Saturday, August 14, 2010

Huckleberry Picking

We have recently gone out huckleberry picking and it has been really fun. The kids love the 4 wheeling ride up to were we pick and they have a lot of fun eating the huckleberries and exploring around, Charlie even liked to eat them.

This is Darin and the kids up just a little further where we pick huckleberries at.

The kids and I.

This was the first time we went and Charlie feel asleep on the ride up.

Baylee and I picking. She liked to help bring the bucket back and forth from Dad to Mom.

This is the second Huckleberry pie I made this week and I also made 2 pumpkin pies too. Darin really likes pie so I went a little crazy on doing them. What is sad is that they are all gone. I did give one pumpkin pie to my Dad for his birthday, and we have shared with friends that have dropped by, but the majority of the pies were eaten by Darin.

P.S. I was really excited about the huckleberry pie because I have never made one before. I am just happy that it turned out because it takes a lot of huckleberries to make one.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hayden View Triathlon

JoAnn and I right before the swim.

Me finishing the bike.

Me starting the run.
Ben Tran, Charlie, myself, and Melanie Patterson
My kids and I right after I crossed the finish line
So this year I did my second sprint triathlon which is a 1/2 mi. swim, 10.2 mi. bike, and a 4 mi. run. I did it all in 1hr and 25min. The morning was starting out to be really cloudy and a bit chilly. The water was really choppy but wasn't as cold as I thought it would be. My chain fell off on the bike and got tangled up pretty bad and thank goodness some guy stopped his race to help me because I really didn't know how to fix it. I wish I knew his name so I could thank him because I thought that I was done for the race. For the run I had a 7 and 1/2 min pace for it. I am really proud and excited about finishing and my time. Sorry for the bragging but I am just really proud of myself and feel very accomplished and on a little bit of a high still from the race. I wouldn't have done it this year if my sister JoAnn hadn't asked me to, and since it was her first I couldn't let her do it by herself. I am really glad that we did this together.
Here is the time of everyone else: JoAnn Isaksen was 1hr44min. , Melanie Patterson was 1hr16min., and Ben Tran was 1hr15min. We all had fun and cheered each other on.


Charlie definitely gets this from me. I love chocolate. This is him eating a doughnut in the morning. Darin brought home some doughnuts and I was getting ready to feed Charlie some baby food, so in the mean time of preparing it Darin tossed over some chocolate doughnut to him and needless to say he didn't want much to do with the food I brought over to him.