Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday


Whew. Has it been a week? Really? This week has been a bit like driving my car somewhere only to realize I'm not really sure how I arrived safely. Truly our lethal weapon of a life has been in the fast lane on cruise control while we're somewhere in the back enjoying the ride. Oh well. The wind feels good in our hair these days and we're together.

So I guess I should begin this week by saying there is absolutely no way I went an entire week without keeping up this crazy journal of a blog. Not me! The shame.

I also did not leave a lovey voicemail of gratitude for my hubby on a particularly cheerful Wednesday afternoon thanking him for our life only to find out later that he deleted it without even listening! I did not in the never-to-be-listened-to message praise him for the fact that his hard work allows me to lay barefoot in the sunshine in our beautiful backyard with three loves of my life and teach them how to enjoy a spring day. I did not gush about how everything we do is better when he's there. No, I did not marry a man that would delete a message like that only to say, "When I heard it was you and we had talked already, I deleted it. Why?" Ahem.

I did not get visibly shaken when my Wasatch Back team reassigned my three legs of 24-hour run to begin with a 7.1 mile uphill run on a dirt road over Avon Pass. Really?! Did I not just have a baby. Okay he's nine months old, but you can say you just had a baby until they're two, right? I am, after all, still nursing. Let's see you run up a dusty mountain carrying two gallons of milk. For the love. (Really, I'm just glad my great group of running buddies invited me back in the sandbox to play. I'll do it, I'll do it!)

Oh well, maybe if I really do not complain about sucking dirt for 7.1 miles while I try to find my stride and my breath I will win my old backside back from the universe! In all seriousness I'm not sure what happened to my body with baby number three, but nothing seems to be in the right place anymore. Of course, I would not question if this is part of what it means to be thirty something and would not secretly wonder if I should make a pact with the devil (or a good trainer) to fix it, replace it, or rearrange it. No, not me!

I also did not give birth to the most adorable kids ever. EVER. And I would most definitely not ask you to look at far too many pictures of them (again). (These are also not from McKay's 6 month, Ty's 6-year, and Preston's 4-year old photo shoot done three, yes three, months ago. I would definitely not be that late in getting them ready to share!) Nope! Not me.







10 comments:

Lisanne said...

I think the "had a new baby card" is always good for a couple of years! You are so awesome, you will breeze through 7.1 and all the dust. Love the stripes on your boys!!
Lisanne

wylie said...

I'm really impressed with the 7.1 mile dust run up a mountain =) Definitely let us know how it goes and we'll just applaud from a far and in no way indulge in the fun ourselves. I'm so impressed! Adorable pictures, the black and white really shows off their adorable dimples and cheeks and smiles

Matt and Lisa said...

Wow! That cute Mckay sure looks like his daddy!!! So cute!!!

Marshelle said...

Your new family pictures are darling! Who did them for you? What a photogenic family. You are such an inspiration to me Mindi. I can't believe you are running in the dust up a mountain with all you have going on in your life! I wish you the best of everything. Marshelle

Tawn said...

Just Precious pics! :)

Emily said...

Amen on the third baby thing. With the first, I actually looked better than I have since Jr. High. I was pleasantly surprised and thought I found my new "diet." The second was harder and left damage, but I was still able to control it. However, the third came and went and left me some hot, sexy love handles and the fact that my buttocks now seems to touch the back of my legs. Nice! I finally gave away some clothes that I never got back into. That was a sad day, but they are totally worth it. Right?!?

For the record, I think you look fabulous. How wonderful to NOT spend a lazy day enjoying Spring with your adorable boys (thank heavens Spring finally decided to show up). Good luck with the run! You are my hero!

Jenny said...

Great pictures, you look great and I really can't imagine running 7 miles. It is so hard to run 2. Way to go Mindi!

Rich, Shelly, and London said...

Way to go on the 7 mile run!!! Your boys are absolutely darling!

Anonymous said...

Man I have good looking nephews!!!
Love Auntie Leslie

♥ Michele ♥ said...

LOVE those pictures of your boys. They are so darling! Very cute post!