Catching up on the Last Couple Months (TOL #7)

The last few months have been a whirlwind.  I always find it hard to come back to blogging after an absence, but I mostly blog for myself now, so I apologize for anyone who would have liked to follow along.  I figured I would share a little about what’s been going on in our lives.  I may expand some of these topics into full posts (especially NYC).  If there’s anything that you would like me to expand on, let me know.

Because this is basically a random list of life, I’m going to link it up with Thinking out Loud over at Running for Spoons.

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  1. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the end of September.  It just so happened that it fell on a Parent’s night out with our YMCA, which meant we got to go out for a very low babysitting cost.  We had dinner, ice cream and then had a beer at the micro-brew were we had our first not-a-date.  After almost 12 years together, I think we were kidding ourselves that the first beer was just platonic.

bd674237-556f-487d-a776-cdbdfb84afe7.jpg2. A couple weeks later my husband and I took a mini-vacation to New York City.  It was the longest I’ve ever been away from the kids, but we had a blast.  We hit up all the classic NYC sites, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Museum, Empire State Building, Museum of Natural Science, NYC Transit museum and the Brooklyn museum.  On top of that we walked over 25,000 steps a day and spent time riding citibikes (Central Park, Manhattan and Prospect Park).

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3. My daughter, my first born, turned 5 years old.  I still can’t get over how fast time has flown by.  She’s such a lively talkative creature.

4. She also broke her arm a few weeks before her birthday.  It hasn’t slowed her down at all.

5.  We had family in town to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.  I got to paint at Muse with my brother’s girlfriend.  The painting is one of my favorites I’ve done in social painting classes.

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6. I spent a week in Florida for work related training.  We stayed at the Swan and Dolphin resort.  I got to go to Epcot one night and otherwise enjoyed exploring the grounds of the Swan and Dolphin, Disney Beach Club and Disney Boardwalk Resorts.

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7. The very next day returning from Florida, I was in Boston for the Head of the Charles Regatta.  It’s been a long time since I raced it.  But that race will always have my heart.  It’s crazy to think I won it 19 years ago!

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8.  We bought a minivan!  I will finally be able to chauffeur my kids and their friends at the same time.

9.  I have been struggling to figure out something gastro-intestinal lately.  I originally thought it was gall-bladder related, but after a partial round of Whole30 (whole23?) I think it’s actually gluten related.  Halloween showed me that my body really needs to get back on a healthy eating kick.

Otherwise, Fall is always busy in New Hampshire.  There are so many Festivals and Events.  We visit so many pumpkin patches and pick-your-own orchards.  I love spending  time outdoors too.

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Hopefully I’ll get back to some kind of blogging schedule. Feel free to follow along on Facebook or on my SometimesSporty/SometimesIVeg Instagram profiles.

Does anyone else feel like they need November to recover from October before December comes around?



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