Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas to you to- and we have a new family member.

Figured it was about time I stopped living off the grid.  Just kidding, my parents have the kids for a week and I've been doing exactly nothing today, except watching Hart of Dixie re-runs on Netflix.

I decided it was time for a little blog update!

First things first.  This is Emma-- our new family member!  We've had her for 4 weeks now and she is just the sweetest little thing!  (Still not sleeping through the night however).

She is a chocolate golden doodle.  (no, not a labradoodle-- a golden doodle).  We really wanted a chocolate one and they are hard to come by.  But we found a breeder in Wisconsin and she miraculously had 2 chocolate puppies in her liter, so we bit the bullet.  

Lacey loves her so much and is really good with her, Miles gets her riled up constantly.  She bites everything, but other than that we have no complaints.  Pretty good on the housebreaking front, only a rare accident, and probably less than a handful since we brought her home.  However, taking her on walks when it's 10 degrees out and dark leaves something to be desired.

Which brings me to a brief interlude on that fact that I utterly despise winter.  I hate the cold, I hate the snow, and I hate the things that go along with that.  I'm constantly thinking of where I'd move.  Problem is, most places that are decent in the winter, are overwhelmingly hot in the summer.  I seriously need to become a Snowbird.  Otherwise, I can hear the west coast calling my name again in 5-10 years.  I adored Seattle- even if it had it's little quirks :)

Here are some pictures of the kids.  Proof that they exist and are doing well.  Lacey turned 5 in October.  Miles will be 4 in about 6 weeks (although the fact that he is just as tall as his sister, and will bigger feet, size 11.5, I wouldn't say anyone treats him like a 3 year old...).  Time goes fast.  Each age is my favorite and I hope I can say this at least until they are teenagers.  

Mike got me a Garmin for Christmas.  I don't know if I've posted it on here much, but I started back into running (well, if you ignore the past week and a half when I haven't done anything).  My long runs are up to 7 miles.  No races on the calendar, I just want to get through February and then I'll think about racing again.  To stay motivated I keep buying new work out clothes.  Target's C9 by Champion brand has come a long way, it's fabulous.  You know why it's good?  Because all those designers at Target know Lululemon like the back of their hand.  They are just trying to deliver.  Since I'm getting the motherload of gift cards in a couple of weeks ($1000 to Target!!!), I'll probably buy the entire line.  That will hopefully keep me motivated through February.  The gym in my building at work helps too.  Otherwise, workouts don't happen.  I know this.  I've been a mom long enough.

I have nothing else to chat about I guess.  I am heading to the store to buy a North Face vest (most likely).  Maybe I'll watch some more HOD reruns.  If you haven't watched that show, DO IT!

Happy New Year!