Foto Friday ~ Project 365: Week 26 Recap

Our Lululemon store in Natick changed the name to black Friday into white Friday and kicked off the day offering a Zumba class in the store at 6:30 am! Surprisingly there was a lot of traffic that early and we brought a smile on everyone ‘s face that came into the store!  Even though we worked really hard we had so much fun that 8 hours flew by and it was already time for me to go home and get our Christmas Tree!  I love my job=)) I will be very quick with this post and just post the photos for my  recap of Week 26 of my Project 365 as I can’t wait to hit the bed!

Photo 175/ 365 ~ Saturday, November 19, 2011

It was Luca’s 9th birthday! Went to see him playing a role in the musical “The Hobbit” and went for ice cream afterwards!

Photo 176/ 365 ~ Sunday, November 20, 2011

I had a very busy and long day!  Went to work and Dustin came into the store to fix a shelf that was about to collapse and literally saved us from being squashed by surprise! Of course, now he is  the model husband of the store and got nominated husband of the year!  Not only he did that but he also made an incredible beautiful and yummi salad for me bring to our staff meeting that we had the same night! I know I am a very lucky girl !

 

Photo 177/ 365 ~ Monday, November 21, 2011

 

It was a year since we got Luna so of course the photo of the day is about our precious and funny pup!

 

 

I cought her staring outside and who know what she was thinking about…maybe the day that she met us=)

 

 

Photo 178/ 365 ~ Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 

Worked the very late shift and check out the lulu store new holiday windows!

 

 

Photo 179/ 365 ~ Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 

It was a very rainy day!  Went to work and again Dustin (even though he had a very bad day at work) was so sweet that he had the apple pie all gorgeous and made to bring to our Thanksgiving dinner when I got home from a regenerating much needed yoga class!

 

 

Photo 180/ 365 ~ Thursday, November 24, 2011

 

Thanksgiving spent with family and few new friends.

 

 

Photo 181/ 365 ~ Friday, November 25, 2011

 

Very full and fun day and I can’t wait to go to bed!

 

 

Buona notte e Sogni D’Oro ( Good Night & Golden Dreams) !!

 

When we adopted Luna…

A year ago yesterday we brought home our Luna.  She was only 8 weeks old and we adopted her from  the Help Save One  group. The memory of picking her up is so vivid and still warm my heart.  She was so tiny and as soon as I hold her in my arms she started to kiss me like she knew I was her momma.  I just remember keep saying out loud “I love you, I love you” and the thing is that I really meant it.  Those words were coming from deep inside, for some reason the moment I held that tiny energetic puppy, she stole my heart forever, and I haven’t been able to get it back since (not that I want it back).  Dustin too was blown away, we both fell in love with her immediately, brought her back home to 45 Yerxa Rd in Cambridge, and changed her name from Bessie (named so because of her cute cow nose) to Luna which means Moon in Italian.

The photo that made us fall in love with Luna

She was pretty sick, and they warned us she had kennel cough and that they were giving her some meds for it.  Well, on the drive home hearing this little thing coughing really bad it was kind of scary, it just didn’t sound right, and once at home she didn’t act like a puppy but more like an old sick dog.  Her eyes were so sad, my poor baby!  Well, needless to say that we were pretty worried about  her and decided to spend our first night together to the emergency vet doing exams and X-rays just to find out that she not only had a really bad Kennel Cough but she also had the beginning stages of pneumonia and if left untreated, pneumonia can be as fatal to dogs as it is to humans.  Her heart was so tiny that she had to take human antibiotics as they are weaker than dog’s antibiotics.  That visit costed us a fortune but we felt so much better as we knew she was going to get better!  And she did! She is such a strong pup and with all the love and cuddling we and our wonderful family gave her she got better in no time and she was running around making trouble!

Froggy, Luna's first toy

Now, she is very healthy and has plenty of energy! She is very lovable and friendly! Everyone in the neighborhood knows her and adores her. She has made many friends, all types of animals- dogs, bunnies, cats, birds, and humans. She loves to play, and fetch the ball and we taught her few tricks..oh and she also understand Italian.  Just tell her ” Bacio” and you will see what I am talking about.  For who of you that don’t know bacio means Kiss in Italian=).  She is a very smart puppy, and we spoil her with love.  Also, she is very strong and muscular. She enjoys playing with toys. However, all of her toys only last a few hours because of her strength.  She likes to chew on her leash sometimes too.  She sleeps with us on the bed and many nights we would go to sleep with her by our feet and wake up in the morning with her between us on the bed or even better with her head on our pillow.  I love to cuddle with her, she is the best cuddler after Dustin!  When 6 am comes around she starts to kiss us (all over) good morning and jump out of bed ready to start the day.  Dustin is the best as every morning he takes her to the park and have her run around with other dogs or fetching the ball.  From all that throwing the shoulder’s poor thing is a mess.  Luna is a jewel like no other.

Poor baby she was so sick

Adopting Luna wasn’t a walk in the park.  For us that we were used to have our freedom it was hard to sacrifice the time ” just for a dog”.  We felt really bad that we left Luna home alone for 8 straight hours when we went to work.  We cried at times as we  didn’t feel Luna fit into our lifestyle and things were more awkward and difficult.  We came up with idea that we needed to find a better home for Luna and so we did.  We found her a wonderful family who already had a dog so she could play all day long.  We felt really good about Luna’s new family, we were so excited that we were going to give her a better life and a sister with who she was going along really well and yes selfishly, we were happy  that we would get our freedom back.  The day we gave Luna away was one of the worse day in Dustin’s and I life!  When we open the door of out apartment and didn’t hear Luna barking at us with excitement we started to cry so hard that we knew we made the biggest mistake ever.  If it was for me I would have go get Luna back right away, but we all know I am very impulsive.  Dustin made me think and rationalize and we went to bed that night with a very sad heart.  The day after we both went to work but our thoughts were with Luna.  That night we talked about it and we decided that Luna is part of our life, without her our family was uncompleted.  Well, that night Dustin wrote that lady : “I am extremely sorry for the trouble and sadness this message may bring you but I’m afraid to tell you that we cannot do it without our Luna.  Both Natascia and I have never been such a mess in our lives as we were all yesterday, last night, and all day today.  The main reason we thought to re-home Luna was what we thought would be best for her, but we didn’t realize what she actually brought to us, she is the joy in our life and we are willing to change whatever we need to to make her the happiest dog in the world.  I’m sure you understand as you are as much an animal lover as anyone I know.”

She was so wonderful, as she totally understood our struggle, that she said: “Come get her right away as we are already very attached to her.” To make the story more difficult, the day after Dustin had to go to California for work but Luna is such a lucky girl as she also has grandparents that loves her very much and offered to drive me all the way to Salem to get Luna back.  When Luna saw us was so excited and I still today remember very vividly the drive back home.  Luna didn’t let go of me one bit and slept with her small face right on my neck. In that moment I felt so much love coming out of me that it’s hard to explain.  It was like she was reassuring me that I am her mommy and that’s all she wanted.  Oh boy, tears are coming down while I am writing… I am such a baby!

I remember, someone once told me that “Doing rescue must be pretty glamorous”.  Well, that is the best joke I had heard in months. Rescue is emotionally, physically and often financially draining. Doing animal rescue causes sleepless nights, frantic days and domestic unrest. If it sounds like a nightmare, well it is.  So , why would anyone do this, and what crazy person would do this voluntarily? Fortunately a lot of us would. And we do it for those rare moments when everything and everyone comes together and makes a positive change in the life of one animal.  I have those moments everyday.  She gave us so much love, she make us feel so special as she is always so happy and very passionately excited to see us! We love her with all out heart and we can’t imagine our life without our Luna!

So, thank you Amanda for showing us the picture of the best thing that had ever happened to our family!  And thank you Bob & Laura for being the best grandparents ever and helping anytime we needed a permanent home for Luna!

First day at 45 Yerxa Rd

Her first bed lasted a day

A Year ago...

In February...

...Luna was exploding out of her 1st sweater

Trying to get on the couch with my slipper that was bigger than her

At my first race...the Turkey Trot

She is such daddy girl

First high 5 to daddy

She loves her GBob

Awwwwwww someone looks comfy

She loves to cuddle with GBossy on the BIG chair

When she got spayed

We are family

She is our princess

Foto Friday ~ Project 365: Week 25 Recap

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

Here we go…It’s Friday once again! Another week flew by and I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving. I really feel like it popped out of nowhere.  The busier we get the more I feel like time is flying by.  Don’t get me wrong I couldn’t be more excited about it! I’m lovin’ that Thanksgiving is next week.  Time with the family, cooking together, eating delicious food, and just be.  What could be better?!  I am also super excited because we created our own tradition, the day after Thanksgiving we go pick out our Christmas Tree and for those who don’t know Christmas is and has always been my favorite holiday!

However, every time I hear myself say ‘I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving’ or ‘Summer was over so quickly,’ or ‘it’s Friday again? Where did the week go?’ Juts to realize that time is not slowing down!  I’ve heard it said that when you’re operating at such rapid speed, you’d better pay attention because a little good goes a long way.  I want to slow down, and appreciate every moment, smell the ocean, eat chocolate, do what is fun, talk all night with my hubby instead of watching TV.  We did it the other night and it was amazing!  Every time during the day or night that we create a special moment to savor any activity that comforts and de-stresses us, we are slowing down time. I am gonna let moments of intense experience pop in and out of my busy schedule and I, too, can make time stand still. It’s the magic of life… the good stuff really does work magic. We just have to pay attention, stay focused and clear.  I’m just saying and reminding myself…Time is a precious gift – one of the gifts we most take for granted.  We get so busy trying to “get ahead” that we don’t take the time to enjoy the scenery along the way.  We don’t have to be in GO mode all day.  So, let’s pause and slow down a little each day or a little each evening.

Here is my  recap of Week 25 of my Project 365.

Photo 168/ 365 ~ Saturday, November 12, 2011

We finally made an apple pie!

Photo 169/ 365 ~ Sunday, November 13, 2011

Great day running, walking by the ocean for ALS and quality time with family=)

Photo 170/ 365 ~ Monday, November 14, 2011

7 Years ago on Monday was 7 years that I met Dustin and who would have thought that day would change my Life Forever!  Luna decided she wanted to cuddle with both of us on Monday…and we didn’t have the guts to tell her that she is not a lap dog or is she?lol

Photo 171/ 365 ~ Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Luna wasn’t really happy with the bed all nice and made and she decided to attack it and go under the covers.  You can imagine my surprise when I caught her in action! She looked like a bull!

Photo 172/ 365 ~ Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dustin surprised me sending flowers at work. He decided to be original and send them the day after we met 7 years ago with a sweet message thats said: ” 7 years ago I woke up with the biggest smile on my face, knowing that my life would be so much better” Pretty original ah!

Photo 173/ 365 ~ Thursday, November 17, 2011

I definitely had a very productive day on my day off but didn’t go to yoga as I had planned as I was too busy getting things done.  Lesson learned, first my sanity then the rest! Also, I haven’t run since the race on Sunday as I am being a good girl and let my foot rest and recover but I definitely miss it! Dustin has been so good(as always) and had me ice it every night, it seems definitely much better but not 100%.

Photo 174/ 365 ~ Friday, November 18, 2011

Be still Sometimes you gotta unwind. Give Yourself some downtime. Just to keep your sanity. Be still Baby take a deep breath!  You and me motionless…nowhere else I’d rather be!

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? What about your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Race Report: Chilly Half Marathon

Sunday morning Marisa, Lindsey and I run the Chilly 1/2 Marathon in Newton with the Catz Team to help support the American Liver Foundation. All the donations we collected went direct to the Liver Life Challenge and the American Liver Foundation.

The Chilly Half-Marathon had an ungodly 7:30 a.m. start, which meant Dustin & I had to get up at 5:15!  We got to the race course early, and got a great parking spot.  My foot was still hurting me for almost a week but that didn’t stop me from running hard=) The race began and ended at the Newton South High School, which was great to have a structure to wait in and indoor plumbing!  I caught up with Marisa, Lindsey and with two of the girls that I trained to run the 10K Tufts back in October, Leah and Aimee.  This was Aimee first Half Marathon and considering that when I start train her in August she’s never run more than 3 miles it was so great to see her finishing successfully this great milestone!  Before we knew it, it was time to head for the start line. After the October storm trauma, November has gifted us with great running weather, so we had a perfect morning for a run and the foliage was really pretty!!

Here we go!

Here is Leah & Aimee

Let me tell you about the course. It would be a difficult feat to run a fully flat race within the city limits of Newton, and the Chilly Half Marathon ( or as I’ve heard it referred to as the Chilly Hilly Half) has a few rolling hills (the region is known as “The Newton Hills”), but the race was designed purposefully to include a nice level start and finish.  We left from Newton South High School and briefly head south in the Chestnut Hill Village section, before turning north under Route 9, then across Beacon Street in the Waban neighborhood.  At about Mile 4 the course goes into the clockwise loop section along Lowell and Cabot Streets and turns east toward the grand Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Then the gradual climb starts after Mile 5 to eventually crest the top of Heartbreak near Boston College at Mile 8 before the swoop down to Mile 10. At this point on the course, we were  rewarded with a spectacular view of the Boston skyline. The final leg repeats the gentle start near the Charles River Country Club.  The course got particularly steep around miles 6-8. Fortunately, I had hill after hill to enjoy beautifully high vistas on sleepy…and yes, very quiet Newton and Watertown. Around mile 9, we went down a long descent: Heartbreak Hill in the reverse direction.  My pace had a good groove, I was running in the 7:15-7:25 range.  I knew I wasn’t going to PR, as the course was really challenging but when I look at my watch and see that I was cruising I started to think Yes, yes, yes. I down-shifted and ran wide to the guy in front of me right and passed him on the final uphill before the inflatable finish line.  When I saw Dustin I knew I was very close and I sprinted to the end especially when I saw the time that was around 1:35.  Holy cannoli, yes, I did it! I finally had  PR and it was on a hard course!

Here I come

Seeing my baby

To the finish line

Cheering on Marisa

Lindsey struggling with the pain on her hip

My foot  felt ok throughout the race.  Not recovered, but it didn’t bother me.  What was bothering the most was definitely my right hamstring, yes the one that has been hurting me since before the Boston Marathon!  I think it is time for me to use that massage that my hubby gave me for my birthday and  to try to get back to pain-free running.

I came in in 1:35:53  giving me a  7:19 pace per mile. One minute faster than my previous PR.  And I came 3rd in my age group 30-39 but I didn’t stick around for the awards though, with apparently merchandize prizes donated by City Sports.  However, I waited for Marisa and Lindsey to cross the finish line, gave them a big hug and head over to Castle Island in Boston, to join Dustin’s dad Tom and hundreds of participants in the ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS.

We both got a PR

We spent the rest of the day reconnecting with family and it was just great and refreshing!

Few photos the photographer did on the course!

Gorgeous day

Pushing

Sprinting to the finish line

Official Results

Time: 1:35:53
Women 30-39 Age Group Place: 3rd out of 157
Women Overall place: 14th
Overall place: 80th out of 1115
Average Pace: 7:19

Foto Friday ~ Project 365: Week 24 Recap

Happy 11.11.11!!

According to some circles the date of 11.11.11 is a day of alignment, a powerful day where we must acknowledge what’s not working in order to heal ourselves so we do not repeat the problems of our past.  Today is a day to make a decison to DO something different about the way our life is going. It’s a day to choose how you will personally answer the questions in your life and how you will meet the challenges confronting you. It is the opportunity to release what isn’t working – especially if you are feeling “This isn’t working, I can’t go on like this anymore.”  We are talking about the beginning of a decision making process. To do this you must decide who you are, and where you stand. This is a time where you are poised to accept new ‘ingredients’ to help you get ahead.  Take some time today to pause, to be in stillness, to contemplate your life and to release what isn’t working. You may want to write what’s on your mind that needs releasing, take time to set new goals, or simply take 7 deep breaths to release the energy that is keeping you stuck. If it is no longer enough for you to sit on the sidelines of your life, and you know that something has to change, and you are ready to shift out of your comfort zone – because that’s where the biggest change happens right? – I invite you to DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW!!

Here is my  recap of Week 24 of my Project 365.

Photo 161/ 365 ~ Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dustin & I started off our day with an early breakfast in Framingham with Fabiana and her husband Rick.  Fabiana and Rick were later off to New Hampshire as on Sunday Fabiana run her first half marathon!  Dustin & I had a really fun day shopping and we bought a couple of cute toys for Luna that she really really loved!  In the photo check out Luna focusing on her new toy and being really obedient to Dustin’s command as she knew the prize would be worth it!  We later went for our first ride in the jeep and Luna really wanted to be next to her daddy driving=D

I know you are curious to see Luna in the jeep so here it is=)

Oh and I am sure you want to see Luna new toys;-)

Photo 162/ 365 ~ Sunday, November 6, 2011

The time change definitely affected someone;-) Look my beauty queens sleeping in the sun=)

Photo 163/ 365 ~ Monday, November 7, 2011

This week was a really gorgeous week with temperatures on the 60s and the sun was out and bright and Luna loved it!

And later  look where I found her!

Photo 164/ 365 ~ Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another gorgeous sunny day! I couldn’t resist to capture Luna loving the sun=) She is definitely like her mama hehe

That’s pretty funny okay!

Photo 165/ 365 ~ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Luna following the sun in our room..again!

I am blinded but I ain’t moving okay!

Photo 166/ 365 ~ Thursday, November 10, 2011

Yesterday was a very rainy and gloomy day and even though it was my day off I started running around at 7:45 and didn’t stop til 5pm! Definitely a very productive day in every aspect, I did hot yoga and pure barre with Dianna so had the chance to bond with her. Had a couple of trial coaching sessions and it looks like I will be coaching few people for the next 3 months or so and I talked to New Balance for a future event together. At the end of the day I was pretty wired up but I knew that my night was going to be a perfect recipe of love + great people + food  to help me relax and find the balance! Amanda in fact made a delicious home made soup and we spent the night eating, talking and laughing and I felt lighter=)

Oh I need to share with you  the photo I took in the am of Luna watching daddy going to work…pretty sweet!

Photo 167/ 365 ~ Friday, November 11, 2011 

I totally forgot to mention that we finally got out iPhones!

Oh and Dustin took the day off today so he was home when I got back from my run this am and look who did I find on the bed overlooking over me when I was changing clothes after clothes deciding what to wear to work later today?!

Have a great weekend!

Got Inspiration?

On Sunday, my friend Fabiana successfully completed her first Half Marathon and I couldn’t be more proud of her!  What she said afterwards and a video that her brother shared on her facebook’s wall made me want to write a post about Roger Wright.  Who is Roger Wright? I will tell you in a minute.

Fabiana ready to rock her 1st Half Marathon

First let me share with you Fabiana’s words after finishing her first half, that will introduce you to what this post is all about which is inspiration, motivation and self-determination.  All of us need some empowerment sometimes right! Here you will find the power of hope and courage through an incredible story of someone making a difference in his life.  Fabiana said:

I hate when people say this to me but I’m finding myself believing it today… “If I can do it you can do it…” =) Mission accomplished! Exactly 2 months and 3 weeks ago I made the decision to start running… I ran 30 seconds down the street and thought I was gonna collapse. Progressed weeks later I was doing 12 min miles and determined I was gonna do a half marathon in November.

Today I crossed the finish line to my first 1/2 marathon with a time of 2 hours and 2 min (9min 31 sec per mile) and with the biggest lesson I could take from it; “Whatever you tell your mind you can do, you can do!”

Thank you everyone who helped me train and get through this mental game called running.  Especially you Natascia Armitage! Love ya’ll! =)

What made Fabiana start running and change her diet was finding out that she was borderline diabetic.  Fabiana’s story is similar to Roger Wright with the only difference that Fabiana was not obese and Roger was. Roger’s is a truly inspirational story of how it’s possible to change your life for the better – no matter what obstacles one faces.  He says, simply, “If you really want something bad enough, you really can accomplish it.”

Anyone needing motivation to get in shape or lose those unwanted pounds. Roger Wright’s story will empower you. Read up…

At the age of 47 and due to a lifelong struggle with obesity and failing health, Roger Wright from Needham, MA was faced with a choice:  have a doctor attempt to change his life with gastric bypass surgery OR change his life himself by a complete lifestyle change. On June 7, 2008, even though he could only run 10 yards without stopping to catch his breath, Wright dedicated himself to running the 2009 Boston Marathon (a lifelong goal since he was 7 years old). In the process he hoped to lose 50 pounds and raise $3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that his 10-year-old niece Julia suffered from. Ten months later, Wright lost an incredible 113 pounds (277 to 164), ran Boston nonstop in four hours and 45 minutes and raised $11,000 for Cystic Fibrosis. In the process he discovered more about life than he had in his previous 46 years. His story, “Running For My Existence,” is available here, which he created to hold himself accountable as he worked toward his goals.  In three years Roger’s run the Boston Marathon twice, the Cape Cod Marathon, the Phoenix (Ultra/31 Miles), Wakefield, Chicago, FT Worth Cowtown (Ultra/31 Miles), the London Marathon, the Ragnar NE Relay (198 miles), New England Relay (225 miles), Wakefield Ultra (52 Miles), Reach The Beach Relay (200 Miles), and on Sunday Roger run the New York Marathon.

His First Transformation In May of 2008, at the age of 47, three things happened:

  • Health – His doctor called and told him he was now diabetic due to morbid obesity. She had previously suggested gastric bypass surgery (1st time in her career to ANY patient) but with a 3% mortality rate Roger decided against it.
  • Biggest Loser – Roger alternative plan to lose weight was to be on the show Biggest Loser for 2008 (and 2007, and 2006…) was  derailed when his wife found out from friend who was on the show that it had already been cast for the Fall 2008 season.
  • Julia – Roger’s sister in law called to inform him that his 9 year old niece Julia (and the closest thing he has to a daughter) who has Cystic Fibrosis, was back in the hospital and was now on the lung transplant list. Again she was 9 years old…

Based on Roger’s doctors “great news” he was out cooking some ribs on the grill when he  had an epiphany of sorts. Roger’s father had run the Boston Marathon when Roger was 7 and even though Roger had never run more than 1/4 mile in the last 30 years, it had always been a life long goal of his to run it. He decided he could “run/walk” it, lose at least 50 pounds in the process, and raise $3000 for Cystic Fibrosis research in the process.

Here is what Roger’s writes on day one of his journey:

The Journey Begins. Today, Monday June 2nd at 7:30 AM, I opened the side door of my house and stared down upon what I have always considered just a normal step that I take to “Everyday”. But not today. Today the step seemed to stare back at me, almost challenging me, and I knew that once I stepped down off of it, onto the driveway and down the street, my life would forever change.

Here is Roger’s message for you:

I have discovered that regardless of my age (50), previous eating habits, a complete lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle, that I have been able to change my life for the better. I have accomplished this simply by changing the way I look at food (I eat to live, not live to eat), started to exercise, no longer accepted excuses and most important, pure desire to help my niece, other people (friends and strangers) and myself. I know it’s cliche to say, but I have discovered that if you really want something bad enough, you really can accomplish it.  You too can change your life for the better. If I can, YOU can!

This is the video that inspired me to write about Roger as I assure you you will get chills seeing the transformation he had the courage to make for himself!  Coldplay song’s Fix you, which I love and always give me chills, plays in the video. Be ready to get enlightened, encouraged and empowered and to believe in the possible, not the impossible!  You’ll leave inspired and prepared to take on the world!

DESIRE: The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state.  An inclination to want things. A wish or longing

Foto Friday ~ Project 365: Week 23 Recap

I can’t believe it’s November already!  What happened to the year??  Time really does keep on slippin’ into the future and I really can’t believe the holiday season is almost here already!!! Here is my  recap of Week 23 of my Project 365.

Photo 154/ 365 ~ Saturday, October 29, 2011

It was a very rainy and blustery day on Saturday but in the morning Luca, Dustin, Luna and bit the rain and were able to go for a nice walk on a nice trail near our home. After that we took Luca to the Lego Store in the Natick Mall and have him pick up his birthday present. My baby will be 9 years old (WOW) on November 19th!! We had lunch at Five Guys and headed to Arlington to watch Luca playing soccer under the rain!! It was so windy and cold that even Dustin was shaking!!  It was really awesome to go in a nice warm car afterwards…I’ll tell you that much!  Spent the rest of this stormy day at home relaxing and cuddling=)

I can’t resist but post few more photos for the day!

Photo 155/ 365 ~ Sunday, October 30, 2011

We woke up with few inches of snow and lost of town around us had no power! It was a pretty cold and icy morning but Dustin and I went to pick up Fabiana and met Marisa in Central Square for the annual Superhero 5k!  It was a lot of fun and abouu 500 braves superhero showed up…Dustin included=) I rushed home, showered and went to work til 6:30pm.  I finished up the night in style going for a nice dinner at the Capitol Grill in Chestnut Hill with my hubby and my best girlies Fabiana and Dianna accompanied as well by their awesome hubbies! Oh and Luna attacked Dustin with lots of love!

Photo 156/ 365 ~ Monday, October 31, 2011

On Halloween Luna wanted to cheer up her daddy cause he was a little sad and decided to dress up a little=)

Photo 157/ 365 ~ Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In the AM I went for a nice run and had a mission, to take a photo of the scariest house in Natick!  Check out the snow on the ground booooooooo

Oh and couldn’t resist again but post a photo of Luna sit on the couch…ready to watch TV??!

Photo 158/ 365 ~ Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I went for a long run since I closed lulu and found all kind of beautiful leaves and took them home=)

Of course I need to post few more photos of this gorgeous leaves=)

Photo 159/ 365 ~ Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finally the sun was out and it warmed up a little! Another day of runnography for me, I just wanted to capture more fall colors before it’ll be gone!

Photo 160/ 365 ~ Friday, November 4, 2011

Last Saturday Dustin took home his jeep! He replaced the very clanky Subaru for a cool manly jeep, making his dream come true=))) Here they are this morning going to work=)

The fifth Month of My Project 365 is finished!  Here is the recap of all the photos I took in October.

So, what are you most looking forward to this holiday season? Any great foods, gatherings, celebrations… shopping=)

Oh and don’t forget to set you clocks back an hour on Sunday…the biannual ritual of adjusting our clocks is upon us again!