Wow, today (today is Friday to me but Saturday to you ;) has been quite emotional! First, I pulled up to McKenna's school to drop her off and there were 2 cop cars parked in front. I was not about to send her in there without seeing what was going on. I told her to stay in the car and that I would be right back. She freaked out and said, "No, then you will die and I will never to go school again and I will never be happy at Christmas time!" She was getting teary which just broke my heart. We decided to circle the building, I knew if there were something too serious going on that there would be more than 2 cops there. After circling the building I locked my kids in the car and ran inside to see what was going on. I saw 3 policeman standing there shootin' the breeze. I asked if the school was safe and a cop told me it was so I sent Kenna in and went home.
As I was driving home the events of last week hit me hard. I have been trying to avoid the news because I hate how horrible the world is that we live in and I didn't want to be scared to send my kids to school. I got very emotional and that started my downward spiral. I thought of all those parents who sent their sweet babies off to school and will never see them again, at least in this life. After school, Kenna told me that there had been a threat at a school in Mapleton which is 2 minutes away and that 6 kids were arrested. That made me so angry. Why didn't the cop tell me what was really going on? I would have never left my baby girl there had I known that the stupidity is spreading to our little community!
Later in the day my dear friend Holly brought me a huge bag of goods. She did way too much and included a note that made me cry. She said she wished she could give me a new gas range but couldn't quite swing that. She gave me some very thoughtful gifts and I am so thankful to have such a caring friend.
THEN, I got a text from my friend Dawn offering to let us use her toaster oven until we can get a new stove. I don't know why but I just started bawling all over the place. Jake thought I had lost my darn mind. It was getting time to pick our kids up from gymnastics so I tried desperately to compose myself. Just when I had calmed myself down "Away in a Manger" came on the radio. I was fighting with all my might not to cry, do you think it worked?? NO!! Jake has been gone on a business trip all week and apparently didn't know what he had gotten himself into spending time with me.
We got home to find a gift from one of my very best friends, Niccole, who I rarely see anymore. I miss her so very much and reading her note made me emotional again. Mostly because we used to see each other everyday and now we only see each other in passing at the gym.
I feel a bit like Scrooge at the end of the movie! I have seen so much kindness shown to me today that I really didn't deserve. I am grateful for all that I have been blessed with, especially a great family and good friends! I don't know if any of this makes any sense and I know no body really cares but I wanted to get some feelings out there. Enough is enough already! There is a giveaway today and it is AWESOME, valued at over $100!
On the 11th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...an entry into the Top of Utah Marathon!!!!! So awesome right?!? The race will be held in Logan, Utah on September 21, 2013. I am here to tell you that this is an amazing race, one of my very favorites!!! You can read all about my Top of Utah full marathon experience HERE and my TOU half marathon experience HERE! Both the full and the half are beyond amazing!
There I am feeling AMAZING during the last 10 miles of the Top of Utah Marathon. It was a really good day, rain, hail and all! I truly LOVE this race! I am doing the Ogden Marathon in May but I am also doing the Top of Utah Marathon. I can't wait!
This is Holly and I after we paced the Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon this year!
Not only will you get an entry into the marathon but you will also get...
That's right! Scott at Scott James Jewelry was beyond generous and sent many necklaces so the lucky winner of the marathon will also get a cute necklace!!!
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On the 11th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...an entry into the Top Of Utah Marathon. Ends 25th.
On the 10th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a Scott James necklace. Ends 24th.
On the 9th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a stocking full of GU. Ends 23rd.
On the 8th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a Twete Bird headband.
On the 7th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...$20 to Yogurtland.
On the 6th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a Handful brazier.
On the 5th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...4 FREE meals to Costa Vida.
On the 4th day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a bottle of Sportlegs.
On the 3rd day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...Good2Go protein bars.
On the 2nd day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...a pair Pro Compression.
On the 1st day of Christmas Lil' Mama gave to me...Terra Miaaaaa.
And the winner of the Twete Bird Headband is...