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Week 15: The Adventurous Week

Baby L had an adventurous week 15 hiking and kayaking in Arizona and then camping and boating later in the week when we met up with family in Bull Shoals. When we were in Arizona, I can honestly say that with the exception of my higher than normal heart rate when hiking, I wouldn’t have known that I was pregnant…

Anniversary Trip Part 2 (Day 4 and 5)

On day 4 of our trip, we decided to give our legs a little break from all the hiking but not until after Jason joined me for a fun 4 mile hilly run along a residential part of Sedona. Along with the heat and elevation…..all these hills will get you. After our run, shower and breakfast we headed to Clarkdale…

Anniversary Trip: Part 1 (Days 1-3)

As I type this, I am sitting on our hotel balcony overlooking the red rocks of Sedona. It’s 6:00am and its chilly enough that I am wearing long sleeves and long pants, but it’s perfect. To recap, this week Jason and I are on our 10 year anniversary trip. Jason planned this trip for us, and surprised me with the…

Birthdays, Basketball and all Beef hotdogs

I love pulling off a good birthday surprise, especially for my husband who has the unfortunate luck of being born a little over a week after Christmas. This smushed together holiday and birthday timing can lead to the “double gift” and “double celebration” for many people who have a birthday so close to Christmas. It’s because of this and the…

The Great Bath Debacle of 2018

I am not a bath person. More bathes made my 18 in 18 list this year as a way to challenge myself to find easy ways to implement more self-care. I started the whole bath thing this week and let me tell you, taking a bath is not as easy as you would think. I have attempted three baths in 2018 and…

Preparing for 2018

2018 is finally here, and we are all starting to wind down our first day of this new year. As many of us have set resolutions for this year, today was our first day to pursue these quests. Preparation is key to being successful in your goals whether they are big or small. I like to use the first day…

Comfy, cozy and content

As my winter break winds down and I sit here writing on New Year’s Eve, I reflect fondly on the lazy no agenda routines that we have created this week. Playing (and putting together) new toys, sometimes spending the entire day in jammies and only leaving the house to go to the Y and just spending time together as a…

Cheers to 2018

2017 has been a truly transformational year. My objective for the year was to pursue balance in all areas of my life and I am happy to say that I feel successful in this quest. I have found greater peace with myself, worked to live more mindfully, started a daily gratitude practice, I gave meditation a go (I’m taking a…

18 in 2018

The New Year is quickly approaching, and this year I will be setting goals in a new way. Instead of setting one big goal, I will be working towards 18 things that I want to accomplish in 2018. My 18 in 18. I recently heard this idea on the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin and loved it. As we get…

Enjoying The Holidays

I love the holidays…the traditions, the time with family…and the food. Oh, the food. The holidays can be a particularly tough time when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s a busy time and fitting in regular activity can be tough. Food is everywhere, and cookies seem to appear out of nowhere every day in my office. It’s just a…