Random Friday Thoughts and a Vlog: Surfers for Autism

My son has autism. He's an amazing little dude, full of laughter, and fun. But his moods can change quickly. As we navigate as a family through the ups and downs of the autistic world, we've met some pretty incredible people who have put us in contact with some pretty amazing organizations.

On Saturday July 13th our family will participate in the Surfers for Autism event held locally in Treasure Island.

I'm pretty excited by the upcoming event, though you can't really tell by this vlog. I'm pretty tired after an amazing 4th of July!!

I started off the morning of the 4th with a "Living in America" WOD at CrossFit En Fuego. Our warm-up consisted of the James Brown song "Living in America." And every time you heard America, you did a burpee, and for every James Brown infamous UHHHH (you know the sound I'm talking about..) you did 3 jumping jacks! We were nice and warm by the time the WOD started! Below is the group that showed up for the 9am WOD. Pretty impressive!! If you look close enough you'll see a red arrow pointing at me. I wore blue and had an American flag hair clip in my side bangs.

And spent the afternoon/evening with my CrossFit buds at a party. James and the kids came and we all had a good time.

Today turned in to an unexpected, but MANDATORY rest day!! My body just couldn't take any more. James and I went to the movies and saw World War Z. It was GREAT! I loved it! We also cooked a bunch of food, took naps, and took the dog for a walk. I honestly can't remember the last time I've had such a LAZY day. It was nice, but I'm ready to get back to it tomorrow!!


Have you ever heard of Surfers with Autism? Do you know anyone with Autism? Do you know of any other organizations I should check out??

How was your 4th of July??

Dealing with Disappointment-Come to Jesus Friday Vlog

The kids and I are super bummed out right now over this debacle with our subdivision pool. How do you deal with disappointment when it is something that is totally out of your control? Fast forward to the end around 6:33 and see the HUGE tomatoes I am growing!!