Tuesday, April 30, 2013


It is finally starting to really feel like spring around here! Thank goodness!

Life update:
  • 5k this coming Saturday (May 4, and I have not been running so this will hurt)
  • Bible study is beginning to wind down for the summer (though I'm looking forward to a break, the whole summer is a little much). But I am so excited for next years study of Matthew!! 
  • 2 more of my friends are expecting (still no baby-fever here though). 
  • My sister Elisabeth and my friend Carmen, are coming into the home stretches for their pregnancies. 
  • Duncan got a haircut! :D (that's my baby)
  • Working on house projects
I know I need to be better about posting and even better about uploading photos. Our computer has always hated me and now its even turning on Jon, so a new computer could be on the horizon sooner rather than later.

Hope that you are enjoying the nice (finally) weather in the Midwest! I'm getting pumped for summer! I might even get a tanning package so I'm not so pasty this summer!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blog Over-Achievers

Do you ever feel like your own blog sucks?

I do! Now, I know most of the blogs that I follow are how some of the bloggers themselves make a living. And they have to be on their A-game. But some you can tell are more of a creative outlet and they are still hands down far beyond anything I could dream of doing!

What is your secret? Maybe mine is a lack of motivation to seek answers on my own, or that even when I try it never comes out how I thought it would. (Hence, why I am not an artist!) Seriously, crafts are not my friends, I have the vision but my hands won't do what I want. This is why Jon still gets nervous when we go to trim/cut his hair, or anytime I try to be crafty.

Direct quote from Jon, "You're just not that could with your hands."

I don't understand Photoshop, I can't figure out my digital camera, I can't craft, and the list goes on and on. Problem may be that I have always needed someone else to show me how to do things, I just can't figure them out for myself due to lack of understanding and general laziness.

I feel I am creative but I can't make what I envision come out which in the blog-a-sphere does not help me win any points.

For me its difficult because I have a sense of being stuck right now. I need to remember that God will grow me where He has planted me and that He has a much bigger dream for my purpose here than I could ever imagine. (Clumsy hands and all!)

Someday I will find my true purpose/career in this world but ultimately God is in control and He has a plan.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hurt So Good...

"come on baby, make it hurt so good..."

This has been replaying in my head since last week because... I started working out!

By working out I mean that I was helping coach my boss's oldest girl, to get ready for her first track season last week! She did more of the running and I was trying to remember everything I knew about track. This will be her first time ever going out for a school sport, so its very exciting for her!

Even still getting out there and hitting the track has been harder on my body than I thought! The last time I trained was 6 years ago and I was at my physical peak. Running 6 miles at 7:00min pace was a breeze and now I am struggling to get through a mile!!

I'm also finding that my 24-year old body is not recovering like my 14-year old body could.

I ended up taking the weekend off because Jon and I both ended up with sore throats, coughs and running noses. It was ridiculous to the point where Jon spent Saturday night on the couch and I ended up sleeping through my alarm for church. We slept most of Sunday.

Here's hoping I can get back out on the track this week. The goal is to be able to run 3 miles 3 times a week before the summer is over! haha

Maybe going to her track meets will help motivate me some more!! Who knows, maybe she and I will be running buddies this summer to help get her ready for her next school sport....tennis in the fall!