Here are the things that make us the happiest: Saturdays, Family, Making new friends and keeping up with the old, Coffee, Traveling, Laughing, Cooking, Worshipping our Lord, Dallas Cowboys, My father-in- law's mashed potatoes, Frozen Yogurt, Exercising, Mexican and Margs, Game Nights, Camping, and Enjoying Every Minute of Life!
We made it!! After a looong 9 hour flight and then sitting on a plane for six hours in London due to an intense snow storm, the stairs freezing to the plane, and a hydralic pump breaking, we are finally in Koln.
I should seriously be taking a nap right now. But due to always having poor nap skills, I will share about my first 1/2 marathon! I ran the half today at the White Rock Marathon with, what it seemed like, all of Dallas. There were 2,200 runners and about gazillion people watching. The day started out at a 4:45 alarm and met up with some lovely ladies to hit the road by 5:30. Once we arrived, we avoided the 36 degree weather for awhile by staying toasty in the car but then it was time to join our ranks with our fellow marathoners. That was probably the worst part about it, standing still for about an hour and just waiting for the frostbite to set it. Maybe a little bit dramatic, but boy it was cold! The start was exhilarating and it was so fun having people cheer out your name as you ran by. They had bands and sweet cheerleaders all up and down the race course. Once the sunshine decided to grace us with its presence, the weather was perfect! I trained with a sweet friend, Becky, who did the full and kicked butt! So thankful and proud of her! I am also thankful for a sweet husband who always supported, encouraged, and stood out in the cold this morning in order to watch his wife. Love that kid! So overall, super fun, want to do another one, and my legs are currently jello. I finished the race at 1 hour and 46 minutes.
I realize this is the first post in FOREVER so let me catch you up on the Garrett way of life:
-Had Thanksgiving/Christmas with the wonderful Garrett side last week
-Work is sooo crazy busy for both of us but we are so thankful to have jobs
-We leave for Germany in 11 days!! WHOOHOOO!!!
-Finished up taking a cake decorating class, so fun.
That about wraps it up. I think I will make being a better blogger to my New Year Resolution list. Until then, all my love to you!