The Cupid Shuffle & Goals

The morning started with oatmeal that cooked overnight in the crockpot. I woke up early to roll out my legs and make sure everything was ready to go. The drive felt surprisingly short for 27 minutes. I guess I’ve gotten used to driving further distances once again. I was unsure with how I’d do with…

Gorgeous Food Haul+Trying Zero Waste

Look at all the food! Isn’t it beautiful? This was our food haul last weekend for the start of a new month which means a fresh budget! I was so excited looking at all the food we got because I finally sat down and planned the list and meals again which makes the job much…

Plant-Based Toddler Lunches

What does one feed an almost 2 year old with a voracious appetite while sticking with a plant-based diet? I’ve also had to be conscious of what is easy for Oliver to eat on his own because he has now started daycare. I remember when I worked at preschool and I thought, “Why, parents, do…

Pumpkin Runs, Farms, Paintings, and Carvings

The last Sunday in October turned out to be a nice day with the sun shining and a temperature that wasn’t unbearably cold. We have wanted to visit a pumpkin farm for awhile, but never found the time. We ended up squeezing in all our fall activities into a weekend. It began bright and early…

My Classroom-The Before

I was finally able to get the keys to my classroom today! I had a small issue getting in the building at first, setting off the alarm, but the secretary came to my rescue and now I know how to turn the alarm off and on. It is overwhelming to walk into a new classroom…

Marathon Plans Foiled Again!

Sorry for not posting in a couple months! I kept meaning to update, but life got busy with the school year ending, finding a place to live, and packing. Grandma’s marathon is this weekend, but I won’t be there. About 2 months ago I somehow injured my back and it progressively became worse and worse….

Marathon Training Week 7

A busy week, so some days it was tough to squeeze runs in, but I was able to get through the week! I’m exhausted and sore, but one more week to halfway. I’m going to keep this short and sweet so I can go to bed! Sunday: 3 miles Monday: rest Tuesday: 5 miles Wednesday:…

Marathon Training Week 6

Despite little sleep due to a sick baby, then catching his sickness myself, driving 6 hours to Milwaukee, and touring my new school, looking at apartments, and walking along the river, I managed to get most of my miles completed. I skipped a 4 mile run to have an extra day of rest when travelling. Luckily,…

Marathon Training Week 5

This week went pretty well with training. It was nice to have a few runs outdoors with the nice weather. I really want to get on my bike, but it is hard to get comfortable with taking so much time away. But I’ll just keep reminding myself that it good practice for the fall when…

A Facebook Fast

During Lent, some people fast. They may do a complete fasting for certain time or may fast from a certain food, or decide to go without some other item or activity. I’ve never done it before, nor is it necessary, but when done for the purpose of bringing you closer to God, it can be…

Marathon Training Week 4

    One month in and feeling great! A little less than 3 more months until marathon day arrives. Here’s how the week went: Sunday: 3 miles Monday: rest Tuesday: 7 miles Wednesday: 4 miles & 36 lap swim Thursday: rest Friday: 4 miles Saturday: 11.16 miles I went outside for this week’s long run….

1st Birthday Party

This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely party for Oliver with family. I’ve never hosted a party before, so I was nervous about having enough food, but we ended up with plenty extra for us to eat this week as leftovers. We really wanted to make all of our food plant-based to show that it…