Monday, August 20, 2012

A Birthday, Food & a Cute Binder

Hello friends! It's only been two days since my last post, but it feels like forever.

We've had lots of things going on around here.

Mandy had a birthday.
I'm having a hard time believing that my baby is nine years old already.

We invited friends and family and celebrated this really cool kid at Claytopia.  She requested a cookie cake.  One year she insisted on Boston Creme Pie.  I don't think Mandy has ever had just a "regular" birthday cake.  Readers who know this girl will not be surprised- she has always been quite a character.  I just love her to pieces.

We also started painting our house this weekend.  
I must tell you, I think running half marathons is easier than this job.

Ken & I painted all day on Friday and I'm sorry to say that I skipped my run on Saturday.  I was sore and tired and I just didn't want to do it.

But that's the great thing about the run- it's always there when I'm ready to come back to it.
I got up this morning and spent 45 mins. running hard on my treadmill.  
I feel better.  I feel like myself again.

My garden has been giving up all kinds of goodies this week.

So I  made myself this big salad last night.

And then I ate this big dessert.

Meanwhile, the whole family is getting ready to go back to school.  Keeping track of these people can get tricky.  I think I have a solution to the piles of paper that come home.

You know I'm not one to keep things to myself, so I made a little video about it.  Enjoy!

What's your biggest organizational challenge?





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