Sometimes you can just tell a day is going to be good the second you wake up…and that’s exactly how I felt this morning.  Vero and I skipped our run because we were both so tired from yesterday’s 5 mile route, but I may still do a short distance this evening after work.  That extra hour of sleep felt glorious and refreshing.  I probably could have stayed in bed for a few more, though.  🙂  This morning I did a quick shoot with my dear friend Stephen Vinson (of Who Ate My Blog) at Railroad Park for an article that Jennifer Dome (of Stellar Fashion and Fitness ) wrote for Birmingham Magazine next month.  Look out for it!  Before today I hadn’t seen Stephen for several months, and since then he has reached the 300 pounds lost mark.  It’s almost half the size he started out as.  He is a great example of what can happen when you take long-term action to change your life or conquer a dream.  Stephen is such an inspiration to so many people.

I spent a little bit of time today with my mom and grandmother for an early Mother’s Day celebration at Chez Lulu.  I haven’t seen my grandmother (Gigi) for a few months, so it was great to catch up on her life.  She always knows what to say to make me feel good too.  We are all roughly 19 years apart…. my grandmother had my mom at 19, and my mom had me at 19.  I luckily passed that age without carrying on the tradition.  😉  My mother also has an older sister, who my grandmother had at the age of 16.  Can you imagine having a child that young during the 50’s?  There’s actually a really interesting story behind all of that , which is too private to share here without her permission.  What I can say is that my grandmother is one of the most progressive thinkers in my entire family, and I’m lucky to have her as a role model.

My sweet friend Stephen at the B’ham Magazine shoot at Railroad Park.

Early Mother’s Day with my mom & grandma!

Friends 🙂

Vero drawing me at trivia…