Summer 2011: Day 51

July 29th, 2011











Mt. Rushmore

Summer 2011: Day 49

July 27th, 2011











You know your friends are solid when….

Erik came over for dinner the other night.  He walked through the door and I greeted him with a, “I’m crabby and tired!”.  He simply started unbuttoning his shirt and said, “Well, this will make you feel better!”

Yup, it did.

Thanks Erik!


Summer 2011: Day 46

July 24th, 2011

Team Bitch Slayer

Originally uploaded by sellke

Jon, Nate and Becca take on the 70.3 for the first time.

I took on back to back 70.3 races.

We all made it through unscathed.

Congrats Team Bitch Slayer.

Summer 2011: Day 44

July 22nd, 2011










There is always something magical about meeting up with dear friends who you haven’t seen in years. When the friendship transcends years seen and space apart and you could sit in the cafe and talk forever, just as you did in college.

Those are lucky moments in time.

Summer 2011: Day 36

July 13th, 2011

And stick a fork in it!

Last night, CT’s All Star team played their last game. It was amazing, as far as Little League goes, they fought hard and kept them at bay until the bitter bitter end. The team played a great game, but it was a tough one to walk away from.

And in that walking away, I have seen my son grow more this year than in any other. This year he has show more depth of character, more compassion, more understanding than in year’s past. His ability to deal with life’s loses have grown exponentially.

I’m so proud of you CT. Bumps in the road will always be there and it is a joy to watch you navigate them with such grace.

BTW, it totally helps having your best friend there talking it all over with you.

Thanks Sam!

Summer 2011: Day 34

July 10th, 2011

Uncle Erik and Adam’s birthday party!

Summer 2011: Day 26

July 2nd, 2011

Tri Boyz of Summer off to Chisago to see how it all is roll’n.

Summer 2011: Day 20

June 28th, 2011

Started the day with the City of Lakes Tri Loppet!

Ended the day with KP’s last baseball game of the season and his best buddy Pete!

Summer 2011: Day 16

June 21st, 2011

The BIG kids welcome baby Ari into the hood.  Have you seen the hands on that kid?

Summer 2011: Day 15

June 21st, 2011

Jr. Golf League.  Holy shit…seriously, I can leave this bunch of hooligans at a golf course and everything is going to be ok?