Happy Friday and Happy November!!! Did this week seem to take for-ev-er for anyone else? But that’s ok, because it is finally Friday and that means time for some favorites!! Here are a few things that I loved this week. . .
Our new place – the townhome
So, it was super hard to move into the townhome from our old house. BUT, I am so happy that we had such an awesome place to move to for the 3 months that we needed. When I first started looking for a place, I was not optimistic about finding a place that would let us have a dog, enough space for all of our stuff, a big garage for storage, and that would let us rent a short term lease. Thankfully, the 1st person (first!) I called was Becky and she had the perfect option for us. How perfect. I did make a few more phone calls just to make sure that this was the best option. And it was. It was such a big relief off of my shoulders to have a place lined up when we needed it and that fit our needs perfectly. Well, almost perfectly, it could have a bigger kitchen. . .
Scott totally makes the favorites list this week. He has just been totally awesome with the entire move. He basically did nothing but moved for 4 days straight last weekend. And this week, he continued to help me organize, put away things, and to start to hang things on the wall so that this place feels like home for all of us. We worked great as a team. And he really looked out for the best interests of me, Abby and Luke. I think I will keep him.
In today’s age of emails, twitter, blogs, instagram, it is so fun to open the mailbox and see something other than a bill or advertisement. I love getting snail mail. Melanie sent me a cute letter recently. My little sister sent a box full of goodies for Abby’s birthday and Halloween. And I sent some Halloween packages out to my friends –complete with cute cards, chocolate, and cupcake gum (because it is super hard to send cupcakes in the mail). And I loved getting the pics, texts, and instagrams of them enjoying their goodies.
Tigger – and Luke in costume
And Halloween this year. . .
Having a kid who is too young to eat Halloween candy but old enough
that you can take him trick or treating? Total score. Hey – there has to be some perks of parenting, right?
The Pile on the Miles challenge
Monica at Run Eat Repeat is doing this awesome challenge –>
Pile On The Miles is an annual event in blogland where we challenge ourselves to walk or run more during the month of November. The goal is to pile on extra miles not pounds during this food filled time of year!
What: FREE Online challenge to walk or run more during turkey month.
Who: Everyone is invited to join. Everywhere around the world!
When: November 1 – Nov 30.
Where: Virtual! Sign up on this form and go to RunEatRepeat each week to stay accountable and be entered in a drawing for prizes.
Why: To challenge yourself and encourage others to move more this month. This is about setting a goal and staying accountable with check-ins. It is not a competition for the most miles any longer – it’s about YOUR GOALS.
**My goal for Pile on the Miles is to run 100 miles in the month of November!
We are headed to the cities this weekend. We have some fun dates planned – both eating and running! And time with family. And looking forward to crepes with Scott’s family on Sunday morning – Scott’s Mom makes the best crepes!!
What are you favorites from this week??? And what about the Pile on the Miles challenge – are you in?