Thursday, August 28, 2008
Heather and our niece Morgan hanging out together.
My mom and my sister Christa enjoying the evening.
My brother-in-law Wade, my aunt Judy and my mom are all smiles after the good food!
My dad and I sharing a laugh
Morgan hanging out with her uncle Seth.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Packet #2 was stapled to the underside of the table. The next clue sent her home to get cleaned up, when she got there packet #3 was waiting on the bathroom counter.
Clue #3 took her to Boesen the Florist, where she had flowers and another packet waiting for her.
Clue #4 sent her to the Johnston Soccer Complex, she needed to make 2 out of 5 penalty kicks.
Joni was the goalie.
She only scored 1 out of 5, so Joni and Kim imposed a penalty of 25 push-ups.
Clue #5 included side-walk chalk.
and took her to the Vocelka's driveway where she played hangman.
Plenty of time for a quick "senior" picture pose.
After completing the hangman puzzle, she received her next clue, #6, which took her to Hubbell Elementary where she had to cross the monkey bars and then...
...slide down the slide.
Oh what fun!
Playing on the rock wall
After tennis, Heather was blindfolded and driven around town.
Kim guiding Heather and enjoying some payback. Heather and Joni planned a surprise party for Kim's birthday a few weeks ago, so Kim was more than happy to repay the favor!
After all the clues, they ended up back at our house for a BBQ. We sang happy birthday and I made a birthday cake for the birthday girl.
Sarah, Jill, Heather and Laura celebrating Heather's birthday, Heather missed the grey memo.
The Faircloth's rode their motorcycle's to the party, Heather is hoping to get one of those padded jackets for her birthday next year!
Even Coco and Riley helped Heather celebrate her big day!
Challenges complete, Heather put her puzzle together, "Happy Bird-Day"!
It turned out to be a great surprise party and all the planning and preparation was worth it to celebrate my beautiful wife on her special day!
This was a nice little race in Dallas Center, which was having their fall festival, Dallas Center Celebrations. Dallas Center is a small town, so the route headed out of town, made a loop and then came back into town. The start of the race was pretty memorable. The "race director" made an announcement for all the "Leapfroggers" to follow him, we walked up a side street and were standing there and he announced "OK, GO" I was not prepared for the start, in fact I think I was still discussing strategy, but the race was underway so I started running! The bikes took off and so did the runners.
Matt and I came up with a plan to go longer intervals before exchanging the bike, it worked out that he rode out 3.25 miles and then dropped the bike, I ran to it and picked it up and rode 3 miles then dropped the bike, he got to it and rode 3.85 miles and dropped it and then I rode the last 3 to the finish.Here we are shortly after the finish of the race, apparently our plan worked great because we finished in 1st place with a time of 57.45.
We had some tough competition in Ryan and Ben, they finished second around 59 mins. Pictured from left to right, Ryan, Matt, myself and Ben.
Ryan and Ben trying to relive high school glory days, we snapped a quick senior picture pose. They get the "A" for effort award, Ryan was even bleeding trying to keep up with us.
Matt and I receiving our 1st place trophies! These are some rare photo's because Matt can be seen actually wearing running shorts instead of his usual basketball attire! All smiles after the race.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
- Run a Marathon
- Landscape the backyard
- Read 8 books
- Write a song
- Record a song
- Start building my acoustic guitar
- Go snowboarding
- Bench press my own weight
- Illustrate a children's book
- Take some sort of dance lesson
- Read through the Bible
- Catch a walleye
- Paint a painting
- Fly a kite
- Go camping
- Brew my own beer
- Road trip
- Go to a concert
- Refinish a bathroom
- Tile the kitchen/entryway
- 10,000 push-ups
- 10,000 sit-ups
- Enter a photography contest
- Run 1500 miles
- Go ice skating
- Go sledding
- Climb a mountain
All that said, I checked two more off my list last night. After I get done with a run, I do push-ups and sit-ups and last night marked 10,000 for both!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Karys was having so much fun, she invited her sister Gracie and Cousin Nathan to come play with her.
Let's share a smile. Share a kiss.
Even Riley got to come out for family pictures, but we didn't put her in jeans and a white top.
We played so hard at the playground that Shay got tired she couldn't make it back to the car and needed a ride.
Check it out, when we try, we clean up pretty well!
After the wedding we headed back to hang out a little more with the gang and watch some Olympics and then it was back home. Sunday we had everyone over to our house for lunch. We cooked kabobs on the grill and had corn on the cob. A biggest hit of the afternoon was the "Miracle Bubbles" that Grandma Doreen brought.
Excitement in every bubble as they floated to the ground.
Try to catch them before they pop.