Saturday, July 31, 2010

Three months ago I couldn't run a mile... Today we ran 10! I never thought I could do it. I'm not athletic. In P.E. in high school I was chosen last on teams... The really sad part is that my 5 closest friends were in that class and on multiple times were even the captains... and I still was last. But Mary was training for a half marathon and I can't be out done. Besides if Mary can do it I can't blame it on my genes. So we have been training. Scott has been SO supportive! He pushes the stroller and is the one to set the alarm. And when I whine... he gets me to keep going.
When I tell people I'm doing this, they always say that they never could, well I couldn't either. Until I decided to try.
"If you can dream it, you can do it" Walt Disney
It still hurts, my blisters have blisters. My feet are so nasty looking. And I still haven't lost any weight, BUT I can run 10 miles! And I feel GREAT! Last week I skipped a couple runs and I felt so lousy!
Moral of the story... If I can do it... YOU CAN!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I love this picture! I was browsing Mary's adoption blog and found it. Check out their blog at:
SAM and MARY photo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Garage Sale Makeover Part 3

I bought this at a garage sale for $5. It was Pepto- Bismal pink and needed a good home and a little love.

I tried to sand it but that was going to take 7 years to get
all the paint off so I bought some paint stripper- fun stuff- but it burns if you get it on your skin.

It bubbles and then you get to scrap it off.
It took me about 2 months but I finally finished it yesterday. It still needs some knobs of some type- but I haven't found what I want yet- so here it is for now!
I LOVE it- It is supposed to go in Ainsley's room and double as a changing table-but I might hog it:)

Monday, July 5, 2010


Scott surprised me with Stadium of Fire tickets... it was awesome!

Thanks Mel for letting me use your glasses:)
Carrie Underwood was amazing!!
It was incredible!
and the fireworks were pretty cool too!!
Scott even arranged our favorite babysitters:)

and this is pretty much the biggest marshmallow ever!

another WRH original

I made Ainsley this little dress from the scraps of a skirt I made myself. I promise never to wear them the same day but I LOVE this fabric and was trying to think of all the ways I could use this-- Short of wallpapering with it:)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Garage Sale Makeover Part 2

We bought this for $10 (they were asking $20- I love bartering!)
But I didn't like the "garbage drawer"
So we (meaning Scott) took the "drawer' apart-
used the hinges from the bottom on the side to change how the door opened
We added a magnet ($.99) to keep the door shut
and used the sides of the "Drawer" for our shelves.
We bought shelf holder pegs and... Tada!!

A buffet the way I wanted it!
Thank you Scott!

Garage Sale Makeover

Ugly Bar Stool: $2
Blue Spray Paint:$2.60x 2
Cool New Bar Stool: Priceless

So much for "Back to Sleep"

She rolls where she want now!