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Monday, March 31, 2008

SNOW DAY

School is closing at 10:15 this morning. That sucks.

I feel like I'm living in the North Pole, is this winter gonna EVER END?????

All I have to say is that I'm NOT shoveling this time. I did way more than my share this year!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Road Race....

We've got ONE more week until the 8k road race that Phil & I are gonna do. I just looked online & it's not the 5 miles I thought it was. An 8k is only 4.97 miles......PHEW!!

I ran tonight...5 miles. I've only done that once before & figured I better do it to see where I'm at. I probably walked about 3 minutes & ran the whole other 54 minutes. It took me 57 minutes to do 5 miles. My average speed was 5.2. My goal is to get done in 60 minutes & not walk for more than 5 minutes total. So hopefully I should be able to achieve that.

I've been training for this for 4 months now. Phil has a hurt foot & wasn't gonna do it. So I told him that I wasn't gonna either cause I didn't want to run alone. So he's been out running twice now & has this week to get ready. I take 4 months, he takes a week. (My other goal is to beat him.....shhh don't let him know that.)

I just checked the online results from last year. If we finish in an hour, overall we'll be in the 500th place bracket. There should still be 200 people behind us so that's cool, we shouldn't end up in last place!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shrinking Man...

I sent Phil to Kmart last night. They have clothes on clearance & told him to get himself some new church pants and shirts. He cleaned out his closet a few weeks ago & outgrew some clothes as well. He told me to no longer buy clothes for him. I guess he doesn't like what I buy?? So anyhow, I told him to get himself some new pants cause those SAME ones he wears week after week....well they are probably 15 years old now!!

Besides getting a nice pair of black dress pants, he came home with some new camoflauge jeans........size 32......a size he hasn't seen since high school! Wow. Way to go Phil. He's pretty much been a 36 since I've known him, going to a 35 & even some 34's. Now a 32. He modeled them for me last night & I only heard it like 10x......"did I tell you these are a size 32"

Hmmmmm did he get that from me when I came home from the Mall of America a few weeks ago wearing my new jeans....."like my new jeans....size FOUR.......did I tell you these are a size FOUR?" (he's gotten good though cause now when I put them on, he says to me "are those your four's?")

Ok, so they are the ONLY pair of 4's in my closet but the last time I was in this size. Oh ya right, I was NEVER in this size before.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Our FOUR year old!!

Zander turned 4 on Saturday. Phil took the boys to Happy Joe's for pizza & ice cream & games. He opened his presents Monday night since Lexi & I were gone over the weekend. He LOVES his new Remote Control Car he got....We may have cake tonight if I get going & bake one!!

Happy 4th Birthday Zander!
 
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Fun with Savannah & Livi!

Well I got ONE of the girls to look at me for the picture! Lexi had a wonderful weekend with her cousins. It was so cute, when I was in the other room, I heard her say to Savannah while they were playing "let's pretend we are sisters"

It was a long drive for her, but she did really well. No BROTHERS to fight with!! Made it a very relaxing drive for me too!! We both had a fun weekend!
 
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Hotties?!!?

Well I guess since Shannon said we were...I guess I'll say it too! LOL A pair of hotties, ready to hit the night!

I was struggling for awhile now trying to find a dress for the wedding. I had ordered one online and got it (simple black dress) and thought it would be ok but I wanted to see if I could find something else. So last Monday when I was at the Mall of America shopping with Heidi, she helped me & I did find another black dress. Well again, it was ok but I wasn't really comfortable in it. So........Shannon & I went shopping on Saturday, day of the wedding. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh!? We ended up at Kohl's & the Boston Store. You can see what I ended up with, pants! I just felt more comfortable in it. So while we were shopping, they had some people doing UPDO'S for prom. So I asked if they'd do my hair. And they did.....while I really didn't like how it turned out, it was FREE so I learned to like it. LOL While I was doing that, they were also doing make-up & Shannon got hers done!! What a fun afternoon to start off the fun night we had together!

 
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Enjoying the Music!

 
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My Date at the Wedding...

was having a good time!
 
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Week 4 Day 1

I missed a work out last week, crazy busy with going to the cities for a night, class field trip & then to Milwaukee for the weekend. Will try to update, add pictures tomorrow.

Tonight I did
5 mins 4.0
5 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
20 mins 4.0 w/ weights for about 7 mins

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Week 3 Day 2

Week 3 Day 2

Been awhile since I've been able to work out!
5 mins 4.0
5 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.0
14 reps at 7 stations

30 mins treadmill, different speeds & inclines. For shits & giggles I did 15-30 seconds of running at 10.0. That got my heart rate up to 180! I think the highest it's ever been!!

Water Festival

I went on a field trip with Nick's class on Wednesday. We went to a WATER FESTIVAL held at the South Central College campus in Mankato. We learned different things about water & then they played some games & fun activities in one of the rooms. Here's Nick in a giant bubble!
 
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Painting

Painting a fish that he stamped on a card that I had him give to Zander as a birthday card. Zander LOVED it & hung it on his door ;-)
 
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Face Painting

That's a Volcano on his face ;-)
 
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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Week 3 Day 1

Actually worked out Sat night in Winona.
5 mins 4.0
5 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
20 mins treadmill, different speeds & inclines

I'm heading to the Twin Cities Mon morning to meet my friend who is here from Alaska. We are going shopping (Mall of America!) and I'm staying at the hotel with her tomorrow night & then going to her brother's wedding in Wisconsin on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing her & spending some time with her. Heidi's parents own the resort in Alaska that Phil & I stayed at when we went to Alaska back in 2003!

WELCOME....

to the 2008 Kids State Wrestling Tournament!
 
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The Crowd......

Guessing there were around 3,000 people there.
 
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Get Outta My Way...

The #2 spot is MINE!
 
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The Winners!

 
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Nick...Smilin'!

 
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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rochester State Wrestling Meet Match 1

Nick had 5 boys in his bracket. He took 2nd place today! I'll post pictures later, I don't have my cord with me so can't do it today. Here is his first match of three.
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Match #2 Rochester State Tournament

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Match 3 for 1st/2nd Place

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Fun Night!

We got Nick weighed in last night in Rochester. We had signed him up for the 103 weight class & he weighed in at 104.8 so he had to go to the 112 weight class.

Wrestling started this morning at 8:30. I'm here in Lewiston with the kids & Phil, his folks & Nick are at the meet. It just gets to be too much with the kids so we opted to stay here. Just got a call that Nick pinned his first guy in under a minute, so he's got 1 win under his belt. I have no idea how many are in his group. From the pre-registration list it looked like 5 others but there could of been some moving around depending on how the actual kids weighed in.

Well we had a rough night last night. We could tell something was wrong with Zachary as he was laying on the floor before 8:00. He only got about an hour nap yesterday so we first thought maybe he was just tired...but then the way he acted I thought something else wasn't right. Put him to bed at 8:00 & I went to bed about 11:00 and went in there just in time to hear him squirming....and then he got sick. I had taken a bowl in there just in case but of course we didn't get the bowl to him in time. I'm just thankful I wasn't in bed with him when it happened!! So we got him cleaned up & laid down. I figured there would be more & sure enough....one more time. After that, I ended up putting him on the floor & he went to sleep. Woke up better but now it's coming out the other end.

I didn't hear it, but I guess around 2:00 am, Lexi woke up (was sleeping w/ Zander) and had a cough/runny nose & went in by Phil (who was sleeping w/ Nick). Phil moved Nick to the couch and I guess he got his croupy cough and started hacking. So then Lexi was sleeping with Phil. Lexi also woke Zander up when she got up but I guess he went back to sleep.

I think we all will be taking naps this afternoon for sure!
Let's hope tonight goes better!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Getting ready for State Wrestling Tournament!

Z & Z had their own wrestling tournament today!
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Match 2

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Week 2 Day 3

Week 2 Day 3

5 mins 4.0
5 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
14 reps 7 stations
2 mins 6.5

Pop Jumping

 
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Pop Jumping

Nick...jumping over 12 packs of pop.
 
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School!

Zander & Zachary checking out Lexi's classroom on Tuesday.
 
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Big Hill Part 1

Hopefully our LAST time sledding, sick of winter!! I had to turn the video off cause we were going so fast I thought we were gonna flip over! There isn't much snow on the hill so we went a LOT faster than last time!!

This was Zach's first time going down & I was surprised at how well he did. He loved it! He even made it up the hill by himself....TWICE! Those little legs gotta be tired after that!
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Big Hill, Take 2!

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Little Hill

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Little Hill

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Week 2 Day 2

Week 2 Day 2

Warm up of 5-10 mins, not exactly sure what I did cause I got my new heartrate monitor today & was playing with that trying to get it set!
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
14 reps 7 stations
5 mins or so 4.0

That was all I got done today, on a time limit, kids were at gymnastics so had to go pick them up!

Big Winner!

We went to the Farm Show at the Civic Center over the weekend & a local bank had a guessing game of how many pieces of corn in the jar. Adults as well as kids could guess. I guessed 3 or 400, can't remember. Lexi made a guess...can't remember what she put & Nick put down 10,000. I LAUGHED at that one! I know it's always more than you think, but 10,000?!? Ok, Nick!

I'm sure you know where this is going..........we got a call yesterday from the bank. Nick Fischer won on his guess! The actual number was 10,380!! So today we stopped at the bank to pick up his prize. He had a choice between a John Deere or Farmall tractor. We took the John Deere. He hasn't seen it yet but told me NOT to open it. I think he wants me to try selling it for him. It looks like this.

In other news...I had a little OOPS at Walgreen's today. My total was negative 2.75. Jeremy says "oops, we owe you" I said, that wasn't suppose to happen! Of course I had the boys with me so I wasn't able to figure out my total cause I'm always getting distracted by them! SO I had to quick go grab a few things in order for me to pay them!! There were some vitamins that I made quite a bit of money on. I had overage of almost $15.00 from that! Without mfg coupons, I still would of had overage of almost $7.00. SO I think I gotta go back & clear the shelf on that one! FREE vitamins, FREE money, can't beat that!!

The other good deal today that had Jeremy asking how I did that was the a Register Rewards deal. If you look in their ad this week, they say buy 6 certain items (on sale for 6/$20), get $12 back in RR. Well, they had TRIAL size items that were included so I bought 6 of those for $6.36 with tax & it spit on coupons for $12.00 to be used on my next order! So there was $5.64 FREE. Jeremy was looking it over & says "you just MADE money on that deal" I was like, uh huh. And he said, where is that in the ad...so I had to show him but then said sorry, all the trial size were gone. I only did it once so either they were low to begin with or someone else did that deal too.

It's Lutheran Schools Week this week at school & today was Parent's Day for lunch. The boys & I joined Nick & Lexi for lunch. We then went in their classrooms for a bit. It was also crazy hair/dress day. Some of the kids looked really good! Thursday night is Nick's concert. Hopefully I'll be able to video some of that.

Friday we head to Rochester/Lewiston for the state wrestling meet. So far it looks like there are only 3 in Nick's weight class. If he has to go up a class, there will be 3 or 4 in that group. Unless of course there are a lot of last minute sign ups! So it looks like he'll get a medal....they give them out for 1st-6th place. I think there are around 17 wrestlers from New Ulm going. If he would of lost the 10 pounds we wanted him to, he would of been down in the 95 pound group & I think there were around 16 wrestlers so that would be more wrestling/competition. The ones in his group are all from the metro area so it will be against boys he hasn't wrestled at all this year. Should be some good matches!

Does ANYONE see warm weather in our future?!!? This has been such a COLD winter & I'm ready for it to be DONE!!!!!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Week 2 Day 1

5 mins 4.0
5 mins 6.5
14 reps at 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
14 reps 7 stations
2 mins 6.5
10 mins 4.0
15 seconds 10.0
30 mins sauna