Saturday, January 23, 2016

Leta is 6!

I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone reading that time flies!!! But MAN!! How in the world is my little Leta 6 years old?!  How did we go from this:

To this:
 Leta is missing her two front teeth.

We've been trying to celebrate "big" birthdays (5,10, 13 etc) with "bigger" parties and the other years, smaller, at home affairs.  This year Leta was able to invite some friends over for a tea party.  Since she does 1/2 day Kindergarten, I let her invite over all of the other half day girls right after school.  I was extra fancy because I bought paper doilies for their plates.  The girls ate and played and had a great time.  It was a beautiful day so they spent quite a while outside as well.

Leta opened her birthday presents that evening at supper.  She chose shrimp and "My Favorite Soup" to eat.  (My Favorite Soup is Taco Soup)

Name: Leta
Nicknames: Leta Bo, Leta Lou, Leets
How old are you: 6
What is your favorite color? all of them
What is your favorite animal? a cat
What is your favorite book? Rapunzel
What is your favorite movie? Cinderella
What is your favorite cartoon? Phineas and Ferb
What is your favorite song? Let's Get Together ya ya ya (we just watched the old Parent Trap)
What is your favorite food? shrimp
What is your favorite breakfast food? Regular Cheerios with milk
What is your favorite treat? Strawberries and whipped cream
What is your favorite snack? crackers
What do you like to sleep with at night? a lot of stuffed animals
Where would you like to go on vacation? To Emma's house
What is your favorite restaurant? Braum's
Who are your best friends? Emma, Jovie, Julianne and Ashley
What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist
What's your favorite thing about Kindergarten? I get to see all of my friends
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my friends
What is your favorite outfit? I don't know
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Go into the forest
What is your favorite thing about Max? He's funny
Luke? He's cute
Daddy? He's awesome.
Mommy?  She's fun!

The Duel

January 16th I ran my 18th half marathon in Wichita Falls, TX.  I'd never been there before and it was a pretty 2.5hr drive down Friday evening at sunset.  I got there just in time to pick up my packet and then had a quiet evening at a nearby hotel.  The forecast for the race was not good and the weather didn't disappoint.  It started lighting raining about 10 minutes before the race began and it never quit....although around 10 miles into the race it turned to snow.  It was not my best run and I was hoping for a better time, but oh well!  There's always another race out there waiting for me.  Despite the weather, I had a great time and enjoyed the run (except for being pelted right in the eyeballs with snow then sleet, then snow.  I was dressed appropriately for the run, and I was very thankful that I had bothered to purchase a running rain jacket a few years ago (even though it hasn't gotten much wear), but despite that I was SOAKED by the time the race was over.  I ran a 2:03.

This was a small race with reusable chips that we had to fasten to our shoes.  We got a rubber bracelet at our turnaround point to ensure that we ran the whole course.  (Leta was excited about that).  We also got a long sleeve race T and a short sleeve finishers shirt and silicone cup (my favorite)...and the medal of course.  

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year's Goals

I am trying this again!  I said it last year, and I'll say it again.  I don't do New Year's Resolutions, however, I DO like concrete goals for a New Year.  (Obviously, punctuality is not one of my goals). And since I'm setting goals, I like to be organized about it and have goals for different areas of my life.  So.  Here they are:

1. Fitness:

Keep a running log that includes the workout, distance, pace etc.

2.  Family:

Blog 52 times this year.  I know this was my goal for last year and I was doing okay at it, but then there was this little thing that a fire.  And I just flat gave up and decided to heck with it!

3.  Spiritual Life

Have someone over from church for supper AT LEAST once a month.

4.  Body & Soul

Format my WOW Boot Camp plans to make them more user friendly AND start taking attendance in my BC class again.

Also!  Let's up the ante this year.  For every goal I achieve this year YOU, yes YOU, will be encouraged to mail me a prize.  I thank you in advance.

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