Friday, September 24, 2010


Love me some NYC!! I flew up to visit Matt last night and we are looking forward to a fun weekend in the city. MOST of all I am looking forward to getting a few runs in this great weather. We aren't set on what we want to do yet. We've been here several times and seen lots of shows, but you can't visit and not see one! Thinking Mama Mia or Mary Poppins. Any suggestions on other fun things that we may not have done????

Sunday, September 19, 2010

La Tech game

Saturday was a pretty busy day but I hit the ground running(literally) with a 10 miler that morning, then a birthday party at 10 followed by a much needed nap. After that we took our time before heading up to the Tech game. This is the first year that we brought the kids and they did OK. Jake had a good time running into his buddies Landon and Kennedy as well as his friends from school. We didn't tailgate due to the time factor. At this age and with 2 kids, you gotta choose where you want to spend your time(because it's limited!) so we just chose the game. They loved seeing the jet fly over the stadium and then the parachuters were a great hit. However, I do think we could have done without the rap music that played on the jumbo tron throughout the game....but that's just me. Unfortunately Tech could not pull out a victory but maybe next week!Landry Grace and Kennedy with her precious pig tails!
Smiling when they aren't arguing;)...Jake with his buddy Landon
The crew semi-together
Representing with our blue and white on!
At the beginning of the game before any melt downs!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Trivial Tragedy

This morning when we woke up Jake went to find his lizard outside. He came back in saying that the lizard was gone and the ants had eaten him. I thought he had let the lizard out of the "bug hotel" but it was true. We had left the little creature outside last night and ants had eaten the lizard down to it's carcass.

To say Jake was upset was an understatement:(. We had kept him all week and he was so excited about taking the lizard to show and tell today. I was probably just as heartbroken as he i found a cricket at school and Big D took it to school in the bug hotel to save the day!!
Then he got bit by a student and kicked as well. Bless his heart, but he's been well taken care of this evening!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little Blessings

I have a few things on my heart that I want to post quickly! The past month has been a furious rush with school starting and adjusting to the new transition of the school year, etc. This past week I hit a few lows and was reminded of God's faithfulness and wanted to share:

  • Mondays are crazy with ballet and gymnastics and a dentist appt...Matt was in Bossier and I was trying to balance everything. Jennifer called me amidst all of this and told me she had cleaned out her closet and was sending Patrick over with clothes and shoes. She made my week!! I love when Jenn gives me her hand-me-downs AND I didn't have to spend a dime:). (OK, I admit, this may have not been God sent but I had to throw it in here!!)
  • Tuesday was a rough day emotionally. Won't go into silly details but I was tired, the kids were hungry and tired and dinner didn't go as planned. After my pity party I was laying on the couch watching the news while the kids played. Well, Jake found a lizard that had somehow made its way into the living room. It made the kid's night....and mine as well. Totally changed the mood for the entire evening as we made a "home" for it and talked about what it liked to eat and do. Small blessing but very big at the time:).
  • Wednesday Jake found his costume waiting for him on the doorstep when we arrived home from school. He was in Buzz Light Year HEAVEN! He insisted on playing outside in full gear and in superhero mode for an hour. Again God reminded me of how fast these years are going by. Thank you for my Buzz Light Year!
  • This morning I woke up exhausted for my run and as I always do, check my e-mail. My college roommate and sorority sister had sent me the sweetest message about inspiration. Thank you Lord for friends.
  • And tonight after Jake got out of the bath tub he gave me a big hug and said, "Mommy, you're my best friend." I have no words for that.
I am so blessed and hope that when there are times when things seem to have you overwhelmed, God will show his face. Thank you Lord for the little blessings in my life!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

September Catch Up

Not sure how it has happened but we are at the half way mark in September and I haven't blogged. Just to fill you in quickly, Matt was gone to New Jersey for work training the last week in August and the first week of September. He got home the Friday before Labor Day, we went to Atlanta for a dear friend of mine's wedding, Matt got the flu last Tuesday. I joined a dinner group that started last week and we met at the Bistro: fun! Landry Grace started dance today. Add a lot of small activities into the mix and we have just been really busy. At night, the last thing I wanted to do was get on the Internet. I've also been trying to stay off facebook as it is a time consumer and there are more productive things to do. Soooo that's everything in a tiny nutshell. Enjoy the pics!

Our dinner group with several missing due to functions or being out of town. It was so nice to meet new people and catch up with old friends.
Labor Day weekend we headed to Atlanta for Ashley LaBudde's wedding. We met 14 years ago at running camp in Brevard, NC. We were the only girls in our running group and ultimately became very good friends. Due to me having lots of family in Atlanta(where Ash is from), we saw each other multiple times when in high school and even more when in our college years and after. I can think of no one more deserving of happiness!!
I have always thought Ashley looked a lot like Julia Roberts. Crazy that they are both from Smyrna, GA and grew up in the same Catholic church. Useless tidbit of info I thought I'd leave you with, free of charge!
Today was LGT's first day of ballet. We were in a rush when I picked her up from school and she was a little cranky, but when she saw her buddies Bella Grace and Mallory from church, she was thrilled!!!
Bella Grace, Mallory, and my sweet baby girl
Hanging up their bags.

My mom has laughed at my excitement over dance class. This stems from my childhood experience with dance. I did not like it AT ALL. My parent's surely spent money they did not have and I would sit in the corner and refuse. Opps....hope LG likes it but if not, we'll find something else!

Other than that life is good. I have been frequenting the streets early in the a.m. again(running) and am SO ready for some cooler weather. This morning it was 66 degrees on our run and felt SO GOOD! It sure is hard getting up an hour and a half early just to run but the feeling I get when the run is over is worth the lost hours of sleep. Have a great week!