Friday, November 30, 2012

My Week in Photos

You know I'm in pain if I go to the doctors office. Ugh!!! To rewind a bit, Sunday and kind-of-sort-of on Monday too, I had a stomach virus. Tuesday, I was better, but still nauseous and Thursday is when my rib cage area, started to feel sore and tender. Every time I inhaled and even now, I  feel a side stitch where my spleen is located and the pain shoots up to my shoulder. It's so painful!
My Spleen Hurts
I'm waiting on lab results to see what's up. The doctor didn't seem too concerned, about how or why, she thinks it will run it's course (possibly a bacterial infection) and I should be back to normal soon. She prescribed me a laundry list of prescriptions. One of them cost $130. I told the pharmacist, please do not fill that one. The one I decided to fill, does not allow me to nurse/feed Dakota. Time for the ol' pump and dump method. Joy. Dakota won't be going hungry anytime soon. This girl is well fed, just look at her arm. Plus, the girl has a stockpile of milk in the freezer.
Chubby Arm
With all that being said, Dallas Half Marathon is a week away and the last time I went for a run was about a week ago. December the 9th is going to be interesting. I think this is a common fear of runners -- we think if we go a week or two or longer without running, our body will forget what to do, once we start running again. It won't! Tell them Dakota! Sure we'll probably lose some of that musle progress, but it won't be terrible.
Now, here are the rest of my photos. Have a great weekend.
Dakota Playing at Church

Don't give me those puppy eyes.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dakota is 24 Weeks

Dakota is 24 Weeks
Amy asked, "Does she ever smile?" YES, she does! But for the most part she has this look on her face. I think she's trying to soak up everything around her. Dakota and Chey Dakota and Chey

Dakota and Chey

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Super Dad, Christmas Time, & Family Down the Street

But first, Super Dad Award goes to Trey. Cheyenne is sick, she has croup and today, he stayed at home with her.

My sweet Cheyenne sounds like a seal, when she coughs. Honestly, that's one of the symptoms. It's so sad. Last night, she crawled into our bed at 9:20 pm (yes, we were in bed at that time. I'm actually proud, not embarrassed, perhaps something is wrong with me). My 4 year old sounded like a 90 year old smoker, so Trey put two humidifiers in our room and I gave her a dose of Ibuprofen. It helped. She's doing better.

Now, Christmas fun-stuff...
Oh, hey! Our Christmas tree is decorated! I feel like I can start listening to Christmas music, now. What is your favorite Christmas song? I'm a fan of the song chestnuts roasting on an open fire. I think Trey and I have had our Christmas tree, since Dec. 2005. It was time for a new one. Here is a look at our old tree, last year. Dakota is in the picture too!
Our Christmas Tree
Meet our new tree. She's tall. She's skinny. She's pre-lit. She's perfect.
Christmas Tree
Last night, before Chey started sounding like a seal, we decorated the tree. Look at the red ornament. LOL!
Christmas Tree Time
I haven't mentioned this on the blog, but my older sister Amy moved to Ft Worth. It's a wonderful blessing to have my sister and niece, nearby.
Christmas Tree Time
Amy has an apartment a few miles away from our house and Angelica and her stop by our house for dinner, pretty much every night. We LOVE the family time. Oh and Cheyenne loves Angelica. They play games, color, watch movies, play outside together - everything. So, you can expect to see Amy and Angelica in posts more often.
Christmas Tree Time
This will be Dakota's first Christmas and this is her first ornament to put on the tree. Okay, Okay, I did all the work...
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Merry Christmas!
Christmas Tree Time

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Trot - Race Photos & On the Mend

Race Photos are online. Notice the next picture, with the guy in the background holding an umbrella. It was cold and rainy. I was freezing before the race started, but once I started running, I was fine.

Abilene Turkey Trot 2012
Abilene Turkey Trot 2012
Yesterday, I got hit with a nasty stomach virus. The thought and the smell of food made me nauseous. I spent most of my day sleeping. I tried going to church, but Trey ended up driving me back home, so I could rest. Not going to church, missing my long run and the fact that I didn't finish my cup of coffee, yesterday - proves that I was ill. Today, I'm glad to be on the mend.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Tummy Hurts

I've spent the majority of my day, underneath 5 layers of blankets. I'm sick with a stomach virus and I have the chills. So, I hope you had a better day than me.

I'll leave you with this picture of Chey and Santa. This kind of cheers me up.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012, in Abilene

We spent Thanksgiving in Abilene. We spent our first round at Trey's Parents house and then drove a few miles down the road to my mom's house for seconds. I love that both of our parents live in the same town.
Thanksgiving 2012
Trey's mom was out of state, spending time with an ill relative (we missed her!), so Shelly (Trey's sister) played pilot and did a marvelous job. We ate right at noon, just like, she had planned and the food was great. My favorite was the mashed potatoes.
Thanksgiving 2012
Jason, her husband helped out a lot too. He wasn't intimidated to be in the kitchen.
Thanksgiving 2012
Did someone say butta?
Thanksgiving 2012
While we were busy, prepping lunch, Trey and the birthday girl were busy cuddling.
Thanksgiving 2012
Dakota spent at least an hour with Danny and Kathy, just being quite and starring off.
Thanksgiving 2012
After lunch, we sang happy birthday to Cheyenne.
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Thanksgiving 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012


Mom wanted a picture of her grandbabies.

Cheyenne, Angelica, Dakota, and Bella

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Since I'm mobile blogging I'll make this short and sweet.

Greetings, from Abilene. I started my day with a nice 4 mile run around my in-laws neighborhood and then around 8 am, Trey drove me to shotwell stadium to run the 5k Turkey Trot. I raced it (as opposed to just running it). My unofficial time was 25:00.07. That's according to my watch. I'm still waiting for race results to be posted online.

The race was flat/fast. There were probably 5.5 quite spectators on the course, I guess everyone was busy either racing or cooking lunch. It rained, well more like drizzled the entire race. It was fine. I found Sherri and gave her a huge hug. She started the race later than me and finished about 4 mins before me.

After the race, I cleaned up and had two Thanksgiving lunches. Yumm!

Today, I'm thankful for running and family

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Decisions. Decisions.

This past weekend, I got my hair trimmed. I asked for thick sweeping bangs and I ended up with this....
Self Portrait
They are not as thick as I would like them to be, but whatever. I just need to get use to the idea of having stringy stands near my eyeballs. I feel like, I'm one step closer to feeling comfortable with the idea of having - all out forehead hair. The next trim I get, I'm 99% sure, I'm going to chop them! This is like the biggest decision of 2012, besides the election and all.

In seasonal news, Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Before I stuff my face, I'll be running the Abilene 5K Turkey Trot. My friend Sherri, is the one who encouraged me to run it. I'm still trying to decide if I want to race or run it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to Throw a Princess Party

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2. Invite your guests to dress up in their best princess attire
3. Make and wear tiaras
4. Paint your nails with glittery nail polish
5. Wear beautiful princess make-up
6. Eat Cupcakes that look like roses
7. Play Dress-up
A few months ago, Chey's best friend, Brianna moved to West Texas. We've missed her so much and we were fortunate that her mommy allowed for her to ride with Trey's parents, just so she could party with us. THANKS ERIN! It was a big surprise for Cheyenne.

Brianna, Angelica, Cheyenne
We had a whole wardrobe for the girls to play with. Surprisingly, Chey didn't change. She picked this dress out herself. It's her tangled dress.
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A special thanks to Jomi, for helping me plan the party. She was a huge help and we had so much fun.
The most popular princess dress was Snow White.
What do you do when you don't have matches to light candles? Blow torch, duh! At least, that's what Trey does.
He saved the day!
This is Trentin, he is the little boy, Chey plays with - while I'm at work.
Most dragons protect princesses, but this dragon said he wanted to eat them. At the end of the party, he ended up chasing the girls in the backyard. They loved it. Instead of painting nails and doing girly stuff, Jomi got him a goodie bag with boy toys, so he had something to play with.
Cupcake Face
Cheyenne loved all the gifts. She's been reading books, playing with barbie, snuggling with her blankets, playing with play-dough, watching Scooby-doo, and of course baby butterscotch.
Baby Butterscotch (a stuffed animal - miniature pony) was our gift to Chey. It was a big hit.