That Escalated Quickly

After Emma woke up for the past few days when I did at 5am, I decided that yesterday was my last pre-dawn workout. Playing dodge the toddler and then dealing with cranky toddler all day is not my idea of fun, so starting today I am switching it up. Until my kids go back to school next Monday, I will either do it during naptime or before dinner, and then when school starts again, it will be naptime workouts for the win.


Standard strawberry oatmeal breakfast


A week or so ago, I entered a giveaway that Amy at Running Escapades was hosting and I really didn’t think I was going to win.


Oh, crap.

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After initially being completely freaked out and terrified, after looking at the website, I’m strangely excited. AND, the race in Michigan is going to happening on my birthday! It’s like it was meant to be.

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My inlaws are in town until today, so we decided to celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday with them since they won’t be here for her actual birthday (Jan. 4th). Can I just say how much harder a birthday is right after Christmas vs in December? My husband’s birthday is december 15th and at that point it’s all WOOOO, let’s party and buy all the things and go out to dinner, etc.

But, by this point, it’s ugghhh, no one wants to go to a birthday party or spend money or do anything but stay home. I get it, because I feel the same way, but the show must go on! She wants to take a few friends and go jump at Air Time on Friday night, should be fun and it will get everyone out of the house and off their ipods. Win. Win.


12. Holy crap. I can not believe she is going to be 12!



In other news, I finally got around to putting all of the Christmas stuff away yesterday, it’s so sad and empty without the Christmas tree, but it was time! And since it was so warm (well, warm for Michigan in January), we took the opportunity to take all of the outside decorations down as well.


  1. Ana says:

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!! My Dad’s Birthday is 12.24 and my sister’s bday is 12.27, We get them separate gifts for Christmas and their birthdays. It’s a lot of work, but they deserve it!

    Wow! A Spartan race!! Have fun! you got this!!

  2. Jessie @ The Acquired Sass says:

    A birthday race sounds PERFECT! Every year there is a race that is the weekend closest to my birthday – and I have run it the past few years. It’s such a fun way to celebrate that embraces the things I love, and then makes the margaritas WAYYYYY more worth it that night.

  3. Melissa says:

    It’s not fair that when you try to get up early they get up too! I swear, I just put my feet on the floor and my toddler instantly wakes up… So defeating!

    That’s exciting about the race! Those aren’t cheap to sign up for either from what I remember so yay for winning an entry!

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