So many awesome things happened yesterday, where do I start?
Ok Numero Uno: Family
Every year me, my bro and sis (and our significant others) all pitch in and pay for family photos as a Christmas gift to my parents. It really is the best gift as we all get together, mayhem ensues and the outcome is memories that last a lifetime. Sure is better than a black friday clearance sweater from Macy’s that will get worn once and tossed in a good will bag.
Yesterday we headed to Balboa Park for our annual session. We had photographer (and our dear friend) Jon Moyer and his beautiful wife Melanie take our photos. They were amazing. We never felt like we were being awkwardly posed and they knew just where to take us around the park. Together they took a ton of candid shots and just made everything so easy. With 4 kids all 4.5 and under we expected madness. It was almost too easy. I think it’s because they go to run around and play in between taking pics. So different from being stuck in a studio where meltdowns are all too common. Here are a few shots I got between takes
Yes I know they Moyers, however, even if I didn’t know them personally I would still highly recommend them to you! Jon has an eye for photography and is just so good at what he does. Melanie is ridiculously good at making people feel relaxed and together they are magical. If you are thinking about having photos taken, or just want to see pics of celebrities (because Jon is THAT awesome) go check out Jon Moyer Photography!
After out photo sesh we headed back to my parents house (and then across the street to my brother’s house) for some serious food, kid craziness (read: my son gave the kids it was a good idea to take a bath and my 3-year-old nephew put my 2-year-old nephew and daughter into a full bath and they all got caught) and sports action.
Which leads me into …
Numero Dos: Sports
Holy day in sports. My Aztecs beat UNLV in hoops! WOOT! The Niners took down the Saints leading to a huge family celebration, my brother’s Pats showed that the Bronco’s got lucky last week and the OLYMPIC TRIALS were crazy AWESOME!!!
Making the 2012 Team for the marathon are as follows:
|1||Meb Keflezighi||36||Mammoth Lakes, CA||New York Athletic Club (NYAC)||2:09:08||+0:00|
|2||Ryan Hall||29||Mammoth Lakes, CA||Asics||2:09:30||+0:22|
|3||Abdi Abdirahman||33||Tucson, AZ||Nike||2:09:47||+0:39|
|1||Shalane Flanagan||30||Portland, OR||Oregon TC Elite||2:25:38||+0:00|
|2||Desiree Davila||28||Rochester Hills, MI||Hansons-Brooks Distance Project||2:25:55||+0:17|
|3||Kara Goucher||33||Portland, OR||Oregon TC Elite||2:26:06||+0:28|
I cannot wait for the games! The summer olympics are my favorite and I have a feeling the U.S is going to bring it!
Numero Tres: Rest. Sat What?
I am at that point in taper when I am feeling like I need to go run 20 miles to prove to myself that I will be ok next weekend. This is so normal for wacky old me and I hate it. I love taper until this point where doubt sets in. No bueno. I may go for an easy short run this afternoon to keep my legs going. This week will consist of one speed work sesh and one short tempo run and then EEEEEEEEEEEE! Marathon time 🙂 I can’t believe Carlsbad is here! And then Tink the next weekend…which did result in a new totally appropriate outfit (Please ignore the bad photo quality. I am a mom and business woman, my photo skills are not quite there)
Speaking of races please head over to Heather’s blog and consider participating in her virtual race that will benefit Team Gab! Besides being a super hero and donating to pediatric cancer research you could win some awesome prizes. That’s a win/win, no?
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!