I think I’ve fallen out of love with running…

I think I’ve fallen out of love with running…

Whenever I run a big race I always take time off from running afterwards.  That could mean 2 weeks, it could mean 2 months.  During that time I usually lace up my running shoes a handful of times, but I never wear my Garmin and I don’t put any pressure on myself.  After my last race my running hiatus lasted over 6 months.  But I truly believe my body needed that rest.  I was completely burned out after that last…

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Some Favorites on a Friday

Some Favorites on a Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  This morning the kiddos and I are headed to Diggerland with my parents and my nephew.  My parents have been talking about wanting to take the kids there for months, and the day is finally here!  Looking forward to riding some heavy machinery today 🙂  That being said, let’s jump right into some Friday Favorites.  Feel free to share yours in the comments. Grilling whole chickens Nathan and I were both super excited to try grilling whole…

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Recent Eats – Part 9

Recent Eats – Part 9

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Can’t believe we are halfway through the week already!  We are smack dab in the middle of summer, which means we’ve been eating GOOD.  Nathan has been grilling out almost every night, and I’m still astounded by the amount of produce that he brings in the door each day.  Pea season is over, and now we’re entering cucumber and zucchini season.  Tomatoes and green beans following as well.  And he’s been so diligent about back-planting new…

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2017 Goals – Checking in

2017 Goals – Checking in

I still can’t believe we are over halfway through 2017!  Although I’m not one to set New Year’s goals for myself (I like to strive for more short-term type goals) I just couldn’t help myself last year.  Seemed like a fun thing to do, and possibly have a better chance at success?  I don’t know.  Looking back at my goals I realize some were a bit generic, while others were more specific.  However, none of them really had any action…

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Lots of life updates

Lots of life updates

Happy Friday everyone!  Who is ready for the weekend?  We have a great weather forecast for today, so we are taking the kids to the Philadelphia Zoo.  So excited!  We are planning to head there early and bring lots of water – it’s going to be a hot one!  So much going on over here these days, so I figured I would update you on life with tons of pictures. Last Friday I decided to try my hand at a…

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Don’t throw those bananas away – Banana Bread Recipe

Don’t throw those bananas away – Banana Bread Recipe

Last weekend Nathan and I were watching a documentary I picked up at the library called Just Eat It.  The premise of the movie is what had me grab it off the shelf, as a couple set out to survive for 6 months on solely food that would otherwise be thrown away.  Coming from a house that tries to waste very little food (it’s expensive to throw food away!) I was intrigued.  If you have time to watch this movie,…

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Happy 4th Birthday, Reagan!

Happy 4th Birthday, Reagan!

Dear Reagan, Wow, 4 years old already!  And such a big girl you are!  Remembering back on this day 4 years ago, our anticipation to meet you and find out whether you would be Collin David or Reagan Strang.  Turns out you are Reagan Strang!  You are the sweetest girl – full of sass, spunk, determination, and love.  You definitely know your own mind, and there is no convincing you otherwise.  In fact, you were convinced you turned 4 a…

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a great week, and I’m sure you’ve got lots of fun things on the agenda for the weekend.  Summer weekends are the best, am I right?  We were planning on hitting the zoo today to celebrate the kids’ birthdays, but the weather forecast of pouring rain made us reschedule for next Friday.  So we will probably have a low-key day, getting chores and things done around the house and possibly hitting up…

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Recent Eats – Part 8

Recent Eats – Part 8

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I feel like the weeks fly by even faster during the summer, and don’t even get me started on the weekends!  But I love it, and the kids enjoy spending lots of time outside.  So many fun activities to do that are so simple (exploring the back property, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and biking).  And we are smack dab in the middle of birthday season around here, so there are lots of things to get excited for….

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Happy 6th Birthday, Graham!

Happy 6th Birthday, Graham!

Dear Graham, Today you turn six.  That means SIX YEARS since you entered this world and made me a Mama (and Daddy a Daddy).  But I remember the day you were born so vividly, and I love remembering it every year on your birthday.  Driving to the hospital in the middle of the night, working through the contractions with Daddy by my side, and holding you on my chest just moments after you entered the world.  And six years later,…

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