Birthday + First Day of School!

Hey everybody!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I am sitting in my living room listening to the rain and enjoying the complete silence of the house.  It’s quiet because my girlies have gone back to school!  🙂 – 😦



It’s always a bittersweet time for me, but I know they were ready to get back in a routine and see their friends.

Before I get to Mer’s birthday party, let me start with this morning’s run.

Workout:  Today was the official start of Week 6, day 1 of c25k training.  Here’s what the run looked like:  5 minute warm up walk, followed by:  5 min of jogging, 3 min of walking, 8 min of jogging, 3 min of walking, and 5 minutes of jogging.  With all of the ‘first-day’ jitters going on this morning, I completely forgot to stretch before I bolted out the door for my run, which I think mentally threw me off more than anything.  I kept thinking- “Man, my legs feel so tight, and what if I pull something?”  Of course, everything was fine, but I did spend the last 30 seconds of my 8 minute run, walking before the buzzer announced it was time to walk.  I was pretty out of breath and tired.  I will say, the weather was awesome.  It was cloudy, cool-ish, with plenty of breeze coming through.  Thank goodness the rain held off until after I got back to the house.  Hurray for another day checked off the list!

Breakfast:  I wasn’t too hungry until after Dennis left this morning, so I fixed myself two fried eggs and a piece of whole wheat cinnamon raisin toast, with just a smidge of butter, and a cup of coffee with coconut vanilla creamer.  Easy and filling.


Moving on to Mer’s party!  As you may remember, my little Meredith turned 8 back in June, which we celebrated with family at a frozen yogurt shop.  Well, being the disorganized person that I am, I finally got around to planning a ‘friend’ party for Meredith at a local laser tag venue, called Laser Quest.  Needless to say, the girls had a blast!  (p.s. forgive the horrible photo quality, I forgot my good camera!  Doh!)


And of course, Dennis and I probably had a little too much fun shooting innocent little girls with laser guns as well…  haha.


After the games, we ordered pizza and rather than the tradiitional birthday cake, Mer opted for a tower of donuts from our favorite donut shop- Shipleys.  You can’t tell from the photo, but the candles had colored flames for each candle color- they were so cool!



Mer got plenty of fun gifts, including one of her favorites- Friends Legos!  My kids love Legos.


After presents were opened, we gathered into the main lobby to wait for rides and play video games.  The party was a success, and I’m so glad Mer got to spend some fun time with her buddies.  🙂


That about wraps it up for me!  I’m off to grocery shop and clean house.  I still can’t believe how quiet it is here… 🙂

Enjoy your Monday!



7 thoughts on “Birthday + First Day of School!

  1. Cloudy weather on a run is the best!! Unless it’s like 45 degrees…but I’m sure it wasn’t haha. You’re getting far on the training!! Keep it up!

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