coffee talk

April 4, 2014

It’s been too long since we have actually had a good chat – I know I have been regularly updating you on the girls (okay, semi-regularly updating you), but I want to spew out the contents of my brain right now. I totally miss doing this! A while ago, I saw Jenna from Eat Live Run start the concept of a “Coffee Date”, and I totally loved it. I know a few of my favorites have also done them since then, so I thought I would jump aboard and do one myself.

If we were having coffee today….
… I would tell you about how I am on spring break and loving it. I do have to say though, that once I get out of school for the summer, I need to be on my “a game” in the stay at home mommy department. Guys, I don’t know how you stay at home moms do it. Maybe it’s because I thrive on routine and schedules, but I am already coming up with a summer routine/schedule in my head. Otherwise, I know I will stay in my pajamas or workout clothes all the live long day. I may or may not have done that a few times during this spring break already.
… I would tell you about how my heart is breaking knowing that my babes are already 7 months old. How?! How does this even happen? For all you new mamas out there, it goes by so so fast. As much as I groan every single time I have to get up out of my bed at 3 AM because someone is hysterical, these moments are fast and fleeting. So for now, I am going to love where we are at because I know once they are a little older, I am going to miss this stage so so much.
…. I would tell you how much I miss regularly blogging. For real. I wish I could keep up with it all, but let’s face it – something had to give. For a while I was letting exercise be the thing that got put on the back burner, but I missed it too much (for my health and my sanity). I’m back to working out most nights after the girls go to bed. I’ve been focusing on my running again, with a few strength workouts in the mix, as well as workouts from the Nike Trainer Club app (LOVE!). It’s funny how this postpartum thing goes. For a while (like 3-4 months) I was at a standstill with the scale. I had 10 pounds to go until I felt comfortable, and the scale would NOT budge. It was infuriating. A few weeks ago, BAM! It started up again. Darn those plateaus! (but yay for moving scales again!) And because I know some people will be jumping all over me wanting to lose weight – yes, I want to lose weight. For someone who had babies and is doing it healthfully, I don’t see any sort of reason why it is a horrible thing.
… I would tell you I have become a slave to Groop Dealz and Stitch Fix ( <~~ referral link, FYI). I got my first fix a few weeks ago, and in it were the most magical jeans ever to grace this tush. Unfortunately I had to send back the items I was not keeping before I had a chance to do a review. I promise I will do a review on the next box I get next month. I’m obsessed!
… I would tell you I only have 13 weeks left of grad school. Oh my goodness, you have no idea how happy that makes me. Even though I haven’t felt like it has been too too bad (except for when I procrastinate papers and then feel the stress the day before the paper is due), it has definitely been something that has been hanging over my head the past year and a half. Bring on the masters degree at the end of June!
… I would tell you how I long for a mini vacay…. preferably somewhere warm or tropical. Or somewhere like Disney. However, we are in “save for a new house” mode – I’ll take the lure of a new house over a vacation for a while!
… I would tell you I am so not ready to go back to work on Monday. This break has been far too much fun!
I’m hoping to have an 7 month update on the girls sometime early next week. Until then!



brooklyn and emerson: 6 month update

March 16, 2014

You guys. It took me over two weeks to write this post. TWO weeks! I’ve been horrible lately, I swear! I haven’t opened up my computer for a week, and this post was just staring me down. I had to finish it! So, even though we’re only a week and a half away from 7 […]

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brooklyn & emerson: 5 month update

January 30, 2014
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How has yet another month passed by with our sweet little ladies? I swear some days I wake up and they have literally grown over night. This past month has been a lot of fun, and even though I’m back to work, I have had a lot of days off between winter weather closings and […]

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wiaw – FINALLY!

January 29, 2014
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Well, seeing as I have had the last two days off of work, I figured I could get my act together and participate in a WIAW (as always, hosted by one of my favorites – Jenn!). Ever since I had the girls, I have pretty much let myself eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. […]

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day in the life of a working mom with twins

January 27, 2014

I’ve done multiple “day in the life” posts in the past. The last one I did was when the girls were about 6 weeks old and I was still on maternity leave. Wellllll, our days have certainly changed since then! Here’s a “typical” day (“typical” because no day is really the same in our house!) […]

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weekend highlights

January 20, 2014
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Good morning everyone! I was thinking that I didn’t have to hit publish on this post until tomorrow because I have the day off for MLK today, but I suppose the weekend technically is over. This weekend was a lot of fun – even though we didn’t do anything too terribly exciting. Friday night was […]

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fun facts friday

January 17, 2014

1. So on Monday I told you I would be back “tomorrow”. Does it count if I say that this week flew by so quickly that today actually feels likes “tomorrow”? No? Okay well, I underestimated the craziness of this week. I went back to grad class on Tuesday and had a meeting last night, […]

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Happy Monday!

January 13, 2014

Happy Monday! (Is that an oxymoron?) I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We sure did! It was the perfect mix of work, play, and relaxation. I ran errands with my mom, spent some times with the Husband and some good friends, and finally got all the Christmas decorations put away. I would like another […]

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fun facts friday

January 10, 2014
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1. Okay, even though I had "cold days’ Monday and Tuesday, this week was loooooooooooooooooooooooong. Waking up at 4:00 hit me like a ton of bricks this week after sleeping in all break. TGIF! 2. A lot of you have been asking about how my mom is doing. She is doing great! She is still […]

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rise bar review and giveaway

January 9, 2014

Back in December, Kylan from Rise Bar gave me an opportunity to try their products. I was particularly intrigued because I had never heard of Rise Bars before, so I thought I would take up their generous offer and try them out! Rise Bars are seriously one of the best line of bars I have […]

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