6 words per picture!

I have a thing for matching.  

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A high quality group car selfie.

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Christmas tradition day #3 in SLC.  

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Fundraiser for the Primary Children’s Hospital.  

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The ultimate gingerbread house—>  I need.  

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A quick stop for chicken salads.

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Ending the night with chocolate chips.

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What I’m currently reading and loving:

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Time to get my spin on:

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How could I ever say no?

(Pretty Please)

What are you currently reading and loving?

Last chocolatey item that you ate?

Six words to describe your day today!!!!

And for the random question of the day—>  What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

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I am reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

I’m not very far yet, but I like it so far! The last chocolatey thing I ate was chocolate drizzled kettle corn from Trader Joe’s and it was an amazing, life-changing experience :)

My day: still in bed, must get up…

I guess the weirdest food I have ever eaten is dried cuttlefish. It’s a fairly common food in Asian cultures. I grew up eating it so it doesn’t seem weird to me, but I’m sure it’s probably weird to other people hahahaha.

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Such a good book! The last thing chocolate I ate was a dark chocolate Carmel with sea salt from Trader Joes. I’m rationing them out because they’re so good!

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Those trees are beautiful! How fun!

I’m reading Bossypants right now. It’s pretty good.

I had chocolate chip cookies with chocolate ice cream last night, they were pretty awesome.

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I eat dark chocolate everyday! I LOVE it!!!

My day today: Great 5 miler before 7 am!

That Wally Lamb book is great! I like his other one, too, though I can’t remember the name…

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Have that book on my kindle, great one! Insane gingerbread house too!

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A House In The Sky– Amanda Lindhout. It’s amazing and makes you really appreciate what you have!!

Peanut butter fingers!

I have three that come to mind– busy, exciting and sweaty!

Probably Moose!!

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I bought a book last winter and still haven’t started it yet…:-/.

Chocolate! I ate cake topped with a cool whip/chocolate pudding mixture and a crushed up oreo. It was amazing. :)

I try to match Annabelle too. She is going to love it when she is 13. :)

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I just read the Andy Cohen Diaries…hilarious!
I had a chocolate Shakeology shake last night.
Awesome rainy 5 miles with friends!

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My 6 words: taking a much deserved rest day!

Last week due to Thanksgiving I ended up switching my rest day and long run day around so now I am taking a rest day for the first time in 7 days instead of my usual 6 days. My legs can feel the extra day! haha

Those Christmas trees are beautiful! I think when you went last year there was a Diet Coke tree, right? hahaha

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I had a (few) handfuls of chocolaty trail mix this morning as I was waiting for my oatmeal to cook!

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I’m currently reading “The girl with all the gifts” and i love it…it’s really different!!

That looks like a great book!!

I love Brooks HOundstooth coat..I have an addiction to all things houndstooth and all things Chevron. It’s a sickness….

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Beautiful trees!!!
My 6 words: I am getting nervous to race!
I have eaten a lot of weird things according to the people around me but to ME the weirdest thing I have ever eaten was Mince Meat Pie….it’s just weird.

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We have a festival of trees in Orlando and I love looking at all the amazing trees! Weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten–>wet cat food. It was a dare at camp when I was young….not sure WHAT I was thinking

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Currently reading: Born to Run
6 word randomness – Twenty-one days until Christmas! Hollaaa (<– I needed one more word :))

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Beautuful trees!!! We don’t have anything like that on Pgoenix. Everything dries out too quickly.

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OOK…..that Pretty Please made my morning….so sweet!!

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LOVE the tree tradition. So neat.

I’m currently reading Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay. So far it’s definitely keeping me interested and making me think a lot.

Last chocolatey item I ate was a milk chocolate & sea salt covered caramel from Whole Foods. They’re amazing. Highly recommend. The dark chocolate ones are even better.

Six words: “Can it please be Friday now?”

Weirdest food I’ve eaten is probably haggis in Scotland. I actually LOVED it. Enough to go back for seconds. (I had no clue what I was eating at the time).

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Weird you talk about reading. I just saw that Amazon has a few kid’s e-books for a dollar right now and thought of you. Here’s the link, just search ’25 kids books, $1 each’ on amazon, the link was too long.

Right now I’m reading a lot of recipes, time of year right I guess

Last chocolate: a Moonstruck dark chocolate espresso bar from Oregon, soo good

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Weirdest food: Fried frog legs???
And you are right – you can’t say no to that. She is so sweet.
6 words: “You are prettiest when you’re happy.”
I need a good book – I’ve been reading the same one for about 5 months so that should tell you how into it I am. I loved the one you are reading now.

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Six words: rest ice compression elevation wine prayer
I actually haven’t had chocolate in a few days which is unacceptable. I will remedy this with a trip to Starbucks for a mocha. :)
Last night I had steamed Brussels sprouts with mustard. Is that weird?

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When my kids were younger and I would get them dress I would inadvertently dress is similar all the time. I guess I dress in moods.

I just finished Julie klassens newest novel. I’m a sucker for a regency romance. I also am rereading some of Sheri dews books, because she is awesome. I want to be her friend. Also, David a Bednar’s trio of books are things I’m constantly referencing. I just ordered elder Hollands new book and I’m excited to get it!

This comment makes me sound a eighty. I guess I am inside. (Especially since I hate most of the music “the kids” listen to these days)

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The book you’re reading is sooooo good. Sad. But good. I read it years ago and loved it! Great read!

I love the tree displays. So fun and such creativity.

I am coming back to running after 6 weeks off with a hip injury. I am so frustrated. I am always encouraged when I read your blog.

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My most recently chocolaty food is the oatmeal I am currently eating! I add cocoa powder to it! YUM!

Weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten was raw eel and raw octopus… which isn’t too weird, I guess.

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Weirdest food? I ate nutella quinoa this week. Nothing weird about the taste (OMG!!)

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I’m reading a Sci-Fi book my boyfriend asked me to read. It’s pretty good so far (I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it though…oops).

We bought a bag of reese’s trees and I’ve been burning through it like there’s no tomorrow!

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Excellent book! I love Wally Lamb.

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Currently reading Anna Karenina. I never read it in highschool and it felt like a book I should read.

Last chocolate thing I ate was a Nutella milkshake from Boloco last night after the gym (that completely erased any calories burnt!).

Today I’ll be wrapping Christmas presents.

Weirdest food I’ve eaten is probably goat or crocodile. The thing I love that no one else I know does is bacon, egg and cheese on a glazed donut. Delicious.

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My six words: I am ready for the weekend! :) I don’t think I’ve had any chocolate in a few days–I need to fix that!

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Those are hands down the best chocolate chips!! I buy bags just to eat them not for any recipe :)
Cutest pretty please ever. As much as I want to believe I’ll be a tough mom but I might end up being a softy. Haha

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You’ll never be a able to tell Brooke “no” with that sweet little voice!

I am reading the first book in the Jack Reacher series and so far I’m really enjoying it.

Late start, and I’m shopping after work.

Weirdest food I’ve ever eaten is a balut, a duck embryo, for an amazing race type deal. It sort of tasted like a hard boiled egg, and I just had to eat it really fast without thinking about it. Ick!

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Wally Lamb’s books are sooo good!

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I am all about the straight up chocolate chips from the bag! I alternate between the dark chocolate chips (Nestle) and TJ semi-sweet…I can’t wait to see the gingerbread houses in Disney when we go in a few weeks, such pretty holiday displays this time of year. Love to look around even though I don’t celebrate Christmas.

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Are you a fan of white chocolate? :)

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Dear God you are in trouble – that Pretty Please is priceless!

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You’ve got me HOOKED on Uptown Funk!

Last chocolatey item I ate was a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies! Can’t go wrong with those :)

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That is one of my favorite books! So well written.

I love Brooke’s boots. My daughters are into matching me, the soooo want the tall black boots!

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Cleaning house and packing for CIM.

I just started reading The Art of Racing In the Rain.

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6 words: I have a really bad headache.

Last chocolate: a truffle last night

Weirdest food: frogs legs

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I hear that. Feel better.

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Okay Brooke is way too cute, I’m melting. The festival of trees sounds really cool! Last chocolatey item was white chocolate peppermint pretzel chips :) Currently rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

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Super random question! But where did you get your necklace? I’ve been trying to find one like it for awhile with no luck. Thanks! :)

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Last chocolaty item = Ghiradelli peppermint bark. Oh my Heavens. <3

Weirdest food item = Sweetbreads. Both in taste and texture.

SIX WORDS! = I swam, it rocked, I'm hungry.:)
Adding a seventh word = Always.

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6 Words – Had a Stellar 9 mile run!

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I just finished Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand and I loved it. She is by far my favorite author.

I ate a chocolate peanut butter Clif Bar this morning – does that count?

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Elin Hilderbrand is my favorite author as well!! I’ve read all of her books. They make me want to live on Nantucket!!

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I’m currently reading Mile Markers (per your referral) and loving it!
I’m not sure what the last chocolatey thing I’ve had was. (That probably means I need some)
My day: Emotional explosion ending in happy times
When I was in Ecuador we had Qui. It is a delicacy there, but essentially it is just guinea pea. Not really a fan.

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Oh Brooke! Anything u want since u said pretty please. Adorable!

Babysitting kids, creche and choir performance. (That’s my day in 6 words)

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Last day at my job today.

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I’m between books right now, I just finished In the Blood by Lisa Unger

The last chocolatey thing I had was malted milk ball ice cream.

6 words: Up early, coffee, shopping, and running.

Weirdest food- maybe blood sausage?

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Indeed, it would be impossible to say no.

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I love Wally Lamb! Right now I’m reading Adultery by Paulo Coelho.

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Weird!! I am reading the same book. I read it a LONG time ago, and none of it is really coming back to me. It’s taking me forever, at this rate I am just hoping to be finished by the end of the year :)

I also might re-read his other book She’s Come Undone. I remember I really liked it (but can’t remember a thing about it, either).

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Yep. Both books were great. I read them forever ago. Complete blank on reading them. No memory.

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Currently reading Elin Hilderbrand’s WINTER STREET!

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I don’t like chocolate, so I can’t even tell you when I last had it (by accident).

My reading is on hold, waiting for the series from Christine Lauren.

six words: Happy 12th Birthday to my son!

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Book I’m reading: re-reading Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, although I’m going slowly through it.

Last chocolate-y thing I ate: M&Ms!

Weirdest food: snails in France.

Six words: I hope I get the job (interviewed for an editorial position this week!)

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Book I am reading: Divergent.
Last chocolate thing I ate: M&M’s in my trail mix!
Weirdest: Okra
Six Words: Please look at my Etsy Shop :)

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I Know This Much Is True is one of my favorite books of all time. Couldn’t read it in public though — too much crying (I get super sappily drawn in to books). Currently reading The Boys in the Boat. Last chocolate was yesterday – mint truffle Hershey’s kisses. Yum!

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I am reading Eat and Run! I am not too far in the book yet because finals week is coming up soon…I feel like school never ends.

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You know, I just realized that I don’t think I ate ANY chocolate yesterday. I can’t remember the last time that happened. Last chocolate thing would have been chocolate chunks out of the bag :-)

Six words: I’m so glad it’s almost Friday.

Weirdest thing I’ve eaten: I’m terribly unadventurous with my food. So I guess snails, which is really not that weird.

Brooke is painfully cute!

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That is one of my all time favorite books. I read it so many years ago you were probably a little kid.

I’m reading “All the Light We Cannot See”~ by Anthony Doerr. It’s so so good.

Heading out for a morning run…

I don’t eat weird foods.

There is no way I would not reward that little “pretty please” with whatever she’s asking for. OR a little hug. Too freakin’ cute.

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I read that over the holiday and thought it was fantastic!
Now, I’m thinking about what a good movie it would make.
Any other suggestions? I’m reading And the Mountains Echoed

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I haven’t read that either! Now I’m adding it to my list. It looks SO good. As for books…it totally depends on the books you like.
I really liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, I loved Yes, Please by Amy Poehler on audio so much I asked for it in real book form so I can highlight. But her and I are similar ages and she speaks to so much of how I think. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming and this one seems random but I really liked it…Montana 1948 by Larry Watson. Ugh. So many books. So little time. :)

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-I have about a chapter left of the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed and am going to see the movie that’s coming out this weekend with Reese Witherspoon! My sister and I hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu for 5 days in June so I could very much relate to the book, soooo good!!
-Today’s 6 words thus far: Run, strength training, smoothie, coffee, doctor
-Ate some dark chocolate chips last night ;)
-Weirdest thing I’ve ever ate is cow tongue in Ecuador… apparently that is a delicacy! Would not recommend it…

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I love that book! Wally Lamb can be a labor of love sometimes but generally always worth the read.

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Had to watch that cute video a couple of times! And I haven’t gone to a Festival of Trees since I lived in Orlando. I must find on here in SF!

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I grew up going to a Festival of Trees, and remember really loving it. I haven’t gone in over a decade, but I think of it every Christmas season!

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Oh my gosh, Brooke!!!! Yeah, I don’t see how you could ever say no to that! :) The last chocolately thing I ate? Dark chocolate peppermint bar by Godiva. AMAZING.

xo

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Reading The Happiness Project
Just ate a chocolate biscotti that I made for breakfast, yum!
New office, organization, decorations, mama’s birthday!
I ate octopus once.
“Pretty Please” sweetest thing

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Omg!! Brooke… I die. That is amazing. Makes you melt.

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After finishing grad school, I’ve been having a difficult time returning to reading for pleasure. I was a HUGE book nerd my entire life. But going to college and having to read the equivalent of three novels in academic material every week kind of ruined the activity. I am reading a series called “The Breakers” which my husband loaned to me.

Three miniature York Peppermint Patties

The day is just beginning!

Well….my husband and I went to this Chinese restaurant once and asked to order off their authentic menu (which we couldn’t even read). We told them to make us whatever they liked. We received this bowl of random different spicy meats over rice. I’m not sure what they all were, I could only identify some (I know there was something with tentacles). And the spice was like unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. It literally changed the taste of the water I drank.

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My favorite book! Wow she is so cute, I had to watch that video a million times. We need more of them!

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Those trees and the gingerbread house looks amazing!!

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I had the best 2 hr PT appt today! -> ok that’s 8-ish words ;-) I feel so much better after the appt though going through with marathon training, and surprisingly I am stronger than I thought! Yay!

Brooke is SO cute, what a great video!

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YAY!! That makes me so happy that you had such a great PT appt!!! Have a great rest of your day Randi!

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Last chocolate item I ate is a mini Twix! So yummy!

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Wow, that gingerbread house (castle?) is incredible! I got into a bag of Hershey’s Kisses last night… I should not be allowed to have chocolate in the house. Trouble.

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I’ve read that too! I liked it. If you’re up for another long book, check out The Goldfinch. I also really liked that one and there are rumors that it will be made into a movie. Right now I am finishing the last Game of Thrones book that I have been slowly working through in hopes that the next one gets published and I can start on that one.

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That ‘pretty please’ was oh so cute!

Your book looks really good but sad! I mainly read very unemotional running and nutrition books as I cry at the drop of a hat. Currently reading ‘Foods that harm – foods that heal’.

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Do you know how long the festival of trees lasts? I would love to take my family :) The last chocolate I ate was a Hershey’s toff nugget, and it was so good! Right now my baby girl is napping, so peace and quiet are the two words that come to mind :) Hopefully I can get some things done while she sleeps!

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I stole a spoonful of my husband’s rolo ice cream last night. Then I remembered I don’t really like rolo ice cream that much.

I haven’t eaten too many weird things. I would say the weirdest is probably cows tongue. So gross. I have tried squid, octopus, eel and oysters but to me those aren’t that weird …

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That “pretty please” is precious!!!
6 words for today: Morning playdough adventures require nap.
I just ate 3 oreo’s :)
And I’m currently reading “Enough” by Will Davis Jr.

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I LOVE the Festival of Trees! What a fun tradition. I had no idea they had one out here in Phoenix until yesterday…and it ended a couple days ago. Bummer! I hope to get to it next year.

That video is precious. Love that little lady of yours!

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Green olives with vanilla ice cream (no, I’m not preggos). It’s awesome.

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I just read “Where’d you go, Bernadette?” and LOVED it! Last chocolatey item I ate was brownies that I messed up…too gooey to serve, but not too eat! :)

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The Storied Life of AJ Fikry- So good. I’m currently trying to read Yes Please by Amy Poehler, but I can’t quite get into it.

And weirdest food? I made shrimp corndogs when I realized we were out of hotdogs last night, haha… but probably guinea pig. I’ll leave it at that, I like not to think about what animal parts I probably ate in Thailand.

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I’ve actually eaten Llama and guinea pig..it’s what they eat in Peru so I wanted to embrace the culture when I went

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Brook is by far the cutest kid I have ever seen … “pretty please” made me melt a little <3

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Oh my, Brooke is just the sweetest little thing. The good news is that you don’t have to say no to her… yet!

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that pretty please is the best!! haha absolutely the cutest :)

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Add Wally Lamb “She’s Come Undone” to your list – fabulous book and a whirlwind of emotions.

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I’m reading the Unbreakable Runner. It’s about Cross Fit Endurance and I’m ecstatic about starting this program for my races next year!

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Hi Janae…. I think I’ve commented here maybe twice in the the 4 years I’ve been a regular reader. I just have to tell you that the book you are reading… oh my… my ABSOLUTE favorite book ever. Seriously.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE that book – have read it three times :)

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I love eating chocolate chips too! Brooke is so adorable, I don’t think I could say no to her either!

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I’m not reading anything right now but looking for something to start soon!

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oh she’s too cute, I couldn’t say no to her either!!

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i read I Know this Much is True yearsssss ago and really liked it — hope you’re enjoying it. i’ve had The Hour i First Believe (his third book) on my shelf for like 4 years now and keep meaning to get to it — maybe this will inspire me to pick it up!

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I loooooved I Know This Much is True! Nobody can make me sob whilst reading like Wally Lamb can.

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