Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Adventures with Angel and Izaah

Fact: When I hang out with kids I feel like a kid again!
Andy and I have had so much fun getting to know our Amachi kids. They are very unique, and we enjoy spending time with them. This past weekend we had a downtown Knoxville adventure. They live in Halls, so this was special for them because they do not often come downtown.
We went up in the Sunsphere. This was Izaah's first time in the Sunshpere. I love how you can see so much of Knoxville from the top. While up there we played I spy. There were lots of fun things to spy :).  
Then we headed over to the Knoxville Museum of Art. Angel LOOOVES art and is very artistic.
And then we finished off the day at Fort Kid. Who doesn't love this place?!?!  

Monday, March 18, 2013


Last year I ran the Knoxville Marathon. It was one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I have ever done. So glad I did it!

Have you ever trained for something? If you haven't you should. There is something wonderful about working up to something and then finally doing it!
All that to say ... This year Andy is running the Knoxville Marathon. I think part of him can't stand the fact that I have done something more athletic :). I have been running with him during his training. It has been fun to watch him progress! I am already so proud of him. I can't wait to cheer him on for 26.2 miles

Monday, March 11, 2013


I feel like we have been running around like crazy people.
Busy schedules. Busy lives.

I think part of what has made the past few weeks feel so busy is that Colbie has been sick. Really sick. We give her all sorts of meds and shots and special food. She will be fine for a couple of days but then goes down hill again. So hopefully she will get better soon!!! She has been resting a lot to try to make her tummy feel better ... 
She still feels ok enough to help daddy work ...
We have also had a lot of fun getting to know our Amachi kids. They are so much fun. They have really started to open up and let us in. I'm so glad we have the opportunity to build a friendship with Angel and Izaah. Here we are at one of our hangouts. We ate pizza and played cards. Very fun night ...
And we have been working. Here is Andy at "All you can eat nugget night." One kid ate 104 nuggets! 104!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow
And one day we matched for work. So naturally I had to take a picture ...
And last but not least. I am now certified to teach group fitness classes :). I went through a training and passed the test. Wahoooo. So now I have been going to a lot of group workout classes to try to learn. Hopefully I will be ready in the near future to actually teach one.
Happy Monday Everybody!