We're Leaving!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I can't believe in!  In about 9 hours, we will start a 800+ mile trek with two 8 1/2 month olds!
Given, they are pretty darn cute, but still... That's a long time in the car!

I figure our housesitter will be here by 9ish, and then we will head out soon after.  Thanks to my MIL, I was able to do 90% of the packing and loading of my car (have I mentioned how much I love my XC90?  That bad boy holds EVERYTHING).  I'm finishing up now, and hope to get to bed by 2am (I'm not doing the first bout of driving so I'm not too worried...)

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We picked up our bikes yesterday.  I rode mine to the gym for my yoga class, and then back home.  AWESOME.   I mean, really.  It was great.  

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After some discussion, Sarah and I have decided to attempt the August Triathlon that I talked about previously in jest.  I am a Shape subscriber, and they have a 3 month Tri training.  So, here we go... Training starts Monday.  We'll be a little behind, since the training is for 12 weeks and we have... 10 until the competition, but we'll see...  All we can do is try... (Or should I say "Tri"!)

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We had the annual town fair, and were lucky enough to see some of the EMTs, including the Chief that was with us through so much.  It was great to see them.  He took pics of the kids and emailed them to the squad, and invited us to come in and visit with everyone.  It was sweet.  I'll have to post the video of the kids on the carousel (with Mommy and Daddy of course!) and of Daddy and Aunt Sarah on the swings (while Mommy and babies looked on). 

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Wish us luck on our trip!  Hopefully I'll find time to post in between visits, etc, but if not, I'm sure I'll have good stories when I get back on my (30th) birthday!

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Oh, and in truly awesome news, dear friends of us just learned that they are expecting... two days after Alexander's birthday.  I have to say that it is so sweet to imagine them cuddling a baby on his second birthday.  I know he's watching over their little one in a special way, and I couldnt be happier for them.  After such sadness in recent news, this just took me over the moon (and then some).

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Have a fun and safe trip! That should be quite and adventure and I can't wait to hear about it. I must say the word "brave" comes to mind when I hear of taking such a long trip with 8 1/2 month old babies :)

Paula said...

Have a great time on your trip! We can't wait to see you in August.

sonja said...

It was great seeing you Wednesday! Thanks again for the adorable outfits!! Hope you guys have a wonderful trip! Be safe!

Trennia said...

Have fun,praying for safe travel for yu all.Congrats to your friends!

Michelle said...

They are just beautiful! Good luck on the trip and the triathlon training!

Noelle said...

I hope that you have a wonderful time. It sounds fun!

I can't wait to hear your updates about your working out goals. I love that kind of stuff!

I wanted to thank you for the info about people not typically doing NST's until about 28 weeks. That made me feel SO MUCH BETTER!

You are an angel.

Just Breathe said...

Have the most wonderful safe trip.
When I read 8 1/2 months I was like OMG where is the time going!
Love the pictures. Have fun! I will keep all of you in my prayers.

AKD said...

I hope your trip is short and uneventful! I just love the pics of the kids - they are so adorable!

You're doing an awesome job with the working out - riding to the gym, that is dedication!! :)

c. said...

The babies are GORGEOUS, M. Happy trails to you. XO.

Dreams and False Alarms said...

look at those gorgeous baby's!

Cromdubh said...

Cute isn't the word!
I've been keeping an eye on the wrong blog, which seemed to have ended with mixed emotions in a park!
it's reckoned that this is the ideal age to travel with children, no are we there yet ad infinitum!
I think I would have opted for the Million dollar spit in the eye and taken a plane!
Tom