We are in full summer break mode! Sorry to not be blogging as much, but we have been busy having fun! I do have a camera full of pictures....maybe I'll get to that this week.
We are also in full party planning mode, which is kind of fun! Who knew. We've never done a big kids party, so this is a whole new experience for us. Myles definitely earned a good, fun party. While we are not going overboard, there are a few things that he's really wanted, like a bouncy house. So that has been ordered, plus a snow cone machine, tables and chairs.
In the mean time, we knew we needed a 16x15 foot level space for the bounce house, so we needed to drain the pool and move it over to make room. We have a 15 ft x 48 inch above ground pool that the kids love and use daily. Got it drained, moved, and refilled up (no easy task). We had about 20 friends over for lunch today and guess what....the pool busted open...like way open, flood the yard kind of open, and was empty in about 45 minutes. (it usually takes about 5 hours to drain). So...add that to the party supplies since all the invitations said to bring "pool" clothes.
We spent an evening at party city with Myles showing us what he had in mind for decor, and hit both Costco and Safeway to look at cakes and pick one out.
Aside from party stuff, the girls went to their first sleep over, have had friends over, done lots of crafting stuff, and are keeping busy. We spent a long day doing volunteer work out in the country and got to walk around a ranch and saw the cutest baby pigs! There was a batch less than 24 hours old, and another batch 1 week old. So cute. Made me really want a pig....but then I took at look at the mama's and realized they were the size of a small car. No thank you.
We have our Regional Convention (formerly known as district convention) this coming weekend, so this week will be busy with prep, but we are really excited. We will be tied into the convention happening at the same time in Seattle where my mom, uncle, cousin, and all of Brian's family will be, which is kind of neat!
I'd love to post about all the running we've been doing, but we just quite honestly haven't been doing much. Brian and I are back to working out in the evenings when he gets home, and that has been great....but I'd really love to be getting some runs in. The 12 hour is literally right around the corner, and coming out of last year's I was stoked to go for 50 miles this year. At this point I'd be thrilled to hit a 50k. I don't think I'll hit what I did last year (41 and change), or maybe I should say it would take a tremendous amount of effort to break even with what I did last year and as out of shape and under trained as I am currently, I don't know how wise that would be. I'll really be happy to hit the 50k and keep going and see what happens......which is exactly what I said last year and I had a great time, so there you go. I'm quite honestly looking forward to getting outside and moving for 12 hours, all numbers/mileage aside.
Anyhow, hopefully in the next few days I'll have a real post with pictures and not such lame content : )