Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The other day was spent ALL day outside at the park where I grew up.  We ran up and down hills, went on the swings, the slides, C was tired out! Also she has slept in until 9 every morning this week! I am dreaming.  It is SO nice to catch up on sleep, and she is in such a great mood when she wakes up it is awesome.  The hubs said to not take it for granted because she is prob just teething, but I am NOT at all I am enjoying it to the max.  

These are some of the pictures I am putting in frames in my house.  I love the one of C at the top of the hill, and of me and the hubs dancing at our friends wedding.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

this story

This summer has a story.  and this summer has been one of my favorite stories so far.  So much love and happiness.  So many reunions with people we love.  It has literally been the best summer of my life.  The other day I was talking to the hubs and he was saying that he was sorry he couldn't give us everything he wanted to this year, and I was completely shocked because I am the happiest I have ever been.  Sometimes it isn't about the money at all.  Actually I 100 percent think it isn't.  Nothing makes me happier then to spend time with my family and friends.  I know this sounds so cliche.  All of it.  But I am so happy I could burst.  All of our traveling, all of the open spaces, sunsets, hikes, s'mores, camp fires, miles traveled in the car ALL of it makes me so at peace.  I have always said nature makes me feel the most at home, the most at peace with myself and the world around me.  I feel like I know myself the best when I am out in nature enjoying the natural beauty all around me.  The other thing that makes me so happy is to spend time with the people I love.  This summer I have gotten to see people I haven't seen in years, and gotten to hang out with my BEST friends and it just makes me feel complete.  

I know I haven't been on this space as much in awhile, but that is because I think I am just happy enjoying my days and just being.  I am sure once it gets a little cooler outside I will be back on here every day, but right now? I am just living my life to the fullest.  As my best friend says: YOLO. (you only live once).

Thursday, July 25, 2013

hubs played hooky

Today Char slept in until 8:15. It. Was. Amazing.  She usually wakes up at 7:23 or earlier and is just ready to go go go.  Today was awesome because I got to run, shower, eat breakfast, AND do my hair without any distractions.  Around 9 I asked the hubs if he wanted to do something fun, he said yes so off we went to this vet hospital that takes in animals from the wild that are abandoned, we saw deer, a huge bunny, horse, chickens, geese, turtles, peacocks, goats, parrots, and a baby coyote.  C had a blast, best part is it was free and all outside.  After we did that, the hubs still didn't want to go to work so we went to a park and ran around, it was a great morning.  We love when the hubs hangs out with us.

Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm Back!

 Sorry for the picture over load but this is what I have been up to recently! This summer has seriously been one of my favorite summers of my life, just jam packed and so much fun along with a lot of traveling up north! Up north MI is literally one of my favorite places, it makes me so happy and calm by the water, the crazy amazing sunsets, s'mores...I just love it! Char baby is such a great camper too we were actually shocked, she takes naps, and sleeps through the whole night.  We are actually planning on going camping in the fall now because she is so amazing.

Training for our marathon is going well, we run 10 miles tonight and I am actually excited for it.  I never thought running would be my favorite thing ever in life, but it has turned out to be one of the best outlets for me, time to think, and also getting in shape is a perk too.

My brother and SIL got a new dog! His name is Franklin, and he is so so cute.  It was also my moms 60th birthday yesterday, and my brothers 25th last week.

We are getting ready for our 10 day road trip to Maine coming up and I am so excited because we get to see so many people we love!

I started watching Mistresses and holy crap I am addicted now, go watch it!

Tonight me and the hubs after running 10 miles are going to get ice cream and watch game of thrones (ok yes it is super nerdy, but it is amazing).

While we were camping (it was rustic and we couldn't shower) I asked the hubs how my hair looked and he said "well, I mean it isn't falling out or anything, its still there" hahaha thank god I had a hat.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

McG Wedding

Over the weekend was M's wedding! It was so much fun, and there was so much love.   I am so happy for her and her new hubby, it started pouring rain after the ceremony but only for about half an hour and then a double rainbow came out it couldn't have been a more perfect wedding day.  It was so hot though up until it rained my fake eye lashes sweat off (first world problems).  It was the last wedding of the summer for us, and we definitely danced all night long.

 //we are fanning M's pits, it was so hot hahaha//

Friday, July 5, 2013

18 months

18 months are already is so independent, and my little shadow at the same time.  You love following me around picking me out stuff to wear, helping with my make up, and brushing my hair.  You can be the sweetest little girl giving hugs and kisses one minute and then the next throwing a fit because you are so frustrated we can't understand you.  You have so many words its crazy, you can say little two word sentences like "go home" "I pooped" and "love you" but mostly you say one word at a time until we can understand you.  You love dogs, shoes, yogurt, berries, bread, cookies, cheese, going on walks, playgrounds, swings, bath time, throwing the ball.  You don't like meat, bed time, or when I leave the room.  We are so lucky to have such a great kid, you are such a character and have the best personality.  I just can't believe how grown up you already are.  I am so glad I have this blog to document this stuff, since I am so bad at writing in your baby book.  I love you to the moon and back, and I am so lucky to call you mine. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

 Hope you all are having a wonderful 4th of July! We went to our towns parade this morning, but we got there a little bit early so we let C run around in the park for a little.  It is finally feeling like summer here and we are all enjoying it! This weekend is M's wedding so it is another busy one, have a great weekend!

Monday, July 1, 2013

iphone update

Life has been a little bit crazy busy this past week/weekend, we had a pool/ice cream date, went to a few parks, I went to visit my bff in Cbus with crazy med school Saturday night, and we just had a BBQ with the fam last night.  Here are some pictures of what we have been up to!

baby top knot. omg.

M is getting married this weekend!!
pool fun
out in Cbus
classy night out
love her
ice cream date! 2 seconds after we finished our ice cream it started down pouring