Monday, April 26, 2010

happenings and quotes

so the weekend was blah...lots of rain, colder temps...just kind of blah. 

mac and i did the Trolley Run this past weekend and i think i've scarred him for life.  shame on me for not training him, but i just didn't plan well and the last couple of weeks just wouldn't work.  he did pretty good and actually ran the first mile and at the end, but he's adamant he's not going to do another race.  hopefully i can convince him to do at least one more so we can do adequate training.  :)

famous quote:
i came home from the store on saturday, charlie starts helping me unpack the groceries comes across the flour tortillas and says ' you go taco bread' ...made me laugh and smile...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

musings of a tired mommy

the weekend is coming to an end.  as always it went way too fast and much time was spent catching up and getting ready.  i swear i did more laundry than i have ever done in my entire life.  :)  it was a perfect spring weekend, where the boys played and played baseball and played some more.  much yard work was accomplished and jay got our garden plot tilled.  now we patiently wait to plant and pray that something grows and that the rabbits don't eat it first. 

my mind is a mess and my words are jumbled.  we had the opportunity to visit with our neighbors.  they are super sweet and i'm thankful that they are our neighbors.  as we were talking mr. miller said, don't ever give up on your dreams and since then, i've been thinking what is my dream?  my dream is to take care of my family the best way i can and right now i just don't feel like i am.  my dream is to find my passion. 5 out of 7 days a week is a mental struggle for me.  i'm a working mommy.  do i want to be  but the choices i've/we've made require that i work.  do i like what i, but i love the flexibility it gives me.  i'm very fortunate and that keeps me where i'm at.  i have hopes that one day it will be different and a rough plan on how to get there...where my family won't be dependent on my income as much as we are today, which will allow me to pursue a job that i have passion for...whatever it may be.  loving this song right favorite verse...
     Don't know how it is you looked at me and saw the person that i could be...

enough of my rambling.  onto the boys.  baseball has started and i'm loving it.  i am one proud mama when i watch mac get on the pitchers mound.  i swear his eyes light up.  i'm so proud of how he carries himself, how he interacts with his teammates.  Love it.  kind of funny, since baseball is my least favorite sport. 

i think this guy has as much fun as the boys

charlie is loving baseball, is obsessed with all the equipment and has already identified three different teams as his favorite since opening day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

St. Louis 1/2 marathon

it is truly race day that reminds me why i run.  the weekend was fantastic.  this was the first race that i actually travelled to.  the hotel and streets were full of racers and their families.  it was empowering to be surrounded by people as crazy as i am.

my official time was 2:05:50 and while i was hoping to break just under2 i'm still so proud of myself for finishing.  the weather was perfect but at about the 10 mile marker it was getting hot and some folks started getting in trouble and having issues that required medical attention, which started to mess with my head.  this might have been my favorite race thus far.

i got two things at the expo which i would highly recommend: this and this. 

it was awesome that my family finally got to see me and it was so uplifting for me when i saw them. 

such a great weekend...some photos

the largest race i've ran to date.  there were over 16,000 participants at the starting line

my cheering they look excited to be there.

cara my fearless running partner

after the run and a much needed shower we did a few sight seeing adventures

i have to admit i was more impressed by the arch than i thought i would was massive

tulips at cardinals stadium...the stadium was impressive

Sunday, April 4, 2010

happy easter

we started the day celebrating that Christ is risen!

we took a few moments to recognize the signs that Spring is in full force.

enjoyed an impromptu softball game with cousins

participated in an easter egg hunt

thankful to be with family, making memories

Saturday, April 3, 2010

diary of a day

the weather is finally turning and you can smell spring/summer just around the corner and you just know it will be here soon. 

blue skies no clouds and sun, sun, sun

sunroof opened listening to some favorites

spending the $1 Nana sent for Easter

and baseball practice