Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pooh Corner

Oooh boy. I am home a few short minutes from a run with Stephanie. Although we did not do our "usual" run ie: I did not torture Stephanie with the route we run ALL THE TIME; it was a fabulous run nonetheless. As it turns out, it is probably better that we ran on neutral ground with little familiarity. That would have been a lot harder.

We have had the best runs together, and some not so great runs. The "hobble gobble" goes down as an epic run. Steph and I decided to run Thanksgiving morning after working night shift. Now, some of you may think running is wacky, and night shift wackier, and the combo inconceivable. Hopefully most of you will see the complete clarity of it all. Anyway, midway of our run we saw a chicken meandering around the lawn of a very beautiful home. That struck us as very hilarious and thought that of all things, the chicken was having the best day of everyone! It was all crazy from then on. There was also the runs in the extreme weather-stepping into near waist deep puddles along Knott street (so we decided to not run Knott), late evenings, wind, sun, even snow and ice. I would run in any condition to run with Stephanie. Today was one of those days that I did not want the run to end. Usually I get to the point of being tired, hot, thirsty, etc. but today I could have run all day just to be running with Stephanie.

Love all around

Guten Morgen! We are wrapping up our stateside blog today....well, I will still keep my little blog babies if possible. If not it will be a rather boring and underutilized blog!

So far most of us have been holding things together pretty well. We thought we would already be overseas by this time so this week was a little bit of a bonus, a little bit of a string a long.

The kids have missed the Oak street house so much-I did not realize how much stability that house had for us all. It was such a great place to live and it really opened many doors for us. During the brief application/waiting time for our next adventure we also looked at many houses in the area and got a good feel for what we wanted. Lucky for us, though we could stop our real estate hunt! Moving out of that house was sad and a bit cumbersome (we had to find a place to live for 4 weeks) but it panned out and we got to live in yet another great house....conveniently located near Provence bakery and stumptown coffee. Pretty sweet deal!

Chloe got to attend "Girls Empowerment" camp this past week and learned how to reconstruct clothes, make bags, 'zines, and a bunch of other stuff. So cute and so fun. Who knew you could make a skirt out of a tank top?! Not many can pull that look of for sure.

What can I say without sounding or getting mushy? Not much. We have all been holding it together well (even during Mama Mia! )