Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm Back!

I've taken an unintentional blogging hiatus.  Unintentional because I really have had some things to blog about, but I just haven't had the time to sit down and write out posts.  With that said, I'm back today with some random thoughts.  I have a lot of writing to catch up on and some fun things planned!

  • I love, love, love that it is 80 degrees in the middle of January! I love getting to wear my winter clothes for a month or two, but this girl prefers her warm weather (preferably hot weather if the ocean, sand, and a boat are involved).  I love you SC!
  • I also love that I have the opportunity to run outside in a beautiful place during lunch at work.  I definitely don't take that for granted.
  • Speaking of running, my husband (and I may have to agree with him) doesn't think people believe that I run as fast as I do when I share my times.  I promise I'm telling the truth.  I'm going to write a post about increasing speed, too.
  • Our boys got yellows yesterday.  Both of them.  Enough said.
  • I made up a recipe Monday night.  Yes, I like to cook, but normally, I tend to stick to the easy things like grilled chicken, steak, burgers, and some sides like brown rice, pasta, veggies, and sliced fruit.  I was pretty proud of my creation and excited because the boys both ate almost all of it!  I made what I'll call a Chicken Enchilada Bake or if you're 3 and 5, Chicken Lasagna.  It was really good!  I'll share my recipe the next time I make it!
  • I'm really craving Chocolate Eclair.  Not the little chocolate eclairs that are delicious in their own way, but the Chocolate Eclair my mom makes.  It's so good.
  • Why do I talk about food all the time?  Seriously.  I think I have a problem.  I like to think that it's because I work out and run so much.
  • Speaking of food (last food-related item for today, promise), I want to start eating cleaner and cutting out processed foods.  We already do a decent job of eating healthy (grilled meats, fruits and veggies), but I want to take it up a notch and try to cut out more.  It's not a size/weight issue at all because we're all where we need to be, but I just want to put more good into my body than bad.  I think I'm going to read a book about this.  Any book suggestions?  Also, do you read 100 Days of Real Food?  This blogger is amazing!  
  • Don't you just love it when God just gives you exactly what you need to read?  We talked about satan in Sunday school Sunday and how he is so real and present and just wants to kill, steal, and destroy us.  I see that in my own life, particularly when I'm walking closer and closer to God.  This morning, the daily devotion I read was about just that and how to combat it.  Our Sunday school lesson this coming Sunday is going to be about the same thing and I can't wait to hear it.
  • I'm out of some styling products I need.  I started using Kenra Blow Dry Spray about a year ago and love it.  I also use Pureology Super Smooth Relaxing Serum.  I need to order some of it right now because with this weather and the soon-coming humidity, I'm going to need it.  I love these two products.
  • My little sister will be 18 next week.  How did this happen?
  • I need to get to work on KT's Valentine's Day present.  This gift was intended for Christmas, but I didn't get it all together so it's going to be part of his Valentine's Day gift.  
  • I'm excited about my first Cara Box exchange!
  • I have my first six races of the year picked out!  
  • I'm looking forward to having next Monday off!
  • I love my husband.  That goes without saying.  I also love his attitude about this.  He is the most up beat, encouraging man I know.


Whitney said...

You are so lucky it's 80 degrees. I live in Utah and it has been below 10 degrees this entire week :( I too can't wait for the holiday next Monday! Extended weekends are the best!

Thanks for sharing this list! It's fun to learn more about you :) happy to be following along! would love if you stopped by mine :)

JanM ♥ said...

You have such a cute blog! I'm from the link up and I'm a new follower :)
Btw, you've got me craving for an eclair now! LOL


Melissa @ This Girls Life said...

Hi! Just stopping by from the FTF blog hop! New follower on your lovely blog, would love to have you stop by my blog sometime and follow back if you like.

Melissa @

Mia Maree said...

haha, well if you like talking about food all the time, I like reading about it :-) You just made me hungry! I just have to say I'm also a big fan of Kenra's Blow Dry Spray. Great choice!


c a n d a c e said...

I live in Utah too and it's freakin FREEZING!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Anna. You and I have so much in common - I'm a dedicated follower now!! You are a beautiful AnnaBelle and wife. (Hey, I got married in Oct 2011 - we are so much alike!!)