Monday, March 03, 2008
We are here!!
(Note the comparison of this picture to the one in my header from one year ago.)
We made it safely to Texas and are enjoying the weather .... though today it was only 52 degrees.
Here we are at our first dinner stop. We got them backpacks. Lily was thrilled ... Jason, not so much.
Our trip down was as good as could be expected. We did the drive in two days. After the first night we decided that we didn't care if the kids had to go to bed in the car for a bit we weren't going to stop to only drive another 3 hours the next day. The first night we both ended up sleeping w/ a baby and Lily was up and ready to rock and roll at 5:45am. JOY! Karen.. the good news is that they did eventually nap in the car.
Here is a post jammies ready for the last leg of the trip.
We were at the park at 8am the first morning we were here. They were READY to run. Jason has taken to saying "no pictures" (which he is doing here) and Lily runs EVERYWHERE!
We are having a good time and they slept for 11 hours last night... finally starting to catch up after readjusting to the condo, Lily's travels and our trip down. I would love a repeat performance tonight, but I never count on consecutive nights. :) I've learned my lesson! We are now sitting in the room w/ them allowing Jason to start to fall asleep to avoid his now LONG LOUD screaming fits when we put them down. I'm not sure what's up with that, but Tom started just going in and sitting in the room until Jason settled down and just about fell asleep. I think it's somewhat confusing and distracting for Lily so far, but hopefully it will work for both of them.
I'm having a REALLY hard time getting in the groove to train for my race. I was in a really great space before I took the trip to Portland, but now I am all screwed up and totally unmotivated and kind of wondering what the hell I was thinking signing up for this thing. It's not just about me anymore. Now their are kids and others (to watch the kids) involved in me needing to go out and ride my bike for 2.5 hours. CRAP CRAP CRAP. Well I'll see it through and be done w/ the long stuff. I'll stick to half marathons and sprint tris after this!
I have limited internet access as we can't figure out how to get my parent's wifi to work (I think they forgot the password) and the room w/ the computer in it is the room the kids sleep in.... so if I'm slow at getting back to you that's why.. that or I'm out riding my FREAKIN' bike, swimming or running... or a combo.
Oh and before signing off I have to let Tom know (b/c he will be SO excited) that the kids got their first pair of crocs today!