Bee Brave 5k

A few weeks ago, my friend Jennifer suggested running a 5k together. We signed up for the first annual Bee Brave 5k race, which benefits the Mary Kay Foundation.

Chris decided at the last minute that he wanted to join us, so we all bundled up to face the 30-40 degree weather, and headed out to run.

Elodie, snuggled & ready to run!

Elodie, snuggled & ready to run!

Chris was pushing the jogging stroller, and finished with a great time of 24:52.

Professional Photo of Chris' finish

Professional Photo of Chris’ finish

Jennifer and I stayed together and finished with a time of 32:39 (she, being one step ahead of me, had a time of 32:38).

Professional Photo of our finish

Professional Photo of our finish

Chris managed to clench the 1st place spot in his age division!! Pretty awesome for him, considering he took that little cutie for a ride!

Getting his medal: first in his age division

Getting his medal: first in his age division

I finished faster than the last 5k I ran and Jennifer’s goal was to run the whole thing. I think we all accomplished something great with this race!

Me & Jennifer, after

Me & Jennifer, after

Watson Family, after

Watson Family, after

We had a great time participating in the inaugural race and would love to do it again next year.

Just added 3.1 more miles to my goal of 400 for the year. 🙂

xoxo

Ash

Elodie’s First Haircut

We got Elodie’s hair cut for the first time today! Within the last few months, it’s gotten super long & it was time to freshen it up.

We took her to a fun, just for kids, salon, Hairy’s Salon.

Sitting in the chair... for a few minutes

Sitting in the car chair… for a few minutes

There were cute chairs where the kids could sit and they put on an Elmo movie to keep her entertained as well. Sitting in the chair didn’t last long & I had to hold her for most of the hair cut, but she was great!

Mommy holding her

Mommy holding her

Cutting her bangs

Cutting her bangs

It doesn’t look too different, it just needed a little trim.

After

After

When she was all done she got a prize out of a treasure box and a lollipop! What a lucky girl 🙂

xoxo

Ash

January

Well, this month has kind of gotten away from me. I apologize for the absence.

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to chat about. The weather here has been cold and gloomy. We’ve been hanging out inside a lot, watching football, working and etc.

Here’s a snapshot of our lives the past couple of weeks.

Catch Air has been our best friend due to the yucky weather.

Elodie at catch air

Elodie at catch air

We brought in the new year in style.. with donuts!

Enjoying a donut

Enjoying a doughnut

Elodie is looking awfully grown up in this one!

Princess Elodie

Princess Elodie

Just playing with the iPad

Just playing with the iPad

Messy Elodie after eating a cookie

Messy Elodie after eating a cookie

We moved Elodie up into a big girl class at gymnastics. She’s no longer in the parent-tot class, but a 30-mintue class all on her own! Luckily we have the same teacher, so she’s adjusting to it pretty well. This past week was her 2nd week and a few of her friends from the parent-tot class also moved up with her. They were so stinking cute.

Elodie in her new big girl leotard for gymnastics

Elodie in her new big girl leotard for gymnastics

The past few weekends in a row, we’ve had friends come over to watch the Falcons’ games. We love spending time with our great friends, especially when they entertain our child 🙂

Hope you all are well. Don’t forget about us over here, I’ll get better about updating more often!

xoxo

Ash

Happy 2013!

Happy Twenty-Thirteen, y’all!

We had fun last night ringing in the new year with some good friends.

Me + Chris

Me + Chris

Jessie + Ben

Jessie + Ben

Me + Katie

Me + Katie

Chris + Katie

Chris + Katie

Me + Jess

Me + Jess

New Year’s Resolutions:

As I check things off my Pre-pregnancy bucket list, these are some things I want to highlight as “resolutions” for the new year

1) Buy a House: We’re in a better place to actually accomplish this one this year. So, once we get our tax refund & put that money into our down payment savings fund, we’ll probably start looking.

2) Have a baby: Nope, still not pregnant yet, but hopefully this will be the year for Baby Watson #2.

3) Run 400 miles: I was reading some blog, (I can’t remember which one) where she had a goal of running 400 miles in a year. If you calculate this, it’s about 7 miles per week. This doesn’t seem like a huge commitment per week, so I’m hoping it’s doable.

What are some resolutions you have?

Have a great new year!

xoxo

Ash