So I got the news yesterday that we have a baby Koji in the making! I could not be more excited about two of my bestest friends getting preggers! I met Miss Jennifer my first year living in the dorms at WCSU, she was my favorite roomie that year! Shortly after meeting my Jenny I met her handsome boy toy Davi-day! We became best buds and I honestly would not have made it through that year without them! Jenny graduated that year and David left me shortly there after but we remained BFF's. I was a bridesmaid in their wedding in September of 2007 and Jenny is going to be a bridesmaid in my wedding this October. We have been through a lot together! Now onto the next big chapter in our lives... MAKIN' BABIES!!! Jenn and Dave told me they were going to start trying to have a baby early this year. Jenn was concerned because she didnt want to be supper preggo for my wedding. I told her that the fatter she is the skinnier I am going to look so I hoped she would be 9 months pregnant for my wedding... well my wish has officially come true! My wedding is going to be October 24th and baby Koji's ETA is October 30th!!! I am so freaking happy for the two of them. They are going to make the most amazing parents ever! That little baby Koji is one lucky turtle!
Miss Elyse Hansen is my BFF! We became friends in the fall of 2004 in Chemistry class at WCSU. We joined the same sorority, took the same classes, and lived in the same dorm room. We were friends in college and have continued to be friends ever since. She pretty much rocks my socks off! I thought I would put together a few collages of my BFF Elyse in all her splendor! She really is the coolest girl around and I am lucky to have such a great friend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELYSE!!!
So... funny story. My name is Shannon Kelly sounds pretty Irish right. I also have pale skin and blue eyes... again sounds pretty Irish right. Well I am in fact not even 1% Irish, at least not that I know, but everyone always asks me if I am. When I was waitressing I used to get so sick of people asking me if I was Irish, and not believing me when I said I was not, that finally I just started telling people I was. "Oh with a name like Shannon Kelly you must be Irish" "Yep, thats right, 100%" hahaha. It was quite entertaining... to me at least, its the small things lol! So that is my little St. Patricks story. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
I realize I have been slacking hard core with my blog lately. Here is the thing. I like posting pictures with my blog and I have not taken any good ones lately. I realize that is no reason to neglect my blog so this is me giving my blog a little love. Since I don't have any new pictures to post I will come up with something exciting to talk about. Oh I know... I joined a new gym. Yes me and my BFF Elyse joined a new gym. We decided we want to look gorgeous for all these weddings we have coming up so we thought this was the best way to do it. Well when you join our gym you get a free personal training session, so we took them up on their offer and went. Let me tell you... I have never been in so much pain IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! Now I am not completely new to working out. My fiance is a health nut so I usually work out with him but NEVER like this! My trainer had me start with walking lunges (just saying the word sends shivers down my spine!). I HATE walking lunges! Megan used to make us do them in college, Michael has tried to get me to do them since, and I HATE THEM!!! My nice little trainer man made me do FOUR sets of them! That may not seem like a lot to you cute little fit girls out there but let me tell you for me... it was a LOT! My body was giving up at the end. I would go down in lunge position and try to come back up but my legs were just having none of it. They literally would not come back up when I told them to, they were like HECK NO SISTER, WE ARE DONE! It was hysterical to see me try to walk for the next 2 days. I was in so much pain, it really was quite sad! Michael got mad at me for something one night so when I went upstairs to go to bed (which by the way it probably took me about 23 minutes to get up our one flight of stairs) he decided he was going to take all of my bathroom supplies; my hair dryer, brush, makeup, etc, and methodically place these items about 5 feet apart all over the living room floor. Normally this would have been annoying and childish but I would have just went, picked them all up and been done with it. Well I was in so much pain I could barely move, let alone SQUAT down to pick up my belongings. Lets just say I barely made it to work that morning, and Michael barely escaped with his life! You will all be happy to know I have since recovered from my personal training session :) And shockingly I have continued to go to the gym almost every day since. My short term goal is to loose 10lbs by May 2nd... just in time for my 2nd set of engagement pictures with the uber talented Jacob Bergmeier of NODO Phogography! I will keep ya'll posted with my progress :) (since I know you are all hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to find out what happens!:)
Now just for fun because I simply cannot make a post without a picture... this is where I wish I were right now! Instead of here in crappy old Connecticut!