Saturday, Funday, Monday

Okay, so apparently I’m not allowed to upload any pictures today because I keep getting a bunch of errors, so I’ll try again later and you’re going to have to use your vivid imagination to fill in the gaps.

For starters, It’s been “warm” and I even saw the sun once or twice this last week.  It clearly must be spring.  And for a day, I even saw a little bit of grass peaking through the backyard.  up until this point, I wasn’t sure if we had grass in the backyard or not because it’s been so cold and snowy!  And then the morning after I saw grass, I came down the stairs to another snow storm that covered everything again.  Naturally.

But since spring is starting to peak it’s head through the grey clouds, I’ve decided that I’m going to take advantage of the fact that summers won’t be 120 degrees and I’m going to get back into running.  There are a lot of trees in our area that I assume would be beautiful when they have leaves on them and there are big biking paths that run through it all and it’s been a while since I’ve run.  And added bonus- it may even help me loose the extra 3-4 pounds that nursing hasn’t taken off of me.  If it also happens to reshift my midsection back to where everything came from about a year ago, I wouldn’t stop it.  The only problem is that I don’t have a stroller that I can safely use to run.  I did some investigating and after seeing all of the reviews and talking to a few of my runner moms, consensus for a good jogging stroller is the Bob Revolution, which is a cool $300.  I nixed that pretty quickly and decided that I’m going to have to take advantage of the evening light and leave the baby at home with Angel to go running.  We’ll see how well that works out since it’s dinner time and family time when Angel gets home and I doubt that I’m going to want to leave the house.  So anyone who happens to see awesome deals on a jogging stroller- let me know!!!

On Thursday, Angel’s coworker invited us out to dinner with her family and another Kellogg’s family.  His coworker and her family are from Ireland and the other family was from Spain (via Ireland) who originated in Mexico.  Our three families and children may be the only diverse families in the area.  But that’s beside the point.  I met Ellie, who is also a stay at home mom to two little girls and speaks Spanish.  She was working and planning to put her baby in daycare and go back to work at the end of maternity leave but her husband got a job in Ireland and so they moved countries with a 4 month old and she decided since she was leaving her job anyway that she was going to stay home.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  She lives near me and we decided that we’re going to go to lunch Monday and then she invited me to a mom group with her Tuesday morning.  When she started explaining the mom group, I said “it sounds like MOPS” and she said “that’s exactly what it is!”  And then I decided I’m desperate to meet people, so I may as well give it a try and maybe it won’t be as bad as I’m thinking.  Besides, Angel pointed out that going to a mom group at a church can help us in our quest to find a church in the area and get our sweet little Lucas baptized.  If we don’t get on this soon, he’s going to be the only 40 year old in history to get baptized so on Sundays we’re going to start trying out churches in the area to find one that we like.

In the mean time, we’re headed to Ann Arbor today to go to Costco for paper towels.  It’s an exciting life that we lead.  So I should probably call the blog done for now so I can feed the baby and we can get on our way out of town.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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