Also, these last couple weeks Brooklyn started swimming lessons with her cousin Talia. She loves it, and often ends the days lesson crying because she doesn't want to get out of the pool.
As for me, I joined a running group coached by a friend of mine who also coached Colorado College's cross country team. We run every Saturday morning at seven and than have workouts e-mailed to us throughout the week to complete. I really like it. it's so great to talk to all the other women and hear all the things they are training for. Colorado is such a great state for any kind of running I am really loving it. The only challenge has been that I usually finish delivering papers just in time to go to practice.
This last weekend was the first race of the spring series. It was the St. Patrick's Day 5k run. This year I wanted to beat my time from last year. I was worried when the race started because I had been up since 1:00am doing my paper route and then I still went to my runner's group practice and ran 4 miles. By the time the race started I felt a little drained and was so sure that my time was going to be horrible. I felt like I was going so slow and was really upset about my lack of energy, but even though I felt horrible about the race I still beat my last years time by more than 2 and 1/2 minutes so I was excited about that. It's always nice to compare and se how far I have come in a year. Bring on the rest of the running season
One thing that is great about having family close is that it seems like we are always celebrating someone's birthday. I have to give kudos to my sister-in-law Shanda she is so creative and puts together some great birthday parties for Gavin's party she made little super hero outfits for all the little ones. My girls adored theirs and ask to wear them all the time. For her daughter Talia's birthday, Shanda had a carosel party and the girls each got their own little stick horse to ride, my girls have loved them as well.