Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snapshots of our lives lately

I have no words for this.


Allie's nightlight (the best thing I ever purchased) to ward off the evil dark.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend Fun

Warrior Lilly before the race.
Joanna and family approaching check in.
Lilly and Allie shooting paintball, and looking rather pleased with the situation.
My attempt at a picture of my girls.  Laura got a waaaaay better one.
Warrior waitress Allie with the frisbee she won.
Sweet Maya with the Warrior hat.
The mountain of muddy donated shoes after just the morning. I can only imagine what it looked like at the end of the second day.  I do not envy the person who has to un knot all of those shoes.
The girls being patient.

Maya ducky lips and Daddy during the race.
Fountain fun at night. I know it's blurry, but I love it for some reason.
Our best Warrior faces.
Fun times.  I wish I had gotten more pictures, but I was too busy socializing...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash was AWESOME!  It was amazing to finally get to meet Laura and Joanna.  I know, I'm a little late to the meeting other moms party, but it was totally worth the wait.  The kids all got along like they play together all the time, and I felt like I have known Laura and Joanna for years, because I guess I sort of have. We met up for dinner the night before Warrior Dash, at Sonic of all places, because we had some long days of driving between us, and the kids spent a good amount of time running around the tables.  After that we went back to Joanna's sweet suite and the kids ran and played some more and we got a chance to talk.  I have to say, it felt like talking to people I talk to on a regular basis, which was great.  The next morning we met at Warrior dash, and all of this took place; 

The group shot before:

Now, after the group shot and before the first mud picture, there were tons more obstacles that spectators could not see, so no pictures,  including a giant cargo net, hay bales to climb over, horse trailer type things we had to haul ourselves over using ropes and a foot hold, tunnels to crawl through, beams to balance across, and a FAH-REEEZING pond with rolling logs to make it over, and the bottom of the pond was slopey and the slipperiest footing I've ever been on, so while going through we fell multiple times, and by the time we made it to the other side our legs (and girl parts) were frozen.  Then there was a muddy hill with no traction to climb, then finally the long awaited mud pit.  Can you see me and Laura peeking our heads out of the mud pit? Joanna was behind that girl's legs, darn it.

Here we are having made it through the mud.  Seriously, if you tried to not get dirty, they threw mud on you and people booed.  There was no getting out of this one clean. It was Awesome.

Here we are at the fire jump.  There were two of these, and they were both composed of rows and rows of Duraflame logs.  Have some fumes...Up and over!

And then over the second jump and on to the finish!
Here we are after with our muddy medals.
This is the best after group shot Will got, some of the kids were somewhere else, or I guess just Lilly is missing, and Alex just barely squeezed in, but here we are. It was a blast!
After this shot, we went and stood in a line of a bazillion muddy people and waited to be literally hosed off by the fire department.  I never knew one person could be so muddy.  Let's not even discuss what a sports bra packed with mud looks like even after you thought you were clean. I'll just say cleavage mud and leave it at that. It was a fantastic day, and I am already looking forward to next year!

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Day of School

Thsi was the girl's first day of school.  I am a bit late in posting, but here it is.  Lilly is in third grade, Allie in first, and Maya has started pre-school.  It is bizarre to have two afternoons a week to myself.  It's been eight years since that has happened.  They all love school, with the one complaint that it is 96 stairs from the bathrooms to Lilly's class.  I am so pleased that everyone is happy with their teachers and friends this year.  Looks like we may be headed in the right direction.