I didn’t sleep in but the kids did and I did something even better than sleeping in, I READ IN THE MORNING. It felt so so nice. Andrew picked up donuts for us and I had a warm apple fritter that tasted like heaven and then we got the kids to school and Josse and Emilee came over for a run. 12 miles @ 8:12 average in the sunshine.
Skye went down for her nap and we had my current favorite lunch—> Turkey pesto sandwich from Great Harvest and PB Moo’d from Jamba Juice. We ate while watching tv in the middle of the day and that just felt amazing.
The kids came home and we opened presents.
Then we drove up to Cheesecake Factory and I had the Chicken Madeira.
And my absolute favorite… strawberry shortcake. When we are eating with kids we order dessert when our meals arrive and give the waiter our credit card. We know we have a limited amount of time before they start going crazy so we try to pack it in quickly ha:)
Turns out Skye is a huge fan of cheesecake.
Let’s go over a few of my favorite things right now!
*Candice gave me the Breathe Pullover Hoodie for my bday and I want to live in it. It’s the softest fabric, breathable, flexible, has thumbholes and pockets, it’s such a cute color (and tons to choose from) and perfect for this time of year. I love GapFit items a lot.
*Andrew knows my love for fanny packs run deep so he got me this smaller one that is better for just going around town. I don’t need a diaper bag anymore but usually I’m carrying Skye or holding hands with kids in parking lots etc so it’s nice to have the things I need with me but handsfree.
*These little sorting cups for Skye! The pack comes with 6 cups and 60 bears and it keeps Skye very entertained and it’s helping her to sort, match and count (to 3:).
*Kristi told me about this book and I bought it right away. I am a few chapters in and completely hooked. It is about Becky Wade and her year of running around the world in 9 different countries and 3,504 miles. She shares about all of the things she learned from these different cultures and training styles and so far I’m loving it. I’ll share more thoughts when I’m all done but if you need a running book right now, this is a great one to pick up!
*An amazing reminder from rawbeautytalks!
Happy Valentines Day!
(Picture from Lizzy:)
I really hope that if you are feeling lonely today that you know you are not alone in feeling that way. I’ve had some pretty terrible Valentines Day’s in the past… and I didn’t start loving this holiday until I really saw the day for what I believe it truly is about—> the love we feel for every relationship in our lives. Whether that be your classmates, your family, your friends that feel like family, your significant other, your coworkers, your internet friends, your church group, your community and most importantly, yourself.
I loved this post from Dr. Julie Hanks and her explanation (here) for each of these self-care tips. We hear about self-care often and I think it’s easy to just think of it as something simple or small but I think there is so much more! I hope you can take some time today to strengthen your relationship with yourself too!
Have a great day and if you need someone to email with, I’M HERE!
What are your plans this weekend?
Would you rather receive flowers or chocolate?
What are you reading right now?