Written by Shannon Leigh
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Where did the month of April go?
Don't ask me. The last thing I remember was celebrating Matt's birthday at the beginning of March.
Whirlwind is the only word I can use to describe the last 30 days . How appropriate since it is tornado season and all. Have I mentioned that I hate the month of April?
When I was in the 3rd grade my mom agreed to let me have a killer birthday party entitled Outdoor Adventure Party (original, I know). Me and 15 of my closest friends were going to participate in all kinds of outdoor activities including a scavenger hunt around the farm. When we sent out the invitations I could HARDLY contain my excitement. I wanted to be the first to find a robin's nest so stinkin bad.
Anyway, the week of my party finally came around and surprise, surprise it was raining (much like it has been here in Champaign for the last week). Hence the old adage..."April showers..."
By that fateful Saturday, it was downright swampy outside. After some heartfelt resistance on my part the Outdoor Adventure Party came to a screeching halt. I was so upset, stupid April storms.
Luckily my mom whipped up some inside games and we partied our little hearts out while the thunder rolled outside. I remember getting my first dangling earrings at that party (now that changed my life forever).
The Outdoor Adventure Party was a wash(pun intended) and I never really forgave April for that one.
Oh and I never did find that bird's nest.
Only one more day left in April (the one that I turn 24)... maybe we'll see those May flower's soon.
Oh and maybe I should take down my Easter decorations... or maybe not. Jesus is still risen.
Praise the Lord for that one.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Oh and she introduced me to Oberweis ice cream. To die for. Period..
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
But I can't get over President Obama's dog. Have you seen him? His name is Bo and he is ADORABLE. I am thinking Izzy might need a Portuguese Water Dog for a brother. Could you imagine our tiny little house with two crazy dogs. (Amber...He reminds me of Piper, don't you think?)
I have lots of things to talk about but not a lot of time. I am looking forward to spending the night with my husband, something I haven't done in a week. It happens to be Dessert Thursday so I win in many ways tonight. The next 10 weeks are going to be NUTS with all of the traveling and weddings. I hope I'm up for it. I think I am.
Anyway, happy Thursday! Love you all.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I decided to work on some of Matt and I's "First Year" scrapbook, among many other digital projects.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Visit my photo-blog later this week for more photos.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So I have decided to kick my exercise routine up a notch. After watching my non-blood relatives compete (competitively) in last weekend’s marathon, I decided that I need to get my butt in gear. They might leave me in the dust if I don’t (for real, apparently I’m slow). I mean Pat ran 26.2 miles at a 6 minute 40 second pace. He clearly lived to tell about it so why do I feel like death is around the corner when I run?
My point is it’s not my fault. It’s all hereditary, dang genes. So my new goal is to be able to run 5 miles on a consistent basis before the end of June, especially now that Matty is getting back into running. He's running another 5K in Springfield this weekend. Maybe someday I'll run one with him. I use the term "with him" very loosely. Most likely I'd be the one crying in the back.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I bet you can't run 26.2 miles.