Christmas at the Lake

It’s been awhile and I thought that Christmas would be a good place to recap.  This year was a pretty good Christmas.

Me and J spent the weekend having our own Christmas just the two of us before getting together with the family.  We celebrated on Sunday morning by opening our stockings in bed with coffee then the rest of our gifts after breakfast.

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I’m not going to lie I really got the best present in the entire world.  Like literally.  The best.

Mostly all J got from me was clothes.  I know, so romantic. He tried to fool me by getting me a ton of little presents so I would think I wasn’t getting much, but it didn’t work because I loved everything! One of my favorites was a giraffe usb flash drive.  So cute.  But the best one of all was…..can you guess?…

IMG_20121224_162949How did you know?  I have seriously been wanting a Garmin 305 for ages and J got me the upgrade, a 410!  I know I haven’t been good enough to deserve it but for some reason J still loves me!  I couldn’t wait to take it for it’s first spin but since we were up at the Lake that night I didn’t get a chance for a run right away.  It had to be a walk.  I was a little bratty disappointed about it but so excited to use it! I even used my nike+ app to try and compare the two.  They were actually pretty off.  I’m not sure if it is because of the satellites and the gps in the mountains/trees.  But I took it for a 6.75 mile run on Christmas in the snow and it was wonderful!  They both lined up a little more that time.  I still have a lot to learn about it and syncing and all that but definitely the best present ever!

I spent a lot of the Sunday day baking and getting ready to have family Christmas up at the lake.  I haven’t really ever baked for Christmas before (without my mom) so it was stressful fun to do it this year.  I mostly made a lot of candy because that is the least time consuming and what I like best (obviously).  My favorite is the peanut brittle!collage

There was so much that I wanted to make and didn’t get a chance to!  Maybe next year.  We drove Sunday night so that we were there for Christmas Eve.  We had a “relaxing” day and then went to mass that night.  On Christmas I went for my run and then the rest of the family arrived that afternoon. We opened our gifts with some wine and cheese before we ate dinner.collagetree

I definitely got all of the best gifts this year.  So much running/gym gear it makes a girl wanna work out more.  Or just hang out on the couch eating chocolate in all my comfy workout clothes.

Honestly though, the best part of Christmas was just hanging out with everyone, telling that’s what she said jokes, being funny, drinking wine, playing Uno and hanging out by the best fire ever woodstove.  Big shout out to my mom and dad for letting us hang out with them at their awesome lake house, and to my mom for making such amazing food for us to eat!

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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Byeee.

Thoughts For Today…

I love waking up next to my husband.

I can’t believe it’s December and I am still running outside.  And on a beautiful sunny day in the 60’s!  I never thought I would even make it into November!  Just wait until you see me running in the snow.

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Thankful that I get to run by a beautiful river whenever I want to! My favorite part of this run!

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Sometimes I say things I don’t really mean out of exaggeration. (I think there should be two a’s in that word just to exaaggerate.)

People should smile at each other more, it would make everyone happier.

I love seeing people out walking their dogs.

I am glad that I can eat real food again instead of crackers all day, although my saltine diet was making me skinny, or maybe that was the flu.

So lucky I am hearing one of my favorite Christmas tunes resonating through the apartment (sung by my most wonderful Hubbkin)…

I love Christmastime. 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I am stuffed full of turkey. And stuffing.
I went home for turkey day and saw some friends, family, some wine and golden blossoms and a lot of food.  My mom even made butternut squash even though she doesn’t like it! Score!
I didn’t feel too bad about all of the food I ate because I went on a turkey trot of my own. My mom said that she doesn’t think that I really run, that I just talk about it, so I took some proof photos. A ten miler for all of that extra junk we ate.
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Mile 6 was a tough one, pretty much uphill the whole way.  Not the best route choice. But around mile 8 I was fine. Maybe because I was thinking about Eminem, or M&Ms I don’t know.
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Now we are on our way up north to check out the lake house. Auto correct just write brew house, that would be pretty awesome too I think. We will be seeing more family and doing some outlet shopping but the most important part I’d the fire pit.  As long as there is a fire pit all is ok in the world.
Check ya later.