Wednesday, August 17, 2011

13 years

Niles and I celebrated our 13th anniversary this past July. It seems like yesterday we were headed out to Arizona for graduate school after our wedding! How the time has flown by. It has been a wonderful and fulfilling 13 years with many more great times ahead. We spent our anniversary at The Garden of the Gods with our kids. It was a perfect activity for the day - We loved it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer swim team

This year we convinced the twins that it would be fun to wake up early and swim laps in cold water for an hour every morning.:) They were only fooled the first time. The rest of the time they were bribed with Krispy Kreme donuts and threatened with having to return their hard earned reading money if they didn't stay in the water. You win some - you lose some. As the weather improved, so did their swimming experience. They ended up loving the swim meets (they're a bit competitive) and managed to withstand the torture of practice . All in all, it was a good experience that left them better swimmers and taught them they can do hard things. I'm curious to see what next swim season will bring!