Again, I decided at the last minute to go to the event. Shannon had asked me at class on Thursday if I was going and I said no - too much going on since I just got back from vacation. Lame. Then later that night I was talking to Fatima (she was the first Zumba girl I talked to in class - love her) on Facebook and she said I should come and I said ok. Just like that. I got the ok from Jim (the husband) and I went to bed super excited.
Friday evening I rushed home from the north side in rush hour traffic and rain, got home, changed clothes, tried to do something cute with my hair (meh), gave the family a kiss goodbye and tried not to feel guilty about missing G's ballet class. I pushed the guilt aside and gave myself the pep talk about it's important for Moms to do things for themselves. Yep, guilt gone and smile on my face.
I was running late. I needed to meet the girls at the Y at 5 p.m. and I got a text from Fatima on my drive over saying "where you at?" Oh, I hate running late. Totally throws me off. I texted her back "5 min" and after a phone call from the parking lot of "where are you guys" "we're over here, don't you see us" and "I can't find you." I made it to Fatima's car and headed to Greenfield with her, Ashley and Jasmine.
It was a nice ride chatting with the girls. Fatima gave Jasmine a hard time about being a back seat driver - I believe the term "ok Mom" was used several times. We talked about work, kids, Zumba Bob - all the normal stuff. We stopped by the gas station so Jasmine and Ashley could pick up some energy drinks.
Jasmine and Ashley with their energy drinks. Bottoms up!
We made it to the Family Fun and Fitness center and claimed our spots towards the front. We were "insanely early."
We flocked to the Zumba merchandise table and said hello to Trish who was helping out with the event. I got a pink Zumba tank and purple bracelet. I'm trying to watch my budget so I was trying to think of what I can sell on eBay to help out. I'll find something - swag is worth it.
I brought my camera and was determined to get a bunch of cute shots. Here are a few of my favorites.