Saturday, November 29, 2014

Visit with Santa

We spent Thanksgiving this year with our friends the Jenkins',  The day after Thanksgiving we got together with a lot of our playgroup friends at the church to share some leftover pie and snacks and let the kids play.  While the kids were playing someone special showed up to visit.

Lily was so excited to see Santa Claus!  She talked about it excitedly all the way home.
 Charlotte was also excited, but a little bit shy.
 Gideon was curious, but not terribly keen to be on his lap.
 It was a really fun treat for the kids that they didn't expect at all.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Struttin for Stuffin Half Marathon

I haven't posted about any of my races in a while, but on Thanksgiving I ran a half marathon with a great group of friends.  It was a wonderful course, perfect weather, great company, and I felt fantastic through all of it.
This was my 11th half marathon this year and one of my best.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Seven Years

Tyson and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  7 is a strange number, nothing monumental about it, but we have had a great time.  I'm not going to pretend that it has been all wonderful, in fact much of our lives together are actually spent apart with his crazy school and work schedules and me taking care of the kids and trying to find sometime for my running (and sanity).  But we make it work, and we are still happy to be stuck together.  Because we do struggle to find time to be together, just us, we took a weekend off for our anniversary.  We left the kids with my sister and brother-in-law and then took off for a local vacation.

During our weekend away we went for a lot of walks and hikes.  I wanted to get some miles in, but Tyson isn't a fan of running so we compromised.  It is kind of embarrassing, but as a Treasure Valley native I have never hiked Tablerock.  We decided to check it out since we were child-free and it was a great little hike.
Tyson is always fascinated by the old prison.  I'm sure that he is glad that he gets to work in a much more modern facility.
 We had some beautiful views of Boise.  It is clear why Boise is the city of trees.
It was such a pleasant weekend and we really enjoyed our chance to be just a couple again.  Seven years, a degree (and almost a second, come on May!), three kids, and two dogs later and we are grateful for our wonderfully imperfect life.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Family Pictures 2014

My fabulous sister Ali at AJ Photography took our family pictures for us again this year.  I have a wonderful family and some of the most adorable kids on the planet!