March 2009

Team DAXKO - Mercedes Marathon Relay  2009

Team DAXKO - Mercedes Marathon Relay 2009

Birmingham News Picture of Team DAXKO

Birmingham News Picture of Team DAXKO

Big Brother Mason runs too!

Big Brother Mason runs too!

February 15th I ran in the Mercedes Marathon Relay with several of my friends from DAXKO. I intended to train but didn’t (and I paid for it the next day! Sore, sore, sore!)
As much as I feared running because of my lack of preparation I had the BEST time!

Much of the money raised benefits The Bell Center in Birmingham, Al. My cousin Joshua goes there currently and his brother Roman just graduated πŸ™‚ Their big brother Mason and mom Alison ran too!

Just being out there with thousands of people all running for a common cause felt really amazing- like I was part of something bigger than myself. Like being a Christian but on a smaller scale πŸ˜‰ Running the race (just a part of it) and keeping the faith (that I could actually finish)…

I was the least likely to be out there on that course. Just like I was the least likely to be chosen and loved by the God of the universe! I am not a runner but I ran and I finished. I am not a “super-marathon-Christian” but I keep running and I will finish -Maybe not at the “front” but I will cross the finish line – welcomed into my heavenly home – to lay my reward at His feet.

He carried me through the entire race after all πŸ™‚

Little Joshua

Little Joshua

Roman making a silly face!

Roman making a silly face!

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taco_soupTaco Soup – This is a variation on a well-known recipe. This is taken from my sister, Katie’s version. The RotelΒ  adds a bit of a kick as does a dash of chili powder.

2 Cups water
2 Cans white corn
1 Can Rotel – mild or spicy
1 Can diced tomatoes
1 Can Pinto Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 pkg Dry Ranch Mix
1 Pkg Dry Taco Seasoning
1.5 – 2 lbs ground beef
1 onion – diced

Brown meat and onion. Mix in dry ingredients. Mix with all other ingredients in large pot. Use all juices from all canned goods. Simmer for 2 hours.

Simmer for longer, adding water for more intense flavor. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese and Fritos!


Buttermilk Cornbread – * Cook in a seasoned iron skillet!
Buttermilk makes this SO moist! Like cake πŸ™‚

2 cups self-rising white corn meal
2 tablespoons flour
1 Egg
2 cups Buttermilk
1/2 cup of oil

Heat oil in pan in oven as it preheats. Mix oil back into batter – pour in pan.

350 degrees 40-45 min.