Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted in a while.

It is the end of the semester for both
of us (the end of grad school for Z!),
so we have been a bit busy with
final projects, papers, etc.

We also just got back from a senior capstone
event in the suburbs. We got to
spend the night in a nice hotel, eat some good
food and attend sessions about handling
first call issues & entering the real world of
the church (as opposed to the seminary bubble).

Then, of course, I made Z take me to IKEA!

Soon I will get back to taking pics and posting more,
especially since I'm not taking any summer classes!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Z ran another 5k on Sunday.
This one was in Oak Park, and it was

He hit another PR and placed
30th of 500 men (no walkers)
in an extremely fast field.

I'm proud :)

Fire Fire Fire!

This weekend was the Chicago Fire home opener.
We headed over to Toyota Park with
some friends. It was a beautiful night
and lots of fun, but unfortunately
our Fire lost 2-1.

Monday, April 05, 2010


Z is a real runner.
Most of you know this already.
But if you didn't, see the below picture as proof.
He takes his running very seriously
& most recently won a 5k.
His award is displayed on the mantel.

Here is the close-up.
See how fierce that lion is?
That is how serious Z is about his running.

I, on the other hand,
have been an on-again, off-again
runner for many years,
ever since 10th grade.

That is when I joined the cross-country team,
not because I was so interested in running
but more because I was
really terrible at volleyball
& had to find a new sport.

So, last week,
when Z needed some new running shoes
I got some for myself, too.

And yesterday we went running at the lake.
I say "we", which means that we started together
and then I watched him disappear.
(Hey, he runs everyday....I hadn't run since last July/August)

But I did a slow 3 miles without stopping
and it felt good.
I'm about to head out there again today.

Consider me on-again.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

No joke....

Chicago has been having some

Yesterday Z and I walked out to
The Point
to enjoy the warm sunshine.

St. Thomas the Apostle

Nothing like a little accordion by the lake.