Friday, April 2, 2010

OK visit and Dam Run

I mentioned in my last post that I was headed to OK to visit Malinda, John, and Ethan...I had SO much fun! It was awesome to catch up with Malinda and to not have any kind of schedule - except Ethan's: ) He is such a good baby!

When I reached OK on Monday morning, we picked up John and went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant (YUM!). Then, Malinda, Ethan, and I went shopping and picked up some food for the next few days. The weather was AWESOME, so we went on a 4 mile walk on an awesome trail that winds around Bartlesville! SO fun: ) John grilled porkchops, and after a glass of wine we relaxed the rest of the night!

The next day Malinda and I woke up early to attempt Malinda's first post-baby run! I was SO impressed! We ran about 3 miles...and did not stop at all! (Malinda will definitely be my inspiration some day after I have a baby! She ran a 10k last weekend - about 6 weeks after Ethan was born! Go Mindy!) After showering, Malinda and I made dinner (tortilla soup that could be reheated at dinner time - yum!) and cupcakes (reduced sugar classic yellow with reduced sugar chocolate fudge frosting).

In the afternoon, we did a little shopping at the mall! When we returned to the house, Ethan and I had a photo shoot after I fed him his "supper". Isn't he adorable!?!

Then, we ate the soup we made in the morning and relaxed while watching American Idol: ) I really did have such a good time: )

Oh yeah! Malinda also introduced me to this YUMMY cheese - Laughing Cow. SO SO SO good! I keep forgetting to look for it in Lawrence, but now I am craving it!

Before I left Wednesday morning, I had to take some more pics with Ethan: ) He also did some smiling at his mama!!

I failed to take any pics with Malinda or to take any pics of Malinda with Ethan, but she was kind enough to send me a few of her faves! She looks SO happy and beautiful! Love her so much!!

In my last post I said that I did not take any pictures with Ethan during our first meeting - but I forgot about this one that Malinda took! He was NOT happy when I was holding him, so I was a little frightened! Ha: )

On another note, I have been training for a half-marathon, and I completed the Dam Run 12k last weekend (in AWFUL cold/rainy weather!). I was the first female in my age group...although I may have been the only female in my age group! HA! It is still fun to say that I won - for the second time! Nick took my picture when I returned home: )

The half is next week, and (after a successful 11.5-mile run this morning!) I think I am ready for it!


Jenny Laird said...

FYI - they also have a lite version of laughing cow cheese. I would spread it on crackers and eat with turkey pepperoni. Congrats on your run! You go girl :)

Julia Dohen.... said...

YAY Lauren! I love you:)

By the way tell Mindy that babies should not be that cute! Ethan is adorable!!!

You look very good with a baby:)



malindaohara said...

L- Good luck next weekend! I'll be thinking of you :-)
I enjoyed reading your post about your time in OK. Ethan and I had such a fabulous time. I was just telling my mom about it this weekend! I hope you have a great week!