Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
It was a beautiful day to be at the beach. Ted and I ventured up to Pismo Beach to of course eat bar-b-que at Mo's and enjoy the beach. It was a picture perfect California day and we enjoyed lots of outdoor time.
Picture #1: The ocean, beautiful blue sky and green hills.
Picture #2: A brave surfer.
Picture #3: Another breed of brave surfer; an otter! I know he's hard to see but he's there.
Picture #4: Two pelicans strategically positioned near the fish cleaning station on the pier.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I've been trying hard to check out books from the library versus buying them however I have not had the opportunity to make it to the library lately so I bought two books yesterday. Hopefully I will make it to the library soon and in the meantime I have something new to read.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
It's the day after the 1/2 marathon and Ted and I are heading home. I wore my nifty race t-shirt, my race medal, and my flower lei (courtesy of Ted at the finish line) on the flight home. I figured I just ran 13.1 miles so I can publicize my accomplishment if I want to.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
We did it! Danielle and I finished the P.F. Chang's 1/2 marathon. My official time is 3:05:42 (Danielle's is 3:05:41). We actually ran the entire 13.1 miles which I credit to Danielle. I was loosing steam between miles 9 and 10 and wanted to walk but Danielle helped motivate me to keep running. The Phoenix 1/2 marathon course is great and I would actually participate in this race again.
Picture #1: We rock!
Picture #2: The last band on the 1/2 marathon course.
Picture #3: The final stretch of the 1/2 marathon course.
Picture # 4: Elvis ran the full marathon.
Picture #5: Ted and me after the race.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Danielle and I went to the Rock-n-Roll marathon series race expo this afternoon to pick up our race packets and last minute items for the 1/2 marathon tomorrow. I'm definitely getting nervous about tomorrow. I just have to remember that slow and steady wins the race. Obviously I don't think I'm going to win the race so I guess I should say slow and steady finishes the race.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Ted and I arrived in Phoenix this afternoon to visit our friends Danielle and Dave and their sons Tyson and Grady. Ted and I took Tyson and Grady to their neighborhood park for some fun in the sun.
Picture #1: Tyson coming down the swirly slide.
Picture #2: Grady in his stroller. Such a cutie pie.
Picture #3: Tyson on his tricycle. Who can resist that face?!?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
My rental car while I was in North Carolina was this silver Chevy Cobalt. I rented the cheapest car and expected to get a crappy car but what I got is this super sporty mobile. It came fully loaded and even had a sunroof and Sirius satellite radio. I felt very fancy driving around in the Chevy Cobalt.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
My grandmother's faith and her relationship with God is extremely important to her. She has been a member of the Ardmore Baptist Church congregation for over 30 years. I had the honor of escorting Me-Maw to church this morning and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to spend that time with her. I know how much it means to her to attend church on Sundays.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
My parents arranged for a mini family reunion while I was in North Carolina this weekend. It's been over 4 years since I've seen some of these family members so it was a nice chance to catch up with them.
Picture #1: Dad, KT, Uncle Paul, Janice, Me-Maw, Mom, Aunt Linda, Buck, Wes, David, and Phyllis.
Picture #2: Me-Maw and me.
Picture #3: David and Phyllis and their sons Wes and Buck.
Picture #4: Dad, Me, Me-Maw, and Mom.
Picture #5: Aunt Linda and Uncle Paul and their daughter KT, and Janice.
Picture #6: Me-Maw and her brother David.
Picture #7: Me-Maw and her sister-in-law Phyllis.
Friday, January 8, 2010
I completed underestimated how cold 20 degrees really is. I knew it was going to be cold in North Carolina but I was in for a rude awakening when I actually arrived. You know it's cold when there is still snow on the ground two weeks after it snowed despite the sun shinning bright during the day.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I was supposed to make brownies for the members of my department two weeks ago as a holiday gift. That didn't happen. Then I was supposed to make brownies for the members of my department last week as a celebration of the upcoming new year. That didn't happen. I am actually baking the brownies tonight and will give them to the members of my department tomorrow in these tins as a post holidays gift. Like I said, better late than never.