Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

GO N.A.D.S. (North American Distance Sprinters)

Here is some Hood to Coast footage from the latest race ... I finally got around to making this year's video while Rachel and the girls were in Atlanta/ Florida (a post on that to come). As of lately, I've traded the video camera for photography ... so that means I'm actually in some of the footage ... not sure if that's a good thing. I've added several of the still shots into the video--you might recognize some.

The video is both from the race in Portland, OR as well as here in Dallas ... White Rock lake to be exact. We did some promo shots in full gear (i.e. Texas short shorts) for this ... let me know what you think. Below the video are a couple of my favorite shots from the race.

Also seen on YouTube.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun Weekend with Rebecca

Rebecca came into town for the weekend and we had such a fun time. The usual happened...a trip to Potbelly's, Sprinkles, the mall, the gym, Saturday morning run, lunch with her old BYU roommate and my neighbor, Sheree, and eating some more yummy food at Paciugo and Grimaldi's. It was so fun to meet Amelia, who was born 10 weeks to the day after Lauren...such a cute baby.

Brian took Kate and Taylor to get their hair cut over the weekend as well- a summer chop! The girls love their new "do's" and it sure makes bathing them a lot easier.

Taylor woke up the morning Rebecca left and cried when she realized she had already gone home! I love having Rebecca around- she is my best friend and we can just sit around and talk all day long...thanks, Christian and Oliver for letting us borrow her and Amelia for a few days!

Happy Birthday Kate ... 5 Years Old!

I have a FIVE year old...crazy. I cannot believe how quickly the past five years have gone by. Kate wanted a swimming party this year with a Hello Kitty cake. The party was scheduled for her actual birthday, June 2, but we woke up that morning to pouring rain, lightning and thunder. So, with Kate's help, we decided to cancel that day and reschedule for two days later. When June 4 rolled around, she insisted that she wasn't five yet and that this year she was going to have TWO June Seconds. You can't turn five without a host of friends to make it happen in true party style, right? What a fun two days!

Funny story: This Sunday, Kate wanted to get up in church and bear her testimony. We've been talking about it at home during FHE and even practicing a little. We told her she would have to get up there and do it mom or dad whispering in her ear! Well, she got Brian to take her up to the stand and she went first. All you could see was her cute little head over the podium and she just stood there, breathing SOOO hard into the mike. I waited and waited for what seemed like an eternity for her to say something. Finally, she turned right around and sat back down without a word. After she returned to where I was sitting...this was our conversation:

Kate: Mom, I'm just really shy up there.
Me: You were so brave to go up...I'm so proud of you
Kate: I think I'll be able to do it when I'm six.