Saturday, April 28, 2007


I ran the 1/2 marathon this morning. 13.1 miles and I did it! I'm so proud of myself! :) According to my watch, I did it in 2 hours and 24 min...which is 6 minutes faster than my goal! I'll get my official time later (we wore a chip in our shoe) today. I'll also post pictures as I get them from friends!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I haven't been a very good runner this week...and this is NOT the week to slack off! Ugh! I did my 6 miles on Saturday with the group, then I did 1 1/2 miles pushing Drew yesterday. That was so hard! That is all I have done. I really should just get up and go right now, but I just can't get motivated. I have to at least do 4 miles tomorrow, then no more until the race. I probably shouldn't even do that much tomorrow. We'll see what happens. The race in on Saturday, so pray for beautiful weather for me! Oh, and pray that I have the strength and endurance to finish. I'm getting a bit nervous! I still can't believe I'm doing this... :)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Addressing Adults...

I'd really appreciate some feedback on this topic. What do you have your children call your friends? Michael and I have been talking/discussing this alot lately. I want Drew and Noah to learn to respect those of authority over them, so I'm thinking about changing to Mr. So-and-so and Mrs. So-and-so. Most of our friends here are addressed by their first names, and I'm beginning to rethink that. So what is your honest opinion?

I've Survived...

....this week without Michael. He left on Wed. to do a site visit to LA for our summer mission trip. He gets home tonight!!! I can't wait! Only to have him leave again for another week on Saturday. :(

The boys and I have stayed busy. And the weather here is absolutely PERFECT, so we have spent pretty much every available hour outside. It's been great. We actually just got home from a walk to the Hager's. That was fun. The kids got the water hose out and sprayed each other. Drew loved it until he got a big burst right on top of his head. Then he got cold. He walked home in his t-shirt, pull-up, and tennis shoes. No pants! A perfect Kodak moment, but of course I didn't have my camera with me!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Brother is Getting MARRIED!!!

For those of you who don't recognize the people in the picture, this is my brother and his now fiancee Jamie. They got engaged a few weeks ago!!! I'm so excited for them and can't wait for them to be married. They are getting married in April of 2008. She is beautiful...but I'm sure you can figure that out on your own! And Andy isn't to shabby, either!

This is Andy and Jamie the night they got engaged. Looks like a fancy-smancy dinner with wine and all! :) What a great picture...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My Little Helper

Well, this picture was supposed to be the last picture on this entry, because it really doesn't have anything to with the title of this post! So far, Noah isn't much of a helper! :) But, I feel like I show a lot of Drew, and don't want anyone to miss seeing Noah's little face. This was today at lunch. We made Granny's recipe of Peas and Macaroni and Noah devoured two bowls of it. So I guess I can label that as a hit! Drew picked out everything but the peas, and Noah dumped his bowl over and went straight for the peas. What a pair!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I am in the process of Spring Cleaning. Today I tackled Drew's closet. He pulled out this cowboy hat and tie and insisted on wearing them. Then he insisted that I take his picture with *his* dog...Rudy. What a ham! And we are lucky that Rudy is such a good sport!

We are trying to get our yard in shape this Spring, so Michael asked if I could pick up sticks in the yard today so that he can mow soon. Drew and I did just that during Noah's morning nap. Drew loved getting them an putting them in the pile. So now I have two big piles of sticks that I need to haul to the burn pile. Fun stuff!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ahhhh...Alone Time!

My morning was spent 100% alone...oh, except for the other shoppers at MC Sports, Target, and Stein Mart! And then there was the lady who gave me my food at Culvers....but you get the point! I had the morning off from being a mom and it was WONDERFUL! I think we all need a little alone time once in awhile! Thanks, Nikki, for taking the boys for are amazing!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring Cleaning!

I finally started my Spring Cleaning this week! I am currently working on the basement...mainly the laundry/storage room. We have so much stuff that we just don't need. I'm trying to downsize and reduce clutter. I went through all of my old stuff from when I was a, that was a fun trip down memory lane! Lots of letters and cards and pictures! It was fun. Next I need to get Michael to do the same with his old stuff. I have quite the collection of "stuff" to donate to the youth group garage sale now! There is still so much more to do...and Noah did not take a long enough nap for me this afternoon! Poor boy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Fun

Michael and I took the boys to the church on Saturday for an Easter Egg hunt. He had a blast and found tons of eggs!

1/2 Marathon Training...

For those of you who don't know, I am running in a 1/2 marathon on the 28th of this month. When I first was talked into this feat (thanks, Angela!), I thought it would be impossible...BUT, believe it or not, it is very attainable for me. Before I started training, I only ran when something was chasing me....but now, I actually enjoy running. I can't say I enjoyed the 12 mile run I did two Saturdays ago, but it did feel GOOD! I'm so close....but have been slacking in my training since the 12 mile run. I did run 2.5 miles this morning, and I might even go out again for another few miles tonight. We'll see! Now if only I could get my eating under control...then I might see the physical benefits of all this running! :)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Family Pictures!

Here are our family photos from this past Christmas....I'm mainly just playing around to figure out how all this picture posting works!!! Noah seems so much older and bigger to me now!!!
I love this picture....Michael and Drew love to be silly together!

Best Friends!


I'm welcoming you to my blog and welcoming me to the wonderful world of blogging!!! I hope to use this blog to keep in better touch with friends and family from all over! I have lots of friends who blog, and it is so fun to be a part of their daily lives through their blog! I hope I can figure it all out!