But the view… 

This past weekend was absolutely beautiful. The weather, the sunshine. *happy sigh* I could see the snow capped mountains for miles. I constantly remind myself never to take this view for granted.  Right now we are going through every single corner of our house and cleaning it out. We are physically putting a hand on everything we own and deciding […]

Family Movie Night

We don’t watch much TV in our house. We’ll go weeks without even turning it on. If it is on with the kids awake, we try to have it only be shows that teach (such as documentaries). Don’t worry,  Pip gets to watch movies at Nana’s house and cartoons with his cousins. He’s far from deprived and is up on […]

My town… 

Growing up I would always answer the “Where are you from” inquiry with a proud “Illinois!” Don’t get me wrong, I still answer that way and still call Champaign/Urbana my hometown. But moving around as much as we have means we have had a lot of places we call home. Which,  by default, means  we also have a lot of […]

Running Disney… or not.

I ran in high school. Really just to keep up (and beat) some of the boys. Once I did? I quit. I ran in college because I feared the freshmen 15. When I realized it wasn’t happening? I quit. Getting pregnant was taking a long time (again), so I started running. Then I got pregnant. And quit. Then I saw […]

Running Like Grandma

Not many people know this, but my grandma was a runner. I actually forgot this myself until we were preparing for our recent trip. They live in the hills outside San Diego, so needless to say I was NOT training there! Heck, I don’t even enjoy driving those hills! So, after I arrived, I asked grandma for some running spot […]