Sunday, November 27, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate lots of Turkey!  We started the day early by running in a Turkey Trot 5K.  I've run several 5K's since Landon was born but my running has not been as consistent as it was pre-baby so I was a teensy bit nervous.  Plus, I wasn't pushing the stroller so I had no excuse for taking a walk break. ;)  Turns out, this was my first race ever with a pace faster than 10:00 min per mile!  Official pace = 9:45!!

Overall it was a great way to start the day and I hope to make it a family tradition wherever we go!

Here's an action shot for ya.  3 mile mark so we're almost done!

No run is complete without a trip to Dunkin Donuts after! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I learned something today

When I clean, I like to dedicate several straight hours to it.  For example a cleaning day or a laundry day.  In fact, I will put off cleaning until I have that stretch of time required to complete it.  **NEWSFLASH**  This is impossible once you have kids!  As I have to peer around the piles on tables, the trash is overflowing, my 11 month old is getting into everything, and the house in general is closing in around me it finally occurs to me:  This stretch of time I seem to be 'waiting' for is never going to come.  Soooo, I guess it's time to change my approach and try a new method.  One room/task per day!  Little steps is how I get things accomplished.  So, tomorrow my goal is to clear off the dining table & kitchen island.  Let the challenge begin!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Homemade Baby Food

For the most part my son Landon, 10 months old eats what my husband & I eat.  But, like any family we have the occasional frozen dinner or something odd that I wouldn't want Landon to eat so I like to have some items on hand for him.  Today I tried a new recipe, barley & mushrooms, and made an old favorite that L loves, baked apples.  Both recipes are really easy, although next time I think I will chop the mushrooms by hand so that the pieces are a little larger.  L will be trying the barley & mushrooms tonight while Mommy & Daddy enjoy frozen potstickers.  Yum!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I watched the sunrise this morning from my couch.  I can't recall anywhere I have lived that has as great a view as this!


I am a planner and a military spouse.  If you know anything about the military then you know these two things don't go together.  I like to feel in control of things, have some idea of what the future holds; know where & when we are moving next year for example.  The Army likes to give me two weeks notice on a cross country move and wait as long as possible for decisions on our future.  This blog is an effort on my part to not get so caught up in what I can't control, but rather to take a step back and enjoy where I am here and now.  And of course....enjoy and celebrate the little things.