Happy 2nd Birthday Annabelle!!!

Tuesday was Annabelle’s second birthday! I can’t believe we’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for 2 years already!

The day she was born 🙂

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One year old!

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2 years old!

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We celebrated with a small party complete with presents and cake and ice cream! PS I’ve been enjoying cake every night this week. 🙂

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We love her so much and we can’t wait to see how she grows this year. 🙂

A fridge full of candy and my toddler is OUT OF CONTROL.

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you guys, but I could really use a glass of wine and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

It’s a list kind of day…

1. I’m actually SUPER busy at work and I am not used to such things! Things should slow down once January is over…I hope.

2. Our refrigerator doesn’t have much in it, but we have enough Christmas candy to get us through the zombie apocalypse.

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3. I ran with Jeanette yesterday! She had an accident and has been recovering for a month. It was so great to enjoy a (treadmill) run with her.

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I ran 6 miles and it was a tough one.

Mile 1 9:13-8:35 pace
Mile 2 8:00 pace
Mile 3 7:47 pace
Mile 4 7:41 pace
Mile 5 7:35 pace
Mile 6 8:35 pace

4. We discovered an indoor play place close to our house. We will be spending the entire winter here because Annabelle loved it and it tired her out.

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5. Speaking of Annabelle…wow, this week has been a struggle. She will be 2 on Tuesday (I still can’t believe it.) and she is in a very difficult stage. I blame us for some things that we didn’t end before they started, but we def have a few rough weeks ahead as we try to change some behaviors. Parenting is hard, very rewarding, but hard.

She fell asleep leaning against the window yesterday afternoon. 🙂

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6. She still loves selfies.

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7. Working from home = Chris brings me breakfast. 🙂

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8. Go Ravens! I can’t wait for tomorrow!

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9. I want to go to dinner and a movie. I haven’t been to a movie since last November (like November 2013). A date night is much needed.

10. I miss them.

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how has your week been?

Moms…any encouraging words would be great. This toddler stage is tough!

If only we didn’t need to sleep.

Vampires (hello Bella and Edward) must get so much done. I LOVE to sleep, but it just seems that life would be easier if our bodies didn’t require so much. My ideal amount of sleep would be 7-8 solid hours…actual amount of sleep 5. Lame sauce. I hope you all are getting enough rest!

My schedule has changed recently and due to a full time job, a long commute, a very active 1 1/2 year old, and solo parenting for most nights of the week…I don’t really have the time I would like to be able to talk to you guys. I hope to get back to regular posting soon!

Here’s what’s happening:

1. Lots of running last weekend…28.5 miles total. 4.5 miles of track work, 10 miles of flat easy running, 14 miles of sweat drenched humid couldn’t be hotter trail miles.

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Our 50k race and my 32nd bday are just days away now!!!

2. Lots of hanging with my favorite girl. 🙂

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3. Justin Timberlake concert = so amazing.

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4. 2 more work days until vacation!

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How much sleep do you get each night?

What’s been going on in your life?

Do you have a vacation coming up? Just go on one?