Uncontrollable Belly Laughs

I know I already said it, but yesterday was a really, really good day. As I was going to bed last night, I couldn’t help but keep the ear-to-ear smile plastered on my sleepy face because I was just that happy.

To say that Jay and I have been under some added stress lately would be an understatement. The recent unemployment issue, followed by budget concerns has been at the forefront of both of our minds. I mean, it’s not like it’s brought up constantly, but it’s always lingering.

So when yesterday rolled around, and everything just started to “click,” everything began to feel right in the world. We laughed…like, a lot.


And not just those little, “Ohh, haha, that’s so funny” laughs. They were more like those wonderful, uncontrollable, can’t catch your breath, belly laughs.

We laughed at each other. We laughed while trying to hit the guy picking up golf balls at the driving range. We laughed when one of my “amazing” shots somehow ended up over the wall and into Jay’s bay.

I can honestly say that in the 11 years, 5 months, and 21 days that I’ve known Jay (yes, I counted) I don’t think I’ve ever heard him laugh as hard as he did yesterday.


And I loved every minute of it.


So it’s probably no surprise that I ended up bailing on yesterday’s planned workout in favor of continuing my awesome day. No worries…I just made up for it today.

Today’s workout:

  • Jillian Michael’s 6 Week Six-Pack Abs video
  • 3 mile run (on the treadmill today…finished in 26:57 no less!)
  • 10lb. Slimdown Yoga video

Post workout, I made a bee-line right for the kitchen…I was huuuuungry!


Along with my coffee, I made another cereal combo bowl. Thank goodness for at least having the five strawberries and tiny bit of almond milk in the fridge…it was slim pickins’ this morning.


Today’s combo consisted of Kashi x2 (Go Lean Crunch + Heart to Heart Cinnamon), and strawberry puffs, with vanilla almond milk and strawberries.


While snapping away at my photos, I enjoyed the wonderful aromas of these fresh lilacs that I’ve had in the house since Saturday.


To be perfectly honest, this is the only flower that I actually enjoy the smell of. Any other flowers, forget it. They’re beautiful, but they smell like nothin’ to me. Lilacs, however, are my absolute favorite.


I’ve got a pretty big to-do list today, but first up? A little grocery store action and some allergy shots. Woooo!

***FYI: Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake is having a Blog Bake Sale today to benefit Team for Kids. Head on over and check it out! While you’re there, feel free to put a bid in on one of my favorite cookie recipes. They could be yours! Winking smile

Question for the Day:

When’s the last time you had a really good, uncontrollable belly laugh?


  1. says

    Aw I love those days when you just feel happy and playful! My boyfriend definitely gets me laughing the most, and usually over the tiniest things!

    Those lilacs are gorgeous! They remind me of corsage flowers. And the pictures of you and Jay are so cute :)

    Have an awesome day, and I hope you laugh even harder!
    Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet recently posted..When it Rains

  2. says

    AWWW yayayayy i love uncontrollable belly laughs and i love days where you laugh yourself to sleep.. in other words.. you laugh so hard that you actually get so tired from it!
    WHAt a killer kickbutt workout!

  3. says

    Love the pics of you and your hubs, you two are adorable! I laughed like that earlier last week. I forget why, but I was cracking up and usually when that happens Scott cracks up with me. One thing I can say about our relationship is that humor is definitely a key aspect of it. :)

  4. says

    I’m so excited to hear your heart was feeling light and happy yesterday! Obviously you and Jay are under a lot of stress, but I think being able to have a great day full of laughter shows how strong your relationship is and how much you truly support each other.

  5. TheBloggersBrother says

    2 weeks, 4 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes and 8 seconds ago I had an uncontrollable belly laugh..yes, I counted

    • Courtney says

      I’m impressed! What did you do…look in the mirror?
      Just kidding little bro!

  6. says

    your pictures are gorgeous, i love natural non-posed shots of happiness like that! and oh lilacs, how i miss them! i grew up in Rochester, NY so the lilac festival and that smell this time of year is so near and dear to my heart. i have a lilac scented candle, i will have to light that today to make up for it 😉
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  7. Danica says

    Those pictures of you and Jay laughing are so gorgeous!! I love those kind of pictures, they’re such treasures!

  8. says

    What a great day for you two! I’m glad you and Jay have one another during this tough time.

    I laughed pretty hard at “Bridesmaids” this weekend. And I always laugh when I’m with my best friend. Being with someone who just “gets you” is the best! :)

  9. says

    Awww this post made me smile so big. I think it’s so important to just forget about the stress and let yourself relax with the people you love every once in awhile. I don’t remember my last belly laugh, but last night my boyfriend and I just hung out and watched a movie together for the first time in ages. It was great :)
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  10. says

    So glad you had a great day yesterday. We have been under a lot of stress too and bickering/fighting like crazy. However, yesterday we had a good day too – we laughed uncontrollably just like you and Jay did. It was a perfect day.
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey recently posted..food phases

  11. Amanda says

    The two photos of you and Jay on this post are absolutely adorable! I’m on the train on my way home from work reading blogs on my phone and awwwwed out loud… oops!

  12. says

    I love this post! We have been through a stressful time in the past while and recently got back to those deep laughs and I live for them!

  13. says

    I love that you linked back to this post in your post last night.
    It makes me so happy! I love all of the pictures, I love how much your happiness shines, I just love love 😀


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