Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bucket Listing...

While I'm in Grad School and have a good amount of free-time, (hopefully!), I decided that it is time to cross something off my Bucket List: A Full Marathon. Yikes. This is somethings I've wanted to do for about a year and this next week begins the official 18-week training program. Pumped I am, yes!

Last December, my sweet friend Kate and I trained for and ran the St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis, which was THE most fun thing I have EVER done in my life! I giggled the whole 2+ hours! Since then, I have run two other Halfs, and now I know it's time for the full!

My mom thinks this is unnecessary wear and tear on my body, (and she might be right), but I only want to do this once so I can cross it off my Life List!

Blogging about this event makes it official, which is why I'm sharing this! I'll keep you updated on my training for the next four+ months! yay!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Laurie Parker, Mississippian Author, has a great book: The Sweet Dreams Book. My Mom gave me a signed copy for Christmas this past year, and it was instantly one of my very favorites!

I wanted to share it with you as a delightful bedtime tradition someday! :)

"This is a book you should read before bed
To put hints for beautiful dreams in your head.
these lullaby wishes will help you to keep
A smile on your face as you're falling asleep."

"Have dreams about soap bubbles, carousels, swans,
Cute majorettes twirling sparkly batons,
Jingle bells ringing on reindeer that fly,
And billions and jillions of stars in the sky."

"And when the stars fade with the coming of dawn
And finally you wake and the night dreams are gone
Greet the birds singing and welcome the sun,
The people you know and the day just begun.

Your life will hold just as much wonder as dreams
As soon as you realize it's not what it seems.
The world's a dream also; it's God's dream, you see.
He dreamed it for you and He dreamed it for me.

...and that is the sweetest of dreams there could be."

The End

Sunday, July 11, 2010


When I retire one day, it will be to the country with a Pick Your Own Blueberry farm...and Cucumbers, Sunflowers, Blackberries, Watermelons, etc. I envision a tiny little cottage with a great front porch swing to curl up and read books. And of course, a yard covered in flowers of every kind.

Just dreamin'. But how lovely would this be? :)

Thanks friends for letting me drag you to the Blueberry Farm in Pontotoc. This was a truly delightful trip!