My ring came back in! While on vacation, I noticed that one of the prongs on my diamon was broken off. Since my mom has actually lost a diamond this way, I took it off immediately & then took it into the jeweler to have it fixed. That was two weeks ago & it finally came in on Friday. That meant that Ella & I got to go to our favorite mall to pick it up!
A mall trip was exactly what I needed after a long, hectic, stressful first week of school. I tried on some clothes at the Gap & scored a few deals. I got these pants & this top - both for close to 50% off.
I woke up at the crack of dawn on Saturday thanks to Ella. By 6 a.m. she had decided to go back to sleep though & I was wide awake. Thankfully Eric took charge & I was able to take advantage of the crisp morning air to get a run in. I did just over 4 miles, then came home & did Blogilates. (It always takes me about 48 hours to get sore, and I am feeling it in a major way this morning.)
Once I was finished working out, we started preparations for our trip to my in-laws house. (Let me tell you, Eric & I are master packers at this point in our lives.) Eric's step-brother has just moved back from Portland, OR with his brand new baby girl, Ophelia. She was born on my birthday & I could not have been more excited to meet her! Ella loved her too, even though she'd give me the stink eye every time I held her.
|with my first baby niece!|
We're all just so happy to have them home with us. This weekend was the first time that all of Eric's brothers & sisters had been together in 2 years. The last time was Christmas of 2011 when we announced that Ella was on the way. So much has changed it since then it is unbelievable...
|Ella hugging Ophelia... too cute for words!|
Here's where the heartbreak & lows come into play. The Buffalo Bills. They really know how to build a person up, just to let them down. I was fully prepared to lose in a blowout to the Patriots. I did not expect the game to be close. To see them do so much better than anticipated & then lose by a point in the last minute was heartbreaking...
|Ella loves the Bills too!|
That was bad enough, but the Bills also screwed over my fantasy football team. How? Oh, by actually playing against the Patriots defense that was supposed to crush them & get me a ton of points. Ugh... I ended up losing by 8 points. I was in the lead all the way up to halftime of the night game, and then it all fell apart. Not what I wanted to wake up to this morning.
|I started out with a huge lead going into Sunday courtesy of Peyton... sorry I blew it!|
I do have some positive news about Sunday though, I had my best run in months! It was a perfect 65 degrees outside. I went completely alone & crushed 3.3 miles. I ran negative splits & kept my pace below 9:45 the entire run. It was awesome. Runs like that are why I run. I felt so invigorated when I got home. Perfect way to end a weekend.
*Linking up with Sami today!*