Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What Motivates You??

Okay, a little addition to the last post of the latest with the Dean fam. First of all, in Josh's words, "He can die a happy man." No, he did not win the lottery, and the Buckeyes did not win the National Championship, so why can he die happy??? Josh got to school and learned that his idol, mentor, motivator, hero, whatever you want to call it, Lance Armstrong was coming to OSU. He ran to the store bought a disposable camera and waited on the front row for 1 1/2 hours. Well worth his wait I must say, not only did he get some great pics, but he got his autograph and a LIVESTRONG bracelet (that's right, Josh is bringing back the bracelet) that he threw into the crowd. Lets just say he was in one good mood when he got home! Well, my motivator is a bit different. It's actually my growing belly that motivates me to get out and excercise. Josh and I ran in a 5K last week, but we signed up to run in the Race For The Cure a couple of months ago. I must admit I wasn't planning on being as large as I am, but Josh said it was only fair that since I was "with chid" that he too should be "with child" and ran the enire 5K with Bailee on his back. She actually loved the backpack and seeing all the people, etc., I don't know if I will be running another race anytime in the near future. However, I just invested in the best invention (actually coming in third after the wet suit and the electric blanket :). I know it sounds silly, but the Belly Band is amazing to run with. It helps the belly not bounce around as well as reduces back, leg, and any and every other pain that comes with pregnancy when I run. I don't know how I ever did without it. Anyhow, I highly recommend it (I should be getting paid for that endorsement or something). Well, I am going home in 10 days and I am sooo excited. I have really had the "home bug" these past few weeks and can't wait to see everyone. That's all from the Deaners for now...until next time...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Here's a picture of the food storage shelves I was talking about. The cans roll down when you take one out, then you replace at the top. Makes for an easy rotation, works great, and lots cheaper than the metal ones you can buy!

The Latest and Greatest...(show on Earth)

We've been pretty busy here in the month of May. First of all we decided to at least get started on some type of food storage. Josh came up with the design for the shelves him and his dad made, and I am really excited how much storage room there is and we even have room for quite a bit more food. Josh had his second Lasik surgery on his eye (long story as to why he had to wait 6 weeks for his eye to heal after the first surgery). He can now see 20/20 and is very happy with the outcome, and I am left feeling jealous every time I put in a contact or go to put my glasses on...oh well, someday. I have also been busy "nesting" which Josh thinks three months early is not necessary, but I have finished all my projects in the nursery and around the house. One of which included refinishing my first piece of furniture. I got this little chair at a garage sale that I thought would be fun for Bailee's room. Josh likes to refinish furniture and is great at it, but I was too impatient and wanted it finished, so I decided to give it a try, and it turned out great! Lastly, we randomly decided to go the Barnum and Bailey circus on Sat. It was mine and Bailee's first time to the circus and what can I say, we both enjoyed it. Bailee especially enjoyed the animal aspect of it (elephants, tigers, zebras, etc.). Anyways, there are a few other things we've been up to that I will post later. Sorry, this post isn't too exciting, but it will have to do. Until next time...