We LOVE us some Concan, TX! This is where my Nanee and Pop met. She was working at Neal’s cafe during the summer when in walked my Pop and it was love at first sight. They were married three months later and married over 50 years. This was the very first time we have been to Concan without my Nanee. We lost her July 2011 and there isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think about her. She was my best friend! So this trip was very bittersweet for all of us. This picture is taken right outside the cafe and is another tradition of my family’s!
It’s FALL Y’ALL and out of all the fall activities, my favorite is taking my kiddos to the local fresh produce market. I was a “really happy person” the day the market posted on face book the picture of the pumpkins arriving on a semi! My kids get excited too. Cullen’s, the local market, is so welcoming to the families taking pictures in the pumpkins. I have done this for 6 years now. I can remember taking Gage for his first pumpkin patch picture and this is also where I took Gracie for her birth announcement picture in the summertime with all the beautiful flowers.
I am definitely a summertime girl, but when those pumpkins roll in I find a little pep in my step. It’s fun kicking off the fall with new pumpkin pics. of my kids and then buying pumpkins and mums for my front porch display. Even though we live in the country and not many see our front porch, it sure does make me happy when I pull up.
Since the first Saturday in September I have run a 5K every Weekend, and I am signed up to do another this week (September 22). I have always love to run… starting in Jr. High, my love for Cross Country began and I ran competitively into High School. After you are no longer in “school sports” you have to find other ways to exercise and challenge yourself so I have always liked doing 5Ks. Stanton (my husband) was also a runner and so this is something we like to do together- although I can’t keep up with him, lol!
After I had Spencer I started training when he was about 8 months old to run a 1/2 marathon. I have always only ran the 5Ks which are 3.1 miles, and I had finished one 10K (just over 6 miles) but when he was almost 11 months old (May 2010) I ran my first 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles). I would LOVE to be able to train for another one, but with 2 kiddos and now having a crazy schedule to top things off, it is something that I have on the back burner. It takes a lot of time and dedication to train for one but it is definitely on my bucket list!