Friday, November 20, 2009

Morning in Zurich

I had a business trip in Zurich this week so I got up early and took a few photos before work. What a beautiful place!








Monday, November 16, 2009

Annabelle update

Just a quick update on Annabelle: On October 13 she weighed in at 12 lbs 9 oz. Yes, I realize that was over a month ago - just a bit behind on my record keeping.
She is still the sweetest thing ever with lots of smiles and laughs. She is starting to roll over (front to back) and is loving to grab and eat everything. She is already well traveled and is an angel through it all. Edison and Sophie are fabulous big siblings and love to play with her. Here are a few pictures from the last couple months:





Packing...again.



Fireworks - Guy Fox night!

Hell Run

Yay Daddy!!!
Yesterday Andy ran in the Hell Run (http://www.hellrunner.co.uk/index.htm) at Longmoor Camp in Hampshire. He really did great! The race was about 11 miles through a military camp on trails through rivers, bogs, sand dunes, and all kids of other stuff. (If you watch the video on the website you get an idea.) He finished in just under 2 hours and got up today without any trouble (we did use quite a bit of hydrogen peroxide on all his knee scrapes last night).
He has been running more the last few months doing some 5K and 10K races, but this one was quite a bit longer and much more rough. It all started with some friends at work getting him to sign up with them because they thought it looked "fun". In the end, the two friends weren't well and had to back out - so Andy did it alone, with his little fan club watching. Way to go!!


Before the race - so nice and clean!

The Bog of Doom!

Cheering the final stretch
Yes, that is mud all over his head, his socks were white, and that isn't just sweat.



Video of the Bog of Doom - he is just about to drop in (sorry about my screaming).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lemon Fresh

It's amazing how the tiniest sniff of something can immediately bring you back to your childhood. I just caught a whiff of the cleaning lady's steamy hot, lemony mop bucket and I immediately thought of Grammie.

When I was a kid she would wash all the hardwood floors once a week and the house would fill with the scent of 'clean'. Afterward she would make us a snack of mincemeat turnovers or brown sugar sandwiches. Oh, those were the days.