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Sunday, July 10, 2016

A beautiful long run and some popcorn!

This weekend I went on the most amazing, beautiful long run. Annie and I went to St James Farm Forest Preserve. I ran 7 miles, while she walked 5.
 It was so beautiful, I had to stop and take a lot of pictures along the way.

Kristin's favorite thing to do is to go shopping, and since I found out there was a Garrett's popcorn shop in the mall, I didn't mind going too much. #ihateshopping
And of course I would do anything for her!

Jeremy and Annie's hubby are coming to visit us this weekend, so I wanted something new to wear. Sorry, I can't spoil the surprise and say which one I chose!
I did get my popcorn, and was pretty happy about it. :)

Then yesterday afternoon we drove around looking for something to do and found another lake with some trails. (There are SO many trails around here, it's unreal!)

 This girl (my niece) is so amazing. I hate that the first 13 years of her life I didn't spend much time with her. That really makes me sad. We live in the same town, and I'd see her once a week at our family dinner, but we didn't talk a whole lot. Now we've been together 24/7 for 2 weeks, with 4 more to go, and I'm finally learning who she is. She is so special.
 Her treatments are going good. She does have some side effects, and generally doesn't seem to feel very good.
 It's extremely hard watching her go through it all. I would trade her places in a second if I could. But God is getting us all through it!



  1. What a connection you are making with your niece now. That's what matters :)
    Look at that line to the popcorn place. I'm just not a popcorn fan. maybe I need gourmet in my life to change my mind.
    I love all 3 dresses - you cant go wrong with any of them!

  2. I also hate shopping! The only exception is picking out outfits for my kids. That's fun. But I hate shopping for myself. All the dresses look awesome, but I'm partial to the first and third one. :-)

    April in Georgia

    1. Good, that means when we get together there will be no shopping! ;) I think I would love shopping for my child too.
      The first was my favorite!

  3. I bet she is loving the moments with you! Seriously the time I spend with my nieces and nephews is the best, I'd hang out with them over my friends any day of the week. Sounds like your new relationship your building with her, may just turn into that too.
    Very happy to hear her treatments are going well, such a pretty girl continued prayers to be with her!
    Those shots you took with the camera, absolutely beautiful. I would love running in that area, just gorgeous!

  4. I'm sure she didn't realize what she was missing in spending time with you -- kids don't really think about that sort of thing. I do wish I could spend more time with my niece and nephews -- they live 45 minutes away and we don't see them much more than once a month, if that. One of my college roommates was from Naperville -- I got to visit her a couple times and it's such a nice area. Glad you're able to get out and explore! VERY glad that the treatments are going well too! Re: the shopping - I liked the first dress and I probably would have bought every flavor of popcorn available!

  5. So awesome you are getting this time with your niece! Your relationship with her will be so much for the better because of this!

    1. I totally agree. I have no doubt we'll be very close forever after all this!

  6. So awesome that you are still getting long runs in when you are so busy out of town.

  7. عزيزى العميل اهلا ومرحبا بك فى موقع مؤسسة الحرمــين للمقاولات العامة شركة عزل اسطح وخزانات بالاحساء و الرياض
    الموقع الرائد فى عالم الخدمات المنزليه والاول بالمملكه العربيه السعوديه لما يتمتع به من خدمات مميزه ، فالبرغم من اننا مؤسسه ربحيه الا ان مزاولة نشاطتنا كلها مرتبط على نحو وثيق بتلبية طلبات وحاجات عملائنا ولتحقيق ذلك الهدف نقدم لك كافة الخدمات الشامله بالالتزام الصارم وبأرقى المعايير شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل المهنيه المتطوره
    فلدينا خبره طويله فى مجال مكافحة الحشرات والكشف عن التسربات وتسليك المجارى وعزل الاسطح وترميم وصيانه المنازل وتخزينه بكفاءة منقطعة النظير ، لا تتردد واتصل بموقع مؤسسة الحرمــين فخدماتنا ليس لها بديل واسعارنا ليس لها مثيل ،ولدينا فريق عمل يتصل مع العملاء على جسور الثقه والصدق والامانه فى العمل ، وهدفنا هو ارضاؤك وراحتك ، لا تقلق ونحن معك . شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالاحساء . لا تجهد نفسك ونحن تحت امرك ورهن اشارتك .
    أبرز خدمات مؤسسة الحرمــين للمقاولات العامة بالدمام والرياض

    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض
    شركه عزل مائى بالاحساء

    شركة عزل حرارى بالاحساء

    خدمات القطيف


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