Photos courtesy of Ryan Prouty

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some fun in a box...

Many thanks to Grammy and Papa Prachar for the fun box of goodies that arrived this weekend! As you can see, the t-shirts fit everyone perfectly and they donned them right away. As soon as we learned the Iowa game was on as we were opening our box, we turned on the game. We were treated to Iowa's first loss this season :o( Paul is convinced we can't watch another one because they will lose again! He is not a football fan!

Of course after every group picture, we have to do a silly one...when will they grow up??? Too quickly, I am sure!!

The box of goodies also included some fall colors in the form of a new dish towel! It brought some fall to the kitchen quite nicely! Thanks!

And of course the kids were SUPER excited about all the treats in the box! The chocolate covered Twizlers are my personal favorite, but it was all great! The cute snowman pops (marshmallows dipped in white chocolate an decorated) will be the closest thing to winter we will have here too! Paul will get his fill on his next trip to Colorado Springs in December...I am cold just thinking about it! He will finish up his training on this next trip (YIPEE!) and is also attending training for financial counseling with Dave Ramsey upcoming! Pray for him and his travels if you think of it!
We are doing well. We are staying busy with sports and kids' activities. I also am so excited to have finally gotten some accountability to my running. I am meeting some ladies in the morning...or should I say dead of night (we meet at 4:50 AM), and we are running 5 miles three days a week. The other 2 days are my later work days (I go in one day at 9 AM and the other one at 10 AM), so I get to sleep in and go to the YMCA to do the circuit and run about 1 mile or more if I have time. I am amazed at the energy I have! I had to quit running with Paul because it was bothering his knees, and I couldn't run outside at night or in the early morning (still dark) by myself. I was getting really bored with the treadmill. Now, 5 miles flies by and I am off to shower and attack my day! I am also amazed at the fact that I can no longer manage to stay awake much past 9 PM! No, by the way, there will probably be no pictures of my running group since we all roll out of bed and head to our meeting place! Its funny, its still dark when we finish our run, so I am not sure any of them would recognize me on the street except Kristin who I ran once with last fall and whose husband is a pilot at Agape. She let me into her group, THANKS Kristin!


Anonymous said...

We love this. The kids look so much taller than when we saw them last. Of course, nothing stops the growth of healthy children. We are thrilled that the fun box was just as intended. Would love to have had matching shirts, but diversity is good too. Our weather is finally Indian Summer, which we enjoy so much. Makes it so much more enjoyable to be out and about. Travis, your running is VERY impressive and over-the-top. We're happy that you run with several other friends. Thank you for the great photos and updates
Love, hugs and prayers, always,
G. & P. P.

2Corinth1:4mom said...

We are more than thrilled to have you join us - you picked up our pace!! And you are correct, definitely no pictures...

Love the pictures of the kids with the shirts!

Cindy and company said...

Yea!!! Glad to see this post. What a wonderful update on everyone. Would love to know when Paul will be traveling so we can pray more specifically. Any other prayer requests? Way to go with the running! YOu amaze me! I don't run unless something scary is chasing me ha ha. I would say that you are an inspiration, but I know that I still won't get going! Fun to see the kids in their IOWA gear! We too were disappointed with the loss. Tom has been watching the Hawkeyes closely this season. So much fun. Let me know what is on the kids wish lists. Love to all.