Monday, September 21, 2009


At 5am on Sept 20, 2002 I awoke to some pains. By 7am we were waiting for my mother in law to come watch Garrett. By 8:30am I am in the hospital awaiting an epidural. (I don't have a high pain tolerance). By 10:15 I call to check on Garrett and am feeling GREAT! By 10:45 my husband is getting testy because I want to watch the price is right instead of timing contractions. Duh...that is what the machine is for, plus I had no feeling! By 11:12am I want the labor nurse to stand in front of the mirror that I am looking directly into, because I refuse to look at myself pushing a child, w/my legs half UP in the air-I know, I know, TMI. At 11:14am on her due date Maddison Jenae Craig came into the world w/a ton of black hair-just like her mama did 30 some years ago!

Wow how time travels fast and a mom can get teary just writing this all out! Yesterday my little dark haired baby is now BLONDE and SEVEN! And missing her 2 front teeth!

She was all about pink and princess this bday. I tell you what, just when I think she couldn't be any more tom boy she puts this out! She saw a cake simliar to this in a cookbook from the library. The crown I bought for a buck at walmart and it even lights up! I think the cake looks like it has chickn pox, but she wanted "pearls". So Clay Gourmet came thru and found us these edible pearls. However-if you have any ideas on how to use them let me know because I have about 1000 left!
Clothes were the gifts of choice this year. It was so fun to have everyone get together. Maddison had a great day. Her prayer last night was - she couldn't wait until she was 8!

5K Trail Run

I usually don't write/talk much on my running, so this is more for my friend and doing some bragging on her! On Saturday the 19th, my friend Julie and I competed and COMPLETED our first 5K trail run. I was wanting to do something and she was wanting some motivation. So together we decided to try this race. This race was at Milford Lake and was 3.1 miles thru the woods, rocks, trees, and limbs, dirt (thankfully not too much mud)hills, more rocks and even a little beach/sand and a fisherman! It was an absolutely gorgeous morning and cool. It was not only wonderful to do this with her but that we got to do this WITH OUT our kids. (not that mine really wanted to watch me run, they were more interested in grandpa and grandma's. I think one of Julie's wanted to come).But the peace and quiet that we had was wonderful as well! Your hard work payed off Julie, I couldn't be more proud of you! Thank you for doing this with me and being my motivation as well! Oh and both of our husbands deserve some credit here too...with out them to watch the kids or go w/us so we didn't have to run by ourselves was a huge help. Made it harder for us to say no, I'm not going to run today, its just too hard. This race company is putting the same one on in February-sounds cold, but again-maybe just the motivation we need to get thru the holidays!!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Maddison

Today was Maddison's 7th bday. It was great. No, I don't have pictures.....yet, but I will. I was just too darn swamped the ENTIRE WEEK. I feel bad, but tomorrow, I am already forewarning my husband, and my family, I AM NOT DOING a whole heck of a lot tomrrow, because I am BEAT....thus I think a lot of time will be on the computer

Of course this is MY plan at 9:21pm Sunday night. 5:30 tomorrow morning, the Lord may have different plans for me. I realized today at about 2:30pm when I lost control while cleaning the toilet (amazing how God talks to you during my stiniking chores,) that MY plans for this week weren't HIS plans. I need to release my CONTROL and let HIM handle things....not sure I can explain it tonight. Tomorrow I might have better words. But for now....

My little girl is now 7!
All in all it was a great day. Thanks to all of our family for helping celebrate tonight. Maddison is sleeping soundly...she had a GREAT time tonight! Also a big thank you to my husband who helped BUNCHES today!