Thursday, March 20, 2008

Exercise Miracle

I woke up this morning and got the girl's off to school in a timely manner. Actually, Hannah woke me up which she does most days. Isn't the parent supposed to wake up the child? Obviously I am not a morning person and Hannah has a much better concept of time than I do. Anyways, after saying goodbye to the girl's I exercised. It’s a miracle. I put on my Nike paraphernalia and off I went to meet another friend at 8:00. The treadmill and I bonded for 30 minutes and boy did it feel great. This friend is running a half marathon in June and she is tempting me to run with her. Running a marathon has always been a distant goal that I’ve only dreamed of accomplishing. A half marathon sounds a little more attainable for me, but I’m just thinking about it. Who knows it might be too late to sign up for it. I’ll let you know what I decide. I’m the type of person that needs motivation to exercise and with the help of my friend and the race, this might possibly happen.

Kids are in bed. . right?!

It is 9:45 and the kids have been in bed since 8:00. . . Or so I thought! Hannah sneakily tiptoed downstairs and poked her head the office with a little giggle. I couldn't be upset with her sweet, innocent smile. She was reading a novel to Bekah on the top bunk, but Bekah fell asleep. Hannah, our little book worm, continued to read her own book and apparently lost track of time. She couldn’t get Bekah off the top bunk so she had no choice, but to ask for help which would incriminate the fact that it is 9:45 and she is still awake. I’m not upset, but rather happy that she loves to read. However, I might change my mind in the morning when I drag her out of bed and have to deal with a grumpy child!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A New Toy

This afternoon around 2:30 I received a package from Amazon. Garth and I bought a new electronic toy . . . hmm . . . did someone receive a tax refund?!! We pulled out the camcorder last week to record Alizah’s first moments with rice cereal and the 8mm tape wouldn’t come out. Garth tried everything and finally took the whole thing apart to no avail. How could we miss all these first’s coming up in Alizah’s little life. She is 6 months old and learning so fast. We don’t want to miss anything so we decided it was time to buy a new camcorder. This is actually our third camcorder and we have three children. See the trend? We must be hard on video cameras! This time we purchased a Canon HG10 which has a hard drive and no more tapes to get stuck. I'll let you know how we end up liking it. Talk to me when we have another child! If it hasn't broken yet then we are in good shape!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Journal

I thought I'd never see the day when I would create a blog! Who has the time? Not me!. . . . or so I thought. I'm trying something new. I finally have the habit of writing in my journal daily and I finished my journal, which by the way the first entry was in 1988. Yep! It took me 20 years to finish this journal and now I need somewhere else to write down my thoughts. So here I am. We'll give this a try and see if I actually keep it up.