Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer's here!!

I thought life would slow down now that summer's here. Wrong. Dead wrong.
This will be a quick attempt of logging our summer so far...

We went to Bisbee with our super cool friends the Gannons. I'd never been to Bisbee before. But this place is darling! It's an old mining town which back in it's hay day was the biggest city between New Orleans and San Francisco. It's built in this valley area where all the houses are up on the hills and there are crazy stairs everywhere. If you haven't been, you should go. Ryan and I are thinking we may try out the Bisbee 1000 this year. It's a 5k that includes over 1000 stairs, so it's definitely not your typical 5k.

We went to the copper mine while we were there for a tour. Pretty cool stuff. Like this here is the toilets that the miners used down in the mines. It's basically a hole in a cart that'd get carted out about once a month. Ryan couldn't hold it, so he tried it out the potty. Still works!

Also in our trip we went to Tombstone and happened to be there for Wyatt Earp days. Drake was loving watching the cowboys walk around and the re-enacted OK Coral gun fight.
Then, the next weekend we took off to San Diego.

Part of our trip was spent with some of our best friends the Stewarts. Unfortunately we never got a group picture. :( But we went with them to Sea World. The kids loved it! Gwen here with a porcupine.And the kids here are petting a baby kangaroo. Drake was absolutely mesmerized with Shamu. He took my phone from me and honestly took about 60 pictures of Shamu during the whale show.
Then after spending ALL Saturday walking around Sea World (what on earth were we thinking?!) Ryan and I got up at 4:00 Sunday morning to drop off Gwen and Drake at Amy and Drew's hotel so they could watch them while we were doing this.
We were NOT prepared for this. Ryan was trying to convince me all week that we should just do the half so we wouldn't get injured. I knew that was the smart thing to do, but I paid for the full darn it. I wouldn't let not training prevent me from doing a marathon! Ryan decided on our way to the marathon that he'd try to do it with me. So we stayed together the whole time, and found that nice and easy gets it done! I'm so glad he decided to do the full with me. I never want to run another marathon alone. (who wants to do Nike Women's with me in Oct????)
Then of course we went to the beach.

Also, we've had swimming!
Gwen is on swim team and synchro this year. That means every morning I sit at the pool for two hours while she's doing her thing. But she loves it. Especially synchro. So I push aside all my selfish thoughts of what I'd rather be doing, and look at this cute face who doesn't want her mom to miss a lap.
Gwen's already has had a synchro meet (a first and a third place ribbon) and her freestyle swim meet (a fifth place ribbon). Gotta love how everybody gets ribbons!
This cutie boy loves it too. Unfortunately his lessons are only a half an hour, so he spends the other hour and a half with my phone playing Angry Birds. He's become quite the expert. He's also excited for next year when he can be on swim team too.
Then this past weekend my mom was kind enough to have G and D for an overnight because once again, we got up at 4:00 am Saturday morning to drive up to Payson to do the Payson tri.
It's just too hard to pass up a Saturday tri.


Amy said...

I was SO SAD when I went through all of our Cali pics and realized that we never took a group shot. What were we thinking? Next time lets get one first thing. We have to go back to Sea World because Merik hasn't stopped talking about "Mamu" (Shamu). We had so much fun. Love you guys!

Monica said...

I love your beach pics girly! Such a cute family!! xo

Emily said...

SO much fun! Wish we could've hung out in San Diego. :) Maybe one of these years. Love that Gwen is in synchro. You'll have to post a video sometime.