Saturday, April 30, 2011

1/2 Marathon #2 = DONE

Ran my second half marathon today.  Basically, I am insane.

As I sit here, I am cringing with pain from the ridiculous strain of running 13.1 miles having only trained up to 5.  My endurance was great, my body was not so great.

But actually today was sooo fun!  I loved having the Jare Bare by my side the whole way.  I think I did better because he was with me.

Here are a few pics:

Us with Marabeth

Me with random gentleman who offered me a strawberry

Hordes of people

The pic a stranger took who offered to take a picture of us
No that's not me.  She took a pic of herself, on accident presumably.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For the record - Cardio-kickboxing is funny

I just have to tell you what a laugh I had this morning.  I decided to take a class at the rec center and went in not realizing what class it was.  Well, it was cardio-kickboxing, which I have made fun of for years.  I used to take a "real" kickboxing class, where you actually sparred with people, wrapped your wrists and used boxing gloves, etc...  So when I first heard of a group of girls punching in the air to music, it just really struck me as funny.  

But since I had walked into that class this morning, there was no way I was walking out.  I tried so hard have an open mind and all was well until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.  In my mind I was  throwing crushing punches and kicks but the reflection showed a flailing, gangly, pasty red head who looked more akin to Gumby than Sylvester Stallone.  This realization struck me as incredibly funny and I lost it and started giggling uncontrollably.  (This video is a pretty close replica.)  

What has age done to me?  Has it afforded me a more honest view of myself or have I just turned to mush after have four kids and eating all their Halloween, Valentines, Christmas and Easter candy all year long?

Please don't tell me you don't know who Gumby is...  Just look at him.  He was simply NOT made for rhythmic fighting exercise.  Neither was I, Gumby, neither was I.  

Monday, April 25, 2011

What I meant to post on Easter

Howdy ya'll.  Traveling and birthdaying precluded me from posting this yesterday.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

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He lives -- he lives!
We humbly now
Around these sacred symbols bow,
And seek as Saints of latter days,
To do his will and live his praise.
Hymn #191

I absolutely love that it says to "live" his praise.  That makes me wonder how I can do that better.
Enjoy these beautiful depictions of the Savior's life...
Peter's Denial by Carl Bloch

Grey Day in Golgotha by J. Kirk Richards

Gethsemane by J. Kirk Richards

Greatest in the Kingdom by J. Kirk Richards

Saturday, April 16, 2011

If I could buy any sneaker would be this one.  Apparently, I like things that look old and cost a lot of money.

{from LaGarconne}

Friday, April 15, 2011

Enjoying other people's creativity

Can I have a job collaborating on projects like these?

This is the Karis Boutique near Hiroshima.  Yes, those are paper tubes and the concept was the inside of a cave.  Cool!

I seriously hope to have a pantry like Emerson's of EmersonMade one day.  (I just typed panty like 8 times in a row.  Wow.)  Actually, I will take her whole house, down to the gun in the corner.

Now, I am dying to know how to access those books up above but I supposed sometimes you might want to display a book too.  In spite of the impracticality, I really loved this room!  What do you think the curtain area is for?

OK these lamps are just amazing.  They don't require batteries or electricity, but are powered by absorbing ambient energy into its photoluminescent pigments to produce that gorgeous glow.  I SO want these instead of your typical stake in the ground solar landscaping lights.  Found at Inhabit.

Nice jorb, creative people.  And here is why I say jorb.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Links for you

{image via my dear friend Elise}

Recent finds:

A fossil sink!  I would waste tons of water using this...

Do you like plaid as much as I do?

I like these for Easter baskets... you could reuse them all year round!

50 fun things to do with kids in Nashville. (We have done 16 on the list so far!)

Eat your yard.  I would love to do this!

I want penny round tiles in my dream home.

I am excited about Gickr.  If you beat me to it, I wanna see what you come up with!

And who wants to take a trip to a gorgeous looking craft store called Thread that is but a two to three our drive?  Elise blogged about it and I can't stop thinking about checking it out myself.  Wanna go??

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our week in pictures

Seersucker: Southern style icon and political gap-bridger

Did you know that each year on a predetermined Thursday in June, the Senate is awash in seersucker?  Apparently someone had the idea to bring back an old tradition -and I like it.

In days gone by, Senators donned seersucker to try and beat the heat but the tradition died with the birth of air-conditioning.  In the 90's, someone suggested to revive the idea.  So ladies and men, Democrats and Republicans all give a nod to the southern summer staple in the Senate.  Way to bridge the gap, seersucker.
With that in mind and with my boys needing some new Sunday clothes, I had to make sure we incorporated a little seersucker.  I sorta wish I had found all of them their own seersucker suit but it was tough to find good ones that were affordable without making them all matchy-matchy.  I found some good stuff nonetheless.

I am hoping to get some pictures of the whole family soon but for now, here is a snapshot of the two eldest boys just before church today.  The younger two stayed home with me today because Zach has strep throat... stay tuned for the tiny suits!
Tyson ended up getting the seersucker because I liked how it looked with his skin tone and they had his size.  Will got the pinstripes and I am not sure of the fabric but its very light and breathable.  I think they are pretty happy with their new suits.  (I love how you can see it all over Will's face.)

A few shots of other seersucker suits I like...
{images via The Sartorialist}

Are you a fan?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Addition to arrow trend collection

Remember the arrow trend?  Well I saw this and just had to add it to the list.  So cute!
{Heart Spice Spoons found via Refinery29 from virtuchicago.}
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