Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweet Angel

Ben just fell asleep like this. Makes my heart sigh.....

Monday, September 27, 2010


Sariah made her own bed this morning. She decided to take off the bears and put on a pillow. She smoothed the blanket out all by herself.

In her words, "I make my bed soooo pretty."


Ben got one more tooth last night. Now he has 6. Two on top and four on bottom.

I have a feeling he isn't done though as he is still chewing on his fingers. I think the top teeth want to even the score.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I almost died but I ran 18 miles today. I'm now lying in bed super sore and very sunburned. But I did it. That is what matters.

I ran out of water/gatoraid with about 5 miles to go. Partially because I got this new water bottle belt. And didn't realize that a few of the bottles were leaking. So I lost some fluid on the way. Seriously thought I would have to call James to come get me. It was probably close to noon. Sun beating down. Dying of thirst on the back road of Cookingham. I spotted a little church and just prayed they would have an outside water spout for a hose. I saw an old one and tried it but no water came out. You know the kind where the handle lifts up. I was heartbroken. I went around the building and finally saw a hose hookup. Hallelluia!! (don't think I spelled that right). I filled up two bottles and let's just say by the end of the run I would have drank more if I had more. But man I might just have to go to that church. It was an amazing blessing today.

As for the sunburn. That is mostly my own fault. Last week I was careful to fully lather up on sunscreen. I didn't even get any color at all. So this week I was lazy and thought I could get away with my face and the tops of my shoulders. Umm no. Totally red splotchy where I was sloppy with the sunscreen. Upper arms. Front chest. Upper back. Upper front thighs. A little on my cheeks (face :)). It is a nightmare.

Here's hoping I get some sleep.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010


Lately I've tried really hard to say thank you and I appreciate you more to my hubby and kids. There is so much going on around us- lots of sadness and busyness. It has made me realize that I haven't been being very appreciative of them. At least I wasn't vocalizing it. So I've been trying to remember to say thank you to Sariah when she's being good or obedient. And I love you to my hubs and let him know how happy I am that he supports me being at home both emotionally and financially.

And today I realized that in return I've felt more appreciated. Sariah says thanks more often and James is always so supportive.

Definitely a happy case of what goes around comes around.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Yep. Ben began crawling a few weeks ago. I'm a slacker mom and keep forgetting to post. I will try to get a good video tomorrow. He's getting so big!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Did it!

I finished my 16 miles. I've NEVER run that far!! 3 hours 22 minutes.

I hurt everywhere. I'm super crazy thinking I can do 26.2.

Well next week is 18 miles so here we go!

Friday, September 10, 2010


I'm not ready to go to bed because I'm not ready for tomorrow. See I've reach the point in my marathon training where I'm now going to run further than I've ever run before. 16 miles is scheduled for tomorrow morning to be exact. And honestly I'm scared. I know silly. Especially considering in a little over a month I've paid the entrance fee to run a lot farther than that. But well it is still very intimidating. I've never really done more than a half marathon (13.1 miles) in my life. So I decided tonight to cool some of my anxiety I would write out some of my motivation for doing the marathon.

1) It has always been a dream of mine to be able to say I've run a marathon.

2) With that it has been on my bucket list since my first half marathon that I ran before Sariah was born.

3) I want my children to know that if they want to do something bad enough they can.

4) I want my children and family to be proud of me.

5) I want to know that I can push myself further.

6) I am running with the thoughts and memory of those in my life who can't run.

7) I do actually enjoy running just to run. It honestly relaxes me.

8) I am thankful to have a healthy body.

9) This is the best time in my life to do this. This is my "marathon season"

10) I want to get my body into amazing physical shape.

So those aren't in any real order. But hopefully tomorrow when the run gets tough some of these thoughts will help push me through.

Off to bed now. :)

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Yucky goober face

Right now both kids are sick. Ben particularly is a yucky goober face with crazy congestion. They both have coughs that make you feel like you are a horrible mother because they sound soooo bad and miserable.

I finally decided to take Sariah and Ben in to the doctor today. Sariah's been sick since Sunday and Ben since Monday. Last night she was coughing so bad she was gasping for air afterwards. And yep just a cold. Not in their chests or ears. But they thought Sariah would respond to antibiotics. So at least that was something.

So on with life with sick kids. Getting up in the middle of the night. Dosing out the meds. Trying to keep the house totally quiet for naps so they will both get the rest they need. Hoping to fit a nap in for myself. And yeah letting the house get disastrously dirty. Ugh!!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ben's moving right along

Quick little milestone update for Ben....

He now has 5 teeth.

Last night he received his 3rd haircut. He is so squirmy that all I can handle is a buzz cut pretty much. I left it longer on top but couldn't get the front to be as long as I wanted.

He has started pushing himself from on his stomach up to sitting up.

He has started pushing up to all fours and rocking.

He has also started army crawling for things he wants.