Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekend in Pinetop

This is a much overdue post, but in October my family and I went to Pinetop for the weekend. My parents have had the cabin there for over 20 years! Think of all the fun memories 20 years can hold! And now, we are fortunate enough to be able to make new memories there with the babies (and canines)!
Shyla following the order given on her shirt. Notice the shag carpet bahind her? Oh how I love our cabin and it's 60's motif!

Shyla sporting her floppy hat! A girl has to be stylish while being sun-safe, you know?

Oh Pancake...sometimes no captions are needed.

one-thirtieth of the way there...

In October my grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! Yea, 60 years!! Stevie and I have been married for 2 years, thus making us 1/30 of the way there. The three brothers threw a really nice anniversary party for them. There was a really great turnout and everyone had a great time.

...especially Shyla! Here she is with Grandpa Forgacs who is always a calm influence for her and who is always willing to give her a bottle.

ahhh yes, that is contentment.

My husband looking good in Zac's tie.

The brothers and grandma and grandpa. Surprisingly, my dad actually stayed on topic during this toast, much unlike the toast he gave at our wedding. I guess that's because there were no guests there from Indonesia.

My beautiful Aunt Nannette and Aunt Sherry.

And the couple-of-honor themselves!

And, of course, Beth and Dave with Baby Shyla!
Fun times were had by all and a huge congratulations to grandma and grandpa.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween 2009

I don't generally dress up for Halloween but this year it was strongly suggested that we dress up while at school (it was the Friday after a week full of crazy socks, backwards clothes, and pajamas at school).
I like this picture because it shows what a great sport my husband is. Shyla, of course, has no control (yet) over what she wears but Stevie very graciously put on Dave's old Cat in the Hat costume to match my Thing 1 costume. Too funny! Thanks Dave!

And this is me and Shyla (I mean Thing 1 and Thing 2) before we left for school. You can't see my knee-high red socks in this picture. My students liked the costume and my blue hair turned Shyla's hands blue, thus proving that she pulls on and tugs my hair much too frequently!
I'm not sure why this picture is so small, but it shows the full effect of Thing 1 and Thing 2. Yes, this is what we wore to mold the minds of the future.
I, of course, forgot my camera to take a picture of Shyla in her Halloween costume so stay tuned for a future post.


When I first found out my due-date for Shyla's anticipated arrival, I decided that I would run in the November 1st Half-Marathon at Sabino High School.  That gave me 5 months and 3 days from the day she arrived to train.

Well, I did it!
It took me 2 hours and 35 minutes to complete the 13.1 mile race and that finish line never looked so good!  I felt great, actually, through mile 10 and then it all went (figuratively) downhill.  
Chelsea and some other friends and I are running in the December 6th Half-Marathon in Vegas-Baby!  I hope that my foot is healthy by then (it started hurting badly after mile 10) and I hope to beat my time.  But, as always, the number one goal is to just finish and to do so smiling:)