Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thank you!!!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me this year for the March for Babies! The weather on Saturday was very cold and extremely windy, making the run more challenging... but it went very well. I expected to walk some of it since I haven't been doing any long training runs, but ended up running all 12 just fine. If my back hadn't been screaming at me I'd have been great! I definitely could feel that I wasn't running alone, and I'm sure I had help from a few angels.
I raised $1550.00 this year for the March of Dimes, $550 more than my original goal.
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Let's try this again....

I tried over and over and over again to load these yesterday, but Blogger wasn't having any of that. So lets see if these upload today.
Just some photos from the last week.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Greetings from Cleveland

I swear that this post begins my return to regular posting. I've been horrible, and I know it. :)

First of all, THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me in my fund raising effort for March for Babies. Due to the generosity of my friends, family, and perfect strangers, I have raised $1500 for the March of Dimes!!!!! That is 50% more than my original goal!!

March for Babies is on Saturday, and as planned I will be running 12 miles for Rainey and Grace. Every year I approach the day with mixed feelings. It's a very emotional day for me...the reason for the event, the reason I'm involved, all of the gorgeous babies around who have survived their premature births... It is also a very happy day for me, as it's the only physical thing I can do for my girls. I can't change their diapers or teach them to ride their bicycles, but I can run for them and raise money to help other families from losing babies.
...and then there is the actual running Normally I am in the throws of marathon training at this time of year, so I get through it pretty well. This year I'm not running a marathon, so am not running 15-20 miles every weekend. Well, okay, so I'm not running nearly that many miles. So this year it will be more challenging than most.

All is well in our little world...very busy, but good. Chris and I have not spent a week at our house together all month. He was gone for the first two weeks, now I'm in Cleveland. I'm sure he's enjoying the break from me :)

Libby has Kindergarten orientation next week!!! I cannot believe that she's going to be in SCHOOL in a few months. How did that happen???? She is SO ready for it, though. Due in large part to her amazing preschool (Katherine, Tina, Norah...we love you.) she is way ahead in her development. The words she writes and reads, the art she creates, the way she tries to be a mom to Amelia... She's smart and strong and funny and just plain 'Libby'. I am so proud of my girls for having the confidence to be themselves. I think that if they continue to be confident and true to themselves, and feel free to express themselves, that they will be happier for it. I'm pretty sure that my little freespirit will be the only girl in Kindergarten with a streak of color in her hair...

Amelia is getting so big, too. I cannot believe that, either! She is so funny and sassy and smart and pretty. I could stare into those caramel eyes for hours. Her conversational skills have developed so much--it's so fun to talk with her and hear what's going through that little spunky mind.

Okay...some photos, as always.
hmmmm, well there will be photos when it lets me upload them....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Free photo session

Thought I'd mention over here that I'm running a contest for a free session on the Soul Reflection Blog for a free session. There was already one step of the contest so head over there and scroll down through a couple of posts to find it!! Good luck.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


I have completely neglected this blog lately. I will be better, I promise.

I am getting ready for March of Dimes 'March for Babies' and thanks to my wonderful friends and family I have already exceeded my fundraising goal and there are still three weeks!! I'd love to keep going and blow my goal out of the water.

Since both girls have major sleeping issues we decided to move them both into one room and make the other a playroom. They do better now that they are together, which is great. We still are up a time or two each night, but nearly as much. And all of the toys are then contained in one room which makes it a little more manageable.

Yesterday we had a 60 degree day so we played outside most of the day. Libby shocked me with her baseball skills. She was hitting the ball HARD when I was pitching it to her. She's barely 5 and is hitting a pitched ball. And well. She can hit it even farther when she throws the ball up herself then swings. I'm amazed. And her arm is suddenly very good. I took her to a little baseball class last Winter and she had trouble hitting off of a tee. We have not practiced at all since then. Man, she's getting to be a big girl!!

Amelia is in a fun stage...the 'I'm testing you' stage. If she's being naughty and I ask, "do you want a time out?" she smiles and nods. Then she jumps off of the time out chair over and over, smiling at me with her devilish little grin. For Chris she does not do this. She also loves to see how fast she can make me looking at me, giving the devilish grin, then running for the street.

A few photos from this morning. There are a lot of photos of the girls on the Soul Reflection Blog
from a little mini-session I did with them yesterday.