Last Friday we had our good friends over, Jon and Lynette Bowers and Jarred and Ashley Henline. We all became friends when we lived up at the University and only had one child. (Ashley had her first when they lived there.) It's hard to believe now that we all have 3 kids (Ellie, the Henline's youngest, isn't in the picture.) We had a great time outside, throwing the frisbee around, the kids playing on the swings (notice the kids wearing short-sleeve shirts and shorts!) It was a beautiful day. We had a great time with them, reminiscing about the good ol' days, watching Jarred and Jon leg wrestle, and the women arm wrestle (yes, Lynette's muscles are HUGE, much bigger than mine!) The next day I ran 11 miles with my friend, Amber. I wore long spandex and a long sleeved shirt and about 5 miles into our run I was HOT. It was in the 70's Saturday! I LOVED it. After our run, I came home and showered, and had a few minutes to myself so went outside in the backyard barefoot, and basked in the sun for awhile. I'm such a happier person when it's warm and sunny. Last week was the first week in months that I could honestly say our family was 100% healthy. Well... all good things must come to an end, right?! Check out the last picture. Yes, this is what we woke up to this morning. It's cold. I'm sitting here bundled up, wearing my coat as I type this. Of course along with cold weather comes the sicknesses. I had to take Josh to the dr a few days ago because he had over a 103 temp and was miserable. He still has his double ear infections, which is a whole different post, Emma woke up with pink eye this morning, and my throat is swollen. When I picked Ben's friend up to take him to school this morning his mom told me they are going on a cruise tomorrow and I'm not going to lie... a streak of jealousy ran through me. I want the snow to melt now. I want to wear shorts and flip flops. I'm ready to bask in the sun, barefoot, in my backyard. My friend, Iliana, is feeling the same way I am. What sane person isn't?!! As I sat in my freezing van this morning with the seat warmer turned on and the heater cranked, I noticed the sleds in the garage and thought, maybe I should make the best of this miserable situation and take the kids out sledding... NAH. Not today, my friend... not today. Instead, I'll go cook some oatmeal, bundle up in a couple layers, and surf the internet for warm, sunny places and pretend I'm there instead of here.
Thinking of You
1 week ago