Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SPT.... The final crazy 8!

While looking around wondering where I could find another 8 to do for this month.... I finally found one... oh wait I found 4 more on my day's until app!  Thank you iPhone!

18 Days until the Salt Lake Marathon...
68 Days until the Danskin Tri... 
80 days until Wasatch Back Ragnar... 
208 days until Austin Ironman!  {more on this in it's own post soon}

Look at all those eights in my life today!  Thank goodness it is the last day of march... I am all out of eights!

For the last round of eights go check out Lelly's blog... oh yea and watch for April's theme and join in!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SPT - not 8 anymore!

So the number 8 isn't totally in this picture.... Because the 8 left our house for the next 11months on Saturday. This is our birthday lunch to celebrate no more 8! (I know it isn't a great picture but I haven't perfected the hold the iPhone out and not see what we are getting yet)

Go see more SPT posts here  :)

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A friend posted this on Facebook earlier today.  It brought me to tears.  This song holds a place in my heart that is still so broken.  My cousins sang this at Michael's funeral, and the bagpiper is astounding!  Enjoy ~ 

Il Divo - Amazing Grace / RUS from ILDIVORUS on Vimeo.

Signs of Spring!

How do you know it is spring in Texas? Well there are the 50 degree swings in high temperatures from one day to the next.... the being slammed by the return of allergy season.... hail storms and tornado watches.... the return of 3-5 soccer games and 2 practices a week.... a really jam packed race schedule..... oh yea and all of this (which makes the others so worth it)!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The return of the SPT posts....

Ok I am back on track hopefully for good this time. So this month's challenge: The pictures need to include the number 8. My answer to the challenge....

Mile 8 on the 8th of March during the first of two half marathons in a week.

Want to see more SPT posts check out Lelly's blog.

An Irish Blessing to you all!

Today, every year on this day I am reminded just how much I long to go back to Dublin.  One day we will get there.  So on this green day, my favorite Irish blessing...

May the road rise to meet you, 
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face, 
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass  you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys the surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pass the ketchup please!

Ok so maybe not the Ketchup.... but definitely the catch up! I really have no valid reason as to why it has been a month and a half since I wrote, but I will say we have been very busy. Where have we been? Well let's see...

Lots and lots of soccer. The kids are going again. Hunter's team is doing really well again this season. This due in large part to an amazing coaching staff that they have. It just works and they have fun while winning and loosing (which doesn't happen very often). This season I am filling the role as Jorden's coach. Her team may have won one or two games over the last 3 seasons so all of the parents are coming into this with low expectations. It has been a very interesting challenge. we have a few strong personalities on and off the field which I am sure will be good content for future posts! Let's just say we have all ready had 1 girl removed from the field for pushing. Bart's season is hopefully going to be off hold here soon. At the end of the last season a few weeks ago he had an injury (just about tore his Achilles tendon) but he seems to be healing ok. He was on crutches for a little while though. The night we went to the ER I couldn't stop laughing while I was sitting there with him. Not that I didn't feel for him.... but normally it is me on the table from some very graceful maneuver I have made. It was just nice to have the roles reversed.

For valentines day we ventured up to Edmond Oklahoma to visit friends and have a girls run on Saturday morning. It was called the Frigid Five and it was Lindsay's way of making us come. Let's just be clear that the race is appropriately named! It was 28 degrees at the start... plus a nice gusty wind that made the wind chill colder! We survived and had fun while doing it. After a freezing five miles we went to POPS for lunch. Very fun diner that has been on the food network and resides on historic route 66. We watched Kate devour her weight in french fries and then had to send Michele and Abby on their way back home. We spent the afternoon watching nascar, playing the Wii and just catching up. That evening included a yummy Mexican food dinner minus the kids. After church Sunday morning we said goodbye and headed home, and we are counting the days till we see each other again. Wasatch Back here we come!

Next up.... my baby turned 7! Yep you read that right. She really isn't a baby anymore and she reminds me of that everyday. She prefers the following terms of endearment... monkey, lady, crazy, lovebug, kart wheel maniac, bookworm, sleeping beauty (whispered in her ear every morning to get her up) .... She is such a sweet little girl and knows just the right moments to give a hug to cheer me up or silly little things to say to make us all laugh. I feel so lucky to be her mom.

In lieu of birthday parties this year we took the kids to Great Wolf lodge for the weekend. They had an enormous amount of fun, and mom and dad were more than happy to not have to do the whole birthday party thing this year.

Last weekend I headed down to Florida with some girlfriends for the inaugural Princess half marathon at Disney World. I tried sushi for the first time and quite enjoyed it, sat on a Harley (all in style with my coach bag on the back) and continued my quest for the pink Lego's (more on that at a later date). It was a lot of fun and a very nice way to rejuvenate myself. The race went fine, not my best time ever but I attribute that to being in a costume and having some issues with my shorts rubbing? where they never do. Hopefully I have that figured out because I have another race tomorrow. Do two Half marathons within a week make a whole? :)

We should be all caught up now. This week is spring break, the return of SPT posts, another resolution round up, and maybe even a few more photos!