Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Kicks and Movie Night With a Friend

Today I went to buy new running shoes and as I've mentioned before, the only shoes I've ever ran are Asics. But I decided to go and have a 5-step analysis done to make sure I am using the correct shoe for my specific needs. Not knowing what to expect, I managed to remove my chipped toenail polish before going only to find out that the 'socks stay on'. It was for the best.

On the way there I told M to the Izz-A that I really hoped that they didn't tell me I had to wear something other than Asics or that I needed some type of 'special shoe'. But what I really, really didn't want to hear is that I had hammer toes. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt tells someone else that they've got hammer toes.

One time when I was in middle school my mom took me to buy some new shoes and the saleslady that was supposed to measure my foot told me that I had hammer toes. Granted, my toes are long and bony but I don't think that working part-time in the JC Penney's shoe department gave her the medical authority to diagnose me with hammer toes. Not to mention, I was in middle school, also known as myselfesteemishangingonbyathread stage. I don't think I wore flip-flops for months after that.

Now I'm over it. Or am I??

The whole foot analysis went pretty quickly and I was told that my feet are narrow, but that I had a normal heel to toe progression. The Asics that I have been running in all these years were indeed one of the shoes they would have recommended for me. I was so happy because I really didn't want to switch brands.

My feet are happy...as are my toes.
Last night we piled up on the couch with some popcorn and had a family movie night.






The four of us had a great time.


Yes, four. Kate had a friend join us.




Meet Baby.


And of course, she had to sit right up on the couch with us and have her own bowl of popcorn.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.




42 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Looks like movie night was fun! i've been wanting to do this foot analysis thing myself. I've always worn Nike, but now that I plan on running mini-marathon I want the correct shoe.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Such a cute post!

sassytimes said...

I also LOVE Asics! Great shoes! I was just telling my husband today that I am in much need of a new pair!

The Thompson's said...

Love the line from Dirty Dancing. That is Carey's favorite movie of all time I think.

Glad things turned out well for your hammer toes. ;) jk

What fun it looks like you guys had with the movie night! She is just tooooo cute.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Kristy said...

That cracks me up. Literally. All of it.
-I am lovin' your special guest at movie night. Too cute.
-I have never tried Asics, but then again, I've never tried running. ha ha.
-The middle school age IS so delicate and my neice's dr told her at her last appt that she is huge. Um, really? She isn't- she has just already matured. Men are stupid sometimes.

Carolina Girl said...

I LOVE the "say cheese" pose!!! :)

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

My heart is melting over baby and her popcorn bowl!

Jon and Steph said...

So sweet that baby got popcorn! lol
I am a creature of habit too, but totally need to do this foot analysis because I can't find a good running shoe at the moment. Thanks for the idea.

...love Maegan said...

isn't it funny how things like that stick with us from when we are kids? I mean who cares if you have a hammer toe? at least it's not on your face!!! lol. {this also comes from a person who not only has the ugliest feet in the world {+bunion surgery} but possible hammer toes as well} :) also, now I want pop corn.

Xisca said...

ooh cute baby!
:)

The wife said...

Cute post! Movie day today would be a great way to spend my Sunday!

Vineyard Vogue said...

Hahaha, your hammer toes story just cracked me up!

Family movie night sounds fun! "Baby" and all! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Preppy 101 said...

Great Post!! Love that last line!!

Kat said...

You knew what was best for your feet all along!

I always run in Asics too. I have long, narrow feet (and SUPER long skinny toes) and the one time I bought Nikes I really regreted it.

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

I also have a major fear of buying the wrong shoes and screwing my feet up... ugh :( -- Glad you found a great pair!

Your daughter is just precious!

morewineplease said...

Glad you got to stick with your shoes! I got put in izumis again... love them.

Love your new addition!

Katie Lake said...

I had one of those analysis done. I have EXTREMELY flat, wide feet. So much so that I have to wear the shoes with extra support. You know the ones that have thicker than normal sole that can sometimes be mistaken for special needs? Yeah that's my shoe.

The Golf Widow said...

Asics are my choice, too.It must be a bony toe thing.

Movie night looks like a hige hit.Baby seemed to be having fun :)

Angela Darling said...

I'm with you on the Asics. They are so comfortable. I loved the Dirty Dancing line! :-)

Megan said...

HAHA you totally got me with the 'nobody puts baby in the corner' I am cracking up!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Love that Baby has her own little bowl too..

Lianna Knight said...

So adorable!!!

Melissa said...

WE HAVE A BABY!! Oh my word girl! I knew I loved you! My daughter's baby doesn't look like your daughters, but we have had her since Caroline was little and she has always called her Baby! AND she is so fragile because she is like a stuffed animal with a baby head and she has been washed a bagillion times! Her face is so dirty and she is thread bare, but RIGHT now Caroline is home sick and she is laying on the couch with Baby. SOO funny. Glad there was not another hammertoe diagnosis. GIRL! You might have had to bow up on somebody! Don't mess with our feet now! ha!
Have a great day!

Emily said...

I love asics tooo... too bad all I want to do at night is go home and go to bed.. Were you able to work out during your first trimester with kate?? I did for about two weeks and now at night I have no energy at all. I can walk daisy here and there but havent been to the gym in a couple weeks... its making me sad....
I love kates lil friend!

Trina said...

Did you happen to be watching Dirty Dancing? LOL I know I am not the first commenter to reference that, but I had to do it anyway.

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Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Had to check you out, what a cute blog! I love to run as well. The shoe thing? Scares me too. I am currently on my 4th pair of Asics Gel Kayano 14's. They have recently moved on to the Kayano 15, and I fear when I need to as well. I do love my asics though! THe baby? Cute as a dolL!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Had to check you out, what a cute blog! I love to run as well. The shoe thing? Scares me too. I am currently on my 4th pair of Asics Gel Kayano 14's. They have recently moved on to the Kayano 15, and I fear when I need to as well. I do love my asics though! THe baby? Cute as a dolL!

Les said...

I'm in a pair of asics gel nimbus- love em. They are more expensive than other asics but the added comfort is worth it!! Funny story--- I sold my old pair on eBay for like $15... Can you believe someone bought my old stank running shoes?!

petrii said...

Hollie,
Okay so this is totally irrelevant, but just wondering what movie you watched. Did Baby enjoy it?!! =)

No hammertoes -- YAY!!! Love it when that happens =)

Have a Blessed evening,
Dawn

blueviolet said...

The baby doll is having popcorn. Could that be any cuter? I feeling so much awwwwwwwwww right now.

Heather said...

Just found your blog through another girls and love it! You have a precious family, my hubby's name is Matt too. So glad I found it!

Katy said...

First,
I love Asics as well, the only shoe that I seem to like (New Balance is a close one though).

Second,
I about died when you said, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner." I LOVE that line. Great usage girl.!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Back in middle school and high school my biggest insecurity (besides being a little awkward at 5'8" and about 95 lbs soaking wet) were my feet. I have big-big toes and long second toes and I was SO insecure about them!! People's comments about them then still resonate with me!

So mean... :)

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justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

cute little baby..

Mandy Rose said...

That's too cute! I love that baby has her own bowl of popcorn.

Tiffany said...

Your daughter is too adorable!!!

Holli said...

Hammertoes...Hilarious! You're daughter is precious!

Brie said...

Love the movie night with "baby" - how cute!

(Love the Dirty Dancing reference - great movie!!!)

Bridget said...

You make the funniest blog posts out of toes and a baby doll..so creative! I've been called hammer toes too:( years of figure skating.