Tuesday, November 24, 2009

First Timer

This past Veterans Day, my friend Julie and I decided to do something neither one of us has ever done; and that was to run in a 5K. Clifton Park has a 5K Veterans Day Dash every year and we decided to run in it. Little did we know that of the 330 people that entered at least half of the runners were going to be middle school and high school kids, and most of those kids were athletes of some sort. We definitely felt out of our element, but the day was a cool 42*F with a lovely head wind in our faces the entire race. Julie finished a few seconds before me, and I finished with a time of 42:46, not bad for my first race. Maybe next time my nerves won't get the better of me. Any way we had a great time, and I have accomplished one of my many goals.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Leaves, Leaves falling down, on the roof top on the ground. Yes it is that time of year again. Although we have half as many leaves to rake up this year thanks to so many trees being cut down earlier this summer we still have an amazing amount of leaves. Jeff is very grateful though that is so much less than last year!!! Here are a few pictures of us enjoying the fall weather and the leaves.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cutest Kids Ever

The kids were in the right mood the other day and I got this amazing shot of both of them together. They are the sweetest kids. I am so grateful that I get to be their mom.


This Halloween was so much fun. We borrowed the kids costumes from some friends, and I made Daniels Peter Pan Hat. I think our kids make the cutest Tinkerbell and Peter Pan ever. In the morning our neighborhood had a parade so we got the kids dresses up and participated in the parade. It was a beautiful morning. These are a few of the pictures I took that morning.

Jeff and I think we might have a dancer on our hands. She loved wearing her dress. I know this because we took it off of her several times throughout the day and every time I said lets get your Tinkerbell dress on she came running. Daniel also loved pretending he was Peter Pan.

This is at the end of the parade.

Kaylie enjoying a pretzel from the spook ally after the parade.

Kaylie showing off more in the house.

Do you think she could be having any more fun. Look at that smile.

Kaylie telling mom she was done.

That evening about 1/2hr before I told Daniel we would be going trick or treating it started to rain. I didn't know if we were going to be able to go out that night. Luckily we got a break in the storm and were able to go to a few houses, which made Daniels night. However we got caught in some of the rain trying to come home. These last to pictures are of our soggy Peter Pan and Tinkerbell who can not wait to eat some of the candy they were able to get that night. It was a great day.