Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Serious Business

So, I ran a 5K last month, and am now running at least 3 days a week. I have been invited to participate in a triathalon in October, and the crazy thing is that I am actually considering doing it. I see some serious conditioning in my future!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Throw back

I never thought I would get back into fun running, but after the 5k this weekend, I just might. I ran a 5k and then ran another mile with both boys. It brought back so many memories of running with my dad in the Bolder Boulder. Cody really loves running, and next year we may do the 5k together.

We also had a blast fairwell party with Uncle Andrew. Come visit often, while the boys still think you are cool!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A New Season

As the season changes, so is my life changing. I am so joyful to be able to stay at home with my kids, and watch them grow up. After working outside the home for more than half my life and for my entire life as a mom it is so different to be able to focus all my attention on my family. I am doing a new study with the women at church, Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. While we are just two chapters in, it has made me take a serious look at my life and my habits. The prescription for contentment gave me some things to work on: 1. Never complain about anything-not even the weather 2. Never picture yourself in any other circumstances or some place else. 3. Never compare your lot with anothers. 4. Never allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise. 5. Never dwell on tomorrow, remember that tomorrow is Gods not ours. I have been habitually discontent in my life, allowing my circumstances decide my happiness. I have started making an effort to be thankful for my blessings, but to be content also with the trials and tribulations. To force myself to live in today and not worry about what has happened or what will happen. Philippians 4:8 is my verse for this season..."whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. I will learn to be content in every situation!

Monday, February 21, 2011

At Least I'm Not As Sad As I Used To Be

One of my friends posted this as their status the other day, and it made me think about my life. I had a great life by secular views while I was living in Denver; a job with lots of money/benefits, great husband, lots of friends and stuff. I was really sad to leave for Las Vegas, NM. I knew it was the right choice, but was certainly not "happy" about it. This was nothing new for me, I had been in a downward spiral since graduation from highschool. I am amazed at how happy I am now. I had let my circumstances dictate my happiness. I was disconnected Fom God and needed to be awakened. I had allowed myself to be lulled by my fleshly desires to the point of self destruction. When we moved I was forced to go back to my, every Sunday. It was the only place I knew I could meet people, and start my life over. I have been blessed with an awesome group of people full of love and kindness with accountability to make right choices despite my past. I have found a very real joy deep down in my heart, and I am Sooo Happy!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Have you ever wanted something so badly it consumes your every thought? I find myself in that place right now. I desire but lack all motivation to change anything. There are many things I desire to change, and have started to work towards routine on some, maybe the most important...daily time with God, scripture memorization and bible study/reading. I am not working towards health, and it has recently occurred to me that I cannot have a complete relationship with God unless I can discipline myself in all arenas if my life. It does me little good to indulge in an unhealthy physical lifestyle even if my spiritual one is getting better. It says in 1 Peter to avoid fleshly desires, not just sinful pleasures, but anything not useful. Need to get my butt in gear literally!