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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Since I've Been Away

It's been nearly a month since I last posted.  You may wonder what I've been up to.  Since it has been such a long time the only way to handle it was, you guessed it, a photo update.
Since we last visited I have...
Made these amazing treats

I've served snow cones at S'ghetti Girl's middle school fun night

Rocked out while we decorated our little tree in Virginia

made salt dough ornaments

I've ran a bit.  About 272.7 miles since my last post. 
No need to thank me for sparing you from all those self-portraits.

The family and I enjoy seeing some ice sculptures come to life at our home town holiday festival
and we told Santa our wishes.

We got silly and played

We gathered at my sister's house to bake sugar cookies

I finally opened the box and put together
thanks to my better half
my new treadmill

a variation of the pumpkin jars from Halloween.
I got crafty and made jars to give away puppy chow

We got a NEW CAR!
Does anyone know what kind it is? 
 It deserves it's own post, coming soon.

Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary with a dinner alone.

We enjoyed our traditional Christmas Eve morning cousin's breakfast that my younger sister hosts.
Hubby and I crashed it this year to get to spend more time with the oldest and his GF.

The traditions continued with Christmas eve at my mom's house followed by candle light service and gift opening into the wee hours.

The family and I must have made it home in time because...

...we enjoyed a Christmas morning filled with gift unwrapping.

And we enjoyed a white Christmas and piles of snow.
It has been a wonderful December break but I'm glad to be back and have so much more to share with you like BIG BIG race plans, a potential giveaway and lots of fitness and creative fun!


  1. I am clueless on cars and am half tempted to get someone else to put my next treadmill together. Just the idea of assembly has reconfirmed my commitment to run on the one I have until it dies.

    Sounds like you have been busy and great running!

  2. I was wondering where you were...

  3. Welcome back! Looks like a really great break you had. Excited to see what you have on your race calendar this year! BTW--I'm planning to do Rosaryville 50k in Nov and probably the 25k at the summer version. Will you be at either?

  4. So glad you were spending family time and nothing was wrong! Missed your posts, but looks like a good jolly time was had by all!

  5. Sounds and looks lovely! That last picture looks just like a Christmas card!


  6. TESLA MODEL S! My husband was very excited to see it and wants the full story :)

    What a fun December! :) And those jars are too cute - do you have instructions or a template to decorate them that way?

  7. Glad you're back and can't wait to hear of your "big" race plans (maybe a 100 miler??). Hugs and happy, happy miles for 2013.

  8. That last picture is absolutely stunning - truly picturesque! When I close my eyes and think of what rural East Coast looks like, this is it :). Good to hear you got a fantastic holiday and filled with lots of love.

    I'm thinking your hubby got the Tesla car since you guys were in CA at their conference :).


  9. Looks like a very magical Christmas! Glad you're back!

  10. Welcome back. It looks like you've had a wonderful holidays. Looking forward to what your BIG BIG Plans are.

  11. Hello again and happy new year! White Christmases are always so lovely.
    What's on your running schedule for 2013?