Whew! Where have I been right?!


I hope everyone had an amazing Easter! During my last post, I told you guys about how we’ve had several inquiries on the townhouse already, and how I wasn’t ready to let people walk through.

Fast forward a week, and not only have I gotten that pesky hallway painted, BUT we also officially have tenants moving in June 1st! I knew these people were “the ones” the minute I met them.

It is an 82 year old former Marine wife, and her son who is a registered nurse and takes care of her. They were such lovely people, I could tell that they will take care of, and love my townhouse just as much as we’ve loved living there the past 5 years.

Everything with the house has been moving along quite quickly as well! We had our final electrical inspection yesterday, and the hand railings for our stairs should be being installed at some point in time this week.

Next week our carpet is being installed on Thursday and the furniture we purchased will be delivered on Friday!!!

But…………. I think the most amazing thing that happened this past week was this:


Now, by no means was this fancy AT ALL, just your basic ham and the traditional green bean casserole, but what DOES make it special is that we made it in our new home. Although we’re not living there, and I had to bring along utensils and things from the townhouse, we had our very first meal in our new home on Easter Sunday.

I even made a make shift “cookie sheet” out of layers of foil (since I forgot the bring a cookie sheet) so that we could have some chocolate chip cookies for dessert. :)

I can’t tell you how nice is was for the three of us to hold hands in our kitchen while Alfie said grace for the first time there. And it was perfect. We asked for blessings for our food, and a long life in our home filled with love and joy. (makes me teary eyed just typing this!)

I hope you guys forgive me for my sporadic posts for now! I promise to get back on a schedule soon.

In the meantime…..


How was your Easter?! What’s your favorite part of the holidays—all the food or the gathering of friends and family or all of the above!?

Fitness Friday {Things are Starting to Get Real}


Alrighty! So, I’m starting to feel the pressure of everything happening at once in life. I received two inquiries yesterday with regarding to seeing the townhouse. Both wanted to see the townhouse this weekend, and the truth is, I’m not really ready to let someone traipse through what is still technically our home.

Plus, I wanted to at least give our hallway a fresh coat of paint. The carpets have already been shampooed, so at least that’s one thing checked off the to do list.

Speaking of paint—I still have one room left in the new house to paint (the guest room), and we want to make sure that gets done before our carpet is installed on the 23rd of this month.

Lots to do, and not a lot of time to do it in! Especially when it needs to get squeezed in between work, soccer practice, softball practice, making sure I get plenty of cuddle time with Kenzer, AND making sure I get some workouts in!

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Fruit & Nut Protein Bar


  If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you already know that I greatly dislike protein powder. You’re not ever going to catch me drinking a protein shake. Ever. (It would at least take some pretty serious convincing). With that being said—I’m fully aware that proper amounts of protein is essential for […]

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2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run {Race Recap}


  Hey friends! I wanted to share a funny story from this morning with you before I go in to the recap. We were having the carpets shampooed today to get the place ready to be rented out. The shampooers showed up just about the time I needed to take Kenzer to school. Alfie was […]

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So much marvelous, I need to give it to you in bite-size chunks…..


  Hey friends! This weekend was a great one! So great, that I need to split it up in to bite-sized chunks for you! Between my recap of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run…… The VIP dinner the night before, where I had the privilege of meeting not only my fellow social media […]

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Fitness Friday {Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run—Here I come!}


  Hey friends! Happy Friday! Well—it’s here! The weekend of the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run! I’m excited and nervous at the same time! I wish I felt more prepared for the run, but it is what it is and I’m going to make the best of it! I’m not expecting a PR for myself […]

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K.I.S.S. {And Don’t Believe the Hype}


  I mentioned the other week that I recently recorded a podcast with Adam Bate for his Lifestyle Accountability show (it airs April 19th—I’ll send a link closer to the time). One of the questions he asked really stuck with me. (I’m paraphrasing) – “How do I decipher all the noise in the health & […]

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Waving the White Flag & March in Review

  Well, Kenzer and I are officially waving the white flag. We surrender. When her pediatrician’s office opens this morning we’re heading in for an appointment. Yesterday she spent the day resting, drinking fluids, drawing, and torturing her old barbies by drawing bathing suits on them with Sharpies. She kept her fever at bay all […]

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Hair Do’s, Meal Plans & Fevers


Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I have 6 days until the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate on Sunday. I didn’t make it out for Sunday’s run, because unfortunately I had a sick little girl. Saturday morning we got up and went […]

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Fitness Friday {Run Jenny! Run!!}


  Hey kids! I started the day off with one heck of a yummy 3J’s omelet and chai tea this morning! Kenzer and I are going to wash it down later with some of these: Balance people. Balance. With the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run only 1 week and two days away, I’d […]

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