Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Well......It's About Time!!!

They say there is way more joy in the journey than in the final, following true to that adage, we've been ENJOYING OUR JOURNEY!!! I used to be so good at keeping this updated, alas, life has caught up with me, and I've gotten myself behind once again! For those of you who follow me on Facebook - you've seen what we've been up to! So, to fill the rest in on our happenings, I've added some pictures, in no particular order, to get you up to speed on the Mitchell household!

I ran my first HALF MARATHON in late stinkin' hot weather! But I did it! Now....on to the next!

Nana came for a visit in early September, and we had a ball wrestling, shopping, playing cards....and all around enjoying time with her!

Porter and Tess chillin' with Nana!

We drove down to Tucson too see my grandparents for Labor Day, and while we were there......Brandon and I ran the Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8 Miler. We had a ball running together and enjoying the scenery in the park.

Here we are coming across the finish line!!

There's nothing better on a HOT DAY in Arizona, than sugary, frozen treats! Tess, Porter and Owen are chowing down!

Thanks to our good friends, Chris and Becky, we've found our new favorite hot spot in town.....San Tan's a yummy place to hang outside or inside and eat. We had to take Barb when she was here. We knew she'd love the country atmosphere. We even went back late one night so we could do some mean country dancing!

Tess' dance group had the opportunity to dance at the Diamondbacks game on September 21st. It was so much fun to see her out on the field doing their number! Here she is with her two besties from class....Kynslee and Gabrielle.

As most of you know, Brandon and I have dived in head first into the much loved outdoor fitness world here in Arizona. Brandon swam in a 2,000 meter race a few weeks ago, and finished good and strong! We were so proud of him.....2,000 meters is a LONG swim! I'll keep you posted......he got his birthday present a few weeks early......and is now the proud owner of a fancy new road for news of his first triathlon coming soon!

The kids are all doing really well. Porter and Tess are both excelling like crazy at school, and we're happy to report that 9 weeks into the school year, no one has gotten sick! knock on wood..... Owen is enjoying all the activity and energy that the older kids bring home. He loves working on his letter sounds with Tess as she practices hers. I've got 15 weeks till my marathon and am looking forward to completing that!

We hope everyone is doing well and happy! We love and miss you all!!