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My Idea of Fun

Apparently this winter is never going to end. Even though it is very pretty to wake up to falling snow, I would give just about anything for a warm summer day on the beach right now. There are only two things I can think of to get through this weather – knitting soft, warm scarves in bright colors and running.


It’s been a while since I have knitted consistently. The truth is there just isn’t time to sit still for that long. But I was amazingly early to pick the boys up the other day and ran into the store for some yarn. The bright colors in this yarn are so cheerful and it is so soft! I was surprised at how much I have missed it. Hopefully I can make time for some easy projects while the weather is bad. Knitting and cold weather just go together.


Of course running is the other thing that will cheer you up in the winter. It’s not just the “runner’s high” either. Being outside in the sunlight really does make you a happier person. It’s not that easy to get out there though! I love this picture. Every time I see a long open stretch of road I want to run. You have to love the salt lines on the road too!

Deciding what to wear to run in the winter isn’t that easy because you are always cold when you are not running. Once you start, you will warm up – I promise! I spent the morning before my run thinking about how cold it is outside and made the classic mistake of overdressing. (By the way – it is not that easy to run with a double layer of fleece lined pants on!) I ended up taking off a top layer and a bottom layer halfway through!  So here is a guide for your next run (and mine too!).


There are days, especially in the winter, when you think you might not want to go for a run. (Craziness!!!!) But in all honesty, once you get started you will be glad you went. #neverregretarun

remember why you run

This is the absolute truth. It is also the way to start loving running (well, unless you are marathon training).

run more often

Need more reasons to run? Definitely try running in the rain – in the summer. You will feel like a kid again.


Guess what? I get to see my soccer team tomorrow. :-) We are starting team practices and I can’t wait to see them all!

So, I am wondering, what’s your favorite thing to do to get through the rest of the winter?

Christmas Caroling 2014

Tonight was our third annual neighborhood Christmas Caroling with the Cub Scouts.

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This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. You would be surprised at how happy Christmas caroling makes people. We always let our neighbors know we are coming ahead of time and many of them have cookies and hot chocolate waiting for the boys.

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We have found that kids and adults get excited to see carolers at their door. This year I learned that one of our neighbors on our route is being treated for cancer and was excited we were coming. I saw him smile tonight when the kids were singing. That really is the spirit of Christmas to me.

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We wear silly hats and ring bells and sing out of tune (well, except for Lori who sings like a pro) and have a great time. It was a special night.

Christmas Caroling


Sammy’s mischief continues.



The boys actually did a lot of singing today, now that I think about it. They sang Christmas songs at church this morning too.


We had a visitor at the Cub Scout pack meeting. I’m not sure how I feel about this since he gave the boys the wood for their pinewood derby cars as a present. The pinewood derby is a love hate thing for us (for everyone who participates, right?)


Aidan was camera shy this time. Good thing Dane and his friends were ready to show off their hats.


And Dane was very proud to win first place overall at the BB gun target shooting competition. It was ugly sweater night – can you tell?

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I have decided to start knitting again. I missed it and I didn’t even realize it until I started again. Plus, I saw this amazing yarn.


So, I am wondering, are you ready for Christmas?


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