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A Winter Beach and More Elf Fun

This time of year is so crazy and we all need to unwind every now and then. Usually this would mean running for me, but I’m not quite back to that yet. So today I decided to head over to the beach for a little while to steal some of the peace that always seems to exist there. It worked.


It was such a beautiful day and there is just something about the beach that makes you feel happy and calm.


I especially love the beach in the morning when it is not crowded with people. Of course, running on the island is pretty great too so I drove to one of my favorite running spots – Barnegat Light.


The poor seagulls looked cold today. It was still awesome to hear them.


Our Sammy has been having fun at our house. Hanging around in our stockings is a favorite activity of his.


The boys were thrilled that he also likes to play Skylanders.


I guess he was well rested, because he decided to make mini gingerbread men for the boys too! (I may have some other baking he can do.)

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Aidan had his class party today. It was quite an event with a chocolate fountain and everything!


He came home with a favorite book and I got a new ornament for the tree. :)


Let’s hope the rest of the season goes as well as today.



So, I am wondering, how do you relax during the holidays?

Beach Sunsets

Every summer the boys and I make sure we see at least one sunset and one sunrise on the beach.

Lighthouse sunset

We picked a good night for it!

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There was actually a bonfire and a band too, but the sunset might have been the biggest attraction.  We went with our good friends and the boys had a blast playing football and climbing on the rocks.

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This is what happens when you give boys s’mores.

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Melissa and I got to catch up while Paul played with the boys.  Thanks Paul!

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Isn’t this a crazy picture?

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The weekend actually started for me with a long run.

12 miles

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While the boys baked cookies and blueberry pound cake with Nana.

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Then we had a delicious lunch at Nana’s house.  This actually has quinoa, hummus, spinach, kale, edamame, black beans and tomatoes in it!  So yummy!


We ended the weekend with a walk in the park.  Well, Fezzy walked most of it.

Dog Walk

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So, I am wondering, did you see Transformers this weekend?  Did you like it?


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