I miss blogging. Sure, I enjoy sharing little bits of my life with all of you (ie: Nonny), but even more than that, I miss having a regular journal to look back on. The other day, the boys were looking at old pictures and videos on the computer. It was so fun to hear them laugh at themselves and remember all of the fun they had on this occasion or that. The moment reminded me why I enjoy pictures, scrapbooks, and yes, blogs, so much in the first place-- it's all about creating memories.
So, in that spirit, I'm going to try harder to keep this online journal updated more regularly. And you, my bloggy friends, are welcome to read along.
It's October 1st-- I can't believe it! This year is flying by way too fast! We did have a very fun September, so I thought I'd document a few of our memorable moments tonight.
First off, the boys went back to school. Well, Thomas went back and Gordon started for the first time. Things are going really well in the school department. I feel very fortunate that both Tom and Gord love to learn and that they both enjoy participating in their classes. And look how cute they are on their first day!
Gordon was quite the celebrity on his first day of school, due in part to his charming personality, but mostly because of this...
Yep, that's right-- he broke his leg. It actually happened a couple of weeks before school, but he wore his cast until a couple of weeks ago. Despite the stress and anxiety, mostly felt by me, I think the whole broken leg mess may have actually taught us both a little bit of patience. Funny how that works sometimes.
Having a broken leg was a bit of a problem for Gordon's soccer team. I'm the coach (don't ask me how that happened, I'm still not sure!) and it has been kind of sad to have my own kid sitting on the sidelines. Luckily, he's back in motion and has been okayed to play in his last two games. Hopefully we'll get some good pictures to share!
Tom is playing soccer, too, and is on the "Meteors" team with one of his best friends, Nathaniel. These two are a couple of peas in a pod and they have a great time together. Neither is very aggressive when it comes to soccer, however, so we've resorted to bribing them for just kicking the ball. No goals have been scored yet (that would equal a giant king-sized candy bar!), but at least they're both trying. And most importantly, they're both having fun and being great sports!
As for me, I've been keeping busy with a few active outings of my own. A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I hiked Table Mountain, a pretty grueling, not-recommended-for-children hike on the West side of the Tetons. It was tough, and long (more than 12 miles total), but man, it was gorgeous. I'm talking about take-your-breath-away beautiful!
I did this hike once before-- I think I was 17-- so I *kind of* remembered how difficult it is. Even though I had seen it before, though, the view from the top of Table Rock was just as glorious and awe-inspiring as ever. I am sure that I don't want to wait another 13 years to do it again-- in fact, these ladies are already talking about next year.
Some of the same group also teamed up for Idaho Falls' 4th Annual Run for the Cure. It was a 5K and my goal was to run (er... jog....) the whole time. And yay-- I met my goal! I felt pretty good, too, and I think I may have gotten a decent time. I would post it, but the race organizers still haven't posted the results. LAME. It doesn't really matter, since my goal had nothing to do with time, but still.
That's about all I had time for this time-- it feels good to get a little bit caught up!