Thursday, May 31, 2012

Some belated holiday shots.

So, I've procrastinated a bit on these, but better late than never right?  It's just been hella busy at work with summer around the corner!  Those kids sure know how to give us a run for our money the weeks before summer break, sheesh!  While it will be a bittersweet end to the school year, I am already pumped for what I have planned for the next school year and the fun stuff up my sleeve! Ah, but enough about work---pictures!

What a dude.

Seriously those eyebrows.  A new signature 'Everett look"

This was the funniest thing--these young guys at the picnic table next to us were playing catch and well, Everett decided to join in and kept putting his arms up to catch the ball.  They were none the wiser and he was very offended that the ball never came his way.  Poor guy---one day my little mister....

Judging by this picture, I think grandma Mary may have had more fun than Everett!

Sneaking a peek at carousel.

Everett's favorite spot.

Everett was not too impressed with the giraffe.

Story of my life.  Always trying to get out of my arms to be free and run---what happened to my little baby?

For as enthralled as he was peering through that fence, sadly I don't think anything was on the other side of it.

What a stud. -- the mister of course!
And that was our trip to the zoo on our beautiful Memorial day!  It was such a nice break and gave me a little taste of what is to come around the corner when school is out! Woo hoo!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


What a great afternoon we had!  It was just us and the caterpillars at the park today and Everett got to run around and roll down hills like the free bird he is!  Days like this make me very excited for the upcoming summer and all the time we will have to have go on new adventures.  I am so thankful that I have Tuesdays off! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


1 year, 9 months, 12 days ago I received my mom badge.
With this has also come many numbers.
5000 hugs and kisses.
2500 diaper changes.
2000 bottles.
630 check ins while he is sleeping.
600-some good night songs, prayers or book readings.
450 jars of baby food.
300 baths.
200 extra loads of laundry.
250 swaddles.
100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
13 doctors visits.
3 haircuts
2 people that would die for him.
1 very special gift that blesses us daily.
0 times I have wanted to be without him.

Happy Mothers Day!

May your numbers be just as special!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Run fast for your mother.

So, I've been getting back into running again for the past month or so to start the process of shedding about 20 lbs. to fit into my wedding dress again for our 'wedding re-do pics' (don't get me started on that explanation, believe me it's best if i don't.)  While running tonight and listening to my ipod, I was thinking about my workout playlist and how only a few of the songs are my real hit the pavement--get 'er done--can't feel the pain from running when I hear them--songs.  I have three in particular I feel like sharing.

1.  "Dog Days are Over"--Florence + The Machine

This just seems like such a happy and positive song.  I say I think because really I can only understand about 3/4 of what she is singing, but if the 'dog days' are over it can't be a bad thing right?  Also the beat and musicality of this song is just the perfect pace and gives me momentum.  And you better believe, when Florence tells you to "run fast for your mother, fast for your father, run for your children, for your sisters and your brothers..." you do what Florence says!

2.  "All These Things That I've Done"--The Killers

"I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier"....'nuff said! Again, the drums and the beat of the song--love it!

3.  "Fix You" --Coldplay

A little unusual for a workout playlist right? This is my favorite song to get me pumped and motivated though.  Not because of the words (really it seems quite depressing) and not for much of the music, but the last about 2 minutes of the song.  The guitars come in...then the drums and it makes my body feel fast and painless and I run like it's my job!  It's when I visualize sprinting through finish lines and passing dozens beside me along the way.  And you better bet when I have the opportunity to do races, I am listening to this song at the very end.  Every time.  I fast forward to the build up.  Seriously, go listen to it---crank it in your ear phones and you listen to that last couple minutes and tell me it doesn't make you wanna go run.

There it is folks, my TOP 3!  What are your top running/workout songs?


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