Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tri-Town Rescue 5k

We had such a great time at this race! I ran with Amber.  She spent the first 1/2 mile dragging me along and trying to keep up with the boys! That's hard work, so when she saw this mud hole, she just had to wallow in it...
Fortunately, late on we also found some water for her to swim in and get cleaned up. She was a happy girl and we had a good run.
Big brother WON the event with the time of 20:02.
Younger brother also placed - 4th overall and 1st in his age group! It's the first time he's ever won anything at a race, so he was pretty psyched!!
Then, they brought out the free pizza!  Woohoo!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Snow Falls Gorge

This morning I climbed down into the gorge to get a different angle on the falls, and discovered you can't see the big falls from down there. Oh well. You know what I did discover? When you're down there you can't hear the roar of the traffic over the roar of the river! And that is a BIG improvement.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Finish Line Charge

I've written about it before - the kid comes down to the finish line like a freight train and there is no stopping him. I know that he's regaining his confidence because that final charge is back!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hebron Hawk Trail Race

He came in 2nd this morning, at a tough trail race that was 4.5 miles, instead of the advertised 3.1 miles. I love that he made sure to high-five (well, low-five, I guess) this kid on his way to the finish line! 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Go #11

Since this is also my nephew's last season playing lacrosse, I wanted to be sure to catch a game. We drove down today to watch him play, and enjoyed a fierce game, albeit a loss for his team. Oh well. It was fun anyway!

Meanwhile his cousins & siblings were having a little fun at his expense...
Fortunately, he was a good sport about it!

Friday, May 13, 2016

I'm so proud of this group of cousins!

Tonight the oldest graduated from High School and we're all so excited for him! He has a very bright future ahead of him, and we can't wait to see what he will accomplish. He knows that he will always have this supportive group behind him!

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Look at what the boys did while I was out this evening! They disassembled and removed my old bed, and not only assembled my new bed, but placed it and made it up with bedding!!  I am blown away by their efforts (I'm didn't know they even knew how to make a bed! I guess my lessons have sunk in, although they never make their own beds.) to make their mother happy because they knew this change was important to me. I have the best sons!

Tasty Brew

Our local microbrewery announced Mr. Grumpypants, an oatmeal stout made with chocolate and coffee a few weeks ago, and I've been anxious to try it, but haven't had a chance to stop by. I did today, and it did not disappoint. It was well worth the wait, but I hope that I won't have to wait so long for the next one!