I have a wonderful husband, need I say more??


oh blah dee, oh blah dah, and life goes on...


India Clay Oven

So today we took one of our faithful volunteers to lunch because it was her last day with DFN. One of her favorite restaurants is India's Clay Oven in Lone Tree, so that is where we went. Let me just say, it was YUMMY!!! The bad thing is, for lunch, they have an all-you-can-eat buffet. So I of course ate too much! But the curry was so good.
If you're looking for something different, but GOOD - then try this restaurant out. Check out their website at: http://indiasclayoven.siteactivation.com/index.html
I may become a frequent visitor myself...


the weekend.

So for a Monday it hasn't been too bad. Although, I did feel like I could already take a nap during staff meeting, which was at 9 am!!
We had a good weekend - busy, but good...
FRIDAY: we had Cody over for dinner. Jamie made his chicken hot wings and garlic potatoes (yummy!). Then the four of us: Jamie, Cody, Deena and I played poker w/ our the money we keep in our change jar. Jamie won! Then, the guys stayed up and watched a movie (eh hem, "guys" movie which I won't say the name of!! ;)).
SATURDAY: I ran a short run and then went and watched some friends finish a triathlon at the reservoir. Just watching them made me tired - so I went home and took a short afternoon nap!!
Then Saturday night, Jamie and I went to the Rockies game w/ our dear friends, Chris & Crissie. SUNDAY: of course we went to church at Hope. Can I just add that I love our church family? Every week I feel more and more at home there. After the service, we had our quarterly meeting followed by a potluck. Yeah for potlucks!! Then we met w/ our small group for the 1st time this fall. Jamie and I are leading this year. We're pretty excited about the group - a majority of them are the same people from last year, but we had 2 couples that had to leave and so 1 joined in their place. On our way home, we hit up Stasia's birthday party (co-worker from DFN) and ate some yummy food + cake. Last night, Jamie and I just hung around the house, ate leftovers and watched a Bollywood movie, "Chak Dei".
And that was our weekend.


my birthday weekend

So last Thursday (9/11) was my 27th birthday. It was a great weekend!! It was even better b/c I had a 3-day weekend from work. And even though I was PMS'ing a lot, my sweet husband still gave me a "surprise" party on Saturday night. I'll have to see if I can get photo's from Deena's camera. Why I say "surprise"?? Because I guessed it before it happened. Plus, when we drove up at our apt after running errands, I saw everyones car parked in our lot!! :) Thanks for hiding those guys!!!For my birthday, Jamie got me a Nike+ipod Sport Kit, plus a running watch/heart rate monitor.
I love them both!! It's awesome. I wish the only thing it did was tell me to "move my butt faster" (literally) when I slow down. Unfortunately, it doesn't. :(
We did have to return the watch b/c the face was too big for my wrist. I'm gonna keep looking for another one to replace it.

Well, sorry this is so short and vague. I've gotta get to my night class w/ Jamie.
Until next time...


a change...

Today was one of those, so-so days. I looked at the clock around 2 this afternoon and was sure it was close to 5 p.m. But no, it wasn't. For some reason lately, I just haven't felt like being at work. I absolutely love my job and I enjoy the people I work with, but I feel a little burned-out right now. No reason. So on my drive home, it was nice to get a call from Joe & Becca. They were on their way to Applebee's close to our place and wanted to see if we'd meet them. We gladly agreed!! I had the yummy Crispy Orange Chicken bowl. It was so tasty.

It was also a great excuse to not run tonight. I decided I'm going to take it a little easier for the next week or two and then start re-training for another 1/2 marathon. I've yet to decide if I'm going to run the Denver Marathon. It's a HUGE race!! I think it'd be an awesome experience, but to be honest - I hate running in cold weather. Last year, the weather was so nasty for the race and I'm scared it could happen again. Plus, I'm waiting to sign up b/c the registration isn't cheap.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Right now, life seems to be in a bit of rut. I need to look for some change. I guess turning 27 this week may be a good start ... yikes!!!


my run...

So today was the first day I got back to running after my 1/2 marathon on Monday. I was given a small dose of "humble pie" during my run. On my shorter runs, I head to University Blvd, which is a pretty busy 4 lane road. I was at my turn around (in front of the Fire Station) when all of a sudden I tripped over a small incline (I think??) in the cement. I totally did a face plant and just laid in the drive way - mind you I was no farther than 10 yards from passing traffic (which a lot of cars were passing by and totally saw). I laid there for awhile b/c 1) it hurt and 2) I was checking to see if I skinned my knees; luckily I hadn't. I think if I had, I probly would've sat there crying. I finally got up and headed home. I guess the only thing that got hurt was my pride!!!


My First 1/2 Marathon

I finished my time in 2:11:00. I wanted to break 2 hours, but it just didn't happen. I came 283rd out of about 700 runners. I've just gotta figure out when the next when will be...