Sunday, June 24, 2012

Half Marathon Complete

Rock N Roll Seattle Half Marathon: June 23rd, 2012.

Jenny's Finish Time: 2 hours and 34 minutes. 

Scott's Finish Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes.

I did it. I ran a half marathon, and can walk today. HAHAHAHA!
The best feeling was when Scott gave me a big hug after the race and said in my ear, "I never thought I would see you do this. You are awesome. Way to go!"

Scott says, "Want to run another half marathon in October?"
Jenny says, "Ask me again in two weeks."

Lows: After the race, I had leg cramps, felt sick to my stomach, and had to sit and stretch/relax for about 1 hour before being able to walk the 1 mile back to the hotel room.
Highs: It did not rain during the race (which was a miracle considering it poured the night before and just after the race at 1pm), I was prepared (thanks to Scott), and had trained to finish in exactly the time I got. I did it!  I ran over 160 miles, burned over 23,000 Calories, and lost 10 lbs. There are a lot of highs...looks like I will be doing this again.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Garden update

It has been raining all week...and just look at these beautiful plants grow!

Slugs started to attack some of our young plants, so we put eggshells around them. Supposedly, they are sharp enough to keep them away.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Challenge ME #6 : Kids Craft Supplies

My kids love to do crafts. I prefer that they do things at the kitchen table, so I can supervise, and clean up has to happen for us to eat dinner. So, we have two clear drawer systems that we use right next to the table (and our awesome chalkboard wall...I will post on that later!)

Here are all the items that need to fit and be easily accessible for everyone.

Here is the outcome...


Scissors, Staples and Punches

Glue and Tape

Chalk, Erasers, Sharpeners, Markers

 Coloured Pencils (clear zipper case), Crayons and Mini Markers (inside two containers)

Learning Supplies (flashcards, Math and Reading books, etc)

 Art Supplies (stickers, puzzles, tokens, fake money, pipe cleaners, pompoms, beads, clothespins, popsicle sticks, foam...all in ziplock bags)

Notebooks, Colouring Books and Workbooks


The last drawer is used for computer paper, cards, and misc. things like art work that we want to keep, but that needs a home until we decide what to do with it!

30 Minutes...No problem...I am not counting the extra time I took the sharpen each pencil and coloured pencil. I must love my kids!

10 miles in the pouring rain

Soaking wet, shoes are drenched, two thumbs up....I ran 10 miles Saturday...only one week to go until the half marathon and I am feeling ready.
Good luck to everyone out there who is setting a goal to be more fit, and working hard to accomplish it....especially to all of you who run even if it is pouring outside.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day

To an awesome Dad who loves us so much!
I went on Pintrest to find some ideas, and loved these Cubicle Snacks...
gifts for dad gifts for dad gifts for dad

The boys each picked a picture of themselves with Dad, chose one of Dad's favorite treats, and helped to cut and tape everything together.
Simple, fun, and he will enjoy these every day at work!

Zach is Sweet: Riesen Chocolate Candies
Tyler is Sour: Sour Winegums and Bears
Luke is Salty: Salted Almonds

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mothers Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Scott worked with the boys to make another homemade gift. I absolutely love this. I love the time he takes with the boys to create things. He used Plaster of Paris in a pan and they each put in their hand. They picked their favorite color, and presto, a beautiful wall hanging. Yes, it may be a bit lopsided, but aren't all families just a bit sometimes! They made my day as a Mom so special, including breakfast muffins with 2 1/2 cups of cocoa powder. Thanks boys!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

You are speaking my language

I saw Scott reading a book last week. I looked at the front and thought it was a romantic novel. It was purple with a couple walking along a beach.

Jenny says, "What are you reading?"
Scott says, "The 5 Love Languages. You should read it too, and we can take the test together"
Jenny says, "I read that book back in University before we were married."
Scott says, "You may be surprised by the results"
Jenny says, "I bet I can guess your love language. Hee Hee"

So, we both read the book, and took the test last night online. There is one in the book, but we wanted to have an electronic copy of the results to refer back to.
My main language scored a 12, which is the highest score one language can receive. It must be really important to me. Scott actually tied between two languages (both of which were not the one I thought it was!), which makes it easier for me to love him. I can choose one of the two and know he will feel loved by me. The neat thing is we figured out that we can both speak the same language to each other, and it will be neat to see how things turn out.

It is worth the read, and the suggestions at the end of each chapter help you to know how to talk the language of the person you want to love.

Quote from Author: " I dream of a day when the potential of the married couple can be unleashed for the food of humankind, when husbands and wives can live life with full emotional love tanks and reach out to accomplish their potential as individuals and as couples. I dream of a day when children can grow up in homes filled with love and security, where children's developing energies can be channeled to learning and serving rather than seeking the love they did not receive at home. It is my desire that this brief volume will kindle the flame of love in your marriage and in the marriages of thousands of other couples like you."

You can take the test today and find out for yourself.