Sunday, May 24, 2009

May Festivities...continued.

We're back! Our internet has been down for 7-8 long days. This has really put a damper on Brent's teleworking, and, more importantly, has made the blogging grind to a halt for awhile. Have no fear...three visits from AT&T, a three-hour service phone call, and one new modem later and we're back in business.

I'll just bring you quickly up to speed on our latest happenings since I feel like there's a lot that I haven't blogged about. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the pictoral trip through May...

Mother's Day...
I believe we've started a new tradition in our family for Mother's Day since this year turned out so well. We met my family and Brent's parents at Joseph Decuis in Roanoake for a FANTASTIC Mother's Day lunch. The food was ridiculous...we loved it. It was nice not having to choose which mother to visit on the actual day. We always struggle with this on holidays because our parents are spread out just far enough that it's hard to visit both in one day.



Lemon asparagus soup in cute cups...

The May Marathon Club...

Brent ran another 13.1 on the 16th, which would make him a proud member of the Month of May Marathon Club if he had fallen for the ploy and paid $25 for the extra t-shirt. He did the Geist Half Marathon in 1:37 which I consider to be pretty darn good. The hill at mile 9 really wiped him out. Bonnie and I met him at the top of said hill because it just happened to be in Feather Cove, the neighborhood right across the street from ours. It was pretty fun to be a spectator and yell out things like, "Woooo, you're doing great!" or "Wooo, you're almost to mile 9!" I know I always appreciate yelling from spectators when I'm running.

He whizzed by too fast to get much of a picture...
Here's another attempt...made more difficult with a lunging 15-pound Westie on one arm who had lost all control of herself in all the excitement...

And before I knew it, there he goes...

At the finish line

In other running news, I'm kicking around the idea of doing the full marathon in Lawrence this October. Anyone care to join me? I certainly do not plan to run all of it.

Quick Trip Home...

I ran home yesterday to hang out with Mom, Ashley, and Audrey just for the day. It had been too long since I'd seen the Bigelow Sweet Pea. We hung around for the day and went on a walk. This baby is one Smiley Miley, let me tell you what! I just love her! It was so nice seeing you both!

I feel ya, Audrey!

The Race...

This will have to be a post of its own. Best...time...ever!

The Details of Life...

In the past several days I've taken a CPA exam, started my classes again (which involves a very long class on campus on Wednesday nights now...yeah Lindsey, great idea to switch out one of your cushy co-hort electives with an actual class on campus, like 45 minutes away...), and made a quick trip to DC for work on Thursday and Friday. I sat next to Indiana Congressman Andre Carson on the flight home, and no, he was not going to the race, and yes, he likes his iPhone. He wanted to know if my Sudoku puzzles were difficult, and was polite to the flight attendant during the beverage service. That's about all I know, folks...we didn't talk politics much to the dismay of my co-worker sitting several rows back on the plane. He would have LOVED to give Mr. Carson some advice on what he should be doing.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the update...and can't wait for the post about the race!

The Hetrick Headlines said...

GREAT POST! :) I feel very informed :) And we really do need to get together asap... I miss my LinDizzle... and I just have to say i dont get Sudoku... wha wha wha! LOVE AND MISS YOU! PS: great job on the run brent and you too Bonnie :) LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL :)

ashley said...

it looks like may really is your month! :)