Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

I would have never even dreamed of having four generation in my family! Here we are. My grandmother turned 92 this month. I think she looks great! Her mind is not all there but she could walk circles around you. She still walks everyday! That is her claim to living long. Gotta keep moving. I love her and I am so glad that my kids are getting to know her...or at least the cookies she keeps in her cookie jar!
Nancy( Memaw)-61
Sara- 7
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Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of School!

This is all going to fast for me. I keep asking myself what does a momma bird do all day when she kicks her babies out of the nest??
Sara is in 2nd grade and my baby boy has stated Kindergarten.

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Our last summer vaca: Leadville, CO

We took one last summer vacation to Leadville, Co. When Mike couldn't run in the Western States 100 he quickly found another race to run and it was in Leadville. So off we went!

Below are some picture from our trip. Mike ran his race on Sat. the 16th of August and then we camped out for a week. We had a blast. We hiked, made a ton of fires and smores! We just love our little Pop-up camper!

This is Joe and Sara feeding fish at a fish hatchery. Can you see the joy on Joe's face?? I thought he was going to come out of his skin...he had never seen that many KEEPERS! in all his life.

Joe trying to catch some of those keepers! He caught 2 rainbow trout.

Sara came out of the pop-up with all of this in hand and asking if the fire was ready to make some smores! She could eat her weight in marshmallows! really.
I smell a Christmas card picture!
We took three hikes total. A one miler on the first day and then a 5 miler and then a 6 miler! And yes the kids walked the entire way! They really surprised us, they were awesome!

Here she is...the pop-up...I think we should name her???

Here we are at the start of Mike's race! It was only 3:30 AM. :)
I must say I am very proud of my husband! He was just shy of the 50 mile cut off by only 20 min. He said this race was the hardest thing he had ever done in his life! I keep saying Hope pass got him! Hope pass BTW was a MOUNTAIN he had to climb that was 12,000 feet high! Needless to say he couldn't breath! Check out his blog for a more minute by minute account of the race.

Yes, that is snow on the mountains!

Here he is coming down into the aid station of Twin lakes(mile 49). Tough course!
Isn't he cute. He was really working hard. And BTW he was freezing. It was the worst weather ever in the history of the race.

Back at camp playing checkers with Granny and Aunt Cathy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Sara!

We went bowling at my old stomping ground...Jupiter Lanes!! I bowled there when I was a kid. Such fun to see Sara and her friends enjoying the game!

Happy Birthday Sara!! The big 7!!