Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I am dedicating this post to 3 very special people who I hope
won't hate me for putting there pictures up on my blog.
I'll start with my brother Sherod who started running a few years back and got the dialog started. I kept telling him there was NO way I could ever run. I was convinced that I would never have the stamina. strength, or determination to even run to the mailbox and back. I had NEVER run, even a 1/4 mile, in my life and truly felt that it was just an unattainable goal to set for myself. About a year ago my younger and more beautiful sister Amanda ran her first marathon. I was just so impressed and amazed at what she was able to do. It got me thinking just a little bit about running. It wasn't until I couldn't fit into my clothes and I started to realize what a lazy bum I was when it came to exercising that I really started to consider trying to run...a little. My good friend Anna D. in the ward had talked to me in the past about this Couch to 5K
program she had done. She FINALLY convinced me to give it a try. At the end of February we started. At first I thought there was NO way I was going to be able to do it. It only started out with 60 sec. runs. but I was dying. Each week we bumped it up. When I ran my first mile I was so proud of myself. It was such an amazing accomplishment. 2 weeks ago I ran my very 1st 3 miles without stopping. I can't remember the last time I was so proud of myself. I have to truly thank and give credit to those 3 people Sherod, Amanda, & Anna D. for giving me the encouragement and support I needed to make it. I have the best running partner ever and because of her I love to run. In a week I am going to be running in my very first 5k race in California with my brother and his wife. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. This has been the first time I have ever done something that I truly felt was not possible. Stay tune for my report on the race.
Disclaimer: Anna D.'s picture doesn't do her any justice. She looks so much better now since she has been dieting and running with yours truly.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Hayden's 1st B-Day
Today Hayden is 11 years old. I know it's such a cliche, but I can't believe how fast time has gone. Hayden was my smallest baby weighing in at 5lbs. 11oz. and to this day he's just a little guy, but he has a huge heart. He has always been so much fun to be around. From the day he started talking he hasn't stopped. When we were having Micah tested for his speech problems at 2, they told us one of the reasons Micah never talked was because he had an older brother to do all the talking for him, and they were right. Hayden has always had a ton of friends and been the life of the party. He's a great student and amazing athlete, and is one of my best helpers at home. He's outgoing and not afraid to try anything. He is sweet and eager to please. Even though his Dad and I give him a hard time and question his judgement often, he has never given us any reason to be seriously disappointed in him.
We love Hayden so much and am so grateful you are a part of our family. Happy Birthday Hayden. I love you.
Before Hayden cut his own hair.
After Hayden cut his own hair. (None of the other kids have ever done that before.)
Hayden has always excelled in ever sport he participates in Football, Wrestling, or Baseball.
Friday, May 16, 2008
This video is from our Ward talent Show a couple of weeks ago. I'm sad this video didn't turn out all the way. I had to skip the first part but at least you will get an idea of how she did. I thought she was so cute and she really worked hard on this. She's a girl after my own heart.