Dec 19

Holiday Traditions: Friday Five

Happy Friday folks!!!   For some of you, this is the last day of work or school before a lengthy holiday break.  I’m sure you are thrilled!!   For me, it’s just another Friday, but I am excited to be having a special person coming to visit this weekend.  My brother-in-law!!!  Also known as Tio Victor.   Rosalyn is going to be ecstatic when she sees her Tio and I’m sure he is so excited to see her and meet his new nephew.  He’ll be staying with us through the holidays and I’m really glad to have him.  I haven’t seen him in over a year.  

In the traditional Friday fashion, I’m linking up with the DC Trifecta.  Make sure to visit Courtney, Mar and Cynthia to join in on the linkup.  This week we are talking about Holiday traditionsHolidayTraditions

 

Everybody has their own special traditions that they have either with their family and friends or something they might do every year by themselves.  Here is my personal list of Christmas Traditions.   

 

Buying and Trimming the Christmas Tree. FF Christmas Tree

I never had a real Christmas tree as a kid. Well, at least I don’t remember having one. My mom had a beautiful artificial tree that we put up every year.  And I never thought we were deprived by not having a real one, but when my hubby and I got together, he’d only ever had real Christmas trees, so going to buy a tree quickly became a new tradition for me. This year we all went as a family to pick out a tree. Then we spent the evening decorating it while listening to Christmas music. It turned out pretty good too!

The Elf on the ShelfFF Elf on the Shelf

So this is a new one for me and my entire family. I realize this is a fairly new concept and that it’s not entertained by everybody – some find it to be creepy, but I love what it has brought to our household every morning. In that excitement, joy and curiosity in my daughters eyes, I find a little piece of my own childhood. I become giddy every morning as she pans through each room searching for him. And the treats that he brings, only magnifies that joy tenfold. It’s a special season and I wanted so badly to adopt a special tradition with my children. In the years to come, I’ll look forward to a naughty elf, but for now, he remains quite well mannered and usually perched up high so as to not become a temptation for little fingers.

Open One Gift on Christmas Eve christmas-presents

Usually the giver selects a special gift to be unwrapped on the Eve of Christmas. The night is filled with so much excitement with Christmas morning so close.  Opening only one gift is like a little teaser to the next day’s events.  So much fun!  

Christmas Races

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This year I’m running the Say No To Drugs Holiday 10k.  But there are so many Christmas themed runs and walks this time of year.  And what other excuse will you have for dressing up like an elf, reindeer, santa claus, etc….  

Christmas Socks  

I have always worn some style of Christmas socks, but over the past two years, I’ve experienced the maximum benefit of wearing my compression Christmas socks, especially after my long runs.  They keep me toasty warm and help speed my recovery.  I especially like these new ones from Procompression.   

 

SnowFlake Compression socks

 

 

What Holiday Traditions do you have?

***Join the Friday Five Link Up hosted by DC area bloggers Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up For What?! Don’t forget to visit all the hosts and share some love with the other bloggers who have linked up!!***

Dec 17

3 Month Old Baby Harrison

Bye Bye Baby  

This baby is growing into a little man quicker than I can sing a round of “Rock-a-bye Baby.”  OMGoodness!!  

I am so in love with his cute little cheeks and his teeny tiny dimple.  I’ve unofficially given him the nickname of “Snicker Doodle.”  That term comes from this book that I read to him and his sister.  I love him so much!!!  Before he was born, I had worried about how I could possibly love another human being as much as I love my daughter.  And you know what, it happened.  My heart grew a little more.  I was able to create a whole new part of myself and give it to him.  I heard something once, and it completely makes sense to me now.  Love does not divide.  It multiplies.  Love doesn't divideTitled Harrison Christmas DecorationsHeight & Weight:  At his last appointment two weeks ago, he weighed 14 lbs 10 oz.  and was 22 1/2 inches tall/long  According to this, he hasn’t grown very much in height/length, but he has definitely packed on the pounds.  

Sleeping:  8 hours through the night with several small naps and one long nap through the day.  He goes to sleep between 10 and 11pm and sleeps until 7am.  Then he goes back to sleep for another “nap” after his first feeding.  We just started putting him to sleep in his crib in his room by himself.  That was a huge transition for me, but it’s going vey well.  I am constantly checking the baby monitor to peak in on him and make sure he’s doing alright.  I just can’t come to terms that my little baby is growing up this soon.  Harrison Chair

Eating:  He is still exclusively breastfed.  The good news is that he is starting to go longer stretches between feedings.  Right now it’s about every 3 – 4 hours.  And his cluster feedings at nighttime are finally fading.  He still likes to latch and feed for anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, so my nighttime routine is pretty boring, but I don’t mind it too much.  And it allows me to catch up on my DVR shows.  

Clothing:  He’s in 6 – 9 month sleepers, even though they’re a little long for him.  And he’s still able to wear 3 month onesies and pants, but he’ll soon be out of them as well.  

Milestones:  

  • Sleeping through the night  (Yay!!!!)
  • Holding his head up by himself.  
  • Starting to grasp items with his hands.  
  • Laughing.  
  • Cooing, Babbling

Likes:  Being worn in his baby carrier, singing, books, music, cuddle time, his changing table, watching the dog, watching tv with his sister, his baby massages, walks/runs in the double stroller and his activity mat.  Running Buddies

Dislikes:  Being ignored, the car seat, loud noises, tummy time, wet & poopie diapers

Checkup:  At his 2 month checkup he measured in the 70th percentile for his weight and height.  He still has some eczema issues, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to a cow’s milk allergy/sensitivity.  I’ve almost completely eliminated dairy from my diet at this point, so we’ll just have to wait and see.  He is definitely thriving and I am loving watching him develop and grown.   I just can’t believe how fast it is going…. Harrison Act Mat

 

Dec 15

Last Weeks Workouts 12/8 – 12/14

Since I’m finally getting back into a regular schedule of workouts again, I figured it was time to start logging them on the blog again.  Not to mention, the weather was absolutely beautiful last week, so I did not miss an opportunity to get outdoors for a run.  

I will completely admit that I’m still not ready to fully commit to waking up early every morning to complete my workouts before the kids wakeup.  I still have major bags under my eyes and sleep is very much my priority, especially since this time of year we are so susceptible to catching colds.  Gotta keep my immune system strong, and that means sleep comes first right now.

Today I start a new chapter in my fitness journey.  I’m starting my first challenge group with the brand spanking new INSANITY MAX:30 and can’t wait to get my pre-pregnancy speed and agility back.  This program is perfect for me starting back because it offers a complete focus on the modifier throughout the entire workout.  THIS IS HUGE!!!  That means you too can MAX OUT each and every workout!  And in just 30 minutes too!  

Okay, enough about that, let’s see how last week went.  Week in Workouts
Monday – Rest Day   It was supposed to be an easy 1 mile run day, but plans got changed when our daughter made number two in the potty. We had promised her a trip to Chuck E. Cheese when she did that, so we had to make good on our promise. It was raining by the time we got home, so I called it off.  I’m still not giving up the streak.  Even if I miss a couple day – which I already have – I still want to take it as far as I can all the way to the end of the year.  
Tuesday – 5 mile run. Using 3:1 intervals, I’ve been able to keep going longer and even increase my speed by a bit.  My Garmin doesn’t have interval training so I ordered a gym boss from Amazon.  I should be getting it this week.  This will help me focus and enjoy my runs, rather than constantly looking at the clock on my watch to see how long before the next interval.  I can go back to enjoying the running part of my runs.  5 miles
Wednesday – 1.2 mile run/walk with the double stroller
Thursday – PiYo lower body – I’m slowly getting my flexibility back.  Post cesarean I wasn’t able to do anything for fitness, so I have a loooonnng way to go to get back to my old bendy self.  PiYo Wed
Friday – 3.14 miles3.14 miles
Saturday –  Family day  We did plenty of walking around the stores and mall shopping, so I’m calling this my workout.  Not to mention, I’m carrying a toddler or infant at all times.  
Sunday -7 miles solo.  Daddy took baby duty and I was happy to log a long (ish) run.   7.2 miles

 

How were your workouts last week?  

Did you get to enjoy some good weather where you are?

Dec 12

Friday Five: Winter Weather Activities

Okay, I’m  not trying to deceive anybody here.  I live in Florida, and I have for 36 years.  It’s all I know when it comes to weather, so when today’s Friday Five topic was presented, I kinda chuckled a little inside.  “Winter Weather Activities”   hmmmm…… where do I even begin.  

Don’t forget to follow along with our host bloggers, Cynthia, Mar and Courtney to see what their take on the subject will be.  (They all live up North, so their version will probably involve actual winter activities)  Let’s see….

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1.  Ice Skating (indoors)  Ice Sports Forum

I only know of one place in Tampa where you can ice skate outdoors, Curtis Hixon Park, and even then, it’s not really outdoors.  But it’s a nice try at making us Floridians feel like we are living in a winter wonderland. Otherwise, we head over to the Forum where I know I can get a few bumps and bruises trying my hand at this rarely participated Northern sport.  

2. Eat Some Stone Crabs StoneCrabClawsDec
It’s stone crab season and we have some delicious specimens here in Florida.  Typically, I would head to Clearwater beach and belly up to the bar at Frenchy’s and order a couple rounds of beer and stone crabs, but this year I think we are skipping it.  My hubby’s not big on shellfish, and having the two little ones really doesn’t make for good drinking buddies. lol    

3. Drinking with spice MulledWineWhether it’s cinnamon or nutmeg, I like to use the seasonal spices to help remind me it’s winter.  I usually will make a big batch of mulled wine or sangria whenever we have friends over during the holidays.   I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been told I make a delicious sangria.  

4. Running 

This is probably my favorite time of year to run.  The cool crisp Florida winter weather makes it easy to take off at any time of the day.  And the nicest thing about it is that you don’t need to bundle up because it’s never really THAT cold. (famous last words, I’m sure)

5. Theme Parking 

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I feel like I live a very charmed life because we are constantly going to the theme parks here in Central Florida, this time of year especially.  The weather is perfect, the parks aren’t too crowded and the Christmas decorations make for a fantastic backdrop to our ordinary parks.  We just visited Busch Gardens with some friends of ours and the kids had such a great time.  Busch Gardens even sets up “Christmas Town” during this season, so it adds to the holiday feeling and allows for certain activities that we wouldn’t ordinarily have available.  

What are your favorite winter weather activities?

Dec 11

FlipBelt Review with a Discount Code

**I received a free FlipBelt to review through a campaign with Fit Approach.  As always though, all opinions are my own.  

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Ever since I started running, I struggled to keep all my running accessories tucked in and neatly organized on my person.  Between my chap stick, keys, iPhone, money and nutrition, I never have enough room to carry everything.  I tried tucking items into my bra, inside my arm band, divided into my teeny tiny zip pockets on my running shorts, but nothing could fit everything.  I even tried using a utility belt, but I just didn’t like the way it felt bouncing around on my waist when I ran.  Then I discovered the FlipBelt and I was more than thrilled at it’s fit, feel, and storage capacity.  FlipBelt_What is a FlipBelt?

FlipBelt is a single tubular pocket designed with multiple easy access points.  It’s made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable.  

How big is it?

The FlipBelt has a 3 inch width, and it will fit all phones comfortably with the exception of the Note 2 (according to the website)  I have read other reviews and some runners have noted that their iPhone 6plus fits snuggly, but it does fit.  Once I get the new iPhone, I’ll test that out personally and revise this if necessary.   

How does it work? 

The FlipBelt allows for easy access into the pockets during physical activity, while still remaining a secure hold on your personal items.  You can choose to “lock” in your items by flipping the belt inward.  This will secure the items against your waist.  FlipBelt_Review_Gear

My Experience:

I found the FlipBelt was best used for my needs by keeping the pockets outward so that I could access my phone and Chapstick easily during my runs.  The hook for my keys gave me peace of mine that they couldn’t bounce out at any point. It fit easily around my waist (even with my post pregnancy extra love handles), and didn’t make me feel like I was being squeezed or constricted. At one point, I had forgotten I was wearing it.  It was extremely comfortable.  FlipBelt_Review_KeyClip

During my test run, I found the belt to fit comfortably around my waist.  All my belongings fit inside the pockets and were easily accessible. I didn’t experienced any movement of the belt.  It stayed in place and didn’t ride up or bounce around at all.

Final Thoughts

I think the FlipBelt is a fantastic option for carrying personal items while running/working out.  In the past, I have always worn an armband for my phone and car keys.  Armbands have always been more difficult to access during runs, and usually caused me to slow down or stop to reach my items.  The FlipBelt allows for easy access and fits everything I need.  The only thing I would suggest is a small pouch or coin purse to secure cash or change inside the belt.  Loose money could potentially fall out if the belt isn’t secured in the inward position.  Overall, I find this product to be a perfect option for the active athletes.  

Would you like to try the FlipBelt?  

Use SWEAT10 to save 10% off your purchase or leave a comment below with your email and I’ll send you a discount code to save 33% off.  < Maybe a Christmas gift for that special runner in your life?

Have you ever tried a storage belt like this?  

If so, how does it compare to this?

Dec 04

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Folks. So glad this week is over. It was a rough one for me. My SIL returned home on Sunday and my hubby was back to his traveling schedule on Tuesday, so I was alone with the two kiddos the whole week. It was not easy, but I survived.
I am especially happy for this weekend to be here because we have some wonderful friends coming to spend it with us. They have four children so we’ll have a house full, but I’m looking forward to seeing all of them again. And they get to meet Harrison for the first time, so I know they’re excited too.
Per my usual Friday agenda, I’m teaming up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia for the Friday Five. This week is all about favorites.

 

FRIDAY FIVE FAVORITES

 

 

1.  Favorite Thrift Find:  My new BOB Dualie jogging stroller  BOB Dualie

My husband bought me a single BOB after the birth of our daughter.  After using that thing for the past 3 years, I couldn’t even think about going to a different brand of jogging stroller.  This thing is the Cadillac of strollers, but it’s as expensive as one too, so we had to buy secondhand.  We scored a Dualie (double) off of Craigslist for nearly half the price of the original (which is >$700) and it’s practically brand new – barely used.  I had to drive over an hour to pick it up, but it was worth the drive.  I’m so glad to have it, especially now that I’m back to running full time.  My two running partners have been so pleasant to run with too!  They love our runs.  

2.  Favorite New Running Gear –  Shoes for my toddler-ShoesNew

Not only did I get new gear this past week, but my daughter got her first pair of real running shoes.  We took advantage of the Black Friday sales and scored two pairs of shoes from Stride Rite for 40% off.  She’s ran a mile with me almost every day this week.  I can’t wait to take her to her first 1k race.  She loves to run.  

3. Favorite New Workout – PiYoPIYo GraphicAfter my pregnancy, I knew that I was going to be needing a little extra attention in the core strengthening department.  Pregnancy, especially cesareans, can be devastating to your core and stabilizer muscles.  Through Pilates and yoga (PiYo), I plan to regain that core strength that I need back so desperately.  With running, I’ll also require stabilization to keep a healthy, injury free and aligned posture.  Not to mention, I’ll get my flexibility back where it used to be.  It’s all part of rebuilding a balanced, stronger new version of me.

4. Favorite Holiday Habit – Streaking!!!!  WereGoingStreaking_OldSchool I wanted to do the Runner’s World run streak last year, but had a difficult time committing to it.  This year, as difficult as it is for me to commit, I’ve set it as my goal and I’m actually sticking to it.  I still have a lot of baby weight to take off, and this is a perfect way for me to get back into my running habits and use my new stroller.  Streaking RWRunStreak

5.  Favorite Running Song - Revolution by Diplo (featuring Faustix & Imanous & Kai)

What’s something on your favorite list right now?  

Are you doing the #RWRunStreak this year?  

Do your children like to run with you?

Dec 02

The Happiest Place on Earth….. to Breastfeed Your Baby.

A day before my daughter’s third birthday, we decided to take her to Magic Kingdom.  We had been wanting to take her ever since she was able to walk, but just never put together a plan and made it there.  Since there is no admission fee for children under three, we decided only days before her birthday that we needed to jump on that before her cost bumped up to $90 for a one day pass.  The only problem was that we had an infant and we weren’t confident that we would be able to manage his needs throughout the day’s events and busy schedule.  He is exclusively breastfed and tends to eat on demand every 2-3 hours.  

I must admit that I was slightly afraid of just how the day would transpire.  I was concerned that I would end up separate from my family most of the day, due to taking care of my son, but I’m happy to say it didn’t go down like that at all.   As a matter of fact, Disney property is one of the most breastfeeding friendly establishments I’ve ever been.  

Everywhere we went, all over the park, I kept seeing places that looked friendly and comfortable enough to nurse my little guy.  Probably the best place of all was the mothers lounge and child care center.  It’s located just off Main Street USA next to First Aid.  This location featured a supply store for babies and toddlers with items ranging from diapers and wipes to formula and baby food.  It was plentifully stocked and attended by a very nice lady.  Inside the quiet nursing room were four rocking chairs, end tables and even an outlet for pumping mothers.  My only complaint was that there wasn’t any place for spouses and the rest of my party to wait for me while I fed my baby.  I would suggest some kind of lounge or waiting room for the other party members, especially since the nursing room was specifically designated “for nursing mothers only.”   Even though this child care center provided a nice private haven to tend to my baby’s needs, it was not convenient to access throughout our day without slowing down the rest of my party.  

I had decided before we arrived that I would not hold back my party by hauling them everywhere when my son became hungry.  I was determined to enjoy the park with the rest of them, and took it upon myself to nurse him whenever and where ever his needs demanded.  After my experience, I can tell you that Magic Kingdom is one of the easiest places on earth to  breastfeed an infant on demand.  By feeding my baby on certain attractions and during shows, I was able to keep up with my family and we didn’t miss a beat, with the exception of a couple necessary diaper changes.  

Want to know where and how?  

Here’s my list of suggestive places to breastfeed a baby in Magic Kingdom.  Breastfeeding at Magic Kingdom

 

Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover –  This 10-minute tour through Tomorrowland provides you with the perfect setup to sneak in a feeding.  It’s slow enough to comfortably feed your baby throughout the ride, just watch out for the turns – they can be abrupt and catch you off guard.  

Carousel of Progress –  Take a load off and settle in to this 20th-century audio-anamatronics tour through technology.  You can easily sneak a boob out to latch your baby while you enjoy the comfort of this air conditioned and (most likely) uncrowded Disney-original attraction.  

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor –  This interactive comedy show is perfect for adults and kids of all ages.  Even better, it provides a comfy seat in the air conditioning for you to snuggle up with your little baby.  A word of caution though, this is an audience participation show.  It’s very possible that someone around you will be illuminated by a spot light.  So if you’re not comfortable with that, I would suggest another darkened location.  

Pirates of the Caribbean –  This swashbuckling sea voyage is another perfect place to feed your infant.  I will advise you that there are two small drops at the beginning of the ride that can catch you off guard.  I recommend waiting until after those drops to latch your little one.  Otherwise, this smooth sailing cruise will provide you air conditioned seats and the serenades of Captain Jack Sparrow singing “yo ho yo ho, a pirates life for me.”

It’s a Small World  –  This ride is extremely mild ride can allow you plenty of time to feed your babe, all while you enjoy the happiest cruise that ever sailed.  

 

***I have not been authorize by Disney or any affiliate to suggest these attractions for breastfeeding.  These are simply my personal recommendations.  I urge you to use common sense when visiting Magic Kingdom and experiencing these attractions with your children.  

Have you ever been to Magic Kingdom?  

Did you notice any moms breastfeeding while you were there?  

Where’d you see them?

Nov 28

Friday Five – Gratitude

How about that?  It’s Friday already.  I bet this week went by quickly for everybody.   I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.   I had one of my best turkey days ever.  We were surrounded by family, mashed potatoes and gravy, football games and all the holiday fun, and we spent it on one of the most gorgeous places, Anna Maria Island.  The weather was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate the occasion.  

As usual, I am linking up with the DC Trifecta for another fabulous edition of the Friday Five.  This week our theme is Gratitude.  

Don’t forget to visit our hosts, Cynthia, Mar and Courtney.   

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I have gratitude for so many things in my life.  But today I’ll be listing only five.  
1.  Family.  Everyone from my loving and wonderful husband, my two beautiful and healthy children, and our parents and relatives. More importantly, I’m thankful that I have a great relationships with all of them and that I can talk to them whenever I’d like, thanks to FaceTime and Skype.   

2.  I am thankful for every tangible thing we own (or are paying off).  We have a gorgeous new home, a brand new (to us) SUV, clothes on our backs, and plenty of toys for the little ones. 

3.  My dog.  She is getting older and becoming more difficult to manage, but she has been my companion for 11 years and I couldn’t imagine my life without her.  

4.  My health. Even though I’m beginning to feel the effects of aging, I am still so blessed to have a healthy body free of cancer and diseases.  Every day is a gift and I will choose to live my life to the fullest.  Even more so, I am thankful that I have been able to begin running again so quickly after having my cesarean.  I’ve healed quickly and I’m getting back in shape little by little.  

5.  My kids,  I know I already said my family, but I had to give the kiddos their own bracket.  They are so special to me.  Every day I am amazed at something new my daughter does or says, or how great a baby my son has been.  God has surely blessed me with two amazing children.  

 

What are you feeling gratitude for today?

Nov 25

Liebster Award

What exactly is a Liebster Award?  

Well, after checking out a few other posts and hitting up the always efficient Google, I discovered the background and story behind the Liebster Award.  Essentially, it is a way for bloggers to connect with and learn about one another, mostly for the discovery of the lesser known and more recent bloggers.

Here’s the way it works:  

One blogger will nominate a selection of bloggers to answer some random questions about themselves.  Then those selected bloggers will carry the nomination onto another selection of bloggers and create another list of questions for them to answer, and so on, and so forth.    

I’ve been blogging almost two years, but I have yet to be nominated, so I figured it’s about time to get one of these under my belt.  Thankfully, Erin, from Love of Running, was kind enough to nominate me for this awesome little award.  

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These are the questions that Erin nominated me to answer for you.

 

1. How do you feel right now? What are you thinking about?  I’m feeling very blessed.  We just wrapped up my daughter’s birthday weekend and I’m exhausted, but thoroughly pleased with the way everything turned out.  I will admit that I’m thinking about how I won’t be throwing another birthday party at my house for a very long time.  It is a lot of work.  

2. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?  I could seriously write a book about my experiences in the restaurant industry.  I worked over 15 years in two of the most successful, high end concepts in the US.  I’ve seen and heard some of the most outrageous things from clientele. It’s Scandal in a steakhouse.   Taking a cue from a colleague, I’d call the book “Can’t Make it Up.”   I would give him all the credit for the title, but use all the juicy stories from the wealthy and ridiculously arrogant costumers that we interacted with on a daily basis.  It would be a best seller.    

3. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say? Never ask a woman if she is pregnant.  Even if she looks it.  Just don’t do it.  

4. If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?  Walt Disney….. see where the magic began.  

5.  If someone was making a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?  Christa Miller  ChristaMiller I’ve been told that I have a similar appearance and remind people of her.  I imagine she would play my character similar to the way she plays most her roles, with sarcasm and witty comebacks, kind of like her character on Cougar Town.   Change Approved!!! 

6. What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?  This is a pretty tough question…. I’ve lived a pretty charmed life, so I’d say the absolute worst thing has been my DUI.  It ended up being a turning point in my life, which was good, but it was the most intense and uncontrollable moment of my life.   In the end, it costed thousands of dollars and hours of community service to get it taken care of, but it did teach me a lesson, so at least it served it’s purpose.  

7. What’s something most people don’t know about you?  I’m a thrill junkie, but I’m afraid of heights.  I can jump out of an airplane and bungie jump, but I get nervous at the top of a 10 foot ladder.  True Story. skydive city

8. What are some of your favorite websites?  I’m all about Amazon these days, especially because it’s difficult to load up my babies and go shopping in person.  I’ve been buying all my necessities online as of recently.  Etsy and REI are my other two faves at the moment.  

9. What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?  When I decided to get healthy and loose weight. I used to drink heavily, smoke cigarettes and party pretty hard.  I hit my rock-bottom moment when I spent the night in jail with the DUI.  That was the pivotal moment when I decided to get healthy and change my life.  

10. What’s the first thing you notice about people?  Their mouth.  I’m a teeth and mouth person.  When you talk to me, I look right at the source.  Well, I actually will alternate between your eyes and your mouth, but I mostly focus on your mouth.  I dunno why it’s always been my main focus, but I heard once that you can tell a lot about a person by how wide they open their mouth when they speak.  That always stuck with me, so maybe that’s why I’m fixated on the mouth.  smile

 

Okay, now it’s time to nominate a couple other bloggers for the award.  

I nominate:

Denise from Almasdays 

Caitlyn from Live. Sweat. Sleep. Repeat.   

Upala from  Pretty in Pink Fitness 

LeAnne from This is My Faster 

Tricia from A Couple of Dashes   

 

Here are your questions:  

 1.  Where in the world are you right now?  What are you doing? 

 2. What is your nickname, or what would you select as your nickname (if you don’t have one)?  

 3.  If you could do anything for a living, what would you do?

 4. What makes you angry?  

 5.  What song would you choose as your theme song? 

 6.  Do you have a guilty pleasure?  What is it?  

 7.  What/who inspired you to begin blogging?

 8.  What is one accomplishment that you are extremely proud of doing?

 9.  What is the most exotic food or beverage that you have ever tried?

10.  If you could be an animal for a day, which one would you chose and why?  

 

 

Have you ever been nominated for a Liebster Award?  

Would you like one?  

 

Nov 20

Magic Kingdom

Today we are taking our daughter for her very first visit to Disney World. She turns three tomorrow and we have wanted to take her for over a year now. Since children under three are free, you know we just had to jump on this before her admission jumps to $90. We have the baby boy too, so this is going to be an amazing day for the whole family.
I will be posting lots of pictures and updates on my Facebook and Instagram, so stay tuned.
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