15 at checkout. It IS case sensitive. I LOVE THESE PRODUCTS!!!!!!


A quick Happy Anniversary (yesterday) to my middle stepdaughter & her hubby. She sent some molasses cookies to me via her mom that is here helpingย new baby’s mom (youngest stepdaughter). THANK YOU Lisa for these!!! Hmmmmmm, I think there were more than 3 when they got here… I might have eaten a few already! ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM!!!!!


How was your week & weekend? What are you thankful for today?



    1. Thank you Carla!! Life is still a struggle but trying to keep the positive up front!


  1. Babies are sooo sweet…..looks like the little one is getting lots of love!


  2. Hubby looks like he’s afraid of dropping her ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats! Blessings to you all.

    On this Monday I am grateful my flu is (almost) in remission ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Will be back in SoCal next week Jody. No excuse this time…


    1. Roy, hubby has tons of practice between 3 kids & 7 other grandkids but this one is sooooo tiny! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Feel better & we shall make it happen this time!


    1. Thx Dr. J. I will email you….


  3. I have loved seeing the picture of your new grand baby – such a cutie!!!
    Have fun at the expo – it will be fun to meet other Fitbluential Ambassadors!!!


    1. Thx Kim – yes, fun to meet them in person.. Baby is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!


    1. Ah Abby – your time will come – HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My stepdaughter waited till she was 35.


  4. Yay! So much awesomeness happening Jody! Wahoo! Thankful for your constant inspiration. Your granddaughter is adorable! Congratulations!


    1. HUGE HUGS Kristin! I know you have so much going on!


  5. A big family is WONDERFUL! I wish blessings upon the newest addition to your clan. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  6. She is too precious Jody! I can’t even stand it! I would want to cuddle with her all day!

    That expo is going to be AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to see all of your pictures! Wish I could be there with you!

    Thanks for always sharing those gorgeous So Cal sunrises/sunsets…..brings me back! xxoo


    1. Thx Sarah!!! She is soooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!

      I wish you were closer Sarah!!!


  7. I was jut reminded of the Fit Expo so I think I am going to have to stop by next weekend!


    1. Hope I see you GiGi!!! I am working for FitFluential & will be in the HEalthy Living expo!


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