Wednesday, November 26, 2008


degrees. That is how cold it was last Saturday when Andy and signed up for a 15K. That is 9.3 miles people in 17 degree weather. Man, I was really cold. As we started the race I looked at Andy's dad and told him that my shoes felt like they were too big and I was not sure why. Since he is the doctor and a brilliant man (and he really is) I thought that he would know why. Um, yeah it was because I could not feel my toes!!!! The race started at 8:30am and we did not get out of our car until 8:21. So you do the math. In 9 minutes my toes got so cold that I did not feel them again until mile 3. Scary. Needless to say it was not a fun and easy race. My dear, sweet husband had been sick for 2 weeks at that point and I did not even think that he was going to run the race. He decided to tough it out and ran. We had said that we really wanted to run faster than we had the year before but when we got to the start of the race we decided that we just wanted to finish and not worry about times. The cool part is that we both beat our time from last year! Yeah for us!!!! The other neat part is that we both lived to tell the story... did I mention that it was cold...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 12, 2007

That was the date that Andy and I welcomed our goddaughter to the world. She was cute and sweet and slept most of the time. This is what Reece Bennett Watson looked like one year ago.

I mean seriously how cute is she. I was in love then and still am now...

Well this beautiful baby is growing and learning and just started walking about 2 weeks ago. Her parents threw her a totally adorable birthday party last weekend and of course Andy and I were there to celebrate with her. Here are some pictures of her big day. She had so much fun and only got fussy a little bit.

She loved the boxes!!!! She climbed on them and I think she thought that the box was the toy. So cute. Tori's mother baked her a bear cake and a tiny bear smash cake just for Reece. She dug in as you can see and I think that she would have eaten the whole thing if her parents had let her. Reece's nickname is Reecie-Bear so they did a bear theme.

This is one of her new toys that she loved. Tori's mom also smocked the dress that Reece is wearing. It was beautiful and had so much detail. Maybe I will be lucky enough to get one if Andy and I have a baby girl in the future... (read that: we are not ready for kids yet!)

Thank you Tori and Doc for a wonderful day. We had so much fun celebrating Reece's first year of life and look forward to the many in the future. She is truly a blessing and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Two shall become one...

Hi everyone! I have some wonderful news to announce on here so I will just get to it.

This is one of Andy's oldest friends. His name is Chris and he is a wonderful guy. Chris and I have become great friends since Andy and I started dating again. Chris had the wonderful joy of also hanging out with Andy and I on some of our "fun" dates in middle school. Chris wrote a song for Andy and I that he played at our rehearsal dinner (speaking of that... Chris I need to get you to record that so we will have a copy) and it was wonderful. At any rate, Chris got an email I think at the end of last year with a request from another young lady that he needed to take her cousin out on a date. It was a really funny email and Chris said, sure why not. So Chris met Julie...

and they went out on a date. They hit it off and have continued to date throughout the year. Well not too long ago I got an email from Chris telling me that he was really impressed at how much Andy and I have been running and that he would probably never be able to be a runner and oh by the way he is going to ask Julie to marry him. Oh by the way. Who does that? Chris. I have gotten to know Julie a little and I love her to pieces. She is an amazing girl. Well this morning when I got to work I received a little email from Julie that told me that they are...


Both Andy and I are so happy for them. We wish them the best and are looking forward to the wedding, but most of all we are looking forward to having a lifetime of memories with these two. We are lucky that we get to share in their life as they do in ours. We love you guys!!!

Here is a picture of her ring... I did not get to see it before the engagement and can't wait to see it on her hand in person.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


There is much to blog about. So much that my head is swimming. I hope to write about it today and publish it later this week. We are blessed... more than we know...