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by Meghann on September 10, 2012

Okay, I was just starting to get used to the idea of pumpkin beer and pumpkin spice lattes, but Holiday cards? Already?

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Who am I kidding.. the minute the email came in, I did a quick flip through our recent photos to see if there was anything that would work for a good Holiday card this year (hey – a good deal is a good deal). Unfortunately the best I could come up with was a group shot of Derek, Maddie, and I in our swimsuits at the beach. I’m all for beach-themed Holiday cards, but I thought it was a bit much to subject everyone to hanging photos of us in our swimsuits on their fridge or walls for the month of December.

I’m pretty sure this sale is only the first of many that Zazzle will throw out there between now and Christmas. I’m happy waiting until our annual Thanksgiving Day photo shoot to grab something a little more appropriate. ;)

I guess if you think about it, Christmas isn’t really that far away. I have a feeling October and November are really going to fly by this year (especially with wedding planning and wedding-related tasks to conquer) then December will be here and *boom* January is knocking at our door. One day at a time, right?

Christmas was the last thing on my mind when I got out of bed this morning. There was another very loud thunderstorm that disturbed our sleep in the middle of the night and reminded us that summer is still very much here. Luckily the majority of the rain had cleared out by the time I took Maddie out for our early walk, leaving behind flooded puddles and hot-muggy air.

The puddles created somewhat of an obstacle course on my 4-mile run, which I failed miserable at avoiding. I misjudged a couple of steps and ended up with soaked shoes for the majority of my run. Luckily I was wearing my ultra-light and thin Brooks PureConnects, which seemed to dry a little faster than my bulkier Glycerins. I need to remember that for any future runs I have in the rain. :)

After the run, I made a delicious bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • chia seeds
  • raisins
  • cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

on top:

  • almond butter
  • fresh figs
  • granola


Those were the last of my figs. They were so sweet and tasty this morning – it was hard not to finish them off. :)

Do you send out Holiday cards? If so, are you an early bird orderer, last minute, or somewhere in the middle?

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