One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Race to Remember

Kara and I ran the Mercer Island 5K on Sunday morning. I was so happy to be able to experience Kara's first race with her!! Here we are pre-race:Kara did a great job. It was a hilly course --- and she was strong and pushed through to the finish (even the last .25 miles was uphill!!). I think there will be more races in her future. Who knows... maybe next year she will want to join the "destination half marathon girls weekend" crew with me!!!
Here we are back home after the race: We went out for a celebration dinner on Sunday night. Yummy seafood was had by all --- shrimp & fries for the kids, seafood fettucini for Travis, and Kara and I enjoyed crab legs :)

We were all sad to see Kara leave. It was so great to have her around --- makes me wish she lived closer!! I am hoping she has another work meeting on the west coast next year -- maybe we can make it a yearly visit!!!

Fun on Saturday

Saturday morning we woke up and decided to do some sightseeing downtown. I love any excuse to go to the Pike Place Market! Here we are with the kiddos:

The kids both put Kara to work while she was in town --- Noah enjoyed the extra cuddles and storytelling :)Kara also played plenty of "don't spill the beans", "the three little pigs", "hello kitty bingo" and "candy land". We are a family that loves game-nights!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Best Friends"

My college friend Kara came into town today -- we hit the nearby outlet mall for the afternoon, and then picked up the kiddos to spend some quality time with them. Evelyn found a new best friend!! We brought out a new Play-Doh set that she got for her birthday -- and she couldn't be happier!! I couldn't be happier, too!! With Travis's job travel, and my work/home stress, this visit is just what I needed :)
Our agenda for the next couple of days involve more shopping, sightseeing, girl-time, and we will finish it off with Kara's FIRST 5K on Sunday morning. I am praying that it won't rain!! I don't want it to be her first -- and last run. It will be much more enjoyable for her if she can stay warm and dry :)