Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On this day...

Nine years ago today, I stood next to my best friend and made a vow to spend the rest of my life with him..... It is hard to believe I have been married for 9 years already... time has flown by, and we have done so many exciting things!!

I am so amazed by how we have continued to grow together and enjoy each day. You know, I never knew what made a great marriage.. not that I know now, but I sure know it is possible. I was always a skeptic when it came to the whole " til death do us part" bit, as I had seen so many divorces in my family. Then I met Kyle... and things changed. I changed. We changed.

Our wedding day was very memorable, but it is the days that have followed that I treasure most... the birth of our children, vacations, camping, laughing, talking, and so much more. I feel blessed to be married to someone who not only loves me, but supports me and makes me a better person. I have enjoyed these past years and know that there are only more wonderful memories to come.

Thank you for 9 wonderful years!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


As it is strawberry season, it is time to find ways to use this yummy berry! We found a recipe for Strawberry Bread (at Penzeys Spice Store), and so we decided to give it a try....

And into the pan. An hour later, enjoy...

This bread is yummy, and I enjoyed it warm for breakfast, then used it again to make strawberry shortcake!!

Recipe :

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon ( i use extra)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour a glass loaf pan. Rinse, core and slice strawberries. Place in small bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the remaining sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a med bowl, beat the eggs until foamy, then add the vanilla and melted butter. make sure the melted butter is not hot, just melted.. or it will cook your eggs!! :) Stir in strawberries. Combine two mixtures and blend until the ingredients are moist. Scrape batter into pan and bake for 60-70 mins, until toothpick comes out clean!! Remove from oven and cool on rack. Enjoy :)

** I think you can cut the sugar to 1/4 cup on the strawberries if your strawberries are ripe and sweet!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time to Get Dirty....

Welcome to America’s most insane race. Warrior Dash lands in the Northwest for the first time in 2010 where eleven obstacles from hell await along this 3.15 mile course. Are you a warrior?

Am I a warrior? nope... but I am going to be for a day... and I am going to get dirty along the way.

Wanna see the course? Learn More? Click Here!!

Now, it is only 3.5 miles long, but it is a dirty, muddy, obstacle course that I am sure will kick my bumm...But it will be fun!!! A few of my Mac gals are doing it, along with our hubbies.....Who else is on board??

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mileage Monday

Ok, I have been running, though I have also been mixing it up with some spinning and cross training. A good balance, though I plan to add one more day of running again soon. :)

So, since June 1, I have logged 32 Miles. Check out the sidebar for the totals to date...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A dad....

Happy Father's Day to my dad... and to my husband. I know I could not have asked for a better dad for my girls... they are blessed each day to have him in their lives..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Running Around

Things have been busy around here lately... and I have kept up with my running, though not as much as I was before the half marathon. Need to get back on a schedule!! :)

It seems strange to be running without an event coming up. I feel like I get a bit off track when I am not working towards a goal. I volunteered a couple weeks ago for the McMinnville Triathalon, and it inspired me greatly... next year, I will be doing that Tri... :) So, that is one long term goal. In the mean time, I do plan to do a couple races again this year to better my time..... The Pints to Pasta in September, will be one... It was a fun 10k in Portland, ending on the waterfront by the Spaghetti Factory...

So, for my mile update.. Since my last post... 43.5 miles as of the end of May. See update on the side panel.