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Saturday, June 23, 2007

July 18, 2007

For those of you who have been interested in seeing the infamous scooter, I attached a couple of pictures. I try to drive it to work every day during the summer while the weather is nice. I used to ride it in the winter when I worked downtown, but that was only a 3 mile trip. My new job is 10 or 12 miles away, and I don't know if I can handle the cold for that long.

Memorial Day Weekend:

Obviously, I'm behind on my blogging, so I am trying to catch up. We had the best Memorial Day almost ever. We went to Mississippi with our friends Kris and Brigitte Lange. They are both from Iuka, Miss. We stayed with Brigitte's parents and had an amazing time. We went to the beach at Pickwick Park, rode our bikes around Shiloh National Military Park, went canoing at Tishomingo State Park and went to Brigitte's family reunion and fish fry. We experienced some real Mississippi hospitality.

We also brought the dogs on their first road trip. We brought our two dogs, Kris and Brigitte brought their two dogs, and Brigitte's parents have four dogs. It was a zoo. Maddie and Hubble went a little nuts with all of the land they had to run in. Maddie dove into the pond and loved it.

Maddie and Hubble are tired after their trip.

Kris and Brigitte Lange after our boating excursion.

June 28, 2007

I have included below the rest of the photos from the Country Music Marathon. This may not interest any of you, but it was such a dynamic event. There were almost 30,000 runners total, which was quite a sight to see. People dressed up in costumes, they said "thank you for being here" as we cheered them on, and they smiled a lot more than I would have in the situation.
This was the crowd of half-marathoners. The full marathoners have just split off, so this is not even everyone!

Elvis worked very hard to separate the half from the full marathoners.

Elvis working hard with his bull-horn.

And Minnie Pearl was there, too! Can you believe this guy ran 13 miles with a wig, hat and dress?! And, I thought running 13 miles without being chased was crazy...

These girls had fun together in their matching princess outfits.

June 25, 2007

I am such a bad blogger. We have had technology problems at our house recently. Dan's computer was out of commission for a while, which set me back on our updates. I also got a new job (more to come on that), which has kept me busier than I ever imagined.

But, first thing's first. On April 27, 2007, my brother Jeff and his wife came to town for Jeff to run the Country Music Marathon. It was his first, and he was a real trooper. He was completely awake and alert at the end, which I did not expect at all. I thought he would collapse in a heap of confusion after running 26 miles.

The weather originally cooperated, but the sun came out half-way through and slowed everyone down. We had a really fun weekend just hanging out and enjoying Nashville. Here are some pictures of Jeff (he's wearing the purple tank). More of the race itself to come...