Amazing 5 course dinner!

I’m too lazy to write about the dinner I had with the amazing Christina, especially since she has already done it here

And some gratuitous cutest featuring my boys and their new haircuts: Hudson 4.5, Link 2.5

 

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Moving over from Blogger….

I’ve moved my blog over from Blogger.  Sorry blogger, but your features have always kind of sucked.

Lots has been going on, as usual. I’ve been working, Mike has been traveling and the kids are having a blast with Sarah and being in the pool every day. We are in the dog days of summer here in the Sunny South and it’s HOT.   Next week my sister (in law), bother and sweet niece are coming for a visit where we’ll head down to the beach for a few days – an annual tradition for the last ~8 years.

Last week Anthony, Penny and Daphne went hiking in the Canadian Rockies. We haven’t done that with them since 2006 (I think).  After that we all started having babies and such. We plan to go again – once the little ones can carry their own packs and walk with their OWN legs!

Family photo Atop Little Shovel Pass

What a great day!

Hudson and Link have grown consistently closer now that they spend their days together.  This photo was taken just today at the Durham Museum of Life and Science:

My Crossfit Bestie Christina from I love feta cheese are I are still crossfitting as I sadly count down the days until she moves to DC for her new job.  :: tears::

Christina, Back Squat Beast

Note Xtina’s olympic lifting shoes. We’re both kind of obsessed with our ‘Olys’ these days.

 

Luckily I have many other great friends at the Box and I’ll continue to be inspired by them.

Nicole, Chloe, Elizabeth

Vickie and I also ran the Peachtree Road Race again this year. We PR’d by a few minutes, probably because we didn’t drink a bottle of wine (each) the night before like we did in 2011. Oooooops.

Peachtree 2012

Disney Trip 2012

A few weeks ago we went to Disney – what will likely be an annual January trip (we went last year at this time also). It’s a great time of the year to go – no lines and the weather was great. 

Here are just a few pictures of the highlights:

 

 

Link turned 2 years old at the Magic Kingdom.  🙂

My Hero…

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is my hero. Watch her crush ‘Fran’ in 2:29.  And I need the Lulu speed shorts in this color (I think it’s either Antidote or Lime).

This was yesterday’s WOD:

5 Rounds for time

3 Junkyard dogs
30 Toes to Bar
20 Half Moons (14lbs for the ladies)
200 meter Fireman’s carry (Yes, Christina and I had to carry each other to the end of the block and back FIVE times!)

We finished the workout in 39 minutes.  I think that’s the longest crossfit WOD I’ve ever done. We did it at Rx (which means the prescribed amount and didn’t wimp out and take a lighter weight or cheat on the distances).  And….I hurt today.  And tomorrow we are doing ‘Fran’ (see video above).

Growing up too fast…

When I received these two videos from Sarah during the middle of a hectic work day it made me stop in my tracks and forget about whatever new web site feature I was planning or financial report I was running.   I thought my heart would swell and burst with love for this kid. Hudson has made some huge strides in the last few months in sharing with and caring for his brother.  He’s in a learning stage and regularly reminds me that ‘he’s already 4!’ (even though he does not turn 4 years old until next month).

(I love hearing Link in the background yelling – ‘I made an L!’)