Texas Fun Run and Birthday Party Fun!

It was a busy busy day today!! We signed up for the 1st annual San Jacinto Texas Independence 5K Fun Run with several of our family members who were doing a 5K fun run for the first time ever!!!  It is so exciting to see our family get more active and participate in these fun runs and events like we love to!!!


Up and at ’em early!!!

So excited for Uncle Tim and Aunt Windy for doing their first 5K – and it was Uncle Tim’s Birthday!!!!

Happy Happy Birthday Uncle Tim!!!!! 😉  So glad we got to spend the morning with you!!


all ready to go with our race numbers on……wait a min!!!!  How come I’m the odd ball number??!!! 😉


the gorgeous San Jacinto Monument

Lexy and I representing dietSNAPS again 😉  That’s how much we {HEART} this app that has changed our lives!!


Lexy, Windy, Teresa, and I representing our Thursday morning WW’s meeting!!! 😉


most of the gang


they started playing the ‘Rocky’ theme song and I took off running to the top of the stairs to re-enact Rocky – I thought it was very fitting!!! 😉

Don’t cha see the resemblance??  hahaha 😉

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Then I had to get a picture with this awesome looking soldier that fired the rifle at the start line

it was super windy and chilly!!!!

I walked with our friend from church and WW’s-  Sussan and her husband.

the course took us by the Battleship of Texas


there were some gorgeous views


we had a good time talking as we walked about where we came from and our life’s journeys!


we ran the last little stretch across the finish line!!!! Way to GO Sussan!!!!!!!!!


She’s gonna be running the whole 5K one day in no time!!!!


AWESOME job Susan!!!!!!  wahooo!!!!!


Sussan and her husband Don – so cute!!!! 😉


these donuts are MINE people!!!!  This is why I exercise!!! 😉


Our next shirts we’re gonna make are gonna say ‘We Run to Eat’!!!! 😉


Later that afternoon we had Taylor & Jayde’s birthday party with family. They were sooo excited to get to play with all their cousins.

They wanted a candy party – so we had a ton of different kinds of candies out for the kids to snack on along with some chips & homemade salsa and a veggie tray to try and balance out all that sugar. 😉  The candy ended up being the kids treats to take home. (their parents really loved me!!)


so I had to make this candy cake idea I saw on Pinterest – I made a 2 layer chocolate cake with strawberry frosting in the middle and then whipped milk chocolate frosting on the outside. Then I used regular sized KitKat bars to line the sides and covered the top in M&M’s. It was really sweet but really fun and good!!  I served it up with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream of course! 😉

They loved opening all their cute gifts and getting $$ for their birthday -they can’t wait to wear all their new cute stuff and  go on a shopping spree now!




birthday cake time!

I think the trampoline was pretty maxxed out!!!


Gabe and his cousin Sadie trying to be the center of attention 😉


Taylor – my little diva


the birthday girls with my parents – Mimi & Pappy


a picture with their cousins on my side of the family


I am proud of myself that I didn’t eat any candy off the table (I really was just not feeling good so wasn’t hungry) but I just had a small piece of cake and ice cream. As soon as everyone left after visiting, I started feeling worse and worse by the minute with sinus pressure, headache, sneezing, sore throat, my nose started running like a faucet and I think just sheer exhaustion. I’m so glad it held off but man it hit me like a freight train. I feel asleep on the couch and then my husband woke me up so I decided to take my supplements and go to bed.



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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

One thought on “Texas Fun Run and Birthday Party Fun!

  1. Claretta

    So happy Susan got to be with us for our first 5K fun run! Next year we’ll both be jogging the whole event!!!!!!! Way to go Susan and Teresa, too!


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