Friday, November 25, 2011

Update and a new beginning

I haven't blogged in a very long time and when I was blogging it was more of my "running log".  So I'm giving that up for now and beginning a new family blog, aka Cole's mission blog.  Since the purpose of me originally starting this blog was to blog about my family, I've decided to go back to that and blog our lives.  Of course, I'll also blog family events that happen in the meantime, but this will be a place where we'll record Cole's experiences, photos and letters.  Hope you enjoy!  Here are some of the things that have been going on for the last year that I may have neglected.

11.24 Yesterday was Thanksgiving AND Cole's 19th Birthday!  Hard to believe how quickly time flies!

09.21 Cole received his mission call to serve in the Columbus Ohio Mission!  He reports to the MTC on 1.11.12! He's so excited!
It only took 2 days after he got his mission call to get his Ohio State shirt!

10.08 This was the major mission clothes shopping day.  He got some really sharp suits and clothes!  He's starting to look like a missionary!

08.11 Cole's official mission photo.

09.25 Kai's first 'date' and Homecoming Dance.  So cute!

09.18  Kai's Eagle Court of Honor!
09.18 My two Eagle Scouts!
08.05 Kai's photo for the football game program.  Great smile!

I thought this was kind of cool so I had to put it in.  This is a bookmark taken from action shots.  Each player got at least one shot on a bookmark.  Pretty awesome!
09.03 Both boys enjoy playing the drums.  Here's Kai.  Pretty good for being self-taught!

07.01 The boys had the opportunity this summer to go to their first Pioneer Trek.  They said it was an amazing experience!
06.23 Kai's 16th birthday!  Guess what he wanted to do for his birthday?  Eat biscuits and gravy, his favorite!
Can't believe he's 16 already!

06.01 Cole's high school graduation.  Can't believe this time has already come.  

05.22 Cole's seminary graduation.  Great frothers! (friends + brothers)

03.02 Big day for Kai!  The braces are GONE! Yay!

01.11 The boys at their 2010-2011 Football banquet.  Cole finishing his senior year of football, Kai finishing his Sophmore year.  Sad it's over!

That's a quick version of the happenings over the year!  Crazy 2011!  :-)

Sunday, August 21, 2011


(Thank you Heather for the kick in the butt to get this going again.!)

I think I've neglected my blog because I've used Facebook and it's so much easier!  I'm going to try to stay on top of this and keep updated.

Another birthday is approaching and I'm feeling it.  I hate it.  Mentally, I feel as if I'm still in my 30's but unfortunately, parts of me KNOW that I'm not!  Tomorrow I've committed (and maybe it's good that I'm blogging this to hold myself accountable) that I will start running again.  I've been seeing friends and family that have been running this summer and I want to be doing that as well, but I've been so overwhelmed that I can't seem to get myself out there to do it.  I did walk/run for a week or so trying to get back, but then had a minor set back and didn't get going again.  So, tomorrow I'm doing it.  When the weather is nice, I love it.  But, know that the weather will be getting cold again soon.  I've got to try and not focus on the weather changing and it getting cold, it seems to hinder my enthusiasm.  (BTW...did I say I hate the cold?...)  I would love to run a 5K or 10K sometime before the winter starts, so here I go making myself accountable.  Wish me luck!

Also, this blog is also going to be my family updates, at least for right now.  Cole's sent in his mission papers and is waiting for his appointment with the Stake President, at which time they will go to Salt Lake.  So, I'll keep the updates here for now, and possibly when he leaves for his mission, I'll start one for that.  Possibly.

That's it for now!...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm Baaack!

Can you believe it?  It's been 9 months since I last posted anything.  And it's been since October that I ran last.  In hindsight, I shouldn't have stopped but I'm such a wimp in the cold weather and it does nothing for my motivation.  I hope that this year it's something that I can get over.  Today was awesome.  It felt so good!  I ran about 2/3 of my route!  I really didn't think I'd feel like or be able to do much running, so I was pleasantly surprised. I'm working on upping the length of my routes and my time this summer.  I'll be really happy if I get consistent at 5 miles or more.  I'm hoping that my muscles' memory comes back quickly and I can work up to the 5 miles more quickly than last year.  Today didn't feel like too much of an effort, so I'll see how sore I am tomorrow and what I can do on Thursday.  I'm actually excited to start running again.  Time to get some more good music! :-)