Five on Friday

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Linking up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for another Five on Friday post today.  You should grab a button and link up too!  It's always easy to end the week with 5 random things don't you agree?   {ONE} I am really honored that one of my favorite Interior Design bloggers and friend, Renee, over at Casa Stephens Interiors, asked me to be part of a new series she is doing called ... [ Read More ]

A quick update


Sorry for the blog silence as of late...things have been quite busy around here.  My Mother-in-law flew into town last week and is staying with us until Sunday.  We have been having so much fun, but she has also been here to lend a helping hand.  As some of you may or may not know I had a minor surgery this past Friday (don't worry I'm fine) and she has been doing so much for me and the boys...I ... [ Read More ]

Long Beach Half-Marathon Recap

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I DID IT!!!!  October 13th 2013 I completed my first half marathon! I look at this photo of myself today and I don't even feel like it's really me in it, or that I was the one who actually ran the race yesterday.  It was such an adrenaline filled experience that it's hard to put myself back into the feelings of the day.  All I feel now is pain in my legs and a huge feeling of accomplishment, ... [ Read More ]

Five on Friday


It's been awhile since I have linked up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for a Five on Friday post, so let's give it another whirl...   {ONE} It's hard to believe that this coming Sunday morning I will have this same view of the beautiful Queen Mary ship that is moored in Long Beach port.  My first half marathon is here and I can't wait to report back how it went.  My legs have been ... [ Read More ]

Just me and my Pumpkins


Last week we saw a glimmer of a cool and cloudy Fall day so the pumpkin patch was calling our name.  We pulled up to Tanaka Farms, I opened the car doors, and out ran the kids.  The farm felt like it was all ours, so I just let the boys be boys and run free.  They wandered through a hay maze, stomped through the mud, took a tractor ride, climbed pumpkin piles and weaved in and out of the rows of ... [ Read More ]

Workout Wednesday: Group Challenge Update

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Well another 24 days have come and gone....this time I am happy to report I lost 4.5 lbs but gained so many new friendships, and a world of inspiration.  At the beginning of September I started up a group 24 Day Challenge with my friends Samantha and Jenny. What started as a group of about 20 of us has since grown to almost 90 people in less than a month. The majority of the group all started ... [ Read More ]

And the winner is…..


The Get-Fit-Giveaway was AWESOME!   Thanks to all of you that entered and played along!  A big congrats to Courtney Roberts!!!  Hope you enjoy your new iPod Nano, Lululemon Tank, Gold Minnie Bic Band, Advocare Spark and Advocare Catalyst.  You are one lucky lady! :) Stay tuned for tomorrow's Workout Wednesday post!  We did this giveaway in the spirit of our huge group 24 Day Challenge, and ... [ Read More ]