Friday, April 23, 2010

Pre-Mini Pasta Night!!

Tonight was an amazing time of getting together and hanging out with all of the runners and supporters for the half-marathon!!! The night before you run a half or full marathon, pasta is a MUST HAVE. It is energy for your body and soul...or so I've heard! ;) Lets see...about fifteen to twenty people showed up at our little apartment to eat some grub and boy was it good! We had two types of pasta (Plain spaghetti and chicken tortellini all time fav!), bread, salad, dessert, some yummy southern sweet tea, and for those trying to remain on the healthy side we had water. I'm not really sure why I just listed out our whole menu but there you go. Now you can feel as if you were there in the moment...or maybe not. ; ) After dinner the Lovettorleaveit fan club decorated some pretty inspiring posters for the runners to be encouraged by as they ran. They turned out super cute!! I will try and post pictures as soon as I can get them. My camera died so I was unable to take any.

We are SUPER thankful for all those that are running and are in the fan club!! God is SOO good! The event would have been VERY hard to get through without them!

God is so good!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

One week until the Mini!!

So...The Derby mini marathon is in ONE week!!! Bah! Hopefully I will not have to be scraped off the road once I cross the finish line. I am pretty excited about the race though!! For starters It has been so amazing to see people come around and encourage Ken and I in the adoption process. That has been such a blessing in ways they will never know. It is also so amazing to see how the Lord provides! We have been so blessed by everyone's continuous support in prayer and giving!! On a lighter for the marathon has done wonders to my physique!! the old saying is true (No pain, no gain) and I can testify! Training for a half-marathon tough but oh boy you can eat what you want and still look good!! Well, I have learned by trial and error that you do not eat junk food the day of your long run. That equals a no fun run for sure!! Before Ken and I started training, we could barely run a mile. Now, miraculously we have trained up to ten miles. I remember when 5 miles seemed like a lot. Now it seem like a drop in the bucket!! Crazy!!

Well in the adoption realm, we have no updates. We are just waiting for our home study to pass through immigration. Please keep praying for our children in the Ukraine and that God would protect them, that they would have enough food to eat, and that someone will love on them and give them good attention.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring in in the air!

Well life has been crazy over the past month or so. Spring is in the air and people want to visit!! I guess they don't like our winters, being from Alabama and all. In the past two months, my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and my sweet niece and nephew came to visit for a week, Ken and I went home for Easter, and my mom came up for a week!!! Whew! We had so much fun!! Here are some pictures of what we have been up to for the past few months.

Greg, Karen, Annabelle, and Greyson
came to visit from Mobile!

I love this little guy!!

Eating at Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville with
Karen, Greg, Greyson, Annabelle and Ken.

Trying to take a self-portrait with my favorite niece.

Greg's meal was on 'Throwdown' with Bobby Flay
...It was more of a letdown...

Easter with the Fam!!

McVay Family picture from left:
Matthew, Emily, Mary, Me, Ken, Mom and Dad.

Matthew and Emily got engaged this weekend!!

Lovett family picture. Well
Minus Greg, Karen, Annabelle, and Greyson

Future Sister in the middle!!!

Mom Comes to Town!

I love my mom!!

So apparently Lynn's is the place we go when people come to visit...
Mom and her very good friend Jo.

So... my work(composed mostly of volunteers) had a Derby fashion show/luncheon as a fundraiser and I got drafted as a 'model' due to lack of interest from the volunteers. 'Luckily' mom and Laura were in town and got to see this momentous occasion. Mom was so proud...
Mom, Me, and Laura.

Until next time...