Wednesday, January 05, 2011

November--Joshua's Baptism!

Joshua got baptized this November! In our church you have to be 8 years old to be baptized. We were so excited to have Grandpa Dave and Grandma Gail and Grandma Sandy here for it!


October was really busy. Joshua turned 8 (and was baptized) and I turned 30 (and ran my first 1/2 marathon).

Joshua opening presents in the morning. He loves sharks and loved this shirt.

We went bowling at NDSU and ate pizza outside afterward. It was a pretty exahausting day, because the party happened three hours after I finished the 1/2 marathon. Needless to say, I did NOT make a cake or giant cookie but went to Cashwise and bought bakery cupcakes.

I ran the 1/2 marathon with my friend Angie. I have to say I would have stopped to walk if it wasn't for her, but we ran the WHOLE way without stopping and finished at 2 hrs 15 min.

The kids cheering me on:

Angie and I at mile 5. We were feeling really great. In fact, I thought at this point "no problem, sign me up for the 1/2 in May.

Near the finish line. At this point I was ready to be done!

I love love love the races here in Fargo. The crowds are great. Everyone comes out to cheer. There was even a bagpipe band. This man had jingle bells and shared with Joshua. We're so lucky to live in such a great community!

And of course, Halloween!

August (Well, the rest of it)

Whitney's birthday and the start of school (they always happen within days of each other). This year, school happened the day before Whitney's birthday, so she was technically 5 when she started grade one this year (well, for one day!)

Whitney's birthday:

Before school we let her open presents from us

On the weekend she had her party (she made necklaces with her friends--birthday cookie chez moi)

Joshua lost a tooth

And we replaced our hideous dusty rose carpet with bamboo. We love it!

Before (all of the furniture cleared out minus the couch)


Time to catch up on 2010

I can't believe it's 2011 already. I haven't posted since August, so I guess it's time for a little catch up!