My life has been become all about the weekends. Where the kids are. Whether I'm working a race expo or not. Whether I'm running a race. This past weekend was one of the rare weekends that I had my kids and had no race... but the plan was to head to Austin to celebrate my Aunt Lillie's 60th Birthday.
Of course I can't go to Austin without stopping in to hang with two of my favorite people, Tricia and Steph. As it turns out Steph's kids are the exact same age as my older two, and Tricia's kiddo is the same age as my youngest. It works out nicely!
Tricia even made me some lemon cookies (yes, they were vegan, and no I honestly could NOT tell the difference). Not only did she make cookies, she bought sandwiches with MEAT. The things that woman does to convince us #TeamSteak people to come over and hang out. ;-) Love these ladies!
The family celebration was a blast as well! I know... "extended family" and "I had a blast" are not typically expressed in the same thought, but my family is hilarious. Don't get me wrong, we have our, uh, "faults"... but we have learned to laugh at them. We're fun. Also, my love of sugar... yeah, it comes from my dad's side of the family. There's no question. We had no problem pounding down a huge spread of sugar cookies and cake pops.
It was a quick but fun weekend. And this next weekend will be another travelling weekend. This time sans kids. Remember when I did this... you know when I actually ran 50 miles a year ago at Rocky Raccoon. Well, it's that time again, and I'm heading back. I've had a few obstacles and my training is off and not nearly as dialed in as last year, but I'm going anyhow. I plan to take it easy, enjoy the course, and hopefully spend a lot of time with one of my favorite peeps, Libby, exploring the Huntsville State Park. I can't wait! Praying for NO MUD this year. Please please no mud!!!