Sunday, December 2, 2012

This is personal...Freebie!

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!


  1. Congrats on the race! It's kind of addicting. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Hey congratulations on the race! I'm so proud of you:))
    I tried to grab your (I know it's going to be fabulous) freebie but was denied access. Was it something I said? Ha ha.
    Take care.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  3. Congrats on your race! I wish I was that motivated, but I'm not. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and I'd love to help with my giveaway. My e-mail is

    The Busy Busy Hive

  4. Oh how sooooo excited I am for you!!!!! I love running, but have been having knee trouble. I haven't found any machine that makes me feel the way running does. :(
    Anyhoo.... when you're ready, The Flying Pig is calling your name!!!! :) It's the biggest race in Cincy. Always the first weekend in May!

  5. I love that you said you prepare to race by reading about people who run around. I mean, I really love that. Congrats on running.

    How did you like Insurgent?

    First in Maine

  6. Very cute blog! Love the paisley it's rocking! I'm your newest follower! Michele @ The Lightbulb Lab

  7. I am in love with your running inspiration. Books to motivate running!

    Chickadee Jubilee


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