Sunday, June 24, 2012


We are blessed to call Cole Valley home.

Morning Marathon

It was a beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning.  As you can see from my kitchen windows, it is really early.  I grabbed a quick shower some egg whites and my water bottle and headed out to Julia Davis park to run my 2nd marathon.

It was a great start and I had a great first half. I knew my kids and husband would be waiting for me at mile 6 as evidenced below.  It was such a motivator to keep going - knowing I would see some familiar faces.

(Waiting for mommy.)

The course was amazing - and I knew there was chocolate and champagne waiting for me at the finish line...

These two little cuties joined me for the last leg of my race and helped me over the finish line.  Although it wasn't a stellar finish, I'm so glad my body held up and I was able to run it.  I can confidently say that it is a huge accomplishment for me to even make it to the start line let alone make it to the finish line.  Thanks girls for helping mommy stay motivated.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Making Memorial Day Memories

Memorial Day 2012

This year, we decided to head out to the local cemetery and partake in the Memorial Day events.  It was our first year and we weren't quite sure what to expect.  After a 30 minute walk from the car to the top of Veteran's Cemetery, we arrived just in time to watch the band play, the guns salute, and of course the famous fly over.

Our children have been told many stories of their daddy and his service to our country.  They had the opportunity one afternoon to sort through many of David's old Army pictures, medals, awards, and memorabilia.  They were so excited. Mattea was so proud to have her daddy come to school and put on a presentation about how it felt to jump out of airplanes.  We not only came out on this holiday to celebrate out special veteran but to also pay tribute to those individuals who have put their lives on the line or who are currently serving in the US Military.  As many have said, "Freedom isn't free."  We are so thankful for the commitment that has been made on our behalf.

A quick picture with the "pretty ladies" from the Civil War Reenactment group.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer is Here!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Grandma & Grandpa

We are enjoying our long-awaited Christmas present.
Our new trampoline keeps us busy for hours and wears us out for bedtime which makes mom very happy!