Friday, May 25, 2012


It looks like she only has two antlers, but she actually has three right now. She is laying on top of the third, trying to conceal it from Wrigley who likes to collect antlers as well. I think Lil Bit might be a little hoarder or at least quite selfish!! Ha!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Getting into Running

  I am really trying to get a little healthier and am trying to start running. I wish I enjoyed running like Suz does and wish I had her motivation. The girl just finished her 8th half marathon in the last 4 months! WHAT?! I don't think I can do that ever, but I am starting slowly with some 5K races. I signed up for the Peachtree again and right now I need to do a little more running to be able to do decently in the race. Eek! It's pretty soon, so I've got to start training stat!
Pre-race with our mustaches
Pre-race Man Mates
With Pat who can't stand the sun! hehe!
  On May 5, Kathryn, Patrick, Dave, Danielle, Amanda, Evelyn, and I ran the One Stache Dash 5K. It was really hot and the race didn't start until 9am, but we had fun! The boys ran together and the girls ended up running together. It wasn't my best race, but considering I haven't really run since the Peachtree last year, it was okay. There is definite room for improvement, so hopefully we shall see some!
Post-race (notice we all lost those pesky "staches")

Post-race margaritas with the bestest
Looking rough post-race
  I felt pretty terrible Saturday morning, but figured I could try and run the Brookhaven Bolt as I had already paid my sign up fee and I had also begged Allison to run it with me. It was a gorgeous morning with the perfect amount of breeze! I felt like it took forever to get started, but it was a good run though I had nothing left once I crossed the finish line. The race took place through my neighborhood, but half of it I had never been through before, so that was cool to see how beautiful different parts of my neighborhood is. This was the biggest Bolt they have had yet and I'm glad I was finally able to participate in it after living here for several years! Lots of the neighbors were out on their porches, driveways, and yards hanging out, drinking coffee, and watching us run. I thought that was hilarious, but fun to have random people cheering you on while we ran. We ran past our house and Wrigley was watching everyone run past through the window; it was precious! Next year, I might possibly take Penny on the run with me because I don't think Wrigley will be able to make 3 miles, but Penny should.
Me with Allison post-Bolt
  The next race I'm running is through the Virginia Highlands with Kathryn, Danielle, and Amanda in June. I'm going to try to run a little between now and then, so maybe I can shave off more of my time! According to the results of both races, I was at 35:59 for Cinco de Mayo and then my "chip" time for Saturday was 34:02, which I think is more accurate than "gun" time which was 34:23. Not too shabby for  feeling bad! Maybe I can get to 32 for the next one? Is that wishful thinking or can it be done??

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pinterest Recipes

I love Pinterest and I love it when I am able to actually make some of the things from it! I'm sure Patrick appreciates this as well since he likes to complain on how much time I spend pinning. :)
  From my last post, you saw my fried rice and baked sweet and sour chicken and finally, I'll leave you with the recipes! You should try them! It probably isn't the healthiest dinner, but it was pretty delicious!
I pinned them and found them on a blog from 2010 called Life as a Lofthouse. Yummy!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
Fried Rice

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dinner Tonight

Make your own takeout! Yum! I'll post the recipes soon!

Park Day

Here is a little video of the corgis and Patrick running around at the park yesterday afternoon. Wrigley was over it pretty quickly, but Penny could have run all day. I only wish I had captured Penny barking at the guys playing softball while she had a ball in her mouth. Hilarious!

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

  Rain, rain, go away. Yesterday in Atlanta was overcast, but the rain held off til late last night and today has been completely sopping wet. My in-laws are coming in for a quick jaunt tonight and I'm still in bed, trying to feel better as I woke to either food poisoning or a gi bug around 5am this morning. Yuck. The weather outside fits how I'm feeling. I just hope this too passes quickly!
  On a brighter note, I would like to wish all the mothers out there a happy mother's day! I hope to spend some time with my sweet mama soon! I love you, Mom!