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Off to a Super Week

Happy Monday friends! Wow, the weekend went by way to fast, like always.  Actually the whole week seemed to go by quickly!  Between work, getting back to my training, celebrating the Hubs birthday, making Valentine’s cards, creating & eating yummy food, and working on getting my house back in order, I managed to still make time for some sleep and a mini road trip!

I am linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin today for their Weekly Wrap!
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A few new recipes.  You can get the BLT recipe here, and I am still tweaking the pancake recipe!


I worked on some Valentine’s cards with my nanny kiddos and some for my family & friends.

Ever since the beginning of December I have felt like a slacker of a house keeper.  Life has been uber busy with weddings, traveling for vacation (Costa Rica!!), the holidays, being sick and putting forth a great deal of effort to get better sleep, the house work has lacked.  It drives me crazy though because I am a bit of a neat freak and like to have everything organized.  Thankfully last week a friend posted she was taking place in a challenge for 30 bags in 30 days.  Basically a challenge to declutter and organize places in your home that have been neglected.  I am slightly embarrassed to admit how many places in my house need reorganizing.  Most evenings last week I spent 15-30 min working on some spots and it has been a huge help.  I missed a few days with our trip but I plan to get back on track! Here are a few of my spots from last week.  I hope this inspires me to really finish the neglected areas and to FINALLY finish my office!!


The Hubs had a great birthday celebration!  We did a mini celebration at home with a lovely dinner and some new Spurs gear.  Then we headed to San Antonio on Friday night and spent the weekend with his family and we went to the Spurs game! It was a blast!  They were playing the Lakers, and it was Kobe’s last time to play in SA.  They had a really nice tribute to him before the game began.  The game was a nail biter down to the last few seconds of the game, but I am happy to report the Spurs came out with a win!!  The Hubs had a great birthday!

We enjoyed spending time together during the Superbowl.  We played some Monopoly (one of the Hubs other birthday gifts), and enjoyed some yummy snacks. I think I almost ate the whole veggie tray!  The guac was a hit and we both devoured it!

I hope you had a delightful weekend!  Did your team of choice win the Superbowl?
How about those commercials (the one time of year I actually watch them)?
Have you ever participated in a cleaning challenge?

Be filled with Joy and Health!
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Birthday thoughts…

Today I woke up with the gift of life.  The gift of another day and a chance to do what I am called to do.  I have not always enjoyed my birthdays.  Growing up they were not as big of a celebration, and there were times in my life when I did not celebrate life and I took it for granted.  This past spring and summer many people near and dear to me have passed on, and it just is such a reminder that life is precious and fragile and each day is truly a gift!
I know many people have written about how Robin Williams’ death affected them, and I have to say that today was the first day it really hit me.  As I was driving to work this morning I heard THIS song on my local radio station.  It is a song about being honest about what you might be dealing with instead of being afraid.  Someone has cleverly added some movie/interview quotes from Robin Williams.  And now to be honest, it made me cry!  It made me say a big thank you one more time to God for the gift of life he has given me and for keeping me here even in the times I did not want to live.
This afternoon I saw this on my TimeHop and it was so appropriate.

IMG_9513So instead of getting annoyed with myself for what I may or may not have accomplished in this past year, I am just going to continue to be grateful  Grateful for life, for my loving husband, my family, my supportive friends, my church, my job, my health, and the freedoms we have.  And for hope.  I am so thankful there is ALWAYS hope!

Thank you for sharing in this journey with me.

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(beautiful flowers from the hubs!)

xo
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-