Smorgasburg 4/1/16

Way back at the beginning of April we ventured up to NYC to visit with friends. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives who open their doors and clear their schedules to spend time with us. For this trip we were able to spend the weekend at our friends’ new home in The Rockaways! Unfortunately the weather was bit dreary so we didn’t spend anytime on the beach. Instead we traveled into Brooklyn to hang out at Smorgasburg!

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We spent a few hours walking around the food festival just eating small bites and chatting. Our friend was the first to imbibe and picked up these delicious looking Duck Rinds!



Jon was very into the foods and picked up several options including this chicken tikka steamed bun.


We rounded out the afternoon by chowing down on these Wow-fuls! The wait was 45 mins to order and then another 45 mins until our food was ready! But man…totally worth the wait! We had a vanilla wow-ful with coconut ice cream and topped with strawberries. I added a chocolate drizzle to mine and they came with some strawberry pocky (one was sacrified to the ground after the hubs dug in a little too anxiously!


We left smorgasburg and headed of to find a place to get some drinks and maybe a few more snacks. Our first stop crapped out when they wouldn’t let us in because I was carrying the box of cookies seen above and our friend had a bourbon cake in a to-go box. Apparently they do not allow any outside food, even in packages. Crazy. So we just walked around looking for somewhere else and happened upon a cool little place that I never got the name of! They had THE. BEST. FRIED. PICKLES. I have ever had. Oh man… so good.


After some bagels the next morning we headed back home.

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Family and Food

We’ve been MIA for the month of September. I kept meaning to get posts up but it just didn’t happen. Instead we did a lot of family time with our extended families and with just the three of us. Here are some highlights.


Celebrating Jon’s mom’s birthday back in July…


My cousin’s wedding!


Awesome bulldog salt and pepper shakers from another cousin.

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Annual Fort Hunter Day!

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Bean being bean…

WDW Marathon: Next Steps

Now that the Marathon is officially over and all the hullabaloo is done, what is next?!

Well, in my personal life…we are all moved into our new home (well our stuff is moved in but not put away). So that means we’re back in our own space and have only ourselves to worry about schedule-wise.

I am fairly settled in my job (5 months in) so that is good.

Running-wise I’ve gotten my BIG goal for the year done (yay for January goals!) already by finishing the marathon so that makes things “easier” and allows me to set some new goals.

I also just signed up as a BeachBody Coach. I have kept a bit quiet the last few months as I tried out the 21 day fix and really liked the program. I highly recommend checking it out. If you’re interested I am happy to provide more info. But I just like that its about clean eating, but realistically. I didn’t follow it precisely and ended up using about 7.5 lbs after two rounds. And that’s with very limited following of the exercises…mostly just the food stuff and even that was a little free given the holiday indulgences.

So now that things are a little more in place I’m hoping to get a blogging schedule worked up and actually stick with it. What would you like to see on a blog??


WDW Marathon 2015 Week 30

We are now more than a week PAST the marathon. How are you feeling? Are you sore? Tired? Ready for another race?

I am still super tired, but that’s because we’ve had such a whirlwind lately in our personal lives.

I have good news though! This weekend we move into our new house so starting next week (or the week after) I should be able to blog more regularly since we’ll be working on our own schedule again and I can carve out my own little space for computer usage. Woohoo!

Hope you’re doing well! See you real soon!


WDW Marathon 2015: Week 27


This week’s plan:

Tues – 45 mins

Thurs – 45 mins

Sat – 7 miles

DO NOT Try to stuff in a bunch of extra miles because your training has been lacking. This is not the time to do that. This week (and next), get some runs in, stretch, and get your body ready for a race with fuel and hydration!

See you next week!