I'm back!!! I am warning you, its a long one, so grab a seat, maybe some popcorn.
I have been working on this for 2 days now and finally getting the chance to post it..... Work cuts into my blogging time for sure!
WHERE WE LEFT OFF
The last time I wrote on my blog, I wrote about a notebook that I found of my absent mother. Well since that post, I read that notebook. Most of it was about my daily doings as an infant, the day that I got extremely sick and was admitted to the hospital, when I got bit by a dog and some little here and there writings. The entries were too few and far between and at the end of the 10 page notebook, she wrote a little note about how she is sad that she cant make it work with my father and how upset that thing ended the way that they did. The end.....
I was angry with that last entry for a while. She choose to leave, she choose to cheat on my father, she choose to be with a drug dealer instead of with her child. How could she write this crap about being sorry, when she decided it. I was over it... Literally, up until now, I have not thought about that notebook or her capability of raising the children that she wanted. I have learned that I cant let her mistakes and her decisions stop me from living my life.
I was asked a few months back, if I could change the way that my life turned out.... Of course there is little things like, I would have tried harder in high school, I wouldn't of been so mean to my brothers growing up, I wouldn't of dated a psycho for so long in high school. BUT those are all little things, I would not have changed the fact that my mother decided to leave. Sure it sucked and it hurt for a LONG time, but my dad gave us kids the best he could, he tried hard to be a mom to me and I would not go back and try to change that. I am a better person now and I am the way I am because she left. I would not change that
Enough of that nonsense, what else is new? Well I finished my Slacker Half Marathon in June 2011 that I blogged about. For it being my first half, it was an amazing adventure, it was hard and I struggled mentally while running during the race, but I did it. I finished with a time of 2:13 which is just 2 minutes short of my goal time. After that journey I signed up for the Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon in Oct 2011. Training sucked. I did it, but I hurt my arch 3 weeks before race day, which obviously resulted in a slower running pace, finished with a time of 2:24.
Mr. G and I celebrated our 1st year anniversary!! Man oh man. I will be completely honest, that first year really tested us and our marriage. I do not understand or know why they say the first year is a challenge but I can be the first to say that it was. It was hard! We luckily made it through, regardless of the blood, sweat and tears that went into that first year.
For our Anniversary, we went to Vail and Beaver Creek for 3 days. It was awesome. It was so great to get out of the busy city and our busy schedules and get away. We ate (I eat like a pig on vacations) we swam, we ate more, we walked around the towns and little shops. We even got in a nice little run and went to this AMAZING cafe for breakfast. If you are even in Vail, CO go to the Evergreen Cafe. It had to of been the best breakfast ever. While sipping our coffee and enjoying the nice crisp morning surrounded by mountain air, we saw a black bear. Yeah, you heard (read) that, a black bear. Mr. G grew up in the mountains, but for this city girl the only bear I have ever seen was on the discovery channel.... Needless to say, it was a great getaway for our first year of marriage!
We welcomed our 2nd nephew, Mr. Lane. We had the privilege of watching big brother while momma and dad where at the hospital, man that was fun, he is a great big brother. Mr. Lane is very mellow and calm and big, he is linebacker status, but oh so cute with his gummy smile!
Mr. G was offered a different position within his company. After years of working in tech support, he moved up to an internal sales rep within his company. He LOVES It. He loves who he works with, he loves the possibilities that this position has for him and he can continue working up. It's exciting!
At the end of May, we lost a beloved woman. Mr. G's grandma passed away at the age of 85. She was the mother to 16 children, 30+ grand children, 15+ great grand children, and 1 great great grandchild. She lived a full life of laughter and love. We will miss her horribly but she is where she belongs, with the lord and her late husband. Love you Grandma!
I officially completed my Associate's Degree of Science at the community college in Dec 2011. I was so glad to be done with it and move on. I did do another semester at the community college to complete another credit for Biology for 2 reasons. 1) it was way way cheaper that the university 2) it was closer to where we live.
As of June 2012, I was officially a CU Denver Student, I start my classes in Aug. I'm extremely excited to be at the BIG BOY COLLEGE as I call it, but I am also scared because I got used to a small baby school and now i will be running with the big kids. My schedule is a little ridic but I am so ready to be done with school that I will torture myself for the next few months. CU BUFFS!!!! WHOOHHHOOOOOO!!!
I think we are all caught up!