Thursday, June 27, 2013

Just write.

I have no idea how it's already Thursday. And almost July. This summer is FLYING. And the busy part hasn't even started! Mid July the kids and I head to Iowa for about 10 days where I will be leaving T for the first time (and Jasper but not for the first time) to head up to Minnesota for a friends bachelorette party. Then after we get back it's my biiirthdaaaaay (27!) and then a few days later head over to Yellowstone national park for 5-6 days where Jasper will be turning 6 (WHAT?!?) and THEN we go camping in the Rockies, then a week later head back to Iowa for two weddings over 10 days then come back and Jasper starts first grade the day after. Exhausting just thinking about it! If you weren't doing the math, that will be about 70 plus hours in the car with both kids just to get to Iowa and back and to yellowstone and back. Jealous? 

I'm a pretty terrible blogger since I've failed to mention that Tindra is now finally full on walking. Started a few weeks ago. She had taken a step here or there, but then one day she walked across the entire room, slowly, without stopping or falling and she's been unstoppable ever since. I had known for weeks that she could do it if she really wanted to, but it's almost like she had to be sure she could commit 100% before trying it. Little perfectionist already? 

My little peanut had her 14 month appointment on Tuesday and is finally just under 20 pounds! She's had a little growth spurt and she jumped from 15% weight to about 30%! 

Couch to 5k...Ugh. I wish I could say I am now running a 5k effortlessly but damn it's just not happening for me! I'm SUCh an anti runner, I'm horrible horrible at it and I want NOT to be! So I keep slowly chugging along. For some reason I can't get past the "Run 8 minutes, walk 5, run 8 minutes" I can do that one fine but then the next plan is to just straight up run 20 minutes without stopping and I just can't seem to get there! Any tips from non runners turned runners? 

Can't believe it's the 4th next week! This is the first time in a long time that we have been in Denver for the 4th (last year we were in Iowa and the year before that in Sweden, obviously NOT celebrating) so I have no clue on what's going on! Any locals know? I have heard a bunch of fireworks are canceled due do all the fires and how dry it is (come on rain!!) but there has to be some going on!! 

We went to a wedding Saturday evening at the Botanical Gardens here in Denver, (gorgeous gardens) and found an old picture of Jasper and I taken there three summers ago, look how much he has changed!

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  1. Ah, I totally know what you mean with the running, I have a 5k color run on July 7th(aah!) and I just loath training for it. What does help me run is constantly picking focus points ahead to run to, and once I'm there I pick a new point and just keep at it until I really can't do it anymore..
    But yeah, not a fan of running either!


  2. Your hair!!! I want it!

  3. You look so different!

  4. I need to sign up for a 5k to motivate me- and then Couch to 5k to train me. I am so sadly out of shape. You look great though- keep it up!!