Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Off Season

During the spring and summer I admit that I spend a bit of time training. Somewhere between 10 and 12 hours a week. Not a lot compared to some people, but between juggling homeschooling, my printing business and the rest it sometimes seems like there is no time left over for another else.

So now that its the off season it has been nice to have some down time. I don't follow a structured swim/bike/run schedule over the winter. I just do what I want when I want, so that I stay in shape but prevent burning out and over training. If I feel like swimming I swim. TRX...sure why not. Doing nothing...yes, well actually no...truthfully I'm not very good at doing nothing. ( Except of course I amvery good at doing nothing if it involves a tropical beach and a cocktail but that is for another blog post)

So if I'm training less over the winter then what may you ask, am I doing with all this extra time?????

Well there has been some of this...


And a bit of this....


And this....(AKA the disco wreath)


And this one for Ciara....


And my personal favorite....


If you are noticing a particular color scheme here it is purely coincidental and has nothing to do with my A type personality :-) Now you understand what Matt has to deal with!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Big Moment.


Life is truly filled with landmarks. Today was one of those for Jack...and Matt and I.  Jack made his First Communion and Confirmation today. He is now considered an adult member of our Church community.  A big honor and a great responsibility. 

It was a really special day for him.He asked our neighbor Natalie to be his sponsor.  She was gracious and lovely as always.


We were lucky enough to have the Bishop at the lots of photo ops with the big Kahuna.


This was really one for the books.  Our last child is now a fully fledged member of the Catholic Church.  I'm happy and a little sad all at once :-)