The world’s best travel agent plans a trip to Cali and absolutely ridiculous behavior to get a good pic for the ‘gram.

by Elizabeth on March 4, 2013

Hello again! I’ve been having some technical issues (even turning the computer on and off can be a technical issue for me so being alone with these problems is not good, haha). I’m sorry if posts haven’t been showing up, etc. Moving on, as I promised this morning I am back with a weekend recap!

Tatum had her second day of equestrian competition so Noah and I hung out with my aunt at the stables yesterday! I grabbed a quick lunch on the way out the door which was a pita stuffed with turkey, cheese, lettuce, and buffalo sauce along with some carrot sticks.


Before I get into that I have to tell you (since it slipped my mind yesterday) about the trip we planned for April! Backing up, after our last race, Janae asked if I wanted to come run a half marathon and stay with her in Cali and I could think of 18392 reasons to go and 0 not to go. Luckily, my husband is brilliant and determined. He searches and searches flight information and it usually ends up that the airline owes us money instead of us owing them. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. Either way, we are going to California at the beginning of April!


This was Noah’s face when I told him we are going to the beach with a beautiful baby girl.


After spending all day with these fine cowgirls, he knows how women need to be treated.


Please don’t tell me you don’t do ridiculous things to get your kid to smile for your Instagram pictures because I don’t believe it. One day I will invest in some makeup and clothes that aren’t sweats. Maybe.


Yes my cousin can levitate. It’s a family trick.


We were pretty tired by dinner time so it was quick and simple. Grilled cheese with yogurt and sweet potato tots. Expect to see these at approximately every meal from here on out. That’s how much I liked them.


Dessert was a chocolate chip, cake batter, and red velvet cake ball. I really wish this picture did these seismic justice?. this is a normal size dinner plate.


I know I promised you and GIVEAWAY however I am ironing out a few more details so check back within the next few days!


What is your favorite animal? Do you like horses?

-Most people think I am soulless when I tell them I don’t like animals however my redeeming quality is that I come by it honestly.

Who’s excited for THE BACHELOR tonight?!?!?!?

-Clearly not me. Joe is though ;-)

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky March 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

Have so much fun with Janae!! A half marathon in the warm california sun sounds awesome!
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2 Nelly March 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Haha I hate this season but I still get so excited to watch it….drama always gets me :)
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3 Crystal C. March 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Where did you get those tots? I looked for some the last time I went shopping but couldn’t find any :(


4 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

They are from Trader Joes! I hope you can find them!


5 Andrea March 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I am ok with also admitting that I am not a huge animal fan……I don’t mind them but I am happy not to have a pet in our house. Have SO much fun with HRG, can’t wait to see what kind of fun things you guys get into!


6 Sarah @PickyRunner March 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Yummm I love grilled cheese! You are too funny and I’m SO JEALOUS that you and Janae get to hang out AGAIN! Also that you seem to have an endless supply of cake balls.Basically I just want your whole life.
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7 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Girl, you need to come hang out with me and I’m telling you I will hook you up with some cake balls!


8 Allison March 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Noah is precious. So excited for The Bachelor tonight…more excited for the finale next week though!
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9 Alexis March 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I don’t watch the Bachelor, but the food in this post looks yummy!
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10 Angie @ Asphalt & Trails March 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I am a huge animal fan. Of course, dog lover (and have the furrbaby to prove it) but also love horses. They are so beautiful and majestic. I am not a big Bachelor fan though…too weird at time…lol.
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11 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run March 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

haha I really only like dogs. So…hope that’s ok with everyone :)

I am sooo excited! Just have to decide whose house I want to watch at! So many friends having Bachelor watching parties! I also have to get my run in tonight. It’s a really hard life.

So jealous you get to go play with Janae and Brooke! How fun!
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12 Holly KN March 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Animals that are pets aren’t my favorite animals. I really enjoy a good zoo, though, and have *lots* of favorites there. I love watching the sea otters and the penguins. But the giraffes are pretty awesome, too. [Plus, since they're at the zoo, someone *else* has to clean up all their poo. BONUS! :) ]
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13 Kelly - IRUNLIKEAGIRL Activewear March 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Half marathon trip to Cali? Awesome! I live in SF and I’m running the Santa Cruz half in early April, are we doing the same one?! And yes…I’ve got my bf Peter HOOKED on the bachelor too, he just LOVES Monday nights.
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14 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

POSSIBLY!!! I’m so excited I might get to meet you!!! We haven’t decided on either RNR in San Francisco or the Santa Cruz one! I will keep you updated :-)


15 Kelly - IRUNLIKEAGIRL Activewear March 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Sweet!! Santa Cruz! Santa Cruz!
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16 Debbie @ Deb Runs... March 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I think it is so cool that you and HRG met through your blogs and are now great friends! Isn’t technology fabulous?!?!?!

I need you to hook me up with some cake balls, too. I have got to try one!!!
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17 [email protected] March 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Half marathon… in Cali… with Janae, sounds amazing! Have so much fun and go to this Yogurtland place she always makes me jealous of and eat extra for me :)
The soulless comment made me laugh because that’s what people think if I dare admire to not loving (or even liking) dogs. I do love horses though and turtles… Yeah that’s kind if weird isn’t it?


18 Candice March 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I had a horse named leia growing up. LOVED her.

I’m excited for next weeks bachelor! Team Catherine!!!

PS. SOOO jealous you get to go to cali. I want to invite myself. haha!
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19 kendra @ March 5, 2013 at 12:07 am

ha! i love noah’s face. priceless. you look great in sweats so don’t worry about that.
not a fan of animals. at. all. but my daughter is OBSESSED with all of them. namely dogs. it’s not that i don’t like them, it’s just i don’t want them in my house. horses would be my favorite though. they are in every way amazing.
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20 Laura @ RunningJunkie March 5, 2013 at 6:46 am

I am the same as you! I don’t like ANY animals. People look at me like somethings wrong with me. I just don’t. My poor child will never have a pet. haha.
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21 cori @olivetorun March 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

Favorite animal is a dog… golden retriever to be exact :)
Adorable pictures!
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22 Karla @ myhighonlife March 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I would kill for some warm sunny CA sun right now. The snow just keeps falling here in WI.
Those cake balls look to die for! Especially since I am on a diet of sorts right now… oy. I will look at them long enough that it will feel like I ate them.
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23 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

My favorite animals (I know) are sharks, sea turtles, black bears, and flamingos. And I hate, hate, hate horses. I have an irrational fear of them and can’t even look at pictures of them without feeling anxious. I’m so weird.
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24 Kaleigh March 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm

What brand is that green jacket?! It’s so cool!


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