Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Five Year Old Can Bowl Better Than Me

Unfortunately, Trey had to work Saturday night - but that didn't stop us girls from going out and having fun, instead of it being family time with Trey, it ended up being a girls night out. 
My niece was also with us. Chey played using the kiddie bumpers, I should also mentioned she won both games. I suck so bad at bowling. I won't embarrass myself and mention my score. We all had fun and that's the main thing that counts, right??? Watch this clip, I love the way Cheyenne celebrates.

After bowling, I sent Trey this message: Don't be mad, but I'm letting the girls eat in the car. 
Ok, he doesn't get mad, but he gets pretty annoyed when there are crumbs in the car....I don't blame him. By no means are we perfect or rigid, but we attempt to keep the car "a dinning free area." But you've gotta let loose every now and then....

In case you are wondering, we went to sonic.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another Season of Ballet

Chey is participating for at least another semester in ballet. Not sure if I will enroll her in the spring. Lately she says I love ballet!!!! And the next minute she's like, I don't want to go to class. It's back and forth, back and forth.

For now, she's enrolled and we'll see how the fall goes.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Still Loving School

Cheyenne loves school! Her face lights up, when she talks about it. She talks the most about art, recess and lunch time.

After her first day of school, she told me she met a boy and she plans on marrying him. WHAT? She said they talked about scissors and stuff.

Although we will miss hanging out on Monday's with Cheyenne,  Dakota and I loved having some one on one time togerther. Dakota was fine with her big sister going to school. She's such an independent child. She plays and entertains herself.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dakota's Wild Hair

Dakota really has some wild hair, but before I you scroll down to see those pics, look at my niece Ellie. My sister Tasha was in town, last week. We spent a few evenings with her and her girls.

and now crazy hair...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cheyenne's First Day of Kindergarten

Last night, Chey had the hardest time going to bed, she was simply too excited to start her first day of school.

Trey and I sent her off to school early this morning. She had butterflies and her tummy. When I told her I might cry, she said she was going to cry too...but she said -- happy tears. Sending her off to school is a huge deal! When I left her classroom, I only went back once to tell her bye, one last time. She'll be fine. I can't believe this our life, now. For those who have been following the blog since her birth, you've watched her grow up too! Remember that little NICU baby? Look at her now...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Home Office Nook

For about 10 months, I've been contemplating getting a new computer. After a number of weddings who have booked this fall and photography bookings...I've decided it's time. I got some input from other wedding videographers who are using iMac's. They all said upgrade everything on the 27 inch and you will be satisfied with the performance. So, that's what I did.

Have you ever lost track of time on Pinterest? Well, do a search for "office closet." That's what I'm doing with my home office.

I've always been in love with small nooks. Trey uses our official office nook for work. The photo below is from several years ago.
We thought about moving Trey's office to the spare bedroom, but he has really gotten comfortable here, so that's where he's staying.

Soooo, this is my space. I was already using it for work, but now I'm really maximizing the real estate. Trey is going to extend the desktop surface, so it's a deeper work area. Y'all, I love it already!!!! It also doubles as a standing workstation. What do you think?

This is how I was using the space before...I love how I can close the door and tuck everything away, when I don't want to even think about editing. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When it's a Billion Degrees Outside, Find a Shaded Park

Yesterday, I took the girls to the park. We're crazy, right? Maybe not, we found a shaded park.

Even though it was burning up, it was a gorgeous sight.

Chey rode her bike, while Dakota and I played in the shade. By the way, Chey dressed herself and Dakota. Somebody is ready for football.

Later, we went home to clean. Dakota was like…."NO, I'll watch."
Now, the girls are in Abilene for the rest of the week, visiting with family. Earlier, they went shopping with Nana.

Ft. Worth people, I tried a new pizza place called Patrons Pizza. It's near Ridgmar Mall. It's soooo good!!! Our whole family ate there for under 21 dollars. It's a buffet and the pizza is extra thin and super crunchy! Trey didn't like it because the sauce had onions in it. What does he know??? I loved it!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Growing Before Our Eyes

This weekend the girls and I went school shopping.

Doesn't Chey look so grown-up in her school uniform???We bought the majority of her outfits at Old Navy. We found a super cute jumper from The Children's Place.

Since, Trey was tied up with work, we decided to go out to eat at Yucatan Tacos. I've been wanting to try it for a few years, now. Trey's has never cared about trying it. I liked the chicken lime salad. Cheyenne didn't eat a thing, she didn't care for it. Dakota was like, whatever, it's food, I'm eating it.

Between the down time, running and family time --- it was a good weekend!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I Found My New Crew Member

Saturday, I went for an 18 mile long run. 10 miles around my neighborhood and the rest on the Trinity Trail. It took me a few hours to complete.

Amy (my run buddy) wants to meet tomorrow to run before she goes on vacation, I hope she doesn't want to go fast. I'm not sure I'll have it in me.

Someone could use a new GPS watch.
If you have any model recommendations let me know or if you'd like to donate one to me, that's cool too. I think this week, I'm going to start researching. I love my Nike TOM TOM, but lately it's been flaky. Sometimes, it stops tracking my miles, mid-run…It's like it gets stuck and thinks I'm standing still, when I'm still running. It doesn't happen every time, but it's happen enough times, for me to get annoyed.

Often when I talk with other endurance athletes we talk about how we fuel for long workouts. This has been my go-to meal before a long run:
1 cup of oatmeal, with almond milk, 1 cup of blueberries (or whatever fruit I have), and lots of cinnamon.
Some runners like to consume GU's during long runs, I do that too, but I prefer real food.
When I pack real food to eat during a LR, sometimes I pack the following:
plantain chips, nuts, almond butter wraps, or fruit.
Yesterday, I made my own sunflower - chocolate chip - dried berry - trail mix. YUM!! I didn't eat all of it and accidentally left the bag outside on the driveway. When I went to get it around 10 am, the chocolate was melted. I still ate it.

I may have found my new crew member.
This morning, Chey went for a bike ride around the neighborhood. I ran beside her for 1.75 miles. EXCITING! She wanted to keep going, but I told her that was enough for one day.

It's crazy to think that not too long ago, I was pushing her around the neighborhood in a baby stroller, now she's riding a bike.

September 27, 2010

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Whatever, I Do What I Want & My 2 Favorite Hair Accessories

I love a pretty up-do and I found a hair twist comb that holds my heavy hair up. The styles in the photo look outdated and kind of "overdone,"but I promise it's all about the technique. I like it!

Another hair product, I'm loving is one that I bought for Cheyenne. The ballet school she attends requires her to wear her hair back in a bun. I bought her a light beige bun sponge. I started using it too. The only problem is, is that I have brown hair. I have to make sure to conceal the beige color sponge!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

March 1st, 2015 - This is Happening!

Who wants to crew me for the last 10 miles?
No, really!!!
I'm not even kidding, y'all! Don't let me down. You have months to train. MONTHS!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hospital Visit at Cook's & A Friend Asked Me to Try THRIVE

So, Amanda's baby, Mack was admitted to Cook's Children Hospital. He's been having breathing problems. He's been at the hospital for five days.
We made a trip to the hospital on Saturday and again, on Monday to visit him. I am praying for Mack and hoping he gets to go home, soon. 

My 3 Day Thrive Experience

My nurse practitioner friend started using and selling THRIVE. I don't know a ton about the company, but from what I've looked at online, I can see it's mostly used as a weight management supplement. I know 3 acquaintances who use it.

So, my friend sent me a 3 day sample. I told her it was unlikely I would buy it, but if she wanted me to try it, I would. So, here's what happened.

I had a surge of energy from 8 am - noon. After that, I felt like my normal self.

I couldn't tell that much of a difference. Business as usual.

I woke at 4:30 am to get ready for a 5 am run date with Amy, my neighbor.
Shortly after waking, I took 2 thrive capsules (that's the recommended dose).
Amy and I usually run 4 miles together and then sometimes, I'll run 2 more by myself. Well, I felt really good and ran 4 extra miles. What???

Am I interested in Thrive? Not really. It was cool, to try it though. I just can't justify the expense and I haven't done enough research on it. Since my friend recommended it and she's an NP, I trusted her opinion enough to give it a try. Trey is pretty interested in trying the men's formula. If he does, I'll let you know about his experience.

Friday, August 01, 2014

My Happy Girl

There are days when Dakota can be a grump, but then she redeems herself by doing cute stuff like this...