Well hello there friends! Took last week off for two reasons, the main one being because my work decided to block Google Photos… boooo… and I normally blog at work, haha. The other being that I was busy and just didn’t feel like it. I COULD have done it at home, but just wanted to spend time with Todd and Kara <3 (Warning: lots of Kara pics below. Scroll halfway down for the food, haha) Kara says, YAY mommy! She is just the best these days. So curious and happy. I mean, this is how she wakes up from a […]

Yay Kara

This is going to be an Instagram inspired post… so if you follow me there (and you should 😉 this may be redundant, #sorrynotsorry. #LikeABoss… When I run on the treadmill in the mornings, Kara and Todd stop in to say Hello. It absolutely makes my morning, especially when she walks in with that shirt and looks up at me like that. SO Glad Todd captured that moment. Had a pretty great run that morning, too #HisandHersDrinks… I haven’t had a full glass of wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) since BEFORE we started trying to have Kara, so were […]

Like A Boss

…of Kara!!! As you know, Monday was Martin Luther King Day. A lot of companies had off, including Kara’s daycare, but ours (Todd and I work at the same place) did not. I am usually the one who ends up working from home or taking a vacation day to watch Kara, but this time Todd took off for a Daddy Daughter Day <3 I have to say, Kara is freaking AWESOME right now and I am totally loving this stage of her life. I was completely jealous of their extended weekend, which Todd knew, so he sent me pictures of […]

Kara Post Nap

I got a blister under a blister on the bottom of my left foot… a week before the Disney Marathon. Seriously?! I usually run a few 1200’s 5 days before the race and I was worried about my open blister so I wore a blister pad covered with duck tape (I read several things that said duck tape will stay in place) and it worked great! Why not take the day off? Well, I wanted to test out running this way in case it didn’t heal enough. I wouldn’t want to go into the race trying this out, it not […]


Phew! SO GLAD last week is over! It all started Monday when I got a text from Ana (Kara’s daycare lady) saying she had a 100.7 fever. My mom was able to pick her up so we didn’t have to leave work early- Thanks, Mom! Kara seemed OK, but we kept her home Tuesday just in case. Thankfully, I was able to meet Jolene early to run before Todd left for work. Kara was fussy and clingy but other than that, she seemed fine. Jolene even brought over delicious mini muffins that Kara just loved! Tuesday night was ROUGH! We put […]

Kara Throw Up

As every mother of a 1 year old says… I can’t believe my baby girl is ONE!!! Sometimes I still can’t believe we have a kid! If you’re new to the blog, I had a hard time getting pregnant and had to go through some infertility stuff. Baby Kara was born early, but a healthy girl! You can read about my natural delivery here: Part 1, Part 2. Like I said, I can’t believe that was a year ago! I could get all sappy about this past year, but I won’t. I must say, the past few months have been awesome. […]

kara smash cake

#1: Found these at Publix… Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower is $1.99 for the same 12 oz bag. BUT Publix is much closer to me than TJ’s and these were good! I like that they have something like this in a main stream grocery store #2: Buff Bake Protein Cookies… I was sent a bunch of Buff Bake stuff for being apart of their #buffbaketribe. I wasn’t a huge fan of the other cookies, but this one was much better! It was much less “protein bar like” and I really liked the white chocolate chunks and peanut pieces! These make for a […]