Monday, January 17, 2011


Thank you all for your sweet words about our boys. We do have such joy in our home. They are everything to us, and I will always wonder what it would be like to have Reese with us, too. Zach asked me the other night where her bathtub was. I love how naturally he talks about her.

Friday night we went out to eat as a family. Probably the very first time with both boys. Ha! Z told us he wanted to go to Target for dinner to get popcorn and an icee. Silly boy, I have no idea where he gets this from. ; )
Saturday Jason and Z had to see just how frozen the pond was. Crazy! Always an adventure around here.
Gran dropped in for a visit, too. She jumped right in (like Z gives her a chance not to). He always has things for his grands to do (and tells them exactly what to do and how to do it!). Thanks for coming to see us, Gran. ; )

I also treated myself to new tennis shoes. I was still wearing the same ones I had when I was pregnant with Reese, so it was time. ; )
I've never had pink running shoes before. Jason and I are training to run in a marathon relay with another couple this spring. I'm excited!

Happy Monday. ; )

Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.

Psalm 51:1


Tracy said...

Hi Katie. Great pics and I know you had to be a little nervous seeing them walk onto a pond! :o
Love the shoes! I have the same ones, but aqua! Mizunos, I believe. Great shoes. Have a wonderful evening.

Meg said...

The pics are great, I can't believe your pond is frozen enough to just walk on.

I love your new running shoes, they are awesome! How fun that you guys are training for a marathon, do you know which race yet?

Donna said...

Shoes are beautiful and well deserved...boys are just adorable!!!

Nicole said...

I nedd new shoes too!! Any good deals out there as you were shopping? Audrey was looking over my shoulder while I read you post. SHe pointed to Zach'c picture and said "Mmmmm" as her mouth was full of icecream. I thought it was cute that she recognized her new friend! :) Have a good evening!

Maryellen said...

I love your pink sneakers.
And I especially love your desire and motivation to run!
That is wonderful . . .

Miranda said...

I love how cute little ones are :-) I can't WAIT until my monkey can have conversations with me and tell me things like he wants TARGET for dinner! ha!!! :-)

I love how you and your husband do things together - like running. So sweet! Your new shoes are SUPER CUTE! :-)

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

Will you guys be running in the Hogeye? How fun!

Carolina Girl said...

Wow! I can't believe the pond is that frozen.
Love the shoes!

Sarah @ The Strength of Faith said...

How fun! I ran a half marathon on Thanksgiving day and my sweet husband ran a lot of training runs with me. It was fun to have that way to connect.

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Great pictures Katie and that pond would of made me so nervous :) I love your new shoes!!! Good luck on the marathon!!

Mer said...

I have the aqua ones of those shoes...they are AWESOME. I'll never buy another running shoe. The pond made me a little nervous too......hmm:)

Jenny said...

LOVE those shoes! I didn't know you were a runner! What's a marathon relay? Just curious.

Katie said...

Yea Katie! Those look like Mizuno Wave Riders! :) I'll be running that relay too. Hope you can get your runs in with all this crazy weather. It's been hard, with the weather AND sick kids.

Summer said...

Hey girl,
I am so sorry I haven't "caught up" in a has been crazy LOL....thanks for being so excited with me from the JHU are such a great friend to me!

Um I so wish we lived closer um Kelcee's fav thing is popcorn and an icee too LOL...

check out those running shoes, love them...ya know I love anything pink hahahha


Jennifer said...

Love the pics!
Josh and I are running the Hogeye relay marathon with our friends, Matt and Sara. I hate the Hogeye but Josh said they are changing the course this year. I sure hope he isn't saying that just to convince me to run! :)

Wendy said...

Hope that pond was at least frozen 5 inches thick and that you have sustained temps of 32 and below for many many weeks. Ponds are notorious for being very thick close to the bank and then very thin in other places. Also, the pond should be almost white in color to walk on safely and by looking at your pictures, that wasn't the case. We live far far north of you and tell our daughters every winter that our ponds, rivers, etc...are never safe to walk on. Don't mean to be like a "nagging mom", but thought I would pass along the info.

Paige said...

I have stalked for a while but I have never left a comment! I know Cody and Shannon from Conway. We went to Antioch together back in the day!

I love how you all talk about Reese in your daily lives. There was a statement you made once about how you WANT people to talk about her because not talking about her is like pretending she was never there. We recently had to give our foster son of 15 months back to his family and it has been a good three months of healing.

Just this week we had friends over for dinner and their four year old asked where our son was. She was at our house when we had to take him back and the days following. Her parents had talked to her about what happened so she knows but she still misses him. I love that! I love that he is still with us in memories. So many people are afraid to say his name but not the little ones. They love talking about him and looking at his pictures. It blesses my soul. I wish we as adults could remember that child like faith!

Thank you for always being so open and honest. It has blessed me!

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