April 19, 2010
over the weekend, i ran my first 5K. i had a ball and did it in my best time ever! thanks to you guys who sent me hard-core race songs. good music is what makes running for me. and thank you grant, for cheering me on as you sat in class and for telling me that i could do it in under 30 minutes.
running down main street all decked out in american flags was so fun. and they're printing the results in the local paper-- one of the cool things about living in a super small town. after i ran, i spoiled my lunch with one of these, which i had been saving in the freezer for my big day.
in other news..
1. grant mowed the lawn for the first time. our backyard is still very stripey from his straight rows.
2. and the tulips are out! every corner in town seems to be sporting my fave flower this week.
3. and every backyard seems to have the tell-tale square of black dirt, all ready for seeds. cool.
4. and i have lots of recipes to reveal this week. hopefully i can squeeze them all in. stay tuned.
5. and my birthday comes this week! i'm already too excited. i love extra mail, extra sweets, and anything extra. i'll be breaking out flip-flops and painting my toe nails, which is one of the best ways to celebrate. and i'm crossing my fingers for a balloon this year.


mommyholly said...

GREAT JOB on the 5K race!! :) I am training to run my first 5K as well, and am so excited! And happy birthday to you, xoxox! -Holly :)

Anonymous said...

wow, congrats on the 5k!! and happy birthday to you! can't send you a real balloon, but will a virtual balloon do?



Amanda said...

congrats on the big 5k defeat!

Birthdays are the best! Let us know how you celebrated...

Poke Salad Annie said...

well done! and happy birthday :D

erin elizabeth king said...

congrats summer! a 5k is on my list of goals as well : ) hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration! and haley too!

nataliep. said...

congrats on the 5k summer girl!
enjoy the tulips and can't wait for the recipes!

leni said...


Renee said...

can't wait to run a 5k WITH you!!
how 'bout a birthday balloon on the mirror when you get home?? i KNOW your birthday will be so special this year!!

Mom Judy said...

Summer, I am proud of you for doing the 5K race. The only race I have run is the race for time. Happy B-Day on Thursday!

Anonymous said...

this is haley. for some reason i couldn't log in as me. anyway...

wow! how did i have no idea this race was last weekend???!!! i am so proud of you!!! GREAT JOB!!! :) loves!

ps. tulips are out EVERYWHERE in derrick's neighborhood too. i thought it was just some cool neighborhood thing they did. :)

can't wait to see you in TWO DAYS!!

Christina said...

Okay, I'll promise I'll stop commenting after this one.

1) Benjamin mowed our yard for the first time this week too. It looks fabulous.
2) Congrats on the 5K. I've been toying with the idea of doing one, but I haven't even started running yet, so I don't know when it will happen.
3) Happy Birthday! I hope it's lovely in every way.
4)I made the carrot cake cookies yesterday. YUM! And they were even better today. I would have liked to see how they tasted on the third day, but I apparently wanted the more instant gratification of gobbling them all up today even more. : ) Thanks for the great recipe!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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