Saturday, June 23, 2012

Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows:

I had one of those weeks where I kept thinking "wow-- this is so great." But then after a while I would think "Bummer... why is this happening?" I've heard of people who do 'highs and lows' with their kids at dinner. We've tried to do that, but our kids are too little. Someday, I hope we do that as a family. Until then, here are my highs and lows from the week. And let's start with the low. (I'm definitely a save the best for last kinda gal)

The lows:
-Hearing a kid at the park say to Hendrix: "Don't play by me, I don't want to play with you." (A kid that we know, by the way. And he was just being a kid. But it's heartbreaking to hear someone say that to your kid. And then to see your kid burst into tears because his friend said that to him).
-At same park (it was a bad morning), Quinn got so frustrated that she tried to bite me. What?! Then when I stopped her she bit herself. I guess we need to work on dealing with frustration.
-Running five miles (That's a LOW you say?) Because it was ONLY five miles-- which means I still have a long way to go to run a half marathon
-I'm feeling old. I went to book club with one of my new friends who is a lot younger than me. It made me feel really old. 

The Highs:
-I ran 5 miles!!! That is the longest distance I have run since high school, so I'm pretty proud of myself. Seriously guys-- 5 miles. That's far. ;)
-Instagram. I love Instagram. Those of you who are already friends with me on there (Hi guys!! It's so fun, huh?!), the rest of you- get an iPhone and get Instagram. 
-I feel so happy to be in Austin. It's not easy to make such a humungous life change, but Dave and I both just feel like life is so much better for us here. We love our house and ward and neighborhood and Dave's job.
-Not having to work right now. I've been doing hair at least part time for the last 10 years of my life. I'm really happy to be having an extended break right now. 
-This morning was a great morning- so it deserves to be on my 'highs' list. Woke up and had an early run, followed by Dave getting up early for a run (I know, right??!!), followed by us all going for a swim at 7:30 am. Seriously a dreamy morning. 

Here are my Instagrams from the week. Seriously everyone- jump on the bandwagon.


Lindsay said...

great post. and 5 miles is a long way. good for you. thats so awesome. and i still think you're so hot in those yellow pants!!!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

about six or so months ago, there was a snooty little girl that told jax he couldn't play with her and her friends and she physically pushed him out of her room. oh, i BAWLED that night. it sure breaks your heart. i wish kids weren't so mean to each other sometimes, but you are right.... just part of growing up. i am so sorry that happened to hendrix. that's awful! :(

i LOVE your yellow pants!
what's instagram? i'll go google it.

kelsey said...

My high of the week is your outfit. I love you. And five miles is really great! I wish I were doing that right now.

Mom said...

You inspire me and I ran 3/4 mile today and went on to walk to cover 2 miles. If my hip doesn't start hurting I'd like to get back to doing 5 Ks. I also LOVE those yellow pants.

Jan said...

I can't wait until I can run again!!! I am so proud of you!! 5 miles is a lot and it won't be long until you can do 10 then 13 no problem! I am glad you are enjoying Austin although we miss you here!!!

Love ya!

Mom said...

You inspire me and I ran 3/4 mile today and went on to walk to cover 2 miles. If my hip doesn't start hurting I'd like to get back to doing 5 Ks. I also LOVE those yellow pants.

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

YAY for 5 miles, I am very impressed!!! I hope to get back into exercising after this baby, but it won't be running :-)
We just got back from the park and some kids were mean to Emery, it breaks your heart! Miss you!

Kaitlin Hansen said...

Hey, Sister Keller. It's Kaitlin Hansen, from 2nd ward years ago. I was wondering if you'd be okay with sharing your instagram username so i can follow you! :)