Monday, December 29, 2008

Quick update

Hi all!!  Just a quick update before I forget to do this again.  

Next week is our 5K at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  I am soooooo not ready and wish I had at least another month.  However, I am determined to finish within the alloted 45 minutes; my guess is my time will be 44:59.  ;)  I'm looking forward to spending time with Mary and checking out the sports expo, too.  Hopefully I'll improve as time goes on and I'll sign up to do another 5K asap. 

Uh oh - someone is very unhappy about her molars that are coming in...must.....go......snuggle.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Naughty or Nice.....

Check this out!

Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste the links.  My computer won't cooperate with me this morning!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Sorry it has been so dang long since I've updated the blog.  Shame on me!  ;)  The holidays always seem to suck up any available time I have to do stuff like this.  Lets see if I can give a Cliff Notes version of an update:

Running:  Still at it, but got a week behind and am now trying to catch up.  The weather has been wonderful in the morning so far this week and is making things easier.  :)  Hopefully by the time the 5K comes around, I'll at least finish it within the allotted time.  I hope. 

Shopping:  I swear I feel like I robbed CVS today.  ;)  I bought $37.70 worth of stuff and paid.....drumroll please......$.45 cents.  And I got another $14 in ECB's back at the end.  Dang I'm getting good at this!  And yes, it was all stuff that we need.  I also rocked the savings at Publix this week, too.  I have a few things to pick up this weekend, so hopefully the Sunday paper will make me happy.

As for the rest of everything.......

My parents were down here for our annual "early Christmas" a week ago.  We had a blast!  They were over-the-top generous and helped us replace Mary's totaled van.  Of course, we kept it a secret from Mary and surprised her with it on "Christmas" morning.  Poor girl burst into tears the moment she saw it.  I think we had more fun keeping it a secret from her!  We're terribly grateful and oh-so very happy that we don't have to take her anywhere now! 

We also got passes to Busch Gardens & Sea World for a year - yeah!!!  We're going to go this Saturday to B.G.  With the price of gas so low, I can imagine we'll be going there quite often now. 

Alex and I got everyone a Wii.  Hannah, of course, fell out on the floor as soon as she saw it and Kali was squealing.  They're playing it now as I type this out.  Alex and I were having bowling competitions with my parents.  That was fun.  Somehow, I've lost my "game" and now he's beating me lately.  This is just not right!

We all got a bunch of other gifts, but I'd be here forever telling y'all about them.

Well, that's my short-and-sweet update for now.  There's more, but my fingers are tired and I have a pot of soup to check on and some coffee to make!