Monday, October 26, 2009

Just Do It

"There are clubs you can't belong to, Neighborhoods you can't live in, Schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open. Just do it."

I grew up with that quote stuck in my mind and it hung above my bed on a poster that I loved dearly!! I have been thinking about it a lot lately, running that is. I love it so much and it is my serenity, if I am stressed or I can't relax, Jeremiah sends me to the road. I am completely relaxed and at ease while running. Nobody can touch me and I am not a mom nor a wife, not that I don't like being those but I am just me. You don't need anything but yourself, no matter where you are, you can always go running. That is one of the best things to me about going places or moving, I can't wait to get there and find "my trails". I swore to Jeremiah that when I went into labor I wanted to have my new pair of running shoes he got me for a present on, since I was unable to run throughout my whole pregnancy and my MP3 because I would of been totally relaxed then, hahaha. I usually hit any and every race I can get to, no matter what. Saturday I was given a test, yeppers. I have been sick for 2 weeks. I first had some kidney episodes again and that caused my immune system to hit the bottom and then I came down with a bad virus. I was so sick I didn't look at those pink Nike running shoes with so many miles on them I can't even count. Well my friend called and told me about the race, I was like heck yes!!! Then instantly I thought, no way, I have two people that need me to be healthy. Jeremiah has midterms he needs to study for and his focus needs to be on that and mine with Ellah. Those two people mean more to me than anything, I can't be selfish. I thought how much my life has changed since having our beautiful baby girl and how wonderful it is to be a parent!! The roads will always be there for me to run but right now it will have to wait...I two more important things.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Laundry, Eating, Hats and More

Last week was a rough one for us but we made it through! Jeremiah is pretty busy with school now and getting ready for midterms. He has now decided to minor in Psychology, which is a really good idea to go along with Denistry. My kidneys flared up on me again and this time is was pretty bad, leaving me laying down for the week but after my visit with my Nephrologist, it is pretty common and there is nothing that can be done. I was put on a shorter call every 2 month to monitor my kidneys. Ellah had Roseola and now has a cough and runny nose. All I have to say is I have one amazing husband, he has been wonderful through this all. Us two girls will keep him on his feet. Some recent pictures of Ellah eating, helping with laundry, playing with Daddy's hat and just being her normal cuteness.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cake Boss!!

Jeremiah and I have a new favorite past time and it is great because we work as a team so well. We love cake decorating, ya know the fancy kind. We have gradually started to get things here and there, all those special tools. This is our first cake, not too fancy but we were very happy. It is so much fun. We have so many ideas and can't wait to get started. Poor guy, I hate cake and chocolate and so this leaves Jeremiah with lots of cake. We do have lots of people over to help eat it though. We made this one for the Ward BBQ after conference.