• 2019,  Birthdays,  California,  Family,  Friends

    Musings: My First Disneyland Birthday

    It only took me 36 years… Thanks, parentals 😉 HAHA, JK, I’m totally kidding. I am so beyond blessed and spoiled by my parents, this is TOTALLY a joke! But, now I know why we generally didn’t go to Disneyland for my birthday. March in Anaheim is sketchy. Like, are you going to dump buckets or are you going to be warm and sunny? The week before we left I was looking at the weather app each day, possibly multiple times a day. All I kept seeing was the rain emoji for Sunday and cloudy for Monday. Nothing I could do about it, except for plan my outfits accordingly. Months…

  • 2019,  Birthdays,  Milestones

    Musings: 35 Things I’ve Learned at 35

    Do I even have 35 things I’ve learned this year? Before we get into it, I have to admit, I’ve been walking around assuming I’m 36 and about to turn 37. HAHA! I guess anything after 30 doesn’t really matter anymore right?! Just teasing, I don’t believe that for one second. I’ve always been one to celebrate birthdays. I love celebrating my next trip around the sun. I’m not afraid to get older, but I am afraid of death. I look forward to a year of lessons learned, the love shared, the laughter had, and good food enjoyed. I don’t expect every year to be shiny and rosy, but I…

  • 2015,  Birthdays,  California,  Family,  Friends,  Midtown Strength & Conditioning,  Napa,  Rose & Thorn

    Rose & Thorn [42]

    The first weekend of Spring did NOT disappoint…Rose: Miss Olivia’s 3rd birthday FUNstivities and our quarterly Napa trip with the girls! Thorn: Big Blue needing more work done… I’m pretty sure I spent more time outside this weekend than indoors AND it was perfect. Although my allergies might disagree, it was a lovely first weekend of Spring. Of course it was packed with activities, but honestly…what weekend isn’t? Friday As we made our bi-weekly trip up the hill to Folsom to swoop L, we decided to keep our Family Dinner Date night low key. Since it was veggie week our options seemed very limited. J didn’t seem into being adventurous…

  • 2015,  Birthdays,  Folsom,  Trader Joe's,  Vega

    WIAW – Let Birthday Month Commence!

    Le Birthday Month is starting early! Thanks, Jenn! Thanks to the Bestest! 3-2, I’m ready for you. 31 was pretty awesome, as have been all of the previous years, but 31 was pretty magical. A handsome fella and his little princess landed in my life and I couldn’t be happier. Family and friendships are stronger than ever, I have no complaints as a woman in her early thirties 🙂 Birthday Month is pretty narcissistic, but if people want to hang out with me for my birthday, who am I to say ‘no’? The Bestest wanted to get the party started early this year and invited me to one of her…

  • 2015,  Baby Shower,  Birthdays,  Musings,  Rose & Thorn

    Rose & Thorn [36]

    I really could have used an extra day this weekend…   Rose: A fun weekend with L and running a few of my long run miles with Haley! Thorn: Only 12 miles for my long run and 6 of them were in pouring rain!  Our weekends with L are always a little brighter. Her and J are spending the day together, because most schools have it off 🙁 I could have used an extra day off today, but oh well…just means next week’s three day weekend will be that much sweeter! Friday So I think this recent storm should have been dubbed the #HellaStorm , it’s been going non-stop since…

  • 2014,  Apple Hill,  Birthdays,  Friends,  Rose & Thorn,  Running,  Veggie Week

    Rose & Thorn [26]

    Sorry, a date late…dang head cold got the best of me yesterday 🙁 The last weekend of normalcy… Rose: Completing a full week of marathon training! Thorn: Damn head cold… Weekend collages are a must! This is the last weekend, before the whirlwind of the holiday’s sweeps us into an oblivion. It starts with Thanksgiving, then black Friday, then CIM, then all the holiday parties, then Christmas, then NYE. Then, if you’re like me, you’re in a holiday hangover for a week or so. Then it’s back to the normalcy that was this weekend. FRIDAY Wish I had something fun or cool to report. Nope, wasn’t feeling the best, so…

  • 2014,  Apple Hill,  Apple Hill Harvest Run,  Até,  Birthdays,  LoveBugs,  Rose & Thorn,  Running

    Rose & Thorn [23]

    The My heart is full… Rose: Celebrating J’s birthday! Thorn: Extreme runner’s guilt for downgrading my race distance on Sunday… Firsts’ in a relationship are always exciting. So, celebrating J’s birthday was no different. It was my first birthday to spoil him rotten, as he deserves. It was also a busy, busy, busy weekend of running around, time with L, and a race. FRIDAY After working all day, when I got off work it was time to go into full celebration mode of J! I wish we both could have taken the day off, but sometimes that isn’t how the cookie crumbles. The Guidette is a crazy talented when it…