Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

We only let you see what we want to!

Social media is great…it is a the only way I get to stay connected to all of my long distance friends/family.  More recently it has also been a great way for me to meet so many new great people.

However, HOWEVER…have you ever noticed how some people seem to have it “made in the shade?”  I find myself getting sucked in to a lot of “make-believe” worlds of those I’m following when they continuously post amazing photos of themselves along with equally witty banter that makes me wishing I had it more together.

I am here to dispel a lot of the “glamour” with my not so glamorous life, because after all we only let you see what we want to…and I want you to know me for me.

Today while I was practicing day #2 of getting yoga back in to my life…I wanted to take a picture to show what my practice looks like at home.  I ended up with these


messy house behind me, check.

dog trying to lick my leg while toddler is wanting to grab at my phone, check.


I then thought I would go all out and take one of my favorite “yoga tank”…again, chips on floor, (to entertain toddler with), check.

more mess, check.


Inversion picture attempt #1


Inversion picture attempt #2


I have been working at inversions for a loooooong time! I am excited that after a long hiatus from yoga I can still manage to get back up in one!!!

attempt #101…the one I posted on instagram.  See, it looks like I’ve been hanging out here all day, but now you know; I can do an inversion, but my practice is surrounded by loud babes, messy floors, dogs who love to lick, and everything else that would make a person cringe…your welcome =)

I don’t know if any of this makes sense….but I wanted to get real, for getting real’s sake.  I don’t ever want to come off like I have it all together, because I don’t.  I am happy with my chaos and I want to inspire other’s to be okay with theirs along with embracing the imperfect. I want to make being “ordinary” the new cool!

Because my posts wouldn’t be mine without including a day with the men in my life, (and you too Tulee bird)


Bodhi got his Christmas Present early from Santa.  We told him that Santa and his Elves have been trying out a new “green” approach to giving toys by setting up a system where you borrow a toy, play with it, then send it back in exchange for a new toy to play with.  Thanks to for an amazing idea! (and to my sister Steph….you always know what is trending and I love you for that!!!!!!)



20151208090541.jpg is great for so many reasons:

  • It is geared towards children of all ages; particularly engineer minded kids like mine (it has a lot of Lego toys to chose from).
  • The toys are legitimately clean! I am not a germaphob, but I didn’t really like idea of hundreds of other booger-ladened hands playing with a toy before it touched my kiddo’s hands, (and vice versa…I don’t want other’s subjected to our “germs”).
  • They don’t charge you for missing pieces, (because there is bound to be one somewhere in our future with
  • We don’t have to worry about a surplus of toys lying around, abandoned after the glow from Christmas “newness” has worn off.
  • It’s our family’s part in trying to be more “green” any way we can.
  • Bodhi is excited about the idea of having a “new” toy; it is important to note that he has already blown through building his first project and is ready to send it back in and get another…again, this company is GENIUS!

Speaking of play…the weather and lack of snow has been a blessing and a curse.  It is a blessing in the fact that we have been able to spend more time outdoors “comfortably”20151208090400.jpg


boys at dog park with Tulee & Rouix…Bodhi is getting really good at using the Chuck It!

It is a curse, because I love snow! I actually want it to be colder.  Call me crazy, but I feel like winter should be snowy, cold, and should make you crave soup; not unseasonably warm, brown as far as the eye can see, and the only foods we want right now are smoothies and salads..ugh!

Please let it snow!!!






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