April 24, 2011

The Evil Egg, etc.

The Reese's egg. Why is it so much better than the regular ones? I think it's because there is a slight bit more peanut butter and no extra chocolate around the edge. I also think the lack of corrugated and sharp edges makes it better. Why have I thought about this enough to write a paragraph? I ate one. I confess. Who else fell victim?

This is my Easter dress. I bought it on Thursday at TJ Maxx. It's a size 10. I will never take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to walk into a store, pick out 20 dresses in a certain size and being able to fit into every single one. Life is so much easier that way. (And more enjoyable!)

You might have noticed--I got my hair chopped off! And yes, I do mean chopped. I didn't realize how long it was until she told me to look at the floor after the first snips. Whoa!! It was longer than my hair has ever been before. I do like it long but realized I had gotten to the point of putting it in a ponytail every day. It was too hard to dry, straighten and keep straight. Not to mention we are heading into another torturous Texas summer. This shoulder-length will be perfect.

These are just a couple of random pics. As you can see, the freckles are coming out!

Anyone who prays go ahead and put me on your list this week. I really need mental and physical strength heading into the big race this weekend! I can't believe it is time for my first half marathon! I know I'm ready. To be honest, I'm a bit shocked that I completed the entire 12 week training plan and didn't decide to quit at some point. I remember going back a forth quite a bit as I was trying to make the decision whether or not to do this and when I was finally ready to commit, this is what I said:

...the answer became perfectly clear to me. It really goes back to what my whole "journey" has been about from the very beginning. Doing the thing that is impossible for me to do. Doing the thing that, when completed, has no plausible explanation other than God.

When I cross the finish line on Sunday God will get His glory! Can't wait! Anybody else doing Heels and Hills?


safire said...

I can totally relate! Walking into any store and finding SO many options is definitely the cream on top of this whole thing~

You look fabulous. I love the new 'do AND the scalloped dress is FANTASTIC!

Have a lovely Easter Sunday~

alisonds said...

Super cute dress. You look fantastic!

Eve said...

I love your hair - I really need to get my hair cut too, far too long to do anything with and takes ages to blow dry!

Good luck on your race - You will be awesome! =)

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

You are quite hot! And your pics always look so cool and vintage-y. Have always admired your hair, at whatever stage.

PB is my favorite food, but I'm not big on Reese's eggs. Cadbury eggs, however, I am huge on.

Happy Easter! I will continue to pray for you.

Maria said...

I confess, I fell victim to 1...only 1. Wouldn't be able to say that in the past! I must also confess that they don't taste as "good" as they used to. I am IN LOVE with dark chocolate, but don't like the Reese's Dark Choc. PB eggs. Strange.

You look marvelous and the dress is adorable! I also bought a dress that I bought at Ross last weekend...in a 12! Felt so good to pick up lots of dresses, and they all fit. Now I get to choose which one to get rather than buying the only one that fits. Praising God for resurrecting my health...

Also prayers for you and your race this weekend! Lord, come and get your glory! Love ya Keelie! You are inspiring!

Shrinking Mommy of 2 said...

OH...I fell victim. Shame on me! I WILL BE better!! Totally relate to going shopping and can where anything...LOVE IT!

Good luck in your race! Keep you head up and smile! You are an inspiration to all of us!

Molly said...

Good luck this weekend! I can't wait to hear how it went - Crossing the finish will be HUGE!

Christine said...

You're not kidding about the "Evil Egg." I got ambushed at the checkout line at the grocery store!

LaraG said...

I've never seen those eggs before! Probably a good thing, I would be doomed otherwise.

Pam's Path said...

My daughter made me an Easter basket and put one of these yummy evil things in there! I havent had it yet but only because OD'd on Malted Milk Eggs! I love that you are giving God the glory for the race and other "impossible" things in your life!!! Keep your focus on Him and you will continue to do the impossible!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Looking forward to meeting you and starting with you on Sunday! You're gonna rock it!

Faith said...

First of all, I've eaten so many of those peanut butter eggs that p.b. is oozing out of my pores! And did Maria say dark chocolate Reese's eggs? I've never seen one... but, YUM!

Second, congrats on being able to walk into a regular store and buy clothes. I can't wait till I can.

And I love your hair. The cut and the color!

I've never done a walk/run but this Friday I'm doing the Relay For Life and then I'm doing a Mother's Day 5K with my daughter on the 8th.

I pray. And will for you!