Holiday Cheer from Last Year


BeFunky CollageSome of my most favorite memories took place on a Saturday a year ago…  I started my day with a Zumba Christmas dance party with my favorite instructors, Lisa, Rebecca, and Nicole.  These ladies have seen me throughout my dance/instructor journey and have helped me learn and grow so much through dance and fitness.

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Zumba Dance Party!!!

After the dance party I rushed over to get my make-up done.  A special occasion calls for pulling out all the stops and that meant looking my very best.  I got to experiment with long lashes and bold, multi-chromatic make-up.  After make-up I went to get my hair done.  I love how my friend Yvonne ALWAYS has my back.  She has been helping me look beautiful for the past 4 years now.

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All dolled up.

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I grabbed a coffee and rushed home to begin my “princess preparation.”  Every girl deserves to get all dressed up and feel like a princess at least once a year, right?!?!  With hair and make-up done, my look was almost complete all that was left was the dress!!!

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Princess dress

And a fabulous dress it was!  I even had sparkly silver heels to match.  I rushed over to pick up my date and he and his roommate were moving two ginormous desks up three flights of stairs into the apartment.  I helped do the heavy lifting in heels and my princess dress.

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The BEST is yet to come!!!

That night was full of joy, friends, good food, cocktails, and dancing.  On our way home we took a cab downtown and managed to fit in a couple of dances at Jakes and a game of pool at the Eastside Bar.  It was definitely a night to remember!!!

A year later, he is the man of my dreams and we go on grand adventures.  I switched jobs and gyms so there was no zumba Christmas dance party this morning and tonight there will be no work Christmas party, but I did take a Mixxedfit class at my new gym this morning followed by a workout and a swim.  And tonight he is coming home!!!  I am studying hard in school and learning so much everyday.

A lot has changed in this past year.  I had my struggles and challenges, but my victories has been glorious and I feel so blessed to be exactly where I am right here and now.

Describe your perfect day.  What made it special?

Peace, Love, and Blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo


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