In January, I worked busily to finish up the onslaught of crochet orders that I received during the months of November and December. Here, Josiah is modeling one of the frog hat/diaper covers that I made.
My good friend, Courtney and I, ran our first 5K race together. It was my first 5K race at all and was a great accomplishment!
We also began training for KDF Mini-Marathon, which included 7:30am long runs in freezing temperatures each Saturday. (Which is why I have a picture of my hat above with covered in frozen sweat!)
Our big boy, E5 celebrated his birthday with a trip to a local gym center and some yummy dinner!
We also made the decision to adopt a puppy from our neighbor's litter, though he wasn't quite big enough to bring to our home yet.
Chad began a new job in February and we were incredibly excited about it! It's been a great blessing to our family this year. He also got to take A10 and H6 to a Father/Daughter Dance with their P31 Bible Study group.
Our kids continued to participate in Beginner Bible Bowl at church. Here are some of our boys celebrating a win with their team.
A10 celebrated her birthday at a dress-up tea parlor with friends.
We also finally welcomed Gideon to our home.
He fit right in!
In March we enjoyed a zoo field trip with friends.
Chad was away much of March training for his new job, so my grandmother joined the kids and I to a trip to the theater to see Mary Poppins. It was terrific!
My best friend from high school and I met up for the grand opening, midnight showing of The Hunger Games. Yeah, we still act like kids sometimes.
March was a big month for racing as I completed three races for the Triple Crown Series in our town. First up was a 5K.
Then came a 10K.
And finally, the morning of my 10 Miler.
Here I am at about 9.5 miles.
The finish line was in a stadium. I had just spotted Chad and the kids in the stands and had been waving to them.
Post race. It was simply amazing and I couldn't stop praising God for how far he had taken me on the journey toward health and fitness.
Chad's birthday wish was for us and a few awesome and loyal friends to do a 13.75 mile hike. It was muddy. It was difficult. And it was a blast!
Did I mention it was muddy?
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