Sunday, October 26, 2014

I ran my first half-marathon today!

Wow.  I never could have imagined that I would actually do this.  It was so hard, but what an amazing feeling of accomplishment now that I have successfully completed the course. The best part was sharing the experience with these great friends!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Maid of the Mist

I was a little girl when I first learned about the boat that carries passengers right up to those incredible waterfalls.  Ever since then I have wanted to go on that boat.  Today my wish came true!  And, it was every bit as thrilling as I knew it would be.  There is nothing else in the World quite as powerful as Niagara Falls.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Niagara Falls Road Trip

Somehow these ladies managed to get me into that little yellow glass elevator and up to the rotating dining room at the top.  Considering the fact that I am afraid of heights and claustrophobic, this is pretty close to a miracle.  Ahhhh...but the view from up there was quite incredible!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I know he doesn't like to celebrate his birthday, (it's just another day!) but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate HIM today, right?!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2nd Annual West Paris Pumpkin Run 5k

Our little town sure knows how to put on wicked fun events!  The Annual Pumpkin Run is no exception! 
This was our 2nd year running the race and it was just as much fun as it was last year, except that this year my oldest WON it!  We are all so excited and proud of him for working so hard and reaching his goal.  He was quite determined after coming in 2nd last year that this was HIS year.  He ran his race, which was not easy thanks to the bitterly cold strong wind, and earned it!
His brother also had a great race and really pushed himself so that he could place in the top 10 this year.  His speedy sisters were right behind him, placing 11th & 25th overall.  I didn't beat my goal time of 30 minutes, but am extremely happy with my time of 30:58, which put me 2nd in my age group!  
This is definitely one of our favorite races of the season and we can't wait to come back next year!  As much as we love running races, we especially love running and visiting with our friends and neighbors!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

He won it!

The West Paris Ladies Auxillary hosted this race and requested that my oldest run in it. Well, he did them (and us!) proud.  
3 miles in 16:41 (it's not quite a 5k, which is 3.1 miles)