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And almost as if on cue, our chilly, wet weekend opened up with warm rays of sun.

Most days we don't know whether or not to bring our jackets, but today they were off and it sure felt wonderful!!  Erick, Sofia and I spent our Wednesday together downtown in La Grange, IL to walk around outside, grocery shop, and grab a bite to eat.  And really... who are we kidding, of course we got frozen yogurt.  If you're ever in the area, this is by far -- the best frozen yogurt I've ever had.

I sincerely hope all of you are enjoying your week!

I really hope to post some yummy recipes up on the blog as long as my novice-ability doesn't get the best of me! ;) I feel like I have a lot to say in the realm of food and health lately, but really haven't had the time to just sit and hash out how I want to say it.  The ideas, though, they're there, and they're flowing... you better believe it!  It's invigorating. 


  1. I have to admit, though now I feel like a creeper, that I've been following your blog for a bit and I finally thought I should speak up about how ridiculously inspiring you are. The level of motivation you have in everything you do, especially with a family, is untouchable.

    The bit about your passion for health and healthy eating is what got me to comment finally, as it's a central focus in my life (and difficult, too, between working and an upcoming wedding and babysitting my niece and yadda yadda!) and I'm always happy to see a commitment in others. Keep it up! Your blog is fantastic. :)

  2. Kayleigh, thank you. It means more to me than you know! I've been trying so hard lately and I've finally just come to the tipping point of it being "now or never" to take control of my life, my health, and my own wellbeing. I hope to delve a bit deeper once I get these thoughts written down, but I appreciate you stopping in to say something :)

    Good luck with your half marathon, I hope I can get there some day!

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