August 13, 2011

We've Moved!

Our new blog:

Blogger quit on me - I can't seem to type and load pictures together anymore. After a month of trying again and again I decided to make the switch.

Hope you follow us there! Thanks!
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Summer Days

food tastes so much better when it comes from your brother's tray

tired girl from a big day of summer fun

we had a farewell party for Miriam - she's leaving us on Tuesday
the boys love the balloons the most

as you can probably tell, the blog still isn't cooperating...hopefully it will be fixed soon
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July 29, 2011

Point No Point

Blogger has been causing me problems lately. Either I'm not able to type or the typing works but it won't post. Brian found a temporary solution, but I may have to change to a different format soon. Bummer. Considering the blog has been an account of our life since Elsa was born, I'm really hoping I can get this one fixed...
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July 21, 2011

Just Another Day...

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July 7, 2011

June 25, 2011

Rock and Roll, Baby

I'm feeling on top of the world today.

It's hard to believe that 1 year ago I was having twins. In December I set three goals: (1) lose 25 pounds, (2) run a 5K, and (3) run the Seattle Rock and Roll half marathon. Today I can say proudly that I've accomplished all three.

In no way would I say that the 13.1 miles was easy but I definitely didn't feel like I was going to drop afterwards. I held my 10-minute mile pace almost the entire time - my average throughout the whole race was 10.o3 minutes/mile - and I had enough in me to made a final surge toward the finish line.

My final time was 2 hours, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. My pace was a bit faster at the beginning (9 1/2 minute miles) than the middle (10 1/2 minute miles); my miles at the end kind of evened out (10 minute miles). To see those 9 minute splits was pretty thrilling for me! Overall, I placed 6591 out of 17083.

My cheering squad kept me going. Amy met me at mile 8 as I was going along Lake Washington Blvd. Brian, Elsa, Henry, Olin, my Mom, and Dad met me at mile 12.5. The excitement was too much for Henry as you can see from the picture above.

One of the most moving moments during the race - besides finishing, of course - was at mile 7. For about 1/2 mile a row of people were lined up holding American flags to show support for a group of racers whose husbands had been lost in the Iraq & Afganistan wars. To see the flags all lined up was enough, but it got me thinking how supported, loved, lucky and blessed I am. Nothing like a bit of crying to give you some motivation to keep going!

Go #29340!
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June 14, 2011

More Party Pictures

I love this picture. It's almost like you can see Olin thinking, "that guy is crazy!"

Henry put on quite a performance for the crowd. He dug right in with two hands - typical Henry eating style.

Here I am trying to get Olin to taste some frosting off of my finger. He eventually took one tiny bite and that was enough for him.

Happy times on the deck during the party. You can see their "Hello My Name is Baby A/Baby B" shirts - so cute!
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