Running, running, and jumping…..

We are in heavy running season in this household. We have had much fun!

I was asked why Corvan and Jordan weren’t in any sports this season besides a little of this and that, my answer has been that I am sick of a coach always telling my kids what to do I’m ready to do the telling. That is with a laugh, but much truth in it, lots of spring cleaning around here and I really need their help. This also instills good work ethic, that is the goal anyway.

I also have been on this huge kick of really not wanting my kids to function on how culture sees things but that they need to work for what they get, it needs to be earned. Entitlement is out of control, not just in our kids but in our society. I want the kids and I to understand that it takes effort on our part for whatever, we don’t expect anything out of nothing. I could give you one hundred and one examples of this, but a few I see that drive me crazy……Mom made dinner so now mom cleans kitchen up. Um no! Or….. I finished school so therefore, mom and dad, send me to college. Um no, where are the scholarships? And, where is your job? Oh this one…….(not so much anymore but its a big one) when your kids are on a team, play a game and then afterwards every time the parents provide ‘snack’. What the heck? I am sure they can survive for another 10 minute ride home to eat a meal. This ‘snack’ thing is what makes our kids think we have to have something going in at all times.

Anyway, I’m really trying to ‘listen’ when I hear a twinge of that entitlement thing come out. It makes us ungrateful and the goal is always to come out of whatever and express our thankfulness rather than, what it ‘could’ have been because of thinking we were entitled.

Ok, enough of my rant…..Jordan and I ran the Seattle Seahawk 12k. Jordan ran the 5k, I ran the 12k. It was so much fun. The family went to cheer us on and it was just fun!


Oh my goodness, this kid, I love him so, he can RUN!!!!!!!! He ran in an age group of 15 and under. Out of 147 kids he got 8th place with a 7:20 pace time per minute. Jim and Corvan were wandering around and missed him coming in because they didn’t think it would be THAT fast. Cracks me up!


Just finished! A 12k is 7 miles, but when I hit that  7 mile marker, I thought the end was NEVER going to come, a few over!



Nice job buddy, nice job!


And then…..we have this going on………SCREAMMMMMMM!

chehalis track meet 2016 1

Brayden had a PR of 13’6″ and won this invitational. He got recognized in the Olympian and was interviewed.

chehalis track meet 2016 2

I’m sorry, I just have to do it again, SCREAMMMMMM!

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Oh my sweet darlin’, how I love thee.

chehalis track meet 2016

Ok, that is that.

Thank you Lord for our healthy strong bones and body’s. I really am serious when I say that, I tell Him every single day!

Hope you are enjoying your spring, it really has been so lovely. We have had some great weather!


April 25, 2016 - 10:50 am

Janice C. Johnson - Wow, you ROCK, Marlece! Congratulations on the run, and the same to your boys for their track endeavors!

April 25, 2016 - 8:28 pm

Shauna - Word on the entitlement thing👊🏼. Oh and the snack thing… Shoot me!!! Ugh! Oreos to get us through a 90 min game?!? What on earth?!?

Oh Brayden. You are so rediculously handsome. I’m already mad at your future wife. She better be reeeaaaallly nice. 😂

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