Monday, July 14, 2014

Annual Beach Trip

This year we went back to Port A and rented the purple house for our annual family beach trip.  We didn't leave as early as we had hoped Tues morning and we had a slight bumper snafu backing out of the driveway.  :sigh:  Otherwise the trip down went smoothly for having an almost 8 month old in the car.  I only had to squeeze myself between the two back seats and sit on a watermelon for 1.5 hrs of the drive, hand feeding my two kids snack after snack until Carsy fell asleep. 

It's hard work riding in a car.
We arrived a little after 3pm, unpacked, got the kids situated and prepared for dinner.  By the time everything was said and done it was too late to hit the beach.  It really takes a lot longer to do stuff when dealing with 3 young ones, two of them being less than 8 months old!

Ferry rides are fun!
We had really good weather the entire trip.  It only rained on us one morning, so we went to a sports bar to watch USA in the world cup, then hit the beach after lunch.  The water felt great but the seaweed was everywhere!  The bulldozers were pretty good about clearing the sand, but the first 5 ft of water was still jam packed with seaweed, it was like walking through a stew!  Ry didn't seem to mind, and as long as you could get past those first 5 ft then the water cleared up.  We only went out to eat a couple times during our stay.  We had one nice dinner out at Virginia's On The Bay, a lunch at Kody's sports bar and our last night there we had an awesome tempura shrimp dinner at the house.  Later that evening the grandparents watched the kids so we could hit up a few bars.  Sharkey's was a dud but the Salty Dog was a blast and the karaoke machine was rockin!  All in all a good trip, we only managed to get sunburned on our first day (ouch!).

Breakfast before beach 6/25
My nephew Mason!
1st time at the beach! 6/25/2014

Ry loved climbing the piles of smelly seaweed
building sand castles 6/25
Uncle Steve and Ry in the sand 6/25

all clean 6/25

Nice dinner out - Virginia's On The Bay

happy as a clam

Dolphin rider 6/25
Kody's sports bar and soccer/FIFA! 6/26
Ah the sea....6/26
beach babes 6/26
We like it under the pop up
Morning! 6/27
JAWS! 6/27

Mason finally liked the beach on the last day

cheesy grins
ready to surf the wake

Last day at Port A 6/27

beached babies 6/27

Extended Family Photos

My brother, SIL and their new baby Mason (only boy nephew!) came down for our annual trip to the beach at the end of June.  While they were here we decided to take some extended family pictures.  Luckily the photog we use for Carsyn's sessions was avail to handle all 11 of us.  :)  Color scheme worked out really well, just in time for 4th of July!

Pictures taken at Old Settlers Park 6/22/2014

Christina, Steve and Mason
Malek family
Freund/Malek/Freund family

The ladies
The guys

Ryland, Evan, Emma

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Maudie's Moonlight Margarita 5K

Pfelly Lane Runners! 7/12/2014

On a Thursday evening in early June, the girls from Pfville ran a HOT as H*LL race downtown. The race started at 8pm next to Lady Bird Lake, it was still 90 degrees out but felt like 98, plus there was no breeze on the race course!  I'm very heat sensitive so I was pretty worried about how I'd feel and how I'd perform for this race. was brutal. I made it through the race but really couldn't push myself any faster than what I did because I was over heating.  And then 45 mins later I crashed;  chills, issues breathing, thought I might pass friends were worried as I just did not look well.  Running in the heat is just not my thing.  Big thanks to Amanda who came back and ran the last 0.3 miles with Mary and I, thanks for pushing us!  They did have margaritas for all afterwards, but the line was so long we decided to leave without drinks and head to Torchy's for d@mn good tacos and beer.  ;)  Too bad I couldn't eat anything, I was trying hard to stay conscious!

Official chip time: 29:21, 9:24 pace
My Garmin: 29:23, Avg pace - 9:28
Mile 1 - 9:08, Mile 2 - 9:33, Mile 3 - 9:48 (felt like I was going to die, is this race over yet!?), last 0.1 - 0:53 (8:38 pace)
before the race and before the pain 7/12/2014

Evan Graduates HS!

Evan Graduated from Hendrickson Hawk High School and turned 18 on June 7th!  His ceremony was held downtown at the Frank Erwin Center.  Afterwards we celebrated with pizza and brews at Pinthouse Pizza.  We'll be throwing him a send off party later on this summer before he heads out to University of Houston.  We are so proud of you Evan!

Newly graduated!  7/7/2014