Monday, January 9, 2012

Red Robin, Dentist, 5K

Let me go back just a little bit, because I have some cute pictures of the girl! 
Saturday we went to Buffalo Wild Wings and watched the UL game!  Cutest little cardinal fan ever!
We then went to Meme and Poppy’s house to hang out and play games!
How cute is that face?  She wanted to play sooo bad.
Pretty sure I had the “monopoly!”
Sunday we went to church, where in worship and bible study heard and awesome message and really felt God talking to me.  That is the best feeling. Ever.
After church we stopped by Cheddars to have some lunch.
Waiting for her food with daddy!  This is right about her nap time.  Can you tell?
Isn’t that the biggest “kids meal” you’ve ever seen?  Needless to say, she had dinner from that too!
Y’all?  My girl loves to eat.  The first thing she says every morning when we get her out of bed, is *not* “good morning,” but instead, “momma, I wanna eat!”  Must run in this family! HA!
Our dessert!  Absolutely delicious AND sinful.
I was supposed to work last night but I got cancelled again.  Our census is SO low right now that we are only using 6, SIX, nurses.  We need some women to have some babies, ASAP!  Although I needed to work, I enjoyed being at home and relaxing with my loves.
Today was a busy day for sure.  We had an appointment at 10 this morning and then ran to the mall to get something to eat before heading to Mia’s dentist appointment.  We got Mia her favorite grilled chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A and mommy a sweet tea!
Next stop:  Glitter!  Have you ever heard of this store?  It is an accessory store, kind of like Claire's, but all of their accessories are only $1!!  Mia loves this store and so do I because it is a cheap, fun little treat for her.  And since she is a princess and all…
She needed some new bracelets and necklaces :)
We ran to Red Robin to get us something to eat next.  We’ve never been there before and had a gift card so we decided to stop in.  We were very pleasantly surprised.  The food and service was excellent!
Water with lemon and my turkey burger with guacamole on a whole wheat bun and sweet potato fries!  YUM!
We ran out of there and headed to Mia’s dentist appointment.  This is not something I was looking forward too because the past two visits have been anything but pleasant.  However, I know it has to be done, and we literally have *the best* pediatric dentist!  She is actually Mia’s pediatricians wife!!  What a great couple :)
She did surprisingly well!  She was so excited to get a new tooth brush!  Only my kid would get excited over that! HA!  But, she did ask for a sucker afterwards and I had to shush her because, even though we give her sugar free suckers, I didn’t want her telling her *dentist* that!  HAHA :)
They let her play with the suction hose thing, and of course, she thought it was hilarious when it sucked her lips together!  Crazy kid!
Showing off her pearly whites!

I’ve been talking with some of my twitter peeps about running.  This is HUGE because I loathe running.  I just feel like it jars all of my insides and I get all out of breath and am just plain lazy to be totally honest.  But everyone keeps telling my how addicting it is and how good you feel, so I decided it was worth a try.  I downloaded the Couch to 5K app on my phone and we started today.  Surprisingly, I’m still alive and able to tell about it ;)  And even more shocking:  I liked it and plan to keep going!  (Did you just die a little inside, because I did?) 
After the run, I was pooped!
Does anyone have any tips, suggestions or advice for me?

I hope you all have a great day!  I plan to relax with my girl the rest of the night, because tomorrow brings more fun with friends and playtime!


Michelle Myers said...

Proud of you for loving your run and wanting more! :) I have lots of fitness advice on my site ( But the main points I would encourage you: 1) Invest in good shoes. Bad shoes lead to injury! Go to a specialty running store and get fitted. It's worth it! 2) PROPER NUTRITION! Just like you wouldn't put Coke in your car instead of gasoline, your body needs the proper fuel to perform on your runs. 3) Have an accountability partner to report to after your runs. (I'd be glad to do this for you if you don't already have someone in mind!)

Mahina and Lucas said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Lauren! I love Mia's bows! Do you get those at Glitter too?

Lauren said...

Oh thank you! No the bow comes from my special "bow lady" haha

Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

Hi, new follower from the blog hop. :)

Looking forward to browsing around. :)


Nekky said...

I've have not been running for years and I definitely want to start again. Your daughter is so charming. Thanks for linking up to Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. Following you.

Inviting you to come and join us at

Jillian said...

I'm glad your running!! There is a hump with Running, usually 2 miles and then it starts to get easier! You will learn to love it and become addicted in no time!