Ahhh that breath of fresh air you feel is the end of the school year knocking. I am always so sentimental this time of year but alas, I am also practical. Have you ever played one of those baby shower games along the line of “What’s in your purse?” Well I decided this week that I should be proactive(!) and dump out my kid’s school … Continue reading What’s in my bag?? School edition
This past weekend, our family got to experience the Star Wars Rival Run weekend. I’ll do a bit of a split review since we tackled both the kids run and the half marathon. runDisney revised it’s race expo process this race. Upon entry into the Wide World of Sports, bib pickup was located in the Arena, followed by shirt pickup and expo vendors in the … Continue reading A Joyful Star Wars Run
With the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon coming up this weekend, I was reflecting on how far I’ve come as a runner. I remember when I first started – it came to me clear as day. It was early January after college graduation and I was sitting at my apartment desk wondering what I was going to fill my time other than the two jobs … Continue reading 10 Years of Running Has Taught Me…
I felt a prayer in church yesterday. It struck me out of the blue but not like lightening; it was more like when you see someone you haven’t seen in awhile and they call out your name. I’ve written on this before but it bears repeating- church is a trial for us. We have one sweet boy who detests coming on Sunday. Not so with … Continue reading I Say A Little Prayer For You
For Valentine’s Day I decide to surprise Matthew with a one night staycation at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. Matthew was going to be out of town for Valentine’s Day and it’s rare that I can surprise him like this – but I realized we had some unused travel points and was able to book a night. We were also lucky enough to have the stars … Continue reading The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality
Happy Wednesday! Last weekend I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon – it was a hot yet amazing time. When I got home from the race, I decided to check out the online race photos. We are Disney annual passholders, however, our passes don’t include the Memory Maker feature. For those that are not familiar – Disney’s Memory Maker is an incredible way to capture … Continue reading Memory Maker or Not?
Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve done a race review and with everything fresh on my mind, here’s a recap this past weekend’s Princess Half Marathon. Disney’s race expo visit went efficiently. I am super grateful to Lisa at The Castle Run for posting character hours- or I would have missed my favorite Disney Princess (and one is never out!) ~ Moana Being … Continue reading Running a Hot Disney Princess Half
I had a doozy of a morning the other day. It wasn’t the type of traumatically bad morning where you think to yourself “well at least we have food to eat.” But it was the type where you feel like you’ve been giving 100% effort for the last few weeks and are only getting 50% results. I pulled up into my son’s preschool and noticed … Continue reading The Marathon of Motherhood
I had this sort of epiphany over the holidays that hit me out of the blue. I had just worked on a project for several hours for a friend and it went completely unacknowledged – not even a text to say “got it.” Out of no where the epiphany came. I told Matthew I had a realization about the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Of … Continue reading When It’s Not A Wonderful Life
A good friend of mine text me last week and asked about my opinions of the recent church scandal from several dioceses in Pennsylvania. She asked how I felt about it and mentioned while she couldn’t quite label it, this story was really bothering her. With the start of school I had seen the headline but not had a chance to look at the story. … Continue reading When you can’t trust Father.