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Family and Fun

We had a wonderful visit with my parents this past weekend. We live 15 hours apart, so it is not exactly easy to get together, so we enjoy every minute we have to share. They happened to be here for a track meet on Saturday, so it was really nice that they were able to see the kids run. Unfortunately, Liam has an injury, so he was not able to compete, but they got to watch the twins. They even took home souvenir sunburns!

Nathan had such a great day! He placed 2nd in the 110m hurdles and also ran the 800m leg of the 1600m medley relay where they also placed second. In fact, he did so well, that he found his name on the Varsity roster for the meet in Albuquerque today! He is so excited!

Go Nathan!!!

Catheryn ran the 800m and did really well. She was disappointed with her time, which was slower than usual, but she is just going to work harder. In the meet today, she will be running the 1600m instead of the 800m. It will be her first race at the mile distance, so we will see how she does. I can’t wait! Liam is still out with an injury, but he will go with me to watch his team run.

Catheryn in the 800m open run.

On Sunday, we went for a hike through the park and climbed up Alcove House. That was something my dad really wanted to do, so it was fun to be able to take him out there. It was really just a nice, relaxing day. In the evening we went out to watch the turkey vultures start coming in for the night. They roost here in the canyon, so there are quite a few circling up above before they land in the trees. They are neat to watch. And of course, we took family pictures.

The kids with Grammy and Grampy.

Me and Rob with my parents, Bill and Caryn.

Our crazy family

Like I said, it was a wonderful weekend. I am so glad my parents were able to drive all the way down here so we could spend some time together. They are planning on coming down for Thanksgiving, so we have another great visit to look forward to!!!

~Special Thanks to my parents for being so incredibly awesome! We love you so much!!!~

6 thoughts on “Family and Fun

  1. We love our time with all of you!!! We wish we could come down more often but we’ll savor every minute that we do get. We’re looking forward to our first Thanksgiving with you!!! Love you bunches!!!😘

  2. in my little red dot, we live so near our parents and yet we are so caught up in our own lives to catch up. Yet, I see families like you living in such a huge country making the effort to drive 15 hours to catch up! This is so wonderful! Puts our lil red dot Singapore to shame as it takes us 45 minutes to go across the island and if traffic is good, 30 minutes. That is how tiny we are with 5.5 million population and out of which 1.5 million are expatriates.

    • Life gets crazy sometimes, but we all enjoy whatever time we are able to spend together, even if it is not as often as we would like. The memories are priceless. 🙂

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