Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dogs in the snow ....

Just a few more pictures from the snow
the dogs love running around in the yard

Our Chrissy girl who is 15 years old and full of arthritis
just really comes alive when out in the snow
She has always loved playing in it and she didn't 
let her age slow her down!
But I could really only get pictures of Pippa Lou.....
it's funny because my dogs fur is really, really white but when you
see them against the snow, they don't even look white!!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

John turned one .....

Our youngest grandson turned one
on January 23rd but they just had his party
this past weekend due to so much sickness running
through their family....colds, sinus infections....yuck!

Everyone is well now 
and we had family over to our house for some
birthday celebration for little John Thomas....
here he is having lunch before everyone arrived 

our oldest grandson Maddox with our daughter Nicole

John Thomas with his Aunt Heather

Son Jake with his friend Kayne

Declan loves his cousin Gabe.....and here he is pulling on him...haha!

Sister-in-law Susan and niece Mallory

from left....Tom, Tyler, Carol and Matt
and oh hey Mallory.....I see you looking at the camera... haha

There was a cake for everyone and a birthday cupcake for John

here's Declan....I look through these pictures and I notice all
of my grandsons have big eyes!!!

Birthday boy....enjoying his cupcake

John, Johnny and Lynne

Declan loves playing with Gabe and always is doing whatever he does
so he sees Gabe laying on the floor and he has to go over there
and lay with him


Friday, February 27, 2015

SNOW ....

We had our second snow of 2015 this week
and people that know me know that when it snows, I'm like
a kid again!! I know it can be a pain to some but really,
I live in Virginia.....when it snows, it only keeps people home one day
Kids get out of school for right many days so to me, I think
that's great. When I was a kid I loved snow days!!

This was a beautiful snow....the kind that sticks
to the trees.
check out these pictures....


Thursday, February 19, 2015


Running.....I'm running
even as I type this, I still can't believe that I am running
Actually, I'm that the same thing?
I don't know, I'm such a rookie at this
I've tried before to run but had no interest
when I decided to try the couch to 5k again, I had my 
best friend Cheryl on board to do it with me
and then to my surprise, Johnny decided to run with me...yay!!
and I'll be honest, there have been times that I did not want to go
out in the cold but because Johnny was running, I did it
and I was always glad that I did

we are in week 4 but I may end up repeating this one
I had some knee issues that forced me to walk a few of the "runs"
so now I want to re-do that week

I'm using a knee support that stabilizes my knee and it has 
made a huge difference
We went to a running store to get good running shoes...another
wise choice
and I'm constantly asking my sister Kandi for advice...she's a runner
and also my inspiration to run!
So far, doing good.....

Before we run I fix us a jar of lemon water with chia seeds
I know it looks nasty but really, it is so refreshing to drink

my new shoes...