• 2014 Half Marathon

    See, I told you I'd do better...2 posts in 2 days! Eric and his friend Josh ran the Lincoln Half Marathon again this morning, so I packed up the kids and was determined to catch them running. We planned out where to meet at a couple of different spots throughout the course, and wouldn't you know it, I missed them. Apparently, they started sooner than expected and ran faster than they thought they would, so I was late to the first spot. My sister and her family met us there to watch, so we had fun cheering on some runners. By the time we figured out that they weren't coming, it was pretty much too late to meet them at the next spot. We decided to just skip down to the stadium to try to meet them at the finish line. And when I say skip down, I mean sit in traffic waiting for runners to cross the street. Driving around that area during the race is next to impossible. So, long story short, I made it downtown about the same time that Eric and Josh got into their car to head home. It was extremely frustrating, but the kids were great and didn't hardly complain. We stopped for donuts on the way home...watching all those people running made me hungry!

  • Hey-yo

    So, Emmett turned 2 yesterday and I realized that I haven't blogged since we got him. I'm going to add some new {old} posts soon to fill in the last couple of years. It's finally beginning to look like spring again after the most miserable winter weather we've had in a decade. After months and months of snow on the ground, we can finally see the tired brown grass. All of the snow melted in a couple of days and sent the state into a tailspin of massive flooding. Thankfully, Lincoln hasn't had to deal with much of it but for many other cities, it's been devastating. It's been raining all day today so, this won't help anything. There's been flooding in Ashland where a lot of our water comes from so we've been told to limit water usage until they fix the issues there.

    In other news, Eric is going to be having surgery on his right hip on April 9th. He's been in pain for a year or more and doesn't remember doing anything, in particular, to have caused it. He tried medications and physical therapy, but therapy made it worse. Turns out, he has a torn labrum in his hip. This is an injury similar to what happened to his shoulders and why he had them fixed years ago. They will do the surgery laparoscopically and recovery will take a couple of months. Thankfully, his employer offers up to 3 months of full disability pay. 

    As for myself, I don't have anything exciting to report. I am always relieved around this time of year to be done with our taxes. {yawn} Corporate taxes are due March 15th instead of April, so it's stressful to try to get all of that done so quickly in the new year. Design by Bridge is still kicking. New business keeps coming my way and old business sticks around so I must be doing something right. 

    Ivy is done with swimming for the season and is excited to start volleyball this week. She's 12 and still enjoys hanging out with me so I'm holding onto that for as long as I can. 

    Ada is going to start playing volleyball this spring as well and is ready for that to begin. It kinda feels like we've been cooped up all winter. She's really into Minecraft and Roblox on the Xbox so it'll be nice to get out of the house and get active again.

    Eve is loving Kindergarten and making lots of friends. She loves her teacher, Mrs. Rynearson and seems to be doing very well. She is getting so good at reading, it's so fun to watch. Spring soccer starts on the 31st so I'm hoping for warmer weather before then.