Monday, May 23, 2016

GOTR Columbus 5K

I spent last weekend with my family! We all went to Columbus to enjoy a little family together time and a little race time!

This is the welcome my sister and I got when we arrived! A welcome banner in chalk that covered the WHOLE driveway! Awesome!!!

 We started the weekend by going to a few games of soccer for this little cutie! She had a tournament and played A LOT this past weekend!

Sitting in the rain and enjoying soccer!! LOL!

This is Saturday morning! We were all registered to run in the Girls on the Run 5K in Columbus! It was both of my nieces first 5K's and they killed it! This is my sister and her running buddy my niece!

And my other sister and my other niece (her daughter)...

 This is a group shot with our running buddies! Basically Girls on the Run pairs up one girl with one runner that goes at their pace so the girl is never running alone! You can encourage the child and also just plain keep them safe!

Girls on the Run also tries to show that exercise and running is fun! The girls wear removable tattoos and color their hair - they also wear tutus and design their own shirts!!! So cute! 

My other nieces hair...

So stinkin cute!

The matching rainbow Dash sock girls!!

This is the view of the Start right before we took off! There was a light drizzle the whole morning but the crowd was so excited!

And the crowd behind us.... it was packed!

 Our group!!!!

And we finished!!! Aly and Kyleigh's first bling!! Love running for medals! HA! My niece did great and did not complain ONCE!  If anyone is looking for volunteer options this is a great one! Almost every school has the program and you can volunteer to be a running buddy there!

The exhausted car on the trip home - LOL!!!

 Sunday was spent watching more games! We got to to see my other nieces soccer game!!! Pink number 12!

So cute!!!!!

 And my nephews soccer tournament - they won! WHOOP!

Thanks for reading!

Anyone running their first 5K, 10K? Anyone else a running buddy?

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and I wish everyone a great week!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Donna

I cannot beleive I never posted this! I left it in draft and I HAVE to post! I had an awesome night out last week with two of  my two favorite girls!!!  

It was a Girls Night Out for Donna's birthday! She is an amazing woman and friend! She gives me guidance and direction in my life often and it is SOOO appreciated! I am proud to call her my Sponsor and Friend!!

We went to her favorite place...Saga!!! Here is our entertainer and chef!!!

Making the signature onion volcano!!!

He did a little I HEART U with the noodles and rice!! LOL

This is the best group shot we got!!! Love these girls!!!

Oh, and by the way, I decided to take myself out on a date! So I am taking myself to the Pens playoff game next week!!!!!!!!

YIPPEE for me!!! Best date ever!

So very true....LOL!

I hope everyone has an awesome week!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Little Sports, A Little Hike and A Lot Of Love

I had to honor of traveling to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to spend time with the youngest of my nieces and nephews! My family is amazingly close and I love that! My niece had a soccer tournament and we all went to watch that! Along with soccer we also got to see many exciting games of baseball and softball!

Here is my nephew at his baseball game running to be safe on first base!

And my niece at her softball practice...gotta love the hot pink shorts and bat! What you can't see is that her bag has a hot pink Nike stripe! TOTAL coordination for this Diva!

Here is the main reason we were there to watch! My niece playing goalie at her soccer tournament!

And - as if there were any doubt - her team won the WHOLE kit-an-caboodle!!!! Yea~~~!

This is just one of MANY hilarious pictures I find on my phone after a trip to Columbus! Love these kids!

We decided on a family hike for Sunday with my brothers family and my parents. We hiked a trail at Highbanks Park called Overlook Trail - when you get to overlook on the trail, you can see a bald eagles nest! Majorly cool! Here is me leaning over a bridge railing so you can see how high up we were along the hike! LOL!

At the overlook, without binoculars, here is the view. I circled the nest in the picture below. Note to self - next hike take binoculars! HA HA  - Here is a link to the Camera they have pointed on the nest from the overlook!

It was mothers day so it was very fitting that I got a good photo with my Mommy!! I have the best Mom ever - LOVE her soo much!!!!

Here is my brother and his adorable family - minus his little boy - he was probably hanging on Poppy!

And lastly, a little snippet of my and my sister-in-law and niece!

We had a great weekend and I am so grateful for my family! They are and always will be my favorite people! I am sooooo blessed!