Summer Fun

Summer Fun

I realized I never gave an update on the triathlon, and so I thought while I was doing that, I would give a general update on life, Kirby and how our summer is going. So, let’s start with my FIRST Olympic distance triathlon! On May 30, Dave and I both...
Whole 30, Triathlon Training and Contentment

Whole 30, Triathlon Training and Contentment

Well, this update is a bit overdue… it’s now been 50 days since I posted on the blog! As much as I would love to post more, I am accepting the reality of the life I live, with being a full-time mom and also working part-time from home. There’s just...
Whole 30 Challenge

Whole 30 Challenge

Well, it’s April 1. Day one of my first Whole30 challenge. (And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke.) Some or even most of you may have heard of the Whole30 before… it’s a relatively restrictive diet where, for the next 30 days, I will be eating REAL food....
The Ultimate Pi Day

The Ultimate Pi Day

Every year, Dave and I celebrate our anniversary with a pie. We got married on Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14 = pi). And this year, the tradition continued with a delicious apple pie: Also, it’s worth noting that 2015 gave us the most accurate Pi Day we will have...
A Brave New World (of Motherhood)

A Brave New World (of Motherhood)

Perhaps you’re thinking that I haven’t posted on the blog because I’ve been so busy in my new role as a mom. (Perhaps I flatter myself to think anyone has noticed the month or more of silence…) You’d be wrong to think that I’m crazy swamped with our sweet little...
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Welcome Kirby Elizabeth!

Welcome Kirby Elizabeth!

It’s been a while since our last post… a few things happened, you know. Yesterday marks three weeks since the birth of our daughter, Kirby Elizabeth. She was born on Christmas Eve at 3:35 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. We are excited to finally be parents!  ...
Inappropriate Pregnancy Commentary

Inappropriate Pregnancy Commentary

So, I am officially four days out from Baby G’s due date, and I thought this would be a great time to give a tribute to all the highly unnecessary commentary every pregnant woman is bound to receive at some point during those long nine months. For those who have been pregnant, or who have been married...
The Transition Continues

The Transition Continues

Well, in the past two months, we’ve made some major purchases that have increased our awareness about our return to “normal life.” Part of it has been in preparation for welcoming our new baby (just a few weeks to go now!), and part of it has just been part of life at home. Let’s start...
Babymoon in Asheville

Babymoon in Asheville

Well, Baby Garth will be here before we know it–in less than two months’ time we should be holding our little one! So we wanted to take advantage of our last season of travel minus children. We decided to head to Asheville, North Carolina, for an extended weekend of enjoying fall weather and colors. We...
One Year Later: A Look Back

One Year Later: A Look Back

This day last year was a big one for us. We woke up in Kiesel Park in Auburn, just miles away from the triumphant finish of our two-year cycling journey. We were met by family and friends, some of whom rode in with us from Kiesel, others who met us at the ending point of...
Saving for Your Big Dream

Saving for Your Big Dream

Today is the day of departure for our friends Thomas and Estelle. (Check out their web site at intothewheel.com!) Thomas and Estelle were our Warmshowers hosts in Paris, and the few days we spent in their home ended up being one of the best hosting experiences we had over the course of our whole journey....