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36 Years

This morning started out pretty much like any other Sunday morning – Brooke, who was sleeping beside me, woke up and reached out to me: “Mommy, I’m thirsty…. Mommy…. Mommy! I.AM.THIRSTY!”

Except it wasn’t JUST any Sunday – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

And it got better and better as the day went on thanks to all of you!

Birthday Wishes

My day totally kicked butt!

Hubby got up early and went out for a bike ride on his new bike. If you know my hubby you also know that this is a BIG deal – he hasn’t been very active since Amber was born because juggling 3 kids at bed time has interfered with his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. I’m so happy that he’s being active again! There’s something so sexy about him when he’s wearing workout gear & sweaty from exercising (yeah – I’m weird like that).

Then when he got back from his ride, I took off for my run. I didn’t run nearly as far as I had hoped to because the heat played mind games with me: 3.81 k. Afterwards I swam laps for 20min in the pool (perhaps I should train for a tri?), played with the kids in the pool and introduced Amber to the pool:

Amber's first time in the pool

We are so happy that the pool is FINALLY open! We bought this house, an older home, four yrs ago and found out when we opened the pool that it was in bad need of some TLC – this year we had the liner replaced and had been waiting 6 wks for the work to be completed – today was our first day in and we really took advantage of it… we spent 4 hrs swimming! 90 min the am, 90 min in the afternoon and another 60 min after dinner! My kids will be growing gills by the end of the summer.

All in all this has been the best birthday in all of my 36 years because of how active we were as a family – hubby and I both got our solo workouts in, and we spent lots of time exercising and having fun together. LOVE!

Question/sharing: What activities do you enjoy doing as a family?


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  • Amy
    July 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!
    The family and I spent 4 and a half hours at an aquatic center yesterday, so much fun! We love to ride bikes and walk the neighborhood, as well. And…we all love to eat ice cream. Hence the need for all the swimming, biking and walking…

    • Janice
      July 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks Amy! Sounds like you had a fabulous day too!

  • Julie Boyer
    July 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Oh yeah, you are definitely training for a tri!!! Love your pool BTW. You guys are really blessed. What a wonderful home and a beautiful family.


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