Friday, July 30, 2010


I've posted a lot on this blog regarding the Healthy Wife Happy Life Challenge. I joined there group the end of March and have been inspired and uplifted every day. These women are amazing. That is absolutely an understatement. There are no words to describe these women. If you haven't read my past posts, then check out there blog.

The blog is designed as a challenge. Each day you get certain points based on the healthy choices you've made. At the end of the two-three week challenge, we report our numbers. The winner is recognized with a picture on the blog and a post.

So last night, we finally got to meet. A few of the women were in town and those who lived around the area got together for dinner. We were so sad not everyone was able to make it, but hopefully we'll all be able to meet in the near future. (Maybe we'll have to plan the next meeting in Wyoming:)

Here's my take on the evening. I had very mixed emotions about finally meeting everyone. For, one, we were physically complete strangers, but I also knew that these women had been a huge support to me. They knew my struggles. They new my strengths. They knew me. I was excited to put a face to a name. I was also a little nervous. See in a blog world, especially this blog, it is a very safe zone. Deep thoughts are shared by all. I was afraid, if we met, and we didn't get along, that safe zone would no longer exist.

I have to say that last night exceeded my expectations. More than I could have even imagined. These women are incredible. They were incredible to me in the blogging world, and they are even more incredible in person. This blog is exactly what I needed at the exact right moment in my life. We laughed, we cried, we shared deep thoughts which I am so grateful for. So, in the end, to all you Healthy Wives out there, thank you for an incredible evening. This blog has so much more meaning meeting you all in person. Hopefully I will get pictures soon to share with you.

And the best part is, the next challenge starts on Monday. We are open to any and all who want to join. Unfortunately, I will be out of the "challenge" until school starts. To many fun plans with the family in the works, but I will continue to check the blog and support each of you in any way possible.

And, Mama Nut, if you're reading this. We missed you, (hope to recruit you, oops did I say that out loud:) and hope you can join us at our next gathering. Maybe we'll have to plan it in your neck of the woods so you can join us!


  1. Lol, thanks, I am flattered! Sorry I missed out on all the fun! Summers get a little crazy and with the hubby's impossible schedule, I don't find many times to sneak away :)

    Thanks for thinking of me though, I love the Happy Wives site and think you guys all have a great thing going! It's awesome to find new friends with different backgrounds but the same goals.

    Keep it up!

  2. Alicia, it was such a lovely special evening, just love closing down a restaurant with good friends.

    You are one beautiful woman. Beautiful on the outside and more importantly beautiful on the inside. I was so touched by your empathy, curiosity and listening ears, all gifts that make you extra special.

    I look forward to the time when we can meet again in person. In the mean time we must continue to do some of the hard things, enjoying the happy and easy things and supporting one another. I know I can count on you.

  3. Thanks for the post! I'm glad that it was such a wonderful evening for all!

    Enjoy you're last few weeks before school starts!

    You'll be missed!