Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Self Portrait '06 06/10/14

Pretty light in my back yard tonight!
LOVE this one, it turned out very well!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Self Portrait '05 Timeless

Theme: Timeless

I'm only on #5... eventually I'm hoping to nail focus. So frustrating! :) Would have preferred the lighting on the right side of my face to not be so bright, but learnings for next time. I LIKE the hair in my eyes... as with this length it always seems to get stuck there.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 01, 2014 Bike Shopping

It's a SUPER hot day, but The Apprentice Adult and I are on a mission... to buy him a bike that FITS him! He has outgrown his current bike (which you can plainly tell from our recent race!!)
PLUS?? With High School just around the corner, he needs a mode of transportation to get him there and back in some semblance of decent time!
He ended up test riding two bikes.
And liked the 2nd bike best... it was better components AND cheaper. SCORE!
And he lived happily ever after, with his new wheels!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 Tri Training

While I slept in, Dan was getting up and getting around for a 100 miler to kick of IronMan training!
I hit Walmart and picked up all sorts of goodies for treats for the team (coke, diet coke, Oreos, Nutter Butters, bananas, oranges, pretzels & ice. I arrived just in time to pick up Dan from a MASSIVE blow out about 6 miles from JR's.
Thank God he wasn't hurt, as it happened at 30 mph coming down a big hill. YIKES!
After hanging out for a while, we got him all fixed up and sent him back out for lap two.
Lots of folks dropped out of the full 100
but Joe, Dan and Dave trooped on!
However, only Dave and Joe finished near the 70 mile mark. Dan ended up with 2 more flat tires (giving him a grand total of 4 for the day) and Dave also ended up with 4 flats! It was a rough day on the B-line, but everyone got home safe... and really? That's what counts most!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Self Portrait 05'2014 Working Out in Hamstring Hell

My mother's day gift was gym equipment... early morning work outs with out AC leaves one glistening!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 Last day of 8th grade

2 years ago Joe started Junior High School at age 12, shorter than my 5ft 11in self...

...today I sent him off to his last day of 8th grade at age 14 and almost 6 ft 2 in!

Next year? I have a Freshman!!! Joe has grown SO MUCH in the past two years... not only in height and weight but also in maturity and intelligence.

I am so very proud of him, establishing himself as a solid A/B student who is extremely responsible and trustworthy.
Over the past two years, he has built a solid foundation for high school... how did I get so lucky to have such a neat offspring?
**He is officially bored of Mom taking pictures, although he was a doll to offer to get up early so I could take his picture before he left for school (and before I arrived too late for work).**

All done, hanging on the stairs while I tell him how proud of him, I am!
Which resulted in a funny face, there is ALWAYS 1 picture with a goofy face... I think his goofy faces deserve a whole blurb book???
Finished hearing how awesome I think he is, he promptly asked me to buy him a game in iTunes! See? Smart! Wait till mom's all happy and proud then ask for money! :) Enjoy your last day, Kiddo!

Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014 YUM!!

Not a self portrait, BUT I am SO HAPPY to have this amazing treat from Braum's ice cream! It's a tradition for us to have Braum's at least once while visiting family in Oklahoma.
This trip was no exception! We actually indulged three glorious times. My heart was literally pitter-pattering from all the sugar!
I mean, really? Who can resist a scoop of peanut butter cup and scoop of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake covered with caramel and fudge, topped with whipped cream and a bright red cherry?
A rare delectable treat! Sometimes you have to indulge, it just makes life a little bit sweeter.... but it IS good we don't live there as life might become too sweet then!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014: Last band concert of 8th Grade

So proud of this young Man!! Congrats on your most improved award tonight. So glad you love music so very much.
Rewarded with frozen yogurt!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014 1st Family Relay Sprint Triathlon

It's time for the first ever family sprint triathlon relay!!!
The Apprentice Adult is a bit nervous but ready to get this race over with!
Dan is swimming, The Apprentice Adult is biking and I am running!
My brother and his work buddies were out as well... he got a good luck kiss from his wife before hitting the shore to wait for his start.
Me and The Apprentice Adult: poetic symmetry?? 41 & 14??
He's ready to ROCK his 12 mile ride!
A little over half way done, see you soon!!
He even ran the last little bit with me and we crossed the finish line together: So much fun!
Sooo... what does a 14 year old do AFTER a race? EAT!!! 2 otter pops, 1 bag lays, 1 bag Cheetos & watermelon. Bottomless Pit!
It was a fabulous day and I am super proud of our family for participating in and completing this race!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014 PhotoBomb

AA is getting VERY good at this whole photobombing stuff!
A beautiful night to have dinner outside with my guys!
I SWEAR this sign said "Danger of falling scorpions!!" That 'AND' is super important!
Pumpkin Whoopie.... SCRUMPTIOUS!
Full bellies = happy men!