Saturday, August 28, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

So every year I drag the girls and Brett to a beautiful spot and make them smile at the camera for about an hour. The result are some awesome family pictures taken by my wonderful mother...and normally a fight of some sort between member of the family. I love taking family pictures because it is so fun to see how much the girls have grown in just a year! I know my mom already posted this like two weeks ago, so I am a little behind. But thank you mom for taking such amazing pictures!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Moanin For Motrin

That's what I was doing last weekend when I finished the Coeur d' Alene to Sandpoint Walk Relay Race! My BF Beth asked me to join her team to walk with her during her legs of the race. I thought, "Cool it will be fun to walk with Beth while we catch up." But it was way different than a leisurely walk with a friend. First of all, it was actually a race. So we were speed walking the WHOLE time (you got disqualified if you ran). It was so intense. There was not one part of my body that wasn't in pain. Beth and I did awesome though. We averaged about 12.5-13 minute miles. We had three legs and totalled about 15.5 miles! Our team won by a long shot. But we can't feel too good about it considering we were about 20 years younger than anyone else walking in the race. Here are some picture of our fun adventure. PS, the pictures are very out of order.

Beth and I relaxing on the grass after a very long night of walking and trying to sleep in a car.

This is on our second leg of the race. 4.7 miles of constant hills. This was definitely the worst part of the race.

This was after we finished when we were announced the WINNERS!

Mine and Beth's first leg was also the Wildest Wig contest. We had to walk 6.6 miles with these huge wigs on our head. Not the most comfortable, but it was beautiful scenery.

The team before the race began

This is us finishing our first leg on the Coeur d' Alene lake.

Me and my BF Beth

The race was a ton of fun and I can't wait to do it again next year. Maybe we will even try the Spokane to Sandpoint Run relay. It was pretty freaky though when you are walking at 2:30 in the morning on a dirt road in the forrest with animals howling around you. It was quite the adventure. Thanks Beth for inviting me to go.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hats Off to Leavenworth

The girls and I were able to take a quick trip over to Leavenworth last week and we had such a great time. My mom and niece Madyson joined us for some nice relaxing and fun filled days. Going to see Gloria and Pat is always fun, but we also spent some time downtown, went swimming a lot, jumped on the trampoline A LOT, ate great food, and watched some interesting movies. I have a lot of pictures to show what a good time we had.

These pictures are from the Hat Shop in downtown Leavenworth. It is a famous shop that has a lot of crazy hats. Makenna and I had some fun modeling the hats for my mom.

The rest of the pictures are just the random things we did while visiting Leavenworth.

Believe it or not, Kyra did come on this trip with us, but you know how much she hates taking pictures! Oh well.

The main reason we went down to Leavenworth was to FINALLY put the grave marker in the ground for Annabelle. Brett came down Friday night and we put it in Saturday morning, then had to leave Saturday afternoon. Poor Brett only got a quick trip. It is weird that I am posting this? I hope not. Hopefully I don't offend anyone.