Memorial Day in Pictures!

It was decided that Abby and I would host the Memorial Day picnic this year. And I have to say, it was a success! 🙂

This was the watermelon-lemonade that I made! 🙂 It had watermelon chunks in it and everyone said it was delicious. 🙂

This was our meal. Roast beef melts, cole-slaw, apple-walnut salad, watermelon, corn salad, and gazpacho!!! 🙂

The roast beef melts were super amazing!!!

I didn’t take any pictures of our various desserts because two families came over and I stopped taking pictures of FOOD and started taking pictures of my friends! 🙂

Abby and Ann were obviously SUPER interested!!! 😉

I forgot to take picture before Lisa and Tess left so there are only pictures of Abby, Ann, Mary, and I! But there are lots of them!!! 😉

Me getting my hair cut. It’s not really a noticeable difference.

My hair is so RED!!! O_o

Abby was not on board with the picture-taking.

Ann, Abby, Mary, and I!!!!

And then, after the party was over… I went on a much-needed run. I was very sore from my sprints on Saturday so I needed to work out my sore muscles. I ran 3.1 miles. I wasn’t impressed with my time. I signed up for the 5k last night. It’s in two weeks and I want to place in it. But I looked at the results from last year and I have to be running an average sub-7 minute pace so I’m not sure if I will be able to do that. Today I ran 22:49. I wasn’t happy. That is an obvious change from last year’s time but I really want to get it to 21 minutes. I did run my last mile at a 7:07 pace though so that was awesome! 🙂 Anyways, I am really going to try to get faster before the race but I don’t want to burn out. I guess we’ll see! 🙂 Also, part of it depends on conditions. Today I was tired out from throwing a party, I was sore from Saturday’s training and it was REALLY hot out. I was sweating buckets. Hopefully on race day, I will be well-rested, have relaxed muscles, and it will be cooler since it’s in the morning! 🙂

This is me after my run. Pardon the bathtub in the background!! Our bathroom has really good lighting! 😉

So, yep! 🙂 That was my day.

How was your Memorial Day?



I hope you all like my new theme! I figured it was time to change it! I needed something colorful!

Today’s been a lovely spring day!

I had pancakes for breakfast. Peter and James were making them during my online class and as soon as it ended Peter brought me this:

Complete with the fork laid on top! He's so cute. ❤

They were really good.

Then James and I went on a walk and took these (and more) lovely pictures. I have a ton of cute ones of the two of us…but apparently I’m not supposed to post pictures of my brothers so…

I love this picture! This is exactly what I had in mind and James captured it perfectly! *applause*

Spring is here! And I am so glad! Everything is so pretty! I had been hoping to get some pictures on here of the fresh beauty we are experiencing! 😉 The walk was really fun. James and I talked and tried to rap. I failed… but I always do so it was nothing new. 🙂


When we got home, I did my school. Exciting!! I know. But it hasn’t really been a big part of today because it only took a couple of hours. As you all know, today is a running day. but I’m not going to.

But I have an excuse!

Always have an excuse.

My excuse is that I don’t feel too good. Just kind of congested and tired. And that’s always worse when it’s warm out! 😛 Of course I wouldn’t normally let that get in the way of my exercise, but since I have a race coming up, I MUST get better by Sunday and I think missing one day of running will be okay. Tomorrow I’m back though!

And that’s been my day. A typical summer day. Except usually I would go running! I have enjoyed my freedom though. No, not freedom from running…well kinda. What I meant was that because I didn’t have running or babysitting my day was cleared up to do other things like go to the library! And change my blog! 🙂