Monday, September 19, 2011

I Would Do It Again

We finished our first Warrior Dash and had such a great time. It was the first time Darrell and I have ever raced together and the 1st time I have EVER fun 3.5 miles in a row.
Here are our cheerleaders sporting the free viking helmets:

Jackson had one of my cameras for the whole time and took some pretty interesting pictures. He was very worried about me racing. Tears flowed freely the night before and even the day of the race. He was afraid that I would get hurt.

Since Darrell and I didn't eat the kids helped themselves for us:
See that green just behind Gee? Yeah, that was poison ivy that I sat in for a good half hour. Hopefully the contaminated mud water washed it all off.
We were waiting in the starting gate sweaty and burned well before our start time. Luckily the kids kept us company.

This is the home stretch of the race and we were WAY more tired than this pictures shows. Of course Darrell is still concentrating on the run and I have turned my attention to the littles that were cheering me on. As soon as we finished the last wall we decided to run a little faster since we knew we would have witnesses.

I was so hot that the mud actually felt good. Darrell waited for me after the last obstacle so we could cross the finish line together.

After this water break we went straight to the water hoses to be sprayed down. It didn't do much good.

LIke that purple face on me? I believe it was half dead tired and half sunburn.

Mom graciously allowed me to donate her old tennis shoes. Wasn't that nice? I have no idea how they will clean those, but at least I didn't have to do it.
Oh and Potts don't be too sad that I defaced your Bachelorette Party t-shirt it came clean in the wash:)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Uncle Jim

Wish we were there to celebrate with you.
Instead this short video will have to do until I make it your way in less than ONE MONTH.
Love you BIG (really I mean OLDER) Brother!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Here is the official birthday picture-the one where I didn't wake the poor girl up with blinding lights and horrible singing.

And before the unofficial end to summer and last lake weekend comes, I must post the pictures of our wonderful end of summer adventure that is now tradition with the three of us. If Linley starts Kindergarten next year then I suppose we will have to include her on our little journeys.

This year we obviously went horseback riding (for 2 hours-that is a long time for us!)

We had a great time, good guide and of course Jackson thought it was hilarious that his horse was both eating the tree and peeing-all while I captured it on photo.

So happy long weekend to all of you and Go Vols!