Saturday, August 30, 2014

Running a 5K

Sometimes I feel like my life is one big marathon, and many days I don't get to walk much.  Today, I ran a 5K (yes a real one) for the very first time.  A friend of mine challenged me to sign up for a 5K and run with her back in May.  At first, I really didn't think there was any way that I could achieve that, but I decided that I was going to try.  I downloaded the couch to 5K app on my phone and got started.

I ran the 5K today in 30 minutes and 2 seconds, which was my best time since I've been training.  I also won 2nd place in my age division!

As a mom, I don't do much for myself, but it has felt good to bet a little bit more in shape and I'm kind of proud of myself for meeting this goal.

Enjoy the long weekend.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Going to School

My baby went to kindergarten today!  She was super excited and ready to go, I wasn't in quite the same frame of mind.  When she got home and I asked her what the best part of the day was, she couldn't decide and told me that she loved all of it!

Aubrey with her friends, Myra and Jamie.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Going, Going, Almost Gone

Summer that is!

The summer has flown by!

At the end of July, we had a great visit with our good friends, the Newtons.  The girls had to play dress up.

The day after they left, we took a trip to the Ft. Wayne Zoo.  

I had to work on Aubrey's birthday, so we took a special trip the day afterwards.  I had a meeting in Columbus, so my friend Angie took Aubrey and her friend to the zoo for some fun.  The next day, we went to the American Girl store, what fun!

That evening, we had Aubrey's birthday party, a bonfire!  We made s'mores and ate yummy s'mores cupcakes.
 Aubrey loves the fair as much as Ryan did.  She couldn't wait to try this trampoline thing and was doing flips after a minute or so.

Aubrey starts kindergarten on Tuesday; I can't believe it is that time already!