Thursday, May 31, 2012


A post of pictures:

So, after Ragnar So Cal, and my 10 miler in 100º, my iPod was kaput.  Not because of the lake that I jumped in to keep cool (I kept it in my hand out of the water), but because of the many bottles of water dumped over me to cool me down.  So the screen didn't work.  I took it into the Apple store to find out I had three days left on my warranty.  They handed me a brand new one! L.O.V.E. it!  

But then a week later, I dropped my iPod and this happened:
And now there is no more warranty.  Boo.  So I just took some packaging tape and laminated the glass so that it won't keep chipping off.  My iPod now looks like this:

Also in May was Mother's Day.  This has got the be the greatest holiday ever thought up.  My kids and husband celebrating me?  Yes please!!
Look what my cute boy did-
He made my bed (super good BTW), and then he leaves this behind so I know that this good deed was done by him.
My babies and I on Mother's Day-
Drake also has been obsessed with "Army guys" lately.  He harassed me to make him an Army guy outfit, so I raided the thrift stores and Party City, and came up with this.  You can't see the sweet patches I sewed on the sleeves, but just know that this Army dude outfit is legit.  
Our next adventure was a trip to Northern California.  Whilst there, I went for a long run with my friend Kassidy (since I'm supposedly training for a marathon next weekend.  I'm gonna die!).
All I have to say is that if I lived in Sacramento, I'd run the river trail every Saturday and never get bored with it!  
Especially since I'd be keeping an eye out for these-

From Sacramento, we cruised over to Concord to round up the Taylors, then headed out to Santa Cruz for beach camping over Memorial Day weekend.  

 Jack and Drake were overjoyed to be together again.
 And Gwen and Aubrey got right to playing house.

 Yes, we let Drake use a pocket knife to whittle a stick.  Don't you let your 5 year old play with knifes?
 Look at how gorgeous this place is!  And this campground is on a cliff just above the beach.
 And this is the stuff I've been dreaming about since returning....  Pizza My Heart pesto pizza.  mmmmm!

 pure silliness

 This Gwenny girl was so determined to boogy board.
 She braved the FREEZING cold water...
 and tried,
 and tried,
 and tried,
 and finally rode a wave in.

Then we packed up and drove the 12 hours home.  

 Just in time to start swim team.

Gwen got right back in the swing of it.
 Drake is still trying so hard to get it down.

 And a shot of this cute boy's belly profile.
 These AZ babies are freezing when they get to the other end of the pool and have to get out of the water, so they lay on the side walk to stay warm.  I mean it's only 105º, who can blame them for being so cold?  ;)

Sunday, May 06, 2012

and in other news...

So I have been away from the blogging world for the last couple of months because things have been crazy busy.
I'm finally finished with school, and the last thing I want to do is get on my computer.  In fact I haven't even turned it on since I finished school until now.
So here's the Reader's Digest version of the last few months.

Where I left off I was just about to take the MPRE.  That was crazy.  See this little adorable boy got a raging case of pink eye days before the test.
 Then the morning of the test I woke up with the worst case of pink eye I had ever seen.  My eye was swollen almost shut, and there was so much pressure on the eye that I spent the first few hours before the test in the ER getting medication for my eye.  Then I took the test with one eye.  That was hard.
But luckily I PASSED!

Then I went to Nebraska for Spring break.  I took a class out there.
 Pretty, no?

 Then Drake started baseball.
He's pretty good at nailing the ball!  Generally he hits it on the first or second pitch.  And his outfield dancing is to die for.  He may have even caught a ball in his hat rather than his glove.

 I did the El Tour de Mesa.
Tres fun.

Marquee Olympic Triathlon.

The Taylors were in town and we did some family pictures.
 Just look at these adorable kids.

Then finals started.
Would you like to know how to add even more stress to law school finals?  Go run Ragnar SoCal right in the middle of it.  But as much stress as it added, it was also a good brain break.  
80's Ladies and Some Dudes rocked it!  

Gwen did her first duathlon.
So cute I could die!

At the same time Drake and Ryan were camping for fathers and sons.
You know, just catching mice and killing snakes.  Fun man stuff.

Then I finished finals and also my paper that I spent months procrastinating.
Holy cow, I can't even put into words how elating it is to be finished with my SECOND YEAR OF LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

I've celebrated by going on a crazy cleaning spree.  
My house is in a constant state of deterioration throughout the semester, so come the end of school I have major cleaning to do.

To reward myself, I did the Rio Salado Olympic tri yesterday.
My BIL Gavin did it too.
I know that nobody looks good in a swim cap.  I'm embracing my inner ET.
 It was a super fun way to kick off the summer!

So here's to summer break!!
No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks.