This post is going to be a ginormous update full of A.D.D. I know I’ve been M.I.A., but I swear, I have good excuses.
One. I’m OFFICIALLY self-hosted now! Thanks to Seth @ Boy Meets Food (thank you for the rec, Julie, he was awesome), I’m now with Bluehost and available at lifeofblyss.com. Ah yeah!
That means I can finally reply to reader comments with an automatic e-mail notification. And if you haven’t yet, go “Like” the blog on Facebook!
Two. My childhood bestie from New Jersey, Mag/Maggie/Magalicious (remember my birthday post to her last November?) came to visit Virginia Beach for the weekend. It was blyssfull (I love doing that; don’t hate).
Three. I then spent Sunday-Tuesday at home with my parents, my pup, and my sister and her three kiddos. It was some wonderful family time, and nowwww…
Four. CHLOE IS OFFICIALLY BACK HOME!
Her excitement upon seeing me never fails to completely melt my heart. I arrived home to be tackled and slobbered all over.
So, after I was reunited with my baby, my awesome sister arrived for a few days with the girlie gals.
Adelyn, the one on the ground, thought she was being told to “SIT.” when we were trying to pose Chloe in this picture. Such a good listener.
Speaking of brave, many have asked how my sister is doing.
Three words: She’s a rockstar. She is officially cancer free, and she even ran with me yesterday with NO PAIN. So much excitement!
And speaking of RUNNING, guess whose dream Asics arrived?!
I gave them a whirl, along with my hydration belt, for the first time.
It was above 90 degrees out. There was no wind. I got bright red and very, very sweaty, and I will not subject you to a visual of my face afterwards (thank me later).
I can’t decide how I feel about the hydration belt. The two baby bottles don’t even fit a whole bottle of Propel in the two of them, so I feel like I’d get even more water if I just carried a bottle. I also had a lot of trouble with it bouncing on my hips.
I ended up pushing it as far down as I could, kind of resting it on the top of my butt, to make it stay. Thank you, ‘donk.
And then, because I decided I earned it, I did work on the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. In my life.
And now, I’ll leave you with scenes from the weekend.
Actually, that shirt didn’t used to be a cutoff. It shrunk in the wash, and I have a really long torso. Whoops.
(And how much of a hot mom is Anastasia in her one piece?)
To clarify, she’s not a mom. We just tell her she looks like a hot mom when she wears the one-piece. Yes?
One last thing.
I have found the perfect earrings for our bridesmaid dresses. The only thing is, they’re priiicey! Does anyone know a jewelry designer/maker who does personalized designs and could recreate these bad boys for less?