Thursday, March 26, 2015

Life Lately

We haven't been up to anything too exciting around here, just the normal everyday kind of stuff.
The girls have been keeping busy with their activities. Last Sunday, Rebecca's church choir group had their spring show...Kids Under Construction.
Rachel's fifth grade year is starting to come to an end. This week all the fifth graders spent a day at
the middle school. Rachel was excited and nervous. She thought the middle school was overwhelming, but I told her that she will figure it all out.
And Rachel was chosen to be part of the "safety patrol" at school.
Not exactly sure what that all entails, but she thinks it is great. She doesn't want
me coming to school to take her picture, so I snapped this one early before school.
I have been waking up early to work out at the gym. And I guess, it is too early
because the other morning I wore two different shoes to the gym.
Work continues on our basement! This week they are installing trim and doors.
And our bathroom is getting closer to being finished.
All the trees are in full bloom around here.
I have been participating in March Madness, and watching a lot of college basketball.
 A college from Atlanta made it into the playoffs,so I was cheering for them. I love watching college basketball.
That's about it for around here. The next few weeks and months are busy with Spring break and end of school /church events. And Rebecca's birthday is coming up too. Looking forward to a fun and busy weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Photos from My Phone Friday

It's been forever since I have posted pictures from my phone. A bit of what we have been up to........
                                         The girls had a fun run to raise money for their school.
Rebecca started back to soccer.
My friend, Heidi McCahan had her second book published. I had a
chance to read it and thought it was a good book.
At the allergy doctor.
 Rachel is still getting shots for her allergies, but now we only have to go once a month !!
Dressed up for Western night at AWANA.
I saw @Skinnyrunnersr posted this on Instagram and it made
me laugh.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Albany Half

Way back in November, a couple of my friends and I decided to run a half marathon in Albany,GA.
My friend Mary and I drove together and we decided to make a weekend of it, so we went Friday and came home on Sunday. Mary's friend from high school drove up from Florida and ran with us.
Mary,me, Melissa
Our before the race picture. The weather was perfect-- a little cold to start, but a
beautiful sunny day.
I finished with my second best half marathon time --2 hours and 8 minutes.
I was happy with the time, because I didn't train too hard for this race.
I ran back and found Mary when she was around mile 12 and snapped a few pictures.
Then we waited a few minutes and Melissa crossed the finish line too.
The Albany race is a full and half marathon and it a qualifier for The Boston Marathon.
We were able to watch many full marathon runners cross the line and qualify in time to
run Boston Marathon next year-- amazing to see.
The finish was next to a river and pretty area to relax and stretch. We went for
quick massage/stretch in a recovery area and then went back to the hotel for
showers and naps :)
It was Mary's birthday!!
I brought along cupcakes and candle so we could sing to her.
After our naps, we went for dinner to celebrate and wandered around
downtown at a festival that was going on.
A fun weekend away!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forty Two

Yesterday was my 42nd birthday :)
Raphael organized dinner and a few of our friends came over to  celebrate with us.
Daniella, me, Rachel and Patria
Naomi came with her daughters. And all the girls put on an entertaining
"show" for us.
I got two sets of beautiful flowers.
Thankful to my parents and mother-in-law for birthday gifts.
It was a good day!
And it started snowing again! So school was cancelled for today and
I am betting on tomorrow too. Hopefully it will snow enough so we can go
outside to sled and play for awhile.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snowy Days

This morning we woke up to a rainy-snowy kind of day. Both of the girls were hoping for school
to be cancelled, but that didn't happen.
We had two days off from school last week because of freezing rain.
Rebecca went outside to collect icicles :)
The ice was hard on a lot of the trees and a couple in our back yard broke, but when
the sun came out all the iced over trees looked so pretty.
We knew the ice was coming so I had a few projects to help keep
us busy. Rebecca and I made paper dolls and we all worked on
a big puzzle.
The ice storm caused major power outages all around Georgia.
We lost power for a couple of hours on Monday night.
So we lit every candle we had and turned on our camping
lanterns. Thankfully, right when we went to bed, the electricity came
back on!
And way back in January we had a fun snow day. We took the girls for the day to
Stone Mountain to play at Snow Mountain.
It was a last minute decision, so our sledding time on the big mountain was at six
at night. We went early afternoon and saw a few of the Christmas shows and then played
in the snow until it was time to go sledding.
Rebecca spent quite a bit of time in the little kids section. She got in a few practice runs on
the smaller sledding ramp before we moved to the big mountain.
Night sledding was a lot of fun.
Rebecca was excited and nervous about sledding on the big mountain because she was tall
enough to go all by herself. She was brave, did great and loved it!!
At the bottom watching for Daddy and Rachel.
We like the snow for a day or two, but I think we have had our fair share for this
winter and I am praying for sunnier and warmer days ahead.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hello! We are still here!
At the beginning of January our laptop starting acting strange. Raphael took it to the computer
doctor and it ended up being dead. So we ordered a new one and it has taken me awhile to get
on here again.
We are good. Just been up to the usual- school, church, tennis lessons, nothing too
exciting really. Everyday life. I would share a few pictures, but my phone and
the computer don't want to cooperate with each other :)
Raphael left this morning for a quick trip to Panama. The girls and I are watching
the Super Bowl and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. We are looking forward
to February!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

I realize that tomorrow is the last day of the year and I haven't posted any pictures from our Christmas this year, so here are a few from the big day.
                                                          Sugar cookies for Santa!
We went to Christmas Eve church service and then out for dinner.
We tracked Santa as he was delivering presents around the world.
Rebecca kept asking me to check, she didn't want Santa to miss us.
Christmas Eve family picture.
Awake and ready for presents!
Me and my "Grandma you're my Star" coffee cup.
The girls had a Holiday shopper day at school, where they could go
shopping and buy little gifts for family and friends. Rebecca was so excited
to go shopping and buy us gifts. She told me that she knew I love to drink tea
 and that a cup was the perfect gift for me :)
Playing a new game.
Christmas day it was nice and sunny, so the girls played outside for awhile.
Wearing our new slippers.
It was another wonderful Christmas!