Saturday, May 25, 2013


Does anyone else feel like winter is right around the corner after stepping outside this morning?  It is COLD out there!  The Weather Channel is telling me that it is really 47 degrees but feels like 40....what the heck...isn't it Memorial Day weekend?  The "unofficial" start of summer?  Where it's supposed to be HOT and celebrated with ice cream and cookouts and pool parties?  I don't know about you but I am not a happy camper with this weather.  I LOVE summer and LOVE 75 degree temps and up!  Mother Nature is not being very nice right now!

Well I know in my last post I promised some pictures of the Warrior Dash.  Well I took a waterproof disposable camera with me on the course to get pictures and the camera made it through just fine!  But when I took it to Walmart to be developed, the sign said it would take over a week to have them developed!  R.I.P. One Hour Photo.  So hopefully next week I will have them and put those on here and share more about our experience with the Warrior Dash.

In the meantime you can check out the professional photos of me and Ben.  Ben and I ran the race together so they are pretty much the same except for the last few at the finish that are individual photos.

Also, I don't know if we will have any house updates to share this weekend.  With it being Memorial Day weekend, I don't know if the sales guy will be there for us to get the key from.  But our closing date is fast approaching!  3 and a half weeks! Ahhhhh!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New House Pictures

Wow, what a busy weekend we have had! Yesterday, Ben and I, along with two of our good friends, participated in the Warrior Dash!  The Warrior Dash is a 5K with obstacles.  Pictures will be posted in a few days so stay tuned for more info on our run!

Ben and I went to the house today and it is looking more and more like a house!  They poured the driveway and steps on Friday.  We also have cabinets and some of our flooring!  Check out the pictures below.

The driveway!

Our kitchen and beautiful cabinets!

Master bath cabinets and some of the tile.

Laundry room tile.

Upstairs bathroom

Someone decided to play tic-tac-toe in the garage!

Hardwood flooring

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Zoo Trip #2

Yesterday, the whole first grade made the trek to the National Zoo...yes, I went to the zoo twice in one week!  It was fun to walk around with three 6 & 7 year olds and see the zoo through their eyes.  We didn't get to see as much as I did with Chessie but we still had a ton of fun!  The weather was perfect too... a little warm but there was plenty of shade and the Zoo has misters which the kids loved!  I think that was their favorite part.  Anyways, here are a few more pictures from the National Zoo!

The zebras were having a little argument when we were there.  You can see the one biting the other!


The adorable otters again!

Look at them!  While we were there, all of a sudden they all ran over to these doors and kept popping up and down.  Then we realized that they were about to get lunch!

If you look closely, you can see the little fish being thrown into the exhibit.

Panda!  The panda was eating lunch too but it's back was to us.

The red panda was enjoying a nice nap up in a tree.  It is so adorable!

The Golden Lion Tamarin.

It's Timon  from the Lion King!

I forget what these were but it is a mother and baby!