I promise a blog about running tomorrow but for now, we have need for a weekend update.
Baby D and I took advantage of the one day of niceness where the grass was SO unbelievably green and gorgeous this week by taking a photo shoot (look for it on wordless wednesday). This is my favorite outtake. OH I love those cheeks.Then we went to the MOA with auntie Surah before she left us FOREVER (okay, just for three LONG months).
Mr. D also likes when I don't spend money, and I happened to have some free movie passes from my birthday so we went and watched "Fast and Furious Five" which was AWESOME but mini golf... was a little cold. Totally worth it though.
Remember how it's almost May/SUMMER????
Oh how I love that man. The guy has some serious swagger.
And uses a pen to keep score.
(Keeping score is pretty much pointless since he dominates me in every game)
so here are MY (opinion of) 5 keys to a good marriage:
1) Love your partner more than you love yourself. Always keep them in mind. This is something we have always done but is HUGE when you introduce a baby into the mix.
2) Be willing to make sacrifices. I was the big spender in our relationship and really had to learn (with Mr. D's assistance) to budget and control my spending, but it has become a great blessing in our marriage.
3) Have a life outside of marriage and family. Running, art, reading (and naps and food!) are what makes me happy and Mr. D knows that doing any one of those keeps me sane!
4) Communication. Talk about your hopes, dreams, frustrations, everything.
5) Well this one ties into Present #5... one on one "couples time" even for a few minutes a day is a MUST. Remember that kids will come and go, but in the beginning and in the end it is just the two of you! And I'll leave my description of present #5 at that :)
Okay, enough of the mushy stuff, here's the rest of the weekend: with Aunti Surah the Dinosaur...
And after 5 days (which is a full schoolteacher's week, anyways) I finished my sugar fast with 5 chocolate cupcakes to make up for all that missed chocolate :) Sure I didn't make it to 7 full days, but I realized after doing it that I didn't NEED to cut sugar out, cold turkey. I do NOT like/approve of sugar substitutes and I DO usually eat very healthy on a daily basis.
I have never been one of those all or nothing people, but I AM one of those people who goes crazy when I am deprived of something (did I mention I ate an entire honeydew melon AND a half a watermelon AND a pint of strawberries in attempt to curb my chocolate cravings??). I love running and eating chocolate/goodies is my favorite reason to run.
I also have this weird thing where after I eat something too sugary (like a cookie) I chase it with carrots or a salad or some equally healthy alternative. Weird, I know. So.... the sugar fast was a bust (don't worry, I will make up for it during my giveaway in less than a month, I promise!) but I got a sa-weet Bountiful Basket this week! And Osama Bin Laden was found dead this evening, so what better way to start off a week?? FIVE WEEKS LEFT, BABY.