Thursday, May 29, 2008

Du It Again

Troy competed in his first duathlon this past weekend and based on his results, he should du it again. The du consisted on a 2 mile run, 13.4 mile bike and finished with another 2 mile run! Troy finished first in his age group and 5th overall! This was his first event on his new bike that he got off of the Bay. He was now longer embarressed to be riding the antique Bridgestone that I will be using in 3 weeks. Yep, our next event is the Tremont Tri. Troy will more then likely be bringing home hardware, but I will be happy to cross the finish line. I have done several tri's, but not being a competive person, I try to beat my old times. The WiiFit is my new trainer! I already feel better and have lost a few pounds!

Wii Did It!

Troy maintaining his balance as he ski jumps!
Troy getting into position as he attempts another jump!

Yes, we are now part of the Wii Family! Both Troy and I have never been "gamers", but THIS is different. It is totally interactive and a GREAT workout! We have cut down on our T.V. time, spent more time as a couple and have worked out more in the last week! Yes, we also got the Wii Fit! It is AWESOME! It makes working out FUN and worthwhile! It is amazing! Check out this website for all that it can do. I watch what I eat a little better because I don't want to get on the Wii board and it tell me my weight has changed. It doesn't say for the good or bad until you do the Fit Test.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

17 Months and Other Stuff

Sunday, which was also Mother's Day, happened to be our 17 month anniversary of being in line for our miracle(s). While it is one month closer, it still looks like it could be years before we meet our little one(s), but we wait...and pray...and pray...and pray.... Troy was telling me about a friend of his who had his kids in his 20's so he could enjoy retirement in his 60's. Troy and I laughed at the idea and came to the conclusion that our retirement has been the last 7+ we are going to enjoy it while we wait. The way things are going, our 60's will be paying for school. Our kids will keep us young!

Since Sunday was Mother's Day, the guys from our house church fixed buttermilk/flaxseed pancakes and bacon for the ladies! It was yummy, but also hard for me to stay out of the kitchen and want to control their doings...just trying to offer a little hints to make things easier. Our house church continues to grow...a good problem to have. Troy is changing positions at the YMCA which will give him more time to concentrate on the Joshua Tree House Church Network.

Only one week left of school! The pregnant/parenting moms that I have worked with this year have been really wonderful. This year has been the least dramatic of the past 3. I look forward to seeing many of them next year...and in the hospital this summer.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Salt Lake City...Here I Come!

Yea Hah! I am finally going to a Stampin' Up! convention! I have been a hobby demonstrator since 2002 and this is my first year to go to convention. I figured between this being the 20th Anniversary of SU! (it will be fabulous, I know), I saved up $ and we still don't have any kids, I might as well go! This is super exciting! I have been to regionals in STL, but convention...WOAH! Becoming a SU! demonstrator was a way for me to earn extra $$ going into our 2nd year of marriage and seminary, but it became more than that. I have found great friends and LOVE to share my love of stamping and card making with others! Thanks Karen for taking care of the flight and hotel details!