Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Just a quick note to say we're back home in Arkansas. We arrived after a long day of travel to a seemingly brand new apartment. A wall was removed that separated the living room & dining room/kitchen. It's nice and spacious. Now we can actually fit the people we host and we'll have more natural light throughout the day. Initial impression is very positive.

Elisa did well traveling, although she didn't sleep at all on the plane. I think today was the longest day of her life without naps. We arrived at Seatac at 11 am and she didn't fall asleep until we got to the car in Tulsa at 11 pm. She never melted down on the plane, she was as squirmy as could be. It was as if she was fighting off any chance of sleep by simply staying in perpetual motion. We made it though and are glad to be back in our own beds.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

4th of July


We had a great time with Carolyn's family this weekend. It started off by going to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge which had great trails that Elisa could run around on without getting into trouble. It made it easy for all of us to enjoy the wildlife and beauty.

John, Kristine (Brother-in-law & his wife), & I started the fourth out by running in a local 5K. We had a great time and all finished within a minute of each other. It was good for me to run with people who are faster than I am, makes it easier to set a new PR. Saturday evening we hung out and had a cook-out, of course. My Mom came up for the day, which made it really nice to have the combined families together. Tonight I showed the Olson's one of my favorite movies, Lars & the Real Girl (Link to previous post about it). It was great to watch it again. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. I'll even let you borrow it if you like.

Elisa with her "Friendship Pagoda" that Uncle John & Aunt Kristine bought for her. She wasn't unhappy, just bitting her lip.