Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I've been going through the kids' art and things they have been working on at school.  I love love love this drawing Ben did of MLK Jr.  Seriously the kid could barely draw a stick man a few months ago.
Sam's Thankful Tree... protection, water, warm bed, friends, food, nice weather, strong bones, eyes to see, school, brain, trees, cozy blankets.  :)

Vancouver Lake 1/2

Sunday I ran the Vancouver Lake 1/2 with about 10 Team Athena friends.  It was a last minute race for me so was happy with a new PR of 1:37...  Training for the Eugene 1/2 in April so this was a good benchmark.  I can't say enough about the women I run with... incredible friends and runners that challenge me on so many levels.
Kristin (above) wins the happy pacer award - she met me at mile 8 for a few miles.  Looking forward to some good racing in 2013!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brave girl

Harper fell last week and smacked her chin on the hardwood floor... no fun!

Here she is waiting patiently for the stitches - she has no idea what they are about to do...
 After... not happy.
Lunch at the bagel shop and chocolate ice cream... back to her happy self! :)

Friday, January 4, 2013


I took the kids up to the mountain today to sled with a bunch of friends... I'm pretty sure the adults had as much fun as the kids.  Hardly anyone up there and great weather!  

Outfit of the week

Harper loves to dress herself and has her mind made up when it comes to her sense of fashion.  We got some interesting looks at Costco and Trader Joe's... she was wearing this get up with goggles on her head and it was 30 degrees out.  I did make her wear a coat!


First track workout of 2013!  Here are some of my favorite people - running friends from Team Athena.  Looking forward to a great year ahead!