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Weekend Snapshots

Is it really mid-October?! I hope winter goes this fast so we are back to summer in no time πŸ˜‰

Friday I took it easy – I had a migraine the day before and was not feeling my best still. So more Suits was in order πŸ™‚

Saturday was the BIG day – attempt #2 to finish the ear piercing and while it was not an easy go, look who has ear #2 pierced!

The girls were in total goof mode that afternoon:

How Chloe plays with Avery’s toys…tackles her, sits on her and PLAY!

After a hard afternoon for Avery we decided to go to DQ after supper for Blizzards – both girls were in heaven! And yes, if I have not mentioned it yet Miss. Chloe out grew her dairy allergy!

Sunday morning we made salt dough & ornaments and cleaned before I went for a run. I am forcing myself outside for every run I can before winter settles in!

Speaking of running – I think I convinced myself to run at least one full next year…maybe two… so I better keep on running this winter!

I did my weekly baking for lunches then we headed to the park to enjoy the sun!

Hope everyone had great weekends!


Thanksgiving Weekend Snapshots

Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! We had a couple family get togethers and a lot of good food!

Both the girls are really into colouring these days so mornings are spent colouring:

We had a beautiful day Saturday so before turkey we cleaned up the yard a bit:

We played games before the company arrived:

Avery’s drawings are blowing us away these days!

We had 13 people total – so not a huge number, and when everyone brings a dish it makes the hosting part much easier!

Sunday morning we did a family run. I have no idea how far since these days I am running Garmin free!

Followed by the park – when Chloe would not nap πŸ˜‰

Who is this kid – how did she get so darn big?!

Avery and I hit up a rock & gem show and came home with these:

Later we watched a couple Halloween specials before the girls went to bed and we watched more Suits!

Monday went photo-less! We worked out then headed to another Thanksgiving with Chad’s family.


Weekend Snapshots

Since Mother Nature has decided that fall will be cold this year we are rolling with it! We spent time enjoying the fall colours this weekend despite the chilly wind!

We took a mini trip to visit my brother at University, he was there last year as well but we never went to visit – bad sister! He lives super close to campus so he showed us around some of it. All the old building and colours had me in awe!!

The girls were troopers until the very end!

We ordered in sushi at their house before heading home (he lives with this girlfriend as well).

That night called for Suits and a drink πŸ™‚

Sunday I wanted to stay in to run but knew I had to go out, Sundays are really the only outdoor running day I have now – the wind was cold but the blue skies, sun and fall colours made up for that!

I saw some beautiful larch trees on my run and thought maybe it was a good day for a family photo for the Christ cards. HA. I rush home we all get ready, go back to the spot and my camera dies – mom fail!

After Chloe’s nap we try again, it is still cold and Chloe is NOT having any of it. We end up with no good photos. So I am hoping we have a third attempt…

Checking out Avery’s Shopkins – why are kids SO obsessed with these?!

I cannot believe it is October! We have a crazy October and November, so besides that my plan is to have fun and still take care of myself – ie) work out and eat good!


Race Weekend Snapshots

Our fall mountain and race weekend getaway did not go as planned thanks to Mother Nature but we made the best of it – but I am ready for some warm fall sun now!

Friday we headed to the mountains for the weekend, despite a bad forecast I hoped for the best! Our trip there was rocky – Chloe is a less than stellar road trip companion πŸ˜‰

I took no photos that day – it was gloomy, we picked up our race package and had supper with our friends before calling it a night.

Saturday was race day! I ran Melissa’s Road Race years ago and it was 28 degrees – this year snow and 0! I layered up and was confident it would stay dry for the run – HA.

Before the run- so much snow!

Of course it started to snow – and by snow I mean ice pellet right before the race. Despite this the first 8km ro so was not bad, My pace was good, the snow stopped and I was warm. I jinxed it saying this as well. Around that time the ice started again and got harder and harder for the rest of the race. This also made the roads slushy and slippery!

I thinkΒ  for the first time ever I was not a happy camper in a race- even at the finish line! Even the post race photo was rough – our faces were too frozen!

Despite all this I ran a 1:47 race! How? I have no idea! I walked a few times, the slush, mud and more… Smiling after I un-thawed slightly:

After the race we headed to our friend’s house for pizza and a hot tub!

Our last stop before heading home was the candy store!

I wish I had taken more photos of the weekend or the scenery but it was so gloomy none of us felt up for it!

Sunday was spent at home, playing in the snow! The upside of snow in September? It is warm out still and perfect snowman making snow!

And visits with my Grandma::

And now I am ready for bed! The race kicked my butt – but at the same time made me feel mentally strong so now I want to sign up for another full! Ahhh!


Weekend Snapshots

It felt like a winter weekend over here! And to be honest we all have cabin fever despite getting out – we miss summer!

Saturday we took the girls to Wingfest then afterwards my Mom, Avery and I went to our favourite market – All Things Pretty market.

Our afternoon at home we baked and coloured:

Chloe is oddly obsessed with playing in the bathtub these days:

Wingfest – desptire being cold we enjoyed the event!

I forgot to take photos of what we got but the girls got outfits from Mini Street, some bath bombs, hair clips, hooded towels (Christmas gift for them) – I am realizing they got all the good stuff!!! haha

Sunday we woke up to more snow, I had my last long run to do and after 10km called ti quits as it was getting slushy and slippery in areas.

Chloe in her Mini Street outfit – yes, those are pleather pants.

Afternoon of my crafting and PlayDoh:

I am realizing we have to keep these girls a lot busier come these colder months so need to brainstorm some ideas!