Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why can't all weekends be this fun?

Jared and I decided late last week that we were due for a weekend getaway/visit to the temple so we booked a hotel in St. Louis and had a great time! There's nothing better than fun trips with your best friend. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Little Buddy

I am having so much fun w/ Noah this summer!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Half Marathon

We did it! We set a goal to run a half marathon together and we finished it on Saturday. Jared's so nice that he ran the whole race with me, even though he could've gone much faster. Love him!

Here's our pre-race carb meal. YUMMY! Noah loved it too.

Jared's before: (we were up at 4:45 am to drive up to Joplin)

Jared's after: Nice!

Cute Kallie before:

Kallie's after: we were all a little bit tired.

My before:

My after: look at that hair, cute- go humidity!

It feels so good to be active. It also feels good to have finally lost all my baby weight. Hooray!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Summer has hit and we are loving it! Noah is 10 1/2 months old and we are having so much fun now that the weather has gotten warmer. Don't you love his full set of teeth? ha ha, he loves to smile for the camera. Say cheese!!!

This is his new favorite face- I clearly can't make it as good as he does.

Noah's first time to the pool. We probably go every other day now.

Hope y'all are loving summer too!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shopping Cart

I am still disturbed from yesterday's quick trip to Wal-Mart. While I was waiting to get the oil changed in my car, I purused the aisles and grabbed a few things. When the time came to check out, I watched in horror as the cashier put what I bought into the bags. I didn't quite realize what I had bought until it was well, bought.

  • 7 boxes of macaroni and cheese (on sale)

  • an extra large container of peanut butter (also on sale)

  • peanut butter/choc chip granola bars (also on sale)

  • Frosted Flakes (end cap sale)

  • Ramen Noodles (always on sale- cheapest food on the planet)

I sometimes have to remind myself that I graduated college with a degree in Public Health! I was and still am disappointed in myself.

So, if I could get some help from you... I need snack ideas that are quick and healthy. All I can really think of is trail mix, popcorn, and fruit/veggies. I wouldn't mind putting in an hour or two at the beginning of the week to make healthy snacks for the whole week, but I don't know what to make. Any advice? Please. Before I turn my whole family into roly pollys!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mom comes to Arkansas

Mom just left on Saturday after her week and a half long visit here. She moved my sister, Kallie out here and she is living with us now. We had a great time together. Wish we lived closer!!!

Here we are at Eureka Springs.

We went to the best restaraunt in Eureka Springs. It was soooo good!!!

Please ignore my hair in the above picture...it was pouring down rain. My hair just won't stay straight in humid Arkansas!

Gotta love Noah's smile!


My mom is so good w/ Noah. He loves her!

We're so happy to have Kallie live with us this summer. :)

Not the best picture, but hey!

There I go scrunching my face. Must've been something really funny!
Come back and visit us soon, Mom!!!