Monday, February 11, 2013

Marietta Mardi Gras 5K

Ran my first race of the season this past weekend.  I'm not nearly the awesome runner I used to be, but this stuff is cyclic with me, it comes and goes with the seasons.   Motivation has not been my friend since the Ironman either as I find it really hard to lace up the shoes and even go on short distance runs.

Fortunately my friend Heather is a great motivator and a new runner, so we can ease into the running gig once again.  The race was very fun and despite a few select hills, we kicked major butt. Mainly though, I was super proud of Heather for doing not only her first 5K but electing to dress silly while we did it.  My philosophy being, if you aren't going to win then have fun doing it!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Christmas has come way too quickly this year.  I can not believe it is less than two weeks away. This year, carols have played an important part of getting me in the festive spirit, whether it's Cooper singing at Faith Lutheran or something I run across on the radio.
My two favorite songs for Christmas are
Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
It's the most wonderful time of the year

Cooper performed at his school and it was enough to make any heart melt.  My favorite song he sings now is the Hallelujah Chorus.  He's sings it as "Alleluia-loo-loo".
Here is Cooper decking the halls before the program:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cupid visits the McEvers

Happy Valentines from Suzy and Cooper

I got some very beautiful roses

Danny and his candy

Suzy and Winston before their date

Winston handmade these candy flowers for Suzy

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Cat's tale

Our kitty recently broke his tail in two places. Believe it or not, they don't have casts for cat tails! We ended up having to amputate is tail and having a very unhappy kitty cat

Before, in happier days

Kitty with a helmet

and finally our very itchy kitty after he had the helmet removed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blue Jean

It's the end of an era in Beverly Hills. Our neighbor Jean who has lived on the street for 40 years is moving to Texas this week. It happened pretty suddenly, but we were able to throw together a good-bye dinner at the house last night. Everything turned out Perfect.
We are going to miss you Ms. Jean.....

Suzy and Rowan waiting on dinner. Rowan was so hungry he was eating a shoe :)

Chef Winston in charge of bread cutting duties

Chris hanging loose with Suzy

Jane giving Jean a goodbye hug

Danny giving his opinion


Suzy and Jean

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making the sunroom a little Sunnier!

Our latest pet project has been transforming the sunroom


Cooper taking a turn at painting

Danny teaching Coops how to use the roller


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Digging in the dirt

Well, at least one of us was happy that the plumber had to dig up the yard to replace the sewer line. Coops had a great time playing on the machinery.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


READY for snow!

And this is all we got.
Glen Burns, you are such a tease!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Trip to Western NC

We went on a road trip last weekend to the mountains of North Carolina. Suzy was accepted into Brevard and wanted to check out the area. I had forgotten how beautiful it was up there. I really miss it!

Danny checking out the scenery

Suzy and I at Brevard

I wonder if they remember me?

The infamous white squirrel

We had an amazing dinner in Asheville ( Blackened crab Quesidillia...need I say more?)

Suzy and fruity drink

Suzy and Danny having fun

Cooper....being, well Cooper

Mandatory "Shining" hotel shot

Coops first hotel stay

I feel so sorry for the maid having to clean up after us

Scenic Overlook

Snow Tubing in Georgia (70 degrees)

Tallulah Gorge

Checking out the view

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fox sighting

Yes, in addition to coyotes we now have a fox on our street. Yesterday, as we were pulling into our driveway Danny and I spotted this guy. He was enjoying a tasty squirrel out in the middle of the road. He had to be at least 40lbs or so. Next, I'm hoping we might spot bigfoot.

Pink Pig Revisited

Second time is the charm and we finally were able to get to Lenox square early and secure our position to get on the Pink Pig. It was an interesting ride, and I'm glad we did it. Although I don't really think it is anything you should go out of your way to do, unless you are a tradition junkie.

Suzy and Winston

Coops enjoying the ride on the pig

someone would not cooperate for the group shot

Cooper's first ride on Marta

Suzy and Winston trying out ice skating at Cennetinal Olympic Park

Winston helping Suzy get her skate on

Stopping by to check on us

Coops wanted to go skating soooo badly

Outside CNN on the way back to Marta

Marta is fun

enjoying not having to drive for once!