Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Weekend Review

Darrell’s brother, Casey, and his wife Rachel had a beautiful baby girl, Briella Ann, on Wednesday.  My sister was awesome and watched the kids on Thursday during her lunch break so I could go meet the little munchkin.  All 9 lbs, 15 oz of her.  And it’s all adorable cuteness, don’t you worry. :)

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We went to visit my grandparents after, and Lillie thought she was hilarious pretending to talk on the phone



Saturday was our annual neighborhood party – Hawkslandapalooza!!  This really is a great event for our community, and it was a blast.  In the morning, they had a kids run and a 5K.  Steven was SO excited that he got to come do the kids run.  Here we are just before his race


And here he is lined up at the starting line DSCN0906

And finishing the race.  I love that you can see the sheer joy on his face!

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Here are Steven and Lillie waiting for Mommy to finish her 5KDSCN0921


Finishing!  This was seriously the toughest 5K I have ever done, but it was a blast! My good friend, Nicole, ran most of of it with me, and it was nice to have someone to talk to to distract me from the dyingness that happens when running up killer hills.  As I crossed the finish line, I was SHOCKED, yet extremely happy to hear my time: 27:25.  That is exactly 5 minutes and 5 seconds faster than my 5K a month ago.  Funny what staying on a consistent training schedule will do to you!


I was trying so hard not to look near death in this picture


Me and Nicole after surviving the race!


In the afternoon the neighborhood had a free barbecue, free fun for the kids (i.e. rock and face painting, bounce house, live entertainment) and we also had a neighborhood market.  I was able to sell some of my homemade bows and flowers, which was a lot of fun. Although due to my lack of sunscreen I now resemble a lobster :)


Rachel said...

I am so glad you get to be a part of a community! and that you look so happy running and being healthy, (i wish i could run, i don't have the lungs for it)

Christie said...

don't you worry Janell.. you look awesomely determined! I'm proud of you! And a little bit scared of the 5k in Richfield... ok a lot a bit but that's fine! :)

Brittany said...

how fun! you are super mom...

Jen said...

Congrats on your 5K!! Way to go!

gabegen said...

hahaha, i'm sure you don't look like a lobster!

i can't believe you PR that much for the 5k, especially with that many hills! good job!

i love those action photo's of you and steven running, sweet.