Lawrence Community Safety Day

Every year the City of Lawrence puts on a Community Safety Day. Obviously it is to help educated the citizens about what their first responders do on a daily basis, but it is also to help build the relationship between the two. Lawrence can be a pretty rough area and the people who live there often have bad feelings toward police, fire, etc.

I have never missed a Community Safety Day because Dan is usually involved in it, but this was R-man's first! We debated on whether or not we would go because the weather was not great. But I knew he would enjoy seeing his Daddy there. So off we went. I so love to see these two together.


R-man with the Fire Truck!


The littlest member of the SWAT Team


Chillin' in the MRAP!


Bike Patrol!


A little overwhelmed!


This boy so loves his animals!


Giving the Police Horse some lovin'!


We got soaked by the rain, but had fun!

They say that police officer and pastor kids usually turn out the worse. This is one of my greatest fears. Having a little kids you have problems, but they are small problems. When they grow up you begin to deal with the bigger problems. I so hope that Roarke grows up to be a good citizen and makes this world better. I hope he grows up to be like his Daddy. He sure looks up to him right now at least. Let's hope that continues throughout his life.

Mileage Monday

Running/Biking stats for the weeks of August 1st - August 28th... Friends, I never meant to go this long without blogging... but it has been an interesting month to say the least that is for sure! It seems like one thing has happened after the other. The biggest obstacle we have faced is my Mom having a bicycle accident that put her in the hospital for a few days and a surgery to repair the damage in the upcoming week. That was extremely scary for me. I'm so thankful that it wasn't any worse.

In other news, my running has definitely slacked off and riding bikes has taken over. Because I have been riding a bike so much I started to develop pain in my wrists and hands. I have read this is pretty normal for novice riders to experience, but still very painful none the less. There were days that I could hardly hold my cup of coffee. During the week that it rained like crazy it was definitely a good break for my hands.

My birthday was this week and you know me I'm thinking about the changes I would like to make in the upcoming year. My main goal is to get back down to my pre-baby weight. This has been a huge struggle for me. I never thought getting the weight off would be this difficult, but its time to start really concentrating on doing so.

Monday, August 1st, 2016 - 6 mile bike ride with Roarke

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 - 2 mile bike ride with Roarke

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 - 7 mile bike ride with Roarke

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 - 6 mile bike ride with Roarke

Friday, August 5th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 - 2.4 mile run / 7.75 mile bike ride with Dan and Roarke / Stretched

Sunday, August 7th, 2016 - 16 mile bike ride with Dan and Roarke


Monday, August 8th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 - 9 mile bike ride with Roarke

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 - 8.1 mile bike ride with Dan and Roarke

Friday, August 12th, 2016 - 5 mile bike ride with Roarke

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Sunday, August 14th, 2016 - REST DAY!


Monday, August 15th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 - REST DAY... so much rain this week!

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 - Trimmed the paddock fences (3 hours)

Friday, August 19th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Sunday, August 21st 2016 - 10 mile bike ride with Dan and Roarke


Monday, August 22nd, 2016 - Hospital

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 - Hospital

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 - Home Care

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Friday, August 26th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Totals : Biked 76.85 miles / Ran 2.4 miles

Ridin' with Roarke!

Roarke and I's new past time is bike riding! When we lived in town I would take him and Remi for a 2 or 3 mile walk every morning. When we moved I was kind of at a loss because I knew that stroller walks were probably not a possibility. I started looking for bike seats for sale online and boom! I found one for way cheap! Very dirty, but in good shape. We cleaned it up, bought R-man a new helmet, and hooked it up! Just like that we were off and taking adventures together every morning!


R-man hates his new helmet!


Ready for our maiden voyage!


You would think Roarke would smile just a little... of course not!


"Watch the road Momma!"

So far Roarke and I have loved exploring all the country roads that surround us! I love the fact that during an hour long bike ride we usually only see 1 car! We especially like stopping to look at chickens, horses, and cows! Love my little bike riding partner!

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of July 25th - July 31st... It was a good week! I did my farthest run by far in a long long time! Plus!!!! I have added bike riding to my workouts! WHAT FUN! And I have a tiny little human with me as my partner! So enjoying it!


Monday, July 25th, 2016 - Raked grass for 3 hours / 1 mile run / Stretch

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 - 4.25 mile run / Stretch

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Friday, July 29th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Sunday, July 31st, 2016 - 2 mile bike ride with Roarke and Dan

Totals for the week : Ran 5.25 miles / Biked 2 miles

Jay County Fair

It's the season of fairs and what kind of Mom would I be if I didn't take R-man to my very own hometown fair! We ate fair food, saw the animals and rode rides! Love my times with this sweet fella!


French fries at the Lion Burger stand!



Momma loves her animals and I hope R-man does too one day!



It was all fun and games before the ride started...


We were a little unsure once it started! But we did okay :)

They say why kids are so great is because you get to see the world again through their eyes. How true this is. I love experiencing the world with Roarke! Wouldn't trade these days with him for anything!

Water Table!

Roarke's B and Ips came to stay with us a few weeks ago. With them they brought all sorts of goodies: Dan's old train set, PJ's, clothes, and a new water table! I had been thinking about different options for some water fun during the hot days of the summer. I think the water table was probably the perfect one since it gives R-man several play options and he can practice his walking while playing! We have had so much fun watching him enjoy it!











Oh my... this little boy is so fun!
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