Surrounded by Girls

Sunday, June 26, 2011

San Diego International Triathlon

Unofficially, 2:15:06 (I started my stopwatch when they started the 30-second countdown).


I'm thrilled with my time and am heading out for a recovery hamburger.

Update: Here's me coming into the finish.


Update, again: Splits are posted. My official time was 2:15:05 (it must have taken me one second to stop my watch), which breaks down as follows:
  • Swim 0:17:15
  • T1 0:02:23
  • Bike 1:00:00
  • T2 0:02:09
  • Run 0:53:18

Saturday, June 25, 2011



This is where I'll be swimming tomorrow! Hopefully it will be as nice as it was today.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Houston Wrap-Up

We had a great time in Houston this week and were VERY busy.

There are lots of photos, so I'm going to put them behind the link.

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Hot, Hot, Hot

87° at 10:30 at night in Houston is just ridiculous.


As is 106° at 6:30 in the evening in San Antonio.


Of course 106 feels like 106 in San Antonio, while 87 in Houston feels like... 106.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

You Know You're in Texas When

You know you're in Texas when these are the sights:


(Not that I'm 100% sure there were ever buffalo in Texas)

And unfortunately, this...


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Unwelcome Visitor

Guess who we found, living in our garage?


A 4 ½ foot-long gopher snake!

Okay, maybe it wasn't over 4-feet. But still!

I first noticed him/her/it in the pan of our water heater yesterday. We left the garage door open hoping he/she/it would excuse itself and we didn't see it later in the day. However it was back this morning and had to be dealt with.

Now I would love to tell you that I was brave and handled the situation with manly resolve. Instead I probably made the situation worse. I was able to get the snake out of the pan, but it wedged itself behind our furnace and in the end, I had to be bailed out by our 15 year-old neighbor.


He helped me... sorry, that's not true. I helped him grab the snake and then release it over the hill behind the house.


Quite the afternoon.

Last Day of Pre-School

last day of pre-school

Videos of the program to follow. But for now, compare Jenna with a photo from one of her first days in pre-school: