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Announcing the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour!

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Remember a few months ago when I talked about the Happiest 5K on the planet? Well! I'm very excited to have the opportunity to share about 2014 Color Run!

The Color Run can still be referred to as "The Happiest 5K". However, they have re-imagined the race, and in 2014 your Color Run Experience will be different than ever before.

The Color Run returns to Florida in January, and it's sure to be a lot of fun! There's new participant gear, fresh music, and Color crazy race attractions. The 2014 Color Run promises magic as only the Color Run can do! 
What is the Color Run? The Color Run is a 5K event where all participants (young and old) begin in a white t-shirt and end with an array of colors splashed all over! There are no time constraints, no times, and the rules are to wear as much white as you can and HAVE FUN! 
The focus of The Color Run isn't to "win" or get a qualifying time for another race. The focus is bringing families together…

Planners, Planning, and when everything goes "wrong" ...

Last weekend was ridiculously busy. So busy, I had to split my recap into two parts. Here's part one for your enjoyment, but let's move on to part 2.

I'm pretty certain it was my calling in life to be a planner. I just LOVE it! I love everything about planning. I find it rewarding to plan and watch plans happen. I find it easy to celebrate the little things when you've planned them.

Clearly, I've been planning my storybook pregnancy since I found out I was expecting. To be honest, everything was super until the Lord sent a clear reminder that HIS plans, aren't always MY plans.


Last Monday, I had the delight of seeing my baby girl on the big screen (ultrasound). My princess is already head down, soooo I didn't get to see her face or much of her profile - BUT the rest of her body sure is cute. :)  After my ultrasound I was to meet with my OB and learn the results of my GTT from Friday (Glucose Tolerance Test). I was so nervous.

I'd read all week about Ge…

Weekend Rewind - Part 1

My weekend is so busy, and so packed full of adventure that I thought i'd split it into two parts!

Part 1: Friday & Saturday
Glucose, Driving Ms. Erin, a Wild Walk & Painting ...


Earlier this week I shared with the world that I was facing another 3-hour glucose test. I was able to pass the test earlier in my pregnancy so I'm praying I'll pass it again. My wonderful supportive husband took the day off work to sit in a freezing lab with me.

We arrived right on time, I had been fasting all night and with only a small glass of water for breakfast I anxiously waited to be called in for the first blood draw. ...

Well, it came, and I was so brave. I feel like the tech and I have become life-long friends with the amount of times I've sat in her chair as she draws my blood. She drew my blood, gave me the glucose and then ... the clock started. I was to sit in the chair on the hour for the next three hours.

She called me back for draw two, and asked if I had thrown up, or…

Weekly Chase & Bumpdate

Here I sit, on a Wednesday evening typing up my weekly chase. I know, I know ... the week is half over - why not just skip it? Well, the truth is ... I just wasn't ready to talk about my goals from last week. 

You may remember one of my bumpdates, I talked about the dreaded GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test). It's just a part of pregnancy. The doctor asks you to fast from midnight until you appointment. 1 hour before your appointment, you drink the most disgusting sugar loaded fluid you've ever imaged and then they take your blood and test it.  Yeah, ... not fun! Also in your third trimester they test your iron levels and in my case, my doctor ordered some other tests to check on my overall health. By the time you leave, you are exhausted and hungry!

I was no stranger to the GTT because early in my pregnancy, my sugar levels were elevated so to be safe I was tested for Gestational Diabetes (GD). I failed the 1-hour test by 2 or 3 points, and was asked to take the 3 hour test. Th…

Baby Shower!!!

Today is my baby shower. Hosted by my two sisters and I'm super excited! 
It's a storybook theme. 
Can't wait to recap everything. 
Question: what are some of the best baby shower games, menu items, themes you've seen??