Sunday, February 21, 2010


Before the Sylamore 25K

So I got this wild hair that since I wasn't pregnant that I could go ahead and run the Little Rock half marathon in a couple of weeks. When I got to looking at the training schedule, I saw that I needed to have a longer run to be better prepared. This left the option of running the Sylamore 25K, and crazy-ass me decided I should do that run also. I have to say it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! I also was in no shape whatsoever to do this run (15.5 miles), considering the longest I had ever run before was a 10K (6.2 miles). Highlights include crossing the icy White River in not-quite-waist-high water TWICE, the amazing athletes that also embarked on this journey, and a breath taking experience of 3-4 HUGE deer crossing the trail path right in front of me! Nothing compares, though, to the thrill of having my whole family cheer me on as I crossed the finish line in 4 hours and 1 minute! Honestly, knowing that I would see them all at the end of the run gave me the strength I needed to complete the course. This was an amazing experience and I hope I get to do it again--in better shape, of course.

After the Sylamore 25K

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Banquet

At Meric's daycare, they held a Valentine's Banquet. It was pretty cute. The kids all dressed up as formal as you'd expect for four-year-olds and had a dance. Meric's partner for the ball was her very best friend, Joshua. The whole event was fun to watch. After a slow dance they cranked up the music with an official DJ and the kids hopped around the only way small children know how to dance. It was hysterical!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Have You Seen the Camera Anywhere?

Lately I'll go looking for the camera and find it in odd places--places I would never leave it. It might be on the couch, or the piano bench, or just resting on the stairs. When I go in and look at all the pictures, it becomes clear that we have a budding photographer in the family. Each child claims to be the guilty party because they're so proud of what they've captured. Here are just a few of their favorites.

Meric is 4!!

Today is day three of no school due to snow/ice. I sent Meric to daycare with a tray of pink cupcakes today when B went to work. Breck is TOTALLY convinced that HE made is snow on Sunday night by flushing ice cubes, wearing his pajamas inside out and putting a spoon under his pillow. Whatever. He was very disappointed in himself when he realized Meric couldn't have her birthday party due to the weather.

We had made the infamous homemade birthday cake ahead of time. I wrote Happy Birthday in pink icing and when I proudly showed it to Meric, she said, "Awww! That's not my name!" So, I promptly scraped it all off and let her help me scrawl out MERIC. She LOVED it!