Sunday, February 20, 2011

Marathons, Birthdays, and Babies- Oh My!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

To say this week was busy would be an understatement. The day after my last post, Ty started rolling over - now he is half way across the room before I can blink!

Steve and I went on a whirlwind trip to Birmingham last weekend so that I could run the Mercedes Marathon. My best friend, Kim, lives there so we were able to visit with her, Bobby, and my "niece" Ella. This was my 13th marathon, and while it wasn't my fastest, it also wasn't my I was happy to finish in pretty good time. It felt GREAT to be racing again!!!

26.2 miles later... Mommy- this is one cool medal!

Valentine's Day was Monday, and we decided to have a nice evening at home (I cooked, believe it or not!).

On Tuesday, after a big playdate over at our house with all of MJ's preschool friends, we decided to start Ty on cereal. He is eating like crazy these days (45-49 ounces a day), so I am hopeful that this will satisfy him more. A wise Grady Doctor ( informed me that giving cereal before 4 months is linked to obesity, so I have held out until now. (thanks, Dr. Manning!)

Bring it on, Mommy

Ok- I take it back. That is not as good as mommy's milk!

Thursday was Steve's 32nd birthday, so we enjoyed take out from his favorite Mexican restaurant with some of his family and my brother.

Uncle Andrew and Ty

"Miss Weesa" took the boys to the zoo on Friday, and MJ loved petting the goats and sheep.

Lots of handwashing happened after this photo!

As most of you know, MJ and Ty are the oldest grandchildren on both sides of our family. We were thrilled when their first cousin arrived Friday afternoon...Steve's brother, Nick, and wife Kerry welcomed a beautiful baby boy! The "No Girls Club" continues!

James Ivan Economos

After a visit to the hospital, Steve and I enjoyed a date night at Morton's Steakhouse. It was nice to be able to focus on eachother for a few hours!

On Saturday morning, I went to my friend Erin's wedding shower - she looks beautiful and so happy. We can't wait for the wedding in May! This was followed by taking the boys to Eleanor's first birthday party (she is my dear friend, Barbara's, daughter).
Ok, that is enough for one week. I think this is why God made Sundays. :)


  1. I am loving the long hair, Jules! So glad to be able to keep up with how you are doing. Let's get together soon. xo KM

    p.s. Thanks for the shout-out Miss Super Marathon Lady!

  2. LOVED getting to sit with you at the shower and have such a much-needed catch up! hope you have a great week and hope to get mj & shug together soon. love you!