Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding

Well, I didn't get into all they Royal hype, BUT I do love a good love story and a pretty wedding. Due to ATT, my DVR'd version of the wedding wasn't worth watching, so I caught a highlights show on the BBC. I loved it because it was JUST the highlights but the whole wedding and some background. What I came away with... William and Harry LOOK like they are the best of friends. What they have endured in their life has brought them together and you can see it. Seeing them walk down the aisle together reminded me of Diana's funeral, and remembering how hard their life would be. They look PROUD of each other. I also LOVED the way that Harry turned to see the bride and shared words with his brother about her. How come William couldn't watch her walk down the aisle???? Crazy. I loved Harry's smile though.

The kiss. I loved it, TWICE! You could try to read his lips and see him ask her if again, and her very subtle nod. She is a beautiful lady. Her dress was simple yet stunning. Her bouquet the same.

My prince is out on a bike ride. I think I will go make royal waffles for him on his return....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

And you know.... those aren't the only super powers here!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Well, I did it. I finished another half marathon. I didn't do it alone! I had many 'at home' cheerleaders praying for me! I had a few heavenly ones too! I even had a few on the sidelines of the race doing some cheering, but I never saw them! BOO.

Saturday, we headed to the EXPO to pick up our pac

They boys getting their gait checked on their stride.
INTRODUCING... the running crew!

Here is the clan. Photographer of the day... Kelli! It was suppose to be a nice warm day. It turned out rather chili which, probably worked out great, but it wasn't fun planning what to wear!

Well, here we are at the start. We start together, but this girl is like a cheetah! She is off. She is so dedicated with her running and training... and rocked this race. For me.. well, I finished!

Kelli was off to go capture the run with the camera, however, ask her what happened... it's kind of funny now, but wasn't at the time I'm sure! I didn't see her again until the finish. I had a good race. I stopped twice to use the restroom, and walked a bit when I needed to. There was a moment when I was 'in my head' too much and got very emotional. I looked up through the towering Highland Park trees to see some birds, LOTS of birds. Flying in AMAZING formation. I did take this picture, but last weekend, the only other time I have ever seen such a sight. During the race, it just reminded me that God is forever in control of my life. I choose to follow Him. He has given me everything I need. Period. I do miss my friend. I do not like some of the battles I am fighting right now or decisions I am having to make, but HE will use it all to bring Him glory!
I also missed my sister! They waited for 2 hours to see one of us, and none of us connected! The Dallas Morning News man, who took that photo, waited with her for awhile, also hoping to capture of a moment of the 2 of us. Fail. I was just thrilled they tried to come see us!

Stacey did come back and ran with me to finish. I just love him! He took this photo with my phone, moments after we crossed.

After party!
Oh, did I say after party? Brett Michaels was the entertainment after the race. I now have taught my children to sing.... 'talk dirty to me'. Nice. I recorded a bit of it on my phone and have played it for them.. now they sing it... I won't be winning any mother of the year award. All these years of KLTY 24/7, one 20 second snip of 'Talk dirty to me" and I have ruined them! That's all they sing, just that little part... over and over. I WILL get a call from the principal.

YEAH! SO proud of this team!
See the Razor? Yeah, just ask her.

This is Kelly. She is a new friend I have made through Running for Jenny! She trained, with her daughter too, for the half and ran it the day after her birthday. SO COOL!
And she trained with her sister. I've known Becky since college. These 2 girls are amazing and I am blessed to know them! So proud of their accomplishments, and can't wait to see what they do next.

My 2 favorite guys!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

It's a growing!

Yes, our garden is in progress! This strawberry plant has stayed green all winter, even with all of our snow... and it is the first to produce!
SO FAR, we have 5 tomato, 3 strawberry plants, 2 cucumber plants, a sprite plant and TODAY we bought onions, zucchini, cantelope, watermelon, another kind of tomato, and many herbs. I am still waiting on my peas and green beans. This year we are NOT growing Okra or corn. The Okra did amazing last year, but my family doesn't eat the okra, so we wasted so much. The corn never did produce. This year we are using our space wisely and only planting what we will eat! I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Warm days

It's been warm, so we have been outside a lot! I love these kids! I dislike this wind! Dislike this wind!

Living the dream

Today I had to remind myself that I am living my dream! LIVING MY DREAM PEOPLE!

I had to remind my self of this because my attitude hasn't been great lately about... the laundry, the schedules, the cooking, the homework, the practices, the games, the night time reading...... and they are only 7, 5, and 2!


Today God reminded me... this was/is my dream! To be a mommy! The Lord continues to provide for our family, so that I can remain home with my children! This was my dream! To be a stay at home mommy. WHY AM I COMPLAINING?

Now that my attitude is in check, I'm off to play soccer or to listen to my daughter sing her heart out to Christian songs on her mini mp3 player! I love my job!