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ahhhh the midwest

I first came to small town Iowa in 2000…Ryan tried to prepare me…but the truth is it was just one of those things that you need to experience.  There are certainly things I look forward to when we come out here.  Namely the slowing down and enjoying the time with Read more

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Copper Creek Sprint Tri

Since Mooseman was my big race…I have been trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the summer.  I had picked the Tex/Mex and Copper Creek to do as FUN races to round out June. Typically in IA I try to race Hy-Vee but they changed the Read more

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We are here

We are in IA…..it was a LONG ride and full of adventures.  Namely Jackson pooped through every single outfit on the way out here.  He also perfected the getmeoutofthecarrightnow scream..oh about 3 hours into said trip.  Lots to write about but for now…this is how we feel about being out Read more

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Tex/Mex 5k Race

The odds were probably stacked against me to PR  Nevermind the fact that the I went to pick up my bib and they did not have my registration yesterday.  The really nice Race Director told me that if I handed out shirts for the hour before the race she would Read more

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Toronto!!!!

What a BLAST!!!!  Ryan and I figured out on the way to Toronto that 2007 was the last time when we went away together for a night without the kids….it was LOOOOOOONG overdue.  We slept, watched movies, got stopped and pulled over by border patrol, went to a great wedding, Read more

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Graduation

Aly graduated from preschool last Thursday.  You can see that the robe did not stay on long since is really was not fashion conscious.  They had a cute little ceremony at school. and then some cupcakes afterwards…then we took off to Toronto!

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at the ZOO!

We headed to the zoo this am with friends.  We LOVE the zoo.  I think we went 8 times last summer.  The kids like it because there is so much to do besides just watching the animals.  They can ride the camels and horses. I was not sure how Jackson Read more

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and the band plays on…

So I set my trainer up on the deck since the weather was really nice.  The plan was that I was going to ride while Jackson was down for his afternoon nap.  Aly had other plans…she decided that they were going to play music while I rode…. That lasted all Read more

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Riveting news!

Our garden is OUT OF CONTROL…a huge problem that I planted things to close together.  I never claimed to have a green thumb.  In addition, I am married to someone from IA who has some farm background in him..and he tells me now.  Thankyouverymuch for the unsolictedadvice after the fact. Read more

By Stacey, ago
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R.A.N.D.O.M

A bunch of random things to catch up on… R – Racing…I have not done a whole lot since Mooseman and am not sure what I am going to do for the rest of the summer.  The fun news is I have a 5k in two weeks that ends with Read more

By Stacey, ago