Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Break!

Today marks the end of this years' spring break. It was very fun and productive. Here are a few things I did this week.

Working on my Car... sorta :D

The carpet in my car was growing mildew so I figured I would take out the seats to make vacuuming easier. And while I was at it, I figured I might as well transform my Tercel into a luxury car, ya know. So I put a rocking chair in it. But sadly it didn't work.

Actually, after taking out the fronts seats, I ended up taking out the dash board, the side panels, the entire rug, the back seats, purty much everything. It was worth it though. I was able to vacuum up a bunch of junk (like cigarette butts, lots of dirt, you name it) and I also found some holes that were letting water in which caused the mildew.

So I'm almost finished cleaning it.

Later, we went to see nephews...

And then we went to a party!

And then we went to get our graduation photos taken...

(there were a ton of pictures taken, which means lots of smiling... and if you ask Tait, I'm sure he'd be more than willing to expound generously on that very topic.... :D )

I have to admit... it is fun being fuzzed over and bossed around and all that celebrity stuff. :D

Once again, life is good. God is good, friends are good, and..... and so is food. :D

God bless!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pear Blossom Update #2

I ran 8.1 miles in 1hr 17min today. It was hard but worth it by the end. It's funny how when you're running you don't think that its 'super fun' but when you're finished and you look at your time, that's when its good and satisfying! Awwghl..... yup. That's right. :D

Yes, life is good. Very good.

God bless!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Nephew James

I love babies! They are so... so.. (I don't want to say cute cuz everyone says that) ...lovable. Plus a whole lot more. :D

My Nephew- James Christian Phillips

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pear Blossom Update

Well, if you read Alexa's latest post, you will find that our 2 posts are rather similar. :D

Since my previous post, I've been on 2 runs. I ran about 3.4 miles on Sunday after church around our neighborhood. It was really pretty. There's a cow farm about 2 miles from our home that levels out into an small valley of green open fields spotted with cows and horses. It's like a little paradise tucked away behind the mountains.

It was most definitely worth all of the huffing and puffing. Even with all the cows staring blankly at me as I ran past. And I could totally tell that they were thinking, "Those humans are pretty stupid. They just run in circles; back and forth; wasting all that good energy. And for what purpose? Beats me. I think I'll eat more grass."

I timed the run and it took about 32 minutes. I'm hoping to eventually be able to run 10 miles in 1 hour and 30 minutes or less.

And then, today, I ran 2 miles on a treadmill at the YMCA. I didn't really like it. There wasn't any scenery to enjoy... just other sweaty people running in place around me. There wasn't any fresh air blowing against my face, either; just humid stinky air being blown by fans. It also felt kinda weird to just run in one place for 15 minutes. It certainly ain't natural! But it was good for me. Next time, however, I'll run outside. :D

So, similar to Alexa, I'm pretty sore. But it's a good kind of sore. :D

Alrighty, see ya'll later!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Pear Blossom Run

Yesterday I was finishing up my dinner chores and I started thinking about an event coming up called the Pear Blossom Run. I knew some good friends were gonna be in it and it sounded like fun. I like running and I like friends.... so I signed up!

It's gonna be a 10 mile run in Medford on April 11. So far the Emmons, Jachin Scott, Dylan Deems, and myself are going. Jachin has been actively recruiting speech members to go and I guess I'm their latest recruit. And we're all getting ready! :D

I told dad that I had registered and he decided to sign up too. It was kind of funny. We ran together today and it wasn't that easy keeping up with him. Just tells you that I spend too much time sitting....especially during the winter. :D

So, in conclusion, if you like running, sign up! You can sign up here.

God bless you all!

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Proud Papa

This is my papa back when he was about my age as a senior in high school. Doesn't he look tough!? I've been thinking about growing out my hair just like his. :D

I think this one is from his junior year... a year earlier.