Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Family Fun

Introducing my newest family member, my little niece Etta...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Fun!

I am so excited for Thanksgiving & the four day weekend!

Tonight, BR & her fiance and coming over for homemade pizza and to play this:

Tomorrow morning I'm heading here for Thanksgiving:
The beautiful Micaela hosted an ornament exchange and I mailed this off to Ashley on Monday:

I hope you all have a safe & very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lightfest 8K

Last night I ran the Lightfest 8K. It's definitely one of my favorite local races, although, it's more of a fun run. This was my 4th time running this event & all time have been with my friend Dan. There is big bonfire set up just outside of packet pick-up so that racers can stay warm before heading out into the cold, and in last night's case...into the cold rain. Luckily the temps were warmer than they have been in the past. The course takes you along Hines drive which is set up with it's holiday light display. There were dinosaurs with x-mas presents, dreidel's, reindeer in training, a loch-ness monster, a ski chalet, just to name a few of displays we saw. At the end there are buses waiting to take us back to our cars at the start. This is always the worst part because it is so cold sitting on those buses. It's a nice way to kick off the holiday season.

Monday, November 15, 2010


One of my girlfriends suggested that I read The Hunger Games a few months back. I had seen it out in stores but didn't really know anything about it. Well, I decided to pick it up anyway and just didn't have time to get to it. I decided to start reading it last weekend and I was worthless until I finished it. And then I had to go out and buy the second book. It is SO good. Has anyone else read the series?

Monday, November 8, 2010


Nothing mends a broken heart better than a fun-filled weekend with friends. It had been a while since we all had gone out for a night on the town and last weekend happened to have two of those kinds of nights. Friday night was the rockin' night where we went to the Magic Bag to watch some bands play. Then on Saturday, we headed to Detroit to Cliff Bell's for a mellow night of listening to jazz. To end the weekend, I subbed on a friends indoor soccer team and got a good bit of exercise running around the field.

It makes for a feel good Monday looking back & laughing at all the fun we had. And it helps that it's a gorgeous fall day in Michigan with temps near 60.

I decided that I love this time of year...that time after Halloween right before Thanksgiving & Christmas start to get stressful. I can appreciate seeing the holiday decor in the stores and I'm getting anxious to start listening to Holiday music. The days are getting cooler but there are still a few warm days left before hibernation time begins. It make for perfect running weather too.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Broken Hearted

Image from here

It's been a while since I posted...I've been busy fixing a broken heart. Yes, it's true....FB & I have parted ways. It's been a roller coaster of emotions the past few weeks, but I know I'm in a better place. I have a wonderful group of family & friends that have been so supportive, I could never thank them enough. While I've been hurting, I've been really trying to focus on the good...and there sure is a lot of that out there. Like getting to spend a week with the real love of my life, my 2 year old nephew. And finally getting a web cam so I can skype with friends & family that are far away. And knowing that about this time next month, I'm going to be an aunt again. And that the holidays are just around the corner and I'll get to spend it with some those that mean the most to me.