Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friends and Stuff

We're having an amazingly warm week considering it's November, but I'm not complaining....I'm loving it! It's good to be able to get out and run with the girls and not worry about it being to cold to have them outside....I'm trying to figure out what I can do this winter to keep running even when it's too cold outside for the girls. I want to be more prepared for when I start training in February, for the half marathon in June, so I want to be running this winter and be running at least 5 miles by the time I start my training program. I know, big goals for having two girls to work around, but I think I can manage it! And actually, any running that I can do between now and February will be more than I did at the beginning of this year. :) I told myself today I couldn't believe that just a few months ago I was running 13+ miles....at least I know since I did it once I should be able to do it again!My friend Emily took this picture of the girls all ready to go out to the bonfire last Friday! They were sooo excited and it was sooooo cold out there so I had to get them bundled up pretty good...of course, I'd get one all zipped up and get to work on the other one just to turn around and have to repeat it all again since they couldn't seem to keep from trying to peel out of everything as soon as I wasn't looking! We had a wonderful time cooking hot dogs and s'mores even though it was cold and the kids didn't seem to want to sit around the fire like all the adults were doing. Then we came inside where it was warm and had homemade hot chocolate with homemde whipped cream while we played team Skip-Bo and talked and laughed till about 11PM! It was A LOT of fun and we're definitely going to do it again sometime!Here we are with our friends Nick and Emily from our church, with the catch of the day. :) We have become really good friend with this couple and we try to hang out together every chance we get and we always have a blast! I really enjoy having Emily for a friend; I never really had any friends outside of my family, so to finally be making friends and having someone to share with and encourage and get encouragement from is a real blessing and a new experience for me! Of course, Jacob is still my very best friend (no doubt about that!), but it is nice to have friends to talk to and share experiences with during the day when our menfolk are at work. :)