The day Sofia got her Walker! ohhhh, she was only 5 months..geez, time flies.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The day Sofia got her Walker! ohhhh, she was only 5 months..geez, time flies.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My best time was the Addison 5K at 32:08 in March 2008, this time was pre-baby body status. Not too shabby. I have alot to improve though, I know I can run faster, just have to stick to my training and I can do it!
Female 35 to 39 Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Time Pace
1. Jaime Dooley McKinney 28:37.1 9:14/M
2. tisha vana Celina 30:26.0 9:49/M
3. Shelley Carter Celina 30:38.1 9:53/M
4. Honey Lacy Celina 30:41.0 9:54/M
5. Tammi Ray Celina 30:41.3 9:54/M
6. SANDRA SEAMAN plano 32:04.7 10:21/M
7. jessica duffey plano 32:24.6 10:27/M
8. Amy Fisher Allen 37:34.7 12:07/M
9. Julie Cubine mckinney 37:43.7 12:10/M
10. Kym Spurgin McKinney 37:44.3 12:10/M
11. N'Dora Foster Plano 38:54.2 12:33/M
12. Jessica Kaltenbach Wylie 40:33.2 13:05/M
13. Laura Rohman Frisco 42:12.9 13:37/M
14. melissa jefferson frisco 45:03.5 14:32/M
15. Maria Galland Little Elm 47:37.0 15:22/M
16. Machen Ward Plano 52:05.9 16:48/M
17. *Becky Call 1:06:30.7 21:27/M
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We also managed to watch two movies (from Netflix) Run, Fat boy, Run and Death at a Funeral. They are both English movies, and even though they sound so cool when they speak, I need to have subtitles so that I can comprehend what they are saying. You know what I mean, Mate! They are pretty funny and I'm not much into comedy, they are both independent movies so, I give them both a 4.5 out of 5.
Sofia has now reached full walking capacity. It is so weird looking at her walk so well; a few months back she could barely sit on her own. It is amazing how much happens their first year. She can't stop walking and I can see her baby fat going away and turning into a toddler right before my eyes. At the end of the day when I'm rocking her to sleep, I am reminded of God's unconditional love and how much I have to learn from Him.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
There is this guy in particular that lost a 100lbs!!!! I just need to lose 7lbs so, even though i'm not excited about this class, i'm sticking with it. My current pace is at 8:13, yes I have improved and she's really pushing us. I'm running a 5K this coming Sunday in McKinney with my running buddy Ann, the run is call "The Resolution Run." I hope this runs gives me the resolution to stick with this class. Three more weeks to go!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
posted on January 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
At about the time this post appears, Barack Obama will take the oath of office and officially become our 44th president, following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan — and also Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, and Jimmy Carter. To steal a phrase from a popular movie, any president is like a box of chocolates; you don’t know what you’re going to get until it’s too late.
People have asked me since the election how I will approach the Obama presidency, but it’s really not that much of a mystery. I’m not going to be rooting for his failure, because I’m rooting for America. I believe most people feel the same way; Obama won the election and for better or worse, he’s our president. But that doesn’t mean that any of us will sit quietly for the next four years or the next four days.
The campaign is over, and now Obama has to govern, which means he has to start backing policies and initiatives that will reveal himself and his direction very clearly. If Obama really wants to succeed in restoring the economy and creating jobs, he’ll have to find ways to motivate capital back into action — which will mean keeping taxes low, especially on capital-gains rates, and cutting government intervention. Policies which confiscate capital will make the situation worse, and I will point that out as often and as vociferously as possible.
On foreign policy, we need strength, deterrence, and tenacity in dealing with enemies. Allies who don’t support that won’t be worth much as allies, and multinational organizations more intent on anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism are a waste of time. Expect me to loudly criticize the Obama administration for following useless policies designed to increase the Kumbaya factor at the expense of our national security.
Campaign issues, like Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and so on, no longer matter. Obama won the election. In four years, he’ll run for re-election, and what will matter will be the things Obama did between now and then. When Obama does something right, I’ll praise it, but I’ll speak up when policies go bad and mistakes are made. That’s part of being an American.
Best of luck, President Obama. My prayers are with you, for support and wisdom as you assume the burden of this office and lead our country. When you fail to provide that leadership or demonstrate wisdom, though, don’t expect me to be silent. I’m rooting for America, not the coach.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Once again, Retrouvaille is conducting a marriage weekend beginning tomorrow, Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th. John and I have registered 35 married couples who are at the end of their ropes.
Please help us pray for these couples as they embark into this weekend filled of hope and enlightenment.
If you know anyone who is struggling in their marriage our next session will be in April.
God Bless - Sandra.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
and at least now, i'm not the only one waking up to mess up hair...
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
John also bought me, for Christmas, the book below. It was on my Amazon.com wish list for a very long time. I love hand sewing and I was very excited he got it for me. When I was little I used to make dresses for my dolls out of...my brother's shirts, my mom's skirts etc, etc, etc, but of course, I never touched my clothes. So, this really takes me back to what I really used to enjoy.
The cross below is my first attempt at making a softie. I decided to make this cross for Sofia and put a ribbon to hang it on her door knob. I was so excited after I finished; I made one for my sister Wendy for her b/day (I forgot to take a picture of it) and the one below is for my mom. Again, I had two weeks of time off from work so, doing all of this was not stressful. Now, I have to figure out and/or find the time to do more Softies now that I'm back at work full time but I'm hooked. Now, some require the sewing machine, but first I have to get the fear out of using my Mom's so that I can make the one's that are so cute.
The pic above is the back of the cross that I made for my Mom and the pic below is the front of the cross. The hanging fabric that I used for this cross was from my pj pants. It was annoying me so I figured what better use than this. I love cutting stuff i'm not supposed to, so I may even go to John's dresser and see what I can find...heheheh - Sandra
Auntie Wendy with Sofia...it is so past her bed time...
As always, I blame David for the 1800 Reposado.
Anthony and Jakob.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
and yes, I am second as well. In the winter of 2007, I received the divorce papers and that's when it finally hit me, I am alone. Then my spirit started to break down. I was faced with two options; be depressed and drink or be depressed and seek the Lord. I didn't want to drink anymore so, I decided to seek the Lord but I didn't know how. The months ahead were difficult for me, I felt my spirit being torn apart, one by the divorce and the failure of my marriage and on the other side by the Lord, he was mending my soul and it really hurt. Looking back at the mending of my soul, I felt him search me and within the search he rescue this little girl that I had abandoned for so long...the emotionally and physically abused little girl that I had tucked away deep in my heart.
One of the commentators in this website states the abuse his father inflicted upon him left him with scars, the ones that you can't see; the same happened to me and to rescue what was left of her, I safely tucked her away in a safe place where no one could see her scars, I was afraid of anyone seeing her, afraid they could see my scars and take advantage of her again so I hid her and protected whatever was left of her.
During the winter of 2007, the Lord kept saying to me "all is not lost" it was hard to believe because everything before me was dissolving, it was hard to trust Him but I had nothing to lose anymore so I kept going. At the end I was able to be the person that I was before my scars were inflicted within me and so the awakening begin in Him. The rest of the story most of you know. Without Him, I wouldn't be here telling this story. I am second and always will be. -Sandra.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1. Get in shape... and yes round is a shape, but I actuallly want to stay physically active for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week. That includes Jogging, and lifting weights.
Incidentally, I would like to run a half next year. God willing. The benefits: I know I'm taking care of this vessel God gave me, I stay healthy so I can be around for those who love me, promotes a good self image (lets face it if you feel uncomfortable in your own skin you won't be effective at reaching out to others), and I set an example to my child on how to take care of yourself.
2. Read Bible Daily- Benefits: I will have a better understanding of the Word, have more courage sharing my faith, get insights on how to be more loving, and gain wisdom.
3. Be more Loving- Practice daily, being uplifting instead of critical, understanding instead of judgemental, listen instead of protecting myself (defensiveness and pride), tell the truth in love (lets face it: we are not doing any favors by trying to keep the peace and not point out what we know is behavior that is destructive or hurting others..this takes courage), be an encourager instead of a discourager, and give more of my time (big one...cause I know I can be selfish in this area)
4. Be more disciplined- Daily- create good eating habits, drink more water, excercise habits, and good work habits (clean office, neat appearance, and good language).
5. Be more Balanced- as often as possible- Making time for God ( reading, praying, titheing, and fellowship), making time for the family/spouse time/ and baby time ( less time at work... I know sounds contradictory, but its not),seeking knowledge, house work ( so it does not build up and kill the balance, which incidentally kills my procrastination habit), and me time (recharge my personal batteries with things I enjoy... in moderation of course).
All the while trying not to take myself to seriously ( I still gotta be goofy) and being content with what I do have. Of course if I complete all these things this year I will be perfect............
I think I will keep this one again for next year...just in case I fall short...
Happy New Year!!
Author: Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them.” Luke 6:32 (NIV)*** *** *** ***If you only love on and off like a light switch, you do not love others like God wants you to love. Jesus said, “If you only love those who love you what credit is that to you?” (Luke 6:32 NIV).His point is this: anybody can love those who love them. Becoming a master lover means you learn to love the unlovable. It’s when you love people who don’t love you, when you love people who irritate you, when you love people who stab you in the back or gossip about you.This may seem like an impossible task and it is – that’s why we need God’s love in us, so we can then love others: “We know and rely on the love God has for us” (1 John 4:16 NIV).When you realize how much God loves you – with an extravagant, irresistible, unconditional love – then his love will change your entire focus on life. If we don’t receive God’s love for us, we’ll have a hard time loving other people. I’m talking about loving the unlovely, loving the difficult, loving the irritable, loving people who are different or demanding.You can’t do that until you have God’s love coming through you. You need to know God’s love so it can overflow out of your life into others.Love must become your lifestyle, the habit of your life. But it starts with a decision. Are you ready?Your life is worth far more than you think, and by learning to love others with the love God gives you, you will have an influence far greater than you could ever imagine. If you will commit to this, you will experience love as God means it to be, filled with hope, energy, and joy.My prayer for you is “that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love …” (Philippians 1:9 NCV).