Showing posts from February, 2013



William's 1st 10K

My faithful running shoes out and ready to go at 5:30 this morning. We had a very early wake up call to get to the race on time. We had to be there at 6:20 to get our numbers, our shirts and to warm up...the race started at 7:00.

I snapped this picture right before we started running. William is putting his earphones in and he was ready to go.
 I love this picture...we had just taken a quick walk to warm up and he looked so happy. I just love his enthusiasm!
 Our running gear, minus my phone that I use. We have an ipod, my garmin forerunner (to track my pace), bluetooth headset and ear phones. We were ready.
First time I have ever fallen when I have run. Literally when I was at 5.5 miles I took a tumble on an uneven sidewalk. My knee looks bad and I bruised my thumb (of all places)...I am assuming I bruised it from trying to catch my fall. This is us after the race...goodness, I am sweaty. And it was a cloudy day. I guess I am allowed to be so sweaty after running 6.2 miles. The be…

Snapshots of Life

I snapped this picture on Valentine's Day.  We were having our big extravaganza with our homeschool group (70 kids, wowzers)...and I took this really quick before all the action. A great snapshot of all my kids...the boys with helmets on because they were riding their scooters...and the girls looking beautiful as always.
William brought this in the house for me one day.  Ready to slip on my finger. I am amazed with this boy all the time. He has always been super sweet and sensitive, but I believe he is going to be one romantic, smashing husband one day. I love when he does stuff like this. It so makes my heart melt.

 Huge accomplishment these past few weeks. My little Judah bug is finally reading. Yes, that would be 5 kids that I have taught to read. Amazing. He was a bit of a late bloomer with the reading...he truly is ALL boy. Much more hands on and physical then the sit down and read type. But we made it. Every day he gets better and better. Love him :)
 Had to throw in a pict…

Catch up

So, I need to catch up. Seriously, my life is slipping by and I haven't made much mention of what is going on. I am feeling refreshed, finally. It is amazing how run down you get...and fast.
             Well, I passed my special day....February 6th...and I thought of posting about it, but alas, I never got that far. The 6th was the year anniversary of my incredible weight loss journey. No diets, no gimmicks...just living life to the fullest. I was talking to my husband last night and I remember saying that I feel better today than I did when I was 18. WOW! If I only had known this before. I am truly and finally living. And it feels good. Just lots of healthy, yummy eating...and lots of lots of exercise. Voila! It was that easy....haha...not easy, but so doable. I am hoping to be at my goal weight by the end of the year. I have a 20th high school reunion coming up this fall...and I plan on buying a fabulous dress. And it is going to be a small size. That's the plan and I am s…


That's my word for you today. My head has been spinning for the past two weeks. So much going on...the pace never slowing down...the to-do list running long and then longer. I feel really tired. And I think about blogging...and I want to...and I have funny pictures to post..but then the reality is that I feel too tired. I feel like I can't kick it. So, I plan on spending a few days laying low. And I hope to post a few times. I love blogging. I can't stop. I won't stop. I just need to catch my breath.

Capture This

This was the sky above my house this morning when I walked my husband out to the car. To me, it actually looked like a painting or a picture done by a professional photographer. It was absolutely breathtaking. Even now as I look at it, I am amazed by the Lord's splendor.
The last couple days have been a whirlwind. I am so tired, still. I attended a birth this past Friday that took me to after breakfast (when I arrived at dinner time)...and I was one very tired doula. I am not a night owl, so it's hard for me to function without sleep. Which is what I did (I did get 3 precious hours)...because I had my husband's birthday party that night. So, I am still recovering. And I don't have much to say, other than that. Tired. Tired. Tired. Catch me in a day or two.