Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kate's Tag

Katelyn tagged me a while ago, but I am just now doing it. Sorry Katelyn!

What was the last animal you saw? probably my dog Lilly

What was the last sentence you saw? the sentence above this one

What is your hair style? Right now? A pony tail

Have you ever gone surfing? (ocean, not web) No

Are you scared of spiders? If it's in my room, yes. If it is outside, no.

What color is your favorite pair of shoes? Hmmm, what are my favorite pair?

Do you wish you could have seen a dinosaur before they were extinct? Not really

What is your middle name spelled backwards? aivilo (Olivia is my middle name. My first name is Mary. yarm!)

What is the first thing you think of when you hear fireworks? Fourth of July

What question R U on? The tenth one

What is the last time you laughed? I can't remember.

What did you eat on your last birthday? Pizza

Are you wearing make-up? No

Have you answered “don’t know” to any of these questions? No

Have you ever dreamed you were a character in a movie? No, but that would be funny

Did you answer that question? Yes!

What is right in front of you? The computer, some running watches, a lamp

Is this tag weird? No

Who will you tag? Anna Beth, and my Aunt Megan!!


Yesterday at cross-country practice we had a SHAVING CREAM FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! It started off as tag. The five older boys were it. To tag us, they would swat us with a handful of shaving cream. To get unfrozen, someone who wasn't it had to tag us again with shaving cream. At first all the girls were saying, don't get it in my hair! I have to go somewhere tonight, don't get it in my hair! Of course, EVERY SINGLE PERSON had a head full of shaving cream by the time we were through!! Mrs. Heather told us when the boys ran out of shaving cream, she would yell, CREAM THE BOYS!!! and we would go attack them with shaving cream. Oh, it was so much fun!! Then, we all started creaming everyone!! Even Mrs. Heather!! After a while, everyone's shirt, arms, hair and face was SOAKED IN SHAVING CREAM!!!!! When it was time to clean up, Mrs. Heather sprayed us with a freezing cold water hose. So we were all dripping wet. Some people had brought a full change of clothes, and I had brought a shirt and a towel. Some people took pictures, but we didn't get any. I hope I can get some pictures somehow... Anyway WE HAD A TERRIFIC TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Day In Corinth

Yesterday the Spartan team ran a 5k in Corinth!! It was called the Diabetes Dash. It was cold!!!We got there an hour early, because we didn't know if the race started at 8:00 or 8:30. It started at 8:30. We were very cold!! Mrs. Heather drove some of us around the course, and we saw that it had a LOT of curves, which can slow you down. But, there wasn't really any hills, just what we called some "slight inclines". My time was 22:05, which is close to my fastest time! The whole team did GREAT!!! The coldness helped. I like to run in cold races. My whole family did wonderful, too. Mama did her fastest time ever!!! She ran with Mrs. Heather, who was pushing her to run faster. Then Mrs. Heather slowed down with Sarah, her daughter who she was running with, and Mama passed them! After the race we ate doughnuts, some drank coffee, and took pictures. We had a LOT OF FUN!!!!! After the race, we went to our grandparents' house and played with our cousins Will, Seth, and Grace. Gracie, who is five, cooked "petunia soup" or something like that, with Leah and I. We "cooked" it out of acorns, sticks, leaves, and whatever else we could find. ( There ware actually no petunias in it) Gracie named it. She and Leah had a lot of fun. Julie, Daddy, and I went to a cross-country meet after that, but not to run!! Daddy helped with keeping people in line to get their numbers after they crossed the finish line. Julie and I cheered for people we knew. We all had a great day!!!!!!!!!!Friends!The top three female finishers!Julie, Clay and I with our trohpiesEveryone won a trophy!!Will


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lots Of Pictures!

Here are the pictures from the Tippa cross-country meet. There are thirty-one pictures!!! My daddy got some really good pictures of people jumping in the lake.Spartan girls stretching before the raceMe before the raceMe about to cross the finish line!! (see the white line?)Julie about to cross the finish line as first place!!!Catherine about to finish Courtney about to finish

The jv team with our coach!!
Nathan about to cross the finish lineRichard almost finishedThe varsity boy teamMalachi almost throughCale about to finishJamie runningZach about to finish Forest running

Some girl Spartans and Richard
Me and Julie with our awards!!!


Julie jumping in!!
Me VERY BRAVELY jumping in!!!! (unfortunately, you can only see my splash!)
Me after jumping in the lake!"This is so much FUN!!!!" Cale about to make a SPLASH synchronized jumpers!!
"Here I come!"
"Watch out!" Courtney jumping
Forest doing a cannonball!

We all had SUCH A GREAT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hibachi with the Family

Two days ago we drove to Jackson to visit Uncle Russ and Aunt Megan. We spend the night with them one night. We went to a resturant called Kyoto. We watched the food being made. It was great!!! At first I was a little scared that the man who was cooking was going to burn himself as he flipped the tools around! But it was fine, and the food was so good. We got some really funny pictures of Clay!! After that we went to Bops, an ice cream place.

Here is the chef cooking our food

Here is Clay, who was trying to see how much rice he could hold with his chopsticks. Then he got an idea of how to hold a lot. He put his vegetable across his chopsticks then piled rice on top. He is so silly.

Clay was begging me to take a picture of this. He did the same thing with his chopsticks, but this time, the chopsticks are in his mouth. What a trick.

Me, Aunt Megan, and Julie at Aunt Megan's house with our pajamas on, about to leave. We got home late!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cross-Country Meet #3

Yesterday was the Tippa Lake XC. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!! But the race was really hard. It was a hard course... not my favorite race. We ran junior varsity, and Julie was first, I was second!!! My time (it was a two mile race) was 14:00!!!!! I am really happy with it. All the girls did so well!!!!!! I am SO happy that our race was first. It usually is, unless we run varsity, which we only ran once. I was really nervous before the race. When I finished, I was SO happy. Like I said, the course was hard. Anyway, after that all the girls ran around cheering for the other Spartan runners. I t was SO much fun!! Our coach said that if one of our team placed, she would JUMP IN THE LAKE!!!!! We were all screaming when Mrs. Heather said she had to jump in the lake, because the our junior varsity tied with Saltillo!!! SO SHE JUMPED IN THE LAKE!!! Some people decided to jump in the lake with Mrs. Heather, but after she jumped in almost everyone followed. But I WAS NOT GOING TO JUMP IN THE LAKE!!!! Then... Mrs. Heather slung Julie over her shoulder, and waded in with her, and dunked her in!!! Julie got wet (of course) so Daddy let her jump in. Then I VERY BRAVELY JUMPED IN THE LAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was SO much fun!!!!!! I can't wait to post some great pictures of us jumping in!!! After that we played tag, ate our food, (we all brought a picnic) and then played ultimate frisbee. After the race, and sprinting around cheering for our team, and sprinting around playing tag and frisbee, today I am very sore!! IT WAS INCREDIBLY FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and I will post pictures as soon as I can. I will probably post about a hundred!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

"Healthy Ice Cream"

This is a recipe that I got from a runner's magazine. Julie has made it before, and it was gone the day she made it!! Everyone in my family loves this "healthy ice cream". It is so good!

Mango-Banana Frozen Yogurt
1 cup sliced ripe banana
3/4 cup chopped peeled mango (frozen or canned)
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 & 1/2 cups 2% low-fat milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 (16-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
Blend the first four ingredients in a blender. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the blended mixture in a bowl with a whisk. Pour this mixture into a container, and freeze. I hope you try it!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cross-Country Meet #2

This morning was the New Albany meet! I was really nervous when I woke up and when I was in the car. I was okay after we got there and I began talking to my friends. I probably would have been a lot more nervous if I wasn't running with the team. It was perfect weather for a race, nice and cool! Julie and I were running the junior varsity race, instead of varsity, which I ran in the last cross-country meet. Our race was first!! Julie and I were very happy. The course was great, very flat. We had run the course a few days before, which was really nice. We practice on and around the course in cross-country every Tuesday, but it was helpful to know the exact course for the race. I did my fastest time for two point five miles! 17;12!!!!! I am very happy with it!! Julie was first, I was second, and Catherine (a Spartan) was third!!! Julie almost broke the record for that race! (only the course was a little different) After that was the girls varsity, which none of our team ran, then the boy's junior varsity (Clay, Logan, Josh, Nathan, Marshall), and the boy's varsity (Forrest, Zach, Cale, Malalchi). Julie, Sarah, Hannah, Katherine and I were running around screaming for the team with Mrs. Heather close by, yelling to the Spartans. Everone did GREAT!!!!! Everyone is improving so much!! Thanks to hard training, and Mrs. Heather!!!

This is Hannah, Catherine, Sarah, Julie, and Me warming up