May 31, 2010


It’s been awhile, huh?  We’ve been busy as usual.  With the last few weeks of school, Randy has been drained physically and emotionally.  And as usual, he decided to overextend himself to run the BolderBoulder 10K today.  So, last night we packed our bags (again!) and made the 100 mile trek up I-25 (again!), checked into our fourth Marriott over the past 12 weeks and Randy ran the race this morning with 54,000 of his closest friends (including Dr. Oz!).  Being that it’s only 6-ish miles, he was done in an hour and we were on our way again.  Oh yeah, and today is my birthday so we did a little shopping to celebrate my journey into a new decade.  Enough about us! 

Here’s Halley in her latest cute-ness. 


(In case you can’t tell what she’s wearing, this is HJ one morning when I went to get her.  She went to sleep wearing a nightgown.  Somehow she managed to get her arms out of the sleeves and wiggle almost completely out of her gown.  It’s around her waist.  )

GEDC2025  I can not stand it when Chico licks HJ but I guess it’s inevitable. 

GEDC2027 They are starting to be buddies…as long as she doesn’t pull his tail. 


One thing about cloth diapers…they give you a big booty!

On a completely random note, I finished a project today that I have been working on for…..six…..long…..years.  Growing up, everyone in my family had matching Christmas stockings that my grandmother made.  When Randy proposed to me, I decided I wanted to have the same thing for our family.  I worked diligently for six months to make a stocking for Randy in time for Christmas.  I finished it on time and then started working on my own for the following year.  Welllllll, let’s just say I didn’t quite meet my goal for Christmas ‘05.  BUT!  I finished it.  Tonight.  After six years, it’s done!  (To clarify, it’s not really done-done…I will be delivering it to my mom to actually sew the stocking part on to my cross-stitching but my part is done.)  Don’t stare too closely because neither of them are perfect!  And I have decided that, if it takes me 6 years to finish one without children, I will never find the time to make one for all of them!  I’ll just have to find something else for them that is far less-detailed and time-consuming. 



In two weeks, we head to Savannah for Randy’s family reunion and to see some of mine too.  I also start back to work full-time for June and Randy is on daddy-duty.  That’s the latest in our world.  Have a great week!

May 22, 2010

Seven Months!


HJ is seven months old today. I simply can’t believe it. She is as cute as ever and quite busy.  She’s crawling and into everything!  When we went to the doctor this week, Halley weighed 14 pounds 12 ounces but I’m not so sure.  She was fully clothed, with a full belly and a full diaper so my guess is closer to fourteen and a half.  (She’s still wearing 3-6 month clothes.)  Either way….here she is. 





I love her. 

May 17, 2010

Goings On…

So when your brother-in-law, not your mother, not your sister, but you’re brother-in-law, says you haven’t updated your blog recently enough, then you know it’s time!  In the past two months, we have been SO busy.  We have logged no less than 600 miles on Colorado roads.  Randy’s had two training races and this past weekend he ran the full marathon.  He has run two other marathons and finished in 5:15 and 6:00 hours.  This time his goal was five hours.  He hadn’t been running too much over the past few weeks so I wasn’t too optimistic but….



He beat his goal!  I was SO proud of him.  He’s still limping today but that’s to be expected. 

GEDC1954It was a beautiful day in Denver…65 degrees, sunny and beautiful blue skies!


We also went to Washington, D.C. last weekend for Kathryn’s graduation.  I actually don’t have many pictures from that weekend but Tyler (her hubby) got plenty on his fancy camera.  Click here to see Kathryn’s recap on her blog.   It was great to be with the family and I’m so proud of Kathryn!  Three years of hard work and she’s a doctor! 

P5090067 The only picture I have from the weekend but it’s a keeper! Not sure who is happier in this one!

Here’s the other reason why I’ve been busy…we had someone finish our bathroom last week and lay down some tile.  We’ve had it in our garage FOREVER and I finally got someone to finish it.  The problem is that the quarter-round wouldn’t fit correctly against the base board so it took some maneuvering.  Basically, I had to glue the quarter-round to the tile with silicone caulk and then fill in the gap with acrylic caulk and then paint it.  It looked a little too unfinished to leave it.  Anyway, I know that was too much detail but it looks not bad concerning I’m a novice.  Whatcha think???



And of course….what you’ve been waiting for…Miss HJ. 


She is wearing a diaper under there, promise!


And she loves a good meal!  Too cute. 

That’s all I’ve got for now!  Have a great week.