Monday, May 30, 2011

This odd shaped cloud appeared at Jim's softball game last week. We dubbed it the alien cloud since we thought it was shaped just like an alien space ship. I saw on the news later that the cloud was formed due to the atmosphere being unstable. This cloud turned into a storm for Hays County and produced large hail.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Muddy Buddy

This is our 3rd year of doing the Muddy Buddy Race, and I am still loving it. I like the competition, the fact that we are running and biking, the obstacles and the MUD. I mean, when else is it acceptable for an adult to play in mud? This year we had a lot of friends join us for the race. Chris & Lindsay, Nick & Magen, Mike & John, Matt & Charlie, Erin & Katie, all raced with us. Chris, Lindsay, Nick and Magen were all in our heat so we were able to see each other during the race, which is nice when you are ready to fall over from exhaustion and you see your buddy. The guys and gals that teamed up were in a different heat so we didn't see them until the very end,,,, after the mud :)

We were happy with our time this year... 57 minutes 40ish seconds. We thought we had a better time (we both felt good running this race) but it is 3 minutes slower than our first race time. Hopefully next year we will beat our fastest time!

Our race heat buddies.... clean and full of energy

Chris and Lindsay

Nick and Magen

Katie, Erin and Jim before the race. They were in a heat behind us so we didn't see them until the end of the race.

This year I only took a couple of photos during the race. I knew we had some stiff competition with our friends in the same heat and we really wanted to beat everybody :) So I kept the photo taking during the race to a minimum. The picture below is what it looks like right before the mud pit. The make shift fence is there to make sure that people get down in the mud instead of running through it.

This was the last obstacle of the race right before the mud. It was a little tough after running/biking through the race to pull yourself up using the rope and then getting over the top of the obstacle.

Tammy (John's wife) didn't do the race so she was at the mud pit ready to take photos for us!! I have a pretty mean looking face here... I wonder if I got stuck in the mud or something

You know what is a fantastic post race food? 7 layer dip!!!

Erin and I. We didn't see them at the race except for the very beginning and the very end. It was nice to catch up with her and Katie at the campsite

We walked down to the Pedernales Falls river to cool down after the race. I didn't have my bathing suit with me so I hung out on the beach with Lindsay and Magen

While sitting on the beach I noticed this little guy sitting next to me. After taking the picture I made sure that he was shooed away.

Picture Time!

I had the wonderful opportunity to take pictures of my friend Kelli's family. We decided to meet up at Berry Springs park in Georgetown, Tx a few weeks ago. it was supposed to be beautiful weather but a weird cold front blew in and dropped the tempures 20 degrees to the low 70's with a cool breeze. We had to move pretty quick because the kids were pretty darn cold!!

Hannah and the Donkeys... she was a little cold here :)

4 month old Ella

Love this shot of the happy family

Hannah is a great older sister
Hannah had her flower that she was sweetly showing me


After photos Hannah had her fun on the swings!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy 90th Birthday Pop Pop!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day

Last Sunday we met up with Jim's family for a brunch picnic at a park in Georgetown. We all brought a dish or two to share. The weather was beautiful as was the park. Jim's mom had rented out the pavilion to ensure we had a place to sit. It was nice to catch up with everybody and eat homemade food. The only thing I would have changed would to have paid a barrista to be there so we could have free flowing coffee :)

Jamie brought a breakfast casserole, very tasty!

Jill brought biscuits and sausage

I brought mini quiche's (ham, spinach, onions and cheese)

When trying to see who was taller, this was Cadens method rather than stand back to back. I can't remember the outcome, but I think they are reallllly close

Caden being timed while running to and from the tree

Me, Jim and Jamie

Leave it to a nephew to bring up a critter from the mud :) He was not a happy camper

Playing catch
In the background, Tammy, Matt and Lindsay. Jim's cousins (Lindsay is married to Matt). In the foreground is Ryan

Caden making an announcement that he will NOT be getting any birthday spanks at the picnic.

Maddy (Jim's cousins kid) playing with the bubbles

The park also had a couple of donkeys. We fed them left over biscuits and some leaves. They were VERY used to people feeding them. Jim said that I couldn't take one home. Party Pooper.

Jim playing catch with the nephews

Judy, Jim's aunt

Ryan chillin while eating a doughnut