Sunday, October 19, 2008

This and That (and that other thing!)


It has been awhile since I have updated our blog, so I thought I would just write a mish-mash post. First a few words about the title. I have decided to rename our blog to "The Whistling McLeans" at least for now for a couple of reasons. The first being that my first choice of title namely, "THE BIBLE", was already taken. The second is that the name "Stickly Speaking" doesn't make sense without the adorable stick figures of all us that was supposed to appear with the title. So I am going to stop feeling guilty because I haven't gotten around to redesigning our blog with stick figures and just rename the darn thing. That being said, "The Whistling McLeans" is a very fitting name because we all are very talented whistlers (except Matt, but he's learning). Even Anna who just turned 4 can whistle, and especially likes to show off her skills when we are at the check out at the store.
They split our ward again today, this makes the third and hopefully last time we will have split since we moved here. I was relived that we stayed in the same ward, but I did loose a couple of kids from my primary class, which is a little sad.
Boy, are we sick of being sick! first I had a nasty cold with extra sinus congestion, and then last tues/wed Kent had the flu-urg! So now we are all well and will hopefully stay that way for a while!
This Saturday will be our 6th wedding anniversary. I think we have built a nice cozy life together in these past six years. Kent is a good Hubby and a good Dad too-and I sure love him!
Recently I have started running with a friend because it's too dark/scary/boring to run by myself all the time, and she has talked me into training for the Salt Lake half marathon. It's not until next April, so we have plenty of time to get ready, but I have to admit that anything with the word "marathon" attached to it makes me a little nervous! That being said, I think it will be a great goal to work towards.
Well, I think that's about it! phew! oh yeah, that is a picture of my bike, isn't it great? Have a great week everyone!

7 comments:

Tara McLean Derricott said...

Wow! You are all talented. None of my kids can get up a good whistle, and I'm pretty marginal myself. I admire you for your hard work at exercising. I'm trying to do better, but this cold, wet weather sure makes me want to stay in!

Davis Family said...

Hello! How can you say that Matthew can not whistle??? I heard that boy whistle the WHOLE time we were camping (pretty sure the whole camp ground heard) Thanks again to Grandma for supplying the whisltes :) Love your bike by the way...Totally fits you!

The Van Leuven Family said...

I can't believe you are running a half marathon. I can barley walk up the hill to the bus station without being winded and my legs feeling like they're on fire, but I guess being 6 1/2 months prego doesn't help. Oh and I'm lovin your bike, it's so cute!

Lori Jolley said...

You're a lot more ambitious that me! I hate running! Good luck! I can't wait to tell everyone my SIL ran a marathon!

Jenks said...

Hey, my husband and I are training for a half marathon in the spring too! The Ogden half!! And my 2 year old has been whistling since she got her first teeth when whe was one...it is super cute when kids whistle!

Grandpa Davis said...

I love listening to Anna whistle, but can do without Matt's whistle. What was grandma thinking? We are looking forward to watching the kids for you while you two are off celebrating your anniversary. Hard to believe it's been six years already! Yeah, that's a great bike and it has a nice bell!

denkarmcl said...

Happy Anniversary to two of our favorite people! Love ya both! How does it feel to be the whistler's mother? :) Good luck on the marathon training. Nice bike. Love ya all, Mom