Thursday, July 31, 2014

New additions

Meet Velma, Click and Clack – hens from Uncle Denny.
We have lots of eggs again!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kyle's turn

Saturday it was time to watch Kyle at the drag strip. Not a race, but Test and Tune during a Grudge Race at US-131 in Martin. It was a long day, but the girls were so good. They set up a little "base camp" in the race car trailer –  a table with Legos, dolls and coloring books. It made me smile seeing people continuously stop by to admire Kyle's bad-a*# car while just feet away our girls have transformed the inside of the trailer into a little girl play land. So sweet.

Waiving "Good luck" as Kyle drives to the staging lanes
Waiting…and more waiting
Almost his turn!
Lining up

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Miles

Running close to home Saturday morning
Last week = 16 miles
2014 = 545.30 miles

Ran the North Country Trail with Amy Sunday morning

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kyle's dream come true?

Last night we took Ellie and Josie to the Sand Drags in Silver Lake so they could drive the four-wheeler down the drag strip. Yes, the girls were excited, but Kyle…he smiled the entire time.

Headed up for the "race plate"
Ellie – lining up for her first run!
Go Ellie!!
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Ellie's first time slip!
Josie, waiting for her chance to line up.
And Josie's off!

Josie's first time slip.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where's Waldo?

Last week was really, really busy. Between daily swim lessons, a busy work schedule, and our regular weekly schedule, it felt like I was constantly late for something. Throw in Vacation Bible School each night and it was a recipe for summer fun overload. But…the girls were great and Kyle and I enjoyed our quiet evenings while they were at church.

The last night of VBS was a "Glow Concert". Basically, the kids sing the songs they learned during the week, adorned with glow bracelets and necklaces while the gymnasium is dark with black light. They look forward to this night each year. (It reminds me of a mini rave…but with kids…at church.)

While Kyle and I were visiting with another parent, we were looking out across the crowd and noticed a woman in an orange striped dress. I admired the dress earlier in the evening – when the normal lights were on – two shades of orange, big horizontal stripes. (I am the "Queen of Stripes".) I'm fairly certain that when she chose her outfit for the evening, she didn't realize she's stand out quite like this…

Am I the only one reminded of the Where's Waldo books from decades ago?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kitten treadmill?


See…even my cat likes running!
Don't worry, I will always check before starting a load.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RECIPE: Smorkies

We made this for a get-together with my friends Tracey and Annalisa and our families. They were DELICIOUS!! The girls and I re-named them "Smorkies".

The recipe link is here: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday miles

 Running weather last week was absolute perfection!

 Last week = 17.8 miles
2014 = 529.30 miles

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