Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Uncle Stephen & Lorelei
We stayed at Gretchen & Scott's house during our stay in Connecticut (missed you Scott!) and were joined by Paul & Sue on Sunday for some lunch, champagne, birthday pie, college basketball and a little walk around Mystic.
Stephen & I posed for a picture during our walk. It was a beautiful day and Mystic is a beautiful area so it's hard not to soak in and enjoy the surroundings.
Although our trip was short, we were so happy to have the opportunity to meet Lorelei during her first days. We look forward to watching her grow and can't wait until we get a chance to see her again!!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Mom doing her Snuggie fist pump.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Following dinner, we were met at our house by Sean, Alex, Mom & Rich. We sang Happy Birthday, ate some ice cream cake and drank some chocolate caramel martinis. Yum!
This isn't the first time this has happened. Sean gets a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for his birthday EVERY year (he is so spoiled), but on more than one occasion, we haven't gotten around to actually eating his cake so we eat it on Steve's birthday. I guess it's because it's next in the line of birthday's. Not only is football season over, but Sean's birthday was on January 28th! Oh well, it still tasted delicious and I thought I did a pretty good job of writing Steve's name on it :) There is still half of it left and Rich's birthday is March 16th...We'll see if we can make it last.
As if the celebrating hadn't gone on long enough! While in Connecticut for the weekend, Stephen's parents presented him with this decadent chocolate and peanut butter pie in honor of his birthday. We sang "Happy Birthday" and then happily indulged!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
On February 28th, Stephen and I drove to Dublin, OH so that I could run the "Last Chance for Boston" half marathon. The race is given this name because when it started in 2000, the Boston marathon operated on a “qualify by a certain date” requirement and this event was held as close to that date as possible. A few years ago, Boston switched to a maximum registration limit, but the Dublin race committee liked the name of their little race, so they decided to keep it.
Anyway, we began the 2+ hour drive following the CSU men’s and women’s games on Saturday afternoon and it snowed the ENTIRE drive down. I had to keep reminding myself that I was in Ohio and not South Carolina and a foot of snow was not going to keep the race from being held. I was right :) When we woke up the next morning, the roads were clear and it had stopped snowing. The race was on as scheduled!
Following the disappointment in Myrtle Beach, I was happy to find a race near home that I could run instead. I was hoping to use the MB race to qualify for the D.C. half marathon in March, but have instead used my “Last Chance” time…I guess I can call it my “Last Chance for D.C.” I have set high goals for myself in 2010 and running these races will put me in a position to reach those goals.
Until next time…March 20, 2010…National Half Marathon in Washington, D.C.