Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New look!

So...what do you think of the new look?

As an early birthday gift (over a month early, haha!), Rachel over at A Future Pastor's Wife offered to redesign my blog. Did I hesitate? HECK NO!! I'm fairly computer illiterate (especially for someone who actually runs a Web site...), so it was a great opportunity for me to have a fun make-over.

(P.S. If you want a new blog look, I'd HIGHLY recommend her!!)

Now, on to more serious issues. Such as my coffee cup is empty, and I need to refill it.

Done. Better now.

My legs are ACHING right now. Some friends and I got together for a Redneck Water Park on Saturday, and my ribs are just now beginning to recover. What is a Redneck Water Park, you ask? Well, my dear friends, it's when you take a 100-ft long piece of visene (sp?), put it down a steep hill, pour baby shampoo and water all over the slide (and yourself) and slide down, praying to God that you don't hit the pipe that's hidden somewhere in that area and break an arm. Oh, and you also hope that three guys don't fly down right behind you, run into you, and cause a four-man pileup. Yeah, that happened. I think I accidently smacked Doc in the face with my elbow. Sorry, Doc.

And, of course, there's the training for the half-marathon. Rindy and I did four miles Saturday night in under an hour. We actually did not make the 52-min goal I was hoping for, but anything under an hour I'll take! Even better, yesterday I ran a mile in 12 mins -- a minute earlier than last week! AND I ran for ten straight minutes at one point. Yes, my face was unnaturally red from my cheeks to my forehead (and unnaturally pale from cheeks down), so I probably worked out a little too hard (the dizziness was also a sign), but I did it!

We also had my mom's 60th birthday party on Sunday, which was lots of fun! Family, cake, and presents (though not for me, sadness...lol!)! She has a lot of nice pictures with her camera, and she better get them uploaded to Snapfish quickly so I can order them!! ;)

So what was good for y'all this weekend? And how do you like the new layout?

21 comments:

David said...

I like the new look!

Brooke said...

love the new look!! :)

our "homemade" waterparks are actually all natural. we just go into the national park and find a water hole! :P there is an 8 foot cliff you can jump off of into a deep pool, then of course just the creeks themselves

Mari said...

It looks great! I love the colors. Rachel did good!

septembermom said...

Absolutely gorgeous and sophisticated! I love it. Glad that your mom had a nice birthday. Rest those achy legs when you can :)

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

love it love it love it. you know i love anything with a fleur de lis in it! lol.

ps - i am coming home friday! i cannot wait.

Kelly Combs said...

Love the new look! I like the kissing picture at the top. SO SWEET!!! And of course your dog. :-)

kara with a k said...

I love it, and since I've been pondering a new blog layout I'm glad to know who I can get to do it for me. Yay!

Sara@i.Sass said...

I love bloggy makeovers, well, I love any kinda of makeover really. IT takes a lot of work and heart and I can't say I've ever seen a bad makeover...
Redneck Water park! *snort*
You know your an old redneck when instead of thinking up ways to have fun, you start thinking up ways how NOT to break a hip!
That would be me, the redneck that doesn't want to break a hip. And baby shampoo, MY goodness ya'll must have been CLEAN when you were finished!

sara said...

love the new look!!

I am so impressed by your running. I wish I had started that when I was young.....

Carrie said...

It is beauiful! I am never quite satisfied with any blog templates I have found and never have enough time to learn how to do it on my own! I shall ceck out Rachel's site right now!

Rachelle said...

Love the new look! Lots of fall color!

Growin' with it! said...

luva luva luva it! great job on the running!☺

Aleta said...

It's very pretty! I noticed you still managed a Fleur de Lis on the coffee mug. * so smiling * Sounds like you had a blast!

SuperAngel said...

looks "super"! ;)
I've left a comment before and even bookmarked your site, and I just came back over the other day... I LOVE your site! I loved your wedding story.
Big Superman fan here and its so awesome to find another one! :)
thank you for your comment.

Kelly said...

oooooo...ahhhhhh...i love your new look! the colors are superb!

keep going with the running! when is this half-marathon anyway?

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I absolutely love the new look. It's very welcoming. I can relate to your running goals!

Mama Belle said...

Wait, "Rachel" did this! I didn't even realize she did this type of thing. She's so good.

Love it!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

cuteness!

Sarah M. said...

Love the new look!!!

Jill said...

I love your new look! It's great!

Jourdan said...

the redesign is RAD!