The Long Distance Edition

Phew. This week was something, let me tell you. Marcus is dealing with a major growth spurt where he eats like a 15-year old and sleeps like an infant. And, Julia nailed down a cold and has slightly regressed in the sleep department. Survival has come in the form of coffee by day and hard apple cider by night.

That's not to say the last couple of weeks haven't lacked in awesome. Because, there's been a lot of good to celebrate. Let's get to it.

Best Friends For Life
(as 7th grade Desirée would have written it: BFF4L)
My life long best friend came for a brief visit. We haven't seen each other in about two years, and the reunion was much needed for us.
We snuck away for a little girls evening of good food, stellar views, and even better conversation.

We were able to pick up like time and distance don't separate you. I hope it isn't two more years before we have another get together.

The Disney Pixie Dust Challenge
In keeping with things that are long distance... I finally did it. I pulled the trigger and signed up for a half marathon! Actually, the challenge is a 10k on Saturday followed up with the half marathon on Sunday. I mean, why not?! I've wanted to run a Disney race for some time now and I decided it was now or never. 
These were last year's medals. Just looking at them has me all sorts of pumped!
And, I'm going to need to hunt this down once the races are complete. I'm totally the running nerd who has this kind of magnet on her right bumper. 
The race isn't until May, but this is just the push and motivation I need to run farther than three miles at a time. Plus, I think I might just have to sneak in another half before the Pixie Dust. 

Mug Love
I know this is supposed to be linked up on Monday, but I got the ok to sneak in my reveal a little early (thanks, Stephanie!). 
I was partnered with Stefanie over at Lexie Lou, Lily, Liam and Dylan Too, who lives on the other side of the country (how's that for long distance!?). Just how perfect are these mugs?? Guys, I cannot tell you how excited I am for the return of Gilmore Girls on November 25. Seriously, I'm positively giddy. I fully intend to get cozy on the couch with these sweet mugs and get lost in the goodness that only happens in Stars Hallow. Who's going to join me so I can share my mug love?!

That's a wrap for this week!
Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm so glad you got to visit with your best friend! That is awesome.
    Good luck with the race. I'm more of a short distance runner so that number overwhelms me!
    I'm so glad you got the mugs! I can't wait to share the one you sent me!
    I hope you have a great RELAXING weekend!

  2. Yay for quality time with your bestie. That is always so needed and special. Glad you got that time. That mug is AWESOME!!!! I love it so much and can't wait for Gilmore Girls. We need to do a blogger watch party of some sort.

  3. LOVE those mugs! I'll be joining you from WI! Have a great weekend! :)

  4. I'm living under a rock! The return of Gilmore Girls?!! What?! Off to Google about this right now!

  5. I love the mugs! I have a 13.1 magnet from the Disney Wine & Dine on my car. It was 4 years ago now, but still.

  6. How fun that you are doing a Disney race! My best friend did one at WDW a couple of years ago and she dressed up like Donald Duck. Seriously it was so cute! And those Gilmore Girls mugs!!! LOVE!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  7. Those are the best kinds of friendship! I was wondering if you were going to sign up for another half soon!

  8. Yay for best friends and lot and lots of coffee! I'm so excited for your half! I've signed up for one in January, so there's that. I've been wanting to get back at it, but it's just been so much harder to find the time these days. Maybe we can set up some virtual training together to keep each other motivated and accountable! I need all the help I can get!

  9. Your mug is so cute!!! Yay for being reunited with a friend. I have a friend like that who I haven't seen in a while either.

  10. Hand to Jesus, I was just thinking last week "I wonder if Desiree is going to start running races again". Something made me think of you and I was curious and you've answered that for me. GOOD LUCK!! And you can do it!

    And we may be mug twins but you'll have to wait till Monday to see which mug I'm referring to!

  11. Best kind of friendships for sure! I love being able to pick up right where you left off :) Love your GG mugs too!!

  12. Too funny, I got the go-ahead to post my mug early too!! So many good things! You know its a great friendship when time doesnt bound you. Ive always wondered about the Disney runs- pretty sure if I ever DID run itd be at Disney ;)

  13. That race is going to be so much fun. I love that you can do something like that so easily since its close. I have been lacking running motivation too but I'll figure something out before spring.

  14. Dude, Mason must be going through that same growth spurt. He’s been eating a ton lately. Can you imagine their appetites when they are teenagers? Mercy! So awesome that you and your best friend are still in each other’s lives. I’ve known my best friend since 2nd grade and can’t imagine life without her. But Yay for your reunion! SO awesome. I think the medal is enough to make me want to run! And I am not a runner. Haha. Those mugs are perfect!

  15. So many fun things happening lately! That's awesome you were able to get together with an old friend. And yay for signing up for a Disney race! I'm definitely a bit jealous :) Although I really can't run since having kids. Those mugs! Gah, I need those! I LOVE Gilmore Girls and I am SO excited for the return next month!

  16. I love those Gilmore Girls cups...yay! And I can't even imagine doing a 10K followed by a half marathon the next day. You go girl! But I guess it would sort of be worth it for those medals, swoon.

  17. I can barley contain myself over GG coming out!!! I keep seeing these awesome t-shirt's on FB ad's and want one in the worst way! A Dragonfly Inn t would fit into my drawer just fine! :)

    Can't wait to read all about how awesome you do on your half! Those medals are so neat!

  18. SO glad you got to visit with your best friend! I have a couple of those where time and distance don't matter and when we see each other, it's like it was just yesterday. Those friendships are so special! I hope it's not another 2 years before you see her again!
    And WOOHOO for the Pixie Dust run! You're going to kick butt!

  19. A Disney race?! So jealous, its going to be so much fun -- you got this mama! Um, dead. Those mugs are EVERYTHING and I will gladly join the GG fanigirling, I'm super stocked for 11/25!

  20. I can't wait to see how you like Pixie Dust challenge. I love running at Disney World, but I have heard Disneyland is nicer because you don't have to wake up as early.

    I didn't watch Gilmore Girls while it was on originally. I binge watched it on Netflix last year, and loved it. I can't wait for next month.


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