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Fall Team Building

Posted on November 17, 2019 by under Things to Do.    

Last month we had a team building activity at work that involved carving pumpkins. I’d never done that before and it was actually kind of fun. Now I’m thinking that Brian and I should do this next year.

Here are some of the pictures that I took from that day.

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We had a great turnout!

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This, by far, is my favorite pic.

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This one is my second favorite. It’s a very close second.

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Here are the awesome carvings that people created.

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After a long deliberation, the judges announced that Vicki, Robin and Michael carved the winning pumpkin.

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Group photos.

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Not everyone could stay for the activity so this wasn’t everyone. We had more people who joined us for lunch but then had to leave. These are just the people who stayed to do the activity with us.

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Fun times!

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Dance ‘Til You’re Dead

Posted on November 15, 2019 by under Community, Events, Zumba.    

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This event is by far one of the best Zumba events I’ve been part of this year. Earlier this year, during the Spring, we had a Y Takeover event at Chicken N Pickle. The event is similar to this one but it was Zumba and Sh’bam combo. That event was a lot of fun too, I found the event last month even more fun because it was all Zumba. If you can’t already tell, I am not a huge fan of Sh’bam so as much as possible have been staying away from those events. I know my mantra is “Never miss a party if you can help it” but if I have to do Sh’bam then I usual somehow magically have other better, more fun things to do. LOL.

I think I was open-minded about Sh’bam before I actually tried it. They say always give something a few tries before coming to a conclusion. Now that I’ve tried it a few times, I can safely say I do not enjoy it as much as I enjoy Zumba.

The event a few weeks ago at Chicken N Pickle was just all Zumba so it was perfect. It was a collaboration between North and South YMCA instructors. There were eight of us altogether.

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From left: Joel, Todd, Jessie, Aisha, Bryden, Missy, Rose and me.

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Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the event.

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I love these events at Chicken N Pickle. The setup over there is just awesome and perfect for outdoor events like this one. I can’t wait until winter is over and we can start having these events again.

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Fight Night at the Star

Posted on November 13, 2019 by under Events.    

We got to have a mini reunion with our #VacayWithJayJay buds a few weeks ago.

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Clockwise from left: Alicia, Kirk, Mark, Brian, Becca, Tina, Justin, me, Jay and Reniece.

This was my first live fight ever. I’ve only ever seen them on TV. I was kind of glad that we were at the Fire Club above the arena so we were far away from the ring. I don’t know how I would have handled all the fluids flying about during the fight.

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Here’s a group photo we took that shows our vantage point. From left: the Shooks (Reniece and Mark), the Hunties (Justin and Tina), Becca, the Shorts (Alicia and Kirk)… I’m not quite sure who that guy is on the very right. We might have gotten introduced that night but I can’t remember. The big head front and center is Jay. Brian and I are in the upper left corner.

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We might have been farther away but we had a great view.

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Not only was it my first live fight, but it was also our first time at the Fire Club. It’s pretty cool up there.

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It’s definitely the way to watch events at the Kansas Star Casino arena. Putting it on my list of things to consider for the next concert that comes through.

It was nice to be able to catch up with our #VacayWithJayJay group who we got to spend a lot of time with in Costa Rica earlier this year. Incidentally, we are traveling with the Hunties and the Dills again this week. Vacationing with friends is the best.

I’ll post our trip recap when we’re back stateside. Until then, GNG.

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Downtown Cocoa Dolce

Posted on November 11, 2019 by under Food and Drink.    

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Have you been to the new Cocoa Dolce downtown yet? If not, put it on your list. The place is amazing! My friend Chris and I walked over there a few weeks ago to check it out. Here are some pics.

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Something I didn’t realize is that Cocoa Dolce not only has amazing truffles, they also have amazing cheesecakes. Their hot cocoa comes in various flavors and is perfect for the cold weather. I highly recommend checking this place out specially if you work or live downtown or near the area.

Here’s the details:
Downtown ICT Cocoa Dolce
235 N St Francis
Wichita, KS 67202

PH: (316) 854-3121
info@cocoadolce.com

Store Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm
Friday and Saturday: 7 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm

This is the third Cocoa Dolce location in Wichita. The other two locations are at Bradley Fair (East Wichita) and New Market Square (West Wichita).

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Second VASA Location

Posted on November 10, 2019 by under News.    

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The second VASA location in Wichita is finally open! It’s in the old Extreme Gaming location (formerly Hobby Lobby) at Brittany Center. We held a Unity Day there (basically a special staff meeting) the evening before the doors opened at the end of October. The gym was open for about a week before the official grand opening celebration on November 2.

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I thought the first VASA was absolutely perfect. This second one is even better in so many ways! The group fitness studio is laid out better with little cubbies inside at the back of the studio and they have Studio Cycle and Studio Red.

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Speaking of Studio Cycle, I finally got to take the training this weekend. I tried the class for the first time during the grand opening and absolutely loved it. It got me even more pumped to take the training.

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Training today was a blast. I can’t wait until I’m able to teach this format. You’ve never taken a spin class until you take Studio Cycle at VASA. It’s pretty awesome!

If you are wanting to check it out, you can find the full schedule here. Free trial passes are available online as well. Come join us!

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