Sunday, May 8, 2011

Did I Adopt a Kid?

It’s been a great Mom’s Day so far.

Ken and I kicked off the day with our first real brick workout. We headed out the door at 7:00 a.m. for 90 minutes on the bike.

I love Ken. But, this bike might just also be the love of my life. Nothing wrong with a threesome.

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Check out this awesome jersey and arm warmers from Yellowman at Athleta. Love them.

We rode west to the foothills. It turned out to be only 84 minutes of riding because we climbed the whole way out and freaking blasted it coming home. 23 miles total.

Then for the 20 minute run:

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It was already warming up. We kept an 8:44 pace for 2.3 miles.

I felt great. The legs get a bit rubbery coming off of the bike, but that’s why we do these things, right? To train our bodies for the big day.

We got back from the run to find this, which made me smile big.

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And these cards which made me smile so much bigger my face hurt:

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Glaring gender differences.

But, “Thank you for a great childhood'? I’ll take it.

We got take out breakfast from Einstein’s and headed to the park.

I have no idea who this kid is. I’m not kidding. I think she might be taking a dump. She just kept hanging out with us. I told Sam I was adopting a four year old for Mother’s Day. And, yes, that is a designer Snuggi Ken’s sitting on. It’s all class around here.

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I’m glad Sam’s not too cool to chill out at the park. He’ll have to move if a special need’s child arrives:

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Guess Emma wasn’t in the mood for posing but at least she wore her high heels:

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I know how lucky I am. It never escapes me. I never fail to soak it all in, not take it for granted.

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Tonight – dinner with my mom – lemon drop martinis, grilled shrimp, edamame quinoa salad and lemon bars. These are Paula Dean 2 stick of butter lemon bars, so they will rock the house. LEMON!

Happy Mom’s Day to you guys too.

SUAR

61 comments:

  1. Happy happy Mother's Day!

    (and Sam's card = hilarious!)

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  2. Oh man, Sam's card made me bust out laughing!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!!

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  3. If I had written the boy card to my mom when I was Sam's age, I'd have been killed dead, right there on the spot. Times change.

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  4. My husband was reading over my shoulder and just cracking up over the cards AND the random kid taking a dump next to your designer leopard print picnic blanket. I love the crossed out "your vagina"... omg. LOL. And yeah, he's not too cool to sit in the swing for special-needs kids...lol... my 11-yr old digs those, too :) It looks like you are having the BEST Mother's Day! YAY!!! No need to wish you a happy one cuz you are already there :)

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  5. Those cards are fantastic!!!!

    Don't you just love the weather we are having!?!?!?

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  6. happy mother's day! your kids are absolutely amazing! so cute! and so hilarious!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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  8. Your son should write for Hallmark. So. Dang. Funny. You are indeed blessed. ;D

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  9. Those are some of the best Mother's Day cards I've ever seen. Happy day to you.

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  10. i'm thinking i might plagerize sam's card and send my mom another one...but only the first side of it hahah!

    happy mother's day chica!

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  11. Oh my goodness--those cards are amazing. Your son is one cool guy :) Oh, and i'm so jealous of your Athleta wardrobe! I need to start saving up for some gear!! (And your bike is beautiful :D )

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  12. first Joyeuse Fete des Meres!
    ok I am sure you can figure this out.

    Second: clearly Sam is NOT adopted!

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  13. Oh my goodness, love your son's card. Too funny. What a beautiful day with your family!!
    :)

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  14. Your a lucky Mom...and don't those comments just come out of left field sometimes!!!!!

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  15. Obviously Sam takes after his mother in the humour department! lol Love the poses too :)

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  16. Hahahahahaha. Oh wow - obviously he has perfected the art of the strike through. Well done!!

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  17. Sounds like the perfect day (all except having another mouth to feed now). Love those cards. And how beautiful it is at your neighborhood park! Happy mother's day.

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  18. Sam's card still has me laughing! You have obviously raised awesome kids! Happy mother's day!

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  19. Ha ha. I almost choked on my cup of tea laughing when I read Sam's card. He's definitely the fruit of your loins.

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  20. this is beautiful! i can't wait till a kid comes out of MY vagina and talks to me like that!

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  21. hahahaha! Love the card and what a great day!

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  22. Oh my heck your kids cards are so funny ! They are lucky to have such a fun mom!!! Your a rockstar!!!

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  23. Oh my gosh. Your son's card totally cracked me up. Happy Mother's Day!

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  24. Happy Mother's Day --

    I loved the cards. They both made me smile… for obvious different reasons Card #1: best line: "May you win a marathon"

    Card #2: it's a tie: "…even if you look like this" and the second I came out of your va--… you

    I am dying.

    Too much! Thank you for sharing - awesome.

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  25. Sam's card = BEST.CARD.EVER!!! I just about peed my pants laughing. You are truely blessed with a great family. Happy Mother's Day

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  26. First, thanks for following my blog: Second, I freaking love that bike jersey!! That's awesome. I also love the pic of the kid you don't know - too funny...well and the cards...those are just great! Happy Mother's Day!

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  27. Awesome! Happy Mother's Day!

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  28. I love that your son inherited you sense of humor!

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  29. Loved the cards! ;)

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  30. Great looking family. Happy Mother's Day!

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  31. Loved reading those cards! So funny!

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  32. Ahaha! I'm pretty sure that card from Sam just about sums up why my hubby wants us to have a boy! LOL

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  33. Happy Mother's Day to you Beth! You look beautiful in these pictures and truly very very happy! :) Your day sounds perfect!

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  34. That guy in the background of your second to last picture is staring at you. creepy...haha. Happy mother's day. You are so funny.

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  35. I'm in love with my Trek Lexa, too. Like seriously.

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  36. Sam takes after you. Loved it.

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  37. OMG. "the second I came out of your vagina..."
    That made MY mother's day. LOL!!!

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  38. Whta an awesome day!! I rode on Saturday and got some stuff for my bike for moms day! Woot!!!!

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  39. Love your dress! Where is it from? Athleta?

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  40. my son and yours are kindred spirits. and the pic with the random child is just creepy. love that you can share your love for run/bike/swim-ing with the hubby!

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  41. Your family is such a hoot! (I mean that in a god way) - always a good time! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

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  42. sam's card was hilarious!! i hope you save that for his highschool graduation!

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  43. Mmm lemon bars made with butter!

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  44. Beautiful family!!
    Glad you enjoyed the day.

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  45. Bahahaha. "The day I came out of your vagina..."...LOL. I hope that one day I get a card from my daughter that has the words vagina, and I love you in it. That is fannnntastic! Happy Mothers Day!!! :)

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  46. I guess your son must get that from Ken's side of the family ...

    I think the BEST way to go through life is appreciating the hell out of every good thing we have, no matter how small. It works for me.

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  47. great pics ! Love the Bike ! I am still getting used to 'quick release" click in shoes !

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  48. love the sexy new bike. and what great cards from your kids. happy mother's day!

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  49. Well, you've clearly done a good job in instructing your son on the facts of reproduction. :) Homemade cards are the best.

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  50. I love love love hand written cards!

    Your family is awesome. Thanks in no small part to you being the mom of your family. Great job!

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  51. LOVE the cards. They are lucky to have a great mom who is such a great example. You rock!

    And the pictures are priceless. I especially like the one of Sam in the swing =)

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  52. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY BETH! You have got the best bod! Dang!! "Need a band-aid you so cut... hollar!"

    Beautiful pics of your family--you are blessed! A spouse that trains with you and beautiful children that adore and support you. And a bike that could potentially be a second hubs! :)

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  53. Fogot to mention the note from Sam is classic! Frame workthy perhaps!

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  54. hhhh...he said vagina.
    mothers day dinner sounds delicious.
    From the looks of your photos, your 4 and my 4 would have an awesome dinner/game night. maybe you need to do St Anthonys tri next year and stay with us :)

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  55. Hahaha that little girl cracks me up! Happy mothers day!

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  56. OMG I am getting an ab workout right now from Sam's card. I love it and it just proves that your blog and you are one in the same. There is no fakey fakey for you. No way a kid writes that if Mom doesn't speak like that in the house.

    I am truly in tears from laughter.

    Tell Emma to lighten up because there are only so many days with Mom at the park before she becomes like the pic in Sam's card and has to be wheeled everywhere or get one of those Moto-Scooters. Then the brick work out will be golden.

    A 30 minute ride to Wal-Mart on the Moto-Scooter followed by an out and back to the mailbox with a walker.

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  57. Fake! Your son did not write "vagina", he did not. I can't stand it. You need a reality show!

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  58. I take it Sam is your child and Emma is Ken's?

    Just saying ;) haha.

    Glad you had a great day!

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