Friday, February 24, 2012


I'm not late am I?!?! Sorry I've been MIA, but can you really believe that it is almost March? Where has the time gone? Before you know it it is going to be summer and we'll be laying by the pool gettin' our tan on...oh wait, you could probably do that now here in Texas. Yesterday the high was 81 degrees. Insane!! Although I'm a total wuss when it comes to the cold, I do like to have at least a tiny winter before we get hit with the heat. Oh well, I'm off to Vail next week, so I have a feeling I'll get my winter/snow/absolutely gorgeous scenery fix. Well, all but the scenery. I will never get enough of those mountains. I think I could move to Colorado in a heartbeat!

Since I've been gone for what 3 months now, let me catch you up! It's been busy busy busy in the Clark household. I'll give you a brief glimpse at our crazy life over the past few months and then I hope to resume with much more regular blogging. Here we go....

Half Marathon #3 - I completed my 3rd half marathon (The White Rock) in the pouring rain. Most will tell you that it was miserable, but I guess I'm weird and really enjoyed running in the rain. I felt so alive and fresh the entire race. The last 2 miles were pretty rough though considering I could no longer feel my hands. The worst part was trying to get warm after the race. I swear I was shivering for a week after.
My Gear - I actually ended up wearing a different rain jacket that was a little heavier

Right before crossing the finish line...I swear there were other people running the race

I actually ended up with a PR and was super pumped! My time ended up being 1:51:?? I think the rain made me run faster! This was also my mother-in-law and sister-in-law's first half marathon to complete and we were super excited for them too! 
Katie's face when she saw her friends was priceless

And then there was CHRISTMAS!!!!! I am obsessed with Christmas! If you are around me and my family around Christmas you will often hear us talking like Buddy the Elf. Love it! 
Awkward Christmas Picture at our Home Group Christmas Party 

Our Christmas card followed by the line - "Have a GRRREAT Christmas!"

Ben surprised me and we went on a carriage ride to look at Christmas lights with some of our best friends, Zach and Morgan. 

Made complete with a Peppermint Mocha! 

Christmas morning at my parent's house...kind of ridiculous, but hey, there's a lot of us!! 

Ben and my brother-in-law, Taylor basking in the glory of Christmas! 

Annie with all of her Lion King animals

Charlotte's 1st Christmas! 

My dad and Charlotte -- can't do a post about Christmas without a picture of Santa himself! No really, my dad is seriously Mr. Christmas (aka Santa)! 

Brace yourself...this may be the most important thing that will happen all year...I KILLED MY FIRST DEER!!!!!! I'm sorry if any of you are against hunting, just don't look at the next couple of pictures, but this was seriously one of the most fun things I've ever done! If you're against hunting, at least be for the consumption of venison because it is so delicious. We now have a freezer full! 

Me and my doe

Ben said I HAD to put the blood on my face - hard core right?!

Ok ok I won't subject you to anymore, but at least admire my straight gangsterness (a word) with Haley at the deer lease! 

There as been a lot of love in the air this year already. We have had at least 3 friends get engaged and a couple weddings as well. One engagement in particular we got to be a special part of. We had so much fun in College Station helping our friend Cale (a Baylor Bear) propose to his Aggie, Lynne. 
Johnna and me with the signs I made for the happy couple

Best friends - Cale proposed on the 50 yard line of Kyle field

We love love! 

The very next weekend we hit the road again for a wedding in Lubbock and had an absolute blast! 
Congrats Reagan and Allison! 

Loved the Groom's cheesecake table

Me and my handsome hubby!

My sweet friend, Katelyn! 

Told ya we had a blast!! 

Ok I think that's enough catching up for now. I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of the recap! Have a fabulous Friday... I think I might celebrate National Margarita day today since I missed it on Wednesday! 

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