Yesterday my cousin Vanessa and her husband welcomed their first child into the world! Riley Jean came 4 weeks early but she is absolutely perfect! Riley Jean came in weighing at 6 pounds even and 18 1/2 inches long. Apparently she came out screaming so no need to worry about her little lungs. They went to the hospital at 2:30 in the morning and little Riley didn't come until 4:00 in the afternoon! All 3 are exhausted but doing well. I can't wait to meet her but I don't think I'll be able to meet her until January :(
Yesterday was Matthew's Birthday. We both woke up super early (for a vacation) so that Matthew could spend 3 hours at the DMV to renew his driver's license and so that I could make homemade cinnamon rolls that I make for his birthday every year. Yeah, I'm impressed to that I can do it and do it successfully. After way too many hours at the DMV he came home, had his cinnamon rolls and then opened his birthday gifts of all birthday gifts.
I love the way Joey is looking at Matthew in the picture above.
What's the gift of all gifts? A Star Wars Super Star Destroyer Lego set!! What else would a 33 year old want for his birthday? It's only 4 1/2 feet long and consists of over 3,000 pieces.
Oh, and the instruction manual is 220 pages.
He has been working on it non-stop since yesterday afternoon. He's almost finished. Pictures to come soon.
For dinner we met his parents and two youngest siblings for dinner. Matthew and I got to dinner early (which was planned) to have a few drinks before dinner. The bartender was great, she put a little bit extra in our drinks. Won't say much about dinner but I have to end with this notable quote that she whispered to Matthew, "You know, when I was your age I was pregnant with my 5th child" and the one I hear all the time about my weight. Oh well.
We ended the evening by watching The Biggest Loser special, Modern Family, and Revenge. I went to bed and Matthew stayed up until 2:00 (I had to go get him to tell him what time it was) working on his lego set. :)
Yesterday Matthew and I skipped out on church to run in the Fired Up 5K. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to run. Stupid asthma and allergies have been out of control lately. I don't complain about my asthma when its my fault that its bad (not taking my meds, hanging out in smokey places, playing with animals I shouldn't...) but this time it was not my fault. All day Friday and Saturday I was using my nebulizer every 4 hours, taking allergy/sinus medicine every 6 hours, and using my sinus rinse (nedi pot on steroids) every other hour. Nothing was helping. I finally decided to bust out the big steroids Saturday night and I'm glad I did! I was actually breathing like a normal person on Sunday morning.
I made the mistake of assuming it would be chilly in the morning, I mean it was November 20. So I didn't do laundry and all of my shorts were dirty so I wore my capris. Bad idea. It was in the low 70's with 90% humidity. Crazy Texas weather. I will never get used to Texas weather.
During the run, the first two miles I ran a 10:07 mile but that last mile was a killer. It started to sprinkle but the humidity was really bad and I had to walk a minute and ran a lot slower, about an 11:15 min mile. I finished strong and I was able to sprint on the last leg through the finish line. I finished in 32 min 20 sec. I was hoping to finish faster than 31 minutes but the weather plus the asthma didn't help out. Matthew finished in about 37 minutes. I'm proud of him. He really didn't want to join the running club but he did (and he likes it) and he really didn't want to wake up so early Sunday, and he definitely did not want to run in 90% humidity but he did. He was able to run the entire time. Way to go Matthew!
We stayed for awards hoping we would win a 5 day trip for four to Hawaii but we didn't win. The only other awards they were giving out were for the winners for all of the age groups. We definitely weren't winners. How in the world can people finish 3.1 miles in less than 20 minutes? It blows my mind. There was was 92 year old woman that one for her age division :)
I want my next class to be a half marathon class but right now all of them start at 5:15am on Tuesday and Thursdays and I would be late to work twice a week and that won't work out. My next class is just going to focus on more speed work and building up miles. Hopefully RunOn will get tired of me asking when they'll have an evening half marathon class and decided to get one going soon!
Today I was crafty. All sorts of crafty (not really but that's my story). If you know anything about me, you know that I usually hate crafts.
Today I spent the day at Christina's house to make party favors for Angie's Bachelorette party. We're going to Painting With a Twist and then head on over to Cru Wine Bar. There will be a lot of wine drinking that night. We thought that the little bottles of wine would make the perfect gift.
The picture isn't perfect and only a few are completely done, but you get the idea:
Little wine bottles with their own sexy corsets! We kept with the wedding theme of black and white but the red wine has red ribbon and the blush has pink ribbon. The wine is Michael Buble's new wine. Kroger had a killer deal on them. The tag says "Thanks for the memories."
I'm proud of myself. I think I should call Martha Stewart and let her know she has competition! :)