Friday, February 18, 2011
Happy Friday! Today I am celebrating my birthday! I am home with my three blessings and we are relaxing together! I have already beat my One and Only twice playing (door basketball) and the girls are just waiting to paint nails! I even think we may bust out that Yahtzee in a bit! I know I PARTAY hard!
Hubby had to leave EARLY today so I woke up and found myself on our ancient, broken, rubber burning treadmill. I needed to get in 5 miles! I felt tired and I am sure that the speed as well as the time was OFF! So I just tried to find my pace and make the best of it! I am trying to mentally prepare myself for 12 miles on Sunday in 30 degree weather. Hmmm, not sure how that will work out?
As I think about turning another year OLDER it makes me laugh. I know the number is getting bigger but my life is so different! It is fuller and healthier than it was when I was YOUNG. Maybe BIGGER is BETTER! Who knew what JOY knowing God, having a loving husband and 3 kids could bring? I thought I would share some of my favorite pics from days past! Each day brings opportunities and moments! So happy I caught these on camera!
I was chatting with a friend as I was doing HILLS on an .8 incline with sweat dripping from my neck and nose and she said something that rang true for me.
She said "I bet you weren't doing this when you were 21."
There is something about running hills in your 30's post 3 babies that feels GOOD!! I am a strong mommy! I love to run and it has been an amazing gift that God has laid on my heart! Running has drawn me closer to God and taken me on a journey of over 1,000 miles this year!!
Things I love
* love my boy and how he still needs me
* love the confidence I see in Lovely L
* love how Sweet J cares for me
* unconditional love from my hubby
* love the beach, white sand, warm sun
* smell of the ocean
* fish fry with family
* spring flowers
* rocking babies
* fried chicken
* good friends
* a challenge
* Easter Candy
* a good workout
* grits with bacon
* encouraging others
* Cabbage Patch Kids
* diet coke and baked lays
* dreaming about my Papa and Granny
* treats in the mail
* lost my dear dog Ruby
* started a BLOG
* ran over 1,000 miles
* ran my first marathon
* left my comfort zone and FOLLOWED God
* allowed myself to heal
* Discovered McCall Idaho
* made new friends
* treasured old friends
* celebrated 13 years of marriage in MAUI
* Hit Disney with the extended family
* learned to not give up
* close friends moved away
* took LOTS of pictures
Let's just say I am blessed, growing and looking forward to this next year!!
Last night I had a dream about my Papa and in the dream he was picking me up. When we woke up as kids we would smell, the bacon, grits and biscuts cooking and we would call him and would come and pick us up out of the bed and carry us! I remember doing this when I was BIG. I am guessing 13 or 14. I would wrap my legs around him and lay my head on his shoulder. He was usually wearing a white tank undershirt so I could feel his shoulder on my cheek and smell his shaving cream. So in my dream last he night did the same thing...Happy Birthday to me!
P.S. If you left me a comment regarding my KEEP ON KEEPING ON sticker! Please email me your MAILING address so I can drop one in the mail! THANKS for being part of my journey!