Posts Tagged ‘Fun’

Twenty Questions

Hey Friends! I found this fun survey on Chelsey, Tina and Janetha’s blog and I thought it was a fun little “getting to know you” survey! We hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday!

-Holly, Daniel, Silas and Mowgli

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

Not working! Sleeping in (till 8), having a SLOW morning with coffee and breakfast and taking time to recharge from the previous week with the husband! A nap is not required but welcome, and getting in a workout is always nice too! Ending the day with a home-cooked meal, nothing better!

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  1. Modern Family
  2. Parenthood
  3. Grey’s Anatomy

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Both. I like having my picture taken, but I also like taking them!


4) Why do you blog?

I like that I have a whole website dedicated to what we’ve done over the past few years! It’s a mini-memory lane for me! I also enjoy blogging because it helps me to stay connected with people that I don’t see very often!

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • Gmail
  • Facebook
  • Twitter (follow me!)
  • Google Reader
  • Get off My Internets (<—HILARIOUS site if you read some of the “bigger” blogs. Check out the forums page)

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

Can I say my husband? We never get to eat lunch together

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?


Mowgli (getting high on catnip)


Silas (1.5 year old Border Collie Mix)

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

  • A jacket
  • Socks
  • My Wedding Rings (they mean a lot to me)


10) What’s your favorite drink?

COFFEE. Or anything bubbly (sparkling water with a splash of juice? Yes)

11) Do you enjoy cooking?

Have you seen our UPDATED Recipe page? Check it out!


12) Do you have children?


13) What are your favorite hobbies?


Running, Cooking, Playing with the Dog, Talking to people, Photography, Blogging, Thinking about cleaning the house (Ha!), Exercising. Pretty much anything you see on the blog. And feeding Kale to the dog while snapping a photo.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

Pretty outgoing. I need alone time sometimes though!

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

I’m really bad with my time management.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

I have a hard time remembering actors/actresses. I guess I’d say Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

We saw Tin-Tin in 3D! And then we tried a “dive” restaurant (It’s located about half a block away from some of the strip clubs here in Lexington)- but it had FANTASTIC Thai food! Jasmine Thai Restaurant on Winchester Rd, check it out. The Tom Ka Kai was great!

(click on picture for source)

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

Near! Our families live about an hour away (in Louisville). My dad and sister live out in Cali, and my other sister is in North Carolina for college!

19) List three of your talents.

  • Photography (working on it)
  • Personable
  • I speak clearly (don’t really know if it’s a “talent” but maybe it will get me somewhere someday!)
  • AND I’m really good at giving Silas belly rubs

20) What is your greatest attribute?

I keep hearing I’m pretty personable. Sometimes I ramble on when I meet someone new, but what you see is what you get, so that’s gotta count for something! (Although, if I am hungry, you will get the hungry-angry or HANGRY version of Holly- I’m not able to hide that “bad” side of myself very well)


P.S. If you don’t know enough about me yet, you can click on over to the NEW About Me page and read even more! Yippee!

Answer one of the above questions about yourself!

Five Alive!

Anyone else remember the “breakfast beverage” called Five Alive? My parents never bought it, but I remember slurping down the juicy goodness at friends’ houses after a sleepover (or rather a talk-the-whole-night-over).

Cait from Beyond Bananas and Chelsey from Clean Eating Chelsey recently posted this “5 Things” survey, and I thought I’d share my 5’s with YOU!

Holly’s 5’s

Last 5 People I talked to on the phone (my personal phone, not @ work):

Last 5 Meals I Ate:

Cookies (5 of 11)

  • Rice with flax, PB & J and COFFEE for breakfast
  • Rice cake with Jam (before running)
  • SUPER delicious Frittata and Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bars (above) (dinner last night)
  • Apple and a couple Russel Stover Dark Chocolates (snack yesterday)
  • Leftovers (lunch yesterday)

Last 5 Places I’ve Traveled:

  • Louisville (to hang out with family)
  • Louisville (to hang out with friends)
  • St. Louis (to visit our friends, check out our Schlafly Visit!)
  • Cincinnati (for a Friend’s wedding)
  • Louisville (to hang out with friends AND family)

Next 5 Places I will Go:

  • Nannying
  • Home
  • School
  • Home
  • Work

Last 5 Workouts:

This is from last year’s Turkey Trot!

  • 7.2 miles this morning
  • 7.5 miles on Saturday
  • 3 mile run and YOGA with Ashley on Friday!
  • It’s So On Right Now workout and 1 hour walk on Thursday
  • Wicked Things workout and 1 hour walk on Tuesday

5 Things Making Me Happy:


  • Cooler temperatures!
  • Rekindled passion for running
  • COFFEE and homemade kombucha
  • Snuggling with my hubs
  • Silas

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

This is a fun survey that I copied from Tina over at Faith, Fitness, Fun! Feel free to re-do this survey in the comments section, or go ahead and post your answers on your own blog!

5 Words to Describe Myself


  • Child of God
  • Quirky
  • Positive
  • Runner
  • Animal Aficionado

4 Favorite Foods


3 Things I’m Most Proud of Accomplishing

  • Getting Married to the Most Amazing Man!


  • Starting school again so I can FINALLY complete my undergrad degree (in Biology!)
  • Going to Kenya for an entire summer (seriously, life changing- check out this ancient blog for stories from abroad!)

2 Favorite Workouts


1 Thing to Expect from My Blog

Stories about our blessed life, our adventures, our cooking and our silly animals (with occasional mispellings and run-on sentences).

IMG_1153IMG_0987stlou (4 of 19)Cookies (5 of 11)milletsalad (10 of 12)


Hello! So sorry for ANOTHER delayed Fitness Friday post! Life just gets in the way sometimes doesn’t it? Anyways- it was fun looking through all of the FUN activities this past week! I love exercise, and I love when exercise is fun! I think I’m beginning to learn that I like variety in my workouts, and this week had lots of variety:

  • Saturday: Brazilian Butt Lift and P90X: AbRipperX.
We met up with the lovely Ashley and the Kentucky Fit Club team this Saturday at the Arthur Murray dance studio in Lexington. Our friend Ashley invited us to come to one of the FREE Saturday workouts! The featured workouts this past week were Brazilian Butt Lift and P90X’s AbRipperX. The Brazilian Butt Lift video was full of music, and we got good and sweaty!
I am EXTREMELY uncoordinated, so I looked like a complete bozo trying to figure out how to get my top half to move along with my bottom half in some sort of synchronized rhythm <– didn’t happen. But it was still a good time, and I will not forget the sight of my husband shimmying :) The P90X Ab Ripper was way more “my style”- intense reps of exercises. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any mats, and the hardwood floor at the dance studio was unkind to our backs and hips. We ended up stripping off our shirts so that we could give ourselves a little bit of padding between our bodies and the floor. After the 30 minutes of dancing and after 15 minutes of P90X, we were drenched in sweat- what a perfect way to start a Saturday!
Abs: 330 (yeah!)
  • Sunday: NOTHING! Saturday afternoon we had some friends and family stop by, and on Saturday evening, we headed up with friends Wes and Laura to a wedding in Cincinnati! The wedding was beautiful and HOT- no AC! Anyways- we got back late on Saturday night, we even ended up skipping church on Sunday because we were so tired!
  • Monday: Rest

  • Tuesday: SUPER SWEATY 4 mile run (8:00 pace, yes!). Even though this run was at 9am, I was still dripping when I got back home! And we got to go to a baseball game Tuesday Night with our Life Group!
  • Wednesday: Awesome workout: “300 Reps of Brutality“. I ended up modifying a few of the exercises in the 4th and 5th rounds, My muscles are still sore!
  • Thursday: Nothing! Glorious nothingness!
  • Friday: 20 mile bike ride with the husband! Our dear friends Ashley and David let us borrow Ashley’s bike for the summer (or until Ashley needs it again, she’s 22 weeks pregnant!) I didn’t have to go into work until later, and Daniel has finished his summer classes so we decided it would be fun to do a long excursion on 2 wheels! We biked to the Legacy Trail, and went out to mile marker 9, turned around and headed home. We covered the 20 miles in an hour and 45 minutes (11 mph). It was a blast, I hope we do it again soon!

So nice to have my very own mechanic!

  • Saturday: super awesome exciting RACE RECAP coming up! It deserves it’s own post, so keep your eyes peeled! Midsummer’s Night Run… here I come!
That’s all for this week’s edition of Fitness Fridays with the Coopers!