Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wichita Weekend and random thoughts......

Hello everyone! Briggan and I made the trip to Wichita on Thursday evening after work.  We were very excited to see Crystal and the family!  We really didn't have anything planned per se, just a lazy weekend.  Crystal had to work on Friday and the kids had school, so Briggan and I went shopping!  He needed some jeans and shoes for fall, and mommy needed a Sephora and sushi fix! I have been on a quest for a while to find the perfect red lipstick.  I have been told by several that it looks good on me, but I hate when it looks like clown red! So Sephora came to the rescue and I found my perfect red....."Shanghai Express" by NARS.  Love it!  Friday night, Crystal highlighted my hair and also my friend Timberli's hair.  We had pizza, wine, and lots of laughs.  It is such a great feeling to be in the company of family and friends. 

please excuse the iphone photo!

Briggan's new shoes
I came home on Saturday evening for a BBQ with friends.  They ordered elk,bison,frog legs, Kobe beef, and other exotic meats.  It was a beautiful day, and we spread out a blanket in the grass for all of the babies to play.  However, when I got home I found that my husband had been redecorating...........he repainted our upstairs bathroom. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Getting in the groove!

I had a great morning run with Kelley Baker this morning!  We are determined to keep in a routine of running together in the mornings. Granted, 5:30 am is early, but I feel so accomplished by having my workout done already!  I may be ready to crash tonight, but I am excited about our new routine. 

I have been needing a good camera for a while....using my iphone is not ideal in all situations.  So......I pulled the trigger this morning and bought a new Canon.  I haven't had an SLR since my high school yearbook days.  My new one is digital, but I must admit I miss the days of getting to create my own images in a dark room.  There was a lot you could do!  However, I love the convenience of getting to instantly see my pictures.  I just wanted to be able to take some great shots of my family.  I will need lots of practice, but hopefully I will get the hang of it!

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’” – Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathon   
 Guess what Kelley? We were STRONG mother runners today!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Las Vegas here I come!!!!

It is that time of year! It is time to start training for my next half-marathon!  I have ran Disney World twice, so this year I went for a change in scenery.  My husband and I have never been to Vegas together, so it will be our first post-baby getaway.  My heart is already hurting thinking about leaving my baby, but I know that he will be in great hands while we are away.  I am hoping to find a training partner to get ready for Vegas, it goes so much smoother when you have someone to help motivate you!  I will be starting to put in evening runs after I put the baby to bed.  I have a new respect for other mother runners, it is hard juggling everything! Wish me luck!

Disney World 2009

Disney World 2010