Sentence per picture and a quiz!

Somebody really wasn’t interested in being in the picture post-run today—>  needed to get some speed in today (1 mile w/u, 9 miles @ 6:38 ((that was hard)), .5 c/d…0% incline).

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Picture from the other day but this is my view from the treadmill if Brookers is awake and I rather like it.  

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We had a little park date to attend.

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Brooke was thrilled to be pushed on the swings.

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Paige gave Brooke a lunchable and a whole flood of flashbacks crossed my mind… I LOVED these as a kid.

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Salad of the day—> cucumbers, berries, grapes, chicken, feta cheese, poppyseed dressing and a sweet potato on the side.  

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My good friend Nicole sent this to me for a reason:  

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Tomorrow is NATIONAL DONUT DAY—>  get free ones at Dunkin’ Donuts (with the purchase of a drink), Krispy Kreme (free donut of your choice) or check with your local donut shops because I’m sure they are celebrating the day somehow:)

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Andrew’s sis-in-law sent me this and I laughed pretty hard:

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And last night I got this picture from my old boss/good friend that came to visit me in California when Brooke was born and it made me miss that little itty bitty stage a whole lot.  

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Came across this Bucket List Quiz on Facebook and I thought we should do it here too:)  Get ready because there are a lot:)

1.  Fired a gun– Yes

2.  Married–  Yes

3.  Fell in love–  Yes 

4.  Swam in an ocean– Yes (and it is my favorite)

5.  Gone on a blind date– YES—> THIS IS HOW I MET ANDREW!!!!

6.  Skipped school–  Not in high school (ummm I had 2 tardies my whole high school career and didn’t dare skip school) but I skipped a few college classes if that counts.  

7.  Watched someone give birth– Yes!! I was there with my sister’s two oldest kids.

8.  Been to Canada– Yes

9.  Been to Hawaii– Yes and I went to school there for a bit

10.  Been to Europe– No, but I need to get there soon.

11.  Been to Las Vegas– Yep, it’s about a 5.5 hour drive from us.

12.  Been to Washington D.C.- yep (my family did a month long road trip when I was young to all of the major cities in the US:)  

13.  Been to Nashville– Nope

14.  Visited Florida– Yep

15.  Visited Mexico– Yep (on cruises)

16.  Seen the Grand Canyon in person– Yep

17.  Flown in a helicopter- No

18.  Been on a cruise– Yep (I love them)

19.  Served on a jury– No

20.  Been in a movie– No

21.  Been to Los Angeles– Yep!

22.  Been to New York City– Yep

23.  Played in a band– No, but I still have time.

24. Sang karaoke– Yep

25.  Made prank phone calls– wasn’t this part of being a junior high aged human?

26.  Laughed so much you cried– 100% yes

27.  Caught a snowflake on your tongue– yes and this is Brooke’s favorite thing to do

28.  Had children– Yep, I think I’ve shown you guys a picture or two of her.

29.  Had a pet– Yes, we always had dogs growing up.

30.  Been sledding on a big hill–  Yes

31.  Been snowboarding– No and I don’t think I ever will (I love to ski)

33.  Been water skiing– No

34.  Rode on a motorcycle– Yes

35.  Jumped out of a plane– Yes, in Hawaii

36.  Been to a drive-in movie– Yes

37.  Rode an elephant– No

38.  Been on TV- Yes

39.  Been in newspaper- Yes

40.  Stayed in hospital- Yes

41.  Donated blood- Yes

42.  Gotten a piercing- Yep, my ears:)

43. Gotten a tattoo– No

44. Driven a stick shift vehicle– Yes, all throughout college

45. Driven over 100 mph- Yes….

46.  Been scuba diving– Yes

47.  Lived on your own- Yes

48.  Got a speeding ticket- Yes (sadly but it has been a very long time)!!!

NOW IT’s YOUR TURN!! What are some things on your personal bucket list that you have done and ones that you still have to do!?!?

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My list of places I need to visit keeps getting longer and longer. I also want to complete running a marathon in all 50 states (I’m at 28 states complete). I want to have kids at some point (which will slow my progress on the 50 states goal!) I always have little goals too – like every time I travel, I like to try a new (to me) food. I’ve never gone on a blind date, but given that i’m married, I don’t think my husband would appreciate it much if that was on my life list! ;)

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I still need to fall in love. There are a bunch of others on that list I haven’t done, but that one is most important to me.

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The older I get the less I care about the stuff I do and the more I care about who I am. There are lots of ways to be a good person and do good things, so I decided which specific good things I do doesn’t really matter as long as I’m continually becoming a better person.

Does that make me sound 80? I basically am inside. But I still have acne. And wrinkles. No one told me that the awkward stage you hit in middle school NEVER ENDS.

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I like this a lot Amy! LOVE your perspective. You are amazing. I am right there with you with the acne and the wrinkles!

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Awkward girls unite!

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I don’t know what happened but I only just found your blog again (I actually do know what happened, I took a break from running blogs after injury number I-don’t-even-want-to-know – but that’s a different story). Anyway, here I come and you are engaged and I just wanted to say how happy I am for you!! EEEEK! Honestly, these news made my day. Congratulations to you and your little big family

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HELLO ANNA!! I totally get it… I do the same thing when I am injured. Thank you so so much:) You are the best! Hope you are having an amazing day and some great runs again!

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your house is just so adorable :) wow i’ve only done like a third of those hahaha but i still need to run a marathon, study abroad, get married/have kids/find complete happiness, go sky diving, learn a few musical instruments probably :)

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I want to learn a musical instrument too… hmm which one though?!?! Thanks Bailey and I hope you are having an amazing day!

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I still need to run a full marathon, (I LOVE the half!), go to Hawaii, visit Europe, and finish visiting all 50 states, to name a few. ;)

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I’m really glad you mentioned donut day.

The labor picture was pretty good timing for me. We’ve had a week of false labor. This little guy needs to get out already!

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A WEEK OF FALSE LABOR?!?! OH Jenny!! I hope he comes for real ASAP! Good luck with everything, we will be thinking about you!

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Thank you! If we don’t get him here by Saturday they are going to induce so the end is in site!!!!

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OH that is so exciting!! Keep me updated:) You might need to email me a pic too! Nothing better than a new little baby!

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All this baby talk and wee little pics makes me think you and Andrew may have talked about “future” plans once married. ;-) **Just makes for more great pictures for the blog. ha!

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I am leaving for 2 weeks in Europe in 16 days and I am beyond excited!!! I’ve never been and we are leaving the kids at home. Eek.

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I have a tattoo, have been to Europe and have been to the hospital but I have not been on jury duty, had a speeding ticket nor jumped out of a plane.

DONUT DAY YAY HOORAY

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I’ve been to Europe but never to DC, LA, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Nashville, or NYC! I have some traveling to do!

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I love to travel but its funny…I’ve been to more countries that other states. You sound like a well-balanced girl enjoying life!!!

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1. Fired a gun– Yes

2. Married– Yes

3. Fell in love– Yes

4. Swam in an ocean– Yes but I prefer the lake

5. Gone on a blind date– Not really though I feel like online dating is basically the same thing and I’ve done plenty of those! And after SEVERAL awful online dates I met my boyfriend who is AMAZING!!

6. Skipped school– Yes

7. Watched someone give birth– Nope and do not want that experience.

8. Been to Canada– Yes

9. Been to Hawaii–Nope but it’s definitely on my bucket list

10. Been to Europe– Yes. After the worst year of my life (divorce, death of my father and grad school all in less than 12 months!) I treated myself to a trip to Italy.

11. Been to Las Vegas– Yes

12. Been to Washington D.C.- Yes and I’m actually planning another trip in just a few weeks! My best friend from high school lives there so I’m flying up to see her and then join my boyfriend on the Appalachian Trail for a few days. He’s hiking the entire thing!
13. Been to Nashville– Yes

14. Visited Florida– Yes

15. Visited Mexico– Yes

16. Seen the Grand Canyon in person– Yes. Love it so much!

17. Flown in a helicopter- No

18. Been on a cruise– No

19. Served on a jury– No

20. Been in a movie– I was in a small documentary about the Domestic Violence center I worked for just after Katrina. I wish I knew the name of it because I missed the showing at our office :(

21. Been to Los Angeles– Yes

22. Been to New York City– Yes

23. Played in a band– No

24. Sang karaoke– Yes

25. Made prank phone calls– Of course

26. Laughed so much you cried– All the time!

27. Caught a snowflake on your tongue– yes

28. Had children– Nope. Wasn’t sure I wanted kids before but now I know I do. I was actually just researching having kids in your 30’s since I’ll be 32 in a couple of months and don’t see being in a good place to have kids for at least another couple of years.

29. Had a pet– Yes we also always had dogs when I was growing up

30. Been sledding on a big hill– No

31. Been snowboarding– No

33. Been water skiing– I’ve attempted it but have never been able to get up on the skis

34. Rode on a motorcycle– No

35. Jumped out of a plane– No but that is also on my bucket list

36. Been to a drive-in movie– Yes

37. Rode an elephant– No

38. Been on TV- I don’t think so

39. Been in newspaper- Yes

40. Stayed in hospital- Yes

41. Donated blood- I’ve tried but my iron count is always too low

42. Gotten a piercing- Yep, my ears:)

43. Gotten a tattoo– No

44. Driven a stick shift vehicle– Yes I learned to drive on a stick shift but that was a LONG time ago! Last time I tried I couldn’t move more than an inch :(

45. Driven over 100 mph- Yes

46. Been scuba diving– No

47. Lived on your own- Yes

48. Got a speeding ticket- Yes

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Lunchables were my absolute delight as a kid. i rarely had the chance to have them, but oh boy, when I did, I went crazy! The nachos were my favorite followed by a close second of pizza.

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“Been to Nashville” sounds so odd in that list.

Brooke’s hair was so dark back in the day!

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The thing topping my bucket list is to run a marathon in all 50 states!

Fun survey! Loved reading your responses!

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1. Fired a gun– Yes

2. Married– Yes

3. Fell in love– Yes

4. Swam in an ocean– Yes – all of the time!

5. Gone on a blind date– No blind dates – I have had a total of 3 boyfriends so I missed out on a lot of dating

6. Skipped school– a handful of times ;)

7. Watched someone give birth– Not yet!

8. Been to Canada– Yes

9. Been to Hawaii– Not yet – huge bucket list item for me

10. Been to Europe– Yes – all over. Germany and Amsterdam are my favorites.

11. Been to Las Vegas– Yes

12. Been to Washington D.C.- Yes its 3 hours from us

13. Been to Nashville– Yes

14. Visited Florida– Yes

15. Visited Mexico– Yep (on a cruise)

16. Seen the Grand Canyon in person– Yep

17. Flown in a helicopter- Not yet

18. Been on a cruise– Yep (I love them)

19. Served on a jury– No

20. Been in a movie– No

21. Been to Los Angeles– All around it but not to the city yet

22. Been to New York City– Yes a lot

23. Played in a band– I was a groupie when I was younger (my boyfriend was in a band and we toured a lot together)

24. Sang karaoke– I am a DJ/KJ so I have done this a time or two ;)

25. Made prank phone calls– Maybe once or twice in middle school

26. Laughed so much you cried– 100% yes

27. Caught a snowflake on your tongue– yes <3

28. Had children– One so far

29. Had a pet– Yes! Dogs, cats, birds, fish, hampsters…

30. Been sledding on a big hill– Yes

31. Been snowboarding– Whenever I can, I do

33. Been water skiing– No but I wakeboard

34. Rode on a motorcycle– Yes

35. Jumped out of a plane– Yes – in OBX

36. Been to a drive-in movie– Yes

37. Rode an elephant– No

38. Been on TV- Yes

39. Been in newspaper- Yes

40. Stayed in hospital- No (I had a homebirth so not even when I had my son)

41. Donated blood- Yes

42. Gotten a piercing- Yes several!

43. Gotten a tattoo– Yes several haha

44. Driven a stick shift vehicle– Yes many times

45. Driven over 100 mph- No but close to it

46. Been scuba diving– Not yet

47. Lived on your own- Yes

48. Got a speeding ticket- Yes – my driving record when i was younger is a little embarrassing…

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I love the quiz! I would love to visit so many places!

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I have visited Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Denmark, London, Amsterdam and Switzerland. I really want to get to Thailand and Bali soon!! And I want to go skydiving!!

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Need to see more of Europe (have only been to England); also need to visit the Grand Canyon, New York, Hawaii, and anywhere else the road may lead. :)
Want to run a marathon one day.
Want to have my writing published at least once.
Want to see my two girls grow up as confident, happy women who love life and live it to it’s fullest.

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