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To the Birthdaydog

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|| 19th of July ||

Happy Birthday to the fluffiest member of our little family!
We have some treats in store for you today…
Sadly the weather will not allow us to go for a nice long walk, that’s why we went yesterday.

It’s a tradition to go walking or picknicking at Hof ter Saksen, so we couldn’t miss it this year.
We had lots of fun roaming around the gardens and were excited to experience it for the first time as a family of 4 (fluffy member included).
The place was very peaceful, with just a few people passing us by and some mysterious flute music coming from somewhere around the castle.

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We enjoyed the smell of freshly cut grass, the quacking of sunbathing ducks and the serenity which surrounded this park. It is not extremely large, so we got around pretty quickly, but made a few stops to take in the surroundings. To watch the smooth surface of the dark pond water, the slight breeze brush through the leaves of the trees, and feel the warmth of the sun on our skin.

Hopefully we’ll get to enjoy a bunch more of these walks with you the next few years!
Lots of love and hugs,

Your loving humans.

xoxo


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Start to Run

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I have never really been confident. I’ve always had low self esteem, and since my pregnancy it’s worse than ever. That person I see in the mirror, I don’t even recognize her. For years I’ve felt sort of uncomfortable in my own skin. During my pregnancy however, I didn’t feel bad at all about gaining weight, just nervous. I was constantly wondering how I would look and feel afterwards and how I was going to get back in shape.
Looking forward to exercising (who thought I would ever say that?) since day 1, I was pretty bummed out to hear I had to wait 6 weeks. Truth be told, I really needed those first weeks to recover. But I’ve been feeling really down ever since we left the hospital. After 4 weeks I had enough of it… I promised myself to start running again. Next week.

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I started really slowly (1.80 km in 18 minutes), just to see how it would work out, and will build up from there till I hit 5km. That’s my goal. I did it once, a few years ago, so I know I can do it again! I’m tracking my progress with the Runtastic app . That way I’m more certain I won’t let myself down and skip sessions or stop… And, even though I just started, I feel better already! I know I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m headed towards something better.

Our Summer isn’t exactly going as we had hoped and planned. But we’re slowly finding our way through the many difficulties of parenting, and are falling into some kind of daily routine, so that’s good!
And even though we are exhausted (seriously, our blood pressure is kind of suffering from it…) we are loving every minute of it. Except for the minutes where I’m wide awake at night while I should be asleep… Insomnia is kicking my butt!

Better days are coming!

XOXO


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