Tuesday, March 3, 2020

February recap


The month involved very little running and lots of strength training! I finished my workout plan from Madeleine Moves, which was really good. The workouts are on the longer side (50-70 minutes), so it didn't leave much room for much else. I definitely got strong over the month though!

Books read

American Dirt was interesting- I know someone else who couldn't get into it, but I felt the need to keep reading to see what happened to the mom and son.

Such a Fun Age was about a woman that hires a nanny when a racist event happens in the grocery store with her child. It kind of reminded me of a Jodi Picoult book and a topic that she would cover.

The Nanny was good, but also felt a bit slow and the characters were a bit whiney.

Where the Forrest Meets the Stars- I am a sucker for a book with characters that are a bit outside of societies definition of normal. Even a bigger sucker if they form a relationship. 

The kids

Minus the kids both getting a stomach bug and a bad cold, we had a good month. I took them with me to Ontario for a couple days, which they loved. I feel like we didn't do that much since the weather has been crappy. Amelia is still in gymnastics on Saturday morning and loves it!

Goals for March
  • run more! Even if it's a short distance, just get back into the routine
  • make healthier eating choices. Less snacks/treats in the evening

Monday, January 20, 2020

Amelia's 5th birthday

Amelia turned 5 years old on Friday! How the heck we ended up here already, I have no idea! 

On her actual birthday, I took the day off work to spend with her. We went shopping in the morning for some stuff for her birthday party, and then attempted to bake a cake. That cake did not turn out at all (stuck so badly to the pan!), but I was luckily able to redo it. In the afternoon, we headed to the mall as she had an appointment to get her ears pierced. We said we would only do it if she asked for it, and she had been asking for it. Poor girl was so scared once she got into the chair and wouldn't stop crying, so didn't get them done. Ah well, we will go back when she is ready. We went to Costa Vida for dinner (her pick) before heading home to blow out candles on her doughnut.

We had her birthday party on Saturday afternoon and she was so excited for it! We hired a face painter, who also put on a magic show and made balloon animals. The kids all loved it and she was so talented! Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate her birthday. 

Before the party, we had two special guests in our backyard! The baby came pretty close to our window, which was so cool. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Christmas holidays

A belated Christmas post as I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. We had two weeks off with the kids (I used some vacation days), which was nice. I won't lie, there was lots of fighting and pestering between the kids, but it was nice to spend the time with them.

Before Christmas, my mom flew in to spend time with us until the 27th. We managed to do quite a bit! Trips to candy cane lane, see the zoo lights, sledding,  and Canmore. 

We had a quiet Christmas Day- the kids opened gifts and then we had breakfast- I made the best cinnamon buns from scratch and they were so good! I went for a run in the afternoon, and then Brian made a delicious rib dinner. 

After my mom left, Brian's parents came for a visit for a night before heading south for a couple months. We had dinner with Alison, Justin and kids one night, which was delicious. Otherwise, we had a quiet couple of days before returning to work. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This and that

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I would share bits of our life that have been going on. 

A couple weekends ago, we took the kids to see Santa. We had to wait about 30 minutes, but there is a playground close by so the kids didn't mind. No tears this year- Gabe's serious face cracked me up!

I decided to challenge myself, and committed to the December run streak (run 1 mile each day). That's meant lots of runs with Harley even when it's cold out!

On the weekend, we took the kids down into the coulee behind our house. It's so beautiful down there! Someone decorated a random tree, so we went to find that. 


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