Hello 2017! Woah- did I type that correctly? Time seems to be speeding by at lightening speed. I’m trying so hard to hold on to the days but they keep slipping from my grasp.

Our holidays were truly so enjoyable! I have lots to cover so lets dive right in to the week before Christmas- December 19th 🙂Read More »

[Thanksgiving 2016]

We began Thanksgiving morning with a cup of coffee and breakfast while watching the Oceanside Turkey Trot on TV. (Crazy to think Thanksgiving 2015 we were running that 5K by 8am). It felt cozy to have a quiet breakfast with C before ‘the storm’ began.

Before we knew it, I was on my morning run at the park while C worked out in our garage. There were actually a good amount of people with their dogs at the park. Probably trying to exercise prior to pigging out on turkey day.


After my run, I headed home and baked pecan pie, followed by my creamy corn casserole.


There wasn’t much time after both of our dishes were complete. We got ourselves presentable for the day then headed to our first stop of the day; Uncle Chris’ house.



Around 530p we headed to my Uncle John’s house to have dessert with my mom’s side of the family. Unfortunately, I didn’t take many pictures. I’ll try to get some from my family to add to this post 🙂

Being Thankful on Thanksgiving is important, however; counting blessings daily is a daily goal of mine.


[TGI weekend]

I left work Friday with a debilitating headache, which I’m about 95% sure was due to not drinking enough water. We picked Zodi up from daycamp (along with sushi to-go) and were home by 6pm. I immediately went upstairs, changed into comfies and crawled into bed. C was amazing (as usual) and brought our dinner upstairs while we watched movies. It was quite fun, actually. Friday night? CHECK. Dinner? CHECK. Babe and pup? CHECK CHECK. After relaxing and food, my head felt better.

…Better enough to go on a run Saturday morning 🙂 With our new move to Scripps Ranch also means new running routes that are beautiful yet packed with hills. (Lucky me).

I enjoyed a challenging (but much needed) run. Side note: I saw a shirt on Etsy last week that said: ‘RUNNING SUCKS the evil out of me’ which made me laugh! I will literally be in the worst mood ever, go on a run and come back happy, positive and refreshed.

One of my favorite running shirts: Netflix & Treadmill 🙂


View of Scripps Ranch

The rest of Saturday consisted of chores, some down time with my mom and a Costco run. After watching TV on a 30″ screen in our apartment, we realized how much bigger our master bedroom is due to how much smaller our TV looked. We upgraded to a 48″ for our master, which C mounted on the wall last night.  Afterwards, we went for a frozen yogurt treat and watched a movie in bed before getting sleep.

A big thank you to my momma who came with us so we could reap the benefit of her company….and her Costco card 🙂

Watching The Green Mile on our *much larger* TV

Sunday, we will focus on the garage, yard and guest room. We’ll also go grocery shopping. This weekend has been a good one and I’m really sad to see it go. xo.

[change of address]


After 2+ months of searching, hoping and wondering, we are finally certain as to where our new home will be!

A couple options fell through, which was hard because we could have genuinely seen ourselves living in those homes. Apparently, it wasn’t meant to be because we are officially moving on Halloween weekend!

Our new neighborhood is in Scripps Ranch; about 15 minutes away from our current residential area. The jogging trails are fabulous in Scripps, along with the views.

The amount of blogging I’ll get done in the next several weeks will be minimal, I’m sure. However; I am looking forward to checking off lists and nesting to make this house our new home.

xo cmm

[lungs vs. muscles]

Happy happy FRIDAY!

Omg I am so stinking excited the weekend is finally here!

Ok so I have to blog about what happened to me a couple days ago when I was running. Its been a couple of months since I ran (due Summer’s heat), but when clouds consumed our sky; I had to take advantage.

The best running conditions 😉

I ran my normal route around our neighborhood, which is slightly over 3 miles. I felt great the whole run but noticed my calves, thighs and hamstring muscles were burning. By 1.5 miles in, I knew I was in trouble but decided to press on and finish the run. Out of frustration, I told myself to stop being such a baby.

Stretching before and afterwards didn’t give me any credit. As the hours passed, my muscles grew sorer and sorer.

I’ve been exercising on my elliptical at home (practically daily) all Summer, which kept my lungs strong. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that an elliptical is a completely different workout than actually running. My lungs sang while my muscles screamed.

Regardless of my aching body, I still got some memory pictures out of my run.

A beautiful scenery for a run

My traditional ‘post run’ picture

 My feelings towards running consist of a love and hate. I’m grateful I GET to run (even though its really, very difficult). I’ll be stretching, rolling and icing my muscles for the next few days.

Until next time xo cmm