Loving Weekends

When Monday rolls around I always am asked, “How was your weekend” – from the people who become a random 2nd family.

“Spectacular, always.” (Duh!) – We live for weekends over here…

IMG_1385When I get to take my boys for super long walks with no care that I have dinner, a workout, cleaning, planning… sleeping to do – like during the week.  Our days are CRAZY during the week.

Yesterday Oso, Evan and I took a super long walk; we even dropped off Oso at Mom’s quarter way through because his coat makes him uncomfortable in the sun.

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Evan, naturally has it made, he loves the BOB:

IMG_1404He happily snoozed while I did a run/walk combo trying to get some of my endurance back.  We did about 5 miles and went past my old beautiful college campus:

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It was an awesome way to unwind; and I came home and felt an abnormal calm that I haven’t felt in a while.  Getting back in the fitness saddle puts me in such a better place.  I didn’t completely fall off of my fitness train but it has been a bit of a struggle to fit everything in.  With Evan growing so fast; I feel like I miss so much during the day with him it is hard to leave him at night… Slowly I’m finding a balance and his super independence makes me feel slightly better (well, not really but I’m trying to reach myself it is ok to have “me” time)…

IMG_1369Hitting my matt at home has been a God send… Even if they are quick bursts… It is such a peaceful place… <3

I’m also getting better about meal prep and incorporating super fresh HOME GROWN ingredients :)

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Today I planted some rosemary, oregano, basil and thyme into a new planter.  I’ll post before and after pictures of what I used to have in my window… my new collection not only will flavor chicken tonight but it is pretty to look at while hanging by the sink.

What do you love about weekends?  We love the simple stuff.. hanging out, cleaning up… Thinking of new projects around the house and hanging in our awesome backyard.

IMG_1064Well this random post is coming to an end because Evan, Uncle Joey and I need to run to a baby shower… Back with some more updates, we love playing catch up… haha

Oh one final thought… Weekends put me in a natural good mood… any other day running to Starbucks to get coffee because Hector forgot to pick it up the night before would probably make me angry… But today I took the time to enjoy a short car ride to treat him instead:

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Happy Sunday.

 

 

 

 

11, 12 and 13 Months. Longest picture post ever…

BAM 3 months?!  No updates… I swear it is because of the walking.

My little man started walking at about 11.25 months old.  It started slow and he would take baby steps here and there but still was my little scooter:

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DSC_0252 DSC_0324 DSC_032911 months was an amazing month… Many “ma, pa, o (oso), Hi!, Uh Oh, agua”  Lots of words.

We laughed so hard, and enjoyed our not-so-little baby each and every day.  Then the big day creeped closer and closer and this momma, was in denial.

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After a wonderful sprint to prep for my little man’s bash – BAM…

He was 12 months old:

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Words cannot express the emotions I felt when Evan turned one.  I was sad, happy, nervous, crazy… I mean a basket of nerves.  We MADE it.  One year down, an amazing year filled with the most sincere feelings in the world; pure joy, pure nervousness, sadness at times… Babies fill your life; they make you feel feelings you never thought possible.  Evan is such a joy to Hector and I and to my family and friends… He is sweet and funny and I CANNOT imagine my life without him.  Each day he is the BEST part of my day.  My little family… I couldn’t imagine life any other way.

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Dear Evan,

My little one year old.  My sweet child. Who loves, cuddling, hugging, giving kisses, talking, running, laughing, playing, and being the best thing on the planet…

Your wild hair, funny faces…

Your little jumps and your no-joke messes.  My puzzle man, my animal sounds dude… “what do cats do “MEOW” what do dogs do? “RUF”

My little man who is craving my attention RIGHT NOW.  So I’m cutting this short:

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And with that, happy 13 months my little toddler… Mommy loves you.

 

Born to be…

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  For the past few months I really have just been over the moon about so many things in my life.  I feel so blessed and happy… Like everything is right where it should be.

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And I owe so much of it to my little man above.  Evan so quickly puts things into perspective for me.  I’m over the moon about my little family and know now this is what I was born to be.  Exactly where I am is where I should be.  I work hard, I play hard, I love hard and my surroundings reflect that.  Sure, it is hard to fit everything in… My weekend schedule is dictated by the little man pictured above; but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I look forward to growing our family someday.  I look back on how I felt about my pregnancy and wish I would have lived it up a bit more; took more pictures… wrote more notes, gave myself a pat on the back for taking such great care of my body for him.

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I feel so in tune with things around me lately.  I feel like life throws you curve balls; and that is ok – you learn from these things.  You learn from the times where you are screaming and crying over spilt milk (well when you are a nursing mom you do cry over this, it is that serious…) – when you read stories about REAL life issues; sick parents; sick children.. Sure people’s pain is relative but I can’t help but look at my life and think, “man, I am blessed… I have a healthy happy family. I have food on the table, a roof over my head and clothes on my back” – Evan has a loving family and friends.  He is surrounded everyday by and a mother, father and a fur-sibling who love him to pieces:

Untitled2Last night hector and I enjoyed a quiet night on our porch while Evan ran back and forth saying “Meow, MAMAMAMAMAMA, shhhhhh, Meow… ” I couldn’t help but look at Hector and smile; we did this.

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Yeah I don’t have the freedom to just up and leave, I cannot just stay out all night at a bar – or go on a run whenever I feel like it.  Sure I’m guilty of snuggling instead of heading to a yoga class…
But it is ALL. WORTH. IT.

Because I was born to be a mother… I was born to be a career woman… I was born to be a runner on hiatus from time to time and a yogi obsessed with lululemon.

Hiatus

Well, I didn’t warn anyone but it is pretty obvious I was on a blogging hiatus.  Not really because I have nothing to write – because I do.  Not because I’m burnt out – because I definitely am not. I guess it is just one of those just because things that sorta happened.

But life has been good!   Just so busy with my little ONE year old:

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Facetime halfway through a run haha – What can I say I miss him!  Speaking of running, boy am I out of shape!  It was another thing I took a hiatus from and boy do I feel it.  I’ve just started lacing up the shoes again and I feel sad that I’m so out of shape but happy that I’m slowly finding the time to hit the pavement again.  Typically I’d be in great running shape right now preparing for races; but time just flies…

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fitting in everything has been the challenge of my life.  Work, fitness, life, baby, house… It has been NUTS but in the best way possible.  I feel more and more centered each day (thank you yoga & heavy objects)…

I really really can’t wait to share pictures from Evan’s special day (almost a MONTH ago! See what I mean!  Where does time go!?

completely unrelated how beautiful was yesterday’s sunset?  Such a perfect day.

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This weekend will be just as nuts, per the usual.  But hopefully will update on things we are loving!