Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Happy Thanksgiving! It was a great weekend of food and family and fun. Anna, Colin and Parker arrived on Wednesday and we spent the afternoon playing BALL and chasing Parker around the house. Dad and Joyce joined us for dinner and Wii that night.

On Thursday, we went to the club for lunch. There was enough food for an army. Our favorites: the oyster dressing, roast beef, turkey and mashed taters.

The dessert bar was incredible. Everything from chocolate mousse cake to apple caramel cheesecake; from peppermint ice cream to pecan pie. The highest rated: chocolate bread pudding.

Afterwards, we sat on the front porch and tried to relax. Here are Johnny Cash, Joyce and Anna watching as Parker sleeps in the car.

On Friday, Anna, Colin, Parker and I went to the Aquarium. It was amazing. We were able to see alligators, pet horseshoe crabs and listen to the divers laugh underwater. Parker went to each exhibit and sat for pictures.

Looks like Anna and the gator are smiling for the camera:

This is what Anna and Parker are going to use for their Christmas cards this year!

Here we are squinting by the school of air fish outside the aquarium.

Here is the only nap Parker got all weekend:

This is out of order, but this is Parker playing buh-BALL with Colin on Wednesday afternoon:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Battleship Half Marathon and 5K 2007

Hooray! On Sunday, Amy Sawyer and I competed in the Battleship Half Marathon & 5K! My official 5K time was 31:06! Amy finished the HALF MARATHON in 2:14:13!!! Wow! A personal best! It was a beautiful day for a run. It was chilly (38 at the start) and a little breezy - but the sun warmed things up and the day was beautiful.

Amy's run took her from the USS North Carolina over the Isabel Holmes Bridge, through downtown Wilmington, around Greenfield Park, over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and back to the Battleship. Incredible.

Here she is at the 13 mile mark - only .1 to go!

Still smiling!

....and there she goes!

Awesome job! She earned her second Half Marathon Medal.

I am so proud of Amy and impressed with her dedication and determination. She trained HARD!She was consistent every week of training - despite Widespread Shows, backaches, drop-outs like me and the long, hot summer - she perservered.

Her stick-to-itive-ness is heroic.




Saturday, November 3, 2007


Congrats to Steve and Christy Nix! Noah Nix was born at 12:18am on the morning of October 25!