Monday, April 25, 2011

Boston Marathon

If you asked me a year ago when I qualified for the Boston Marathon if I was going to run it I would have told you no. But after major influence from my brothers, and a lot of support from my family, I decided I was going to run it, but with a different attitude. I wanted to take it all in and enjoy the marathon. I left the headphones at the hotel, high fived all the kids and blew kisses to the crowd. After all, they make you feel like a movie star.

I told Greg to make sure to get me pictures of the Kenyans and especially Kara Goucher. (She is one of my favorite athletes because she's human and you can relate to her). You can barely see her though. She is the cute one in back protected by the motorcycles.

These are the other Kenyans. Check out their shoes. Adidas, Nike, etc. Pretty fancy! Well, I finished the marathon in 3:54:18. Had a horrible time training for it. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong, so I won't go into details. But I loved the marathon and I am glad that I had the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Painting Peggy's Kitchen

First, we put tape around the stuff we didn't want to get paint on.

Then we scratched off any old stickers and put on a coat of primer. Here is Chalisse covering the orange cupboards with white primer.
Greg is applying primer to the edges of the ceiling. Just don't move the ladder.
Andrea starts to apply the first coat of primer to the door frame.
Chalisse is now painting the cupboards a light yellow. Her favorite color!
Carson and Andrea along with Greg attempt to put the first coat on the door.
I got a little bit carried away with the paint.
Jensen is finishing up the door. Notice the nice brown wall in the background that is painted.