Music Monday: Pour some sugar on me

Oh good grief! July has been a tough month for me food wise! Two birthdays in the same week, and I'll admit I HAD TOO MUCH CAKE!! In the past, I didn't eat cake at the kids birthday parties. I wasn't even tempted. But July has been hard for me. I don't know why, but it has been. I'm ready for the kids to go back to school so that MY normal routine can return!!

I had cake. Too much cake. I feel awful. Bloated and gross. It wasn't worth it. Blah. And it's not just the sugar. It's the gluten. Time to kick the clean eating back in to high gear!!

For today's Music Monday I am spinning "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard. Not that I need sugar poured on me because I can feel it leaching out of my skin. But I ate the cake out of love for my Irish Twins. Ya, that's the excuse I'll use.

So now I am in detox mode. Big time.

Do you like cake? What type is your favorite??

Happy 7th Birthday, Ronin

You turned 7 yesterday. 7. My baby is 7. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??

You were born at home after a 38 minute labor. You were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. Here you are just minutes old, so alert just staring up at me. Kiss I loved you the minute I saw you.

You were born with a full head of beautiful white hair. Here you are less than 24 hours old.

By 10 months old, you were very opinionated.


But for every tantrum you had, you were equally as happy and fun to be around!



I am happy that you have gotten a little bit neater as you've gotten older.


And you continue to be able to sleep anywhere, at any time.



You've always been a thrill seeker.



Though now you've gone from being thrown in the air by your daddy to driving in NASCAR's at speeds over 100mph!



This year we also saw you get glasses AND a dog!



And you turned in to quite the ladies man! The dancing ladies at Busch Gardens couldn't get enough of your cuteness!




And once in a while you get along with Ella.




Ronin you have taken our family on a wild and crazy adventure. Every day continues to be a surprise with you and you sure do keep me on my toes,  I love you so much.



Autism wasn't what I was expecting when I learned you'd be joining our family. You have taught me to be a more patient, understanding person. But you are so much MORE than just a boy who has autism. You are a boy that loves to run, bike, swim, garden. You are a boy that loves to help me take out the trash and walk the dog. You are a boy who is curious about the world around him. You love nature, frogs, dinosaurs. For your birthday you asked to go to the Museum of Science and Industry where you went on the zip-line and climbed through the rope course.



I am so proud of the young man you are becoming and I can't wait to see how you change, yet stay the same during this year!


I love you, Ronin.



Run for your Life in a new pair of Feetures!!

Win Two Tickets To Run For Your Lives AND a pair of Feetures ELITE running socks!!

Run For Your Lives, the original zombie 5K, has invited me to be a brand ambassador on their Zombie Preparedness Team, which includes two free tickets to their event. I know how much my readers love running and I have decided to give away my tickets to two lucky readers. This race is held in locations throughout the United States, so all are welcome to enter!!

This race sounds amazing and so up my alley, but with all the driving & flying I've been doing this year, I need to sit this one out and mitigate my carbon footprint!!

And what's better than running for your life? Running in a super comfortable of Feetures Brand socks!!


What is Run For Your Lives?

Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind 5k obstacle course adventure run series. Unlike other obstacle races, runners are chased by zombies roaming the course, who are trying to grab flags from the runners’ flag belts. It’s similar to flag football, except zombies are chasing after you. No biggie. At the end of the race, runners and spectators (who get in for free) celebrate survival or their zombie infection at the Apocalypse Party with music spun by the RFYL traveling DJ, entertainment, dance-offs, beer, food, and festivities!

This run also works with charitable partner Kennedy Krieger. A portion of ticket sales goes to raising awareness and funds supporting research and care for kids battling brain injuries, so if you don’t want to run for your life, you can Run For THEIR Lives. Check out their upcoming race locations, and if you want to register, you can use my special discount code ZPTD4 for 15% off.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Run For Your Lives is providing two free runner registration tickets to one of their 2013 remaining races. Run For Your Lives and MetamorFit are not responsible for winner’s transportation, lodging and travel. The giveaway will run July 21 through July 28 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and older. Winner will be selected via Rafflecopter, and will be notified via the email provided in the giveaway. The winner must respond within 72 hours after being notified. The winner will be put in contact with Run For Your Lives to obtain their two free runner tickets.