Tuesday, March 29, 2011

April Showers Bring...



Hopefully the following things:
  • a great last couple of training weeks before my marathon-30 days away so the countdown has begun
  • a fun family trip to the mountain
  • time with my sweet Grandma Kinser
  • a birthday party for Sister Shelly
  • a successful surgery on my mom's foot
  • a very dry and sunny May



  • a wonderful Easter dinner and hopefully Aaron's bunny surprise will come together

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday


Today is Friday: the day we fill blanks.
You know the drill.  Just fill in the blanks over at your blog and then link back here using the link at the end of this post so we can all check out your answers!


1.   My most prized possession is       my computer. I have worked endless hours scanning pictures and creating documents for myself and Aaron's school.  I really love the memory and features of it too.

2.  If I could be one age for the rest of my life, I would want to be  right now is pretty good-32.


3.  The best way to spend a weekend is    a super long run-like a marathon, massage, sleep, a swim with my little guy and lots of good food.

4.  My outlook on life is     that it's short and so we shouldn't get too attached to it or the things we have here.
5.  If you want to annoy me, just     make a mess-I don't like messes.

6.  I am completely defenseless when it comes to     my nephew and son.  I just would do anything for those boys.


7.  When dressing for the day one should       put on workout clothes first thing and get their workout in after that I'm all about the comfort of jeans and a tee shirt.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday


Happy Friday!

1.   The best deal I've ever gotten is : I feel like our yearly snowboard passes are the best deal because they are a weekday pass for only $200 and we get up there to board quite a bit.

2.  If I were hosting a dinner party and could invite people from my fantasy guest list it would include:  Vince Vaughn because he's funny.

3.  Something that inspires me is   great athletes especially the runners and gymnasts.

4.  If I could only choose to eat one flavor of food for the rest of eternity (sweet, salty, spicy, bitter....) I would have to go with    sweet-I love sweets. 

5.  I dream about   running.  I think about it, dream about it, talk about it.  Until the Eugene Marathon it's kind of what I will be focusing on.

6.  My weekend will be spent      renewing my passport and getting Aaron's sent off, snowboarding and working on reading with Aaron.

7.  If I could only  watch one movie or TV show for the rest of my life, it would be jeopardy-then I would know tons of great little facts about everything .

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday


{a happy little photographic accident}

1.   My biggest accomplishment in life thus far is      becoming a mom and helping to parent Aaron. Of course the accomplishment of helping to rear a good man is a lifelong work so I might also mention my biggest accomplishment is running marathons and getting faster with each one.

2.  My favorite place to sit in my house is    on the couch with heating pads on, glass of wine in hand and fun show on.


3.  My fashion philosophy is    take care of your clothes by keeping them organized, clean and ironed.  Also only wear things that fit  .

4.  Something every girl should have is     a pair of cute jeans.


5.  If you looked in my purse right now you'd find....   wet wipes, wallet, jcrew bill, burts bees lip shimmer in peony, tax info receipt from tax guys, some blinko toys of Aaron's, Bayer, nose spray, allergy meds, midol (i have tons of meds in my purse actually), a pencil, hair ties, comb, a plastic reusable spoon that I just love, Tylenol and vitamin.

6.  My favorite music right now is      TLC-yep old school.

7.  My favorite part of my body is       my stomach. It's the one area that is always flat and hard even when the rest of me is squishy.

Hope your weekend is filled with loveliness!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My weekend-It's going to be a repeat of last weekend.


So, our weekends are Wednesday and Thursday so since it's Tuesday it's Friday!  Last weekend Dave and I got his haircut and found out we get to be in our hairdressers upcoming wedding in June!  We love Nikki so this will be fun. We will be walking her dear pet Boston dog, and our Boston's brother, down the isle.  We get to be the handlers. I will have to pick something fun for Dave and I to wear.  While Dave was getting his cut I got to enjoy the mall a bit.  It was fun to see the new spring items at H&M, Jcrew, Lucky and Gap.  We got to the mountain and had a great time in the hot tub.  We love the sensation of cold snow on your face and head while the rest of you is toasty beneath the water.  We got our favorite burger from Ice House Burger which has Gorgonzola cheese, pepper bacon and fried onions with their amazing porter BBQ sauce-soooo good. We watched our favorite show Modern Family and in the morning got to snowboard in fluffy white powder because it's snowing like crazy on the mountain.  It was nice because we also got some chores done, the new renter situated in our duplex and some reading time with Aaron in.  Recently I got Aaron the hooked on phonics set and I love it. 



Also, for Aaron as gift for Easter (in his Easter basket no less) we are buying him this!


So, tomorrow it's Wednesday again and although we won't get up to the mountain until later because we have a board meeting at Aaron's school I'm excited for a good workout and massage in the morning and maybe we'll get our burger a little later at Ice Axe Grill.  The snow looks incredible again!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some of my favorite pictures of Italy


St Marks Square-right across the street from our hotel

View from top of St Marks Cathedral


Balcony at our hotel






Coliseum






Trevi Fountain



Galleria Borghese