Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yes, I am back...

We had a crazy busy weekend, well my husband did anyways. It started off with Gavin having his end of the year baseball swim party and I decided to stay home with Reese and Zach. G-man had a blast with all his friends and I think he enjoyed spending time with his friends and daddy alone. We struggle with this since we have 3 kiddos. Sometimes they need to experience life alone and have mommy/daddy alone time. You can really tell they relish these few times. On Saturday, Mike took the boys to see a baseball tournament with some friends. He was scoping out the competition as he and Zachs coach are putting together a team for the summer, "The North Texas Daredevils". He is pretty pumped and has definitely become more competitive with Zach's age. Then Zach and Daddy left for the evening of fun at a baseball game b-day party. Reese and Gavin were so tired and driving me "crazy", I thought why not go swimming to ensure complete wearing out. We had a blast and came home for a slumber party watching a movie, popcorn and they were out by 9:30. Mike and Zach did not get home until 11:30 but Zach received a signed baseball hat and other goodies. On Sunday, Mike, Reese and I all slept until 9:00am. I could not believe it. We ate breakfast and decided it was time for Mommy to go run. We all loaded up and headed to the lake for mommy support. Mike and I ran well Mike kind of and the boys rode their bikes. It was extremely hot but the trail was half shaded. The boys loved it. I think we will do this every weekend and try new trails. This week I have to hit it hard on my marathon training. Please, pray for me as I have been extremely tired and unmotivated. Mike and I also are completing a sprint triathlon with our friends in July which is helping my motivation except cycling/running, hmmm. However, game on "Kimmie & Dan". Just kidding. Below are the only pics I got of my sweet family this weekend.

I found this cute pic of my big boy-had to post.

Gavin pre-trail run cooling down..

Zach and Reese being silly pre-trail ride.

Best buds- (they have such a love/hate relationship)

Monday, April 5, 2010


It has been quite a year...Working, sick children, sick children and sick children. This is our theme for 2010. As I type this I am re-writing our 2010 goals.

-Determined to have kiddos eat more veggies
-Build up their immune system
-Continue to run and run
- Continue to work on our budget
- Read more
- Go on more dates with my husband
- Take a trip
- Take a girls trip
- Take photograph classes- start taking more photog

Anyhoo, enough of my goals. On Friday night I saw a dear friend who visited from Chicago and her family at Kims. I took the boys but Mike and Reese stayed home to get well. The boys had so much fun with the kiddos jumping on the trampoline and playing. We love Aunt Kimmies house as it has miles and mile of fun. I loved seeing Pam's little girl and it made me almost want another baby..I said almost. We made it an early night as I was a party pooper from being the mommy emergency room all week and headed home around 9:00.

On Saturday, mommy stayed home to care for Reese and the boys had a packed full day with Daddy. They went to both their baseball games and a party skating. I have only made 1 baseball game out of 4 due to our illnesses. I am sad as I never miss a game. Daddy had a blast and revisited his youth rollerskating with all the kiddos.

On Sunday, no church as we still had a sick kiddo. The funniest card came in the mail last week from our church, " Please come back, we miss you". This was addressed to the kids. Does this show you our life the last 8 weeks? Church is even wondering where we are?
Enough of my rambling and back to Sunday. The Easter bunny made a visit Saturday night and hid Easter eggs inside and out. He was not as giving this year but he did leave them Chocolate bunnies and lots of eggs. Of course Zachary was so excited the next day we could hear him running all over the house. His comment to me was I have to see where all the eggs are so I can get them all....Gotta love em. Gavin and Reese soon woke up and in all our glory we went Easter egg hunting @ 7:00am in the morning. I am sure the neighbors loved the squealing of joy. Next was their favorite breakfast, homemade waffles, eggs and bacon. We planted some flower on the porch and spent another day at home for recuperation.

Then to our surprise @ 9:00pm Gavin comes down the stairs with 102 fever. I give up, we cannot win. Today, I went and bought Dannon drinkable immunity booster, vitamins with extra vitamin C and vegetable juice. We are on a mission to get our family well and I fit in a run. Yes, I was dying. It is not advisable to stop running all together while training for a marathon. I was literally dying on my 3 mile run in the heat. I feel like I am starting over but at least I am starting.

I did not get any great pictures as we were always in our pjs and little kiddos were sick but enjoy!
Reese @ 7am on Easter ( still sick but a trooper)

The boys on Easter morning (crazy hair and all)

Reese - This is the epitome of my little girl. I got the crazy, silly, prissy, drama little girl but I do love her. Mike says we are funny. We cannot be away from each other but we can't be with each other. She definitely tests me.
Reese with her pal/cousin Haley. She adores her but I kind of chopped the pic.