Monday, March 31, 2008

March Madness

Ok, this actually has nothing to do with the real March Madness (although, if you must know I am beating Mickey and Drew pretty badly). Anyway, this month has been very eventful. First, all of Drew's siblings and their families traveled back to Colorado for a surprise party for his parents' 60th birthdays. It was a blast! They had no idea, and it was so fun being with everybody.
Actually the week before we left for Colorado was pretty crazy. Who ever planned having Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and parent teacher conferences in the same week is in trouble with me. Although, we did do a lot of fun things, but it was definitely a lot of work.
Then came the triathlon. It was really fun, and also really cold and windy. Luckily they switched the events around so that swimming was at the end. Which apparently messed me up a little because at the transition area I forgot to grab my goggles. I could see the look on people's faces, they were saying, "why would you do a triathlon without goggles? What an amateur." I think that I did the best on the run part. When I was on the bike going up some pretty nice hills against the wind I was pretty sure I could have ran faster than biked. I am really excited to do one in the warmth of the summer. Here are some pics from the month.
Here is a reinactment of the surprise. If you want to see the actual surprise on video go to the Foster homepage.

I thought it was important to show the sub Drew and I got the family for lunch. It was huge even for the whole family. King Soopers treats you right baby.

We made leprechaun traps on St. Patrick's Day. And it was so fun. They are so creative. During lunch I put gold sparkles and candy in their traps. Some are still wondering if it was me, but for the most part they were soo excited!

Of course the boys built an army base. The little signs say Gold.

And here are the girls welcoming the leprechauns with a nice hot tub.

We made our very own Blarney Stones.

I wrote this on the board. And they went nuts. Don't worry I wrote it with my left hand so there was no suspicion.

Here is my friend Brooke who invited me to do the race. We went on a bike ride a week before and she took a "little" spill. Ironically she had just gotten her bike and named it Lucky. It was the first time she had ridden it. Not so lucky. She did break her elbow, and she is quite the trooper. Love you Brooke!! This is the night of the accident.

This is me a little nervous and a little cold, before the start.
This is right before the run. (We ran, then biked, then swam)

Here I am right after I finished.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


My friend Emily tagged me, so here ya go. It's pretty thrilling so get ready.

A: Attached or single: Attached

B: Best friend(s): Of course my hubs (ladies, you know who you are).

C: Cake or Pie: Pie, unless it’s icecream cake.

D: Day of choice: Saturday’s, especially if Drew is here.

E: Essential Item: toothbrush or scriptures. I don’t mean to put toothbrush in front of scriptures but come on it’s important to brush. I am getting prepared to be the wife of a dentist.

F: Favorite Color: I used to think blue but I am noticing I am drawn to red.

G: Gummi Bears or Worms: Well I like to bite the bears limbs off. I know gruesome.

H: Hometown: Littleton, CO

I: Indulgence(s): Drew informed me last night that I have an obsession with cookies and cream icecream. Like I didn’t already know that.

Just look at that!

J: January or July: January 9th to be exact.

K: Kids: 26 (ok, I can’t exactly claim them as my own).

L: Life is incomplete without: cookies and cream, and Drew.

M: Marriage Date: 12/30/06

N: Number of siblings: 1 sister

O: Oranges or Apples: Apples, with a little peanut butter.

P: Phobias or fears: spiders, weirdos

Q: Quote(s): Holding a grudge is like drinking poison hoping someone else dies from it.

R: Reason To Smile: Thinking about my husband dancing:) He is hilarious.

S: Season: Fall, the leaves are amazing.

T: Tag: Brooke, Dana, Susan

U: Unknown Fact about Me: I try to plan my life around “The Office”

V: Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: meat lover baby!

W: Worst Habit: Pretending that I am listening and I’m not. It’s really a skill. Sorry if I have done it to you, but you probably have no idea, that’s how good I am.

X: X-rays or Ultrasounds: What kind of question is this? Umm I guess I hope to have an ultrasound before I have an X-ray.

Y: Your favorite Food: Mexican

Z: Zodiac: Capricorn

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Why Is Exercise So Great?

I am running a half marathon in May that I am starting to get ready for, and my friend invited me to do a triatholon at the end of March. Am I ready for that? NO. Have I been swimming or biking lately? NO. BUT I am now in training. I am really excited for these events.

I don't know what it is about running and working out in general. I think I NEED it to stay sane. For instance today I had run out of patience and energy completely. I came home and went running and felt so much better. I reminded myself of how I love my job, and my kids, and I was again ready to tackle another day.