Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Our week in pictures!

This summer has been SO busy!  Sadly it is almost over for me because the college students come back next month.  This summer has flown by. 

Our biggest news last week was that we put an offer in on a new house and it was accepted!  Our house went on the market yesterday and we hope it sells quickly! 

Here is a picture of our (hopefully) new house!  It's a little further out of town than our current house and it has a bigger yard and better kitchen.   The same couple built and lived in the house for almost 40 years so it is a little outdated on the inside but the floor plan is great and the house was well maintained by the owners. 

We spent ALL weekend organizing, decluttering, cleaning and working in our yard.  I am SO exhausted from all of the work we did.  I am thankful that we are mostly finished (our realtor told us to do a couple of minor things) and will just keep in clean for showings.  I will show some of the pictures that our realtor took soon. 

In other exciting news we celebrated my friend Sabrina's b-day!  Her friend Alisha threw her a surprise party.  Here is a picture of us on the porch during the party. 

Here is Ava and Sabrina's daughter Eliza at the party.  Sabrina took these pictures of them and I just love them.  These girls are getting SO big!

Our Lilly is getting bigger too.  Ava snapped this picture of her on the ipad in front of the fireplace.  She is such a sweet puppy. 

Last weekend Ava went with her friend Avery and her family to Massachusetts.  They made a stop at Avery's beverages and they had a blast.  Ava came home with a case of old fashioned Avery soda! 

I hope you had a great week!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boilermaker 2012

This post is WAAAY overdue but it's summer and we've been so busy!  I did want to write about the boilermaker which is a 15k race that I did on July 8.  I have been training and preparing for this race ALL year.  I actually got so nervous that I almost dropped out and stopped training in early June but I knew that I would be mad and frustrated with myself if I didn't complete the race so I kept training. 

 We did long runs (6-9 miles) starting the first weekend in June. Thankfully, I had two neighbors and friends that I did my long runs with.  I am so blessed to have these two as friends.  We pushed and supported each other during our long runs.  
Here we are on race day-Heidi, Lisa and me!   Lisa is a long time runner she has done 1/2 marathons and she has done the boilermaker 8 times!  Heidi and I are beginners.  This was our first long race. 
Heidi and I have a tradition where we take pictures before our races. We have done 4 races together now. 
About 10 people from the running group I'm in did the race.This is a  picture of us the night before the race.  We all went up the night before to spend the night since the race was so big (14,000 people!) and it started early in the morning. 

We got shirts made for the race. The glass was our race gift. 

Since the race was so big we had to take a shuttle to the beginning of the race.  Here are a few of us on the bus headed to the starting line. 

I ran really, really slow and I finished in 1:54. I was SO happy to finally cross the finish line!!    

Monday, July 2, 2012

Our week in iphone pics!

Last week was a busy week for our family.   I had something to do every night after work, Brock had lots of baseball and he had his first week at his first job and Ava was getting ready to go on her trip to Cape Cod. 

Here are some pictures from our week.

Brock played LOTS of baseball.  Here is a (bad) picture of him pitching. 

Tuesday evening I went to a the annual coaches dinner for girls on the run. Here is Shannon, Heidi and me.  Heidi won that adorable bag and we were all jealous.   

Ava went to a waterpark to celebrate her friend Anika's 9th birthday.  Here is Avery, my Ava, another Ava, and Anika
Our puppy Lilly is getting SO big.  She is the sweetest dog.  She is my shadow around the house.  This is where she lays every morning when I take a shower. 

Brock and Ava like to steal my phone and it drives me crazy!  They like to take pics of themselves-ha ha!  Here are two pictures of them that I found on my phone this week.

Thursday night I went to a Foreigner concert to benefit Hospice.  It was a fun night!  Here I am with my neighbor Heidi. 

Someone posted this on facebook last week and I really like it.  On Saturday I finished my last 9.5 mile training run for the boilermaker 15k.  It's next Sunday and I'm ready!   This week is great because I am suppose to taper my training and not do too much running in preperation for the race on Sunday.  I think my favorite part of training is going to be this taper week-ha ha! 

Ava went with her friend Avery to Cape Cod for the week.  I am really missing her but I know she is having a great time!  Happy Monday.