Category Archives: family

A Storm’s A Brewing

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A week has passed since a vicious stomach bug decided to take residence in our house and hold little guy hostage. We should receive little man’s test results today and hope that it provides some clues as to what’s been going on with him. It’s Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: Love Letter to our Son

Papi and little man

Papi and little man

For Valentine’s Day, our son’s school asked each parent to write a “love letter” to their children, which would be hand-delivered to each of them by the “mailman.” How cute!


My little running buddy!

What originally started as a homework assignment quickly became much more. As I wrote the letter, memories of when my little man was just a wee babe that fit nicely in our hands came flooding back. I thought back to when we found out we were expecting, and then, to the gentle flutters of his feet and hands in the womb, which eventually gave way to defiant kicks to the ribs. We knew then he would be quite the little imp.

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This is such a neat idea for both the child and the parent. Try it yourself and see! Watch their eyes sparkle and light up when you place the letter in their hands. What kid doesn’t like receiving mail with their own name on the envelope?


Helping with dinner!

So to my little man, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Alejandro, Continue reading

Jack Frost and Snuggle Bugs

I’m a cold-weather girl, at least when it comes to running. It’s ironic really because I hate being cold but given a choice between running in the heat and running in the cold, I’ll take the cold. Maybe it’s because there’s only so many layers you can take off come summer, but you don’t really need to pile on tons during the winter. 😉 Not smelling as bad is another plus, seeing as mami often doesn’t shower until the end of the day. Oh, did we mention it’s also “No Shave” November? Not sure that’ll fly that well though. 😛 I can’t stand the itching. ><

No shave November

While other runners might go home and lounge on the couch after a 4-6 hours run, little man has his shoes in hand when I get home. “Let’s go to the playground mami, o.,k.?”


I had miles I needed to cover this week. I’m not really training for anything particular at the moment. I do have the Helen Holiday Half coming up in a few weeks, but it’s a relaxed race. The plan is to run, take some pics, and then meet up with the girls for beer, karaoke, Christmas lights, and Germanish treats. :)

Credit: Helen-White County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Credit: Helen-White County Convention and Visitors Bureau

I am working on getting back to a consistent training schedule with the new house settled, the old house fixed and rented out, the unpacking finished, and with Girls on the Run ending for the season. This week’s tempo miles are laying lazily with my running shoes. Unfortunately, the cold weather that I love to run in has also brought with it nasty colds, which it has generously given to our wee man, who then shared it with his abuelita and his papi.

snuggling with my little man after his breathing treatments. :)

snuggling with my little man after his breathing treatments. :)

So instead of lacing up my Brooks Cascadias, I’m spending some time with my little man, who has blessed me with lots of kisses, hugs, and snuggle time.  *feeling blessed*