Wednesday, August 25, 2010

End Of Summer

Summer ended this week for Jared. He started school on Monday. This year seems like it shouldn't be too tough, but seeing as I am not the one taking the classes, it is pretty easy for me to so that:)

We had a great summer. I know I was suppose to put up more pictures, but we have been trying to do as much non computer stuff as possible. We didn't really get outside as much as I would have liked to because the 'sketers (mosquitoes) have been HORRIBLE this year. They love Emma. Any time she gets a bite it gets huge and swollen. Even with bug spray. Natural and chemically enhanced. Oh well.

So, we have been enjoying our time playing, reading, crafting, and cooking.

The few times we venture out is typically for walking, running, or biking. Emma has come to love running. She can run almost an entire block (not around the block, but from one street to the next). We walk across the street, then she is off again. We typically manage just under a mile right now.

For the bike rides, she rides in her buggy, which helps keep the bugs off of her. She does really well considering we bike for about an hour.

If you haven't noticed, we have had a theme for the second half of our summer: Getting Healthy and Fit.

As a family we have been trying to eat healthier (which has been a little tough because we eat pretty healthy to begin with), sleep better, and get more exercise.

I would have to say that watching my sister get up and run 5 miles a few of the days we where out there helped prompt me to get my but in gear. That and I became addicted to the magazine Runners World. Lots of great info for newbies and veteran runners.

I know this post has been a bit of a ramble, but I hope to start doing regular posts again soon. I doubt they will be weekly, but I would like to get something out at least once a month.

I hope everyone had a great summer!