Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy 35th Birthday Rose!

Rosie Rose!!! Happy, happy birthday!!!!! Another year has gone by and wow- what a year it was!!! So much has happened for you and you have gone through so much change-- all for the best. So proud of you for everything you have accomplished this past year and I am sure many more great things are to come next year! Hope you have a good time tonight with Dave and looking forward to your birthday celebration tomorrow! Love you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday Cale!

I can not believe that you are already 10 years old Cale! You have grown up to be such a handsome, athletic, smart young man!!! Sorry we aren't there to celebrate with you but like always- we will have to have cake and icecream for all the birthdays that are around the holiday time! We can't wait for you guys to come to Cali- we have a lot of things we want to do with you when you guys get here!!! Love you!
(Nice foot in the picture Lucas!)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Catalina Island 2012, Day 1

Here are a few pics from day 1- it was a very different day weather wise. It started off as a beautiful day in Long beach- where we departed and then was just foggy and chilly the rest of the day. Usually the fog burns off but it hung around all this day. We still had a great time- and thankfully day 2 was just gorgeous!!!

Catalina island 2012

Yesterday, we had a little getaway to Catalina Island where we just relaxed for a day and a half. We went on a mini hike (rose and Amy did a 2 hour hike and I'm sure they will post pics later), rented a golf cart to see other parts of the island, ate and drank and played some banana grams. Good times. Miss you all - here are some pics I took on my phone- will post more later!

Monday, November 19, 2012

From My Loving Brother Roger

This was a video that my brother made for me for my 39th Birthday. It made me cry so much- it was so touching and one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me. I love you so much Roger. I am a very lucky sister and very proud to be part of this amazing family.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meghan And joeys wedding

Today I got to celebrate my birthday in a special way... At Meghan and Joeys wedding (Jeffs cousin on his moms side). They got married in Riverside and had a lovely wedding at St. Catherine of Alexandria and then the reception was at the Mission Hotel is downtown which was such a lovely hotel!

Chops Soccer Season Ends

Well the Cheetahs didn't win their last game but they played the best game of the whole season! We had their soccer party right after the game- the boys had a blast and can you tell that Chops loved his trophy!? It was well deserved- he played an awesome game!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

24 week ultrasound

Baby girl is getting big (and yes, we confirmed again it is a girl!) and things are looking good. We had to get another ultrasound done because at our 20 week fetal ultrasound she wasn't sitting the right way and they couldn't get a good reading on her spine. But it was great to see her again and I will find out the official results from my OB by Monday. I will let you know how it goes and I'm definitely getting bigger! Ill take another picture of me at 6 months- can u believe we just have a little more than 3 months to go????

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Santa Barbara International Marathon 2012

Rose, roger and I went to Santa Barbara this weekend for work and because a few of our friends were running and they ALL did fantastic!!!! It was such a lovely weekend and the weather was incredible. I hope to do this race one year... A big thanks to roger for all his help at the expo and the day of the race and let's hope Texting Forward gets to do this race again next year!!!

Santa Barbara International Marathon Is Today!

My work conditions... It's early!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Santa Barbara International Marathon

Roger and I are here in Santa Barbara working the athlete tracking booth! Thank goodness roger is here helping out! Love u guys!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jeff wins Husband of the Year award!

After my super long day today, I came home to an incredible home made dinner by Chef Jeff... Arugula and grape salad with a tasty homemade dressing, an awesome meat pie made with a potatoe and cauliflower purée on the top and ground turkey with tons of spices and a blueberry cobbler! Wow! Dinner was amazing! Love u babe!

Friday, November 02, 2012

NYC Marathon is Officially Canceled

The ING NYC Marathon has been officially canceled. The past 48 hours has been an absolute whirlwind but I just pray for the speedy recovery of the city and people of the North East. Listening to stories today at the expo, I definitely had Hurricane Katrina Flashbacks and I kept thinking- thank god we still have our health/lives. In the end, that's all that counts. There will be another NYC marathon.
Some of the stories I heard today at the expo went like this: I spent almost 48 hours traveling (from Belgium- actually a family of 5) and was supposed to stay at the Hilton in Staten Island. They gave my room away- actually, they gave up all the marathoners rooms to make room for locals who lost power and had no homes to go to. So now I am stuck here with no place to stay and no race to run." I talked to this other girl who traveled from france all by herself... Got to her hotel- and it had no electricity, etc.. But they were still letting people stay there- but not offering any refunds of any kind and the hotel does not expect to have power until tomorrow- maybe Sunday. But they still couldn't give her a definite answer. We are not sure what is going to happen moving forward- they literally just announced it. All I know is that Jerson just got us flights out tomorrow at 7am so we will be on our way home then! Mom- I got your message but as you can imagine- its been crazy here. Jerson and I are both safe though and will give you another update soon! Love you guys... Signing out from NYC.