Monday, June 16, 2008
We had an awesome Father's Day weekend. We headed up to the Stanley area for the Sawtooth Relay - a team race from Stanley to Ketchum. We stayed in the Redfish Lake area and really enjoyed the three days we were there. Natalie's parents, Brent and Goldia came up from Preston to spend the weekend with us.
Friday was a lazy day around the lake. We fed some hungry chipmunks and squirrels some nuts, went fishing, and strolled around the metropolis of Stanley.
Saturday was our race. We started at 4:45 am in Stanley and finished at 1:55 p.m. in Ketchum. Each member of our team ran between 8 and 12 miles. Although not as difficult as Robie Creek, the relay was challenging and fun.
Brent and Goldia were real troopers to hang out with us. Goldia has a walking cast on her foot and despite the on-slaught of nicknames, she kept right up with grandkids.
If you haven't been to Redfish lake...it's worth the trip.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Now I've got to redeem myself. While I'll admit I kind of slacked a little bit the night I fell asleep with the kids, I usually keep the house about at 80% clean when Natalie leaves me in charge. Not too shabby if you ask me. Here is the proof..... Natalie had to run down to Utah on Sunday for a funeral on Monday. I got to stay home with the kids (way to long and quick of a trip for Brittanie and Nathan). So while Natalie was out, I spent Monday trying to work from home while entertaining Brittanie and Nathan. Not only was I hiding in closets for conference calls to keep the noise down, I managed to keep the house fairly in order. I washed 5 loads of laundry, mowed the lawn, fixed dinner for the kids (lunch was at Carls Jr.), and kept the kids from taking naps (okay, maybe not the best thing... kind of paid for it that night). Anyway, here is video proof of my effort:
Now Natalie may think I'm the world's best dad, but I still don't compare to how great a mom Natalie is. The only reason I try so hard is to attempt to keep up with her. I was told once to marry someone who always makes you want to be the best you can be. She definately brings out the best in me.
If this was any way your attempt to try and get me to buy you a new bedroom set...it almost worked. Keep trying sweetie.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
By the way, Natalie ran her best half marathon time ever. She broke the 2-hour mark for the first time in her 13.1-mile running career. Nice job sweetie.