Jan 12, 2015

What Weekends Are Made Of

This was one of those weekends where I felt like we were on the go every day. We weren't of course, but it felt like it. 

We kicked it off Friday with homecoming at school. Now that Brooklyn is in middle school, they get to do all the big kid stuff like school sports, dances, homecoming, etc. B got selected to represent her homeroom during the halftime court. This meant dress shopping on Christmas break....eeek. We actually survived it and knocked out dress shopping for their first formal in February while we were at it. One and done shopping! 

Anyways, here's a little pic overload from Friday night: 

Yes she looks almost as tall as us here but her heels are about twice as high as my heels in this picture
My baby and my baby sister

B and my dad (Poppy)
Brooklyn asked him to escort her so she wouldn't have to choose between her dad and her step dad. I thought that was pretty sweet and mature of her. 
After the court, there were more pictures. And just when she thought she was done....even more pictures. But after that, there was a basketball game. The girls are still undefeated going into their last 4 games of the regular season. I couldn't be more proud of them and their coach. I really love hearing the older girls' parents or the boy parents talking about how good of a season our girls are having. 

Saturday, B ditched us for the Harlem Globetrotters with a friend and we headed to the party for the Road Race Series finishers and warriors. I've mentioned the details on the road race here, but basically it's a series of races that go from 5ks up to half marathon distances over the course of several months. It also pretty closely aligns with the training for the St Jude half marathon. If you complete 6 out of 10 or one race of each distance, you are a finisher. If you complete all 10 races, you are a road warrior (and a BAMF, seriously! Those races are every two weeks and start at 7am!). Anywho, this weekend was the big party to celebrate that, and we had a blast. 
The hubs and I

Run365 representing

Sunday, we were back up and running around getting things ready for our friend's baby shower. It was just a close group of friends celebrating little no name. We like to give her a hard time since we weren't able to have anything monogrammed for Baby Burns yet. I can't wait for that little guy to arrive though!

We spend the rest of Sunday evening on the couch! The Golden Globes were on so I had to hop on twitter and read the live tweets. That's my favorite time to be on twitter...during awards shows! 

Hope everyone had a busy but fun weekend as well!

Jan 6, 2015

The Resolution Post

Whether you like resolutions or not, most people at least think about goals or some type of thing they want to accomplish around this time of year. I'm a fan of monthly goals, but I usually come up with some "resolutions" for the whole year too. 

Here's what I have so far: 

Running goals 
- Sub30 5k. Last year I got to around 32 minutes before I started working on distance. I am not a fast runner, but I also haven't really worked on speed. This year I want to work on that a little harder along with my endurance. 
Stars and Stripes 5k - my 5k PR
- Complete a 30 day run streak. Last summer I got connected with some awesome runners (Run365) who are beyond inspirational. Some of them completed their 365 days of running at least one mile a day on Dec 31. Some have been streaking even longer; and some just started streaks on New Years Day. I'm starting small with a 30 day streak. Then we will see how it goes. 

Home goals
- Complete the downstairs of my house. We have been living here 2 years now and I still haven't gotten my house together. Ridiculous! I am really great decorating for others but awful decorating for myself. My list is a mile long but I'm going to focus on the living room and kitchen before the rest of my house. 
- Declutter. That's always a goal. I've already taken two full bags of toys, shoes, clothes, and random other things to goodwill last week. 
- Complete one organizational project each month. I like keeping it simple with just one project each month. I get a little ADD when I start working on things. When I was cleaning my living room before Christmas, I went to move some photo boxes to make room for Christmas decor. So of course that meant I had to open the boxes and reorganize ALL the photos. What should have taken 5 minutes to clear one small spot ended up taking me 2 hours. Just like this goal has now taken off on a tangent....

Fashion goals?
- Wear all my scarves (not at once). Is it weird that this goal seems as lofty as running a 30 day streak?! I came up with this goal as I was adding 3 to my closet after Christmas. 
Crappy picture of my collection but there are probably 10 or more on each hook
- Wear each piece of jewelry or get rid of it. Similar to my scarf addiction, I have too much jewelry. Not like, diamonds and rubies. More like cheap, on sale $3 necklaces. I can't pass it up. 

Other goals
- Read the magazines I subscribe to. Some months I'm great and some months I don't even open the first page. 

Jan 5, 2015

Mic Check

So should I jump right in here like no time has passed? Or start with an excuse? Or just throw a bunch of pictures at you? Or just write about my resolutions since that's what's on my mind today? 

The truth is, I've really missed my little writing space. Like a lot. I've been keeping up on most of my blog friends, but haven't done a great job of writing in my own little space. I'm going to take a lesson from my friend Lindsey though and get back at it. 

So this is just a hello, how ya doin', hope you had a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year kinda post. I'm going to work on catching up a few things and then writing about some new things this month. Hope you'll hang in there. 
Christmas Eve twinkie pic