Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Long Overdue!

Yes, I am aware that I am dreadfully out of date on this blog!  Will attempt to remedy that and try to post more regularly again...sometimes, life just gets in the way of blogging!

Let's see...where to begin?

Keith and I ran a 5K together a couple weekends ago.  I am a *slow* runner (about an 11:45 min mile, yes, I know, I'm slow!) and Keith has much longer legs than I do (and a background of cross country running in school).  His faster pace made me run a bit faster than usual, and we finished by crossing the finish line holding hands!  It was a fun event to do together, and got us both pumped up for future 5K's.  I am planning to run a half-marathon in October in Durham...Ramblin Rose Anyone care to join me?  I've signed up for a running group via a running store in Carrboro later this month that is specifically designed to help us slow runner types train for a half in the fall.  Wish me luck!

 Emerson had her preschool graduation ceremony in early June.  It was about the cutest thing I've seen all year.  They recited the poem "I Cannot Go to School Today", and then sang a song, "The Future's So Bright, I've Gotta Wear Shades"....adorable!  She was so proud of herself, and is officially ready for kindergarten adventures.  We've now purchased a new book bag and lunch bag, and will be shopping for her school supplies before we know it!  She starts the end of August!

We traveled to Indiana for a quick visit with family in early June.  It was Liam's first flying adventure, and I'd say he did pretty well.  He got another ear infection on our last night there, with a high fever of 104.  We made it home, and were able to see the pediatrician that afternoon.  He bought himself a trip to the ENT, and an appt for tubes after testing moderate to severe hearing loss due to fluid behind the ear drums (surgery done 7.10.12...let's keep our fingers crossed!)

Beading with Uncle Josh

Hanging with GG (who is 96!)

Chillin' with Grammy & her corgi

Grandpa's beard is fun to pull!

We just returned from a trip to Colorado for a family reunion on Keith's side.  Every 3 years, we all meet somewhere in the US, and this time, it was Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park, CO.  It was gorgeous, and we really enjoyed time in nature, with family, and exploring a new area of the country together.  We can easily see ourselves returning to the YMCA of the Rockies for another family trip with the kids are a bit older.  Lots to see & do there!

Fishing for trout

Art at the YMCA...mosaic box with "mountains"

Animal Explorers!

You are singing along, right?

Denver Zoo

Those are the highlights of our summer so far.