Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial day weekend: northern Idaho

Spent 4 days camping up in Idaho. Spent time with fam, played bows and arrows, bb guns, capture the flag, bon fire and s'mores, hiking, resting, eating!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Windermere 1/2 marathon

I decided about 3 days before the race to sign up. I'm so glad I did. I LOVED it! The course was amazing all along the river, perfect climate this time of year. mellow, gradual rolling hills. I'll definitely be running it again in the future. The goodies including shirts and medals were awesome and the race was very well marked and supported. I finished with 2:06... I think I could have gotten under 2 if I would have prepared for it with more long runs.
A few low quality pics!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


is life insane these days or what?? what the crap... i took a good long break from pinterest and a few other sites... along with most of my google reader roll (which i am heavily considering deleting all together and starting from scratch..) i didn't miss it even an ounce. all of the comparison nonsense. good grief. i get enough of that in real life. it seem like every one and their monkeys uncle is juggling a facebook/instagram/twitter/pinterest/blog/email etc... at the expense of real life including kids, husbands and a REAL genuine life. i have noticed in my personal life that i use my phone more these days to take a photo than a real camera. sad day when my kid remembers his mom on a computer working or playing with a phone for his much of his real life. i recently came across this and it struck a pretty deep cord in me. i have deeply evaluated my own life. you should do the same.

find a real hobby.

i was just scrolling through these old gems. i remember each one of them. i sincerely hope i can catch my kids in their elements:
i'm the chubby baby in jellies up front with arah and jared in back feeding lambie.
 me and kami with cello and violin.
 i dig kami's headband and my mamas perm.. me,arah, jared.
 arah, me, corinne and kami. corinne was always the supermodel older sister. check out those legs.
 kindergarten grad. i totally remember this redhead kid-who-is-now-thirty-three.... just not his name.
broken leg from the trampoline at 4 years old.. those 80's parents... ;)
elves and the shoemaker... i had the crappy costume with no feet in the tights. these days called leggings.
 sisters... my mom always insisted on dressing me and kami as twinners.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hot air balloons.

Took a trip down to walla walla for ballon festival. My mothers day request that I've been waiting a year for. One of the most enjoyable weekends I can remember in a long time. Well worth the drive. The night glow was incredible and a must see.

Monday, May 14, 2012

bowl & pitcher hike

this place has been a staple in our relationship. i remember coming here with bikes and riding all over the muddy hills with merv when we first met. it was finally nice enough a few weeks ago to bring kids for a hike this year. i love it. my mom brought me and my sisters up to sleep under the stars a few years ago with the kidlets... i stayed up late talking to corinne and still remember what we discussed. hoping to do that again soon. not many things trump nature.