Saturday, September 18, 2010


Courtney is the girl right next to me. We are training for a marathon. Actually she is training for it and I am her trainer/support team. All the excercize without any of the pressure. Awesome.

Today we ran 17 miles and it was pain free. I think I could have easily made it 20 but I am trying to not push myself and build strength. Considering knee problems of the past I feel like this is a blessing in my life right now. Years of base miles later I am ready to run.

Very grateful for Kyle's strawberry jam sandwich at mile 12. I hit a wall of hunger that makes me think next time I better take breakfast a little more seriously.

I would like to be able to run 30 miles or some kind of ultra. We will see how that goes. One of these days I may ride a mountain bike again. After all, it is my first love and definately more fun.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

halloween preview

First day of preschool for kate and first day of halloween for the rest of us. It's a month long celebration culminating at anne and dug's haunted house in october. Who doesn't love a chance to dress up?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mt Rose

5 miles with 5 kids at 8000 feet up mt. rose to the waterfall = exhasting. But we did it. Lake Tahoe was beautiful as ever, and Ella passed the time by learning about survival. (We are going to buy her a pocket knife this week.)

Ella packed her own backpack. She brought Tina, her stuffed puppy, her blanket, sunglasses, a pear, a pop tart, paper and pencil in case she needed to draw a map. It is fun to see how her mind works.

Then there is kate. We now tell people we have "2 kids and a kate." She has been quite a handful lately. This is her new hair cut. All the layers are her own.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Dash is a man's man

Nevermind the fact he likes to push my mom's cat around in a pink stroller.

ella's long awaited day . . .

Dash had the flu. Then ella had the flu. But all was forgotten when ella lost her tooth. Hurray! She was much happier than she looked in the picture. P.S. what is with the wind in this town?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Girls night out

A couple of us went to get our nails done and watched this shortly after. SO FUNNY. Will definately give you a laugh . . .