I was born and raised in the small town of Tom Bean, Texas. Population 941. I went to Tom Bean elementary school, Tom Bean middle school and then graduated in a class of 48 from Tom Bean high school. I know a few folks in that town.
Toward the end of my junior year I started dating another graduate of good ole TBISD. We dated off and on for over 4 years. On Elvis's birthday (we didn't know that until after the fact) we said our vows and honeymooned in, pre-murder capital, Mexico.
Life moved pretty quickly after marriage. Married in '05, first home in '06, first kid in '07. (I'm on the right)
Alaurie (Pronounced like Mallory or Vallerie) was born.
In '08, when Alaurie was a little over a year old and I was about 3 months pregnant we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Then we had Braden.
After Braden was born things seemed to slow down. I had settled into my role as a housewife, but really wanted a hobby that was all mine. I also wanted to lose all those extra pounds I had packed on after having two kids. I decided, of all things, that I would run a marathon and I wanted to do it before my son turned 1. Until this point my athleticism ended with softball. I played all through elementary school, started pitching lessons in middle school...
played all through high school...
and then one semester at a crap ass community college in Oklahoma.
As of late, we are back in Texas with a new baby, Oliver. Also, my oldest started kindergarten and with my husband traveling for work all the time, getting in a run has become more and more difficult.