Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Projects & a 1/2 Marathon!

It's funny to think that at the beginning of the summer, or calendar was pretty empty. We sure filled that up as the days went by! It seems like we didn't have a whole lot going on, but my opinion of that changed as I looked through all these pictures from the last month!

The last week of August, my friend Liz came to visit and was finally able to meet and spend some time with Quincy! They hit it off right away - he loved her!

Liz helped me prep for an upcoming baby shower I was hosting that weekend.

Becky's Baby Shower was a success! Holly came in town to co-host it with me, and she made all the fabulous (& insanely delicious) food. I was in charge of decorations and my project - the dessert table!

(Most of these pictures were taken by Becky's Aunt Chris who is an awesome photographer)

Sweet Makena!

Three Generations

My mom finally got to meet her!

Quincy found the cutest girls to sit with (of course)

The Three Musketeers

Becky with her mom

Becky and Scott comparing baby bumps

We celebrated my 31st birthday with family

We took advantage of a really cool Sunday morning to visit the McCormick Railroad Park in Scottsdale. After about 40 minutes of fun, it started to get hot! We can't wait until mid-October!

Labor Day was spent with friends

Charissa, Christina and I are all pregnant with our 2nd child at the same time, so we thought this was a great photo op.

Quincy & Garrett love hugs!

And I love Sydney!!

Denise came in town from Cali, so we spent some time with her and her mom at Scottsdale Fashion Square. I love these women!!

Ryan, one of Solon's best friends, came in from Chicago to attend the Iowa Vs. UA game down in Tucson. It had been a long time since Uncle Ryan saw Quincy, so they spent some time getting reacquainted.

So, even though Iowa lost, the silver lining was that Solon, Marsielle, Ryan and his dad Mike were on ESPN!!! I can't believe I missed it - but check out this screen grab! So cool.

The reason why I wasn't at the game with the boys, was because I had my first "official" event with Undeniably Sweet Events, a company that my friend Christy has started and has asked me to join along for the ride! Here are a few sneak peeks of what we did, and you will be able to see more as soon as we launch our website (Coming Soon!).

I took these pictures with my camera; I can't wait to see how the professional pics turned out!

Bath time!

Quincy loves wearing Daddy's ties

Quincy rockin' his Daddy's sweatband

Look at those curls

Finally, Solon had set out this year to compete in his first 1/2 marathon. He set the goal, trained consistently, and this past Saturday we were up in Flagstaff for the main event!

The weather was perfect for the Flagstaff Marathon - but this wasn't just any marathon. The runners had to run through the forest, on all types of terrain, through small paths, and up and down steep hills, at an elevation of 7000 feet higher than Phoenix. Solon was only used to running on pavement or a treadmill, so this was quite a challenge. He set his goal to complete 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 30 minutes, and he beat his goal by 18 minutes! Actual time he crossed the finish line was 2:12:24 - HE DID IT!!! I was so proud of him!! Here's a picture of Solon with our friend Darrell, and their Finisher's Medals - great job guys!

So, as you can see, the last 5 weeks or so ended up being really full of wonderful things! And with the weather cooling off, there will be many more memories to be made before the end of the year. More pics to come soon!

1 comment:

The Skeehan Family said...

Your first official event looks AMAZING!! I am uber impressed. Nicely done mama! :)

And congrats Solon - what an accomplishment!!!