Monday, January 6, 2014

January 2014 goals

2014... holymoly, how did that happen?

Kahler and I set some "resolutions" for the year (I'll share those later), but some of them are broad and I honestly know those are the ones that fizzle out.  So, personally I'm going to work on setting more specific goals here on a monthly basis.  (Thanks, Ashley for this idea!)

So, January...

*Take down Christmas- So I started with an easy one, I BETTER be able to cross this one off by the end of the month!

*No sodas- Shouldn't be hard because I've mostly cut them out, but I still splurge from time to time.

*Start going to church again regularly- After the past year of moving and church shopping and then a busy holiday season, church became lower and lower on the priority list.  That needs to change.

*Re-claim the office- It's currently the graveyard of unfinished projects.  If I'm going to finish it, I need to finish it.  If not, I need to find it a new home.

*Be intentional- Make the phone call, send the letter, heck, even send the text.

*Use my camera more- If I take one picture with my camera, that will be more than last month.  These days, it's alllll on the iPhone.

*Work out 6 days/week- The hubs and I are starting p90x3 next week... wish me luck.

*Meal plan weekly- I do this pretty well, but need to be more intentional with it

*Walk Sam at least once daily, twice is better- We're learning that she can be a little brat (ie- digging out of the yard) if she doesn't spend a little energy in the morning.

*Start a new job- HEYO!  Shouldn't be hard b/c I accepted it last week.  Start date: Jan. 27.  WHOOP!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

another 13.1 in the books

We have trained and run the BCS Half Marathon in Bryan/College Station the past two years (this year marked our 3rd).

Having lived with (sometimes debilitating) chronic back pain since I was 14, this is a big accomplishment for me.  Even though this was my 3rd half, the shock never wears off that my body can support me in this.  I fight tears every time I step up to the starting line. 

This is my not-by-blood-big-brother Eddie.  I had told Kahler to run without me, to see how fast he could finish (I'm no Speedy Gonzales). I honestly had a hard time telling him that. 13.1 miles is a LONG way to run, let alone by yourself!  Around mile 4, this guy showed up and oh, what a blessing that was!  We ended up running the next 6 or 7 miles together, catching up on life over the past 4 years.

Eddie pushed me harder than I probably would have pushed myself, resulting in my own PR- whoop!

Love this dude and that he has joined me in this little running adventure of ours.  I can't wait to see where this takes us next!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


2013 was hard, but 2013 was also good to us.

We started the year in a world of unknowns...
A move, and some hard goodbyes
Lots of making up for lost time
A business started
A new job
Lots of new recipes
Another move
A few parties hosted, a new home filled
A trip to Africa, a heart filled
A birthday
Another new job
An anniversary
Added a furry member to our family
Family times at the holidays
Another birthday 


We played a lot, 
learned a lot, 
prayed a lot, 
loved a lot.

...and we're ready to do all that again in 2014!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


well this month has come and gone with very little blog action.
i both love it and hate it.

i love that i don't feel the pressure to keep up with blogging.
i hate that i don't keep up with it.

so, december...

another half marathon.
a birthday.
three christmases.
lots of family.
lots of food.

there are still a few days left.
we're staying busy soaking in these last hours of 2013.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Celebrating the One who came to bring us hope. 

To you and yours,
From us and ours. 
-the Stones


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