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Pinedale Half Marathon and God's Provision

So I'm sitting here pondering what story to tell first. The last two days have been very eventful and I don't even know where to start. Ok, I'll go in order.

On Thursday we went to Rock Springs as I mentioned in my blog - and while we were there God blessed us immensely. The associate Pastor at Rock Springs Evangelical Free Church, Pastor Larry felt God telling him to give us his car. He just bought a truck and so he didn't need his car any more. So he just up and gave us his car. He had no idea that we needed a second vehicle or that we had prayed about it. He was just obedient to God. So now we are the proud and grateful owners of a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis. God is so amazing. He never ceases to provide and He blesses us far beyond what we ever deserve. Thankyou Pastor Larry and Thankyou Jesus.
So since we have a new vehicle we decided to drive to Pinedale Wyoming for a Half Marathon. No, actually we had already planned that, but we did get to drive the new car.

It's gonna be a good one!

I'm pumped about today. In about 1 1/2 hours were leaving to go to Rock Springs. We're going to spend time with my family, go to the Bible Instruction course that my dad is teaching, have a Starbucks date, and go to the Chiropractor (whoo--hooo!!!!)

My back has been messed up for quite awhile so I know that gettin a good old chiropractic adjustment is going to feel like coming home.. ahhhhhhh.....

Seeing my family will be wonderful too. I thought when we moved to Kemmerer that we would see them more often but somehow life fills up fast and there is no time to go to Rock Springs. So it will be good to talk with them and laugh with them and catch up on life.

The Bible Instruction course is a college level course that my Dad teaches every 6 years. It's like an Old Testament Survey class and New Testament Survey class combined. I kinda miss school and studying and tests ( i know i'm weird) so this class is going to be a fun challenge to take on.

And then the Starbuck…

I'm not a green-thumb but I do have a brain

What to write about? Hmmmm..... Let me think.....trees.....I think I'll write about trees. So I'm not a huge fan of trees. In fact when we lived in Iowa I hated them. There was an overabundance and they were more work than they were worth. Now that we live in Wyoming I'll have to admit trees have grown on me some (no pun intended)

There aren't as many out here in the west and the few that do exist seem to have fewer and smaller leaves, which means less raking and more of everything else in life. So, regardless of all of that, my main gribe with trees is really with people.

People who either plant trees or allow them to grow need to seriously evaluate their location. There is a phenomenon that I have observed in Iowa and Wyoming and that is - trees taking over homes. We all know that trees grow yet it seems that the majority of people forget that fact when they plant trees. Home after home after home has some full grown tree that has consumed their front wind…


I don't have a whole lot of time, but I don't want to lose my faithful readers so I figured I better blog real quick.

Here's a few highlights:

actually this is a lowlight - I have an ear infection. This is the third one in 4 months. So once again I'm on antibiotics and I'm hoping that this go around kicks the infection.

On Saturday Jadon and I went to Provo, Utah and watched the Wyoming vs. BYU football game. Wyoming got stomped, but it was still fun. I have to admit that I people watched way more than I football watched. You see all sorts of people at big events like that. Somehow the 6 largest men in the stadium all managed to purchase tickets for seats in the same row. They were in the row right in front of us and it's a wonder they managed to stay on the bleachers for the entire game. That row was busting at the seams. Maybe they were the backup players for BYU or Wyoming.

Yesterday Jadon and I ran 12 miles. We're getting ready for a 1/2 maratho…

Good Reads!

I just started reading a new book and Jadon and I started reading two new devotionals so I figured I'd comment on them in case you want to check them out.

The new book is called "Cries of the Heart" by Ravi Zacharias. I've only made it through half of the first chapter but I can tell that I'm going to enjoy it and get a lot out of it. Ravi Zacharias is a deep thinker and I like that. I like reading something and going WOW! I'll let you know what I learn as I move through the book.

Jadon also bought two new devotional books and they are both wonderful. One is collection of writings by Martin Luther and the other is collection of writing by C.S Lewis.

The devotional for today in the book by C.S. Lewis was about temperance. Lewis said that temperance isn't just not drinking alcohol. He said that temperance involves all of life, it's about doing everything in moderation. We can overindulge in lots of things and let them control us instead of God. …

What to do with a Sunday Afternoon

I don't know if anyone else can relate but Sundays are wonderful and hard at the same time. Church went great today. There were 40 people in the service, the singing was great, the message was great (go Jadon woo! woo!), I loved seeing everyone and talking before and after the service.... but..... then I'm drained. I always come home after church pumped up and then about 1:30 it all catches up to me and I'm done in.

The thing is that I don't know what to do with myself. If you are a "napper" that's when you take your Sunday afternoon nap, if you are a "football watcher" that's when you watch football. The problem is that I am a "goer" that means that I like to go, go, go. So when I'm completely pooped I don't know what to do with myself.

It actually reminds me of our dog Maya before she lays down to sleep. She paces and paces and acts so agitated and then she collapses on the floor. That's how I feel. I try and …

That shouldn't happen

Have you ever seen those warnings on appliances that say things like, "do not use in the rain" "do not place animals in microwave" "do not toast metal" "do not place clothes in dishwasher" "mower not intended for use on carpet" etc.

There are lots of them and they always make me think, "who would do that?" Those things should be self-explanitory. Like, how stupid do the manufacturers think I am. Well I have something to tell them. It's a warning right back at them and goes like this, "DO NOT ALLOW MICROWAVE TO CONTINUE RUNNING WHILE THE DOOR IS OPEN" How about that?

This morning I went for a run (yeah it was cold) and then drove by the church to say Hi to Jadon. While I was there I decided to make myself some oatmeal to warm up. I used the microwave in the church kitchen to heat it up. When I thought my oatmeal was done I opened the door to take the oatmeal out and low and behold the microwave continued…

Micro - what? - dermabrasion

The rewards from the Wasatch Woman Run continue. Yesterday I had a message on my phone that said that my name had been drawn from the Wasatch Woman Race and I won a free MICRODERMABRASION from Avanti.

My first thought was, "awesome, something free" Then I realized that I have no idea what Microdermabrasion is. In fact it doesn't sound like something pleasant. Something small and abrasive, that's not exactly my idea of fun even if it is free.

A few different things come to mind when I think of tiny abrasive things - rocks in my shoes, dirt in my eyes, the clock ticking at night, popcorn kernels in my teeth, tapping fingernails during my ACT test, bug bites.... There are a lot of small abrasive things in life and actually all of them have been free. The only difference is that I was never called in advance about any of the other ones, they just happened.

Still not knowing exactly what Microdermabrasion is and not liking the sound of it, I began to ponder it more. …

Miss Wasatch Me Wun And Win Wace

Ok, so I'm not the "MRS.WASATCH WOMAN" but I am "MISS WASATCH WOMAN" A new trend in running is "all women races". I've read about a few of them and thought it would be fun to compete in one. So, I found out about the only one in this part of the country - a 10K race called "Wasatch Woman". I signed up for the race and decided to give the whole "all women" thing a shot.

So yesterday Jadon and I woke up at 4:30 am and drove to Salt Lake City for the race. I'll have to admit when we first got there I thought the amount of estrogen was overwhelming. I wondered what I had gotten myself into. Just imagine 600 ladies decked out in running gear, talking, stretching, jogging in place, and just oozing girliness. Even though I'm a girl I gotta say that an all men race would be far less stressful. A bunch of girls before a race are just excited, talkative, perfumed, overgeared and underdressed balls of anxious energy.

I hope I didn&…

Bummer Initials (Seriously)

Since we don't have our own home right now and our computer is still in storage I spend a lot of time at the Kemmerer library. I use the computer there, read there. I'm actually there so often that they should probably either assign me my own desk or start paying me. Anyways, yesterday something pretty funny things happened while I was at the library.

There are 5 computers open to public use. In order to use them you have to go up to the front desk and ask which computer to use. Then the librarian asks for your initials so that she can keep track of how long you have been on the computer.

Well yesterday a very proper, sophisticated gentleman came into the library. He was overdressed for Kemmerer Wyoming. I was suprised to even see someone like him come into the library, especially to use a computer. He looked like the type of guy who should have a top of the line laptop; he should have been carrying a sStarbucks cup and talking on his bluetooth.

Anyways, this gentlema…

Smart Cowboy

A cowboy rode his horse up to the saloon All the patrons gawked as they watched the cowboy kiss his horse on the butt before coming in to order a drink The bartender served the cowboy and said, "mind if I ask, why'd ya kiss yer horse on the butt?" The cowboy took a drink and said, "yeah, it's cause I got chapped lips." The bartender asked, "does the manure help them heal?" The cowboy replied, "Nope, but it keeps me from licking them!"

National Laughter Month

I think I have an idea. September should be National Laughter Month. I love laughing. I love comedy. I love a good joke. I love watching people trip. I could go on.

So, I'm going to find at least one thing to laugh at every day this month and if I'm not laughing to hard I'll try and post it so that you can have a good chuckle yourself

Here's some good news about laughter:

In two US studies, doctors have found that 15 minutes of laughter a day is good for the vascualr system. They found that the blood flowed more freely in 9 out of 10 people while they were laughing, with average blood flow increasing some 22 percent. The physical benefits of laughing were similar to those people get when exercising, without the aches and pains. But -- we're not off the hook -- doctors say that we should continue to exercise at least three times a week.

So... I have the perfect workout. Put on your running shoes and grap two joke books. I recommend "The Far Side" & "B…

What's up with September?

September is kinda a random month. January is the new year, February is Valentines, March is St. Patrick's day, April is Easter, May is Spring, June-August is Summer and everything that goes with that. October is officially Fall and Halloween, November is Thanksgiving, and Decemeber is Christmas. So what is up with September. Something comes to mind and I feel some sort of emotion when I think of any other month. But with September I draw a blank. It's like ahh....... umm....... well.......... yeah......... it's another month..........

So that being said I think I'll come up with something for September. I know that Jadon has already decided that he is going to blog every day this month. That's something! Maybe he should make that something he does annually and then I'll think... "Oh... September.... that's BLOG MONTH" Or maybe I'll come up with something of my own. Maybe I'll floss everyday in September I don't know yet. I&#…