Friday, September 30, 2011

Do you Pinterest?

Pinterest is my new addiction. It's my virtual crack. If you haven't heard of Pinterest, then you must have been under a rock... just kidding.  You need to go right now and sign up. Don't worry, I'll wait.
Oh you need the website? . There ya go.

What is Pinterest you ask? From the website:

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

It's like all your favorite things all in one place. Like ripping out your favorite things from a magazine and putting them on a bulletin board. And you can make tons of boards and name them.

Here's mine: And then start following me. I'll follow back too.

I have found tons of crafts, recipes and ideas that I love. And surprise surprise I have actually made some of the recipes.
Pizza muffins and banana bread pancakes. SOOOOO GOOD!!!

So go, start your own virtual board, and join in the addiction.
Thursday, September 8, 2011

On Your Mark, Get Set...


Katie decided to run cross country this year. I know. We were just as surprised. She had said she wanted to do volleyball but then changed her mind and joined the cross country team this summer. She started running almost 5 miles a day in practice this July. We went and bought some cross country shoes and told her once we invested money in this sport she was going to do it for the full season. No quitting!

This past weekend was their 1st meet. It was split into Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity. I have to say this course was a tough one. It was 2.1 miles with lots of hills. Katie pulled through it. She dug down deep and ran that race with everything she had.

She finished 7th for her school in the Freshman division and top 25 overall. This weekend is a 3.1 mile course. Not so many hills this time.
She really has come into her own this year. Maybe its the going to high school growing up or maybe turning 15 and getting closer to that magic number of being 18. Whatever it is, Katie is having a blast!