“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three Things Thursday

First of all, I have been absolutely slacking on my blogging! I don't know if it's spring fever or what.  And if you can't tell by my mileage report...I've been slacking on my running too.  Here is what I have been doing.

1. I had a fantastic girl's trip to Orange Beach.  Though it was only 3 days it was just enough to leave me feeling rested and recharged.  The first day there I had a hard time entering "vacation mode", especially, vacation eating.  The girls thought it was hilarious that I brought a protein bar on vacation...I have been doing pretty good lately about eating and it is always so difficult for me to get back to healthy eating after a vacation food bender.
Then, my crackberry died and I had forgotten the charger.  That was probably the best thing that could have happened to me.  No work e-mails, no phone calls(unless I wanted to make a call), no facebook, or blogging(sorry;)).  By day two, I was in FULL vacation mode!  Oh the weather was perfect! We painted our nails, ate good seafood, played cards, layed out,caught crabs.....HA! Yes I said we caught crabs....these white crabs called "ghost crabs" come out at night and you get a flashlight and follow their tracks until you see two little eyes poking up from the sand. Then you just scoop them up into a bucket! It was so fun! I can't wait to take my boys there this summer and teach them how to catch crabs(that just sounds funny to me!).  Here are some pics from the trip:
 Elaine,Ragan,Me, and Denisse

 I spotted Mr. Crabs...no one else would get close enough to catch him!!
Mr. Crabs

 Getting ready to eat some really good food! Check out the mugs of pop we drank!! Geez!
If you haven't taken a "girls only" trip, I highly recommend it! I really believe it is so important to have positive female friends in your life to encourage you, pray with you, and build you up.  I'm so thankful God placed these strong, Godly women in my life!

2. This Saturday I will be running my first 10k.  The Jesse Owens Memorial 10K. I was sure I had run a 10k already but after looking back over my race records I realized some how, I never have.  So, I'm a little apprehensive about it.  If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know I'm competitive. Not only with others, but with myself....I LOVE to PR and a PR for Saturday is just a given.  I also love to place in age group....not so sure that will happen.  There are a lot of fast women around here!  The goal I set for myself is 50:00.  It should be attainable. Two of my friends are going to run too.  It excites me to finally have friends that run! 

3. Sunday at 2pm we are celebrating the Birthdays of Little Prince who turned 9 and Littlest Prince who turned 2.  I have had to reschedule this party twice because of rain.  We are having a baseball themed party and the weather man is predicting a beautiful day Sunday.  It will be perfect for a BBQ and a game of baseball!!  I always go way overboard on Birthday parties so I have tried to scale it back this time. Just your normal run of the mill BBQ.....Yah right!!! Here is a pic of the cake that I'm having made:

How cute is that?!!

Okay, it might be a little over the top, but it is for two kids....
Thank God I'm running a 10k the day before the party because one layer of that cake is red velvet and the other two are chocolate fudge...yummmm.

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Grace and peace,


H Love said...

wow...I love the pics! you all look so happy and refreshed in your cutie dresses! Good luck on your 10K. I am running a 10K this weekend for training. I'll be thinking of ya!

misszippy said...

You look like a model! Sounds like a great, restful time with friends. We all need that. Good luck with the 10k this weekend.

Molly said...

great happy photos...love the cake! We're having my son's sixth bday party this weekend too...Transformers Galore! (I ordered the cake too!)

good luck in your 10K!

Allie said...

You kind of look like Shakira in that second pic (that is totally a compliment too).
Love the cake, so cute. I would run a 10K so I could eat that cake too. :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

there is nothing like a girls weekend to recharge the soul..and cake helps too.

good luck this weekend

ajh said...

Fun pictures. I agree vacations with girlfriends are the best. Good luck at the 10k. Wish I could have some of that cake. YUM!

Carly said...

Looks like you had a great time! I agree, Girl trips are the best. That cake is amazing!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I've never had a girls only trip, but it looks like you had a great time! Maybe I'll try and set one up this summer! :)

Good luck in your 10k! You are going to do great!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck in your first 10k.

Stephanie said...

Looks like you had a great trip! You look soo pretty in your pics!

I agree about the overboard on b-days, but it is sooo much fun! My son's 1st b-day was cowboy themed last year with pony rides and all...this year is a carnival/circus theme, so of course I have to track down a clown!! I am already planning it, and it isn't until the end of September.

Love the cake soooo super cute! Where are you getting it made at?

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

Love the dresses!! I love the idea of a girls vacation...I need one of those. Good luck on the 10K.

Irene said...

Looks like so much fun!!! I did a girls only trip last year and it was a blast. :) Loved your pictures.

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