Sunday, July 22, 2012

Daniel-A Look Back

I almost forgot I wanted to do this.  I think I did this for Sam...but I wanted to take a look back at Daniel through the years.  I know he's only 6 (what will this page look like 10 years from now?), but I wanted to post some pics of him growing older.  My biggest is growing up!

1 Day Old

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

4 Years

5 Years

6 Years

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Daniel's Party

Last Sunday was supposed to dawn warm and sunny and be in the high 80's.  Instead we woke up to rain and drizzle.  I was very disappointed because we were planning a swim party for Daniel's birthday and this wasn't in my plans.  As the day went on, the rain let up and eventually the sun came out a little.  It never got as warm as predicted, but it was warm enough to swim.  And so I think everyone still had a fun time.  We swam and ate and opened presents and ran around the yard.  It was fun to celebrate with some of Daniel's new friends he has met over the past year and to celebrate with some older friends as well.  Here's to turning 6!

Ready for Action


Some for Simon


Monday, July 9, 2012

A Resolution Update

Well, July marks halfway through the year.  I thought I would check in with my New Year's Resolutions.  Here they are again:

1.  Run in at least 5 races this year
2.  Make a new recipe each week
3.  Update this blog more than once a month

Starting with #1: I have run in 4 races.  My plan is to run in the Pints to Pasta run in September.  But I am waiting for the okay to really be back running again full time.  I'm optimistic that this will happen, but I don't have full control over this one, so I will have to wait and see.

#2: This resolution has been the most difficult.  Over the past 3 months, I was trying a new recipe each week, then every other week, then one a month, and now it's been a while.  I will still try a new recipe when I can.  But this one has definitely been my weakest link.

And #3: I have updated my blog more than I thought I would.  I think it has been close to once a week, although I've missed some here and there, especially when I'm gone a lot.  I've tried not to let it overwhelm me, and sometimes I just say a few words or post a couple of pics.  It seems to help to just keep the momentum going a little.

I hope you are all have a great summer!

Race #4, 1 more to go!