Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mi sábado

Sometimes people sleep in on Saturday ... and sometimes they become licensed to teach Zumba classes.
This past weekend I took a little trip to Greenville, South Carolina. What a cute little city. Because of that trip I can now teach Zumba classes. I still have a ways to go before I will actually be ready to do a class of my own. But now I am licensed. So Watch out ... Here I come shakin my groove thang.
This is a picture of everyone on Saturday. Interesting crowd to say the least. I'm in the middle. In blue. Can you find me?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Meg and Terry

The older I get the more thankful I become for my parents. I have always known they were great, but now that I am in the "adult world" I appreciate them more. I appreciate them supporting me. Not just financially, but in every decision I made and make. I appreciate their marriage. They love and respect each other, and it is evident that their relationship is centered around Christ. I appreciate the way they laugh and flirt and still hold hands. I appreciate all the little life lessons they taught me that have made me the woman I am today. They always said (and say) ...
1. "What is mine is yours" ... I have carried this little saying into my relationship with Andy and friends. I believe this little saying I grew up hearing made giving and sharing a priority in my life.
2. "You can do anything you set your mind to." I can't tell you how many times I have heard this! Not in an arrogant kind of way, but in a determined and accomplished attitude. My parents gave me the mind set that I truly can achieve anything I want to.
3. "Never give up." The word quit didn't even exist in my family. Anything you started you finished. If you told someone you would be somewhere you would be there. And early for that matter. I was taught that when I gave someone my word I would do it!
4. "Nobody loves you like your mom and dad." Heard this one on the daily! They said I love you ALL the time. I appreciate it more now than I did then.
5. "Kill them with Kindness." Meg loved this phrase! This was her solution for just about any disagreement.
6. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
7. "Life isn't fair." Oh my goodness did they love this one. But it is so true. Thanks mom and dad for teaching me early that things don't always go your way.
8.  "I love your dad/mom more than anyone in this world. I will always love him/her and divorce is never an option." Growing up there was never a doubt in my mind that my parents loved each other. I am so thankful for the way they care about one another.
So thanks mom and dad for all you did and do.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hot Yoga

Our small group took a field trip. To Hot Yoga.
It is what it is called. HOT! Never ever ever ever have I been drenched in sweat like I was after this hot yoga class. It was unlike anything I have done before. All I remember from the classs is being hot ... feeling really good and sleepy ... and lots of Downward Dog. So there you have it folks. Small Group takes on Hot Yoga. CHECK!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


So I planted flowers. And I am really proud of them. We have flower boxes under all the windows on the front of our house. Ever since move in day I have wanted for those cute little boxes to hold flowers :)
My mom kills every plant she touches ... no joke. So I got my Mimi to help me figure out what to plant. In the end we decided to go with Lantana. This past Saturday (on my Birthday) I told Andy all I wanted was for us to work in the yard together. And that is exactly what we did. Happy Birthday to me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Knoxville Marathon 2013

So proud of my husband. So Proud! He ran the Knoxville Marathon this past Sunday. And he did great! Dad and I ran the half ... so we were with him during the first 13 miles of the race. I'll walk you through the day via pictures :)

Here we are at 6:45 am. YAY! About to head over to the start 

The dreaded Noelton Hill. Mile 7 ish (ignore moms thumb in the corner. She struggles sometimes)

Dad and I finished 13.1 and met up with Mom and Cal. Then we headed over to Island Home (Mile 20) to see Andy run.

Here he is!!! Doing great!

I jumped in at Mile 20 (ish) and ran with him to encourage him. He said this was the hardest part of the race. He was getting tired and the sun was really starting to come out. He kept on running though :)

And here he is entering Neyland! About to finish 26.2 miles. Go Andy Go! 

HE DID IT! Way to go Andy!

And then we ate and drank and crashed. The End.
It was so much fun to watch him accomplish this. His goal was to finish under 5 hours and run the entire time. And he did just that! Andy Fennell is a marathoner y'all!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Weekend

What a fun Easter Weekend we had! I was off on good Friday which was AMAZING. I don't remember the last time I stayed in my pjs until noon ... but that is exactly what I did. I got all caught up on housework and errands, and had a great date night with my husband.
Saturday we spent time with our Amachi kids. We went over to their house and participated in the Easter Egg hunt they were having. Side note: They hid hard boiled eggs ... not the plastic ones with candy inside. Yes I was astonished.   

And Easter Sunday Andy and I ditched the fam and headed to the mountains. I can't think of a better place to celebrate our creator. We had so much fun. So thankful we took a day for our marriage and spent time together.

He is Risen!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April

On the first day of every month this happens ...
Andy is red. I am pink. Events are green. And things we do together are orange.
Am I psycho?!
Our schedules are so crazy that if it doesn't get written down we are doomed! Every Sunday I write down Andy's work schedule for the following week. We kinda live week to week in the Fennell house. We never know whats coming next ... Unless it is on the CALENDAR! I like to plan. I like to organize. And I am very visual. Thank goodness Andy puts up with me :) sooooo Happy April yall!