Running Chatter

1.  Pregnancy Brain

I had an appointment with my doctor this morning. . . my 24-week check up.  I love the passing of each of these prenatal check-ups because it makes me feel like we’re that much closer to the BIG day.  My appointment was before 9 so I woke up, quickly pulled on my running clothes, ran a “quick” five miles  (By quick I mean as quick as a 6 month pregnant woman can run) and jumped in the shower.

It was while I was rinsing my hair that I noticed something seemed a little bit off.  Something just didn’t feel right. It took me a minute, but then I realized it–I had just washed my hair with body wash. 

Take 2:  Wash hair again.  Again something seemed a little bit off.  This time just a few seconds passed before I realized I had just washed my hair with conditioner. 

Take 3:  Okay, Summer, concentrate.  Shampoo then conditioner.  Soap is for the body.
 Success. . . Or, at least I think it was. 
Sunday afternoon I picked up the knife block that I had just washed (because I had spilled flour into all it’s little crevices) to reassemble all the knives into their assigned spots.  As I picked up the knife block I could not figure out which side of the block was the top.  I flipped and turned that block for a good minute before Chad finally came over (laughing  hysterically) to assist me. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. . . pregnancy brain (fog) is so real.

2.  Homecoming

July was a month of travels for my in-laws.  Chad’s parents were in Mongolia and my brother and sister in law were exploring the beauty of Europe.  I get nervous with so many people traveling to so many different places.  I prefer knowing that my loved ones are close, safe, and secure.  It was a huge relief when everyone was home safe and sound and finally this weekend we were all able to gather together again.

Despite the knife and evil look on Chad’s face, we really are a family that enjoys each others company and has fun being together.

And of course, a family that knows good food . . .

We are a blessed group of people. . . and we know it.


3.  Dating

I had a special date this weekend.  It was a first of what I’m sure will be many.  My date was quite breath-taking and proved to be quite entertaining.

It hit me the other day that I had not had one on one time with my little girl in a really, long time.  Charlie is preparing to break ground on so many new things and as we are preparing for the entrance of a new little one, I can see how my little girl could get lost in the shuffle.  I don’t want that to happen.  Before leaving it was important that her hair and her nails be perfect and the two of us went on our way.

There we sat, just the two of us, chatting about topics ranging from preschool to birds while the boys were off at their own venue sharing wings on their own “date”.  I made a mental note to make these simple little get-a-ways priority.  I think it was much needed for me and for her. . .

According to Chanelle, a date is not complete without a trip to the pet store.

Ah, the simple things go such a long way.


4.  Juicer

Can you stand another plug for the juicer?  We love it.  I am still amazed when I see huge pieces of fruits and vegetables turned into juice in a matter of seconds. 

Not into juice?  How about an all-natural Popsicle?

It’s totally worth the purchase.  There are a huge variety of juicers.  This is the one we got and so far we are very happy with it. 


5.  Soaking

I’m having a difficult time believing that we are already well into August.  Seriously, how did that happen?  We are doing our best to soak up these final days of summer.  Charlie and Chanelle got to cross something off their “must do” list the other day.  Must take Daddy to feed the ducks is now complete. 

And like most things. . . feeding ducks is more fun with Daddy because, unlike Mommy, he catches them. . .

. . . and the way to my kids hearts is to let them pet a fury animal.  Any fury animal.

That what we are doing in these final days of summer.  Trying our best to soak it up.  Soak. it. up.

Tonight we are loading up the car and heading out for one last get-a-way before summer winds down.  We are looking forward to making memories with just the four of us as we anticipate the many new things that this fall will bring.  We are in the midst of making some big decisions and some big transitions in our home and a few days away sounds like perfection. 

Stay tuned. . . I hope to be blogging while we are away. . . if my pregnant brain allows it. 

Chatter Out—- 

  • Sassytimes - August 9, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    Ah, pregnancy brain. I swear, my brain has been lost for the last 3 years. 😉 I envy the fact that you can still run…I can barely walk this time. 🙁 Boo.

    I love that you and Chanelle had a date night. …and that she wanted to hit up the pet store. That's such a great idea! Oh, and her outfit is adorable. Maybe the cutest I've ever seen.

    Happy vacation!ReplyCancel

  • adopte - August 9, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Ok so what do I call my brain fog??? No I AM NOT PREGNANT!!!!

    how wonderful that you guys had date night. YOu need to do it with the opposite one too!! So important as I am sure you know that

    was wonderful to see you all on SUNDAY and yes you are blessed family!!!!! believe me:)

    Glad you can get away to soak up the last days and esp if you have big decisions to make.

    I know Brett goes back nex week and Darrick to DC at the end of the month.

    Take care. SweetieReplyCancel

  • cjc - August 9, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    I am still reading, btw 🙂

    your pics are amaze…when I come back after a hiatus, I'm always amazed and inspired at how your pics look better and better…

    but more than that…is the depth and substance of summer that draws me in 🙂


  • Trophy Life - August 12, 2011 - 7:11 pm

    hi!! i love C's outfit for your date – especially the fancy shoes. ; )

    i hope that the getaway was good – can't wait to see pics.

    "chatter out" – classic, Sumo.ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - August 15, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    There's almost too much in this post for me to comment on!

    I love it all: the ducking, the juicer, your date, Chanelle's outfit, family safe at home…

    Love you.ReplyCancel

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