Monday, May 24, 2010

Life by the numbers......

in the last 17 days I have run 140.8 miles trying to secure an invitation to a sold out race... I think I might just get one too :) really looking forward to June 1st when I feel like I can do something other than run though

there are only 12.5 school days left - everyone is pretty excited about this one

I get the daily countdown from Bart "only 39 days until vacation"

24 days until Wasatch Back - nervously excited - only 15.3 miles of crazy uphills I should be training for - but the are no HILLS in Dallas!

how can you do 11 loads of laundry in 1 weekend and still have clothes that need washing?

Jorden is moving from 2 hours of gymnastics practice to 4 hours a week in a few weeks - do you think that will make her tiered? (I am not betting on it)

1 fish was caught this weekend by Hunter during the father's and son's camp out

there are 31 weeks left of me being 31 so I need to come up with some things I want to get done - I have a few floating around my head but could use some suggestions - you got any?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Today I...

{in bullet points & maybe a few pictures}
*Started my day when the clock next to my bed read 4:17 with no dot next to the pm

*Got in my 5 miles with a few hills in preparation for my impending meeting with a little hill nicknamed RAGNAR!

*showered, packed backpacks/lunches/homework, fed the dog, dried my hair, woke and fed the kids and got the dog back in his box ALL in 47 minutes!

* Check - boxed & shipped orders and back to the school all before 8:30

*Got to the Stock Yards without getting lost - (this is well out of my normal 15 minute radius)

* spent a very enjoyable day with my favorite fourth grader and a few of his friends...

* Walked previously mentioned dog in some seriously oppressive humidity his normal 4 mile loop with 6 million "I am just going to lay down over here in the shade until I am ready to go again" breaks

* shuffled small girl to gymnastics and got some grocery shopping done in those few fleeting minutes before she was done

* Got the 7 loads of laundry and counting done folded and put away that were screaming for a little attention - this will be a very good thing at 7 tomorrow morning when we start this crazy cycle all over again

* worked on a diorama - oh how I love school projects!!!!! (seriously can it not be summer yet)

* managed to stay awake long enough to say good night to the other half in some other state right now (yea I have stopped trying to keep up with where he is)

* it is now 9:54 which means I have 6 minutes to get to bed so that my eyes will open at 4:17 when that thing on my nightstand starts beeping again get in my 8 miles and then the office and then the dentist and then probably another walk with the crazy four legged member of this family...

Is your head hurting yet? Mine is!!!!! So what did you do today?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monograms, Pearls, bumblebees and Sauconys.....

Happy mothers day! Today caused me to pause and reflect on how I am a mother,
how I learn to be a mom to these crazy two kids.
How I continue to evolve into something closer to what I want to be.
Each of these things reminds me of beautiful, strong, patient, problem solver, chauffeur, peace maker, chief, independent, tough women and mothers I have known. They have taught me to be who I am, I couldn't be here without them. There are days that these women make me laugh when all you could think to do is cry, they help keep the not so normal things of life in perspective. So to all the women who I have had in my life, past present and those still yet to come, Happy Mother's Day - you help make this journey a whole lot more fun!

A couple little clips to enlighten your mother's day. I hope they can touch your soul as much as they did mine.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Welcome back!

Welcome back! After a much need but very unanticipated or planned blogging break I am back.
Here is a quick recap of what has transpired in the months since last I wrote....

December: We had a fantastic Christmas here in Texas. We even got snow on Christmas eve! We were enjoying each others company so much we all forgot to pick up our camera - oopps!

January: Officially entered into my thirties by turning 31. Started taking a picture everyday. I am hoping this will help my photography skill but also be an interesting look back through the year. I have missed a few days here and there but seem to be keeping up pretty well which for being 4 months in is pretty good. Want to see them? The Bailey Daily Life Through the Lens

February: Jorden turned 8. We got some EPIC snow and Jorden began her first gymnastics meets on the team.

March: Jorden got baptized. Spent a perfect week in Jackson Hole for Spring break - lots of relaxing and enjoying our beautiful surroundings. Hunter made it to double digits, and spring soccer started. The smaller set of people got glasses.

April: We ran the Salt Lake Marathon, again! Got a PR of 5:09:01 even without properly training. Can't wait to see what I can do in November with the right training... stay tuned!

So now it is May, we are all caught up and on our way to discovery, laughter, peace and joy.... come along won't you!