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Three Things Thursday – Catching Up!

I seriously cannot believe it is already Thursday! Where has the week gone?

Usually short weeks seem to drag on, but this one has flown by! It’s been a super short work week for me – with Monday being Family Day and having to take Tuesday off work to stay home with my kids – and it has completely thrown me off! I have so much to do before tomorrow! Aaaahhhh!

So, I’ve pretty much been MIA from my blog lately and although I miss it, I’m totally feeling blog burnout! I’ve been blogging now for almost a year and this is the first time I have missed my regular posts and the first time I haven’t been feeling the love 😦 Has this ever happened to you? How did you overcome it? Any tips or suggestions?

In the meantime, on to this week’s Three Things Thursday. I’ve got a bit of Catching Up to do…

1. I’ve been busy! This past week has probably been one of the busiest I’ve had in years! Here’s a little about what’s been keeping me from my blog:

Friday – last friday was Ryan’s third birthday and although we didn’t have a party at home, she had a super fun party with her friends at daycare. She absolutely loved the princess cake Kim made for her and was so excited that her daycare friends sang her Happy Birthday!

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Saturday – we went to watch my Brother-in-Law Mark coach the Hershey Bears when they came to town to play the Toronto Marlies. Unfortunately the Bears lost, but it was GREAT to see Mark!

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Sunday – I went to the Bon Jovi concert with my sister and 3 girlfriends. The concert was amazing (as usual) but spending some time with friends I don’t see very often was even better. We met at my friends house, took the subway into Toronto for dinner at Jo Badali’s (who, by the way, has the best pizza ever), enjoyed the awesome concert, went for a few drinks at the Loose Moose, ate streetmeat (OMG, so good) then headed home to solve the worlds problems with a few more beers in the hot tub! It was such a great time! We’ve decided we are going to take our love of Bon Jovi on the road and go and see him in Jersey! Can’t wait! Anyone know when he’s playing there?

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Monday – Family Day and Ryan’s Birthday party!

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Tuesday – home with the kids – unfortunately I had to take Tanner to the doctor, again, for another ear infection. 5th one of the winter. Poor kid! Needless to say, he’s been a little cranky these past few days!

Wednesday – back to work after a busy 4 day weekend! Needless to say, it was a early night! I did manage, however, to make a super yummy dinner from the most recent issue of Clean Eating Magazine. We had Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and Apple Tamari Glaze. It only took about 20 minutes to make and was delicious! Add it to the list!

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2. WIAW – I have not been eating well at all lately 😦 I know its a horrible excuse, but I have been so busy and so tired that I have not been making it a priority. Anyways, here’s what I ate yesterday…

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Breakfast: OJ and WW toast with almond butter

Snack: apple and peanuts

Lunch – Booster Juice Smoothie

Dinner – Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and Apple Tamari Glaze

Snack – Quinoa granola (a little treat from my foodie penpal – Thanks Natalie 🙂 )

3. I’m off for a weekend of R&R! I’m super excited to get away for the weekend. I’m looking forward to an uninterrupted shower, closing the bathroom door to pee, sleeping in (later than 6am), reading, maybe watching a movie and of course, getting a little lot of scrapbooking done. My sister and I, along with a few other ladies are headed back to a Bed & Breakfast in the Kawarthas. We have arranged for all of our meals to be prepared for us, so I just need to grab a few healthy snacks and i’m good to go! Woohoo!

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How has your week been?

Any advice on overcoming blogger burnout?

Three Things Thursday!

Happy Thursday everyone! Only one more day til the weekend, and it’s a long weekend for us Ontarian’s! Woohoo! Here’s what’s happening this week:

1. Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day usually isn’t a big deal at our house, but since my husband will not be home from work before the kids go to bed we started today off with a bit of a party!

The kids opened little gifts.

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We organized valentines for our daycare friends.

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And we had cake for breakfast!

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It was super fun and a great way to start the day!

My husband actually got me roses this year, which was a huge surprise. Not only are they beautiful, but they are surrounded by a 6 pack of corona and chocolate – seriously, could it get any better!

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2. I tried hot yoga yesterday for the first time!It was difficult, but I loved it! I was hoping my first lass would be a Gentle Yoga class, but it turned out it was a Hot Flow. Since I’ve haven’t really done yoga before I wasn’t sure what all the poses were and when we were suppose to have out eyes closed I was always peeking to see what I was suppose to be doing 🙂 hehehe!

3. I’m going to we BON JOVI on Sunday night, and I’m so excited! I absolutely love Bon Jovi – he is so frighten hot! And his music is pretty good too!

I’m going with a group of girlfriends who I don’t get to see as often as I would like, so it’s going to be fun to catch up over dinner, rock on at the concert and then we are all spending the night at one of the girls parents house who are out if town for the weekend. These girls are so much fun, I can hardly wait to see what the night brings!

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Elf For Health – I am Thankful!

Yesterday’s Elf For Health challenge was to think of 20 things that I am thankful for.

With all that has gone on in the world over the last little while, it really has made me realize how fortunate I am to live the life that I do. I have so much to be thankful for and really enjoyed sitting down and putting it in writing. So, here are my 20 things….

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1. My amazing children – they are seriously the BEST thing that ever happened to me!

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2. My husband – he truly is the love of my life!

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3. My family and friends – I have a great group of friends and a supportive family who are always there for me when I need them. Despite living hours apart from some and going weeks and sometime months between visits, I love each and every one of you!

4. My health – I’ve had a few minor health issues this past year and it has really taught me not take my health for granted. It has also taught me the importance of taking time for myself and making me and my health a priority. I am no good to my family if I am not healthy.

5. Living in Canada – there is no other place I would rather live.

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6. Facebook – reconnecting with old friends has been amazing!

7. Vacations – whether its a week at a cottage with family and friends or a nice relaxing beach vacation, we are very fortunate to be able to get away from the craziness of everyday life and take some time to grow as a family.

8. Living where we experience all 4 seasons – seeing how excited my daughter gets each morning we wake up to even the smallest amount of snow, or how she giggles like crazy when the she jumps in a pile of fallen leaves, or watching her build a sandcastle at the beach…love, love, love.

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9. My job – becoming a high school Health and Physical Education teacher was one of the best decisions I made. I absolutely love it!

10. My part-time job as a group ex instructor. I have met so many wonderful people at the gym and truly love teaching BodyAttack. Being paid to workout is a bonus!

11.Weekends – as much as I love my job, spending time with my family doing fun stuff rocks!

12. Nap time – a little uninterrupted time to hang with my hubby, read a book, fold the laundry, tidy the house or take a nap myself. Ahhhh heaven! I hope my kids nap forever!

13. Running – I don’t run nearly as much as I would like, but am thankful that I got back into it this year after a 5 year hiatus. I love that I run with my sister and that it’s a chance to see her regularly.

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14. Lululemon clothing – my entire work wardrobe is pretty much lulu and I love it! It’s so comfy and lasts forever!

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15. Bon Jovi – love his music and he’s not too hard to look at either! Only 51 one days till we see him live at the ACC!

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16. Corona – love unwinding with a refreshing Corona after a tough week! So good!

17. Chocolate covered marshmallow – so yummy! Thankfully it’s only available in our grocery store a few times a year!

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18. Technology – I’m totally loving my new iPhone and iPad. I think my most favourite use so far was FaceTiming with my husband while he worked out of town for 3.5 weeks! Not exactly sure how our kids would have survived without seeming him that whole time! Thanks Apple!

19. Good food – I love that we are eating clean as a family and that I have started to cook more, and I’m actually kinda enjoying it! I also love that my husband is such an awesome cook and although he doesn’t always make the most healthiest of meals, they are absolutely delicious!

20. My blog – I love having a place to share my experiences and try new things. I am grateful for my followers and those that share their experiences with me through their comments. I love that I have met some pretty amazing people through blogging! I hope to develop my blog further in 2013,

What are you thankful for?