I ran…. for about about .25 miles of Brooke’s run.  She is filling out the little squares on her school’s marathon paper like crazy and asked me to join her.  My hamstrings are pretty tight but the rest of my body feels great (but I’ll still wait until next week to go on any runs unless they are short ones with Brooke).

Skye threw her unicorn out of the jogging stroller (that was Brooke’s favorite game too when she was Skye’s age) but we luckily found it awhile later.

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PS do you think we have enough unicorns?  Beretta was not amused.  Also, Skye started saying, “Etta, Etta, Etta” to Beretta and it’s pretty adorable.

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Just a normal morning around here…

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It was so good to see Knox again.  One of the first things he told me when I saw him was that he winked at his crush that is in his class yesterday… And then we discussed Pokemon.

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We had soccer!

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I’m always very excited to eat at home again after eating out a lot while traveling.  A cheese and cracker board sounded so so good on Tuesday so I went to TJ’s for the goods.

PS ‘Reduced Guilt’ crackers were an accidental grab… I meant to get the normal ones.  REDUCED GUILT??? ABOUT CRACKERS?  I. Do. Not. Understand. Why do companies try to start the idea in people’s brains that food should be related to guilt?  That packaging was thrown away as soon as I realized what it said because I do not want my kiddos thinking that they should feel guilty about eating anything.

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It turned out to be so so so good… Our board is small so we had to refill but I feel like this will be a meal happening during the summer often.  The girls loved it!


Brooke asked for me to pack her lunch with the same goodness.  Still loving this lunchbox of hers.

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Another easy meal (that I found on the TJ’s meal ideas for busy mom’s Facebook page)!   Frozen Garlic naan bread topped with bbq sauce, chicken, red onion, mozzarella cheese and cilantro once it came out of the oven.  The kids made their own with pizza sauce and cheese.

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Regan sent me a picture from the livestream of me crossing the finish line and it made me so happy.  That finish line… I have a deep love for it.

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My brother sent this to me.  I am so the person on the right and Andrew is the person on the left.  Which one are you?

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Marathon #11. These marathons just keep getting better and better for me… It will be interesting to see how much I love them when I am 70 (but of course there will be many terrible races thrown in there along the way too, because that is how running goes and it’s the terrible races that … Continue Reading

I’ve got just a few things to share today.  I’ll be back tomorrow morning with an overly detailed race recap! There are so many details all over the city to celebrate the marathon! We had such a great time at the meet-up!  I wish we could have all hung out the entire weekend.  I seriously … Continue Reading

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We are in Boston having a blast and missing our little ones too.  Brooke and Knox are with their other parents and Skye is with Andrew’s family! We dropped off Skye and then we were off to the airport. 4ish hour flight filled with oatmeal, movies, reading and a cheese/fruit platter. Made it to our … Continue Reading

I just have one more run until Boston!  Andrew and I are going to run 3 miles on Saturday and then I’ll take Sunday off followed by 26.2-26.8 (I’m awful at tangents at big races ha) miles on Monday! It was cold outside and I almost jumped on the treadmill but then remembered I’ll be … Continue Reading