Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Training for the marathon is going really well as well. I love seeing myself go further and further each day. I made it 1.8 miles today and really pushed myself. Now, if only I can start receiving some fundraising money. :( I sent out 89 emails and haven't received anything yet. I'm thinking all the emails must have went to everyone's spam or something. It's just hard to imagine that out of 89 emails I still haven't gotten any money. It will get there, right? Right!?!?
If you'd like to donate you can click my fundraising link on my training blog, www.trinitystraining.blogspot.com.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
One of the many great things of joining up with Team In Training is that in training and running with them we raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here is my webpage to help fundraise for the charity.
I went out this moring and did my first run and now I am scared! I put a training app on my phone and it coached me thru my run. It is an awesome app and was very helpful. But, let me tell you, now I am SCARED of what I've signed myself up for. I'll be brutally honest...I made it 1.2 miles and thought I would die. AND, I didn't even run all of that. The training is/way broken down into run 1 min, walk 1 min, run 1, walk 1, then it slowly goes up to run 2 min, walk 2. By the time I got to run 3 minutes I couldn't push myself to do it. I am going to need all the support I can get! I'll try to post back here often so we can see how far I've come with my training.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
It's a book about making tough decisions based on the 10-10-10 approach. The premise is about when your faced with a complex dilemma, stop and ask, "What will the consequences of my options be in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years?
Wow, I love the concept and it really has helped in trying to decide what step I should take if/when both job options are offered to me. In taking job #1 or #2, yes I know how it will effect me in 10 seconds, but how will my life be altered in 10 months and where do I see myself if I should stick with either for 10 years. In looking at job #1, I can truely see myself still working there in 10 years. I see myself being a successful administrator, making decent money for my family, and will have begun the set up to a great retirement fund for my family. In job #2, I'm not fully convinced I want to get my teacher certification and begin that profession. I love the profession, I think I would love doing it, but I'm not fully convinced.
Everyday my mind changes on what I want to do. One day I've fully convinced myself I should do job #1 and then I'll lay in bed and think about things and by the next day I've convinced myself it's job #2. I've changed my mind almost everyday. Who knows, maybe even after all this thought and stress about jobs one (or both for that matter) won't even be offered to me. I guess then I'll let fate take it's place.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Job #1 - better money, 45 minute commute, 2 man office and a lot of responsibilty, possibly a job I'll keep for many years. Did I say better money?? Yeah! Good benefits.
Job #2 - in the teaching field at my son's elementary school, pay is AWFUL. I'd be bringing in around the same amount of money I bring in now, would motivate me to possibly get my teacher certification and move forward with that dream. Insurance is paid 100% for me.
It's hard to get into specifics without going into more detail on what the jobs are and what I'd be doing, but I'd rather not delve into that right now. Neither job has been officially offered to me, but I have really good feelings on both them. Maybe in the end it will work itself out and maybe I won't get offered one of the jobs? If they both get offered then I've really got to decide where I want my future to be. Do I go with the money or do I go with something I love to do?
I know that honestly, as an outsider reading this it seems like a simple answer. Go with what you love. But, to me, it so much harder. I also love office admin type jobs as well and I know I'll be successful if I go that route too.
I guess I'll be back in a few weeks to post how it all goes.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Leyton and Grant had a blast at their party! It was such a great time and all the painted faces were adorable. Thank you to everyone that came and made our kids day extra special. Here's a link to more birthday party pictures if you want to check them out.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thank you Maddox! I love you sweetie!
My parents are going to be able to make it to his birthday party this weekend, so my mom decided to drive down for the day and surprise him with lunch at his school. He certainly was surprised to see grandma and so excited to see his big bouquet of balloons too! I think he mostly like all the attention he got from all his friends when they saw he had balloons.
He had a baseball game later that afternoon and then grandma took him to his favorite restaurant. You'd guess Chucky Cheese or Peter Piper Pizza. Nope. Macaroni Grill! That's my boy!
His party is this Saturday and we have our fingers, toes, and eyes crossed it doesn't rain! It's in our neighborhood park and we'll have a bounce house and a face painter!
The first contest I found is for a muslin swaddling wrap, made by Aden and Anais, http://www.adenandanais.com/index.html. It's a wonderfully soft swaddling blanket that gets softer and softer with each wash. Check out this blog to hear this mom's testimony. http://www.travelingthetightrope.com/ Leave her a comment and you'll be entered in the contest to win one of these cute blankets!
The other contest I found is for a new Kodak Digital Camera! What an awesome giveaway! Here's the link to this blog and how to easily enter that giveaway as well! http://www.5minutesformom.com/6032/mothers-day-giveaway-2009/
Friday, April 10, 2009
Amber and Chris have started a new foundation called "Brett's Blessings". They are collecting new, unwrapped toys to donate to the ICU at Children's Hospital. Here's a blurb from Amber's blog:
Chris and I have started - well I guess you could say foundation, but it's not there yet. We have called this yearly annual toy donation Brett's Blessings. I racked my head for days on what to name "it" and Chris came up with this in a minute and what a perfect name it is. Brett was a blessing. What better way to honor my child than to make other children, of all ages happy? Brett's Blessings will help bring smiles to children in the ICU at Children's Hospital Dallas. My mission is to ask everyone that I know if they would be willing to donate a new, unwrapped toy for many children who are in the ICU. This year we have picked the ICU department specifically because this is where Brett spent his last few hours before passing away. I hope that next year I will be able to spread this toy drive to Children's Medical Center in Dallas as I have now been told by two people that they have nothing like this. Who knows, if this toy drive gets really big, I might just be able to do it this year. Wouldn't that be a blessing. Please spread the word.So today I leave you with this: Open your hearts. Give to those you don't know. Someday you might be in need of the same.
Adventure Kids and Stonebridge UMC are the 2 main drop-off points for the toys. I'm so happy to see the boxes at both location are filled to the top with toys! What a tremendous, caring community we live in!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A month ago, right before Spring Break I got a cold. I had the cold for almost 2 weeks. Well, I we got home from Spring Break and Kris caught my cold. Again, he held onto it for about a week and now Leyton has had it. Leyton's had this nasty stuffy nose and cough for 3-4 days now. Poor kid doesn't feel good at all and has napped almost everyday for about 2 hours at a time.
Now, Maddox, he never did really show signs of the cold, but lucky us he caught Hand/Foot/Mouth. They symptoms showed up yesterday afternoon with a few spots and by bathtime last night his bottom, hands, feet, and mouth were COVERED in the painful rash. Thankfully, it's going away about as quickly as it came on. Almost 24 hours later and most of the rash has started going away.
SICKNESS, BE GONE!