Wednesday, July 10, 2013

February. March. April. July...

I wrote in February.
I wrote in March.
I wrote in April.
And here it is July! If any of you still check blogger or have been waiting and watching for a new post I am so sorry I have let you down. I have been sticking pretty close with Instagram lately but I do want to make sure that I am posting here and writing down all of the amazing things that our little Kennedy Kate is up to as almost a 2 & 1/2 year old. These days I am staying home with her and working our Zija business both of which have made for some of the most rewarding days in my life. It is such a blessing to be in a company that helps people feel their best and it is even more rewarding to be able to stay home with Kennedy and be a part of her days. Kyle is still working for BPI and is doing great things for the company. It has been an adjustment to have him gone Monday-Friday when for most of the first 6 years of our marriage we worked side by side every single day. I have been doing pretty good with my running this summer even in the midst of our 95+ degree daily temperatures here in Texas and am looking forward to fall and all that it brings. I won't make promises about when I will post again but it sure has been relaxing to type these words out tonight.

Thanks for reading!

and...I wonder where my blog Title header thing went? It's okay. I never really settled on a "title" for me. I think it suits me well.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Changes & Updates?

Months (ok weeks) between blog posts? Say it isn't so? I'm hoping to have the new blog up and running over on the Wordpress format here in the next few weeks. I gave myself a May 15th deadline so until then I will do my best to keep it real over here on blogger! So much has gone on

Friday, March 22, 2013

Gotta Run

I haven't written in over a month and I'm not sure I even know where to begin. I have decided to change my blog name back to its original title and back to its original content. I started this whole blog to journal my running adventures and slowly it has evolved into a blog about baby and business mostly. Though baby will still be my focus on this blog I am transitioning to an exclusive blog for business only and keeping this here blogspot to my personal life and such. It feels good to be back to my roots and I am going to stick with it. I am preparing one post to explain my recent career chance (company change) and how things are going with that (GREAT) which will most likely be one of my last business blog posts on this blog. I just don't want to leave y'all hanging :)

So here's to the relaunch of Gotta Run! I will be posting about life, baby, family, running, and my passion of living my best life that God has given me! I hope you'll continue to read along!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wordy Wordless Wednesday

For the first time in 20 months WE ARE A TWO CAR FAMILY!!!! I feel freeee!

Thank you Whitney & Casey Carlson from the bottom of my heart!!!!

Welcome the first ever Texas Edition Ford Focus to the Childress family!

Where to go?

I kept saying, "praise the Lord" & "thank you God" and Kennedy kept repeating me and then thanking God all evening as well!!

Here's a few pictures from this afternoon of her getting her Valentines ready for her KKW party tomorrow!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Whew.. I really don't know where to begin. No matter where I start you may feel like I have thrown up all over you by the end of this post. If you are in no mood for TMI do not proceed.


On January 24th at 12:41pm we resigned from our beloved business after 5 years to pursue other opportunities and really just to move forward to a new chapter in life.

After crying until 6pm we called our mentors in business and decided to retract our letter of resignation and just wait it out to see how and just see how things go.

On Monday, January 28th the company we have been a part of since September of 2007 was shut down by the FTC until February 7th so they could complete an investigation ohmyno. 

From January 28th- Present we have flipped and flopped about what to do and I think I even suffered from a midlife crisis last Saturday which sent me into a kind of nesting mode which makes my house the most organized it's EVER been...well since Kennedy was born 2 years ago ahem.

On February 7th- Our company filed a continuance asking for more time and a new court date was set for March 13 so now we are waiting that out.

Kyle is working a full time job. I am working 2 part time jobs. And we have a HUGE peace about our life and where we are headed! Hallelujah! 

We have had several new business opportunities offered to us and though it is amazing to have many options I do not feel that I can make a choice on whether or not or which one or if at all until the final say of our current business has its day in court on March 13th. (I am Loyal maybe to a fault. I am a retriever personality you know). 

I do have so many dreams in my heart and I want to pursue those for sure! I think that being in business for ourselves for the last 5 years has been such a blessing to us because it forced us out of our comfort zones and gave us the confidence needed to start any endeavor on our hearts. We are taking this time to truly rest in the Lord and pray on what He wants for our lives. It has been such a time of renewal that I have no words yet to put to that process yet but someday I know that I will have them.

Thank you for following my journey and I ask that you please pray for both of us during this time of waiting and working and seeking the Lord's desires for our us.

Oh, and I'm 29 today. Here's to the last year of my 20's I want to close them out big! (pic from birthday lunch with dad & Diane)

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Can't believe that Kennedy Kate is 2!! We had a wonderful party for her at our house yesterday and had such a sweet time! She loved answering the door as guests arrived and couldn't wait to open presents! Her castle tent was a hit as were the balloons, Pom poms, and bubbles she received.

Here are a few iPhone pics from her special day. Can't believe we have a 2 year old!