Monday, February 22, 2010

I love him, I really really love him.

Ryan: "Come to bed, love."
Me: "But I was looking through old photos of us and I just want to blog a couple of them when we were young and in love."
Ryan: "Wait, what does that make us now?"
Me: "I don't know...I think just plain 'in love'.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


As some of you may remember, Ryan and I had great ambitions of running the Duke City Half Marathon last fall. As you also may remember, we quit about 4 weeks into training in fear of yours truly breaking down due to all things third grade :) This time, however, we are committed and training for a half marathon in Washington DC. My brother Brad moved there last December, and we planned on going there for Spring Break. It just so happens the National Marathon is happening while we're there. Neither the hubs nor I have ever visited our Nation's capital, and are very much looking forward to our journey East. We're praying the snow continues to melt and the sunshine comes out to play.

As for the 13.1 miles we're going to run, we've been using the rookie marathon training program and it's been treating us well. Because track meets for Coach haven't started up yet, Ryan has been able to do the long runs with me on Saturdays. We ran 9 yesterday and at times, wanted to d.i.e. But we finished, and felt pretty good afterward. We're banking on training here at 5,000 ft paying off when running there at sea level.

The countdown on the official website just reminded me we have 26 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes until start time...Wish us luck!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Our new tile is mostly in. The guys still have to finish the fireplace and seal the baseboards, and hopefully that will be done by Tuesday. We are happy to be back into our home (my parents graciously put us up for the week), and still have quite a bit of dusting to do. I'll post more pictures when everything is complete!