I Give Up…

5:00 PM: 4-Mile Run (w/ 30-min tempo) – PENDING

SNOW! Okay, I wish I could give that up for lent, but that’s not in my control.  I don’t normally give up much of anything for lent, but in general (not lent-related), I’m going to limit my intake on  chocolate because I have been having way too much of it and not in moderation.  It’ll be a nice treat once Easter gets here.   Anyway, I had an off night with the kids (both seem to be catching colds) and were battling “who could cry the loudest” at the wee hours of 1am on.  Also, poor Lili has been having nightmares the last three days.  She wakes up screaming crying.  Poor kid.  So, I wasn’t able to wake up and get my run in before work, especially since I’m leaving work early today, so it will have to be after we attend mass at 3:30.  (I may even need to wait for P to get home so I could run in peace!).

Last night we celebrated my dad’s 58th birthday!  He wasn’t feeling the greatest but we did what we could to make him feel better.  I picked up dinner for us and then we surprised him with a cake and gifts.

Birthday Gifts

Birthday Gifts

Lili and I made his birthday card on Monday night.  It’s the one in the middle.  My mom left for the motherland on Sunday so she gave him his gift on Sunday.

Yummy Chocolate Cake

Yummy Chocolate Cake

I would love to say that the piece of cake was my last “chocolate” hurrah, but nope — I went home and ate some chocolate chips out of the bag… “Hi, my name is Rachel and I am addicted to chocolate”. On a quick cake story — My brother’s girlfriend picked up the cake and told the girl to write out “happy birthday dad”. She asked how to spell dad. HAHAHAHAHAAH.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

He was happy — Lili gave him a face so she called him over to blow out the candles.

Helping pop-pop.

Helping pop-pop.

When Lili sang the HBD song, she sang, “Happy Birthday to Pop-Pop’s Birthday cake!” It was cute.

Lili: Um, can we cut the cake already?

Lili: Um, can we cut the cake already?

Okayyyy, CHEESE

Okayyyy, CHEESE

My brother and I with the kids.

My brother and I with the kids.

My brother's girlfriend and I with Sebastian

My brother’s girlfriend and I with Sebastian

We stayed until 8 and then headed home. Both kids needed a bath and put to bed!

If you celebrate lent, do you give something up?  Instead of giving something up, I want to do something good each day in addition to, attending mass regularly with the kids, trying to not always be in a rush — I hate myself sometimes for always saying, “hurry up” or “We’re running late!” In the end, we get to where we need to be, so I just need to chill out.

Happy Ash Wednesday!

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One thought on “I Give Up…

  1. aww- so fun! I’m not Catholic so don’t really celebrate Lent but I know a lot of people do to ‘give something up’! haha I have before but don’t think I’ll participate this year.

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