Well, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday morning. Something about that “spring ahead” time change gets me every year. That means I go from my usual 7-8 hours to like 6 hours which is just not a pretty look for me.
But on a happy note this weekend was, as usual, packed full of fun and laughter!
This weekend started out in a very adorable way…. two babies! So after Tim got home from work we went over to Katie and Corey’s to hug the boys because I am obsessed with them drop off a present to Corey. And since we were already there we were able to get in some floor time with the boys and play with them! It was right before bed time but they hadn’t quite hit their crazy hour yet so we were able to get some laughs and giggles out of Cam. Cal just started at me like he usually does haha. I can tell he wants to play with me but he just isn’t so sure why I am so loud and playful like a grown up kid. He is just too smart for this I guess.
On the way home we discussed where we were going to stop and get dinner because Tim’s belly was growling! Turns out the talk really did take the entire drive home because before we knew it we were pulling in the driveway having made the decisions that nowhere (out of the 20 million placed in Akron) were gonna do it for us. So we decided on some tilapia, stove-top stuffing (yes I LOVE it) and roasted brussels sprouts. First time I had made sprouts in the oven (inspired by my trip to San Francisco) and they were pretty delicious. Not quite the brussels sprouts chips but getting closer
Saturday was another fulfilled day with another adorable treat! Peyton and I had a girls afternoon eating lunch together, going to The Little Mermaid youth ballet in Akron, and then heading home for some Disney Scene it, dinner, and then out to Menchies for dessert. We finished off the evening with popcorn and a movie! Thumbelina… haha I think I enjoyed it more than she did!
Apparently the ballet wore her out a little bit because we were barely out of the parking garage (which took us 15 minutes to find our car in because I forgot to look at what level we parked on) and she was passed out in her car seat and ready for a nap!
Peyton is probably the funniest and smartest 3 year old I know (call me biased- I don’t care) and she just comes up with the most entertaining things.
For example… as we are sitting there watching the ballet enjoying our Ocean Spray fruit snacks she asked me why Flounder and King Tritan are all girls… I, as politically correct as I could, explained that there was only 1 boy in the ballet group and he had to play the part of the prince. Her response…
“That little boy should probably just take karate”
Ya know Pey, you may be right!
After our busy night, we went to bed and slept in! Then we had some reading time with my black babydoll (named Black Baby- I’m sure I owe you all an explanation- stayed tuned for that) and some breakfast with Uncle Timmy and her mom!
Sunday was an adventurous day with my mom! We attended a benefit for the Battered Women’s Shelter at the Oaks Lodge in Chippewa, Ohio. It was a great benefit with a lot of cool vendors set up and some pretty sweet raffle prizes (none of which we won- ugh). The $5 martinis were a highlight and the fingers foods were tasty. I even ran into a co-worker and an old friend from high school!
Then after the benefit (and 2 martini’s later for mom) we went to Buckeye Woods Park for a 4 mile run (see running updates below)!!
After practicing our flash mob routine (stay tuned for info on that) that we have to perform this Friday I headed out and ate some dinner before soccer.
My favorite dinner.
Mini meatloaves (taco style this time)! I just love those little guys!
Then I headed to my 8pm soccer game where we crushed the other team (who cares that they were all like 15 years old and had never played soccer before). It was still a “W” for us.
So as I mentioned above my mom and I enjoyed a nice 4 miles run at the park on Sunday. It was FABULOUS. The weather here in Ohio has been INSANE but INSANELY GREAT. It was a warm 65 degrees, the sun was shining, the wind was blowing just enough, and it was PERFECT running weather! We managed to maintain a 11.20 min/mile on average which is where I have typically been for a 4 or more mile run. Eventually I would like to see that number in the 9 min/mile area but for now I am pumped for that 4 mile achievement!
Reason # 5,042 that I should move to Charlotte… weather is 10X better and I can run more than than not.
I have also been pumping out some serious CrossFit workouts that I’ll get up here soon for all to try!
In addition to my daily workouts I am now committed to a few different runs this summer
- Lightning Bug Run- 5K (already sold out- sorry for those of you that wanted to try it!)
- Akron Half Marathon
- Susan G Komen Race for the Cure- 5K (you can access our team page “Tie-ght Titties” to donate or join the team if you are willing and able)
- Little Miami 10K
So far so good on the running and healthy lifestyle. Although I just ate a couple literally moments before I typed that sentence… hmmm the irony of that makes me laugh.
Okay boys (Adam and Rich haha) you can click the little X in the upper right hand corner now… you may not want to go on (but I put this at the end for you so you weren’t forced to read through it- nice right?).
So for those of you that watch The Bachelor and all of its glory… what are you thinking?!
Here are my thoughts (and brace yourself if you are an official Courtney hater)… I disliked her A LOT at the beginning. So much that she was the girl that made me “threaten” to never watch the Bachelor again (yes there is always one of these girls- yet my DVR keeps running every Monday) but she sort of started to grow on me. I thought she was CRAZY and I agree with the ladies that it very much seemed she was only “in it to win it” and I loved Kacie B the most and if I was a boy I would have married her right away. And after Kacie was gone I loved Nikki so then I was once again disappointed and in the end my vote was for Lindzi but after it is all said and done Courtney grew on me a little.
Even though I could have killed her for being so mean to Emily because I wanted Emily and I to be best friends… something about Emily just seemed so wonderful like she would be a great best friend to have around! But in any case by the end of the show I kind of thought maybe she was just a little overwhelmed and insecure about herself and acted really poorly.
I will just say for the record that her weak display of affection and feeling sorry at that “girls tell all” episode was disappointing. I sincerely felt like her publicist could have done a better job coaching on that.
But when I saw her in her home town her entire family seemed to be just like her… ya know a little weird, quiet, socially awkward. And the way that she plays with her hair ALL OF THE TIME just screams insecurity to me so I’m just not sold that she is the bitch I thought she was at the beginning.
Don’t misunderstand my evaluation here.. Ben is an idiot. He should have picked Emily, Kacie, or Nikki BUT maybe Courtney wasn’t as bad as they portrayed her to be.
Also not to rock the boat here but I have a co-worker that has a daughter that was on a previous season of the bachelor that can attest to the fact that they “recommend conversations” and that they “encourage you to ask certain questions” AKA the show isn’t scripted but it certainly goes in the direction they want it to.
For example “Are their any girls in the house that didn’t get along with the other women” asks Ben’s sister last night… WHILE YES, YES THERE WAS! haha yea because that is just a normal question for a sister to ask.
Ugh.. ABC you better step it up because I am losing faith in you (if only that would actually stop me from watching your silly show).