I have to say that there is a group of bloggers out there that I feel down right friendly towards! You have walked with me through part of this journey and I want to share a different part of my journey with you! This is quite personal to me, but I want to show you who I am when I'm not a teacher!
Before I am a teacher, I am a mom. I love that job more than any other job I've had. My very own kids mean the world to me and I feel I have to put that our there. Sometimes they underestimate my love for them and claim that I love birds and blogging more than them. Let the record show that I love my three children more than birds or blogging.
This weekend I had the chance to spend time with 2/3 of my children. I can't imagine a better experience than what we had. My girls and I enjoyed hanging out together with Cranky Bear. Cranky Bear would lay down his life for any one of us, so it was wonderful to have him along to pay for stuff! We all love him deeply and feel blessed to be family.
So what made this weekend AWESOME? The Santa Hustle in Chicago! I do not recommend my training routine to anyone. I read The Maze Runner and Insurgent in preparation for my 5K. The teenagers in those books run all over the place, so I figured I could, too! I ran the Santa Hustle with my 21 year old daughter and she beat me! She prepared by training, running, and running some more! Reading about people who run is quite different than actually doing it. Now that I've started, Barbara(!) I may actually continue! Right now I am too sore to actually walk.
Because I was able to complete the run I am sharing a book about snowmen with you. Do you have any snow where you are? We don't and we want it. . .We need it! Michigan loves snow! Click on the picture to get the freebie!