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My almost-PR ┬áValentine’s 5k!

So I had planned to run the Shamrock Shuffle 5K for my first race of the year in March. But this week I realized I will be out of town that weekend at the same time I realized it was supposed to be nice this weekend and the UW Running Club Valentine’s 5K was today! […]

Holiday roundup, part I

We did so many fun things in the holiday season! We started the weekend after Thanksgiving with the Downtown Madison holiday open house, seeing Santa, putting up the Christmas tree and making gingerbread cookies! The following weekend, first weekend in December, we went to a lighted firetruck parade! After the parade we went to the […]

Bowling birthday party

Last weekend we went to cousin Tyler’s birthday party! It was supposed to be two weeks earlier, but he was sick. And then in between we got sick. But everyone was well for the party! We all had tons of fun and Tyler was excited about his presents. And we definitely want to go bowling […]

Great fun with Badgers hockey!

Last Saturday we took the kids to the UW women’s hockey game vs. St. Cloud State. I heard about the “Fill the Bowl” game earlier in the week. All tickets were $1, perfect to take the kids for not a lot of money, so it was OK if we didn’t stay long. But we stayed […]

Farewell 2016

We had plans for tonight that we had to cancel because of a sick kid. I spent a good amount of time today being mad about it and having a bad attitude. But it wasn’t all bad. Since we didn’t go out, I had time to squeeze in one more run in 2016. I ran […]

Elena and Marshall go trick-or-treating

At the end of birthday festivities…we have Halloween. Its fun for the kids and afterward I admit Mama and Dada have fun too. But cramming all those festivities into just a few days is exhausting! Halloween was on a Monday this year. So we rushed home and quickly ate pizza for dinner, got the kids […]

Milwaukee Saturday morning

After a super busy day on Friday in Milwaukee, we slept in a bit on Saturday, but not enough. We woke up happy and with a mission: to eat breakfast quickly and then get to swimming before check out time! These are the white tigers the kids got at the zoo. We bought them one […]