Friday, May 10, 2013

An update that has been way overdue!

Oh hey there strangers! I know, I know. It has been almost a month since I have posted anything. Honestly? Things have been pretty busy and I just haven't had anything to say or any good recipes to post. If I had my own hashtag it would be #worstbloggerever. 

So what has been going on with us, I know you are all dying to know. Well...

I took 7 weeks off from running because of a self diagnosis of stress fractures, just call me Dr. Jenni... When I decided to start back I decided I needed some real shoes and not just the cute ones I found at Kohls. And a friend recommended that I go check out this store so I went downtown to a local running store called "Run With It." They watched me walk and measured me and put me in a pair of real shoes. She actually told me the ones I was wearing were not good for running, like at all. So I ended up with these bad boys...

Best shoes ever. I absolutely love them!

I have also become obsessed with Duck Dynasty. Funniest show on the planet. Like seriously it is HILARIOUS and always makes me happy, happy, happy. And I'm hearing that you can get some of Si's tea cups at Bass Pro so I'm thinking I might be making a trip there to get some. Hey Jack!

We picked strawberries in the little town my grandparents live in. The place is called Akers of Strawberries and it is in Baker. It is always so much fun! Plus they have THE BEST strawberry frozen yogurt and strawberry short cake!

I was also busy saying goodbye to my Corolla...

Because, I got a brand new CAMRY!

Top is me at 16 with my new car, bottom was a couple of weeks ago! What a difference 7 years can make!

I still feel like they are going to call any minute and be like "Hey bring us our Camry, you can have your Corolla back!" If you are looking for a new car in the Fort Walton area, I highly recommend Quality Imports! They were awesome! Our salesman listened to everything we wanted/needed and pointed us in the right direction and made things quick and simple! We had intended on just looking but we were able to get an awesome deal that we couldn't pass up! 

Oh, and can we talk about how next Friday Brody is going to be three?! Where the heck have these past three years gone? 

We are super excited to celebrate his birthday next weekend with all of our family!

I am also still working on going through all of my starred posts on Google Reader. Except I'm sort of over it and might give up on that soon.

That is all I have for today y'all. If you want to hear about my decision to formula feed Brody whenever he was born you can head over to Wifessionals to see what I have to say!


  1. Nice post..
    Have you entered for my giveaway??

  2. Hi Jenni! I'm hopping over from the linkup to say, Go you! I loved the honesty in your post, and I think it takes a lot of guts to say it. I did breastfeed my kids for a few months each, but I always supplemented with formula too - mainly because I didn't produce a lot of breast milk, but I also loved it because it gave me more flexibility. Anyway, thanks for your candor! Best to you!

    1. Erica, thank you so much for saying that! I really do appreciate it! I thought for a while before I told Kaitlyn I would do the post because I knew that not everyone would agree with what I did/what I had to say. Thank you again! =)

  3. This so does not relate to this post at all. However, I am new reader from Wifeessionals. I saw your post today about formula feeding and really loved what you had to say and I appreciated what you had to say. I left my opinon on her post and I will be ONLY formula feeding my second (due in October)!

    I am a new follower and I can not wait to get to know you better thru your blog!!! Happy Friday! ♥

    Stephany @ Olive You

  4. Good thing you waited a couple weeks before running!! Congrats on the new car! Isn't it the best feeling in the world. Hope you had a great weekend.

    1. Thanks so much Mandy! I'm glad I waited but now its hard to get back into it =(

  5. Those shoes (and socks) are fabulous looking! I agree that having a real pair of running shoes is key.

    I'm visiting from Jo's giveaway - I'm also participating in it!


  6. Hey Jenni! I hope all is well with you and your family. I've been having a hard time posting too. A 1 year old has joined my daycare family and having down time does not include booting up a computer. Take care!

    1. Thanks Tami! I know exactly what you mean! This is the first time I have actually been on my computer since I posted this update, and the only reason I am on it is because I didn't want to deal with buying Brody a new pair of Crocs on my phone! Haha! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend =)

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    hope you all have an AMAZING weekend!

  8. Yes, a lot of people don't get the right shoes when they start running, which can cause them more injuries in the long run. At least now you know which ones to get. And congratulations on your new car! Your new Camry looks stunning! I'm glad that your experience with your salesman was smooth and you didn't run into any problems.

    Spartan Toyota

  9. What kind of shoes did you end up with? I'm on the lookout for a new pair, but feel lost at the different types for running! :D