Monday, March 30, 2009

My favorite chore!

I have a few chores I love. I love to do laundry (just hate to put it away). My favorite chore is to vaccuum! However my hoover has died. It lived a good life (10 years) We broke down this weekend and bought a new one. Wow! I love it. I love the suction! I love that I can hear and see all the dirt that is getting sucked up. I just might use it everyday this week. Maybe next week too! I can't tell you how much I love my new Hoover. Well....I'm off to vacuum again!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I felt like Rocky!

I am a new runner. I haven't really ran a mile since 7th or 8th grade. I am trying something new and out of my comfort zone. My friends have somehow gotten me out the house on Mondays to run two miles. When I say two miles I really mean I run as much as I can and walk some in between. My goal has been to get the first mile without stopping. I missed the last two weeks of running because I was out of town. We went to Washington and visited family and friends. One brisk morning I got myself out of the house and decided to run alone. I put on my IPOD and went out the door. Crunch crunch....oh yeah...gravel roads. Out on the farm there are no sidewalks. I loved the rhythem and the crunch, crunch, crunch. I took a deep breath. Oh cars driving by so just fresh air to breath in. Crunch crunch. I looked to my left and saw the sun just hitting the tips of the mountains. crunch crunch. I will run until I make it to that hay stack. Crunch Crunch. Hey I made it there....I think I'll keep going until I reach the next house. Crunch crunch. I look to my right and see a thick cloud in the distance. The sun is streaming down though the cloud. Wow....I would have missed this if I had stayed inside. Crunch Crunch. I made it to the house and can see where the mile mark is...I think I'll just keep running and see if I can make it all the way to the mile. Crunch crunch. I pass a small pasture with a horse in it. Now on my right a farmer is just climbing into his tractor. I wonder what he is doing today. Did he notice the sun streaming through the cloud or the way the air smells. It rained last night and there is a clean, fresh smell in the air. I breath in again and can almost smell the potato dirt smell that reminds me of Neil. Crunch Crunch...I'm almost at the mile mark...why does the last 1/8th have to be uphill? I won't let that hill stop me though. I make it....I walk for maybe 20 feet then think...let's run back I do. I only stop one more time, cause that horse is calling my name. A farmer drives past and gives a little wave. Crunch crunch crunch. I am almost back to the house and it makes me a little sad. I don't get to run this again. No more crunch under my feet. 2 miles. It wasn't that bad this cold morning. I almost enjoyed it! And when I got to the top of that hill I felt like Rocky! I wanted to raise my hands in the air and dance around, but I didn't....I had another mile to go! Tomorrow I will go alone again. I didn't think I would like running alone, but I didn't mind it. It wasn't as fun as chatting with my friends, but instead gave me a little more time to think. We'll see if on tomorrow's run I can repeat my mile without stopping....if so I might try to go even farther!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Today I caught Addie in her first lie. I need to begin this post by saying that everyday I do something cute with Addies hair and everyday she pulls it out. She does it when she get sleepy...either in bed or in the car. She does it so much that I have a stash of rubberbands in the car so I can put it back up before we go into stores. Today we went and got the oil changed. She was sleepy. While sitting and waiting I turn around and she had pulled her hair out. I asked her if she was suppose to pull it out and she told me "Daddy said no" I said, "Daddy said not to pull it out?" "No", she said "Daddy said no ponies" What? Daddy would never tell her she is not allowed to have ponies. 2 and already telling a lie...that would get her daddy in trouble! So I caught her in her first lie. I thought to myself....if you're going to lie, make it believeable!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm Lovin it!

Things I am currently loving:

Friends: Good friends that motivate me to run. I love our chats (well they chat I try to breath)
Food: Recently I have been loving..... sauteed mushrooms, black beans, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with my parents homemade jam) salad and pink lady apples (gala and fuji's work too) I also love pulling out a frozen dinner from my freezer (my dad made a bunch of them while he was visiting last)
Family: when the boys spend an entire day playing together instead of fighting, Brooke offering to take Addie on a bike ride, Neil being so darn handy (he can build of fix anything I want)
Faith: going with Brooke to new beginnings. She turns 12 this year and is growing up so fast. She is a great kid to have around. She is helpful and fun with her brothers and sister. It is fun to see her enter this new and exciting world! Going with Camden to 8 is great night. Cam turns 8 this year and every prayer he says includes "bless me that I will have a great baptism" His birthday isn't until August, can you tell he is excited? Listening to Easton sing. East loves to sing primary songs. He totally picks up on the songs in primary (thanks to great singing leaders) He also has been downstairs playing legos while belting out "Can you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men" (from Les Mis) Hearing Addie yell "my church" every time we pass by. She loves to go to nursery (Andrew may play a small part) She has just now started saying prayers. We have tried for months, but now she finally asks.

So there you have it....some of my favorite F's! Do you have any current favorites?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Since the title of my last post uses one word I couldn't post more info. So here is the rest of the story (in tribute to Paul Harvey) Chelsea use to teach classes at 24 hour fitness (I think that club) Tuesday she tortured me with over an hour of Pilates. Today my body is yelling at me. That is my favorite kind of work hard and feel it later!

one word for Chelsea


Monday, March 2, 2009


Have I mentioned how much I love rebates? Today I got $85 in the mail....gotta love that! What will I do with that cash? Get more items that qualify for more rebates!

25 Main

My good friend Jalyn is in town. She moved away a year ago for her husband to attend college. Today Lindz and I went to lunch with her at 25 Main. It is a cute little restaurant which specializes in cupcakes....and boy do they do cupcakes. They are normal size with just the right amount of amazing frosting. They also have a delicious menu. We each got a different item and each enjoyed it. I had a yummy panini. Even better then the wonderful food? The wonderful conversation. It is so great to get together with friends, without kids, and chat about life. I think I need to do this more often. I think I need to go once a month and enjoy yummy food and good conversation with my friends. I feel lucky cause I do have great friends! The one flaw for the day? I forgot to get a picture...and Jalyn forgot too (which shocks me because she is attached at the hip to her camera). So girls....lets plan a lunch date for next month.