Friday, April 29, 2011

Whirlwind...Like Whoa!!

What a Week!!

I'm happy to report that my foot/piriformis muscle issue has "worked" itself out...Woohoo!  I happened to be reaching into the back seat to hand Ella a snack and my back cracked like crazy and the pain in my rear and foot are gone.  How's that for saving money on copays...rock on!!  You know what that means....tomorrows 14 miler is a GO!!

Speaking of baby turns 4 tomorrow!!!   It just doesn't seem possible!  This morning, a day shy of this monumental day, she sat on the counter licking a beater clean of cupcake batter while watching a real princess get married (you all know what I'm talking about...yes, I tuned in), and I stood there for as long as possible ingraining that moment in my brain.  It's like a reel of every precious memory leading up to this one replayed in my mind, and I couldn't help but get emotional and smile the biggest grin at how amazing she is.  In true fashion, she looked over at me as she could finally feel me starring and said "What Mom!"  I smiled and told her how cute she was, and that she must really like cupcake batter.   She knew it was all over her face and started to lick all around her lips.  Reading my mind she followed it up with...."Don't ask to take a picture, I don't want anyone to know I look silly."  I have to add that a few moments earlier I took Paige's picture after she decided to dip her pretzel into her paints and smear it all over her face and arms.  I sent it too a friend who I knew would get a kick out of it.  Anyway, just like that she is such a "Big Girl" that she doesn't want to be silly, or for me to smile at her, or even take her picture.  Perhaps, maybe, I'm a little sensitive today  :)

Last but not least, I thought I'd give a quick update on my DetermiNation fundraising.  For those that don't know, I'm running the Fifth Third River Bank 25k on May 14th, and am raising money for The American Cancer Society too!!  As it stands right this second I'm in Third Place with $936.96!!!  We are two weeks out from the race and I'm in the final push.  If you are interested in making a donation I would really love your help!!!   Just go to my donation page HERE and do so.  Thanks a bunch!!

The sun is finally shining here in Mid-Michigan....gotta get outside Stat!!


Jen B.


  1. Woohoo, so glad things are feeling better.

    Happy Birthday to Ella! Have a great weekend - enjoy the sun!

  2. Look at you getting all sappy mcgee over there! She is growing up so fast, even since I've met you! Loved that pic of Paige, her smiles are so mischievous!!! See you in the a.m. girl! Love you!!!