Making sunday a fun-day

Hey there, how was your weekend? Mine seemed to fly by (don’t they always?), but it was still full of fun. Since being back in school, I’ve really tried making a diligent effort to complete most of my homework on Fridays, rather than leave it for the rest of the weekend. Five years ago when I was back in Bryant completing my business degree, I always left my homework for Sunday, which made me absolutely DESPISE this day of the week. So on Friday, after finding out my sister was engaged(!)I tried(key word=tried) to focus on accomplishing my big paper for my science/practical activity class. The only way I can possibly focus when doing a paper is coming here:


Library silent zone for life!
For the amount of wedding-related ideas I had running through my brain, I have to give myself credit for what I accomplished on my paper, considering my mind was elsewhere. Honestly though, once a fan of the library, always a fan of the library. I may be a geek, but I adore the silent zone. If I’m home, I’ll do anything but study. I mean, who can possibly study when there’s a tv, computer, endless cupboards of food,  a stocked refrigerator, and usually a boyfriend to procrastinate with? Definitely not me! After I closed down the library, we toasted to my sister and her new fiancé with champagne and homemade pizza.
Sorry for the blurry picture!

Saturday morning started off with some cardio and a sweaty body pump class, which I loved because we learned the newest release! I <3 body pump.  I squeezed in a few more productive hours of homework in the late morning, but got in some quality beach time with Brandon later that afternoon. We came home sun-kissed and exhausted! Does anyone else always feel super tired after laying in the sun? Leftovers and Pitch Perfect rounded out Saturday night, and boy did it feel good to laugh…Rebel Wilson rules.
pitch perfect

Since I did the majority of my homework on Friday and Saturday…Sunday got to be just what we needed, a fun-day! Being that both of us have felt quite homesick lately, we made it a day full of things that would make us smile, consisting of:

-Face-timing our families: Here’s my cute Dad and my happy sister (look at that ring!). I made her hold it up for a good 5 minutes, I can’t stop staring at it!

-Having lunch on the water : I went with my craving and got fish and chips. #bestdecisionever

-Talking by the ocean & grabbing afternoon cocktails (Bahama Breeze for her, Sam Adams for him)

-Making lightened-up comfort food for dinner consisting of my Mom’s “Light Fettuccine Alfredo” recipe,  with chicken and broccoli:  recipe coming soon!

All in all, Sunday as a fun-day was just what I needed, and Brandon too.

What did you do this weekend?

I can’t end this post without mentioning Brandon’s Grandfather, who passed away this afternoon. We are so saddened, and wish  more than anything we could be home with his family at this difficult time. It’s truly times like these when being away from home is the absolute hardest. I’m thinking of the French family today and always. xoxo
al french

16 thoughts on “Making sunday a fun-day

  1. Girl I know how much you miss your family right now BUT you are in an amazing place that I WISH I could come visit! YES bodypump is awesome, you need to try bodyflow!

  2. Girl, preach! The silent zone in the library is fantastic, and it was always my favorite place. The quieter and more isolated my desk was, the more productive I could be. :)

    On a separate note, I’m so sorry to hear about Brandon’s grandpa – my thoughts and prayers are with y’all and Brandon’s family.

  3. Congrats to Kim and Jim!! And, I used to be obsessed with the library at SMC! SO sorry to hear about Brandon’s grandfather:( Tragedy is hard when you’re close to it, but when you’re far away it’s even worse. Keep your chin up, you too! xoxo

  4. Your Sunday definitely looks fun! I LOVED Pitch Perfect – it had the best of everything and gosh, Rebel Wilson is hilarious in everything she does haha

    I’m sorry to hear about Brandon’s grandfather :( Sending hugs to you both – I know how hard it is to be so far away from loved ones at a time like this, it’s definitely not easy in the slightest :( <3 xo

  5. I absolutely love it when a Sunday turns into an actual fun day. I inevitably dread Sundays, and I always have since I was a kid. Within the last year or so, though, my husband and I have made extra efforts on Sundays to make them a fun day or even the highlight of our weekend so that the transition back into the regular week isn’t so crappy

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