Flashback Friday

Girls Scouts.  I was one.  I adored it.  Here’s our troop on some field trip out in the unforgiving Alaskan tundra:

Hard core, eh?  Oooh if only we had Pinterest back then, think of the crafts we could have busied ourselves with!  Tweens nowadays have no idea how lucky they are!

And even though you didn’t ask, my favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Samoas, by a massive margin.  But, truth be told, they don’t hold a candle to homemade cookies.  What is your favorite kind?

Happy half-way through June!  Eat a cookie to celebrate summer, how ’bout?

Flashback Friday

So there’s this HUGE 10k race hosted in Boulder each year called the Bolder Boulder.  It’s always on Memorial Day and it’s insane.  It has such a large field of runners participating that the start waves go ALL morning long!  They actually set up a temporary store at the mall so you can pop in and register for the race.  Hubs and I decided to swing by on a whim during an afternoon bike ride a few weeks back, just to check out the tshirts.  Little did we know, we’d get lured into jumping on a treadmill and running TWO miles so we could qualify to get into a faster heat, all for free if we wore the shoes they provided!

Excuse my hair.  Hadn’t washed it in days because I’m disgustingly lazy.

It was not the most comfortable run donning jean shorts and a regular bra, but I’m so excited for all of hulabaloo this weekend!  It should be a good time, assuming we survive the 10k first.  It also reminded me of my last race in MN, also on Memorial Day, where I shuffled through a half marathon.  I can’t believe that was a year ago already!

Doing any running around this weekend?

Flashback Friday

A lot of my track kids made it to the State Meet this season; a success I am attributing to their incredible coaching staff, *cough* *cough*…

And today is Day 2 of the 3 day event.  I couldn’t be more proud, impressed, inspired by all of the student athletes – a few of their performances yesterday brought me to tears.  Now, I never competed at the State level myself so it’s a real treat to be here, soaking it all in.  I can’t help but be reminded of my high school track days, where I was quite the track star, winning numerous medals in the worst hair and scary-eyebrows events.  I was also fairly annoying, which left quite the legacy.  Here is a picture of my girls track team from 1994.  Can you spot me, Walmart shoes and all?

I’m pretty sure the hair is a dead (end) giveaway, but just in case it’s early and you haven’t had your coffee yet, I’ll give you a little help.

Almost twenty years later, another track picture and still rockin’ bad hair.  Thankfully, I’m in the waaay back.

Sorry for the crappy resolution, I had to take a picture of the picture because my printer/scanner combo is out of ink and therefore refuses to scan anything.  Isn’t that the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard?

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Friday

I know I’ve taken a small hiatus from the blog, but trust that I am still alive and consuming more sugar than I ought to, so don’t worry!


You weren’t even worried?


It’s Mother’s Day weekend and it’s only right to give some blog love to the very lady that sprouted my handsome brother and I from her uterus:  MamaP!

Love you so very very much, MamaP.  Happy Mother’s Day and thank you for all that you’ve done for me!

Of course, I need to give a shout out to my other mother of sorts:  My MIL Betsy:

Not only did she do an outstanding job of raising Hubs to be the most caring and kind man, but she churned out three more kids just as wonderful!  She is a stellar Mom and I am over the moon thankful for her.  Do your Moms right this weekend and tell them that you love them!

Photo credit: My sweet, Emily Griffith

Flashback Friday

Late!  Again!  So sorry, my days are zooming by because I spend my days at the track doing this instead of blogging:

Between taking splits and pictures and reapplying sunscreen and cheering until my voice disappears, I’m finding it hard to squeeze in time for the blog!  I have a track meet this afternoon and it’s going to be 90 degrees…Oy!  Please wish my kids happy race thoughts!

I hope you have a racy weekend yourself :)

Flashback Friday

33 years ago this week, MamaP was blessed with a beautiful, blonde, sweet little baby…

But first they pulled me out, a scrawny blotchy skinned red head chock full of drama, in an apparent Buy One Get One deal going on at the hospital:

Lucky her!

Flashback Friday

All that my all pink ensemble needed was a slammin’ accessory to kick it up a notch.  Mission accomplished.

That’s my great-grandma Amanda sitting next to me…she lived until she was 97!  The only cooky thing she did in her old age was try to answer the Dust Buster when she’d (vaguely) hear the phone ring.  A fair mistake for someone born in the 1800s!  :)

Why don’t you sit perched somewhere with a smirk – it’s Friday after all!