Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Checking in...

So it is 11:30, way past my bedtime, yet I am sitting here typing and watching Big Brother 12. What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been! We are "in" the new house. That is to say, half of our stuff is in the house (pics to come) and half is still in the garage! I am trying to do this in "waves," so as not to have a horrible mess. It worked much better in theory!! No, it seriously has helped it from being too overwhelming. I have to get a lot done, because I leave for Canada next Wednesday! One of my best friends and I take a trip together every other year, and this is our year. I love the layout of the new house, but it is further away from everything. I am shocked at how much gas I go through just doing every day life! Crazy!

One benefit of the stress of moving is the visitors I have had. My sister in law who I have only known since Chris married her in January(was a whirlwind romance like Rick and I had) came up to help me for three days. I loved getting to know her better. She is an amazing girl who has a heart for the Lord, loves and respects my brother, and is such a servant hearted person. I was so sad to see her go....BUT then my mom came the next day. My mom is so fun, and she is a work horse! We have gotten a lot done and have had some good times. She leaves tomorrow morning, and I am soooo sad. I will get to see Leigh, though, a week later, which will make it a little better!!

I have been doing a lot of running lately. I am training for a marathon. I know, crazy, right?!? There are awesome bike/running trails here that go all the way to the Bronx. A friend and I do our long runs on the trail. Until my Garmin navigation watch gets here, we are going by time. Today I did about 90 minutes. Woot! Woot!! I have a half marathon the first weekend in October, so that will be a good gage for how the marathon will go. Training with a friend has made it much more enjoyable, and I find I am actually enjoying it. I look forward to my long runs, even when I am worn out. I may not be singing that tune when I hot 15 and 16 miles(:

1 comment:

  1. Rachel-i just read this! You are so sweet...and I am in love with your precious little family. You all were so welcoming to me and I had a lot of fun, even though we had to "work".

    ~Aunt Ella/Layla/whatever