Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Like Mudder like Daughter

(Bad joke?)

This girl is so hardcore, 
she lost a shoe somewhere along the path and barefooted it the rest of the way.

We couldn't have been more proud.
But don't think we didn't strap her dirty little behind to the top of our van for the drive home. ;)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June happenings

On June 1st Jordan and I did a Tough Mudder.  
Unfortunately, this picture is the only proof we have.  
I'm the one toward the top/center wearing pink, and J is right behind me with the blue hanky on his head.

It was definitely one of the coolest things we've ever participated in.
Here is half of our team after the run, and all showered up.
A couple of friends have pointed out how funny it is that I always look like I'm 'posing' in my pictures.

Whatever, I don't even know what they're talking about.

Here we are at the Run or Dye 5k in Philadelphia. 

We had such a good time hanging out and getting dirty.

Today we both have sore throats from all of the dye that we inhaled/swallowed.
And when I blow my nose it comes out in all colors....but I'm telling you, totally worth it.

And these are just a few snapshots from our Father's Day 'celebration'.

Happy Fathers Day to an amazing Daddy.
We love him so much.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A day on the pond


Have you ever taken a paddle boat out on the lake?  
It's brutal, I'm telling you.  My buns are still on fire.

 I'll take a rowboat any day. 
Ty was loving being out on the water. 
I could tell, because he had his 'serious' face on the entire time.

I don't think either of us expected to get such a great workout from this outing.

I'd say it was the perfect start to our summer.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I've avoided going to the library for over a year due to the outrageous fines each of our accounts have accumulated.
I was sure they'd have a warrant out for my arrest by now.

This week on J's day off, we decided to show Ty what a library was, so that maybe in the future when his parents get their act together and pay up, he'll want to visit often and check out books like all of the other little children.


We sat and watched him play with the toys in the back corner of the library, while we avoided any interaction with the library staff.

While I sat there observing and snapping photos, I realized
it would probably be best to wear holey jeans when my knees aren't quite so frightening.

 A couple of weeks ago, I had the girls make a list of things they wanted to do this summer.  Here is what Tia came up with.

I was especially amused with #5...which made me realize that
  some of our summer will be spent learning how to correctly spell the 50 states. ;)