1. I was getting ready to teach Happy School this morning and so I got on the computer to print out their coloring worksheets, checked my email, and saw this:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It made me laugh so hard I nearly cried. I should briefly explain:
This was from the Great Aloha Run on Monday. It is an 8 mile course. I didn't train until the week before, because I lack motivation these days and I had also never run eight miles before. So, I really didn't expect to do well. I thought I would probably walk some and run some.
I RAN THE WHOLE THING WITHOUT WALKING ONCE. I finished 8 miles in 1 hour and 22 minutes and since I never time any runs I do or calculate millage that seems like a cool fact to know.
Anyway, as the picture may indicate- I felt cool. And not just cool, but like athletically cool, which has never happened to me in the history of my life.
2. Thomas works more now, which is great for us financially, but we kind of miss hanging out with daddy all the time. We got used to the economy sucking over the last year. :)
Anyway, in the middle of the week especially we hardly see him between work, his church calling, and Upstanding Youth practice. Last night he got home late from practice and left before we were all up for work. I was feeling a little like a single parent and then I saw this:
on our bathroom mirror.
Isn't it funny how little gestures like that give purpose to your day? Instead of feeling like I was buried in diaper changes, laundry, timeouts, and endless snacks and kid shows I felt ultra-motivated to give my children a great day!
And now for the happiest happiest of them all!
I finally saw a picture of my new nephew Lincoln Ben Jones!!!
Oh my, isn't he just so sweet, so precious, and handsome, and look at all that dark hair!
I LOVE HIM!!!
Congrats to my sister Ashley and her husband Ben!
THIS is the biggest downside to living in Hawaii for sure. We love it here, but we would LOVE to be closer to all the family. I want to hold baby Lincoln so bad. See you this summer little buddy.