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Life update–10 months, 13 years and Pumpkin everything!

Man, life is crazy these days! Two kids is no joke!!

I’ve been meaning to check in for a while. . . but life kept happening.

So, here is a quick picture post of our life lately. . .

Finally a haircut after 10 months!

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Pumpkin Everything season. + a fun package from Krusteaz.

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Fun (?) at the Pumpkin Patch

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#momlife

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Current favorite thing

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Oh the cuteness. . . I cannot wait until Halloween!

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Abby turned 13!

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Do me a favor and buy these muffins. They are so yummy! Seriously, a batch in our house lasts less than 24 hours. . . 5 year old, husband and baby approved!   Thanks again to Krusteaz for sending them!

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Just a typical night. . .

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Halloween trick or treat event

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Spectating the Mankato Marathon

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And 10 months old!!

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Still soaking in all the baby snuggles I can!

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Now, off to fold a load of laundry and get Luke over to swim lessons. Smile 

Hope you have a great night!!

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TYT #14–Mankato Marathon spectator edition

So, even though I have run 2 full marathons and a lot of half marathons, I have never spectated a race!

So, while I was bummed to not be running any of the races during Mankato Marathon’s weekend, I was excited to show my support to my fellow runners. Bonus for my BODYPUMP participants who were running too!

Our house is just down from the race course and the race has one big loop – so we were able to see everyone near the start at mile 1 and then see the marathoners again about mile 16.

I had my “BODYPUMP strong” sign ready to go!

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Cheers for spark. Smile 

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We brought gummy bears. . . although Luke thought they were for him. Only the red ones though. . . Winking smile 

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And Scott held a Kleenex box. . .

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I don’t think I’ve heard so many . . .

I love you

Great idea

Thank you

You’re the best

Awesome idea

You’re a life saver

Best. Idea. Ever.

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And the look on the runners faces when I said “gummy bears” was priceless. At mile 16, a hit of sugar is just what is needed. . . I remember that from the Des Moines half marathon, when a spectator was handing them out. .. I don’t think a gummy bear has ever tasted so good!

I ran a little ways with a couple of my bodypump people. It was SO amazing to see them out on the course, running their race, and going after it.

So inspiring.

It was an amazing morning.

I can’t wait to do it again!

Have you ever spectated a race?

Linking up with Becky for TYT – this was an unexpected and awesome treat for my weekend!!

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