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What Made Me Smile This Week

Happy November everyone!!

And no, I don’t believe it. I’m currently sitting in a t-shirt and shorts as it is 70+ degrees right now. Oh Texas, always keeps it interesting.

 But guys, I am so excited for the holidays this year.  A lot of this has to do with the fact that Charlotte is able to participate and understand a little more about Christmas season. There are SO many kid friendly activities around our neighborhood and I’m making my list of to-dos already. 🙂

Halloween

The cutest Dorothy and Lion I have ever seen. {I know I’m a little biased, but they are pretty adorable!} This was the first time we went Trick or Treating door to door, and I wasn’t sure how it would go. They got the hang of it real quick once they realized they get candy after saying “trick or treeeaaaat.”

Starbucks Holiday Cups

I know, I know. It’s not Thanksgiving yet, but I can’t help but get sucked into all the seasonal fun!

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Pop Pilates Park Classes

In addition to teaching at a corporate gym 2x a week, I also started teaching Pop classes at a park in town! Everyone that has taken so far, has loved the class, which makes me SO happy. Plus having some “me time” to start off the weekend is excellent.

New Book

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I know it takes me sooooo long to finish a book these days, but I’m stoked about this one.  My library has it, and having a deadline will hopefully keep me more accountable in my reading management. The last book I read was “The Couple Next Door”  by the same author, and I loved it.  I’m sure this one will be a page turner as well! Below is a quick summary taken off the Amazon site:

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There’s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes.  Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.” 

That’s all for now. Thank you for stopping by!

 

What is something that’s making you smile this week??

 

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It’s Feeling Like Fall

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

       The weather is finally cooling down here in Dallas that I can say “It’s Fall.” And by that I mean, its been in the 60’s in the mornings, and we need to wear jackets. I made a Pumpkin Chili Recipe a couple weeks ago, even though it was still 90 degrees. It was good, but I think I’ll enjoy it even more so when I’m cozied up with a warm sweater. Ahhhh, that sounds so lovely!

        Now that the kiddos are getting a little order, it’s been so fun to start some family traditions and see them get excited about doing all these new activities. This is the first year we are going to attempt trick or treating in our neighborhood, it may not last longer than 20 minutes but I’m still looking forward to it!

         Maybe soon I will actually get a sibling picture of them BOTH looking at the camera??

We’ve been enjoying more afternoon park days as well, which is so good for all of us mentally and physically to get out after naptimes. The swing and slides have been big hits lately!

           Friday night dinners out have also been a new thing as of late….which is largely due to the fact that once Friday hits,  I don’t want to cook anymore! Thankfully we live in a very family friendly town as the meals don’t last longer than an hour and usually involve one or two fussy children at some point.          Sweet little Charlie is also going through a “I love Mommy” and a “I want to test all my boundaries with Mommy” phase. Literally yesterday morning she picked up her box of hair bows looked at me and threw it on the ground. Then 30 minutes later was crying for me at preschool drop off. These little toddlers sure have a lot of emotions and opinions. So we are working on how to successfully cope with this stage. It is tough!

A friend of mine recommended this book below. Of course I’m only on like page 10, but it seems like it will have some good information!

On the workout front, I’m still doing a combination of running, Pop Pilates, and Tone it Up routines. At home workouts are my jam and what work with our family schedule.

Since the weather is cooling down, I want to up my running mileage and potentially look into a 10K in the next few months. I miss having something to train for, and signing up for a race always holds me accountable to push for that extra mile.

                                             That’s all for now! Thank you for stopping by!

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