Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day weekend at the Arboretum

At mom's suggestion, we hit the UW Arboretum on Saturday to take in the gorgeous flowering trees and lilacs. Gavin loved running through the grass with his cousins and we were lucky enough to spot some wild turkeys and sandill cranes while we were there, too!

The low-hanging branches were fun for Gavin to explore with cousins Anna and Caroline...

A moment for the Price sisters to pose for the camera...

Monday, May 26, 2008

2:20:08 (2 hours, 20 minutes and 8 seconds)

That's how long it took me (and my dear friend Sara) to complete our second half marathon together.
Our finishing time was only a few seconds slower than four years ago, so we are thrilled and felt blessed to have a perfect day for running -- no rain, not too much sun and not too warm or cold. In other words: just right.

We were lucky to have family cheering us along the way and at the finish, so here's a big thanks to Don, Gavin, Jim, Quinn, E.J., Heather, Rick, Anna, Caroline, Mom, Dad and Charlie!

And I also want to thank those of you who were kind of enough the last couple months to ask how training was going and offer your encouragement to me in this journey. I was overwhelmed at the finish and really struck by what it probably took for all of the runners to get to that finish line. It was an amazing experience and worth all of the pain and hard work!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fun with Keely

We finally broke out one of Gavin's 2nd birthday gifts this weekend -- a sand and water table from Aunt Heather, Uncle Rick and cousins Anna and Caroline. He had a great time with it and it's pretty clear this will be a fixture on the patio this summer. Gavin likes to fill up cups with what he calls "ucky wader" and then give us a sly grin before he takes a big drink of it ; )

Monday, May 12, 2008