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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010


Who remembers that phenomenon that was Hanson's Mmmbop?! Because they are on the Today Show, have a new cd and look VERY different....probably because that wonderful song came out in '97! That makes me feel so old!
Hanson then......Hanson now....
Anyway - just thought I'd share. I definitely had scads and messes of posters of these boys. Not sure if I should have really shared that, but hey probably not that many people actually read this, so maybe my pride is safe.....

Sunday, April 18, 2010


It is an amazing feeling to realize that I am married to the most amazing man in the world. To be loved by this man is the icing on the cake and I totally don't deserve it.

That is all. Thanks for reading. <3

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back to Reality

After spending almost 2 weeks away from home, I will be re-entering the world of reality tomorrow. Consisting of driving home, doing laundry, cleaning my house and doing quite a bit of preparing for school, the remainder of this week will most likely be the most difficult of the time while my hubbers (he hates when I call him that or anything of that nature) is away.

My trip to visit my lovely sister was quite a success; meaning that we had a lot of fun and laughed a lot. I got to Kansas City Friday afternoon. We walked around my my sister's neighborhood, which is a shopping plaza, surrounded by cute architecture, retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants and LOTS of flowers and trees (all of which were in beautiful bloom). Saturday consisted of an early morning wake-up call in order to make it to the Olathe Half Marathon. We ran the whole thing together and our official finishing time was 2:15:10. We were so proud and thrilled that we were able to do the race together!We vowed that we would eat whatever we wanted to after the race without guilt or second thoughts. So we visited a friend in a nearby city for some frozen yogurt and then our dinner consisted of burgers and onion rings compliments of Blanc Burgers.

Sunday we woke up on our own, went to church and walked around the city to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum.

Monday I went to school with Laura for a 1/2 day so I could meet her kids and the other teachers at her school. It was so fun to get to know what makes up her day to day happenings.

I think we got to do everything we wanted to do. It was so nice to be there for an extended weekend so we didn't have to rush through things. We had some definite quality sister time that I truly value with all my being. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to spend that time with her.

For those of you that have been keeping up and prayed for our race, thank you for thinking of us.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Peaceful Spring Break

My parents' house is usually one of the most relaxing places I can retreat to at any given time of year. I came to visit for Easter with the intent of spending the subsequent days out by the pool, just enjoying being outside. This photo is what has accompanied my "relaxation" days. The drainage pipes have been rusted through and must be replaced. This was a job that was supposed to take a week. More than 2 weeks later, they are nearing the end of the project, but they are ruining my plans for an absolutely relaxing and sun-filled week. I suppose it has still been relaxing and sun-filled - I've just had to enjoy it from inside.In addition, to say that Beesley hates that these guys are outside with their heavy equipment digging in the ground is an extreme understatement. This is how she spent the first day...and each morning is much the same until she remembers that we aren't going to let anything hurt her...then she calms down and only gets super upset every once in a while when the outside sounds change and become unfamiliar. Then she howls and barks for a few minutes.

Friday, April 2, 2010

12 miles is like 12 smiles

Beesley got a new bed today and even though it took her a little while to accept that it was hers, she finally made herself at home. She fits much better in it than she did in her old one.

So today marks the one week before the 1/2 marathon. I ran 12 miles this morning in order to make sure I am prepared. It was brutal, but I made it somehow and now as I sit icing my shins, my excitement is getting greater. I'm pretty sure that the majority of my excitement is based around the fact that I will be spending time with my sister, but some of that excitement is that I will be taking part in an event that I never thought I would be able to even consider completing.

After my run I went shopping with a very dear friend to look for a dress for Easter. I ended up finding one and then found a couple additional items (as per usual) to add to my spring wardrobe. Isn't it funny how changes in seasons really inspire the desire to go shopping and get new clothes - even though you still have spring/summer-y clothes in your wardrobe.

Well, I'm watching Twilight (I know, I know) and as always....thanks for reading!