Sunday, December 30, 2007

Half Marathon Hey Hey!


I did it! Yesterday morning, I woke up around 2:58am and got ready to run my first half marathon! All went well! There were a good number of peeps there running. I met some really cool runners and had a great time! I started too fast and then settled into a good pace by my 3rd mile (a half marathon is about 13.1 miles). I was amazed at how the Lord sustained me the entire way. I blasted my iPod the entire time! Toby Mac, Israel and the New Breed, a John Piper sermon, Hillsong Live, and some other random jams really kept my energy going! There were a few times when I couldn't imagine running much longer, but then, I'd tell myself to keep going!

Overall, it was a great physical and mental challenge. I'm so glad I did it! When I was coming down the home stretch, I could see Court and her grandparents (Mom Mom and Pop Pop) cheering me on and that was awesome! I also saw some other friends there and was so grateful for their support and encouragement!

After I crossed the line, we walked over where they were giving out bananas and watermelon and water and we chilled there for a bit. My friend, Pam, was gonna be coming through soon at the completion of the full marathon! So, we were waiting around to cheer her on! In the meantime, they began the awards ceremony. It was about time for Pam to cross the finish so we started heading back across the street. BUT, I saw that they were doing awards for my age group. We stopped to see who all won trophies. Well, after they called third place, they went on to call fourth place. And what do we hear? Miss Wendy Shelton, USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all started laughing because we nearly walked off. Mom Mom said here Wendy give me your stuff. Court said I've got the camera, GO! So...I walked up on the stage and accepted my 4th place trophy!!! It was quite a day!!!

Then, we went across the street and waited to cheer for Pam and she made it! In fact, she made it 30 minutes quicker than she had projected! I'm so proud of her! Way to go Pam!!! Great job!

Special thanks to everyone who called and left voicemails as well as all the emails! You really made a difference! Thank you! And thanks to Mom Mom and Pop Pop for getting up early on your vacation to cheer me on! And a super thanks to my buddy, Court for waking up at 3am to take me to the race and snap photos of all of it! You're the bomb!

Click on the slideshow to see all of the photos from the day!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I heart holiday sweaters

So, how many holiday sweaters do you own? If you're like me and don't have one...well, you can make your very own and you don't even have to know how to knit! Click here and go for it!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Eve Popcorn Party

We hosted a Thanksgiving Eve party that featured an all-you-can-eat popcorn bar complete with fixins such as dried fruit, nuts, spices, marshmallows, sprinkles, and more. A handful of friends came from work and then the rest were just a random sampling of everyone else that we get together with. After customizing our popcorn, we moved into the living room to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on a big screen that we projected the movie on. Thanks to work for letting us borrow it for this event! We had fun explaining Thanksgiving to our Thai friends and they had fun trying to understand Charlie Brown's English! They said he was difficult to understand, but still cute nonetheless.

Check out these photos from the event:

Singapore Style

I know this has taken a while, but I'm finally getting around to making some updates to the ole blogarooski. Anyways...Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Check out these photos from when me, Terri, and Court went to Singapore! .

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