Sunday, September 28, 2008


Oh, BTW...

I did really well for my first road race- 20:45! I was PROUD.

And boy, it was COLD. The wind was whipping around- I ran half the race at the starting line trying to keep warm.

Just wanted to share that I finished in good time...and in good shape.

And now I can wear the t-shirt. (Larry says you can't wear it until you run it.)

August 11, 2008...

Our summer beach trips are spent looking for shark's teeth...

These are some rememberances from the summer of 2008...we were excited about the three largest ones because we'd never found teeth that large before. (Hhhmmm, I don't know if that's good or BAD...)

We have a small jar with a cork lid that sits upon our kitchen windowsill, where we put all the teeth we've collected. Maybe one summer day, the jar will be full...yet again, I hope not.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

These are our "Hurricane Hanna Half-Day Cupcakes"- made in honor of Hurricane Hanna, which gave us a half -day off from school.

Any reason to make cupcakes is good for us...YUM!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


...outside ain't easy.

Now I know why I love my gym.

On Saturday I run my first road race- only two miles- but it's outside. And all I do is run inside.

I discovered today that there is a difference. Whew.

Happy girls...

So are these not the Happiest Girlies you have ever seen?

Snuggled down for the night and loved by their momma?

And she even let them have a friend sleep over on a school night! (See the one in the sleeping bag?)

Wow, she's Awesome!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Welcome back...

I opened my back door early this morning, and guess who was there?

I said, "Hey, Autumn, welcome back! It's good to see you, we've been waiting on you to get here!"

And I left the door open so that it could slip right in the screen door...

August 4, 2008

Happy 18th anniversary to us, babe...
spent as our last family beach day of the summer...

Eighteen years, seven addresses, three kids, two minivans, and one dog later...we're still lovin' it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wow, can you believe it???

I'm back!

Who knows for how long...but I really just wanted to post something- anything.

It's storming tonight. I love thunder and rain and lightning, especially at night and when I have nowhere to go.

Tonight is also the start of the new season of The Biggest Loser. We love that show- it's a family affair around here. David was worried because he normally has choir on Tuesday nights, so he thought we'd watch it without him. But choir was canceled- yahoo! So we get stormy weather with nowhere to go AND The Biggest Loser. A small blessing, time together.

I also finished making a photo frame for my *sister's* birthday. She's like an aunt to the kids. We miss her a lot. She lives far away.

It's a sweet evening.