Sunday, April 20, 2008

A good read! Just thought I'd pass it along!

My friend, Becky, got me a book for my birthday that was very special to me. I started reading it right when I got it and have been slow going through it (for those of you who don't know, I'm a greedy reader and don't usually take more than a day or two to read a book) but am very impressed with it. It was just featured in Newsweek and has been getting a lot of press. It's called, "Pretty is What Changes" by Jessica Queller. I am almost done and will be passing it on to Bob next, but if anyone else wants my copy to borrow, let me know. The author is in a different situation than me, but I found it helpful to read her story. It's full of information in a very honest and intelligent way. The author is VERY smart! Let me know if anyone gets a chance to check it out!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pat's Run!

I just got back a bit ago from Pat's Run and I couldn't be prouder of Mary and Tami! They did so great! It was awesome to see them cross the finish line with HUGE smiles on their faces! The official race results can be seen at or

They both finished with a pace of 9:50/mile! My first race, I had a 12 min. mile and it stayed that pace for forever! They are too fast! It was so nice to see Becky at the finish line. She pushed her THREE kids in a triple jogging stroller! I'd have a hard time just walking the block with that kind of resistance! I don't know how she does it! The weather was beautiful and I'm so glad we all did it! Corey and Ed, Tami's husband, met us at the finish line with the kids. There should be awards for spectator support! They have a pretty challenging job! Why don't they get a shirt? Maybe I'll have to get one made for Corey. Any design ideas? Well, good job at Pat's Run!

I also made a cake for my nephew's birthday party tonight and tried out my friend, Valerie's, fondant recipe. It's actually yummy! It tastes like a tootsie roll! It's supposed to be a barn, if you can't tell! They are having a farm theme in light of all their new animals (sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, turkeys...and so on). I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. Thanks, Val, for the recipe! Yay for all that Crisco!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy Belated Easter! And March update...late!

I've been pretty busy so I just haven't blogged. We had Corey's parents visit over Easter and had a really fun time! We loved seeing them and also got to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa "Grape" (that's what Ashlyn calls Corey's grandparents!). We had a fun easter egg hunt with the Babb's and Grand-Bob had fun pushing Ava around the backyard in the jogging stroller. Landen was so funny! He'd find an egg, open it and ditch it if it was chocolate! I was right behind him to scoop up his unwanted eggs. Hey, somebody had to do it! We also got to celebrate Grandma/Cheri's birthday, which was really nice.
Corey's back to playing football and is LOVING it! His team is really awesome! Check out their stats at
We have the Babb kiddos for the next week while Mary and Tom go to a wedding in SC. Ashlyn is SO excited to have Landen "come live at our house for a week!" SLUMBER PARTY!
I had a job interview last week at Countrywide and hope to start working with Corey starting in the middle of April. I was so nervous at the interview that the guy who interviewed me told Corey I made HIM nervous! YIKES!
We have the Pat Tillman run on the 19th and I'm excited that Mary and Tami are running in it! Anyone else in? 4.2 miles! For a good cause! Run into Sun Devil Stadium! Come on!