Sunday, October 4, 2015


We just got back from a fun weekend in Pinetop!  This past week or so has been somewhat of a blur but I will try to do a recap:
I was in Tubac last Tuesday - Thursday for a School Law Conference.  Stevie came down on Tuesday for (an amazing) dinner, drinks, and then a round of golf on Wednesday.
When I left Tubac at noon on Thursday, I picked up (in the following order): Harper, Aunt Nannette, Pancake, and then Shyla and we hit the road for Pinetop.  See our Starbucks-selfie below.

My parents were already there and Uncle Pete and Stevie came up on Friday.

Stevie, my Dad, and Uncle Pete played golf on Friday and Saturday so the girls and I had lots of time.  On Friday we took a lovely hike with Grandma and on Saturday we went to Woodland Park and played not he playground and walked a little bit around the lake.

We played a rousing game of Go-Fish (Uncle Pete won!) and a few rounds of LRC.  We even got to spend some time with the Robs who were up for a 36 mile bike race.

All-in-all it was a great weekend and another successful cabin trip!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Annual Color Run

Each year my district hosts a Color Run and Wellness Fair.  I haven't run since the last one, but I made it and had a great time.  Pictured with me are Becky and DeAnn.  I would love to find the time to incorporate running back into my life

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bear Down!

It's football season which means tailgate time!  The girls had a blast at Saturday's tailgate.  Too bad the Cats lost and too bad Dad's tenant was a butt-head and wouldn't let us park, but aside from that it was a great time!  Can't wait for the next one for sure!

Grandparents Day!

We got to spend Grandparent's Day over at Grandma Barbara's and Grandpa Pop's house.  We had yummy pizza, enjoyed a big rain storm, and got to just "hangout" for quite a while.  It was so nice!  We are so lucky and so very thankful for them!

Some Work

We recently attended Parent/Teacher Conferences with both girls' teachers.  They are both doing exceptionally well.  They are both progressing academically but, much more important than that, both girls got glowing reports about their behavior and their interactions with other students and teachers.  To say we are proud is a total understatement.

Shyla's teachers showed us this writing piece about our recent trip to San Diego, so of course I had to take a picture of it to send to Dan and Erin!  Harper's teacher gave us her art project (thanks Grandma and Grandpa for letting her take rocks from your yard for her masterpiece) - she was so proud of it!  And, I recently attended a Leadership retreat with my district.  One of the "homework assignments" was to submit an adjective to describe each other school leader and a "wordle" was made out of what people think.  I included mine below as well.

San Diego Day 4 (last day)

Before heading home on Monday we met up with the San Diego family at a playground on the water.
It was a great visit.  The visits are never long enough and there's never enough time to truly catch-up, but I am very thankful for the time we get and cherish the memories.  Can't wait for the next one!

San Diego Day 3

The next day of our trip consisted of a beautiful hike at the Mission Dam and Flume.  The girls were such good sports and really enjoyed being outdoors with us.  These are some of our best memories!

Later, we went to downtown San Diego and after a really long walk we finally found Uncle Dan, Auntie Erin, and Baby Caden.  There is a really cool splash-pad area downtown now that the girls loved and we loved the additional time with the Gunning crew.