Tuesday, April 29, 2008

an apple a day...

Holly really went to town on this apple I gave her last night! she spit the skin out all over, but she chomped away on it forever!

Monday, April 28, 2008


aaahhhh! our family really needed this get-a-way!

a few favorite pictures from our week in Maui...

Monday, April 7, 2008

home is where the heart is

yeah, we're moving again.
to make a very long story very short, turns out the guy we were renting from wasn't the real owner and he had stopped paying the real owners the house payments. so the real owners came after us with threats of a law suit and an eviction if we didn't pay them instead of the guy we are contracted with. we refused because it's not our problem, right? we had originally signed a contract with this guy, with the real owner's names nowhere on it, and we were going to honor it! besides, this guy was a lawyer! the owners had gotten themselves into this mess, it had nothing to do with us and there was no way it would hold up in court. what a mess! with continual harrassment, we finished out our last two months on our contract and found a new place to rent. it's smaller and we lost our breathtaking views and some great neighbors, but we really like our new house and our new landlords. the rent is less too, which helps when you don't have any source of income.

check out that stack of boxes! uuuggghhh! unpacking is drudgery!
well, at least the kids were entertained by all of the paper and boxes!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

*UPDATE* my Great Race finish time

so apparently the race results are posted online and have been updated to .00 seconds.

let's get technical...
my NEW finish time is 29:59.55
yes!! under 30 minutes! I knew I could do it! :)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

the Results are in...

I did it! My first 5k and I survived! It was so fun and great to be with friends. This will definitely not be my last time running competitively.
So how'd I do? My first goal was to finish faster than 30 minutes and I forgot to tell you about my other goal--no walking, just slow & steady and keep moving!
Well, I never walked and my time was...30.00 minutes.
Can you believe that??? 30 minutes on the dot! no more, no less. If only I had really run full throttle right at the end! just for a second!
next time...

[my picture is taking forever to upload, so I'll add it later]

Friday, April 4, 2008

the Great Race!

tomorrow's the big day! at 7:30am I'm running in the Agoura Great Race 5k, my very first race ever! I'm so NOT a runner and I've only been "training" (besides what many people have told me with a little chuckle, I most certainly DO need to train for a 3 mile race, thank you very much!!) for about 3 weeks. yikes! what am I thinking?? I'm thinking that it will be fun and great exercise, right? my friend Rebecca gave me the idea first and now I'm hearing about tons people I know who will also be running, so it sounds like there will be a lot of familiar faces.
Jason is also running the 5k, but I told him I don't want to run "with" him. I don't want to run beside anyone I know. I don't want to feel like I'm holding anyone back or (and I doubt this will be a problem) I don't want to BE held back by anyone. I want to feel free run at my own pace, that's all. I'm sure it would be special to cross the finish line as a couple and all, but oh well!
I wanted to have a goal for the 5k, so here's mine: I want to finish in 30 minutes or less. I'm not even sure that's realistic, but that's an average of 10 minutes per mile. surely I can do that, right? thinking positive thoughts......
wish me luck and I'll post my time tomorrow.