6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Back to Normal

Welcome to the New Bloggy Pack Members!! What a welcomed surprise when I have had very little time to dedicate to Tall Mom. You all are GREAT!!! Special Thanks to the bloggies who have sent sympathy cards Marlene, Chelsea, Melissa and Harmony, I truly appreciate all the positive thoughts..

My idea of what "Normal" life is has changed, shifted, been totally shaken up. Each day I am met with new challenges. But I am also reminded of all that life has that is beautiful and amazing. Yes I am sad, I cry, and I wish that I could have more time with my Dad. But I also know that he would want me to keep moving, to pick my head up and let my dimples shine..

Soooo I thought I would share with you all a few things that make my dimples shine...

The Little Studs.. While attempting to post this Blog they wanted a mini photo shoot. "Mommy take a picture of my wollipop!" CHEESE!! They were too cute, so I put down the computer and took some silly pics..
We took a trip to Chucky Cheese as a family last week...think we all just needed to smile. And look at the game they have.. Yes folks it is AWESOME!! The kids run in a big hamster wheel..it was broken, I am hoping that is because so many kids are running :)
This week I was SWAMPED at work including a social evening, a Cruise on the water... It was one of the nicest days in November in Seattle EVER.. So clear and beautiful. I must say there are some perks to event planning.. Wish my phone would have captured the beauty...
Last night my big siss made some tasty soup and we had a family dinner at our house. Tall Grandma hit the 75% sale at Target and bought the Little Studs some costumes (THANK YOU GRANDMA!!), they go through several costume changes daily. One of my friends who lives down the street once texted me to inform me that "It is good to see that Buzz Lightyear is protecting your husband while he washes the car." Hehehe.. Soooo while the guys watched sports we went and picked up a few more, including the Olive and Popeye costumes above :) Muscle Man did not even need the fake muscles.. I also go a Ghost Busters costume.. This is a GREAT time of year to pick up costumes for future years..
  • I deemed this week a BYE week for running. Although Muscle Man, Little Studs and I will go for a LONG FAMILY RUN in the morning. I am in search of a good run to register for to get me back in the grove, so if you have any ideas please let me know.
  • HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND Blog Land!

18 comments:

Cynthia O'H said...

Great pictures of everyone, Mel. It sounds like you're starting to feel better. Have a great run with the family.

Aimee said...

I loved your pictures! The costumes are awesome! I checked out the Target costume clearance section too. My boys love to dress up in costumes too! :)

Kiesha said...

Today my 4 yr. old was playing in my laundry hamper and told me next year for Halloween she wants to dress as garbage. Great, my little Princess wants to dress as trash. I'd better go take a trip to Target!

track coach and adorable wife said...

If you want to drive a bit, you can come down to Rochester on decemeber 18th and do a Santa Run with Stacie and I. I am having a bunch of my family do it with me since I am sort of on the bench and we are going to make it a fun family day. Peyton is even going to do the 1 mile with Grandpa. They have distances up to a marathon, with lots of goodies afterwards and it doesn't start till 10:30, so you don't even have to get up that early! Coach will be doing the duathlon later in the day.

H Love said...

I heart your dimples! keep them shining!

Michelle said...

Do the Seattle half marathon on November 28th!!!! I would loooove to meet you :) :) :) :) :) :)

Terri said...

Great pics! :) Love the Seattle area, although we haven't been there in years - hope you find a great run to get you back on track!

Erika said...

Love the pictures of your boys....my monkeys are currently still running around the house in costumes!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

great pictures - adorable. I love Popeye and Olive - very cute. Happy couple!!!

Tricia said...

love it!

marathonmaiden said...

awww i love the pictures :)

Lisa said...

Glad things are getting back to normal. And that you are remembering those reasons to smile :-)

Marlene said...

I'm so happy that you and your family are doing things to keep smiling. One day at a time.

Amy said...

Glad to hear you are finding your new normal with your family. I love the Olive Oyl and Popye costumes!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Fabulous pictures!! Very "Office" -esque (Pam and Jim copied you)!!!

Meredith said...

Love it!

Julie D. said...

Mel, you have done such an amazing job getting back to life, as seen from an outsiders perspective. So glad you have been able to enjoy your kids and family in the midst of such heartache. You are super woman with your job and all! Hope you are a having a great, restful weekend.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

S'ghetti girl just bought a dress up costume on discount too! LBM wanted a dragon from How to train your dragon but he couldn't find his size. It might be okay since he has been LIVING in buzz lightyear and woody since I got them!

Love your photos!