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A Week Off


A week off of blogging… That is the longest break I have taken yet! As you can probably guess it was not a week off of anything else. Lots of things going on! Here is what’s blogworthy.

Running in humidity

Running has been tough! Between the sudden heat, humidity and the clouds of pollen blowing by I have not had my best performances. I am still thankful to get out there considering this crazy schedule. I have even been able to run with friends lately! So much fun. :-)

My mom

Mother’s Day was so much fun. We had an amazing brunch at my parent’s house and got to relax and have fun together.

My boys 3

My boys planted the whole front garden for me (with help from Nana!) and it looks so pretty! I am very thankful too. I have no idea when I would have had time to do that!

Then we were off to Soccer Sunday! My Hurricanes made all of their moms’ proud and played an awesome game.

My soccer boys

I really do love coaching these boys.

Hurricanes 3

It is really great to have Aidan as our team scorekeeper this season. Finally, he can be a part of it with us. :-)


You can’t ask for much more than time with your most important people on Mother’s Day!


I love coaching these guys too. They are little sponges and they have such a unique perspective on the world. Plus, they are silly.

soccer shots kids

There are so many good things going on with Soccer Shots right now. I’ll tell you all about it soon.

Today I went on the 5th grade class trip to see some of the historic sites of Philadelphia. I love being able to share these times with my kids.

Liberty Bell

We saw the Liberty Bell, which I must not have seen since I was a kid because I remember it being much larger!

We visited Betsy Ross’s house.

Betsy Ross house

And saw money being made at the US Mint.

US Mint

But mostly I loved hanging out with my guy.

My Aidan

We were passing my favorite falafel truck as we were getting ready to leave. That’s fate or something, so I had to stop. I can’t even look at this picture without  wanting another one!


That’s it for now. Catch you later!

Summer Fun Preview

It’s hard to believe how nice the weather has been the last couple of days after the winter/spring we have had so far this year.  We could not pass up this opportunity to take advantage and get in some beach time!  The boys and I have a Mother’s Day tradition of renting a surrey and riding around the island.  We have done this for the past 5 years and it is a special time for us.  It’s just the three of us pedaling around with no distractions.  We have the best conversations!  True quality time.  At this point, it is pretty good exercise as well – they are not as small as they were 5 years ago!


Then we headed to Bay Village for our favorites – pizza, lobster bisque and fudge.  Soo good!

bay village collage

We spent the rest of the afternoon with Nana and Popop where Popop spoiled us with a great dinner.  Of course there were presents.  😉

Nana and boys mothers day

And Nana made us a sinfully delicious chocolate strawberry shortcake.  It was almost too pretty to eat.  Almost…

chocolate strawberry shortcake

The beach weather continued today.  Yay!  My mom friends and I love when it is beach weather while the kids are still in school.  We get to go to the beach like we were teenagers again.  So after a fun run with the girls I met Eileen, Melissa and Gina at our street.

4 girls.JPGI hope we get a few more days like this before school gets out for the summer!  I consider this “my street.”  I have been coming to this beach since high school and it never gets old.  You can’t beat this view!


So, I am wondering,  do you relax in the sand at the beach or spend more time in the water?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms out there.  I hope your day is off to as good of a start as mine is!

mothers day

I woke up this morning with a smile as I listened to banging in the kitchen.  The boys completely took over and brought me breakfast in bed.

boys mothers day breakifast in bed

They were so sweet thinking of all of the things I would like, and I even got the shell spoon!  This is a big deal in our house!  Can I just say how happy I am that the boys know how to make coffee too!  Breakfast was followed by time with my guys and wonderful wishes from my family and great friends.  I could not ask for more.

To my amazing mom – Happy Mother’s Day.  I am so thankful to be your daughter!  You have taught me so much by being the strong, determined, loving and nurturing person that you are.  Growing up I always knew that my mom could do anything – and you always prove me right.  I am very lucky to have you as my mom and my friend.

Me & mom.JPG


My boys are so lucky to have you as their Nana too.

mom and boys

Some pictures of the boys from their games this weekend.

Aidan bb

Dane soccer

Hope you have a great day!



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