No. We are definitely not enjoying ourselves out here.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We are thankful to have finally arrived on the Oregon coast.
We are thankful that we have someone we trust to watch our sweet baby while we are away.
We are thankful for strong coffee - as it has been an early morning.
We are thankful that our lives have allowed us some time off and we are financially able to spend some concentrated time together.
Feeling the need to retreat for a few days, our family packed up the cars, packed up the kids and headed to McCall for an impromptu trip to celebrate our country's freedom.
The girls were ectastic, especially when they learned some friends from school would be up there celebrating as well.
If you can't sense my Paloma's enthusiasm, well, your not looking hard enough. Ha! It had actually been a long day and a long drive, but my kids were up for watching the fireworks over the lake from our friend's boat. It made for a long night but we certainly had fun.
And the following day, we hit up a local pond and the girls had some fun fishing.
Mattea and her friend Payton showing off their trophies.
And who can come to McCall and not stop at the Pancake House for a ridiculously large breakfast.
Paloma was a bit hungry and that is why I only got a half smile from her.
And we finished off the week out on the lake. Traveling home on Sunday evening, we had about 48 hours to rest and then it was back on the road for our next adventure.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Mattea decided after running with me during my half marathon that she wanted to run a race of her own. Of course, her father and I supported it and signed up for the Barn Sour 1 Mile Fun Run the following weekend. We were so excited for her.
Before her big race, Mattea made sure to warm up all those muscles.
I'd say she has some pretty good form.
Finally, my little girl crossed the finish line. She ran hard for a few minutes then took a nice scenic walk until she caught back up with me and sprinted to the finish.
And finally, the clock. I didn't snap the photo in time, but from the above photo, she finished in less than 12 minutes. We are so proud of you Mattea.