Thursday, February 26, 2015


The amount of sick people everywhere at the moment is crazy. Sadly, we have not escaped this either.  Prayers for health!! 

She's so cute, even when she's glaring at me. 

Friday, February 20, 2015


Or at least that is what I'm supposed to be doing.  I'm sort of a slacker when it comes to this whole marathon training thing.  I'm not sure that is entirely true, but compared to my running partner I feel that way.  She's crazy.

I have a much more relaxed "plan" on training, read no plan.  I try to run about 5 days a week,  One being about an 8 miler and one a long run, which now means 20 miles.  Kind of crazy!  Running seems to own my Thursdays and Saturdays right now.  I do love it, but I won't miss the crazy time commitment. 
Here's my 18 miler I did a few weeks ago.  That went pretty well.
Last weekend we did 20 out on the path that we will run the marathon in April.  It is so beautiful out there!!  I hope we get this great of running weather when that day rolls around!
It was really great to run it with friends!  This is Michael and Mariah, both very awesome inspiring people.  Our run couldn't of gone any better, it was great!  Kind of makes me wish I was intentionally running the marathon for fun at a conversational pace.  It's so hard to know how hard to run it.  I want a good time but I also want to not hit a wall during it.  It's a tricky balance.
It's been so great being in this together with Mariah.  Nothing bonds you like running hours and hours together talking.  : )

The kids just started a little running program that my running group is putting on.  It's to train them to build up to being able to run a full mile.
We do it at the library, which is beautiful.  The coach blows a whistle every minute or so having the kids alternate between walking and running.  
The whole thing is pretty cute!  
Ava really enjoyed it.  She can't wait for Sunday, which is our next class.  They even have running homework they are suppose to train with throughout the week.  
Here's a little group shot.  Norah had a great time too, but in typical Norah fashion she announced that she never wants to run again, so there is that.   : )

One out of two isn't too bad...happy running!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Random Phone Shots : )

Yes, none of these go together, I'm just happy to be posting them,
so there is that...
Our wonderful neighbors took us out to Peitro's Pizza for a fun night of celebrating the girl's birthdays.  They were embracing that idea of spending time rather than gifts, I am so happy because this is the kind of thing we will all always remember.  We all had a great time!  They are the best neighbors ever. 
Here are the Valentines themed cookies the girls and I made for Church. 
These girls have style.
So cute, all in red.
Starbucks date with the bestie.
Sassy, in this picture and in life.
Our ballet teacher had a sub last week, but she didn't show up.  Ava happily said she would teach the class.
I went on a nice family hike the other day, it was so fun!  Love hiking trails that are stroller friendly.  We did 4 miles which I'm sure would of been a bit much for our little shorty. 
Love Linda
Love her.
Where did all the teeth/time go???
First swim lesson!!  She loves it so much.  She is a little fish!
Little Church Ladies
Jessica and I had the pleasure of taking Abby out for her 16th birthday, so fun!

Ava loves ballet, she is quite serious about the whole thing. 
There is even a park in the same parking lot as ballet & swim.  We go to swim on Monday's and Wednesday.  Wednesday are pretty crazy, we have ballet before hand so we end up being there from about 4-7:15. It makes for a loooong night but the girls love it so it's totally worth it.  
These sweet girls just make our hearts happy.  
Love them so very much!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jessica's Baby Shower

 On Sunday we threw a little baby shower for Jessica, she is having her 3rd little boy in March, if he doesn't come sooner. 
 How cool is this cake?  Jessica's sister Amy ordered this, it turned out perfect!
 Our theme was woodland creatures.
 All the food was so pretty!  This veggie tray had all kinds of animals carved into it.  So cute!
 I made this diabetic raspberry cheesecake.  

 Buffalo feta-stuffed meatballs

 This thing was not only super cute, but delicious too.  A mixture of fruit, nuts and cream cheese.

 Thumb print tree.

 Fancy fruit skewers 

Such a fun time celebrating my dear friend!
Can't wait to meet this little one!