Monday, November 9, 2009


We spent Halloween in South Carolina with Tim and Laisa. Here is John with Alex and Tim with Bree. Alex is a hotdog...and Bree made such a cute little monster!

Nathan had to join the picture. He's a monkey! He did so good trick or treating-he actually said it this year instead of just holding out the bag for candy. He was ringing the doorbell/knocking until he got majorly scared at one house--this kid dressed up as "the reaper" with the mask on came out from behind some bushes looking pretty scary with a bowl of candy. Nathan freaked out and ran away to hide behind Tim. The scary kid startled us all but it was pretty funny to see Nathan freak out. He wouldn't go up to any doors by himself after that!

Alex did not like the hot dog costume. It was probably a little warm for SC.

Nathan fell asleep on our way back to the hotel after trick or treating. He has his bag of candy in his lap.

Just a few more pictures of my cute monkey when we got home! I didn't really get a good one on Halloween cause I was a little brain dead and tired after all that running...

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Greenville, SC

We went out to an Apple Orchard (in North Carolina) with Laisa the day before the race.

The goats did lick Nathan's hand when he fed them, he thought it was pretty gross!

In Nathan's words, "Alex not happy..."

We ate at Sticky Fingers in downtown Greenville, YUMMY! This was my yummy meal after the race and a couple hours of rest.

Checking one another out, so cute!

We got to roast some marshmallows and make s'mores the night before we left, brought back some good memories of South Pas. We had great time on our little vacation! Thanks Tim and Laisa!

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Half Marathon :)

Just minutes before the race started with Laisa and her brother Andy. I only ran with them for the first 10 minutes or so and then I took my slower pace. :) I ran it in about 2 hours and 38 minutes. I would have liked to have run the entire way, but I started walking the uphills since there were so MANY! I finished it though and I wasn't last...that was my main goal.

Me and Laisa after the race. I was so hungry I grabbed food and water before I even met up with anyone...I think I might have even had food in my mouth when this picture was taken :) At this point, it felt better to jog or sit than to just walk or stand. WEIRD. I'm not really sure how people run Marathons or complete the Ironman competitions. It's crazy!

John got this picture of me just as I'm getting near the finish line. YAY! Overall it was a good experience, though I'm not sure I'll do it again yet...

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