Monday, November 2, 2009

I am a winner..... and a witch vs Cinderella


I love Halloween. I love to dress up and I love the spirit of ghost and goblins. I love watching the kids get excited about what they will dress up as. I love hearing them giggle each time a silly, cute or scary costume walks by. I myself, am not creative, nor do I sew or make anything. I always buy from the store... not so much fun, but next year I promised my kids we would come up with some contest winning costumes. My two girls are night and day different from one another. 8 yr old is very timid and suffers from some serious social anxiety. She wanted to be a CUTE witch, she wouldn't even wear the black wig. 4 yr old is polar opposite. She is loud, silly, wants all the attention and cracks me up daily. I love my little ladies so much and they bring so much joy and happiness to my life. Lately I have felt like a single mother. My hubby is the CFO at the hospital and it is budget season. So for about 2 months he has been working more and more. The last two weeks he has worked 14 hr days. So for Halloween we were able to spend a little quality time with our favorite man/daddy. Thank Goodness the finale budget meeting is Wed.

Guess what???? I did NOT eat one piece of candy... Not one... Candy Smackdown... and I was rewarded with 1 1/2 pounds lost.


Wow... I am still in shock. I won Tall Mom's giveaway and received this most fabulous jacket. I wonder what I will be wearing (and taking all kinds of pics for Tall Mom) on Dec 12Th at my next marathon in Huntsville AL. I definitely think I need the Capri's, or the Skort to finish the outfit.



16 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

woo hoo congrats!

Molly said...

Nice win! I love that whole Brooks line...and nice job avoiding the candy.....me, not so much.

TMB said...

Congrats on winning! Go with the capris, they are super cute!

Badgergirl said...

Congrats on the win! And I love the girls' costumes.

Marlene said...

I was so happy you won - I know you really wanted it! ENJOY and yes, please take plenty of pics for us.

CONGRATS on the candy smackdown. I did the same. Haven't had ONE nibble. I knew it woudl be ALL or NOTHING for me. Moderation? What's that? So I made the decision to have zero candy this year. SUCCESS! Still avoiding the leftovers at work. Why must people torment me so?!

Stephanie said...

No way! Lucky! That's super cute!

Laura said...

I was happy when I saw you won. The capris and skort were my other favorites...You'll look great in that!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Skort and bows for pretty Janice!! Congrats lady..

Wow oh wow I wish I could have avoided the candy bowl.. I have eaten 6 fun sized candy bars just today.. OOPS!! Gotta get that in check.

Hugs!! If you do buy the matching gear let me know so I can tell my Brooks guy.. He will be HAPPY..

Denise said...

What a weekend!! Congrats. And you're so focused, great job!

Kasey said...

Yay for you on the win! That jacket is super cute! You're gonna be stylin' for sure!

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

Congrats! You should go for the Capris. ;)

Missy said...

Capris. I got a thing about running in a skirt...

kristen said...

Mission accomplished - she is a very CUTE witch. You have beautiful girls!!!

Congratulations on the giveaway. Super cute jacket!!

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh get the capri's I love capri pants for running, no chaffing!

your girls are so cute and I love that they have their own very distinct take on life

Oz Runner said...

congrats on winning the giveaway...great pics of the kids

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I read your FB message this morning. UGH!! So 2 ideas.

1. Check on Craigslist, some times runners will try to resell bibs when they cant run.

2. Ask the race directors to put you on a list if any runners contact them to say they can no longer run.

What an uber bummer.

Your comment this morning made me GRIN.. HUGS!!