Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The arrival of Spring

It's the first day of Spring... it's one of those days that my soul craves for, for so long. These last few days leading up to Spring, haven't been too bad, and have given us quite a taste for what was to come.  50 degree weather (one of the days, it even hit the 70's)... sunshine pouring through the windows... blue skies. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming can wait...it's time to play.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

I Want To Remember part 3

The things I want to remember about closing out last month and starting a fresh/new month:

- February, flew by... which I was so thankful for, because January took FOREVER. 

- This new month, brought a new after school activity for Charlotte. She started a running program called, "Girls On The Run." She's been asking to be a part of this for quite some time. It's a group of girls that get together twice a week... learn to how to be confident and bold all while training for a 5k.... which coincidentally I have to run with her as a buddy. She's loved everything about it so far... the running, the giggles, the pep talks, her new water bottle... her favorite part? Writing notes of encouragement on her arm with marker to look at while running. This second week, the coaches said she ran 4 more laps (in the time allotted ) than the next top runner... whew. The girl is unstoppable. 

- I was singing "Wheels On The Bus" to the babies while changing their diapers, and Finn came in. I was at the point where the babies just cried on the bus, so the "Mama on the bus, goes shh shh shh." And Finn exclaimed, "Mom, the Mama doesn't say shh shh shh, she says NO NO NO!"... noted Finn. 

- Mable and Jo love going outside. They bring me their shoes all the time, because they think if I put them on, I'll let them go outside. Marley has taught them how to forage pine brush... and make bouquets out of it.

- My Oma (grandma, in Canada) just moved into an assisted living community apartment. The kids and I spent some time this week creating artwork to send in a "welcome to your new home" care package. Lots of lovely oceans and rainbows to hang on the walls.... I love watching them create... they beam when they show me their creations. I adore it... makes me think of how our Creator, must beam at the sight of us.

- Completed 18.2 and 18.2a this last week, for Crossfit's Open. What a doozy of a workout.. my legs felt like jello after. My favorite workout song currently: Cake by Flo Rider.

- Survived another week with the hubby being away from us... lots of work away lately... It always disrupts the routine/rhythm that we have going on. Thankful for when he surprises us with early returns... those are always the best. 

- The kids have been waking up earlier and earlier each morning... it's time for Daylight Savings. 

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Monday, February 26, 2018

I Want To Remember part 2

These are the things I want to remember from the last few days (almost 2 weeks):

- Washington all of a sudden had a cold front that came through... not only did we have a few days of snow globe snow, one night it actually fell and stuck to the ground (a little less than 1 inch)... of course the kids wanted to go out IMMEDIATELY and play in it. The babies lasted about 10 seconds.

- Charlotte had mid-winter break last week... pretty certain we stayed in our jammies most of the days, only to change into fresh new jammies. 

- I've been pulling out all the sewing projects I've had piling up for so long (a million quilts for my nephews and nieces) and am going to start completing them! I'm beyond determined. It's amazing how much room unfinished projects take up. Also, why am I the master at starting up something new before finishing up something else? 

- Finn likes to borrow my Hunter rain boots, to play "robot"... it's HILARIOUS... it makes me laugh each time. I love how his mind invents, creates and puts things together.

- Our sweet Jo has been sporting her new lip for a whole year now. Her cleft lip surgery was such a huge moment in our last year... and she's healed up so nicely. I love the way it sucks in while she eats... it's absolutely precious... definitely one of my most favorite sets of lips I've ever laid eyes on. 

- Valentine's Day came and went so quickly this year... Charlotte created the most adorable box for her project at school... it was a unicorn, made out of tons of conversation hearts, yarn, paint and glue.. an oatmeal box and a goldfish box... she's the master of recycling. 

- Tulips added into bouquets of flowers, are the best. Spring blooms, are some of my favorites.

- 1 year ago, I started all over with my fitness journey (before the twins, I was running...I took about 4 months of recovery break) with a bootcamp at a local Crossfit box. It was 6 weeks of 3 days of workouts. Just before I graduated from the bootcamp, he was finishing up Crossfit's 2017 open workouts... and he made me sign a paper that stated, that I would be doing 2018's open workouts. Well, open season began last week... and on Friday, I officially completed my first open workout, 18.1 (8 rounds+24 reps) 

- I've been listening to the soundtrack of "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" lately...I think it might be time to go on an adventure. 

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