A big surprise …

I got a special treat today when I received a text from a friend of mine who had moved away. “Do you want to go to lunch?” SAY WHAT?!?! I had no idea that they were even in town! YAY!

Well, I hope you all had a day where you got a big surprise!!!

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Fabio the Fitbit is alive and well …

Let’s go back a year. Last summer a friend of mine, Kim, and I ran the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon. It was an absolutely fantastic race put on by Destination Races. It was coordinated so well. Honestly, it is one of the best races I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of. From the expo to the finish line activities, it was an incredible race experience. And the course was beautiful!

Anyway, one of the race sponsors was Fitbit. So runners were given a discount on Fitbit purchases. I decided to buy myself the Fitbit HR I had my eye on. And I immediately fell in LOVE! The day after the race Kim and I decided my Fitbit needed a name. I name everything, so why not? HA! Kim came up with the name Fabio. Of course I thought that name was perfect! And just like that, Fabio the Fitbit came into existence.

OK, back to now. Well, sorta. For weeks now I haven’t been able to sync Fabio the Fitbit with the app on my phone. I wasn’t sure why. I thought that perhaps I somehow managed to damage Fabio’s Bluetooth thingy. OK, that totally made me laugh! Anyway, I just hoped Fabio would fix himself. That’s how I roll with electronics. Delusional grandiose ideas of miraculous repairs. Totally rational. OY! But then, when we were in Las Vegas, I swam with Fabio. Oooops. He was submerged in water for a good 15-20 minutes before I realized what I had done. Needless to say I thought I had officially drowned Fabio. NOPE. He never stopped working! NOT. ONCE. I was utterly shocked! And totally impressed with Fitbit! WOW!

But despite not dying in an accidental watery submersion, I still couldn’t get Fabio to sync to my app. UNTIL TODAY! Yep, you read that right! After weeks of not working properly and almost drowning, Fabio the Fitbit is working perfectly again! YAY!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are alive and well!!!

Celebrating …

Reese turns 8 years old on Tuesday so we had her birthday party today. It was the first time she really enjoyed the crowds, attention and noises that come with a birthday party. In our beautiful world things take time. I will tell you that this little girl is worth the wait. And I couldn't be more thankful for the people who wait with us. They celebrate the milestones and progress with us. And they make our world that much more beautiful.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you got to celebrate a very special person with some very special people!!!

An incredible day …

Today we explored more of Alaska. We spent our morning in Seward, then took the scenic drive to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. We ended our day in Anchorage feasting on incredible food and drinks. Then we had dessert overlooking entire the city. Only one word describes a day like today.

Well, I hope you all had an incredible day!!!

Feed your soul …

So far Alaska has been fun and relaxing. I have been spending time with some dear friends eating, shopping, talking and hanging out. I even took a nap in the grass! It’s exactly what I’ve needed.

Well, I hope you all have day that feeds your soul!!!

Ready to eat (in Alaska) …

This summer I am traveling to Alaska with a friend of mine. I can’t wait! I’ve always wanted to go. AND the best part of our trip is that we get to spend time with one of our closest friends and her family.

For weeks now we have been discussing all the places we will go once we get there. It’s all very exciting! Because I’m a big foodie, FOOD has come up a few times. I love experiencing the places I travel to through food. You literally get a taste for the region. It’s so fun! 

This morning I woke up early and was bored so I turned to social media, HA! On my Facebook newsfeed I found an article  “The Best Burger by State”. Well, that got me going. I proceeded to research all “The Best” food recommendations for Alaska … and send them all to my friends. Did I mention it was early?

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are ready to eat!!!

Better with age …

My best friend from high school and I had lunch today, during which we had our bazillion-th serious life conversation, HA! This was a good one. It showed our age in a way that wasn’t unpleasant, HA (again)! And dare I say, it showed that we have obtained a level of wisdom that we didn’t have at age 16.

This conversation was about keeping genuine and good people in our lives. People with whom we have a loving and reciprocal relationship. Simply put, we just don’t have the time or energy for anything less. We are secure in expecting and demanding more from others. And know that we deserve more than what one-sided topical interactions with disingenuous people can provide us with. I have to say that if an awareness of this level is obtained through time and experience … getting older isn’t quite so bad.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get better with age!!!