Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dear London- 2.5 Years Old

London,

Hi buddy. Today, you turn 2.5 years old. It's hard to believe you've been in our lives for that long and yet I can't imagine a world without you in it.


You are smart, oh-so-funny, sweet, full of energy and kind. Of course, you're a typical toddler and go from happy-go-lucky to cranky-pants in a second but it's nothing that a big hug and time-out can't (usually) fix.

You would play hockey all day, every day, if we let you. You're always carrying around a stick and insist on wearing your gloves at all times. They come everywhere with us.


You love to eat and prefer healthy food, for the most part, but love to snack on popcorn and golden eggs (Kinder eggs) when we give them to you. 


You have taken Daddy and my separation better than we could have ever imagined. You seamlessly went from having us all under one roof to having two homes. Although, I've only had one stretch without you we both have been okay and managed to get trough it.


I miss you so much when I'm not with you but that has always been the case. You are my whole world and you will always come first.

You daddy and I are a great team and have worked together to raise you into the little man you are today. I know we will continue to make your our top priority. 


I love that you give me spontaneous hugs and kisses and tell me "I missed you today" and "I love you so much mommy." I love the way you cuddle up to me when we are close and you always ask to hold me hand. You are so sensitive and have such a big heart. 


I love watching you grow bigger and stronger every day. I love when you learn new things and willingly show them off to mommy and daddy. You make me so proud to be your mommy.

London, I love you to the moon and back. I am so grateful to be your mommy.


Love always,
Mommy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Training Tuesday- A Mini Running Break & A Race Entry Giveaway

Last Tuesday, I mentioned I was stopping my run streak at 112 days. I haven't ran since. I decided to take a week off from running to focus on my family and moving. Now, I'm ready to get back to training for the Calgary Half Marathon and a 5K race, in a couple weeks, that I would love to try and PR!
So, I don't have much to talk about today with training. Instead, how about a fun race entry giveaway?
It's no secret I love to run and I REALLY love to race. I'm very competitive (with myself) but every once in awhile it's nice to run just for fun.
The Colour Me Rad 5K is perfect for that! 

This will be my third year taking party in the Calgary event!
Awww, baby London throwback!
Last year, I had the chance to serve as a race ambassador for the series. I gave away a race entry and Jen, from Pretty Little Grub, ended up winning. We'd never met before but had chatted online. She ended up joining some friends and I to run and we've been friends ever since! 


Jen and I will be running, together, again this year. We're going to be joined by a huge group of really fun girls (some bloggers, some not) for the 10am wave. 
Want to join us?
I'm giving away a free entry to any CANADIAN Colour Me Rad Race (sorry US friends!)
Enter below using the Rafflecopter. Contest closes April 21st.
GOOD LUCK!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I was contacted by Colour Me Rad to giveaway a race entry in exchange for a review of the event. All of the opinions are my own.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Moving Day-- Weekend In Review

This weekend, London and I moved into our new house. It was every bit as emotional as I thought it would be. Saturday night, he insisted on sleeping in my bed. It was nice. It made me realize we truly are in this together.


Rewinding.....Friday night, we spent the night with Jarod, my mom and my brother (both flew out to help.) We spent a few hours packing up the last minute things but made sure to have some fun too!


We were up early Saturday to move. Jarod took London while I loaded up our stuff. Ii had an amazing group helping me and would have been lost without them. Mom and I had done almost all the little stuff ourselves, Thursday and Friday, but there were quite a few big things that needed to be transported. I owe a lot of people!!

I didn't take any photos during the move but we spent about four hours getting it all done. Melis and Ian brought pizza and we all sat around eating before doing a champagne toast to celebrate.

Then, it was time to unpack and get settled in while London napped. One of my favourite rooms is the living room. Mainly because of the couch which I love!!


My friend, Julie, is making my dining room table (and my deck isn't built yet) so my patio table is currently inside the dining room. I'm classy like that ;)

I'll be sure to post more photos once we are settled in. 

Sunday, we unpacked and shopped for more necessities (moving is expensive!) Then, met up with Jarod to see his new place (which I love) before having him over here for lunch and a visit. We all headed to a local hockey event in the afternoon. London had a blast!



The wind was CRAZY so we didn't get to stay too long. My brother made his world-famous garlic nachos for supper and we spent the rest of the night visiting and playing with London.


It was a fun weekend but I'll be sad to see London go to his dad's tomorrow and my brother fly home!! Thankfully, my mom is still here for awhile. It's going to be weird to eventually be here alone.

It's back to work, and my new reality, Monday.