Now that the weather's nicer we were able to walk/bike to church a few weeks ago. We don't do it as often as we would like (usually 12:30 finds us scrambling to get the kids ready and to finish their lunch, grab activities and snacks, and I usually change my dress a couple times before I'm satisfied. My patient husband!)
I got a new pair of running shoes with our REI dividend. I love it when March rolls around and that dividend arrives in the mail. It always covers a new pair of shoes for me, and there's nothing like free shoes! The last pair I had were Brooks minimalist Pure Connects, which I loved. They are light yet give my feet enough cushion. I run on the front of my feet instead of doing a heel strike, so I have to have lighter shoes, and these are perfect. I've run with this pair 3 times now, and they are just as comfortable as if I'd been wearing them for months!
My Saturday run last week was pretty distracting. The flowers were in full bloom and I had to keep stopping to take pictures!
And here it is the next day. Kids!
Despite Aspen having long and lovely hair, I am horrible at fixing it. Every week at church I see my friends' young girls with amazing cascading braids and other styles and my poor Aspen is sporting a messy bun. I am dedicated to trying harder to learn new styles and to practice them. Here is a style I saw a friend do on her daughter, and I thought I'd give it a try: