Saturday, October 25, 2008

Soaring Wings Half Marathon

Today was a great day! I accomplished a goal of mine. I have been wanting to run a half marathon under a certain time and I did it!!!!! I ran it in 1:53:37. 13.1 miles in under an hour and 55 minutes, that is about an 8:41 minute mile. Yes, I was happy because my old body has not been feeling good with running lately. That time really isn't that fast but because it was a local race and only about 650 people signed up I was able to win 3rd place in my age division. I got a trophy!! My children think I won, we will just let them think I am a winner for once and not a loser mom!!!

Sherwood Acres!

We had the great opportunity to be one of the few chosen ones to go to the SHerwood Lake house. We felt quite privaledged to be there! :) IT is an interesting drive, actually, it takes forever!!!! The drive is for sure worth it!! IT was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. WE made a fire that night and roasted marshmellows, then the next morning made another one and enjoyed the view. It was a great time with Stan, Sue and Allie. Here are a few pictures we would like to share with you all so you can just hope that one day you get your invite!

Pumpkin Patch Days are Over!

WEll, I have officially attended my last pumpkin patch field trip with Evan. I would have to say I was sad. I tried to make sure I savored every part of it. The uncomfortable hayride through the make shift spooky woods...taking forever to pick out the prefect pumpkin in the mud when they really all look just alike...the way too long haride back because the teachers need to kill some time...the kids playing in the haybell tunnels and complain that they are itchy and very dirty...the bumble bees swarming us while we try to eat our sack lunch on the ground...the hot humid air of Arkansas that is not hot and humid anywhere else...and of course, my precious child loving every minute of it. I will miss the pumpkin patch.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Okay, I will finally complete the tag request. This is hard for me because it takes time to think about stuff like this. Sooo.. here goes!

7 Things I Can do:
1. I can complete a triathlon and half marathon!
2. I can complete my bedtime prayers without falling asleep (most of the time)
3. I can eat more than my husband
4. I can wake up at 4:40 every morning and still be awake after 8:00 pm.
5. I can still do a herky (spelling on that not sure) cheerleader jump, without pulling a hamstring muscle!
6. I can love my children even after all the frustrating days they put me through.
7. I can be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, employee, employer, personal trainer, fitness instructor and friend all in the same day! :)

7 things I cannot do:
1. I cannot scrapbook (or do crafts of any kind)
2. I cannot remember birthdays (the children killed all those braincells)
3. I cannot run a marathon (I don't want to really!)
4. I cannot organize (or keep organized)my underwear or workout clothes drawers (really any drawer).
5. I cannot master the art of food storage (help!!)
6. I cannot help the words that come out of my mouth sometimes (Josh says my filter isn't always turned on)
7. I cannot stay awake for an entire session of conference (their voices are sooo soothing!)

7 THings that attracted me to Josh:
1. HIs love for the gospel
2. THe way he turned the pages of his scriptures
3. His witty sense of humor
4. His sensitivity to people and their needs
5. THe way he looked at me!
6. HIs dark curly hair.
7. His thoughtfullness towards me

7 things I say most often:
1. Let's go!!
2. I don't know
3. I'm so gassy! I wonder why?
4. really?
5. get busy
6. I am tired
7. My body hurts

7 celeb admiration: (some I may not admire, I just like them because they make me laugh)
1. I love Ellen Degeneres (she cracks me up)
2. Vince Vaughn cracks me up!
3. Tina Fey (hilarious)
4. Dara Tores (inspirational)
5. Rafeal Nadal (just great to watch play tennis)
6. Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna
7. Julia Roberts (Tiff, that one is for you!)

7 Favorite Foods:
1. a loaded vegie pizza
2. any kind of chunky ice cream that has chocolate, peanut butter and brownie chunks!
3. I looove a great hamburger
4. Burritos (taco bell), mexican food in general
5. indian food (it is hard to say one thing)
6. Salads (loaded with fruit and vegies)
7. Brownies with milk chocolate frosting

7 people I tag: (if you have already been tagged, sorry)
1. Jessica
2. Shelley
3. Christy
4. Katie
5. Adrienne
6. Veda
7. Jen

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Now that I have this blog thing going I keep thinking of things to write. Politics is a big hot topic right now. IT must be at school as well because Emma asked me a funny question last night. She said, " Mom, what are the LESBATARIANS???" I said, lesbatarians???? Do you mean libertarians????

Wow, what are our children learning?

I did not know that not only is the marriage becoming legal but now there is a whole political party!! :)

Just a funny thought for the day. Emma always keeps us laughing.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I am truly blessed with many friends in life.
My friends have become a part of what I am. This past weekend I was able to spend 3 days with friends I have known since I was 17 years old. These friends came at a turning point in my life and they will be, as one of them said in her blog, "a handprint on my heart" forever. We had so much fun, the one thing we did the most was Laugh! I really love to laugh and I like to hear other people laugh. WE ate, we shopped, we saw Wicked (which I would definitly see again!) we stayed up until 3:00 in the morning talking and slept in. Jessica (who is not pictured because she is the one taking the pictures, shelley, email me some!) has picked up a new hobby of photography. Her work is inspiring. IF you have a chance check out her blog, she is listed in my favorite people. She just picked up a camera in Febuary, you would never know it. She has a beautiful talent. Here are a few pictures she took from the trip. My advice to you today is to tell your friends how much you love them.