Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Whew! It has been a crazy last several days. I left on Thursday of last week to head to Charlotte for my sister Melissa's bachelorette party. To sum the weekend up - it was a total BLAST. Anytime with my sisters is fun time. I can't say enough how much I wish we were closer because there just aren't other relationships in my life like that - they are incredible.
Some pictures from the festivities:

Bowling at Strike City Charlotte

Having some laughs - it's what we do best when we are together!

Tim and I found out on Thursday afternoon that a dear family friend (Bob Yoder) of the Taylors' had lost his ongoing battle with cancer. I sobbed like a little girl in the car when I found out because he was just such an awesome man. I know people always go on and on about people after they die but I swear to you - this man was salt of the earth. When I think of the Taylor's church I see him and Tim's grandad as two of the major heartbeats of the Scott Depot Christ Fellowship family, you know? He was eager to talk to newcomers, always happy to see Tim and I and welcome us home, he was always affectionate and attentive to not only his wife but his three daughters and the list could go on and on. Please be in prayer for his wife Rita who is now left behind with three daughters (Katherine, Mary Beth and Elizabeth). I find encouragement in knowing that he is most surely in heaven and will be reunited with them all one day. Below is a picture of the Yoder family at their eldest daughter Katherine's wedding.

I attended Bob's visitation on Sunday evening - yes, I drove from Charlotte to West Virginia and was back in the car on 5:45 Monday morning to get back for work. Tim left for work in Philadelphia on Sunday morning and I wanted one of us to be there. I am so glad I was able to be there and just love on the family even though it was for a short while. I hate that Tim and I both missed the funeral because I have heard from my in-laws that the service was wonderful.

If it wasn't for our incredible babysitter we would not have been able to swing this arrangement. Once Tim left Sunday morning, Chelsea came to our rescue. Kennedy got some serious quality time with Chelsea all day Sunday and into Monday morning. Praise the Lord for not only a good babysitter but an awesome selfless friend. I knew we couldn't afford childcare and she didn't hesitate to reassure us that payment wasn't needed - she wanted to help us. Well, help us she did and it looks like my princess had fun! Can y'all believe she is getting so big? Oh my goodness - big girl!

I took my p90x out of town (I know, I know - call me dedicated, huh?) My sister Melissa did the Kenpo-X video with me and it put a hurting on her. She really liked it though. This morning, I was up at 5 to do Plyometrics X - lets just say plyo is more like plyouch! Billie and Abby - all I have to say is that is love sisters, because if I wasn't meetin y'all for dinner I wouldn't have gotten up so insanely early. This will be my third week and then I start a new rotation of videos and its funny how perfectly thats timed because I am rapidly getting sick of my current rotation. Courtney is hiking the Appalachian Trail but when she gets back, we plan to start pounding some pavement again and I think Chelsea might try to join us. I ran with my sister Catina this past weekend and I am quickly getting out of running shape. Nothing like a good ole running wake up call. Unfortunately I can't really report anything in the way of weight loss with P90X thus far and I think its because its heavily weight training emphasis right now. I think as I incorporate more cardio I will see more results. I will say my arms are much firmer. They feel much more toned - when they haven't been too sore to touch them, that is. Ha!

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