Stories from my iPhone…and ice cream.

Hi guys!  I’ve been totally lame sauce and I’m sorry about that. I’m trying really hard to get out of this funk and I think some sunny Spring weather is just what the doctor orders. PLEASE bring on the warm weather. Pretty please.

Since I need the pictures from my phone to actually remember what’s been going on, I’ve uploaded a bunch for a trip down memory lane.

Sweaty selfie after an at home workout I did in the living room while Annabelle ate lunch.  She thinks burpees are hilarious and we practice counting as I do them. 😊

Poor baby was having some tummy troubles last weekend. Toddlers and tummy trouble = absolutely terrible.

Eating chocolate Teddy Grahams at 9 am. Thanks Daddy.

Snow day breakfast of pancakes, turkey sausage, and strawberries.

Lots of snow…about 11 inches.

Chris and I had a rare dinner out last Friday (thanks Carrie!!!) and we enjoyed salmon, tuna, bread pudding, and flourless chocolate cake. 😍

Annabelle rocking her Maryland onsie from Uncle Gren and Aunt Janice. Go Terps!

Avocado omlette = perfect post long run meal

A perfect Sunday morning run with two of my awesome Ragnar teammates. Thanks for coming up Woody and Pryce!

I love seeing double digits on my Garmin.

Banana, oats, and chocolate chip cookies. 😀

Homemade ice cream cake just sounded like a good idea today.


1. Chocolate fudge (chocolate chips melted into some vanilla almond milk)

2.  Crushed oreos

3. Red velvet cake ice cream

4. Chocolate fudge

5. Vanilla fudge ice cream

6. Cool whip

7. Sprinkles

Even though I wanted to eat it as soon as I made it, I waited until after dinner.  🙂

Post workout selfie…because you really needed to see my sweaty face.  PS Somebody please tell me how to fix my crow’s feet.  I did Jillian MIchael’s 30 day Shred Level 2 followed by 2 rounds of the At Home Jumping Jacks Circuit Workout.  On the second round I made a few substitutions to switch things up a little bit (burpess instead of tuck jumps, tricep dips in place of tricep pushups, and leg lifts in place of bicycle crunches). Dinner = leftover chicken mixed with veggies topped with shredded cheddar cheese.  Everything it better with a side of sweet potato fries.

Yup, I ate this huge chunk that is missing.

What is the best dessert you have ever had?

Best workout last week?

If you are in a funk too, I’m sorry.

Chris’ Birthday Beach Weekend!

On Friday night, we headed down to Ocean City for the weekend. Chris’ birthday was yesterday, so we decided to spend his bday weekend at the beach. 🙂

Annabelle and I went for a 6 mile run on Saturday morning…this happened during mile 5.  BTW, she held onto that toy the entire time.


We went over to Nick and Kim’s place on Saturday evening to celebrate Nick’s bday which was on Sunday.  Annabelle was riding the dog (Abbey) like a horse…which is frowned upon in this establishment!  LOL


Annabelle’s “game face”.  She looks like she was smelling a poor Raven’s performance coming…


Watching the game at Harpoon Hannahs which is one of our favorite spots.  Annabelle giving Nick kisses…or trying to eat his face.  ❤



She fought hard, but fell asleep during the second quarter.


Fast forward to Monday night (Chris’ actual bday).  We ate dinner at Andy Nelson’s and then ate ice cream cake and cookies while watching Homeland.  Thanks for the cookies Marissa!


Molly stayed at the kennel and had doggy daycare while we were at the beach.  She was exhausted and didn’t leave the bed the entire night.


Ice cream cake or regular cake?


Best Birthday Ever.


Chris and Annabelle got me the best bday present ever…professional baby portraits. They turned out great and I can’t wait to finally decorate my office cubicle with lots of pictures. 🙂

Yesterday, I celebrated my 31st birthday. It was definitely my best birthday ever and it has a little something to do with this little girl.

We got up bright and early (after 4 hours of sleep) and headed to the beach! The traffic was pretty bad, so we made a stop for breakfast. I know this will surprise some of you, but we stopped at Cracker Barrel. 🙂 The highlight of breakfast…AB sat in a high hair for the first time!

Once we got settled in the condo we are renting, we headed to dinner. I enjoyed a margarita and a salad with chicken, black bean and corn salsa, tomato, avocado, cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing.



My awesome friends Matt and Kirstyn came down for the night and they hooked me up with this ice cream cake :-). I am so excited to have the leftovers tonight.


30 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what year 31 brings!

What is the best birthday present you have ever gotten?