Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Down but NOT out!

So some of you know that I have been in the process of training to run a 5K in September. I have been very excited about this and have actually enjoyed the program until last Thursday. I was 4 weeks into the program, had shed a few pounds, and was making good progress when I somehow hurt myself. I was so proud of myself too because I worked my way through shin splints the first 2 weeks and was back on track and feeling good and WHAM! So, it's my right knee and my left ankle. I went to the dr. today and have been advised to go and see an orthopedic dr. but the first available appointment she had is two weeks away.(don't ya love it?) The dr. today said no more running for the time being and if I feel up to walking at all that I need to wear a brace on my knee and one on my ankle! I'm feeling rather old right about now. Anyway, I would appreciate your prayers first of all as I try and chase after a very active 15 month old with an injured knee and ankle and also I would like to run in the race in September if that's possible. I'll keep you posted.....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Date Night!!

My sweet husband planned a very special date for us last night. He wanted to surprise me with a nice dinner and my favorite movie of all time(Sound of Music) was playing at the Orpheum. Well, he was later getting home from work than he had planned on so we had to grab fast food and eat it in the car on the way to downtown. We made it in time to see the movie which was wonderful! Then we walked over to get a crepe from the CrepeMaker. Yummy! That was a great way to end the date! I also got to sleep in because Caroline spent the night with my sister and her family last night!

What a wonderful way to start the weekend!! Thanks to my thoughtful hubby!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Family Time!

Riding the carousel at the mall with Momma
Playing with the faucet....she likes it more than her sprinkler!

While Daddy was watering the lawn I thought I'd run through!
One of my favorite things to do......sit on the hearth and read a book.
This is my post naptime hair do! What do you think?
Having lunch at Lenny's....one of Daddy's favorite places!
My new Elmo sprinkler....thanks Faith for letting us in on the fun!

Stephen scheduled two weeks off in between finishing residency and starting with the practice. So it's been a week and a half and it's been absolutely wonderful. I don't think Caroline quite knows what to think of her Daddy being home this much! We've tried to balance getting things done around the house that have been put off and just hanging out having fun.

Stephen and I had a weekend away this past weekend and we went to a bed and breakfast in Brentwood. It was so nice and it's called The Brentwood. If you're looking for a great place to go for a weekend away....we highly recommend it! Sorry to all of our Nashville area friends who we didn't visit with but we just had two days away and wanted them all to ourselves!

Hope you enjoy the pictures of what we've been up to over the last couple of weeks!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Exhausted....but not because of my child!!

So I LOVE to read but don't really have the time anymore. Lately though, I can't get enough of a good book. I have read 3 books in the last couple of weeks which is what I used to do on a regular basis before I was a mom. Anyway, I have been staying up late at night after Caroline goes to bed to read. I started reading Nicholas Sparks's book Dear John on Monday night and read about a third of it. Then on Tuesday night I read another third of it. Last night we went out to eat with our small group and I put Caroline down when we got home and picked up a little around the house. When I got in bed it was already 10 o'clock and I told myself to go to bed so I wouldn't be so tired today but I couldn't help it. I had to read just a few chapters....his books are hard to put down. Anyway, I ended up finishing it around midnight so I can barely keep my eyes open today. I am so mad though....it so did not turn out the way I wanted it to. I won't ruin it by saying anymore for those of you who have yet to read it and want to.