Monday, January 28, 2013


I know, really thought out title huh. I couldn't think of anything good.

Well, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours turned out to be very low key and relaxing. 
We did have 3 soccer games scheduled for Saturday morning immediately followed by a pizza party for one of the teams.  Then I was supposed to leave the party early to head to a celebration of life, a memorial service for a friend of mines daughter. 
But instead of all that chaos it rained. 
 I love the rain, especially when it makes our lives slow down.  Instead of a morning filled with soccer and feelings of being rushed for me to get to the memorial service we were able to hang out in our pajamas. 
Here are the kids building a Lego town in their pjs while I enjoy my coffee. 
I was able to go for a run in between the downpours, it was beautiful weather. 
And since I had time I actually did my hair and spent time picking out a nice outfit to wear to the ceremony. 
Of course, once I was all "done up" I went to get in the car and somehow managed to fall out flat on my back. 
I swear, it must have been hysterical to see. 
 Luckily I didn't really hurt anything, I have a small scrape on my ankle and a bruise on my elbow but nothing major. 
 I was wearing heals, a denim pencil skirt and a black shirt, I realize I probably should have taken a picture since I finally wore something other then yoga pants and a t-shirt but I wasn't feeling all that great in the outfit so decided not to document it.  
Anyway, back to the awesome fall, I drive a big SUV that has running boards along the side, I was talking on the phone to my sister and knew that I was climbing in the car very awkwardly due to wearing heals and a skirt, see the problems that occur from wearing only yoga pants all the time I am not use to functioning in a skirt. 
 Well, the running boards were wet from the rain and my heels don't have good grip anyway. 
 I stepped on the running board and as soon as I put all my weight on that foot to get in I slipped, my feet went up over my head and I landed flat on my back next to the car. 
 I couldn't do anything but laugh, Jordan came running over and said, "what happened?! Did you fall?" 
Gotta love five year olds, no I didn't fall, I just felt like laying on the wet ground in my nice clothes with my butt hanging out to the world. 
Luckily for me only two cars drove by as I was still laying there trying to figure out if I was indeed ok. 
Jon came over to see if I was ok, then asked if I needed help up cause um you are wearing a skirt.
I guess he didn't like me flashing the whole neighborhood. 
Jon and Jordan dusted me off and I left for the life celebration, which was a beautiful ceremony where I cried my eyes out, the young girl who went to be with Jesus was only 19 and was prepared to go so she had very clearly written out her desires for her ceremony. 
One of the things she wanted was for her dad to walk her down the isle since he now wouldn't have the privilege. 
 I was balling before he even entered the room. 
Sunday was just as laid back, Melinda, my sister in law, and I went for a run on a trail close to my house. 
 It was so much fun!
We ran 3.25 miles and then did some stairs because we felt so good after. 
I don't know what it is but I feel like I have so much more in me when I run on a trail vs. a street. 
After the run I ate back my calories burned took the kids to McDonald's for breakfast, a new one opened right next to our house and they have $1 pancakes through the month of February. 
I let the kids play on the playground for a LONG time, they needed to get rid of some energy. 
We hung out at home playing in the rain for the rest of the day, oh we also walked to the park by our house and played on that playground. 
All around it was a very nice weekend.
How was your weekend? 
Have you stopped by Laura's blog and entered in her giveaway yet?
Ooh...I am so excited to find out who won Lora's ginormous giveaway!!!
This little guy also got to turn around in the car this weekend, he LOVES facing forward and I love being able to see him. 


  1. Take a picture next time. I'm dying to see an outfit list. : ) he is so adorable!! Yeah I'm not a big fan of the rain BUT I do love that it makes us slow down relax and sometimes just do nothing but enjoy each other's company. : )

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