No. I am not pregnant.  I feel like whenever someone has an "announcement" we automatically assume its baby news.  Not yet friends.  This may not be a big deal to most of you, but it me it is HUGE.  I signed up for my first 5K.  I have not said much on the blog about how I have been working so hard training for this, to be honest I wasn't sure I would be able to do it.  I did not want to blab about training and doing a 5K, and end up letting myself and everyone else down.  So NOW I can let the cat out of the bag.  I have been working my butt off training for the last 12 weeks (i had a few setbacks) I started the couch to 5K program, and immediately loved it.  It is so helpful, and makes training a little more bearable.  When I first started running I could barely run a minute without feeling like I was going hyperventilate.  Yesterday I ran for 30 minutes without stopping.  I wanted to cry.  As you all know I have always worked out, and enjoyed the feeling afterwards.  I have never truly enjoyed a workout as much as I love running.  I am hooked.  For me running is my escape.  I look forward to running everyday, and rarely have that feeling dread that I normally have when I think about working out.  It is a time I can pray, think about people, relax, have me time, and de stress.  I really have not even lost that much weight doing it, but that's OK.  Running is also very emotional/mental for me.  It can make me happy, sad, frustrated, laugh (like the time I smelled a skunk the very next day after Halloween when I had tortured my child by making him dress up as a skunk the day before) and cry.  I love every minute of it.  By no means am I a expert runner.  I just started, and so far I love it.  I am so excited/nervous about tomorrow.  Even though I have been training so hard I am worried I will not be able to make myself proud.  I still struggle running for 30 minutes, and I know it will take me longer to finish tomorrow.  I know I should be proud of how far I have come, but I will be so disappointed in myself if I do not run the entire time.  I am not going to focus on my time/pace, i just want to run the whole time.  If I do that I will be so proud of myself.  I run slow.  It is not pretty, but I love it.  Please say a prayer for me in the morning that my body doesn't let me down, and I can cross that finish line proud.  I know that no matter what Luke and my sweet baby boy will be waiting for me at the finish line, and that means the world to me.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I will report back how it goes!


Thursday Randoms

I am kind of at this funky stage where I don't know if I should continue to blog Hudson's stats every month, or just start doing random posts about all of the adorable things he does.  I mean who doesn't want to see countless pictures of my child that I talk all hours of the day?  I really should get better at blogging about things other than my child.  Let's be honest if you are a parent you understand that EVERYTHING revolves around your child.  Enough rambling.

SPEAKING of my adorable child.  He is getting to be so fun these days.  He is really into us chasing him around.  He thinks it is absolutely hysterical, and so do we.  This may or may not have caused a few bumps on the head due to his feet not moving fast enough.  He also got a little scratch in his face a few weeks ago.  I told him it made him look tough.

We always get cracked up at dinner time, because as soon as we put Hudson in his highchair Bella is right there waiting for her handouts.

I am not sure there is anything cuter than a baby in footed pjs.  I have a little bit of an unhealthy obsession with them. 

Barney has become part of our nightly wind down before bed.

I made these spinach lasagna rolls from Skinnytaste...they were delish!

I have traded in my Chardonnay and beer for red wine.  There is something about the cold weather that makes me want to curl up with a glass of red wine.
We went to dinner with my sister, bil, and the girls the other night, and Hudson loved Macy Kates doll.  Daddy was not a huge fan of him carrying around a doll, but I thought it was so sweet.
We have been doing several DIY projects around the house.  I saw this idea on a blog, and loved it!  The supplies are from the plumbing department at Lowe's.  It is very functional, and saves space on my counter.  I have a few other projects I will share when they are finished.

He loves laying on the floor like this and playing with his toys.

And I will leave you with the sweetest picture ever.....



Halloween 2012

Despite Hudson not being in the best mood we had such a good time last night.  We all congregated at my sisters house, ate chili, and headed out to trick or treat.  My sisters neighborhood was so much fun.  There were kids everywhere,  everyone was waiting outside with their candy, and the houses were all decorated so cute.  Hudson has not been feeling very well lately, so I was a little worried about taking him out in the cold, he was such a little trooper.  I laid him down for a nap around 4:15, and had to wake him up at 5:30.  I think that contributed to his foul mood.  He walked up to a few of the houses, but Paw Paw carried him to most of them.  Macy Kate is at such a fun age, and was so into it this year.  I actually got my big camera out last night to snap a few pictures.  It is so difficult to wrangle these kids in for pictures.

All smiles before the costume goes on.

Here Maddie, let me help you out of the wagon.

and then the meltdown begins...

He is so mad at me.

At least Ethan was a good boy.

Walking to the houses like a big boy.

So sweet.

Someone couldn't wait to eat their candy.
I hope everyone else had a great Halloween!