Friday, December 18, 2009


I did it!! I ran my first 1/2 Marathon!

So, a little history.... I started running in May. I decided to start running b/c everyone I knew was skinny and I was tired of not being skinny, so I decided that I would start with running (and that was really so I didn't have to get a gym membership:)). So, my goal of it all was to run a 5k. I did that in August! In August, my friend in my playgroup Nikki was interested in starting to run as well. We started running together 2-3 days a week. We made a goal to run a 10k in the fall. That 10k came along on Thanksgiving for the Turkey Trot! In Oct, we decided that we would train to run the Dallas White Rock Half Marathon. Our training consisted of running 4 days a week, cross training for 2 days, and only 1 day of rest. We did this for 7 weeks straight, and ran over 140 miles. On Dec. 13, WE DID IT!!!!!!!! Our finish goal was 2 hours 30 min, we finished in 2 hour 17 min!!!!!! We ROCKED our first half marathon! I am still on cloud nine and can't believe that we did it.

I honestly wouldn't have been able to run 13.1 miles, little alone 2 miles, without the best partner ever. Nikki has been such an inspiration and motivator and kept me going no matter what. Some days I did not want to get out of bed at 4:45am, but I knew Nikki's smiling face would be at the street corner waiting for me. Out of all this, I have gained such a great friendship that I am so thankful for!

Our sweet flowers that we got from my family! The best part of this picture is Campbell's hands. She is so observant-- I painted my nails on Sat night and that was the FIRST thing that she noticed when I came up. She was telling me that she wanted her nails painted too. I love it!
Just seconds after crossing the finish line!
Sorry so small. This was us running by Nikki's family at about mile 8.

***Thank you to all of my family and friends for supporting me through this as well. Thank you for making it out to the race on a Sunday morning! You are the best! And to my my wonderful husband and all of his fantastic support. I love you babe!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

Can you tell what my little darling was for Halloween? She was SO EXCITED to wear this wig, that she never wanted to take it off! Campbell was the most beautiful Aerial you have ever seen.

Modeling the day before she got to wear her costume to school! It looks perfect!
Parading at school. I love that she stood out so much! I mean, you can't miss the girl with the red wig, pulling her friends along with her. So funny!

So, we lost the wig for the arts and crafts. Painting pumpkins and her dress was awesome.
The face of pure innocence!
With Papa and her BF Brenan at dinner :)
Carving pumpkins with Papa

TT with the Haedge family in Granbury! I wasn't there, but I know they had so much fun! Candy galore!

I just can't get enough of the face with the wig!
The twins were showing Campbell the ropes!
Oh, and we lost the dress at this point. She kept getting into stickers, and they were all over the dress. But, the wig stayed on!

What has been going on....

I have once again gotten behind on the posts! Oh well! School is so busy and I only have 6 weeks left for the semester. YEAH!!!!! I have also been training to run the White Rock Half Marathon. Can you believe it? I have been running with my good friend from my playgroup and she is an awesome partner. We had the goal of a 10K (which we are going the Turkey Trot), but now we are aiming even higher! We have been running 4 days a week, 2 days of cross training, then 1 day of rest. We have 6 more weeks until the race, so wish us luck!

Campbell is having so much fun in gymnastics. I will post a pick in their leotards, b/c they are so stinkin' cute! Campbell moved up to the big girl class where she doesn't go with a parent. She is in the class with her best friend, Ketta, and that is trouble! I think that the coach yelled their names to pay attention about 6 times (that I heard). UH OH! I might have a small talker on my hands.
So, I was studying, and Daddy was on duty. Well, where was daddy? I walked into the kitchen and Campbell had her stool up to the sink with dishes soaking, and was washing everything by hand. So nice right? She was so proud of her self, even if WATER and SOAP was everywhere! Oh well!!
Her fake cheese pose
Campbell and Daddy on their way to school!
Posing for me with her flashlights. I mean, this girl LOVES to carry flashlights and shine them everywhere, especially in your face. Ray bought her a cheap one to play with, but she always wants that one and his nice one. So they make the picture a lot!

Happy 30th Chris!

We celebrated our good friend Chris' 30th birthday a few weeks ago! We went to the Flying Saucer and it was so much fun! It is pretty much all Red Raiders and Aggies, so everyone had the game on their phones (since it wasn't on TV) and kept all of us up to date! It was so fun to see everyone and then we had late night at the Easter's.

As I was uploading my pics, I don't have any of Chris' precious wife, Mydni. :( I'm so sorry!!! (The one that we took of the 3 girls, didn't turn out so great!)
The birthday boy with the A&M snuggie that we bought him. So funny!
The guys: Ray, Bear, Brim, Jason, Chris, and Todd
Janai, Chris (with the sweet Pimp cup), Me, Ray, and Jason
The Boring's
Me and my love!
The Rogers

Monday, November 2, 2009


So, I am now the proud owner of the 2 cutest shirts you have ever seen!! My good friend in my playgroup, has a best friend (got all that?) that makes these ADORABLE shirts (I will post her web info in a bit). I really wanted Campbell to have a Texas Tech shirt that was unique, and this was the perfect one! I asked her to make it however she wanted, and she came up with the most precious shirt ever! She even made a matching bow, that rocks as well! It is ALL hand stitched and she even put football jersey on it. The bottom of the shirt is lined with black mesh football jersey! Love it so much and thank you for making me the cutest shirts ever.......

The back of the shirt! So cute with red leggings!!

Ok, the 2nd cutest shirt! I am planning WAY ahead for Campbell's birthday party and she already has an outfit! I just got this shirt today and I LOVE it. Atlanta hand stitched this shirt as well and made the most precious swirl design on the bottom that goes onto the back. And of course the bow rocks as well!! Can you tell how excited I am?!?!
LOVE IT!!!- See the swirl?

Ok, so the awesome person behind these beauties info is:

I totally recommend getting one if you are interested in the cutest shirts/bows ever!!! Thank you so much for making Campbell so precious!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Go Granbury!!

Ray, Campbell and I went to Granbury to watch Kambree cheer in the 8th grade football game. I totally forgot how much fun 8th grade football is!! The kids had such a great time and it was fun to see everyone together!

Uncle Ray with Brice and Brenan. They LOVE Uncle Ray!
Campbell and her best friend Brenan. He was by her side the entire night. Oh I love this pic!
Brice was keeping Campbell safe too. I mean, so sweet!
THE BEST PICTURE EVER!! Campbell, Brenan, Brice
The star of the evening. Campbell was so excited to see the cheerleader and was clapping the whole time.
Getting a group shot is always hard :)
Dana and Brice. So sweet :)
Just my fun ghost cake that I made. It turned out kind of fun!

Butterfly Flutterby!

I had Beckham and Barrett for the weekend and so what to do with 3 kids? Adventure out right? Oh man!!! My mom and I took that kids to Grapevine for the Butterfly festival. It was a great parade and Campbell and Beck loved waving to all of the passing butterflies! The lines were out of control, so we didn't get to release a butterfly, but got to wave bye bye to all of them. Thanks mom for helping me with everyone!!

Waiting for the parade!
The really tall scarecrow, that later, was the scariest thing that Beck has ever seen!
Beckham wanted no part of the butterfly. But Campbell sure loved i with Nana :)
Mommy and her sweet girl!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sweet Nanny!

Uncle Don came in town and we had a great time. We usually go to the Holiday Hills Country Club for the "fancy" Sunday brunch (you would know what I'm talking about if you have ever been to Mineral Wells). This year we had BBQ at home!! So much better then toting all of the kids out. We had a great time with you Uncle Don and I know you just make Nanny's day when you come! Miss and Love you!

Smiley face and Uncle Don :)
Mom, Uncle Don, and Nanny (she was cold :)
My precious Nanny was resident of the month at her Assisted Living. How cute is that? Barrett and I went for the celebration. She got a lot of balloons, a cake, punch, and a one man piano man playing for the party. I'm sorry that I didn't get a picture of the man playing the piano. So funny! What a nice day!!