Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bourbon Chase and crafting

Jeremy participated in the Bourbon Chase this year for the first time.  It is a 200 mile relay race along Kentucky's bourbon trail.  There are 12 people on each team and each runner runs three times.  Jeremy ran about 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning for a total of 18 miles.  Yeah, they were all crazy!  It got really cold at night and rainy on Saturday.  Unfortunately Jeremy's last leg was in the cold rain.  The race ended in Lexington so we went to cheer them on.  Since Jeremy was runner #6 he had already completed his running when the entire team finished, but all but 1 or 2 runners crossed the finish line together.  I am so proud of him for tackling such a big challenge!  Even through the running, lack of sleep (most of the runners say that is the hardest part) and lack of eating much over two days, he immediately said the next day he would do it again.  I take that as him really enjoying it.

Jeremy (in the green) finishing his last leg at Woodford Reserve and passing off his arm band to Chad. (I stole this pic from a team member.  We were not in this rain cheering him on.  Ha!)

Ryan (in the front) was the last runner on the team.  The rest of the team is with him getting ready to cross the finish line.

So cold cheering on the Beargrass team!

Ryan and John and their cheering section at the finish line.

Family photo after the finish line.  Addie is wearing Jeremy's medal.  It was hard work for her! :)

The following weekend Jeremy went on his annual guys' camping trip.  So a few of us got our kids together for dinner and crafts.  

Sweet photos of Kate, Emery and Ella (Terrianne's kids).


The kids loved painting pumpkins.

Kate did manage to get paint on her actual pumpkin not just on herself and the table. :)
I also spent some time at the Pretty Accessories Salon.  Looks good, huh?
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Trick-or-Ice Cream

In mid-October we attempted to go to the Louisville zoo for their big annual Trick-or-Treating event.  We have gone for years and it is one of my favorites of the season.  We were planning on meeting friends there around 5:00.  We were running a little late and never made it.  The traffic was horrible!!!  It took us 15 minutes just to get off the exit and we still had several miles to go before even getting to the entrances of the zoo.  The girls were getting impatient so we figured out a Plan B.  We went right by my work on UofL's campus and went to get ice cream at Comfy Cow.  I gave the girls a choice (really Addie the choice since she understood) and she chose ice cream instead.  I was really disappointed not to get to the zoo, but it ended up being a fun evening.  Clearly, judging by the pictures, the girls weren't too disappointed either.


 And we got some Jimmy John's too.  


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pumpkin patch

We went to Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville in mid-October.  Mamaw and Papaw met us there since they live close.  It was the first nice day in a while so it was absolutely packed!  We still had fun despite the crowd.  I LOVE going to the pumpkin patch.  One of my fall favorites.

We hung out at the petting zoo while Jeremy waited in line for the hayride to the pumpkin patch.

This photo cracks me up!  Both of the girls have their hands on their hips.

We finally got on the hayride to get pumpkins.  Kate loved the hayride. 

Family hayride selfie.

So sweet!

Addie accidentally stepped in a rotten pumpkin.  It was disgusting!  Jeremy attempted to clean up her boot, but we had to really work on it at home before we got rid of the smell.

Clearly one person wanted to pose and the other didn't.

I also love this one.  These two LOVE each other! 

On the way back from the pumpkin patch.

You can barely see, but Addie has a very small green pumpkin in her hand.  That was the pumpkin that she picked out.  It was a whopping 5 cents! Ha!

The girls got to play on the haystack tower a little bit before we left.

Another fun family trip to the pumpkin patch!  And Addie went back days later with her class for a field trip.
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Butler 10 year reunion

The second weekend of October was my 10 year reunion at Butler at Homecoming. In some ways it feels like I graduated a couple of years ago, but then I think about everything that has changed since I graduated and realize it definitely has been 10 years.  It was great to see people I haven't seen in a long time and to get together with some my favorite ladies!

Friday night there was a 10 year reunion event at Moe & Johnny's AKA The Bulldog.

Saturday morning we first headed to our sorority house, Delta Gamma.  It was fun to meet some of the current DGs and to see all of the changes in the house.  DG did a major expansion and renovation project a couple years ago. 

On the front porch.

And in the front living room.  So many memories in this house!  

We walked around campus some to see what has changed and then ended up tailgating in the parking lot.  The football team wasn't very strong when we were in college (basketball was always a bigger deal) so there wasn't much tailgating when we there.  Now it has grown a lot.  It was a cool to see a lot of activity happening around football games now.

The Butler Bowl (football field) is right by the historical Hinkle Fieldhouse.  

Saturday evening we did a surprise baby shower for Ann Marie.  She is expecting little Emma in early 2014. 
I am forever thankful for my college experience!  I had such a wonderful experience at Butler for so many reasons and have some beautiful friends in my life that I met over 10 years ago there!
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