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Well, it finally happened – after almost 3 years we actually got snow (and boy did we get a lot of it!)  On Sunday the weather man forecasted 1 inch starting after 3 but by the time we left church at 1:15 there was at least 4 inches on the ground (note to self: wearing Birkenstock clogs to church on a day when its supposed to snow = not a good idea).  Unfortunately, that meant a 3.5 hour ride home for us:(  Then again, early Tuesday morning they skys opened up again.  This snow was much more exciting because:

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b. Andrew got to work from home

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d.  this cooped up momma finally got a little exercise in shoveling the snow (we can talk about my severe lack of workouts later, ok?)

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f. I got a bunch of Christmas shopping done (online of course)

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h. (I totally almost labeled this one 9 and then realized I wasn’t counting – epic fail) The dogs love the snow and have been playing outside for hours = exhausted pupsIMG_3753

i.  Everyone off of school means rapid fire group texts

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Did you get snow where you live?

What do you like to do on snow days?

Favorite christmas Song?

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Happy Thanksgiving!  After an amazing 8 mile run this morning, my day has been spent doing a crazy amount of cooking, with a beach walk and some much needed down time.  I thought about doing a list of things I’m thankful for (since I totally am not together enough to post one thing every day for the entire month of November) but I’m not feeling it today, plus you all like pictures better so I figured I’d share some pictures of things I’m thankful for (obviously not all-inclusive, you can’t take a picture of everything!)  Hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving!

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This sweetie pie turned 8 months yesterday. I honestly can’t believe it. People keep asking me how old she is and I always have to catch myself and remember to say 8 months- how is that possible?PL-18

 

This little monkey has definitely changed our lives in a completely indescribable way.  She totally lights up our world and I can’t imagine what life was even like without her..

So, a little glimpse into what life with her is like…

Parks has begun to eat real food.  We don’t do really organized meals, but she picks at our breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We’ve pretty much followed baby lead weaning and have loved it.  It makes prep so easy and our meal times so pleasant!  Currently, she’s totally in love with oranges.  She loves sucking the juice out and then throwing the rest on the floor (unfortunately, the dogs aren’t so fond of the leftovers).  I shouldn’t be surprised considering the one thing I had to have every day during pregnancy was orange juice:)

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She also still loves her Starbucks. This pic is from a few months ago, but the sentiment hasn’t changed.  She’s truly a girl after her mama’s heart.

She’s also as fidgity as her mama.  Not a fan of sitting still all day.  She’s sitting, standing, crawling, climbing and “hovering”(that’s what I call when she stands without support for 3 seconds before she realizes she’s not holding anything and gets worried and sits back down).  She’s going to be walking in no time.

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Parks loves trips out.  She loves smiling and then hiding from new friends at the grocery store, target, park and of course Trader Joe’s.

Thankfully, she’s started into a regular napping routine. And are working towards longer sleeping sessions at night (I honestly don’t know how long, because I’m totally not interested in looking at the clock anymore when she wakes up.)  Right now, I’ve chosen just to enjoy the extra snuggles and time together while she still wants it (even if it is in the middle of the night)!

She’s also very chatty.  Her favorite “word” is babbabababababa and we’re pretty sure the “who” sound she makes is in reference to the dogs (she almost exclusively uses it when she sees them or another dog around). I’m working on getting her to say mama, but so far no luck;)

She does a great job leaving me to spend the day with her Mimi or go the church nursery.  That is until I walk past, or she hears me, or I don’t acknowledge her when grabbing something from the nursery – then she screams until I come pick her up.  Little girl knows what works…

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Well, I feel like I could write about Parker for days, but this is already pretty long.  Plus since just about every other post I write is about her – I’m pretty sure you get the jist of it!

 

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This one trying to shove a million veggie sticks in her mouth all at the same time.

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These cookies. I picked up a bag of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips this week and made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Now my cookies are usually pretty good, but these were he best I’ve ever had – definitely try these chips. Ahmazing

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Two quick runs. Life got in the way this week and running just didn’t work out. I managed to squeeze in a quick one on Friday (I had exactly 15 minutes otherwise we wouldn’t make it in time for Starbucks holiday buy one get one). It wasn’t long, but it felt good to be speedy again.

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Tired pups. Our fence was FINALLY finished this week (it’s been a long process) and we can now leave them our without worrying. They love spending hours outside nosing around in the yard. And I love how tired they are when they are done!

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Old family photos.

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New family photos! I’ll share more with you tomorrow, still having too much fun going through them right now:)

what was one of you week highlights? What are you looking forward to this week?

Today, I rebecame (it’s totally a word), an official Pennsylvania resident.  Well at least temporarily for the next 15 days while they decide if my picture matches that of a wanted terrorist, bank robber or identity thief.

Obviously, Parker and I spent our morning at the DMV.  It was actually a relatively quick and pleasant visit once we got there.  I had my first ever issue with Google Maps on the way and our 15-20 minute drive ended up being an hour long drive = ugh.  Amazingly apple maps was easily able to get us there (yet another surprise for the day).  Also, please don’t judge me based upon this photo.  This is very dirty hair, plus slightly unhappy baby and I can’t quiet get my head to be at the angle the photographer wants me to have it at photo.  The first one was amazingly better, but apparently wasn’t able to be used for my license.  Granted, either is a step up from the mug shot I had on my Delaware license (no smiling in Delaware – don’t you even dare to try)

By the time we got home, Parks was ready for a nap so I took the opportunity to clean up the house and rake up some leaves.  While I was raking, Andrew pulled up!  He left work early to spend the afternoon with Parker and I 🙂  Parker was very excited to see him when she woke up from her nap, and I have to say I loved having Daddy home for the day too!

We had a nice lunch together, played together on the floor and then took advantage of Starbucks but one get one on holiday drinks this week.  I feel like life is always better when we’re all together so this extra time was definitely appreciated.

In other news, Parker has definitely mastered the hissyfit.  I’m not sure that’s supposed to happen at 7.5 months but the other day I was trying to take a video of her happy morning self (of all things!) and so she couldn’t have my phone.  This is the video I ended up with

Pathetic right?  I feel like starting this early cannot be a good thing… oh dear…

Finally, I made the most amazing cookies yesterday.  Toll house now sells a bag of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips mixed together in the same bag.  I followed my usual recipe but they turned out absolutely wonderful.  I was about to take a picture to show you when my phone died, and lets be honest this cookie is not going to last until when my phone is undead so you’ll just have to trust me on this one.  Fan-Freakin-Tabulous.  Just another reason why I’m glad PA doesn’t list your weight on your license (Delaware does – how weird is that?)

Do you like your drivers license picture?  What’s your favorite type of cookie?  Favorite Starbucks holiday beverage?

So you know that dog from the movie “Up” who was totally engaged in a conversation and then would see a squirrel and totally change the subject? Well that’s what this post is going to be like. I feel like there’s a million different things to say and none of them are really related so here it goes:

1. I like lists (thus why this is going to be written in list format haha)

2. I’m hoping to get up before parks and Andrew tomorrow so I can go on a 6 mile run by myself- wish me luck:)

3. Still can’t get over how cute this one looked in her Halloween costume. I’m thinking we need a few more excuses to dress her up before she grows out of it

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4. Red cups are back at Starbucks. Totally made my day (plus the fact that I could get Starbucks since I had a coupon for a free drink!)

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5. Still on a popcorn kick. I love that stuff

6. Today I finally used the lulu gift card I got for my birthday. Can’t wait until my package comes:)

7. I think Parker is finally getting settled into a normal sleep pattern! Between our move to Andrews parents and then to out house and all the craziness going along with that (and maybe a growth spurt in the middle) she hasn’t been sleeping that well at night (waking every 3 hours to eat) thankfully she’s a quick ear and fall back asleep baby. Last night she went over 6 hours without a peep! It was amazing:)

8. I did this workout from my friend Abby. I’m pretty sure Ill be sore tomorrow.

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9. Remember Parker’s photo shoot last week? Well we got a sneak peek today

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10. This girl gets herself into more and more every day. She’s gonna be walking in no time. I better watch out

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