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Mother’s Day 2016

Hi friends!

I hope you had a great weekend. We had a full, marvelous Mother’s Day weekend. I had grand plans to make time to write ahead for the week but I was having too much fun to even think about blogging. And so, as I sit here Sunday evening, tired and ready for an early bedtime, my brain has shut down for the night. So I’ll share with you my Mother’s Day.

One of my Mother’s Day requests came through without me even asking – My kid’s slept in till 6:45 a.m.! My children do not know the meaning of sleeping in so this was HUGE. I got to sleep in too! The bad part of the whole family sleeping in was that I wasn’t able to run before the events of the day.

I initially had hoped to run the Mother’s Day 5k with the family but with yet another rainy day in the forecast, I decided not to. If it was just me, no problem. With two kid’s complaining? No thanks.

Instead we went out to breakfast at my favorite new restaurant, Earth’s Harvest. I get the same thing every time – Banana Oat Cakes. They are SO unbelievably good. And the fresh pressed juice hits the spot.

Earth's Harvest Mother's Day Breakfast | happyfitmama.com

Yeah, that’s fresh whipped cream on top of my oat cakes. It’s Mother’s Day after all!

After breakfast, we hit the road to the Merrimack Premium Outlets for a VIP event. It rained a little bit but it didn’t stop us from window shopping and finding good deals.  And my kid’s from playing on the outdoor equipment.

Merrimack Premium Outlets | happyfitmama.com

I also found some super cute mannequins that we brought home.

kid mannequins  happyfitmama.com

After some time shopping, we headed home. Even though I got more than enough sleep the night before, I was so tired when we got home. I played the Mother’s Day card and took a nap. An 1.5 hour nap! It was absolutely heavenly. I guess that won’t happen again for another year.

When I woke up, I knew it was time to finally get my run in. After a decent run on Saturday, I feel like I’m on the other side of my back/Piriformis flare up. Thankfully it hasn’t lasted any longer. Mount Washington is 6 weeks away!

I’m so not an evening runner but with the sun FINALLY out after days and days of rain, it felt amazing to feel it on my face.


And to sweat like a Mother.

The icing on the cake ice cream in my cup, to a wonderful Mother’s Day was indulging in a free cup of ice cream from Cowlick’s. There’s nothing like hard scoop ice cream. Especially Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough ice cream. Yeah. I went there.

Cowlick's Ice Cream  happyfitmama.com

While we were in line at Cowlick’s there was a family in front of us with two little ones in car seat carriers. They were obviously twins. My heart did a little flip flop as I remembered 6 years ago, 8 months pregnant (and breaking the modified bed rest rule!), waiting in line for my free ice cream cone for Mother’s Day.

The old saying – The days are long but the years are short – really is true. Sigh. Can we slow it down just a little bit, please?

How was your weekend? Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Marvelous is…Christmas Edition

Hello! Hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or whatever it is that you choose to celebrate or not. My family and I had a great one. Isn’t it funny how we spend months planning for the big day and then POOF! it’s done and over?

It was so nice to take some time away from work and social media (although I must admit I feel like I’m out of the loop with things!). I’m not ready for the relaxing to be over with yet, but it’s back to work for me today. Boo!

I haven’t done this in awhile so how ’bout a little Marvelous is…Christmas Edition to catch up?

Marvelous is…keeping it real. The struggle is real with self timer pics. At least it makes for a good conversation piece! Just another peak Behind My Instagram Feed.

Self timer fail | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…Christmas Eve with family. My parents were here for the whole week. And no one got sick from Christmas Eve dinner like last year. #ChristmasMiracle


Marvelous is…PicMonkey fun. Merry Christmas from our family of elves. And one tiny reindeer.

Christms 2015 | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…An unseasonably warm Christmas Day at the beach. 60 degrees on December 25th?!?! It felt so nice to get a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea after days and days of rain and gray skies.

Christmas Day at the beach  happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…A run after 4 days of the respiratory crud. It felt so good to move again! I think I felt more sore from not working out than from my cold. I’ve still got the leftover cough and stuffy nose. Let’s hope it leaves soon and doesn’t linger for 2 weeks or more like it has for Ron.

December run | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…A beautiful day playing tourist with the family in Portland and at the Portland Head Light. #NoFilter needed but it sure did enhance the beauty.

Portland Headlight | happyfitmama.com

Portland Headlight

Marvelous is…Not being committed. It was a close one. Ron said he was tired of being an Instagram Husband.  🙂

Asylum for the Insane  happyfitmama.com

Your turn! Tell me your own Marvelous is…

Marvelous is…

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a marvelous weekend. And if you are in the states, a LONG holiday weekend. Ron and I were off for 4 days, but it went by way too fast. I swear it was just Thursday!

To keep the good vibes of the weekend going into the week, I’m feeling the need for a little marvelous is..

Marvelous is…a full rainbow. I felt like I needed to look for a pot o’ gold at the end.

rainbow | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…two glorious days at two different beaches. The weather was absolutely perfect each day with blue skies for miles, a nice ocean breeze and sand for my kids’ to get in every single crevice possible. I love the beach!

beach | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…hiking. We wanted to do a short hike in the afternoon one day, so we headed to Blue Job Mountain. It’s not technical at all but has a great view from the top on a clear day.

Hiking  happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…fresh wild fruit. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Mother Lode of wild blueberries perfectly ripe at the summit. If you have never had fresh wild blueberries, you are missing out. I think we ate just as much as we picked. And our blackberry bushes are ripe, too. We are eating good!

wild blueberries  happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…campfires and s’mores. I’m not really a marshmallow fan, but if there’s chocolate and graham crackers involved, it’s all good.

campfires and s'mores | happyfitmama.com

What was marvelous in your weekend?

Marshmallow fan?