Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Catching up

Summer is nearly over - I can hardly believe it.  Lots of things to catch up on around here.

The kids had some excitement the day before Max's birthday when they spotted a brush fire and helped put it out. { I stole this picture from Michelle's facebook page :-) }

Then of course it was Max's birthday.....12...last year before I have another teenager.

Ciara and Natalie made him an awesome soccer themed birthday cake.

And I felt a little like it was my birthday too. Just before we went on our RV trip I found out that I had been sponsored by Timex.  So I am now officially part of the Timex Factory Team which is very exciting.  I received my first box of goodies in the mail...just like a big birthday present. It included a new watch which came in very handy since my old one was ready for retirement.

Somewhere in there Michelle and I did the Long Bridge Swim. A 1.76 mile open water swim across Lake Pend Oreille. This is why they don't call it the short bridge swim...um...because is it LONG.


Of course we had our usual group of awesome supporters. Umm....ok so they were having breakfast at this stage.


But they did come out and take some great photos and cheer us all the way along the bridge.

This photo was so funny. I was swimming along and then I heard all this yelling and cheering and as I turned to breath I looked up and saw them all directly above me on the bridge.  I really am so lucky to have family and friends that are willing to come out and cheer me on when they would rather be sleeping in.


It was a super fun swim. The water was clear and NOT cold...always happy about that. There was a little bit of a swell in the middle but nothing too bad. Made it to the finish in 1:05. Let's not talk about the little detour I took. Let's just call it sightseeing.

And I wore my new Timex watch....the most comfortable sports watch I have ever worn.  When you have chicken arms like me there are not a lot of sports watches that fit my wrist properly.  This one is awesome...and cute...because cuteness DOES count.


Michelle made the swim look easy. She looks like she could go out and do it all over again.



  1. I love how you can fit 25 things in a post and still keep it short.
    My comment will probably be longer than your post. ;)

    Anyhow, sightseeing. Yes. Let's call it that. :P You still made great time even with your "I did the Longer than Anyone Else Did Long Bridge Swim."

    I love that you are sponsored by Timex because it means I never have to be lane leader ever. And it gives me hope that M&M's will catch on and sponsor you, too.

    I love the shot of you at the end of the swim with the lake behind you. I did not get a shot like that (my family just wasn't thinking about how the quality of my blog post would suffer, I guess).

    All in all... awesome post. Awesome summer. Can't believe it's almost over. :(

  2. Congrats on Timex, and that swim looks fun!

  3. So does this mean you will wear TIMEX or TEAM BLAZE at IRONMAN. We are going to have to plan our meeting time as it gets closer. I can't believe it is creeping up on us. Looks like you have been building confidence and speed in the water! Watch out Tempe Town Lake!