August 2015

This weekend was the big RACE WEEKEND for Brandi and me!  After training and planning for months and months, we were super excited to tackle the International triathlon distance (1 mile swim, 24 mile bike, and a 10K/6.2 mile run).  The race was in beautiful Asheville, which is about 2.5 hours west of Charlotte.  I [...]


Twas the Friday Before Race Day

And all through the house, Caitlin was… freaking out!    Freaking out because I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for our mini getaway weekend in Asheville.  Isn’t it fun to travel for races?  This is obviously not something that I get to do a lot anymore so it feels extra special.   Brandi and I have plans to [...]


Hiking TN

Greetings! We have been having lots of fun on vacation in Tennessee, but we drive back today (wish me luck - I'm going to need it!).  I'm sad to say goodbye, but it's been a really nice and memorable trip.  And I really feel the need to get home and prepare for my triathlon on [...]


Maggie seems so old lately.  She turns 11 in just a few days, and you can see every year on her gray little face.  James still has a bit more pep in his step (he’s turning 10 in January), but he’s gotten slower on our walks and sometimes turns to go back home before I’m [...]


Hi, Tennessee!

Hi from Tennessee! I decided to pack up the kiddos and head to my mom's house for a quick visit this week. We're really excited to be here - we have lots of fun things on the agenda, like going hiking in the mountains. I hope we can find a BEAR for Henry! Driving over [...]


Testing out the Wetsuit

Six days until race day! Truly, I am getting so excited for this race.  It’s what I’ve been training all summer for – I’ve been signed up for months and months.  And it’s an out-of-town, overnight event, so Brandi and I have an entire girls’ weekend in Asheville, NC with NO KIDS and NO HUSBANDS.  [...]