Monday, May 7, 2012

Big Moments...

We have had a lot of "Big Moments" going on around here lately. Two weeks ago, I ran in my first 1/2 marathon...It was the most excruciating experience I have ever encountered. The hills and the heat were absolute torture, but I survived (barely) and have the medal to prove it:o)
These were the girls I ran with. Had it not been for my great friend Shannon(far left), I wouldn't have made it to the end. She is such a great source of encouragement and an awesome friend!!

Another big moment was my little sister graduated from college. She is the first in our family to graduate from a university. She graduated with a double major on Saturday & we couldn't be more proud of her. Especially since she was the first. My parents didn't go to college & I only went to junior college and then cosmetology school. My brother will be graduating in two years, so we are really looking forward to that!! 
The weather was wild that started out raining...and then the sun came out. Along with the sun came high humidity, high heat, and biting bugs:o) We're still scratching;o)
Here are a few candid shots of the big day...
I love this shot of my parents:o)

 The kids posing with their aunt...S.R. was freezing, so she wore my sweater.
 Here is my sister receiving her diploma.

 This is the cake I made for her. This poor thing traveled many miles to make it to it's final destination. It was two days old by the time we were able to eat it, but it was still delicious..if I do say so myself;o)
We have been so blessed with all of the big events happening here lately. 
Next week I will be completely redecorating a dear friend's house. I can't wait to share before and after pictures with you all! I am really looking forward to it!!
Have a great day!!


KC Coake said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on finishing your 1/2 marathon! I'm working toward one for later this year. Even if you feel like it was still finished! Way to go!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

You have been busy lately :). It was so fun to run the 1/2 with you. You did awesome! Next time we'll pick a little smaller one and try not to get hurt 3 weeks before the race, ha! But we did it, got the T shirt and the medal! Woo-hoo!