Sunday, September 30, 2012

bellingham bay half marathon

September 30th I completed my very first half marathon. The weather was perfect, the course beautiful and friends and family to keep me encouraged along the way. I couldn't have asked for a better expereince. Well...I really enjoyed the first ten miles but not so much the last three. I definitely want to do this race again next year and see if I can master this run. I placed 71/191 for my category and a 9:43 pace. We'll see what next year brings!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

our lil miss soccer player

Amelia started fall soccer this year and loves it. She has a little fire inside her that makes her follow that ball up and down the field each week. Very fun to watch!

big time football game

Aiden had a football game at Civic Field. We had a scoreboard, covered bleachers to sit on and a birds eye view of the game. It has been so fun to watch Aiden play a sport he is passionate about. I have a huge learning curve for this football thing but it looks like I'll have many more years to figure this sport out.

Monday, September 24, 2012

hip hop dancer

Amelia is doing tap/hip hop this year and loves it. We were treated to a end of month performance to their newest hip hop routine!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

open house 2012

The kids had their school  open house in September. It was the first time we had both kids under one school roof. Very nice. Aiden did a music perfromance with his fellow fourth graders and then it was on to tour the classrooms.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

very first cake pop attempt

My Mom bought Amelia a cake pop maker this summer. They spent a Wednesday afternoon wrestling the candy melts and sprinkles for their very first edition of red vlevet cake pops.

Monday, September 17, 2012

monday meal plan

monday: beef dip and veggies and hummus
tuesday: tortellini with chicken sausage and peppers
wednesday: oven roasted lemon rosemary chicken and potatoes with broccoli and beets
thursday: shrimp pad thai
friday: bbq salmon, corn on the cob and green salad

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

last week end was....

celebrating the start of the school year
time with the Grandmas
soccer game
football game
neighborhood ice cream social

smores in the backyard

Sunday, September 9, 2012

monday meal plan

monday: citrus grilled salmon,  oven roasted beets and brussel sprouts
tuesday: turkey black bean chili, jalapeno cheese bread, salad
wednesday: pork chops gratin, broccoli, roasted potatoes
thursday: tortellini with marinara sauce, veggies and dip
friday: Dad's taking the kids to Boomer's bc Mom's at work!


Amelia started kindergarten on Friday! She is so excited to be going to school all day. Daddy was able to come home to walk Amelia to her first day of school and wave good bye to our baby girl. Amelia loves her teacher and most sentences start with" Mrs. Potter said..." She is so excited to make new friends, eat lunch in the cafeteria and play with her friends on the playground. When I asked Amelia what her favorite part of school was she replied "recess!' She was a little disappointed that she didn't learn to read on the first day but maybe that will happen on Monday?

big time fourth grader

Aiden started fourth grade this week and he barely could stand to have a first day of school picture taken. He asked if I could take it inside the garage! Excited for a fun teacher and awesome classmates this year!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I wanted to squeeze one more trip before summer vacation ended for the kids so we went for a quick overnight to Leavenworth. We went with a hotel that had come recommended by a few different people and really enjoyed ourselves. The daytime temperatures were very warm and cooling off in the hotel pool was definitely a highlight. Strolling through the stores, trying on crazy hats and taking in the Bavarian culture was a great way to end our summer fun.


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