{Family Life} New Year‘s Eve

{Family Life} New Year‘s Eve

We spent the day playing tennis in 35 degree weather We shopped for some treats and decorations, as the snow began. We prepared a nice dinner We played “minute to win it” type games. We then watched the rest of the Hawkeye series, and finished with the Nashville countdown. We barely made it to midnight! We toasted, and went to bed. Happy New Year!

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

Before I go about listing my 2022 goals, here’s a 2021 running recap: Valentine’s Day 4 miler Runnin’ O’ the Green 7k Donut Dash 5k Barr Lake 15k Memorial Day 10k Mickelson Trail 13.1 Cookie Chase 5k Kooky Spooky 5k (as a family) Santa Stampede 5k I didn’t wear my watch every day last year. In fact, if I had a day off running, I rarely wore my watch. I’ll have to fix that this year to ensure all of…

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{outdoor life} canyon hike

{outdoor life} canyon hike

It was a little chilly (45 degrees) and very windy today, but once we climbed down into the canyon, it was very pleasant. We love hiking together, scrambling over rocks, and getting into nature. We finished 3.2 miles today—not one of our longer hikes, but it was really good to get out today. We didn’t get as many hikes with the girls this year, so it’s on our 2022 bucket list to take more hikes with the girls

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

Hubby and I were supposed to run the Garmin Oz Half Marathon last April. Because it was on A’s 17th birthday, she also wanted to complete it. So we signed four of the girls up for the 10K, and we signed up for the half. Then, they postponed it to a day two of the girls would not be able to go. In response, we cancelled our half marathon (we don’t like running virtuals much), and switched the girls over…

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{Field Experience} Christmas Choir Concert

{Field Experience} Christmas Choir Concert

We started attended our Church memorial weekend. I felt desperate to find a church again–after leaving our last church for “going woke” and dismissing actual biblical theology–and we started feeling isolated and without church family. Within weeks of finding the church, the girls had volunteered for VBS (and it was one of the best-run VBS camps the girls had ever participated in, or volunteered for) and then the church Music Retreat was announced. A and C both really wanted to…

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{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

Two of my girls are spending the week with their dad. Hubby is working 10 hours today, and two of my girls had choir practice from 8-11 am. I decided to run a 5k to kill time between dropping off and picking up my girls from church. It was below 30 degrees this morning, about 33 at the start, and 35 at the finish. It was a pretty run! My 13th 5k and my 51st Race. I did pretty well,…

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{transition to grey} one year anniversary

{transition to grey} one year anniversary

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. I cleaned out under my bathroom sink yesterday and realized I still had my plastic tablecloths, dye brushes, and shirt from dyeing my hair. I hadn’t thrown them out yet, but decided it was time…I am definitely not going back. I thought I would hate my hair about now, but I really like it. The dyed part of my hair has lightened quite a bit, and I am liking my silvers…

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My 50th Year

My 50th Year

Fifty was a great year, even with the craziness of government control and mass psychosis. We went on several road trips! We often fly when we vacation, but with the mandates, we really wanted nothing to do with it. Instead, we went to Ohio and visited Cedar Point (a bucket list item for my hubby) where the kids and hubby rode a bunch of roller coasters (my vertigo had just finally resolved completely and I wasn’t taking the chance of…

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