Happy January and a MIMM #9

Hello, hello! Happy January everyone! How was your New Years? Mister and I spent it snuggled up on the couch watching World War Z and Oblivion … very romantic heh! I registered for a local 5k Resolution Run on January 1st but the bitter cold and lack of appropriate gear kept me from going. I don’t mind running in cold weather but I draw the line at -40C along with winds that would knock me over. MiMM

Welcome back to another Marvelous in My Monday hosted by the lovely Healthy Diva Eats.

Marvelous is – Taking a blogging break over the holidays. Being able to spend my time away from the computer and with my family was just what I needed to come back refreshed and ready to take on 2014. When I opened up BlogLovin yesterday there was 99+ posts to be read and I clicked “Mark As Read”. Not because I didn’t want to read all the posts but because I wanted to spend my last day of this winter break with my Little and Mister and having over 100 posts staring at me on the screen was overwhelming so I am starting fresh for the new year. :) If I have missed any SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS please let me know!


Marvelous is – Having my Big’s home for a few days. Yes they ate ALL.THE.FOOD. but hearing my home filled with their voices and all the noise that comes with laughing at movies, opening presents and video game squabbles made me a very Happy Mama. I wish they could come home more often.


Marvelous is – A new Keurig. I am a tea drinker (milk, no sugar please) but this little machine may have changed all that. I have drunk more coffee in the past few days than I would have drunk in a month!


Marvelous is – Booking our family’s first winter vacation! We are heading to someplace warm and sunny with sandy beaches for 7 days at the end of the month. This will be the first time our family has vacationed south and I am beyond excited. I am hoping to have some of you fine folks Guest Post here while I am away. If you would like to offer up a Guest Post while I sit on the beach sipping something tropical while trying to avoid Montezuma’s Revenge please send me an email using the Contact Me form at the top of the blog.

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Marvelous is – Having a routine again. I loved sleeping in, having Pajama Days and eating whatever and whenever I wanted but I am feeling the effects of all that downtime. Little has noticed the lack of exercise too because the other day he poked me in the tummy and asked if there was a new baby in there …


June 2007 – 32 weeks pregnant with Little

Marvelous is – Some exciting Reviews and Give-Away’s coming soon! I had so much fun with my first Give-Away and Vlog that I will be doing it again … SOON!


How was your weekend? What MARVELOUS things did you do?

Have I missed anything exciting in the Land of Blog? Let me know!

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

8 Thoughts on “Happy January and a MIMM #9

  1. Sounds like a great time with your family, that is awesome!! Our weekend was great, just did normal stuff like grocery shopping, and spent time with my husband and son. I’m back to work today after almost a month off, it was tough to wake up to an alarm clock, that’s for sure!
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    • Sounds to me like you had the perfect weekend. I hope your first day back after the break wasn’t too hard for you Sara. :)

  2. Happy January to you too! It is nice to take a break from blogging. I took a semi break from reading this weekend. I follow so many blogs now I could spend an entire weekend reading & commenting! Cute family. Lucky you! I wish I were escaping this crazy winter!
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    • I know what you mean, I have way too many blogs in my feed but don’t want to give any of them up because they are all so good!

      We grabbed an amazing last minute deal for the vacation that saved us a ton of cash … you should ditch the Alberta winter and come with us. :)

  3. Have fun on your trip! A warm trip sounds heavenly right now:)
    I wish I had a bunch of marvelous things to say I did over the weekend, but looking back at it, it was a tad bland:) I’ll have to fix that for next weekend!
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  4. YAY VACATION! I hope you have the most amazing time. I cannot wait to get on a beach!
    I’m so glad you had a wonderful holiday and I would have been opting out of that race as well. Not all the cold weather gear in the world could prepare me for that I don’t think.
    Salt recently posted…A winter break!My Profile

    • We hit -38C with the winds again today and I cannot wait to get on that beach … 19 days but who’s counting 😉

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