Saturday, December 29, 2007

All I Wanted For Christmas

...and then some.

What an amazingly fun first Christmas as three! It began with a few things before Christmas....

--A fun time with my 2 chicas, TriShannon and DaisyDuc as we met up in Columbus for lunch

--Lunch the next day with JayZ and my buddy, Steph, who came up from C-bus for a quick visit
--an 8 mile run at a 9:42/mile pace, followed by coffee at Caribou with my running buddies

--an awesome 2500 yard swim at the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW REC CENTER opened in the city where I teach...which means, folks, that I can buy a membership for Matt AND myself for less than just myself at the Y! Goodbye, 20 yard Y pool that is 99 degrees. (moment of silence for my Y membership)

--42 pounds lost and counting. (Sadly, I have a few more still to lose...you'd think 42 would have been enough, but Baby Z just really wanted me to pack it on.)

--Registering for the final stage of my comeback "trifecta..." the Columbus Marathon. Sub-4, here I come!

Christmas was spent with family and friends, and we had a wonderful time at home sharing our first Christmas morning with our little guy. He wasn't quite sure what was going on, but that's OK. I can't wait until he gets to understand the magic that Christmas brings.







And to think, that last year at this time I was sunning and surfing in the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii...wow, what a difference a year makes.

With all the changes of the past year I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude for what I am so lucky to have...my family, my friends, and my health. As two of our friends are struggling to deal with some serious issues in their families this holiday season, it makes me realize even more how blessed and lucky I am.

I can hardly wait to see what 2008 brings.

17 comments:

Jennifer P said...

What a fantastic post. You have a truly blessed family. 2008 will be a wonderfully perfect year for you!
Oh, and that little bit of weight will come off mo problem.

E-Speed said...

You look great! Glad to hear you had a fantastic Christmas!

DaisyDuc said...

Girl it was awesome to get the opportunity to hang with ya for the day!

Sounds like you and the fam had a great Christmas...have a happy new year!!!

Michelle said...

Great pictures! Sounds like it was a very nice Christmas : )

Wes said...

What a beautiful family :-) I especially like the character that the pug adds :-) :-) Happy New Year! Iron-T!!! Great goals for 2008!!

IronMatron said...

JayZ is one cute kid! Congrats on making it through those early months with such a great attitude and appreciation. You're inspiring!

Kim said...

happy new year sara! all the best for a great 2008! (you look fantastic by the way!)

Josh said...

Having a new baby around sure makes the holidays more fun.

Happy New Year!

Kurt said...

2007 was a very good year for you. I look forward to having Shannon pace me at Twin City Marathon!

The best of course was meeting Jackson finally. What great pictures of you and the family!

Duane said...

Happy New Year!

Lana said...

Awe, you are so right, Sara. We are all so lucky. And I also feel lucky to have you as one my best blogger friends!!

JayZ looks sooo cute! And just wait until next year, and the next...it just keeps getting more fun!

Huge congrats to you on dropping the 42lbs...that is sooo awesome! You look great in the pics. And I can't wait to follow your journey to sub4 - I know you can do it!

Happy New Year! Much love to all of you guys!!!

Runner Susan said...

How wonderful! Happy new year!

xt4 said...

Happy new year! Can't wait for all that '08 brings for you as you Return to the Game, and for your lovely family as well.

PS - Jackson says hullo to Jackson -

Steve Stenzel said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Great photo of the gang! (That's right, you're up to a "gang" now)

Polly said...

great post! I like stopping in and now and again to see how you are doing. the baby is sooo lovely, and so much HAIR! he's adorable! I admire your getting back into the workouts so quickly. it has taken me longer post-baby! :)

happy new year!!

Cara said...

I can't believe we got similar bracelets! Jonah has that same Santa hat, too (it was too tight for his head, so we just propped it on him). AND, I decided to do Columbus, too! I've always wanted to do that one, and since I can't do Chicago.... So, I'll see you there -- sub-4, yeah!!

Rae said...

Wow! 42 pounds already is seriously awesome!! It looks like you guys had a fantastic Christmas!