Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where have I been...

Yes, I have been missing and trust me I have been busy!

We took a hike in the foothills with daughter, son-in-law and baby girl, her first real hike...  It was a 2 mile hike into the falls with a jog stroller friendly trail until the last 1/4 mile.  We ditched the stroller and carried the baby the rest of the way and were treated with amazing scenery at the falls.

I ran my 1st half marathon (13.1 miles) of the season and have 9 more planned :-) 

This run was our local Shamrock'n run for St. Patricks Day, and is very popular!!  This year the total of runners was 5,600... The run starts at Raley Field, the triple A affiliate to our local MLB team the Oakland A's playing field.  We finish the race by running into the stadium from center field and your finish is broadcast on the big screen!!  We, as runners aren't able to see it, but your friends and family are able to...  Here I am with my co-worker Shelley as we entered Old Town Sacramento.  My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter surprised me by coming out to cheer us to the finish line!  I finished with a respectable time of 2:31

We have a new car!!!
Dear hubs and I went to the dealership to look at purchasing a used car and came home with a 2012 Acura TL, my dream car...  She is a beauty and has so many bells and whistled and I feel so blessed to have her.

Ran my 2nd half marathon of the season!!

This was my first time running the River City half and almost thought we would be running it in the rain.  It rained all night the night before and on our drive to the venue.  Fortunately, by the time we made it to the start line we were able to ditch our garbage bags (which kept us dry and warm) before the gun sounded.  This was a much smaller race, only about 500 runners and we ran a portion of the bike trail that I have never run before.  I felt many times like I was out there alone as we were all so spread out.  Dear daughter & son-in-law finished in 1:53, while I finished in 2:33.

We have been watching this little one grow like a weed!!!  Baby girl is just the sweetest natured little one, she is always smiling and loves to MOVE!!  She loves to kick her feet and is so happy to be standing.  She has a walker that she sits in and is so interested at reaching out to play with all the toys on the walker.  She is definately teething and tries to put everything in her mouth.  As you can see her smile just lights up a room...

and finally, I wanted to share with you the sounds
 that warm our hearts more than I can begin to tell you...
Dear hubs watches babygirl on the days her Mommy & Daddy both work.  Once a month I have been taking a vacation day and going with him.  We have the best time taking care of her and her Grandpa can get her giggling everytime!

I hope you all have enjoyed the first quarter of 2012 as much as we have!!!


Kristal said...

Sounds like you have been very busy. And baby girl is so sweet!

Tracy said...

You have been busy! SWEET on the car- I will take one of the same just in a convertible PLEASE, and the weather to go with it! LOL.

One of 9? Are you crazy! Sheesh!

Sweet pics of Baby girl!

Melody said...

What a great update. Fantastic new car! Congrats on the half marathon! And the pics of hiking are great too - you have been so busy!

Angie Vik said...

Thanks for the update. The hiking pictures are great. Good job on the running. I feel so sluggish when I look at your running pictures. Your granddaughter is adorable. Her smile is precious.

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

wow she sure is growing like a wee weed - miracle gro getting put into that baby food maybe? Great to catch up with you again Leslee - you sure have been busy!

Jenn said...

LOVE that car of yours!!!!! I have to admit though...that grand baby of yours if much sweeter :). How exciting that she is already going on hikes and stuff with y'all. Starting her young!! CONGRATS on your race!! I'm ready to do another 10k now. Miss talking with ya. I'll have to send you a text soon!!