Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmas time

Our tree Daddy and Addisyn decorated

The Dowlearn's Thanksgivng 2010

Daddy helping

Helping out

Lovin it

They did it all by themselves

Cute turkeys in progress

Making cute Turkey at our friend's the Staley's

My girl and me

The Pilgrim and Gee GA

She is coming quite the performer

In action
What a week it has been. I turned 30 on Monday!!! Addisyn had a school performance on Tuesday. We had a lot of time to hang out with Gee Ga this week cause she was not working. We went to the movies and decorated for Christmas.
Thanksgiving we headed over to Gee Ga's for Brunch and made ginger bread houses. The girls loved it and are still snacking on the candy for their desserts!!! Addisyn sure wishes she put more Hersey kisses on hers. Then we headed over to Brady's grandparents house and enjoyed some more yummy food!
Of course I did some black Friday shopping but did not have to many items to get but did get all the items I was on the prowl for. Then it was such a great day, we headed to the zoo for a bit and now we are trying t figure out what to do with the rest of our long weekend! Brady was not able to decorate outside cause our friend who has our ladder is out of town to Monday so hopefully Weds.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Survived

Cambry LOVED Mollie

Meghan and the kids
After we finished

Eating before the big run

EARLY in the AM

Getting ready


Playing games at the expo

The fam again

Checking in

Hitting the red carpet

My beautiful family

The runners

Cambry dancing at runners expo

Sweet Mollie
We did our1/2 marathon this weekend and we survived. We did pretty good. Not as great as I wanted to do but hey not training might be the reason. We ran almost all the miles and walked for a 3/4 of a mile. I think I could have ran the whole thing but walked with my hubby for a bit since he was doing this for me. My time was 2:33 and his was 2:35. I left him at the last mile cause I realized I was not going to make my time of under 2:30 but I guess I should have left him a bit earlier. It was a great experience and it was just so well put together. Next year we are going to do the relays with our moms. We will run and do the first 7.5 miles and meet them and walk the rest of it with them. I think it is neat.
I also got a big surprise on Friday. I was instructed by my husband that he was going to come home at 1 and we were going to do something fun for my birthday. So I went to the gym in the AM and then came home got ready for my surprise and had a few minutes to sit down and watch a quick show and dozed off for a second... then my doorbell was ringing and I went downstairs to answer it and to my surprise it was my BFF since 5th grade with her 8 month old that I had not met standing at the door. It was so neat of them to pull it off with out me knowing. So we go to hang out with each other all weekend. It was fun. What a great weekend. My birthday is not even until next Monday but I am sure getting spoiled for my 30th birthday.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Really why did I sign up for the 1/2 marathon. It is this Sunday and I starting to realize how crazy I am. I did this in hopes of being in the best shape of my life at 30. My birthday is the following Monday or actually the Monday after. I will say I am pretty good shape. We joined the gym 6 months ago and I go 4 times a week for at least an hour. But running is a different story. The most I have ran is 6 and 1/2. My goal is to run 7 walk 1 and then run the rest and finish in 2:30. We will see. Brady is doing it with me too! He wants to run the whole thing so maybe he will motivate me to run the whole time. I just hope I do not cramp. This will at least be another check for me off my bucket list.
Anyway just wish me luck and I will post how I end up doing!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Ring toss time

Addi's turn

Addi and a sweet friend from school on the hay ride

2 poodles

Daddy and his girls

My poodle

Panda bear sis

The girls, we could not get a good one together

The neighborhood girls. I think I live with the prettiest girls on my street!!

Tiger Woods and a "golf tease"
We had a fun Halloween weekend! We took the girls to a festival at her school and did a tractor ride, played some games and went "trunk-or-treating". Then it was off to Aunt's for the girls and Brady and I went to a party across the street with some of the other neighbors. It was a lot of fun. We got the girls the next day and had fun, pot luck party at the park with a lot of neighbors and then went trick-or-treating. Did I ever tell you how much I love my neighborhood. It is just filled with young kids and great people. We all have young kids, we do MNO at each others home, we all go to the same gym and the same church. It is really amazing how all get a long so well.
I also just adore my husband. He is so good to me and our family. He is such a good sport and totes along to all the activities we have planned or I have planned for us.
So another Halloween done and a successful one! Now I just want all this candy gone cause I love it too much!!!!