Happy 2015! Our family had a great 2014 with two weddings, lots of family, friends and love. I unplugged for the past 2.5 weeks and really enjoyed not having my computer around. I left it in the office and did not use it very much.  We enjoyed lots of down time, no traveling, family time and organizing!

Some of the best of 2014:

Wedding #2 – SEPTEMBER- my sister’s wedding!

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Wedding #1 – MAY- California!wedding_DSC_0535-2

Half Marathon in the rain – MARCH

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First time away from the kids by myself – my sister’s bachelorette weekend – JULY


I had so much fun running the Philly Half the weekend after my sister’s wedding –
I think the next weekend I found out I was pregnant. SEPTEMBER


It was definitely a year of Frozen- Halloween. OCTOBER

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Dairy Free Challenge

The December dairy free challenge ended up pretty good – I did some research on dairy, and we ate less in our house.
I’m not quite sold on the dairy alternatives but I feel like we will eat less dairy in our house as a result.  I think cheese is the hardest and one of the articles explaining it is addictive – which I totally believe!  Watch how you feel after eating cheese or dairy and see how your body is reacting to it – are you bloated? Be aware of how your body feels – maybe you have no reaction, or maybe your body is becoming inflamed. Everyone is different!

Here are a couple of articles if you are interested in dropping dairy!

10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy
Food Politics


Sunday  – dinner at a friend’s house!

Monday– Caesar Salad with Veggie Burgers

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Tuesday – Frozen Pasta with Sausage

Wednesday – Veggie Pad Thai with broccoli and carrots

I also want to make this orange carrot ginger juice!

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Thursday – Roasted Garlic Soup with quesadillas. Haven’t made this in a while – I was making it weekly and got sick of it!
Other option is Vegan Jambalaya

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Friday  – dairy free mac and cheese with chicken nuggets

Saturday – leftovers or out

Time to get back into the routine tomorrow and back on track with eating!
My fitbit & their updated app have been keeping me on track and active!
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Do you have big plans to change your diet, start training for something, or reset for the New Year?
Happy New Year!


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