Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

It was a fairly quiet New Year's Eve and Day for us, but we had a lot of fun as usual.  On New Year's Eve, Kirsten and I hiked with the girls and played a bit on the playground.  They loved going down the slides, though I think they each enjoyed watching the other go even more than doing it themselves.  Then after the girls went to sleep, Kirsten and I had our own "stay"te (not sure if that's a word or not, but if "staycation is a word, then we can have a stayte)...  We grilled steaks and watched a movie and celebrated the East Coast new year by going to bed well before midnight in our time zone.  Then on New Year's Day, the girls and I were up early for another half marathon nearby in Seattle (The First Call Marathon).  They were itching to better their last half marathon time and I was happy to oblige.  It was super cold, but they stayed snuggly warm in the Chariot and ran strong.  It was 22 degrees when we finished and though Daddy had ice in his facial hair, the girls finished strong for first woman overall!  We ran something like a 1:37, but I'm not exactly sure of the official time.  Regardless, the girls were very pleased and happy to relax and watch some football when we got home.  Another fun hike with Kirsten and some friends in the afternoon made for a perfect New Years and lots of time outside for the girls to enjoy some spectacularly clear, cold, sunny Seattle winter weather!

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