Monday, June 28, 2010


-Justin's birthday was yesterday! Happy birthday babe! We had a party for him here at the house on Friday, where we gave him a pretty awesome present from the entire family--a shiny new BBQ. I was able to pay for my portion with photo shoots that I had done, and I was really excited about that. I'm really thankful that the whole family was on board with doing a group gift--I couldn't have done it without them.

-On Saturday, Justin's band played a concert at a local lake. The organizers gave us waterslide vouchers, and it was a ton of fun. I was really nervous about going, because it meant standing around in line in a bathing suit...but I did it, and even though it was really hard for me to do (and was not at all comfortable for me), I'm glad that I did because it was a lot of fun. Except for the time when the 5 year old girl ahead of me stopped herself and stood up in the slide. I came around a corner, saw her just standing up in the middle of the waterslide and thought "Crap....this could really be bad." I was worried that I'd knock her out of the waterslide! So, as I went by I grabbed her, sat her on my lap, and took her down the rest of the way with me. I didn't know what else to do!

- Lizzy is up on all fours and rocking. I can hardly believe it. Really though, she's far more interested in holding on to our hands and walking around the room. She is so pleased with herself when she's doing it.

-I am still plodding along at the Couch to 5k program. I didn't get any runs in last week, but I'm really wanting to get back on the horse this week, even though my confidence with running is at an all time low right now. This is something that I need to push through and do, even if I'm not good at it.

-I finished a bizarre book over the weekend--The Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon. It's about a little girl who was kidnapped by someone wearing a giant rabbit costume. There was a witness, but the witness was so shocked by the situation that she didn't do anything to stop the situation. It was bizarre, but not bad. I wouldn't buy it, but it was a decent library check-out.

-This morning, I picked a piece of spinach from our garden that was bigger than my head.


  1. I love waterslides! But, I hate standing around in a bathing suit, you are a brave, brave woman! :)

  2. I read that book, and you're right, it was just weird. I wouldn't have bought it except I found it in a bargain bin for like a dollar or something. If I paid full price I would have been upset! :)

  3. I love that you guys did a group gift - I bet Justin loved it and it's so useful! Smart idea. And I'm laughing at you having time to think about what to do with that little girl on the slide, I probably wouldn't have figured out what was happening until I plowed into her - good work!

  4. I've heard that spinach (frozen only) is the best buy at a grocery store bc of how much is packed in such a tiny container and bc it's already blanched (or something).

  5. These all sound like great snippets to me! Good luck on C25K-I know you can rock it.

  6. A new bbq sounds like a great idea - have fun with that for the rest of summer!! I just did a 101 in 1001 list and one of my goals is to wear a bikini and feel good about it...we'll see how that goes. Way to go you for being brave at the water park!!

  7. mere,
    i *love* your "snippets", always. =)
    as for running, i can so remember that feeling when i did the couch-to-5k. and like you said, you have to push through it and not let the funk of the last run (if it was hard/impossible!) impact your next run. just do it, girl, and maybe the endorphins will kick in!!
    ps - i love the fam picture from last week ... precious.


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