Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Music City Half Marathon



Well, I may be completely insane, but I signed up with some of my gal-pals to do a 1/2 Marathon! This is something I've always wanted to do, but has always meandered towards the bottom my eternally long to-do list! But now I have a date, a plan, and good friends to help motivate along the way. So here goes nothin! Training started 2 weeks ago. I even trained while we were in Hawaii... which was really TOUGH to do while on vacation! Although, I have to say, running on the beach was pretty cool!

I made up a blog for our little running group. There are about 7 of us so far... and we are calling ourselves "The Marathon Mamas." The link is: http://www.tsrunners.blogspot.com/

Hopefully we'll all get through the training injury-free and make it through to the finish line. OH HAPPY DAY! This is an enormous goal for me, and I am excited for the challenge!

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
-Oprah Winfrey

Thanks for all your support! (I'll need it!)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ballroom Dance Class

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Stegmann Dance Studio
www.stegmanndance.com

As many of you know, Shane and I have been taking a ballroom dance class. It's been such a BLAST! Bruce and Angelika Stegmann are such entertaining, funny, and talented instructors. Today is our last day of class.... that is until we get back from Hawaii, when we start the advanced class! We can't wait!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jess's Family News


****NEWS****

GRANT AND KATE



Okay, I've been meaning to post this for a while... but my brother Grant and his wife Kate are going to have a little baby BOY!! CONGRATS GUYS!! We can't wait.

ELISE AND LOGAN



The other news is my little sister Elise is engaged to her Marine, Logan Riddle, who is now in Iraq serving our country for a year! I'm sure that's going to be a rough time, but you'll be in our prayers!!! LOVE YOU!!!