Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just One Of Those Days

Sing it with me,

"It's just one of them days, when I wanna be all alone.  It's just one of them days, when I gotta be all alone.  It's just one of them days, don't take it person-a-a-a-al.  I just wanna be all alone and you think I treat you wrong."

Maybe it's the rain...maybe it's the cloudy gray sky....maybe it's that I went to the Snoop concert last night and stayed up way too late and had to be at work at 7 a.m. this morning.

Fo shizzle the drizzle is lizzle, my nizzle.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Birthday Song

Well, the commercial break was longer than expected, so thank you for staying tuned.

This weekend we are celebrating my youngest's 4th birthday.

It seems like just yesterday, big brother was holding him in the hospital.

Here he is when he was just a baby....

From the very beginning, he had what you might call swag.

Sort of like the Dos Equis know, the most interesting man in the world.

Take Exhibit A.  He reeks of confidence.  "Yes, I'm cool...even while riding a bike with pink handlebars".

We're celebrating at the house this year with some sort of giant moon bouce monstrosity.  I can picture it now, a dozen 4 year olds running around like a chinese fire drill, screaming, and laughing hysterically.

It'll be priceless....just like Muffin.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Black Magic Woman

Eye of Newt and Tongue of Cow....resurrect this blog right now!


Apparently, my balancing skills need balancing. 

I came across a quote the other day which read, "Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living an eternity." 

Here's to balance and making time for our passions.

Stay tuned...we'll be back after this short commercial break.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Technically, June 21st is the official first day of summer. But for those of you who live in Oklahoma, you know summer starts in May. That means lake season is officially here! Grab your suit and shades and let's hit the dock.

Jetty at Lake at Sunset

I don't know what I would do without the lake. It melts my stress like butter on toast. There is just something about cruising on the water, wind in your hair, sun on your face, sand in your toes, and babes playing on the beach. Life is just good.

Boy running on the beach

Speaking of life and low stress, my husband and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. And upon evaluation of the first leg of our marriage, we....celebrated our accomplishment....agreed to keep loving and respecting one another...and to rock it out for as long as we both shall live.

Low angle view of a couple celebrating beneath bright lights

If you don't believe me, just check Facebook for the Snoop Dogg concert photos.

We popped it like it's hot.

401820 04: Actor and rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg attends The 3rd Annual Stonys presented by High Times magazine March 3, 2002, at B.B. King Blues Bar and Grill in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)

And that's Fo Shizzle, my Nizzle.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Can't Touch This!

Well, I finished the marathon. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot to say about it. My official chip time was 5:17. I was a little disappointed, but I tried to just be happy I made it.

Does this mean I'll run another marathon for better time? Never say never! ...which were the exact words out of my mouth immediately following the race. It was painful and long; however, there is also this sick, twisted part of me that wants to do it again and do it better. I mean, Darius from the Biggest Loser, smoked it in 4:02! He's a fellow Ardmorite....go Darius!

Girl Sleeping on Couch

This was me post race. I was too nauceous to eat my brunch, but I did manage a couple of drinks and fell asleep in the car on the way home. Bryan asked as we walked in the door if I wanted to take a shower. To which I quickly replied, "no, nap first, shower later." Then I proceeded to face plant on the couch.

Young woman wearing bikini, standing with arms raised, mid section

So, I've enjoyed not running for a few weeks. I started Jillian Michael's "Making the Cut" book; however, MC Hammer followed up with Kristi's birthday lead to a little "diet detour" if you will. If only drinking made you skinny....

But since I'm too legit...too legit to quit, ah ah...I'm still plugging along with my workouts and menus. I've lost approximately 5 lbs in two weeks. I'm so impatient though. That being said, I am not consumed with the number on the scale, but more how my body looks and feels. Speaking of looking, may I present to you Exhibit A:

USA, Hawaii, Maui, Lahaina, young woman sitting on surfboard in ocean

That's how I want to be....toned, athletic, oh! and don't forget tan. If only my abs would cooperate....

Shirtless young man tipping hat beside swimming pool, portrait

Maybe I'll just borrow his for awhile. Ya, you're welcome.

Pine Glades Lake at sunset - Everglades National Park, Florida

Ten days until lake season officially begins. I love summer!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Double Vision

We are winding down to race day.....and my darling partner.....who I love dearly.....discovers that, not only is she pregnant.....but that she's expecting twins!

Boy (2-4) holding hands to face, shouting

I'm pretty sure Kendra and Trent both did one of these.

Couple in hot tub

"My mind is racing, but my body's in the lead." Perhaps these two were listening to a little Double Vision when the magic happened. It starts out so innocently...a few drinks, some music, and a little hot tub thing you've got four buns in the oven instead of two!

Elevated rear view of two babies (12-18 months) lying on a quilt

But-t (insert giggle) when you look at it from this angle, how could you not be excited? Sweet babies!

Well, I'm super excited! Now comes the hard part...waiting.

A Caucasian infant sitting in a car seat

Are we there yet?!

Back to present day and my dilema, because it's really all about me. I mean this is my blog, right?

photo caricature from a birdseye view of a cute curly haired girl smiling and extending her hands upward in a ta-da motion

So, Kendra made the executive decision to sit out this race, with my complete and total blessing. Fortunately for me, our friend Maddie is flying in for the run as well, which means I won't be all alone. Katy is running the half, so she'll be with us the first 6 miles. And KK and Toni are also running the full; however, once the starting gun sounds, that will be all she wrote for our dynamically dashing duo.

Wish Kendra congratulations! And the rest of us luck and no injuries!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Runnin' With The Devil

For those of you who know the song, which EVERYONE should, queue the intro music inside your head. (Bom, bom, bom, bom) Love that drum beat! Now make your rocker face, pull out your air guitar, and bob your head.

"I live my life like there's no tomorrowwwwww...." (Bom, bom, bom, bom)

Can you feel me?!?! I think you can.

Hard Rock Life

So, Kendra and I are training for the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon in April; but only after much coaxing from our incredibly fit and fabulous friend Kristi Anderson Turner, a.k.a. KK. I won't tell you how many times I've asked myself why we are doing this.....and yet we're still running. Both of us are struggling with runner burnout, but thankfully we are only 4 weeks away from D day.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's a small light, but nevertheless a light. I'm just prayin' it ain't a freight train.

Oncoming locomotive

Well, as my grandmother would always say, "That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger."

Shirtless young man standing in front of surfboard, arms raised

Ok, I don't know who that is, but helloooooo handsome!

Check out those eyes....I mean abs....I mean eyes....hubba hubba!

Who wants to go surfing!?!?

Sorry, for the huge lag in postings! Life got busy.

Happy Hump Day Everyone!