Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well hello again, everyone. Here is the latest in crazy Kelly news. My best friend Elya and I have been talking recently about how we have wanted something physical to work towards so that maybe we would get our butts in gear and start getting healthier. She honestly doesn't have any reason or need to get healthier, it's really more like she gets super bored at the gym doing the same things over and over and is tired of it. So, per our discussion, we turned to the idea of participating in a marathon that is going on here in A-town on Oct. 30th. Turns out there is a 4 person relay option that allows you to run the marathon as a team. The first runner runs 5 miles, the second 6 miles, the third 7 miles, and the fourth finishes it out with 8 miles. This all came together rather quickly as we asked our husbands if they were in with us on this deal and they both agreed that it would be a good, healthy fun. So, as of yesterday, we are officially all paid up and registered to help the cause in Abilene's Marathoning for Miracles. It benefits the Children's Miracle Network and one of the local children's hospitals here in town. Since we only have a short 8 1/2 weeks to train, I have been feverishly searching for a jogging stroller that works well and is cheaper than $300. I may have a lead on one from Craig's List, so we shall see. Besides that, we have just been enjoying our time here at home and I occasionally get some stuff done around the house, but not that often. haha. Anyways, if you are interested or know anybody that might be interested in participating or would just like to check out what there is to see about the marathon, go to this website: . Please feel free to keep me accountable on my training by asking me questions or badgering me on occasion...I need it! :)

P.S. Did I mention that I have NEVER been a successful long distance runner, well except for during my 11 years of soccer playing, but seriously, I have never been able to run for long before getting ridiculously winded and ready to quit. This should make for a very interesting experience. Wish me luck and diligence! :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

so behind, it's embarrassing...

Well Hello! And no we did not fall off the face of the planet. ha. But, we have been super duper busy and never at our own house, so it's been a challenge to try and keep up with everything. I'm lucky if I get to sign on to the computer sometime during the day and most of the time I attempt to keep up with everyone by reading Facebook statuses...sad, I know, but don't act like you don't do it too. :)

Our trip to Orlando went off without a hitch! Kennady was sooooo well-behaved on both plane rides and we had so much fun with her other grandparents! They really showed us around and we did all kinds of stuff while we were there. One day, we spent at the Magic Kingdom and that was a hot and humid good time! She was really a trooper through the heat and we got to see and ride some fun stuff. We also spent an afternoon in Winter Park, a sweet and quaint little town outside of Orlando with shops and eateries and what nots. And of course, we hit up some shopping at their fabulous outlets...duh! :) We also spent some time at a little place called Celebration which is also super cute and has the best apple dumpling dessert ever!! It was delicious....I'm drooling just thinking about it. We were so happy to spend that time with Grandma Carol and Pop!

When we got back, we had a couple of days to 'rest (figuratively speaking)' before we headed to west Texas for our annual campmeeting. It's an annual family reunion/church retreat for the ranch families of west Texas. It's a time to spend together in fellowship and to praise God together in the beautiful Davis Mountains. It's was my 18th time to go and Kennady's first and we look forward to many more in the future.

Upon our return from that, we spent a couple of days in SA-town with my family before heading home, only to turn around that next weekend to go to Georgetown with my sister-in-law to be her company while she did hair for a wedding there. We had a chilled weekend going out to dinner and shopping at the outlets, Ikea, and Babies 'R Us then we headed home. So, now that we are here and getting to sleep in our own beds again (thank God), we are happy to relax and soak up what little is left of the summer.

We have officially hit the halfway point with this separation, so we can all praise the Lord for that! Congrats to Shaunna and Blake on their new addition news and I can't wait to read up on all of you guys and what you have been up to! Maybe I can get on here more often now that things have slowed down a bit. Hope all is well! :)