Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Times...they are a changin'

There are so many things I could blog about today. We had a wonderful weekend with our dear dear friends from WAY up North. Lacie, Trey and boys came and we partied all weekend! HA! We love having them. She even braved my kitchen and helped me reorganize everything! We had, I kid you not, 13 bags of junk that were piled in my kitchen cabinets. She needs her own show on HGTV. That girl can organize let me tell you. Some things she made me throw away and other things I was glad to get rid of. And only she could make me throw away my high school retainer! HA HA!! G-R-O-S-S! We laughed so hard..she has pictures. I will have to get them. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures. My cabinets look really good. Anyway we had fun laughing, shopping, playing with the kids, being with the girls, soup swapping, facials and talking till 2 in the morning. We even passed the stomach bug around a bit this weekend. But its all good! :) And I still tear up when I see her white SUV drive away.

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.

You, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Yeah for Saturday

Happy Saturday! Isn't it great....I love the weekend. We have had a great Saturday full of basketball. Reid had 2 games today and ROCKED! He scored 20 points in the first game and 18 in the second. He really did well. I love watching him play. He even lets me yell! ha! I'm sure the older he gets the more he will want me to shut my trap. hee hee I just can't believe how much he has grown lately. I still see my baby when I look at him. It makes my heart hurt. I am so proud of him and whether I like it or not he is growing up and I am excited to see what his life has in store. I will try to post pictures of him in action. I forgot my camera today but we have many more games to go. This was only the first real game.


Here is a little survey that my Mom sent. I thought it was fun. Short and sweet.

Two names you go by:
1. Mommy
2. Hez

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
2. Run

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
1. Lacie
2. Holly

Two things you ate today
1. A cheeseburger from Tookies....YUMMY!
2. yummy chocolate brownie

Two people you last talked to
1. Baby Reid
2. Ashley

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

Houston Half 2008

I guess since it has been 5 days I better post about my half marathon. I am finally back to myself. No more limping. No more holding on the the rails as I go down (or up) stairs. No more Biofreeze on my knee. No more begging for leg massages. I am back! And let me tell you...I feel good.
Here is the start line. It gives me butterflies just thinking about it. :) What fun!! The Hilton behind the start line is where we all stayed. We had so much fun and being so close to the action was great. Last year I had to get up at 4 AM to get downtown. This year I was up at 6 and out the door by 6:30am to meet the girls for stretcting and lining up. It was exciting. And to make it better, Troy and the kids didn't have to get up so early either. They were snug as bugs when I left the room. I was jealous. :)

This is Maria, Me and Holly. These girls are AWESOME!
They both ran 26.2 miles! This picture was taken at the Blessing
of the Feet dinner that our running club puts on.
It is a fun time of food and prayers for our aching feet.

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 April.....anyone wanna to join me??

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Go Rockets and a Half

My picture from Wordless Wednesday cracks me up. It was from New Years Eve when Hollie and Justin invited us to a Houston Rockets game. We had so much fun. The kids loved every minute of it and so did I . Hollie and I sat right behind Yao Ming's cool is that? I think the kids kicked the back of their chairs just a few times. HA Reid and Justin sat two or three rows from the court. And let me tell you Reid was in heaven! Hollie and I had the girls and they sat in our laps. We had a fun bonding time with our daughters....ha ha!

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 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.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Fun and crazy times

I don't know about you guys but I am exhausted. I need a holiday from my holiday. Now, don't get me wrong. We had a blast at Christmas. We stayed with Mom and Dad for a whole week. And while we had fun I'm sure they were ready to get rid of us! HA! We love being home in the 'ville and having the kids get to run outside without me having to be there the whole time. Macy always says, "Mom, I'm going outside....I can because we are at Neena's." Its sad that even a 5 year old knows that she can't play outside by herself in the big city. We had so much fun with Avery and Jaxon on their first Christmas. It was fun to watch them and their Santa stuff. It is so much fun to have cousins.

We also had Chrismas at my sweet sister-in-laws house. She lives way out in the country. I mean she has acres and acres. So of course they have fun things like 4 wheelers that my kids think are the best thing EVER! And yes, they are fun. I have to pray while they are gone though. Those things make me nervous. But I know how much fun they have on them. Macy went out with Mindy and rode around in the freezing cold. Thy don't care if its cold they just like being outside. We had fun eating, laughing, eating, playing games, and opening white elephant presents. That's always a riot!

We finally took down all our Christmas stuff. Even with our tree down we are still watching The Grinch. Its one of Macy's favorite. I do love my tree. I am a little sad its gone. I love my Christmas decorations. I'm sad they are gone. I love my Chrismas dishes....didn't even get them out this year. I was really sad about that. So, now that all is down and there is no sign of Christmas we are "winter cleaning" and it feels good. We have thrown out stuff like you wouldn't believe. We even threw out some Reid's old toys. I am REALLY sad about that.

I know it has been a while since I have last posted. Of course, one of my goals this year was to be better about blogging so that when I am old and gray I will remember things. HA! Wait...I am already starting to forget things. yikes... Anyway, just wanted you to know I am still here, still blogging and still trying to catch up after all the holiday rush. Here's to 2008!