Thursday, July 9, 2015
Roadtrip to WA: part 1 of 3
We listened to the second Harry Potter audio book on the way there and finished it a day or two after we arrived, while just driving around town. We also brought Elisabeth's Kindle Fire, a portable dvd player, and scott and I had our iphones, which mostly the little girls used to watch movies on netflix or play a game. My big kids can only do screen time for a very short period of time because too much screen time makes them (and me) get car sick, so we mostly listened to HP, and they all slept a little.
I've had a goal to run 3, 8-minute miles for the past oh, probably year. Scott and I have been doing one milers at that pace but as soon as I added in a second mile, they slowed to around 9 minutes. Today I'm pleased to announce that I ran 3 miles in 22 minutes and 43 seconds, faster than my goal! Granted I was at 150 ft above sea level rather than utahs 4500ft, but still so happy! And this guy here, my dad, is 88 and though he won't be able to run again until he's left this earthly existence, he is still getting around a lot better than most 88 year old people. Grateful to Heavenly Father for our bodies and continually amazed by all they can do!
Elisabeth and cousin Angelo also share their birthday with their late great grandpa Fred (who was an amazing musician/pianist, I might add). He was gone before they were born and we are almost certain he had a hand in sending them down on this day, June 29th, on purpose so they could share his special day and we'd better remember him. Happy birthday dear grandpa Fred, 12 year old Angelo, and 11 year old Elisabeth! Loving our time in WA surrounded by family.