Rainy Days, a 5k, and a Night with Sadie

We’ve settled back into normal family life now that Jimmy is home from his trip! All feels right within our little home.

Dad holding two kids

We dove into a week filled with great preaching at our church (we had a revival Sunday-Wednesday!), some rainy days, some warm days, and plenty of fun.

I took the kids to my mom and dad’s house one day and we all hung out. I could have fallen asleep on their swing!

Mom and kids on swing

Any days with warm weather lately have found us outside as much as possible! In the yard, around the neighborhood, and out and about. I took the kids on a little adventure to a creek near our house and Sadie hasn’t stopped talking about it. Love it!

Kids in stroller

Rainy days are cozy, but sometimes we get a little stir crazy. That’s what rain boots and umbrellas are for, right?

Mom walking with kids and dog in rain

I did something I haven’t done since 2020… I ran a 5k! Our town was hosting a 5k and my parents have been running lately so we decided to do the race together!

Girl with parents at 5k race

Being five months postpartum with my second child (who does not sleep at night ๐Ÿ˜…) and not really training, I wasn’t expecting much in terms of my time but I’m pretty sure I ran my second best 5k time ever!!

My best ever time was 21:50 (7:02 pace) in 2011.ย My time at yesterday’s race was 22:39 (7:33 pace). Not too shabby and good enough for first place in my age group. I was most happy about this because I could give Sadie my medal! She thought that was pretty cool.

Mom with kids at 5k race

Jimmy, the kids, and even Niva stood along the course to cheer us on and I smiled so hard when I saw them. Definitely put some pep in my step!

We all met up after we finished running and enjoyed coffee and the awards ceremony. It was a great way to start out our Saturday ๐Ÿ’œ

5k pictures

In the evening, I took Sadie out on a little date! We haven’t been able to spend much one-on-one time together since Mordecai was born, so this was much needed and extra special!

We went shopping, grabbed dinner, and had such a good time. This definitely needs to happen more often. Sadie has done so well with adjusting to a new sibling and is patient, kind, and sweet as can be. She deserves a night out and undivided attention!

Mom and daughter selfie

What did you do this weekend?



  1. I loveee that you and Sadie went on a little girlโ€™s night out- she will ABSOLUTELY cherish that memory of being alone with her mama โค๏ธ The 5k was a lot of fun!! Iโ€™m so proud of you running (and that time is bombbbbbb!) Iโ€™m glad we could do it together- hopefully the first of many more to come ๐Ÿฅฐ
    Rainy Sunday afternoon in the โ€˜Burgh- ๐Ÿ™„ I should prob get groceries ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
    Love you beautiful

    1. It was just the best! I cherished and enjoyed it as much as she did, I think! Thanks for getting me to do the 5k with you! Let’s do another ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love you so much!

  2. That was so much fun and your time was incredible!
    As always I love all the pictures!
    Love ๐Ÿ’• You

    1. Thank you so much! She likes it as long as it’s not structured haha. She will play tag and hide and seek and chase/be chased but I asked her if she wanted to do a kids fun run and she was like NOPE hahah.

  3. Congrats on the 5k time!!! Being post-partum and not ” actively” training that’s an incredible time ๐Ÿ˜Š!

    My last 5k time was 7:37 i think (lol i wrote a blog post about it I should remember ๐Ÿคฃ) but your PR is goal haha. My 5k PR was 7:11 i think but back in 2017

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