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Getting ready to race

It’s race season!!!!  Yay! You have no idea how happy this makes me. This weekend is my favorite race of all – the April Fool’s Half marathon in Atlantic City. This was my first half and is still my favorite. I mean, how can you beat running along the boardwalk with these views.

April fools half course

Plus, it’s close enough that a lot of my friends usually run it. This has been a tough training season, weather wise, so I will miss some of my usual running buddies at the race this year. :-( Here are me and my girls from last year.

Race buddies April Fools 2014

Here we are with our SOL Sisters.



Time flies… I can’t wait to run it with Tara and Dawn this year. Here we are in 2013.


It has been raining non stop here lately! I’m not sure we will ever get a full week of soccer practice in! Some of my boys came out despite the weather. I always remember having so much fun playing soccer in the rain. These boys loved it too.

Soccer in the rain

There was no convincing them that practice should end early, and that was fine with me. They were all smiles right up until the end.

My soccer guys

I’m hoping for a lazy morning tomorrow. We might as well get something out of spring break, right? Even our pets know the morning routine around our house. Everything is better after coffee and a protein bar.

White cat

So, I am wondering, what is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

Cookies and Outings

I have found a cookie recipe that lured me back into baking.  After all of those cookies last Christmas, I was done for a while.  But I am pretty sure you are going to love Hot Chocolate Cookies!

hot chocolate cookies

I know its not winter anymore, but trust me these are worth baking anyway.  I am considering adding graham cracker crumbs to the bottom and calling them S’mores Cookies to make them more summery.  😉  Here is the recipe.

Hot Chocolate Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons store bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the butter, oil and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, hot chocolate mix, baking soda and salt. Once combined, add the chocolate chips. Add the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and quickly add 5 mini marshmallows to the top of each cookie. Return cookies to the oven and continue baking for 3 more minutes (marshmallows should puff up, but not burn).
  5. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Adapted from Baked Bree.

Today I had to make a trip to the Apple Store.  Have you gone there?  The boys love it because they test out new games on all of the devices.  I love it because they can fix pretty much anything at the genius bar.  And if they can’t, they will replace your device for a fraction of the cost.  Also, I just like to say I was hanging out at the “genius bar”.


This Apple store is in Atlantic City, so I walked around the boardwalk a bit.



On my travels I picked up cards for this weekend.  I didn’t realize I needed 11 cards!  I’m sure you can imagine how long it took to choose 11 cards!


I found these again while I was out.  Have you had them?  They are so good!  And healthy… right?


Tonight we had a super fun soccer practice in the rain.  Well, I had fun anyway!  I’m pretty sure the boys did too.  There is something very liberating about being allowed to play in the rain!   Then Aidan had a baseball playoff game.  It was a nail biter!  Extra innings!  Unfortunately it ended with Aidan’s team taking third place in their division.  But they had a great season.  Aidan is already sad that it is over.

A bb

So, I am wondering,  did you enjoy playing sports in the rain when you were a kid?


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