Vacation and back to school


Zain is back in preschool so that means I have a tiny bit more time to actually blog.  This summer really flew by.  We wrapped up our summer with a trip to St. Thomas.  We weren’t planning on going on vacation this summer because it was hard to squeeze one in with my husband’s grad [...]


A perfect day on the beach with my boys

Our trip to Hawaii was perfect.  I won’t bore you with too many words because the pictures are more exciting anyway. We did a lot of playing on the beach which Zain LOVED. We ate a lot of yummy treats: We went to a luau: We all got tattoos at the luau: We went for [...]

On Friday…

7 months old and still all chubby and squishy

…I will be here: That is if we survive nearly 12 hours of travel time with a 2.5 year old.  Please pray for us (and those that have to endure being on flights with us)! The last time we were in Hawaii was 2 years ago and Zain looked like this: He’s going to have [...]

Random things

Beautiful Oahu

I am so ready for fall.  I created the Winter 100 Challenge at the end of last year partially because I thought I needed motivation to make it through running in the cold.  Apparently, I need more motivation to run through the heat and humidity.  When I wake up in the morning, I check my [...]

Part 4: Running in Rome

At last! The final installment is here. Running in Rome was a fun experience.  It did not result in any new and exciting pace changes like Paris did, but it was still quite an adventure. My first run in Rome was with my wonderful hubby.  We were very fortunate that my family was with us [...]

Part 3: Rome

After a fantastic 5 days in Paris, we headed to Rome where we met my family that had been traveling throughout Italy.  We had so much fun with my family and getting to know the city. Our flight from Rome to Paris was a breeze.  We kept Zain entertained with a movie on hubby’s iPad [...]

Part 2: Running in Paris

I ran 3 times in the 5 days we were in Paris and each run was better than the last. If I needed any motivation to run, that was easy – I didn’t want to gain 20lbs on vacation.  And I probably would have considering that this was my usual breakfast: And I usually ended [...]