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Month: August 2021

{Outdoor Life} Hubby’s 50th Half Marathon

{Outdoor Life} Hubby’s 50th Half Marathon

A couple years ago, my husband realized he could easily reach 50 half marathons before his 50th birthday. It then became a goal to be sure he reached 50. We average 2-3 half marathons per year, but when the restrictions hit in 2020, we found 3 of our 4 scheduled half marathons CANCELLED. We had just finished the Dopey Challenge in mid-January (a 5k, 10k, 13.1 mi, 26.2 mi) and he was well on his way toward his goal. We…

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{Field Experience} Young Eagles

{Field Experience} Young Eagles

This was the 6th year of the girls participating in Young Eagles. Each got a flight for about 20 minutes in a small plane for free as part of the program to help young people consider aviation. They usually attend Ground School the night before and learn about aviation and physics of flight. Since they had attended Ground School five times before, they were allowed to skip it. It was a last-minute decision to join when their step-dad, who is…

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{family life} 7 years later

{family life} 7 years later

We took the girls to a Rockies Game Star Wars Night. We had such a great time (though after 3 hours it was a little too “peopley” for me). They gave away free Darth Vader koozies (the girls were very excited about that) and the wildfires actually made it cooler out…but very smoky. I’m feeling the results of the bad air this morning.

{Running} My girls’ first race

{Running} My girls’ first race

I’m cleaning and organizing our library/school room and for some reason this picture just tugged at my heart. This was in July of 2014. The three oldest ran the longest route (almost 3 miles) the 4th ran the middle route (1.5 miles) and the youngest ran the .75 mile route. They don’t all love running now: the oldest hates it and doesn’t really like exercise at all (she has so much of her Nana in her), the next two like…

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{Transition to Grey} 8 months

{Transition to Grey} 8 months

I can hardly believe 8 months have already passed. I haven’t changed my mind about going natural, though the lady that cut my hair last week was sure that now that it was shorter, I would want to dye it and “only have to use one box, not two.” I cut off 6 inches of hair. I’m actually pretty happy with the growth. The color variation is interesting, and I have more dark hair in the front than I thought….

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