Monday, August 31

Running with the Indians

On August 8th, my mom and I ran in a 5K together while my parents were visiting. We went to "Indian Country" here in Oklahoma because it was the only 5K we could find that day. It was a lot of fun running with Joe Huntinghorse and Clay Smokingdog. (I'm not kidding... one of those names is for real. Can you guess which one?)

Running has become so great for me, even though I used to HATE running. It lifts my mood, makes me feel like I've accomplished something, and helps burn a few calories. The days that I miss my run, I really feel like something is missing.

This was my second 5K (I ran one in early July), and I improved my time by 4 1/2 minutes. I was sooo happy!! I'm hoping to run another 5K in October. We'll see how that one goes!

Here I am about half-way through the race... I like how it's blurry and it looks like I'm going REALLY fast. Very deceiving, isn't it?

My mom and I after the race. She took 1st in her age division and I took 2nd in my division. We will not discuss how many people were in our divisions...
I have to say that my mom is super cool, though. She is 58 years old and she's running in a 5K!? That's amazing... and she walks quite a few half-marathons and at least 1 whole marathon each year.

Cutie Sarah posing after the race... she's really starting to grasp the "pose!"

It looks like there are some deep secrets being shared here!

Crazy little Andrew waiting curb-side during the race - ready to cheer us on!

Wednesday, August 12

I Did It!

I started my own etsy shop this week. Now, some of you are asking... "What on earth is etsy?" It is a website where people can buy and sell handmade and homemade items.

After being somewhat obsessed with hooded towels (I won't give my kids a bath without one in hand), I started making the towels for friends and family when they had a new baby. It's really fun for me, and I'm hoping people out there like them.

So, I've become an official Etsy junkie... this will be my new project! Check me out at