Thursday, March 17, 2011


This year is flying by as fast as the last. I can not believe it is mid-March! I am thankful that Easter is later this year so that I have more time to prepare and enjoy it! I love Ash Wednesday and Lent. Every year I vow to give up chocolate and EVERY year I fail miserably.....So, this year I decided to follow our priest's advice and "do something" instead of "give up something". I've been walking for years as exercise and sometimes running--usually in intervals. Well, I decided to start running competetively as my Lent goal. I run my first 5K this Saturday as part of the St. Paddy's Day parade, with another 5K planned in early April and a 10K in late April. My big goal is to run the Lake Caroline 15K in late October and the St. Jude 1/2 marathon in early December. Please pray that I stay diligent. This is the verse that serves as my inspiration from Hebrews 12:1-2--"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

I got the kids' Spring pics back from Lisa Patti yesterday and it made me cry. They are growing up too, too fast and John Parker kind of has that "I'm over it" look on his face. Everything is starting to be "too cool" in his world *sigh*.......But, he did hug me goodbye in front of all his buddies when I dropped him off at baseball camp this morning and told me that he loved me, so there is still hope! :) I included several of the pictures and a picture of the Easter wreaths that my friend Diane made for me. I can't wait to put them up. Check her out on Facebook at "Door Decor". I hope everyone has a wonderful Lenten season!!