Monday, June 27, 2011

Little House and little men

On Friday, Janel, Gayle & I drove to near Independence, KS to visit the Little House on the Prairie historic site.  We were giddy girls just to be on the same land that the Ingalls family used to live on. That is a replica cabin of what the family lived in. 

I then went to Lawrence for the weekend for a little family time.  Got to spend some time with JT and Sam.  Sam is almost 5 months old.  He's an adorable little guy.  JT is a precocious 6 year old.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Not so fun news

After last Saturday's run, my left foot hurt badly.  I'd had tweaks for a month or so but just thought it was a tendon I pulled last year.  However, this was different and kept hurting.  I was able to get a doctor's appointment on Tuesday afternoon.  That was when I learned I had a stress fracture.  I have to lay off running & biking for two weeks.  The foot is feeling better but still hurts a little in the spot.  I have been obeying doctor's orders.  I was also told I needed to get new running shoes.  I went to First Gear and got fitted for some schmancy running shoes.  I like the grey & yellow color and offset laces.  And as always, I got Asics.
More not fun news this week was that I have to replace this old beast.  New air conditioner and furnace will be installed in 2 weeks and my savings account will take a hit.
But one nice thing is the daisies started blooming.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nephew time!

I had internet issues for over a week so I'm just now able to get to last week's blog post.  I took a trip to Tennessee to visit two of my precious nephews.  We had lots of play time and enjoyed hanging out. They are growing up. I love getting time with them.  I even took them to the store by myself and drove back from town with them in my car
"I always dress like my daddy!"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

River Festing

I admit I love the Wichita River Festival.  It's celebrating it's 40th year.  I spent some time RiverFesting on the big opening weekend.  I met a friend from biblestudy at the Sundown Parade on Friday night.  I had never been to the parade and it was kind of lame but the Windwagon made it's appearance with Admiral Windwagon Smith aboard (the Festival Grand Marshal). 
The Wichita Fire Department debuted their pink firetruck during the parade.

Lyndi and I hung out on the river bank waiting for the fireworks.  We listened to the Wichita Symphony's pops concert and watched the sun set over Exploration Place and The Keeper of the Plains. 
Just before the pops concert started, a KC-135R refueling tanker from McConnell Air Force Base did a flyover with the refueling boom down. The flyovers were cooler when the B-1 Bombers were at McConnell, but we're still proud of the Refueling Wing that is stationed there.
And the last big event for the evening was the fireworks show.  A great evening!
Saturday morning I was excited to participate in the River Run for the first time.  I ran the 2 mile - there was also a 10K race. I was lucky enough to see a lady from church who had just run the 10K and was doing the 2 mile as well.  She is training for a marathon.  We ran the 2 mile together and having her there helped push me to run a little faster.  It was hot for 9:30 AM.  I was pleased with my time of 19:27.  I don't claim to be fast, but I'll finish.  There were ~2400 runners in the 2 mile.  We were closer to the front but we still had a lot of people to weave in & out of through out the race.

Sunday I decided to take Diesel to explore a park we'd never been to before.  It's an awesome park.  Very wooded paths.  It was a sniffer's paradise (i.e. D loved it).  We will definitely be going there again.