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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gorgeous Portland Pub Relay

Recently I got invited to run in a relay I'd been hoping to get in to, it was a new event, free, and quite popular, so it filled up quickly.  Lucky for me someone dropped out at the last minute and I got to take their spot!  Yay!




























Great group of friends running from one Portland pub to the next, relay style!  Can't beat that!  I think it's important to not take running too seriously, we did just that, and it couldn't have been more fun! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Love me some random photos...












Monday, May 18, 2015

Children's Museum

Norah's preschool went to the Children's Museum on a field trip the other day. 
 She was super excited.  I love going to these things with her (and Ava when we used to do this stuff).
 They had a circus theme, it was great!

 






I really do love volunteering and I'm so glad I can do it, but I have to say, I find it sort of *funny* how it works out financially.  First, you are giving up your day to be there, next they charge you for your kid to go, and then they charge YOU to go, and then you have to pay to park...so yes, I'm glad I can be there but it sort of feels like you should get all that free, in trade for your time.  

But I just love this girl, so how could I *not* go??  : )
Her happy little face = priceless

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend

 Mother's day started out in my very favorite way, a race!   The only unfortunate part was that I had to get up at 5 am to volunteer at the race before it started, it was with a bunch of friends though, so it was still fun and totally worth it!
24:00 PR by 16 seconds. 
 It was the Run Like a Mother race and my running group organized the whole thing, pretty awesome!  Here I am with Melanie, last time we raced together was Vernonia, so it was super fun to run with her again.  Also her family has a cool tradition of doing this race together, she had about 15 or more of her people in the race too!  Love it!
Andie was there, she got pushed by two of my friends, and sang the National Anthem before the race started too!
We are working on a virtual race to raise money for a new racing chair for her soon.
 Courtney & Heather, we represent half of our 12 bridges relay team, that's later this month.

I was super grateful that since the race was early, and just a 5k, I was able to still make it to church, even a little early.  Jessica took the girls over night (which they LOVED) and met us there, it was perfect!
 Love my Lauren. 
 Jessica & Noah, oh my heart.
 Vashi joined us too!! So fun!
 I got to hold my little sweetie pie while Lauren got back on stage for the first time after having him.  So great to have her back up there singing.  He loved it too.  Every time she sung he relaxed and fell asleep, as they paused between songs or talked he would wake back up and look displeased. Ha! 

I got to spend the afternoon relaxing and hanging with John and the girls.  Ava was excited for them to shower me with love & gifts (many of them hand made by her at school).

The day before, on Saturday, we had a little lunch celebration up at Mom's house, that was really nice.  Great food and fun to get the whole family together.  








 Mother's Day evening Jessica took Mom, D'Auna and I out to a very fancy dinner!  It was so fun and super delicious!! We had a great time!

The whole weekend was just wonderful, I feel so blessed and surrounded by love.