Saturday, January 26, 2013

When It Rains, Make Rainbows!

Over a year ago, I heard about the Color Run 5K and I knew I wanted to participate.
As it turned out, I was in Ohio during the AZ race and in AZ during the Ohio race!
But finally, the stars aligned and I was able to sign up for the race!

My sisters and I signed up months ago and we were so excited!
Granted, none of us “trained” for this “race” since we’d heard it is more for the fun of it than anything else, but we were still excited!
Our excitement was slightly dampened (literally) when we woke up the morning of the race to RAIN.
But we were going to have a good time, rain or shine!

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And what a fun time we had!
Yes, we were cold and yes we were wet, but by golly did we have fun!
Very little running took place, mostly because the large crowds made it difficult to do much more than power walk.
Along the route were different “Color Stations” where volunteers would pelt the Color Runners with colored powder.
We all made sure to get as colorful as we could!

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Definitely one of the funnest things I’ve done in a long time!
And we will be signing up again…hopefully next time it won’t be raining!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

3 Years Old

Riker had a birthday!
I cannot believe I have a 3 year old…where has the time gone?!
Riker’s birthday was a fun, busy day.
When we woke up, we headed straight to Riker’s first day of soccer.
Watching those little kids run up and down the field was adorable
(and TJ gets to help coach Riker’s team so it’s doubly fun!)


That evening, we had a birthday party for Riker at Peter Piper Pizza.
It was so much easier for me than planning and prepping for a party at home, and Riker loved it!
Pizza, games, cake…what more could a 3 year old want!


Riker is at such a fun stage, but he’s also a stubborn little pill sometimes.
The best way to describe him these days is a Sour Patch Kid…
first he’s sour (does something naughty), then he’s sweet (gives me a smile and tells me that I’m his best friend).
Thanks to in idea found on Pinterest, I asked Riker 20 questions on his birthday which I plan to ask every year.
Some of his answers were obvious, others surprised me.

1. What is your favorite color?

2. What is your favorite toy?

3. What is your favorite fruit?

4. What is your favorite tv show?
Blues Clues

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
PB&J sandwich.

6. What is your favorite dinner?

7. What is your favorite game?
Toy Story Kinect

8. What is your favorite snack?

9. What is your favorite animal?

10. What is your favorite song?
Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam

11. What is your favorite book?
10 Hungry Caterpillars

12. Who is your best friend?

13. What is your favorite cereal?
Apple Jacks

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
play Baseball

15. What is your favorite drink?
Cranberry Juice

16. What is your favorite holiday?

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
my red Lobster

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
French Toast

19. What is your favorite movie?
Bee Movie

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?


Of course, we can’t celebrate Riker’s birthday without celebrating TJ’s too.
TJ’s birthday was the day before Riker’s and these birthday buddies were happy to share their birthday cake together!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

6 Years

Six years ago today, I married my best friend.

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And here we are, 6 years later.


TJ surprised me with dinner at House of Tricks…
the same place he took me to the night he proposed.
We spent the evening reminiscing about the last six years and contemplating what comes next for us.

He was definitely the best decision I ever made.