Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Believe It Or Not...

We are still here, and we do still have the desire to blog.  The trouble over the last 3 months is that the desire to blog has not translated into actually blogging.  Like all of you, we have been busy and tired, and priorities at the end of the day shifted from blogging, to collapsing on the couch in a heap of exhaustion, and then staggering off the couch and up to bed sometime around 9pm.

It all started when I started a new job in January.  I got a contract for the winter semester teaching obstetrical nursing for a college program.  I loved (LOVED!!) it, but it translated into a lot of prep work, marking, and email answering.  Should have scored myself a phys ed gig I guess!  The minutes that I would typically steal to blog in were spent updating Blackboard, marking papers about breastfeeding and skin to skin, and answering panicked emails asking for extensions.

All sorts of other fun stuff has been going on in our household in the past few months as well.   I'm going to give you a little photo run down of what we've been up to!

There was a fun trip to the Raptors game that clearly contributed to their brief playoff stint.  Lucas has been very VERY into The Raptors this year.  It's too bad the officiating was so bad that they lost in the first round.  It was fun seeing Lucas so into it!

Leigh's junior team fared better then the Raps.  He coached them to a ROPSAA Championship!

There was A LOT of this.  Before all was said and done the snow on our front lawn covered about half the branches on the tree.

All that snow resulted in a spur of the moment decision to drive to Myrtle Beach for March Break.  We camped in Myrtle Beach State Park for 4 nights. We had so much fun.  We played at the beach and the park as much as we could.  Night time trips to the park with the lantern and headlamps to maximize our park time were a big hit!  It was a very welcome break from the snow and cold.  Runs on the beach in shorts and t-shirts are much more enjoyable then runs in -30+ windchills wearing 2 pairs of tights, shorts, and compression socks to keep my legs warm.  The day before we left it was 26 degrees C, when we crossed the border coming home, to a massive snowstorm, the temperature was -26 degrees C.  That is a 52 degree difference!

Lucas was just mildly excited to be able to play at the park!

We braved the cold and spent a morning at College Royal.  Here the boys are the the Teddy Bear Hospital.  Puppy had a broken tail that needed casting.  Elmo needed his heart fixed just like Cooper.  Convenient that Cooper still has not allowed us to take off Elmo's Sick Kids band.  He was all ready to go.

Oh...And what about running you ask?  Come on...Ask about running!  We are in week 16 of this little training plan.  That's right, we are in taper week for another marathon!  Bring on the carbs!

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