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Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy April

Don't forget to say rabbits rabbits white rabbits
You know for good luck.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hello soon to be April

Hello soon to be April
These last ten days have been about getting things in order. Trying to find a balance between running and family. I have my first over 40 mile week and I am tired. I have been doing 4 ten mile runs while pushing the stroller and I do have to say my arms are looking great but I am sore . The great thing is that my baby boy takes a long early afternoon nap so he sleeps through the whole 10 miles. That helps me not feel any guilty about pushing the little guy. I will write a post about the 4 full marathons I have chosen to run and my 50 miler. The one thing I really need to do is cross train again and I hope to find a way to fit that in soon. 

I had a beer the other day. It has been a very long time since I had a good beer and yes it was good. I mention this only because I don't go out much but hey.. I went out.

This little guy is up to 19.5 pounds. He is amazing and funny and so much fun for everyone in my house. I am so amazed at how much my kids love him and what a good baby he is. I am so grateful to be a mom .

We had a birthday celebration and we all got together. Its always nice to hang out with family and hear the great stories about my brothers little girls. My sister is the one in black and that's her husband. My sister in law is the next to her. She is so cute. Our babies are 1 week apart. I'll share more tomorrow I just needed to share now so it won't be hard tomorrow . That's what happens when you don't blog for 10 days. The first time is always hard but then once you do it its not so hard. Night.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Look who is 7 months old.




Time goes by fast when your having fun and that what I am having with this little guy. I love him so much and guess what he is 7 months old today..He is such a great baby .

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Girl

I love that its officially spring. Isabella asked me to paint my sweet girl with pink hair and I tried but black won out. What is a girl to do. I have a-lot going on here. There are lots of layers of paper and she is walking through the night with the light of the moon showing her the way. Here she is on her way home.  Oh and guess what I sold a couple things on Etsy. I am so excited. I jumped when I got the email form them. Its like a dream come true. Yes as silly as that sounds . I always wanted to do this and I am doing it. 

 There are a couple classes I signed up for next month . Yay!!  How exciting. I think I will do a blog post on all the classes I have taken. I have learned from all of them. There are a couple I watch over and over again.
 I hope Spring is coming your way and that the snow melts if its cold where you live. My sweet girl will be on Etsy in just a bit. Happy Day Peeps...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two of us

I finished. I like it . What do you think ? Want to know what I see here. Its about forgiveness. I had a situation once with a girlfriend that taught me a-lot about myself and the lack of boundaries I had. Since then we have made up and most importantly I learned about how much I really needed to make boundaries in life. I learned what behaviors where OK on my part and what I was not OK with. I learned that saying no is OK. That my time is really important and that picking who I spend it with is huge. My kids and family come first then there is a little bit left for friends. I wish I had more but the great thing about life is that I hope in couple years when my kids need me less there will be time for all that other stuff. Back to my mixed media painting. Its about two friend and its about forgiveness.  I am having fun practicing what I love and in itsy bits steps improving.  Have a wonderful Day and she will be in my easy shop tonight. Go check it out. Thank you for stopping by.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

A short story

Since I was a little girl I wanted to be an artist. When my friends would ask me what do you want to be when you grow up ? I would say an artist. I wanted to make greeting cards. Holly Hobbie greeting cards to be exact. I always kept a note book with all my drawings and I would write about my little characters. I always had a really great imagination. I would play barbies in my room for hours and I was the mommy in my make believe world. So yes life happened and I lost the best part of me.
I lost my dream of becoming an artist because I grew up. I did not go to college . I moved out when I was 17 so I got a job finished high school and grew up. So now 20 years later and 4 kids later Its coming back to me. I remember what I wanted to be when I was little . I wanted to be an artist and in my world I am. I have a million insecurities but I am learning that its OK to be insecure but its more important to put that feeling aside move forward and believe. I know I hear it everywhere believe in yourself but if you don't then who will. The number one thing about making your dreams come true is practicing what you love. Its hard to be good at something overnight but if your practice it will come eventually . I am that person that needs to practice over and over things don't come easy to me. Take running for instance I have been running marathons for 12 years and looking back I was a terrible runner. I got hurt all the time . I wore the wrong shoes I had bad form but I kept at it because my inner voice said man this is fun lets keep doing this G. So 12 years later I call myself a runner and I feel  like I have graduated . I am a runner. My plan is to do the same thing with art. I will practice what I love and keep going because it makes my insides feel good all over. I have come back to that same feeling of knowing what I want to do. I want to be an artist. I painted this with that little girls imagination. It makes me happy to know my inner child lives inside of me and she loves to paint. The moral of the story is do what you love when you can . Practice your passions. It will make you feel all pretty onside.

Inspiration Saturday

Everyday we need to remind ourselves that yes we trust the choices we have made.  That we are enough. Sometimes it feels like this is all BS but we have to listen to that little voice inside of ourselves and trust that it is true.
So even if its only for one day and that day is today then trust that little voice today. Say yes and see what happens. What do you have to lose. Today I am choosing to trust that I am enough and its all going to be OK.
Happy Saturday

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bits of Glitter

Bits of Glitter
When bits of glitter come my way I jump and try to grab them all.
They don't come very often.
The more I practice the more I try the more glitter comes my way.
They come in tiny pieces . They are staggered.
Thats seems to be ok and it seems to be enough.
Those tiny bits of glitter they are here now.
Sitting besides me keeping me company.
When I look at something they blind me with there color.
I take that color I run with it.
Those tiny bits of glitter oh how I love you. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

A short fun video of the race

San Diego half Marathon

One of the best things about running this race on Sunday was that I did not remember signing up. I must of done it last year when I was super pregnant. I got an email reminder last week telling me I was running Sunday. So when I picked up my bib and saw what I had written on it my heart melted. It was perfect. I had not met my baby but he was there.

Little man and I went to get my bib early Saturday and it was fun . They did a great job putting the expo together and having lots of people helping you. I love this race the course is almost all flat and the weather is perfect and everyone is happy. You have to arrive early something I suck at. The race  started at 7am I got there at 7 am. Parked and ran to wave 6 and was there right on time.

I saw people I knew at the expo and people I knew on the course. Ally is my awesome girl friend her spirit is just cool I saw her at the start . I saw her 1 minute before it started. I was so happy we met up I have known her for 5 years and she is just sweet and I just love her. She is a bad ass girl .Then at mile 2 I saw Chris he runs with my Ragnar group. He is running his first half Iron man this year and he is raising money for team challenge . He turns 50 this year too. Its so amazing to know people who are achieving there craziest dreams and changing lives.
My favorite part was running down the hill at the end . This is the course I had my PR back in 2012. My time was 2 :08 this year that's fine with me . This is a great race . So well put on and the aid stations are loaded . I highly recommend running it. Oh and the best part is I wore my HOKAS . They are these crazy looking shoes that are a little big and they take some getting used too but my hips did not hurt while I was running and they don't hurt now. I ran 13 miles the last two weekends and my recovery sucked. Today I woke up with no pain at all. That's crazy so I am a new fan of HOKAS. They look weird but man who cares if they take all the pain away or mainly keep it from coming.

Check out these crazy fun medals. Yes they are HUGE. This is Ally we met up at the end to tell each other how great we did.
Happy running thank you for reading.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bits of Paint

I am finding that I only have bits of time to paint. I have to take those bits of time and make them mine. I have walk away from the TV and turn of my computer and just walk into my little corner of my art room and sit and paint . When I do just that I feel free and happy and creative. I don't want to stop and I want to keep painting.

I want to listen to see what little story my tiny painting has to tell me. I paint away with bits of paint late at night until I have to make myself go to bed because I have to wake up very soon to feed the my hungry crying baby boy. As I fall sleep I dream about what will come next from my tiny bits of paint.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy 11th baby


We spent yesterday in LA at the American Girl Doll store.
Isabella turned 11 yesterday and thats how we celebrate her birthday every year for the past 6 years.
I hope this was not our last year going. I hope she still wants to go next year. I hope she still plays with dolls for a just a bit. I love her and I love her little girl ness. (I know thats not a word)
Happy Birthday to my super fun possitive smart little girl.
I love you Bella 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Come look at my 13.1

I went for a run in the rain this weekend. It felt like 13.1 was my distance for this run.It was awesome and wet and great. If you would of ran with me this is what you would of seen.






I loved ever minute of it. Even the tired minutes of it where great.
Happy running
G