Brooke has already decided that she is going to be a runner.
Some days are kind of tough for her… for instance below she only got a 3 hour nap instead of her preferred 3.5 hour nap. I don’t know why but I think her different little hand positions are the cutest thing in the world.
After a nap we finished off putting our bedroom together and then my built in chef (the greatest mother in law in the world) had dinner ready for us. She made another one of Billy’s favorites, Hamburger Casserole.
My second plate looked identical to my first, that stuff is so good!
Our amazing friends that we stayed with when we first got to Cali came over last night.
They are the absolute greatest and they even brought a toy for Brooke and said Billy and I could play with it until she is old enough to play with it. It is a walk and talk puppy…. it really walks! I have a baby and a dog now, I couldn’t be happier.
You know that you have made good decisions in your life in regards to friends when they bring over leftover wedding cake from their daughter’s recent wedding. I have decided that I am going to order a wedding cake from this same place for our 3.43 year wedding anniversary this weekend.
Can anyone make me a shirt that says ‘Will run for thick, dense, butter filled cake with three inches of frosting’ so I can be cool like Brooke.
What would your Will Run For shirt say?
What flavors did you have for your wedding cake? Where did you get it from?
Do you make casseroles? What is one of your favorites?
that second picture may be the cutest thing i’ve ever seen. she really looks annoyed!
Haha she really was and me taking a picture of her probably made her even grumpier:) hope you have an amazing day!
Chelsea @ GlitterAndSweat
Hahaha that hand picture of brooke is too funny. She looks like she is the most laid back baby ever.
I would want mine to say “will run for starbucks”!!!!
Not married yet, but when I am I want mine to be chocolate almond butter cake!!! Try it, its addicting (the chocolate almond butter)
I’m not sure why, but I don’t like casserole haha
So can I come to your wedding in the future? That cake sounds amazing!
Chelsea @ GlitterAndSweat
Yes :) I will invite you
WILL RUN FOR PRETZEL M&Ms
Now you made me crave those like crazy at five in the morning ha!
Curious if are willing to discuss how feeding is going? As a newly preg-o I am interested in hearing how it is going.
Congratulations!!! You read my mind, I am working on that post and it will be up Monday morning:)
Brooke’s spiky hair is the cutest!! she really is a pretty baby! :)
favorite casserole-chkn, rice, brocolli & cheese casserole. :) are you still having a brocolli aversion? luv ya Janae & have a happy fridaaay!! xo
Yum!!!! I love you! I am not sure about my feelings about broccoli yet because I am too scared to try it ha:) I am sure I would love it in that casserole though! Hope you have a great morning rub gorgeous girl!!!
Brooke is adorable–looks like she just loves to chill out with her mom!
“will run for ice cream” Well in MN we call them hotdishes–but our fav is penne pasta, ricotta cheese and motzerlla cheese w/marinara sauce.
Yep ice cream is the best thing to run for! That hot dish sounds amazing:) hope you have a great day Becky!
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
That cake looks like perfection – thick, buttery icing instead of the creamy, lame kind. :)
I couldn’t agree more with you about frostings!
Will Run for Peanut Butter M&M’s….or Doritos
The second pictures is SO cute, the spiky hair kills me, you two did good :D
Thanks sarah! How about you will run for both Doritos and m&ms:)
sounds like my kind of compromise :)
i cannot get enough of picture 2 with her hand under her chin. i love it!!!!!!!
will run for lots and lots of spaghetti!!
Dang it… Now I need spaghetti ( with garlic bread at five in the morning:) hope you have an amazing Friday!
Brooke’s spiky hair is the cutest!! My shirt would say “Will Run for Dark Chocolate!”
Not married yet, but my bf has already determined that he wants coconut cake at our future wedding, haha. I don’t know what flavor I would pick though…I really like fruity flavors, so maybe chocolate + raspberry filling?
Erica @ Love the Leap
Will run for PEANUT BUTTER!!!
Brooke is absolutely precious– I look forward to all of your pics every day!! :D
Okay, that picture of Brooke with her chin on her hand is freaking adorable. Definitely my favorite so far!
I love Brooke’s crazy hair! My nephew didn’t have a wild head of hair like that, but he did have magnificently thick, chubby baby thighs, so I forgave him for that. :)
I love, love, love to cook and casseroles are one of my faves to make. They’re always so gooey and comforting and you almost always wind up with a week’s worth of leftovers — score! One of my all-time favorites is this baby: http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2009/02/chicken-and-dumpling-bake.html. I add some extra seasonings here and there, but it couldn’t be easier to make, especially if you just pick up a pre-made rotisserie chicken from the market. Another super easy and tasty one is this take on a chicken ‘n’ biscuit/chicken pot pie hybrid: http://iowagirleats.com/recipes/?recipe_id=6006549.
I also love this one: http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/05/chicken-broccoli-and-rice-casserole.html. It’s a bit more time consuming to make (and I leave out some of the ingredients like the lemon juice), but it’s probably the best chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole I’ve ever had.
Oh my word that second picture is ADORABLE!! She is so stinkin’ cute!! Love the hair!
Spiky hair and her hand under her chin, beyond adorable!
Mine would say “Will run for Ice Cream and Hot Dogs” (But only the good kind of hot dogs)
Cliche & overdone yet so true: Will run for iced coffee!!
Chan @ Chanmeleon
Brooke is so cute and looks just like Billy! I hear they look like a different parent almost weekly, so next week I’ll be saying she looks just like you!
Our wedding cake(s) were white almond and white with lemon curd. The white almond is to die for. We had it made at a supermarket if you can believe that!
Kendra @ The Rhoton Family
Her hair is the absolutely best!!! Wish I could look that cute with my hair sticking up everywhere ;)
Brooke is already a little heartbreaker! She’s totally giving you the side-eye for cutting the nap short :)
Mine would say Will run for YOGURTLAND!!!
Not married yet, but I think I would go with a vanilla/strawberry cake!
I don’t think I’ve ever made a casserole!
Mine would say will run for ice cream!
Our cake was chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache fillings and white buttercream frosting. It was heavenly!
I am trying to learn to cook more.., the only casserole I’ve made lately is in the micro from stouffers.
For coffee! But I like Brooke’s shirt more :)
We had cupcakes, rootbeer float, pina colada and cookies and cream.
I do not make casseroles really….trying to even think if I ever have!
I’m dying over her hair!! I absolutely love it.
I’m expecting a little girl (any day now) and hope she has hair so bad! lol
Her hair is so amazing!
Sara @ Running in Pink
Our wedding cake(s) came from Whole Foods, and we got endless compliments on them. We had five different flavors – Carrot, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate raspberry, vanilla lemon, and strawberries and cream. One of the saddest things about the wedding was not getting to try every single flavor.
omg! That picture of Brooke with her hand on her chin is the cutest thing I have seen. Such a personality already :)
that wedding cake looks delicious!
Enjoy your weekend!!
natalie @ southern fit foodie
I love that second picture!!! She’s the cutest thing ever!
My shirt would say something like “will run for chocolate” or “will run for nut butters” ha.
Our wedding cake was white chocolate with a layer of fudge going through it, and the alternating layer was strawberry with cream cheese icing through it.
I just can’t get over her hair, it’s so cute and spunky looking! That cake looks ridiculous..chocolate and vanilla buttercream = best combo ever. Except maybe some raspberry filling..that would put it over the top. Man..that’d make a really good breakfast right now lol
Hope you have a great weekend :)
Will Run for Donuts (perferably glazed, cinnamon and sugar, apple cider, or chocolate covered)…I always feel guilty eating them so I hardly ever…guilty because they never full me and I always neem 2-3, lol!
Brooke is precious and yay for having awesome friends that hook you up!
Danica @ It's Progression
My heart melted a little when I saw that first picture! too precious.
I’m pretty sure my shirt would say Will Run for Dark Chocolate. The “Dark” is a must.
And weddinggggg cake!!!
Brooke is the cutest. I’m so happy for you & Billy!
Lauren @ Powered by Oatmeal
I made a stencil for the 5-mile Peach Sundae Road Race that is a tradition in my hometown last year that says “Will Run for Ice Cream”. It might be too big at this point to fit on Brooke’s tiny onesies, but I think I know of a new mother who might appreciate it…=)
Lauren @ Powered by Oatmeal
p.s. I know there has been a lot of buzz about it in the comments, but her hair is seriously AWESOME.
Will run for WINGS!!! :)
not married yet but i’m hoping I can convince Kev for a carrot cake for our wedding cake…its my favoriteeee
Kayla @ Keep Moving Forward
I LOVE that second picture! She is sooo cute in it! Will Run For… laughs… pizza… champagne?
I love Brooke’s little headbands, where do you get them?
I mean, Really! That HAIR!! So. darn. cute!
Oh, she is the cutest little thing! You are looking great btw :)
I recently stumbled across your blog and I have to say I LOVE it. I’m a fellow Utahn (even though you are no longer in Utah) and I love reading about your journey in life/food/running. I love both running and food so your blog is right up my alley.
Also, your baby is GORGEOUS. The second picture down is one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time.
Haha! Love that picture with her hand up! She is SO adorable.
I would run for ice cream, fro yo, homemade pizza, and any amount of time or dates I can spend with my husband ;) (he’s so busy! hah)
Haha I love Brooke’s hair! I can’t get enough! My shirt would be, Will Run for FUN! Or Will Run Just Because! Haha I hope you and Brooke and Billy have another great day and weekend!
Mine would have to say “will run for candy!!!” I think that would sum it up…
Our wedding cake was a three tiered german chocolate cake with coconut pecan icing and it was fantastic! ( I may be biased though because I made it myself )
Not sure it counts as a casserole but I love baked Mac n cheese!
Brooke is so cute I love her hair, and the arm placement is way adorable!
Aww… That picture of Brooke is the cutest thing!!
And thats a tough decision… my shirt could say a lot of different things. “will run for ice cream… pizza… cake… a medal” The list could go on and on. :-)
Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
I love all of Brooke’s cute little facial expressions! They’re adorable. That cake you had looks like it was amazing. If your mother-in-law decides she wants to be a live-in cook elsewhere after she’s done staying with you, Billy, and Brooke, let me know and I’ll give her my number. ;)
Oh my goodness. That second picture of her is too much. I wish I could hold her right now – she is so dang cute.
That cake looks delicious. Our wedding cake was chocolate on the bottom later & carrot cake on the top 2 layers – all with buttercream frosting. Mmmmm. Ross had a grooms cake that was vanilla with raspberry filling in the middle. My FIL interrupted the new hubby and I taking wedding pictures to ask me to have the grooms cake cut because THAT was the one he wanted. lol. Oh boy.
I am not a big fan of casseroles.
I will run for…. fro yo or ice cream or cookies or brownies… hmmm sounds like I need to just keep on running ;)
Cathryn @ MyHeartsContentblog
I laughed a lot at your forthcoming anniversary this weekend, congratulations. Such an achievement definitely deserves cake!!! We had chocolate cake that my Mum made and it was amazing.
LOVE the hand gestures too. Brooke is making me achy for a second child!!!!
Will run for Tex-Mex! I am a Texas girl so that is my food obsession.
The last wedding I went to I forgot to get a piece of cake :X I was too busy dancing! But I always love lemon or coconut :)
we make that hamburger dish on our boat and call it “goolash”. dont know how to spell that. and we put corn in it.
Will run for frozen yogurt!!!!
Will run for health ;-)
Oh, man, I can’t deal….that baby is too cute! That hairstyle! That grumpy face! Congrats! :)
Amanda @ Let Me Be Whats Underneath
I can’t get enough of the pictures of Brooke–she is so adorable, Janae!!!! :)
That cake look delicious! Do you know where it was ordered from?
Hey Janae! I’ve followed your blog since the beginning & although I don’t comment often on blogs I wanted to tell you how beautiful your little family is and how much I love reading your posts. I’m still in college so I’m not very close to having a family of my own, but when I do, I hope I’ll have one just as happy and cute as your’s!! Also, I can’t wait to hear how you kick butt at running again once you’re all ready :). Hope everything keeps going great for you three and thank you for sharing the cuteness with us!! Have a great day! <3 <3
Melissa @ Naturally Balanced
Mmmmm I would run for….coffee :). Our wedding cake had a few layers with different inner frosting (Raspberry and Lemon and another one I believe that I cannot remember ah!), in any case, it was so delicious :). Brookes hand pose is so CUTE! Eee!
love everything! the onesie, the hands, the cake – YUM (to the cake, not the hands).
my shirt says ‘will run for wine’ – i wear it to a fun run my friends and i go to every wednesday that starts and finishes at a wine bar!
Christina @ The Athletarian
OMG that picture with her little hand! I can’t even take it!!
Hmm my shirt would probably say “will run for nachos topped with 3 pounds of cheese, salsa, jalepnos, guacamole, and sour cream”. How’s that?!
Cheesy hash brown casserole with french fried onions on top. YUM. I will run for that. but mostly i will run for tubs of funfetti frosting.
Brooke is so cute. She will get so much funner and cuter in a few months, just wait
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl
OMG that picture of her is adorable! I am a casserole queen, I am from the Midwest after all… :)
OMG Janae- Brooke is just too darn cute.. that 2nd pic has me cracking up!
“Will run for ice cream!”
(Which is kind of weird because I’m lactose intolerant and sometimes ice cream does make me run….. ya know what I mean?? ;) )
I have yet to pick a Prince Charming (like how I spin that?), but I’m thinking fudgey chocolate cake buried under layers of buttercream frosting….or a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake would do just fine!
Will your MIL share her hamburger casserole recipe with her adoring fans?? My Mom makes a Turkey Hotdish with leftover turkey, long grain & wild rice, celery, and cream of mushroom soup. It’s so wonderful to come over to her house on a cold day and smell that in the oven!
My mom definitely had her favorite casseroles…….that hamburger one is once of them, tuna casserole another, and some chicken broccoli wonder as well. Every now and then when I want to feel 14 I make one. My hubby actually requests the tuna casserole.
Right now I will run for ice cream. I went through this weird phase with ice cream where it kinda gave me a tummy ache. I could still do milk though, so I couldn’t figure it out. Anyways long story short no belly ache with ice cream right now…….so I am on a 7 day ice cream streak.
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans
Ahhh!! She is soooo cute!! I want to come to California just to meet you and your little sweetheart!
chelsea @ averytoday
i would run for cookies! (and do)
we actually had brownies and milk at our wedding!
Meagan @ Managing Meagan
OMG! Brooke is TOO cute for words. Seriously.
I run for ice cream. All the time. And fro yo. And cookies. And candy. And cake. And pie. And pretty much every other sweet every invented. Ever.
Kate @ Run with Kate
The pictures of Brooke just keep getting cuter and cuter!!! That hair kills me! I love it!! I love the way she looks like she’s in deep thought. Probably thinking about future marathons…. :)
I love that picture of her with one eye open! Such a sweet photo!
I WILL RUN FOR … Pizza!
My wedding cake had two flavors … chocolate with peanut-butter butter cream frosting (yes, there were chunks of reeces PB cups in the frosting), and banana with vanilla butter cream frosting. Chocolate-PB is my hubby’s fav and banana is mine.
Happy eating and running … in that order :)
Will run for baby kisses!
You must tell me where you get these awesome onesies – my little mister needs one!!
Will run for a boyfriend who serves me chai tea lattes, gives me massages, and does all my homework!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
Okay LOVE that picture of Brooke with her hand under her chin – SO cute!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Will run for Froyo or Gluten Free Cake! (okay, really just icing)
mountain girl heidi
Will run for brownies…..chocolate chip cookies……bread pudding……waffles…..pizza………….. Do you really want the rest of the list?
Our wedding cake was spectacular. There were three tiers. The top and bottom tiers were a 3-layer cake: white chocolate cheesecake between chocolate cake (and ganache filling). The middle tier was also 3 layers: New York style cheesecake between yellow cake with raspberry filling. Smothered in chocolate buttercream icing. The whole cake. I’m pretty sure it was something like this. I might have the exact flavors wrong, but you get the picture.
Favorite casserole: probably something like lasagna.
Will run for raspberries! Make that raspberry shakes from Bear Lake! :)
Wedding cake is just the best, isn’t it?!?! I had white raspberry buttercream…melt in your mouth delicious. I’ve always been a fan of the “will run for coffee”.
yummmmm i need friends to bring me leftover wedding cake asap! that’s it, i’m borrowing your friends ;)
annnnd i am OBSESSED with brooke’s spiky hair!!! she’s too cute!
our wedding cake was from my mom’s friend from h.s. who is now the head baker at a really nice restaurant in downtown sacramento. ours had two different flavors, white cake with whip cream and strawberry filling, and a chocolate mousse. it was AMAZING. i wish i still had some now. mmmm
my favorite is chicken and broccoli casserole. my mom made it once a week growing up, and i still crave it sometimes. i just might have to ask her to make it next time we go to their house! ;)
Best baby hair. Ever.
Me? I Will Run For…
…the chocolate chip cookies I recently made and can’t stop drooling over every time I walk past them.
Okay, so it’s kind of long.
Will run for chocolate!
Haven’t had our wedding yet, but we are thinking tres leches, since it will be made by the resort in Mexico.
I really like to make breakfast casseroles or chicken enchilada casserole!
BTW you look awesome for having given birth a few days ago!
Brooke @ sweats & sweets
Thats the whole reason I run! Because I work with and eat cake almost everyday! I will so make you a shirt so you can be cool like me ;-) jk, the more adorable Brooke is simply the cutest one in the world.
I can’t stop laughing at that 2nd picture!!!!!!! It’s priceless!
Mine would say: WILL RUN FOR ICE CREAM! I’ve been crazy addicted lately!
Love the 2nd picture – I had hair exactly like that for my first 2 years & then turned blonde.
Will Run For….COFFEE!! (Fro-yo too)
Love the attitude in the hand picture. OMG why are babies so adorable!!
I love Brooke’s shirt!!!! Too cute! And you got a puppy!!! Haha
she is adorable! I am so happy that you have such a great support system.
Janae, I will never get tired of looking at cute, adorable pictures of Brooke! I was totally obsessed with taking pictures of my goddaughter and still am! Babies are so fun!
Oh.my.gosh. I think that picture is one of my favorite yet- her little hand on her chin…she’s like what Mom?! :) Love her & love you!
Umm…I need friends that will bring me cake too…does it get much better!?
Kari @ Running Ricig
That cake looks amazing! Your mother in law is seriously the best, too. How long is she going to stay with you guys?
I’m so excited she’s wearing the onesie I made!!!!! Could she be any cuter??!!
Haha she looks deep in thought!
Sonia the Mexigarian
bahahaha, that second picture of Brooke is priceless. love it.