Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thanksgiving Thursday



For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:
  • Scott who does not bat an eye when I mention the girls and I are going out for a girls day. It's nice when you have someone who understands the need for girl time.  
  • Aaron and his love of the 1st and 16th President.
  • Jillian and her request to snuggle up and read.
  • Family all around us.
  • Swap days.
  • Girls days at Disney that make your stomach hurt from laughing so hard. Seriously, I would only wait an hour for these rides with these girls.
  • Impromptu 10 mile runs because the weather is gorgeous.
  • Paddle board shops on said 10 mile course that sell granola bars because maybe that run was a little too impromptu and you were starving.
What are you thankful for this week?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seasons 52 5.2K

Last year when Scott started his weight loss journey he wanted to run a 5k. He picked the Seasons 52 5.2k because, why not? Last year he came in just over 50 minutes. This year he came in just over 40 minutes and looked a lot leaner and a lot stronger.


Seriously, look at the difference!

The race itself was pretty good. The weather was less than desirable. It rained up until 10 minutes before the race started and since sections of the race are on brick roads it made for a slower time.

I hung with Scott for the first two miles and knew I wanted to break away before the end so I could snap a photo of him crossing. Right after the marker for mile two, Scott gave me the nod and I flew down the road.

I am so proud of how far he had come and cannot wait to show another side by side of him next year!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:
  • Scott and all that he does. I'm also thankful for Daddy and kiddie days. I know they all had a blast last Friday.
  • Aaron who asked if we could celebrate President Washington and President Lincoln's birthdays. They are his favorites.
  • Jillian and her snuggles while we read. I love curling up with my little lady and a good book.
  • Family all around us.
  • Date night.
  • Finding a farm that delivers. Seriously, check your area and see if you have a farm that delivers produce to you. You will not regret it.
  • Yodeling ringtones.
What are you thankful for this week?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tay Tay and The Ren's Visit

Last weekend my sister and niece were in town for the Disney Half Marathon. Truth be told, my sister just wanted the Donald medal and I'm pretty sure that's the only reason they ran it.

I volunteered for the race and was able to hand out medals. I have to tell you this was one of the coolest experiences. I was able to see the elite runners cross (and medal some of them) and I watched the last person cross the finish line.The entire morning was a blur and filled with a sea of runners. I also had a bunch of friends running the race and was able to medal quite a few of them.

What I didn't expect was to see my niece cross the finish line as early as she did. When she came up to me I had to throw my arms around her. The girl crushed it and came in around 3:07 which is like 20 minutes off of her last time. I am so proud of her and cannot wait to see how well she does next month at Glass Slipper.

Not too long after Lorren crossed, my sister crossed and of course she had to yell, "Ammmmannnndaaaaa, where arrrreeee youuuuu???" And yes, my sister is that short and yes, I am that tall.

I am so proud of both of those girls and seriously cannot fully express how amazing it was to medal them. If you ever have an opportunity to volunteer at a race, do it. It's the most gratifying experience.

After the race, I picked up the kiddos and we headed over to Animal Kingdom Lodge to spend some time with Tay Tay and Lorren. The kiddos were beyond excited to see them and could not wait to head out to dinner with some of Tay Tay's friends at Teppan Edo.

This was the second time the kids have been here and they really like the place. Jill had plain noodles because she's Jill and Aaron noshed on pretty much everything.

After dinner we hung out in the parks and then headed back for our sleepover. The kiddos (Lorren included) loved standing on the balcony and looking at all of the animals. They were staying near one of the main housing units for the animals, so we were always able to see animals. There are also a few viewing areas on the way to the room and we managed to walk past during feeding times so we were able to see a lot of animals at once.

On Sunday morning we had breakfast at Boma which was so scrumptious. Seriously, if you have a chance head over there and have breakfast. After that we went over to Splitsville to bowl. It was a first visit for all of us and it will definitely not be the last. It was so much fun! The lanes put the bumpers up whenever the kids would bowl and they came down when the adults were bowling. I mean, I kind of wish the bumpers were up the whole time, I think we would have had better scores.

The weekend was short, but it was so much fun. I cannot wait for the girls to be back in just under a month.

I have a lot more to post, we have definitely been busy. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a lovely start to the week.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:
  • Scott who buys me silly infomercial spice racks because he knows it will make the Monica Gellar in me happy. 
  • Aaron who has been taking a HUGE interest in the kitchen. I love that he is helping me plan our meals for the week and actually helping me prepare them.
  • Jillian who was named a terrific kid from our local Kiwanis club.
  • Family all around us.
  • A fun filled weekend with my sister and niece.
  • The amazing opportunity to volunteer at the WDW Half Marathon this past weekend. It was so amazing watching the most elite athletes and the very last athletes cross the finish line.
  • A four day weekend. 
  • KitKats.
What are you thankful for this week?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:

  • Scott who has had the craziest schedule these last few weeks, but still makes an effort to be with the kiddos and I (even though I know he is exhausted).
  • Aaron who has become my sous chef. I love cooking with him and encouraging his culinary curiosity.
  • Jillian who was named a terrific kid at school. I am so proud of her and so thankful for this confidence boost for her exactly at the moment she needed it.
  • Super supportive family.
  • A weekend of fun planned with my sister and niece.
  • Long weekend morning runs with my bench.
  • An opportunity to volunteer at a Disney race. I have never been so excited about something other than an actual race. I cannot wait to hand out medals to everyone!
What are you thankful for this week?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Thursday - The 2015 Edition


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

In this new year I am thankful for:
  • Scott who busted his butt for 365 days and it paid off, big time. He was promoted TWICE this year. I cannot even fully express how proud of him I am. Not only did he kick butt professionally, he kicked butt personally as well. He's done 65lbs and has been leading a much healthier lifestyle. 
  • Aaron who has come a long way in the last year. It's amazing to watch him grow and expand his horizons. I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings for him. 
  • Jillian who has given me quite the run for my money in 2014. I hope she still has this determination and stubbornness when she's older. And I hope to God she has one just like her.  
  • Family who has been with us through the highs and lows. After a rough two years, I am happy to be in a new place with new goals.
  • My new position. It came at the exact moment I needed it. 
  • Great friends who are there for you no matter what.
  • My health. 
  • My family's health.
  • Netflix bingewatching with my honey.
  • What 2015 has in store.
What are you thankful for this year?
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