Wednesday, September 23, 2009
On September 30th, it will be 9 years since he proposed to me. I thought I loved him then, but I had no idea how much more that love would grow. I am willing to bet it will keep growing even now for many more years.
Adam did a lot of backstroking after that first lap. He was quickly realizing he wasn't going to finish the swim any other way.If you look close, you can see the agony on his face. He told me later that he was seriously worried he wouldn't be able to get out of the pool by himself. He was so tired. He was almost the slowest swimmer, but that's ok. He was on to other parts that he knew he was more ready for. I didn't get any pictures of him riding the bike due to a bathroom break Tori needed to make at the same time, but he did good on it and made up some time. Here he is at the end of the run where he made really good time. When all was said and done, I think he finished 5th overall (and he had gotten up at 4:30 that same morning to do an 11 mile run before the triathalon started.) Not that it mattered, it was just good times and not competitive.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Here is how we told my family http://bebbshall.blogspot.com/2009/08/surprise.html
Julie's due date is around the first part of March.
Tori has been telling everyone she meets. She is sure we are having a girl. She won't even consider it might be a boy. I have had a few ladies in the neighborhood ask me if Julie is pregnant cuz Tori told them she was. She has also told them it will be a girl.
As of right now if it is a boy he will be Cade and if it is a girl it will be Isabell. It will be fun to see how many times we change that up before the baby makes his/her appearance. Tori's name changed a dozen times over the course of the pregnancy.
Julie has not been sick with this pregnancy. I have been so impressed with her. She is still jogging several miles each day. Yesterday we did 7 miles and today we did 4. She is bummed she can't run 12 miles anymore and that her pace has slowed down to about 10 minutes per mile. Her determination is amazing. If everyone in the world had as much drive to accomplish something as she does there would be 10 times as much accomplished.
You are super mom and we love you lots. Thanks for getting us another little angel!!!
Tori hasn't met a camera she hasn't liked and she can't let the opprotunity to bust out an awesome pose go by. Here is her "I am going to preschool today" pose.
This is Miss Heather Mendonsa her preschool teacher.
This is a "I am going to the park because my mom is SUPER MOM" pose.
This is a "yes, I am at the park pose."
I love my girly little girl. She is such a girl. It just amazes me the fits she can throw and the sugar she can spread. She has no problem playing hard but she does it girl style. She spent the day at the park climbing on the climbing wall, playing tag and going down the slides with her purse on her arm and her Easter hat on her head. She is a gem.
Tori wanted to get in on the action too. She and I were a team and the two boys were a team. Here I am showing them how to set a screen. Noah was whining about me holding him or something but I wasn't really listening. Mick kept saying "Fowl" "Fowl" and I would tell him there weren't any chickens around. I don't know why he thought birds showed up every time I got near one the boys.