Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Fun times at the Soup Swap! Look at all that soup back there!
Today, (sniff, sniff) I went to Jr. High Parent Orientation. Boy, that felt weird. I still have a hard time believing that my son, my baby boy, will be in 6th grade next year. He will do great. I just know it. Just please pray for Gods guidance over him. I remember Jr. High being such a weird time in my life. I hope he will continue to blossom into the man that God has planned. And that I can be the Mom that God wants me to be. There are more days than not when I feel like I fail terribly at it. Being a parent is one tough job. I could go on and pour my heart out but then I would feel like Debbie Downer. So, just remember us in your prayers as we start this new journey called the teenage years....YIKES! Ok, now I need a tissue....for real.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Here is a little survey that my Mom sent. I thought it was fun. Short and sweet.
Two names you go by:
Two things you are wearing right now
1. Pink Robe
2. towel on my head
Two of your favorite things to do
1 . Be with my family
Two things you want very badly at the moment
1. For my house to just be clean without me having to do it (laundry included)
2. To go on a romantic trip with my husband
Two favorite pets you have/had
1. Ben the best black lab ever!
2. Honey...the hairiest dog ever!
Two people who will fill this out
Two things you ate today
1. A cheeseburger from Tookies....YUMMY!
2. yummy chocolate brownie
Two people you last talked to
1. Baby Reid
Two things you're doing tomorrow
1. Praising the Lord
2. Going on a 20 mile bike ride....yes, I''m serious....yes, I'm crazy!
Two longest car rides
1. Red River, New Mexico to go skiing
2. Fort Collins, Colorado
Two favorite holidays
1. Christmas....hands down!
2. my birthday
Two favorite beverages
1. unsweet Tea with Splenda
2. Crystal light peach tea
Two favorite TV shows
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Biggest Loser
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This is Maria, Me and Holly. These girls are AWESOME!
They both ran 26.2 miles! This picture was taken at the Blessing
Here are my babies cheering me on! It was a welcome sight
when I saw them at mile 9. Their smiles kept me going! They both wanted to run the rest of the way with me.
A litte action shot! This is me and Cathy. She is a friend from Bay Area Fit. She is great and really kept me moving out there.
We sure missed Robin...she is out with a hurt leg. I have been running with her for almost 2 years. It was weird not having her out there. GET BETTER ROBIN!
Here we are after the race. Don't I look lovely! yuck!
I did just run 13.1 miles...can you see my medal? ha!
It was a great run. The weather was great and the crowd out there was even better. I don't know how I really got started in this running thing but I am so glad I did. It has changed my life forever. I finished 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 42 minutes. It was a personal record for me. I was really excited! Now I am ready for the next half....in April.....anyone wanna to join me??
Saturday, January 12, 2008
They were so excited about going to the big game! Don't they look cute.
Reid, Justin and Brooks watching the game with their rally hats on. ha! Can you see Brooks hiding behind the red fuzzy hat? Reid is holding him. Brooks and Reid are buds.
And of course, there are no pictures of me and Hollie. We were too busy wrestling children. Moms never get their pictures taken! HA HA! Anyway, after the game we went back to their house to ring in the New Year. Um, we all kinda fell asleep but we had a BLAST! Thank you guys so much for a wonderful time!
On a different note.....tomorrow is my big day. It is my 2nd half-marathon. I am excited but nervous. I have been drinking water until I feel like a fish. I am hydrated, got my clothes ready, my backpack, my bib number, my GU, my Gatorade and fuel belt, my socks....you get the idea. Troy has signed up for text messages from the Marathon to see where I am along the way. He will bring the kids out to mile 9, I think. I will be so ready to see them. That is about the time that I am all pooped out. It brightens my run to see my family cheering me on. I will have to post pictures next week.
Last year, being my first race, I didn't realize you could run for a cause. So, I thought to myself that next year I would. I knew what, and who I wanted to run for so I had that planned all year. Well this year snuck up on me and I didn't get to register for my cause. Go figure. Those who know me know that I am a little bit of a procrastinator. So, when I found out I missed the deadline for running for a cause I decided to do it on my own. So, this race, my 2nd half, is dedicated to my sweet nephews, Brock and Brody. I will be running for the March of Dimes in their honor. Remembering them along my way will keep me running.