Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Bit of Random

Today was Isaac's field day. Man was it hot! I am so glad he is in the a.m. class.
poor thing didn't have as much fun as she thought she would.

Mark was able to come for a little bit which thrilled Meggie.

We went to our first Dragon's game of the season. Luckily it cooled off a bit before it started.

We had a great time, saw a home run and ate dippin' dots, which according to Meg, "cooled off her burnin' hot belly"

Lastly, I experimented with a new recipe (which for the life of me I can't remember where I got it)

It was pork tenderloin, grilled and basted with a honey/pineapple juice and red peppers. Served with pineapple rice. Yummm and it was healthy too!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

First Race

Over the weekend our little town hosted a Community Days 5K with a kids fun run and then a school carnival... it was quite a day.

At the last minute a friend and I decided to run the 5K... all I will say about that is I finished and ran better than I thought I would, only walking once, and thank you Jamie for your motivation!!

After my race the kids had a fun run, which we were told would be one mile, but ended up only a quarter of a mile. It was so awesome to see Isaac so excited! He was so excited he pulled a tooth minutes before the race!!

(the least flattering picture of me, but Isaac thinks it's hilarious!)

He and his buddy Elijah had already planned on running the race holding hands, but we were afraid of an injury, so we talked them out of that.

Stretching... very important before the big race. (Meg was not happy about not being involved... plus during one stretch, she said, "this is just like with Jillian, I know how to do this!")

And... GO!!!!!

Isaac did awesome! He wasn't winded in the least and on his own decided to do an entire victory lap!!

Since I didn't register Meg, (she was to young) she and Mark did their race a few steps behind the big kids...

Meg made it the first turn, then Daddy had to take over until the very end...

And everyone finished and received medals! It was tons of fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


When it stops raining long enough to get outside, we are climbing trees... which is this little guys favorite "hiding" spot especially now that there are leaves on the trees!

The blooms on the trees were short lived due to all the hard rains, but the were magical. There was one afternoon that was particularly windy and it was like confetti or snow falling from the trees, it was a lovely way to lose the petals if we had too.
So until it dries up around here, we are having fun splashing around in the puddles-

and wearing 3 tutus, a "scarf" and fancy shoes!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm back... sort of ...

My awesome hubby (and kids) surprised me with a new computer for Mother's Day this year! I feel free! I am no longer tethered to the desk! I can finally rejoin my man on the couch both of us playing on our laptops while we watch Netflix! Life is good! (although iTunes isn't letting me put new stuff on my iPod, anyone have any tips?)

Actually, life is good. We have officially settled into our new house and are making it our home. We have had our fair share of bumps in the road these last few months and are expecting a few more along the way but I am optimistic!

We have tilled our garden (!!!!) and are waiting for a few dry days to actually put seeds in the ground. I have been planning and drawing and anticipating this all winter long. I hope it works! I'm so excited for dirt to get under my nails!!

The reason for the "sort of" in the title is because I still don't have pictures to share... as I went to upload (and organize... because I am going to keep them organized on this computer) my camera battery died! So for now, just this little dip back into the the blogging pool!