Babies + A Giveaway!

So, I thought we could talk about something a little different today – kids.

I have two boys, Jacob and Jaden, ages 11 and 5. Two kids seem like the perfect number to me, but I always thought about what it would be like to have a girl.

Then, my brother and sister-in-law found out they were expecting a girl, and I was beyond excited. I am perfectly happy having a niece because I can still shop for girl clothes, play dress-up and barbies with her, and go to Disney Princesses on Ice.

All the benefits of having a girl…without actually having one.

Crazy Faces:

I watch my niece in the afternoons, so I know what it’s like to have three children. It’s hard. I know that I am perfectly suited to have only two kids and honestly think that having three kids might make me very stressed out. I give a lot of credit to people with three or more kids. Danny and I decided that we are done having kids.

We have two beautiful kids, two nephews, and a niece. We are very lucky because I know that some people struggle to have children and that must be an incredibly hard thing to deal with. To me, kids are what gives my life meaning (even if they do make me crabby sometimes). :) I could never imagine my life without children.

Yesterday, I was playing with my niece, thinking about how stinkin’ cute she is and how much she looks like her mama (my sister-in-law). Then it hit me that I would never see what my own little girl would look like. Would she be blond like me? Dark haired like Danny? I will never play barbies with my own daughter or brush her hair or talk about boys.

Something like that has never really hit me before because I am perfectly happy with my niece and I am lucky to have such a close family where I can see her everyday and play with her and dress her up. But she has a mom. I’m just Auntie Heather. Which is fine, don’t get me wrong. I just wondered what it would be like to have my own little girl.

I wonder if it’s because I am a girl that I wonder what my own little girl would be like. If we had two girls instead of two boys would Danny want a boy?

Don’t get scared, Danny, I don’t plan on having another baby. I just felt sad that I would never experience a daughter of my own. But then I realized how truly blessed I am to have two healthy kids and a niece that I can still do all the girly things with.

Now that that’s out of my system…we can move on.


Breakfast was an oatmeal explosion. I seriously can’t figure out why it exploded. I cooked it the same way I do every morning. What a pain.

Today’s Workout

  • 5.33 miles treadmill
  • 10 minutes stretching

I ran over 5 miles on the treadmill this morning – I haven’t done that in a while! I guess I’m getting ready for Pile on the Miles. Too bad these miles don’t count.

Earlier this morning, after I came home from bringing Jaden to the bus stop, the Fed Ex man had left a box of thinkThin bars that I had won through their Facebook page. If you haven’t already, you should check out thinkThin’s facebook page – they do awesome giveaways for their customers and fans.

I have been buying thinkThin for years because not only do they have a lot of protein, but they taste delicious! So, I was excited when I won six boxes of the thinkThin cookies and cream bites bars.

They are portioned controlled bars with only 100 calories and 5 grams of protein. I had one after my workout this morning.

I was very lucky to win six boxes, and I love to share, so I am going to give away a box of the thinkThin bars to one of you guys that I will personally mail out to you.

All you have to do to enter is comment on this post telling me that you want to win the thinkThin bars. Easy peasy.

The giveaway will run through Sunday night. US residents only please. Good Luck!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you have kids? How many? Boys or girls?
  • Do you want kids?
  • Do you want to win some thinkThin bars?!


Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fitness, Giveaway, Working Out

52 Responses to Babies + A Giveaway!

  1. We don’t have children yet, but we have been talking about it and it may happen some time in the not too distant future! (exciting and scary!)
    And I would love to win some thinkThin bars! They look delish!!

  2. Michele

    I would love to win the Thin bars…

  3. Morgan

    Yes I would love to win a box of the think thin bars! I’ve been wanting to try them actually!

    You’re niece is so darn cute- so glad you’re close to her so you can enjoy the girly things. Boy’s are great too of course- but sometimes you want to play dress up and barbies :)

  4. I want to win please! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  5. I want to win! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  6. Jeanne Guernsey

    Oh yeah- I want to win a box of thinkThin bars too!

  7. I’d love to try out the think thin bars! I’ve never had one :)

    As for kids, I have a 5-year old son and I desperately want another child (and my husband is on board), specifically a girl (though I’d love another son as well). We are in a holding pattern right now because we’re waiting for “the right time.” Gotta love money/responsibilities getting in the way of family-making.

    I really want a girl for the same reasons as you, and because I want to have a strong mother-daughter relationship, which my mom and I don’t have. I also have a niece, but she lives 12 hours away and I’m not too close with her parents (my brother and his wife). If we were all closer, I might be satisfied with spending time with her.

    You seem like a great momma and aunt, and your boys are super cute BTW! :)

  8. reba

    The look good! Where do you buy them

  9. Carol

    I have one shile, a daughter, but she was never into Barbies or dolls or frilly clothes, even when she was little. Happily I have a niece who is. I’ve never had any desire to have any more kids.

    Oh, and I’d love to win the think thin bars. I’ve never tried them.

  10. I would love to win some Think Thin bars–I’ve never tried them!!!

    Isn’t that crazy with oatmeal explosions!?! Same thing happens to me–I cook them the exact same way every morning, and it usually decides to explode on a day I’m running late. lol.

  11. Beatriz

    Would love to try those think thin bars.

    By the way, I have three boys and always wonder what my little girl would look like if I had one.

  12. lexi

    Why, yes, I would love to win ThinkThin bars!! lol I’ve never tried them and I cant find them around here…. (I live in Arkansas if that explains anything).

  13. I would like some bars :) and I have Logan….and baby #2 is hopefully a girl (when I decide to have another) because otherwise I’ll be just like you – and I NEVER want to have to contemplate a 3rd one ;)

  14. Melissa Woollard

    I’d love to win some think thin bars! Hard to find in stores! And you know I have 3 kids. Two girls 20 & 17 and a boy who is almost 13. And yes 3 is hard but getting easier as they Re getting older!

  15. Fit Minded Mom

    I would be so happy to win the ThinkThin bars!!

    I have two kiddos, a girl(who looks just like me) and a boy(who looks just like my husband) but I still would love a third. It probably isn’t going to happen because my youngest is 4.5 and I would have preferred to have them closer together. Plus, I am nearing 35 but some days I can’t help but want another little one around the house. I LOVE babies!!!

  16. Meredith

    I’ve never had ThinkThin bars and would love to try them!

    My mom had six kids (I’m the oldest) and I only want two of my own. Having such a huge family is a blessing, but my parents were always super stressed when I was growing up! They did end up with three girls and three boys though :)

  17. Darbi

    Ive tried them once and loved them! Great giveaway!!

  18. JenG

    I want to win some.

  19. I have 2 girls and I totally want to win

  20. Jenn M

    I have one son who is 5. He is my one and only. We had planned on more, but life got in the way. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. He is perfect and healthy and now that I opened my daycare I can play with cute kids all day then send them home with their mommies and daddies so I get a good nights sleep.

    I want some thinkThin bars!

  21. allison

    I would love kids someday, I’m just not ready yet! I’d also love to win the thinkthin bars. I’m a big fan of the white chocolate bars.

  22. I want to win!

    Heck I have 2 girls and neither one really looks like me. :) But my son on the other hand….

  23. i have been dying to try these so would love to win! pretty please?

  24. I would love to try the Think Thin bars!

    We want kids but are having a hard time conceiving. It’s a shame because we’re finally at a point in our lives when we would make great parents! I want to have 3: one boy and 2 girls, but if we could be blessed with one I would be happy.

  25. summer9135

    I have a boy and a girl and Dave and I knew we were done at two no matter if we had two boys or two girls or one of both. I have to say one of the most amazing relationships I have seen is that of an aunt and neice. She will come to you with things in life that she may not go to anyone else with, there is a bond there. It is like having a second mom/best friend. I know how precious my aunts are to me and how very special the bond is I have with my two neices.

    oh and I love food so count me in on any giveaway!!! :)

  26. beautystillremains

    I want to win! They look delicious :)

  27. I have one boy and would love another boy so they could be buddies. I think I want a bigger family so I hope I can throw 2 girls in there too haha but really, I’ll take what I can get. and YES, I’d love to with some thinkthin bars!!

  28. Tracy

    I would love to win!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! They look good,especially after a hard treadmill workout. (You go!)

  30. Me me me i want to win some tasty treats!

  31. elizabeth

    Winner, chicken dinner, want me some think thin(ner)

  32. amy

    want to win a box of thinkThin bars

  33. Robyn

    I love think thin bars! I’ve never tried this kind, so I would love to win! :(

  34. Jordan D.

    ThinkThin bars are my favorite protein bars! Thanks for the giveaway…hope I win!

  35. Pam S

    I want to win some yummy bars :-)

  36. Such a beautiful family <3 You truly are blessed hunnie.

    I would love to win some thinkthin bars!

  37. You have beautiful boys, but I get it. I have baby pangs every so often. More again, because V is becoming so independent.

  38. Alaine

    I’d love to win these!!!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  39. Nicole

    I love think thin bars! The peanut butter ones are the best! IMO :)

  40. I want to win :)

    We have 3 kids; two boys and a girl. 3 is insane sometimes. Now that they are older it’s a lot easier, but when I had a newborn, 3 and 5 year old, I thought I was going insane.

  41. Tiana

    I would like some ThinkThin bars, I have never tried one and I typically have a protein bar with my coffee om my way to work. Oh AND, I bet you and Danny would have a beautiful baby girl… just sayin’! :)

  42. Robin

    I would love to win these, they are my fave!

  43. Tracey

    Wow, thank you for being so generous with your Think Thin prize! I’ve been wanting to try them for a long time and I would love, love, love to win a box because I’ve heard such good things about them! Thank you for having such a terrific giveaway!
    I don’t have kids, but I have pets who I treat like kids and love them as just as much as I would children!
    Never say never about a little girl some day. Life is funny and if it’s meant to be then, it’s meant to be!

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