Thursday, July 8, 2010

Canada Day and my 1st Road Race!

So last week of course we headed to Raymond for Canada Day and took in all the festivities. This was the 1st year we actually went to the Rodeo and it was really good, Elias loved it. We also had so much fun at the awesome parade, the boys were loving every minute. It was so fun to get together with everyone and have a big BBQ and let the kids play with all their cousins.
this has got to be my favorite photo of the boys together.. so CUTE! and looks how much they've grown since last year, aww, Nixon's so tiny.
I also did my 1st Race ever! I did the 10km road race with Karen and after 5 weeks of running I felt quite prepared.. it was my 1st one so i wasnt expecting to win by any means, i just didnt want to get last.. when the gun went off and everyone started sprinting away, me and Karen looked at each other and thought maybe we should have done the 5km instead..haha.
It was all good, i just didnt think everyone would be so hard core.. more training i guess. It turned out to be a nice day, despite the lovely, argg wind.. In the end, i was pretty tired, that last km was tough.. but i didn't get last and finished in 1:07:28. Not bad i guess for my 1st race.. overall it felt so awesome to have done it for someone that has never run.. i admire soooo much all those determined, ambitious runners out there (cough, laura). I really want to keep this up, i plan on doing the Taber race in August, but my plan all along was to just get my butt out of the door and get healthier and knowing that i have a race to run gets me going.
Overall great weekend, and now we are off to my parents cabin for 2 weeks.. yayaya!! Jer will just be coming on the weekends, but it should be awesome to see all my family together again -later :)

Monday, July 5, 2010


Better late than never is my blogging philosophy these days.
i love that Elias got to pop in with Jer for one..great picture for Elias to have.
And so here is Jeremy's graduation. A much needed post to blog about, since in fact this was a BIG day we have been waiting for 7 years to have.
Just before he recieved his certificate he spotted me far in the back and gave me one of his big grins, and honestly i have never been so PROUD and so HAPPY for HIM.  It was a long day, but an eventful one.
It was fun to get all dressed up and go to the banquet to celebrate.. Jeremy was in charge of the slideshow of all the graduates.. and well he did an awesome job, what else could i expect. It was a fun night and a nice weekend..
classic grad pic on the park bench
Now that Jeremy has been working for 2 weeks and loving it, seriously he comes home everyday and says "man i love my job". I am sure it will become a "job" like anyother after awhile but for now it's fun to see him so happy and excited about working, and I can't wait for that first paycheck..haha