Saturday, June 30, 2012

My new adventure

As I've posted before- I have an exercise blog that I've been keeping up with also.

Today we did 7 miles!! That is jogging, no walking. Our time was 1:44...just about ten minutes slower then the previous 6.5 mile weekend of 1:35. Yes we could be faster, but after a night like last night - I'm lucky to have even showed up. I saw a quote once (Pinterest, ahem!) that said something like "no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping the person sitting on the couch". ;)

I really had every intent on getting a good night's rest last night before our big run. However, know how those things go.

7:00pm - Went to my nieces' choir concert
8:30pm - Home, and 5 yr old asleep (YAY!) - Began to get rest of kiddos ready for bed and feed baby girl
9:00pm - Still working on getting kiddos to bed, baby girl still awake. Ten yr old and 3 yr old running through the house singing and screaming. Five year old wakes up. Mommy goes crazy. Kids go quickly to beds.
9:30pm - Baby girl asleep YAY! Kiddos settling down. Mommy goes to store to buy lunches for tomorrow's Cub Scout day camp.
10:00pm - Home from store, mommy bribes/punishes 13 yr old with making six sandwiches since he was on the laptop when he was supposed to be babysitting. grrrrr Mommy has to start some laundry for clothes tomorrow and make sure everything is laid out and ready for the morning because mommy's run gets over around 8am and the boys need to be leaving for Scout day camp at 8:15am.
10:30pm - Mommy has to take an online Scout Youth Protection Training because the training is only good for 2 yrs and hers ran and she may have to volunteer tomorrow at day camp.
11:00pm - Youth Protection Training DONE. Passed 100%...hitting PRINT to get my certificate for proof to the Scout leaders...
11:02pm - Computer froze. Must re-do training all over again.
11:32pm - Youth Protection Training done a second time, finally. Mommy can't keep her eyes open.
12:00pm - After some final prep for tomorrow, mommy hits the bed..zzzzzzzzzzz
1:00am - Mommy awakes to a crying, hot, puking 5 year old. His brain hurts. His temp is 102 and he puked in my bed.
1:30am - Mommy goes back to sleep
2:00am - Baby girl wakes up to eat....
5:00am - Alarm clock goes off for mommy's 7 mile run. Mommy turns it off and goes back to sleep.
5:30am - Second alarm goes off. Mommy reaches for last thread of energy she has and gets ready for her run.
6:00am - Mommy runs 7 miles

So yes, I'm tired. I'm not going to lie - I went back to sleep after I got home from running and baby girl had her morning bottle and was ready for a morning nap. zzzz

BUT I finished, and I feel good. I hope next weekend, 7.5 miles, I can get some SLEEP beforehand!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Fun!

Whew! School is out, summer is here - but where have I been? Busy, that is! Blogging has been pushed to the wayside I'm afraid.'s is a huge catch up post. Its hard to believe it is still only two weeks since school got out. We've made good use of that two weeks! I hope our summer starts to wind down, but I've yet to see an end in sight....

Okay - now, updates via pictures:

Abigail was blessed! :) Here she is on her blessing day, dress and headband courtesy of Grandma. Grandma made the pretty dress from a pattern that her mom had made for her as a baby!

Just a cute Abigail picture - TOY OVERLOAD!!

Okay, so shortly after school got out we took the boys for a day hike up to Deception Falls. They brought along a friend too. IT was fun!

After the hike, we went to a reptile zoo. The boys LOVED it...mostly...

Then, last week we went camping and went to a big family reunion. Billy Jr loved helping with carrying the fire wood.

Posing with little sister...first time camping for Abigail!

Nana came by to visit and a deer decided to drop by for a bite to eat also! Nana is feeding the deer oatmeal in this picture.

Then the deer decided to overstay his welcome and almost got into the food in our trailer before we had to chase him away.

Other activities this summer so far that I didn't get pictures of was a fun camping trip to Daddy's favorite place earlier in the summer. It was cold, so Abigail and I stayed at Grandma's house!  Also, Brayden and Owen have done Cub Scout camp. Fun! Alex's boy scout camp is coming up soon...

I am happy and enjoying summer. Everyone is well and we're just trying to get some sort of summer routine. uggh

Until next time!!