I have been so busy! Between photography, training for a half marathon and trying to spend more meaningful time with my loved ones I feel swamped… but in the best way possible. Life is good but it’s leaving me a lot less time to focus on my blog, I’ve come to the realization that for this time in my life my blog is a hobby. I have a career to return to in a few short months and between that and everything…well, I just don’t have the time. With that being said I do still like to pop in and update our happenings at the very least for our blog books 😉
This weekend was perfect. If I could live somewhere where the temperature is the way it was this weekend, sunny with just an hint of coolness in the air and about 20 degrees (68 in fahrenheit for my American friends) year round I would! It’s really the perfect temp, not too hot and not too cold! We definitely took advantage of it because the snow will be falling before we know it, I even saw a chance of flurries in the long term forecast!
We played at the parks around town and visited the halloween store where I finally found somewhat of an Olaf costume for Bodhi (I’m still going to have to get creative though). Scarlett decided on a whim that she want’s to be Anna so we thought a matching Olaf costume for Bodhi would be pretty cute… I’m sure Adam would love to do a family costume but I’d prefer to just fill my cup with a “walktail” and watch the kids enjoy their trick or treating experience.
I also ran my longest run since before Bodhi this weekend, it was only 4.5 miles and I struggled big time, but I am stubborn and I refuse to let this illness define me so I’ll keep pushing through. It doesn’t help that I have a little cold and coughing up anything is impossible with ISS, oh and did I mention how out of shape I am? I’ve been picking up weights again though hoping that it’ll help my training and I’ve even managed to rope Adam in for an evening workout! I run a 10km next weekend (I know it’s going to be HARD) and then I have my half marathon in Vegas in a little over 6 weeks. I just saw the course and I am all kinds of excited, have I mentioned we are also going to see Britney?!
In other news, I just realized now that Bodhi is going to be TEN months in a couple of days. I’m too busy trying to decide what we are doing for Scarlett’s birthday to even think about his! He has changed so much in this past month so I’m excited to write his monthly update, not so excited to take his pictures because he never sits still!
Right now that ages our kids are at is so much fun, they play so well together most of the time and I feel like we’ve dug out of any threenager issues we had in the past.
We may have also solved our year long potty training nightmare. Scarlett loves to win everything, like she hates losing so we told her that whoever pees and poos the most wins each day. Then I told her poops are worth 5 points and she now RUNS to the bathroom anytime she has to go (and gets upset if anyone else goes)… the game kind of happened by accident but it’s definitely a parenting WIN for us and a funny story to share at her wedding one day.
Another thing that has been been stressing me out is family photos. I swear choosing what to wear is the hardest part, I know Mel will work her magic and we could be wearing paper bags and they’d still look amazing but I’m kind of obsessing over it. So far I’ve ordered this gown for myself in Ivory (I know it’s maternity but you can customize) this top and these pants for Bodhi (with a navy cowl collar sweater) and I am swooning over this dress for Scarlett if they would just launch their fall line already! I still have no idea what Adam’s wearing, my brain hurts.
Anyway my kids are getting antsy, Bodhi is drinking from the dog’s water dish and I have approx. 10 loads of laundry to do so I’m out. Hopefully I’ll get to blogging something else this week 😉 Happy Monday!