Shoutout

Today’s workout in the home gym included an hour on the cardio machine. I prefer running outside, but RuPaul’s DragRace Season 10 on Netflix made it so much fun! Also, shout-out to my crime-fighting badass sister Jill for the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network t-shirt.

Best Day Ever – 10

This would be a lot more fun if we had some Helium, but all she‘s got are two lightheaded parents with great lung capacity determined to fill her bedroom before she wakes up.

2:43 a.m. – Exactly 10 years ago, I was wide awake and restless, too excited to sleep, knowing my baby girl was just hours away from being born. Now, I‘m too restless and excited (and still jet-lagged, TBH) to sleep, knowing tomorrow is going to be full of her most favorite things. She knows, but she doesn’t, and it‘s going to be awesome.

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Travel Day

7:24 a.m. (Germany time): It is o’dark thirty, and I’m operating on about 90 minutes of sleep. But all our bags are packed, and we are at the airport on time, just waiting for the baggage drop to open. And THEN we are on our way to America for the first time (as a family) in nearly four years.

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Family

It was so lovely having Tante Mali visit with us this weekend! Also? This photo REALLY makes it obvious that three out of the four are definitely MINE. And then there’s Miss C.

Oversized

This morning’s run was super dreamy. For the most part, visibility was very poor, so I veered off to another trail where vehicles aren’t permitted, and was rewarded with this view as the fog lifted from the valley. Today is going to be super busy for me, but I’m ready for it.

Today’s song: “Mad World” by Michael Andrews from “Donnie Darko.”
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Grandparents

Grandma & Grandpa are leaving us tomorrow morning after spending the month with us. It’s been a whirlwind! They spent time exploring Stuttgart, the nearby villages, Nuremberg, Konstanz and the Bodensee, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But most days were spent hanging out at the pool, cooking, playing with toys, watching TV, and going for hikes around our village.

We also are all about 5(+) pounds heavier because Grandpa kept insisting he treat us for dinner at all the local Biergartens. We will definitely miss them, but look forward to seeing them again soon!