Big Girl, Part 1

26 04 2012

So, we had a few sunny days, and as soon as the sun came out, I thought “Oh! I want a picture of my baby sitting in the spring green grass!”  But, alas, it seemed a little chancy.  As in, she was as likely to tip over and bash her head on a rock as to sit upright for long enough for me to snap a pic.

Tipping over?  That was, like, SO last week.

Now?

Of course, it’s raining now.  But when the sun comes out again?  Watch out, grass.  My baby is coming.  And she is going to eat you.

But only after she sits long enough for me to get a picture.

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PPP Wrap Up

28 05 2011

Photos from the after-party…

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Pole Pedal Paddle 2011 (and a little announcement)

21 05 2011

For most people, preparing for a multi-sport relay race would include some physical training.  For us, it’s more about arranging kegs, buying food, setting up wall tents, collecting fuel for the bonfire, heating up the barbeque, turning our driveway into a twenty-car parking lot, and generally preparing for the pre and post party.
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This year, race day began cool and wet.
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But racers donned their gear and prepared to face the challenges of the day.  Jason didn’t feel that my tshirt and jeans lived up to PPP expectations; I felt that my giant belly made up for lack of day-glo.  I have to admit, though, the teams were lookin’ good.
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It wasn’t quite as wet out of the river as in it, but it seemed like it might get close as we waited to start the canoe leg of the race.  Eventually, the rain stopped long enough to snap a few pics.  This was the Cinnamon Bear’s first PPP!  Cheers!
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After downhill skiing, cross country skiing, biking, running, and kayaking, teams sent their sprinters across the finish line.
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And to my (immense) surprise, Team Stench Goose Flight took third in our age group.  Baby’s first PPP is a win!  This was Jazmine’s first race as well – she snowboarded and sprinted – and Colin biked in spite of the stomach flu.  Dustin and Shawn must have run and cross country skied like champs, because we were already in the lead when my mom and I began the paddling section of the race.
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Whether you win or lose, a fish taco is in order after a long night and a long day… with a long night left to go…  Despite the rain, we followed PPP tradition and headed out for margaritas and wraps for a snack before hitting the bbq back home.
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And to top off the afternoon…
Chuck helped us with a little announcement we’ve been waiting for.  He ripped open an envelope from the radiology clinic…
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IT’S A GIRL!!!!




On A Gray Day…

9 05 2011






Hang Spring Cleaning, Says Mole

1 05 2011

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing –

half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.  Simply messing.”

The Water Rat, The Wind in the Willows

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Dog’s Life

22 03 2011

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You really can’t complain if you’re Charlie…





Spring, Actually

5 06 2010

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It was spring for a morning, and Charlie made the most of it.  As my mom and I sipped iced tea, Charlie curled up beneath some bushes and tried to relax during a much-needed break from the rain.  The sunshine didn’t last, so I’m glad I was able to capture the moment.

I’m afraid I committed some camera abuse, as this slide show represents less than half of the photos I took…








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