June 28, 2014

Tennis Lesson #1

June 28, 2014

I have been really excited to get Colton started in Tennis lessons.  Finally at six we feel like he is ready.  These are photos from his first lesson this spring.


The instructor was so patient with him and did a wonderful job with positive feedback.  Something that Colton’s thrives on. 


Colton seemed to pick it up quickly and he really enjoyed himself.


Of course little Miss and baby B wanted to go and explore while brother played.  These steps were too tempting to pass up.  Isn’t that building so beautiful!?


Seriously we are so blessed with this amazing view virtually in our back yard.  We have access to a beautiful college campus.  I had lessons yesterday morning and watched the sunrise over the ridge as I played.  It was so beautiful.


I’m excited to see how Colton grows and develops with this sport!

I foresee a lot more tennis in our future.

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June 27, 2014

Wild Child

June 27, 2014

This girl is wild … and we love it.


Most of the time.  Smile.

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Goals & Beast Mode

Last year I ran a Summer Solstice Half and loved it!  My girlfriend Christine and I ran it together and had so much fun.  Well… we ran the first three miles together and she left me in her dust.  ha ha.

Chris volunteered to help me on one of my long runs.

7.5 miles – 83 and SUNNY!


It was seriously one of the hardest runs ever.  I think I stopped six times in seven and half miles.  We were both dying from the heat.  Chris amazed me though – he had not ran since our half about eight weeks prior.  He did so good… He’s a beat I tell you!

I had every intention of repeating my efforts this year, but was a slacker on my training.  Then I did too much too fast and hurt my ankle.  Once I said I was not going to do it I felt so relieved.  Funny how that works sometimes.  I have my eyes set on some bigger goals for the fall and next spring.  I’m hoping to keep myself healthy so I can get there!

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June 26, 2014

Sunday–Light at The end of The Tunnel

June 26, 2014

I love this little dude!  He is so much fun!  Even when he will not behave in Church on Sunday.


Sunday has become work and a day of anxiety for me.  Sad, but true.  I mostly blame myself.  I have never been able to leave my kids in the nursery.  Colton has always done really well in church so I never had a reason to leave him.  As a baby he would generally just take a nap during the service.  Claire was not quite as good as Colton, but we managed.

Beckham was born in November – right in the middle of flu season so there was no way I was going to put him in the nursery.  So now – he cries … not just cries, but is uncontrollably upset when I leave him.  He is almost 20 months old and too rowdy to make it through an entire church service.  We generally make it through the song service and then its out we go.

Yes – full of excuses I know!  The fact is I’m a Stage 5 Clinger Mom and I am paying for it now!

I do realize there is light at the end of the tunnel and one day he will sit quietly right beside momma.  For now I will enjoy these sweet little rotten smiles.


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