I am a Warrior!

Oddly, I have to start with this picture! We parked offsite and had to ride school buses to the race.
Can I tell you how excited Teik was to ride a school bus for the very first time?!
Words cannot describe!
Seriously, probably the coolest event I've done yet.
Well, it's up there with the MS 150, but this was only one day, and we got Viking Helmuts as swag!
They call it a "hellish" 3.2 mile obstacle race. I call it awesome!

Some of the events: crawling through disgusting bark water they called mud while getting the bark stuck everywhere. Scarier than a day at the beach. Climbing up and over cargo nets. The slippery slide, which was sadly not that slippery so it was easier to walk down. Not pictured is a steep incline, and a wall climb with a rope (these 2 I was overly proud to have passed, seeing I've ever done either before!). There was a "catamaran crossing" which was running across floaties over water "Ninja Warrior"-style. Lots of mud and rivers were trudged. Spiderman crawl over cargo nets. Up and unders with little walls and barbed wire. A step up climb to a fireman pole you slide down. You get the idea of what we were dealing with!
Apparently while I was racing, the kids were being decked out in awesomeness!
Yes, this is me "heal-clicking" over fire! Yes, Jon caught it! Teik's response over the whole fire-jumping: "Mom! Why did you jump over fire?!"

Did I mention I ran the race with my friend Tiffany?!
Did I mention how awesome we were to finish it WITH both shoes still on?!
Yeah, we are awesome!
(And so is Jon for coming with all three kids, and staking out the great picture opportunities for us!)
After the race, there is a fire truck to hose us down!
I still had bark and mud everywhere!
I mentioned the cool swag, right? We got these rockin' helmuts, medals (Tiffany has around her neck), actually cute t-shirts, sunglasses (once again, rock out Jon for getting them!),
and free beer and stein if you are into it. Not bad for a rockin' race!
Who's in to run the next one with me?!


Spring Break, so far.

(The kiddos and their kites)
Sevy is off for Spring Break this week and with all boring stuff we HAVE to do, we've been trying to throw in some FUN stuff as well. Monday afternoon, Jon had off, so we made the most of the time we had to play!
(Sidenote: the trip to the beach was very much NOT planned. Hence me in jeans.)
This trip to Galveston is officially Decklands FIRST trip to the beach! He loved the sand and HATED the water! I think it was a bit cold for his taste!
What he did love about the beach was Jon throwing him in the air there! The temperature was perfect, so who wouldn't love that?!
Totally out of order. Before our random trip to the beach, we went strawberry picking at Froberg's Farm. It has been raining like crazy, so mud was EVERYWHERE! You can't really see it, but Sevy is wet clear up one side from a "slip'n'slide" like trip on that tarp. As our bucket holder, she didn't save our strawberries from the fall!

We finished the day off by going to Mario's--a little italian restaurant in Galveston that we have been passing for years now--for some super delicious pizza! GReAT! Family day out!


What's been going on . . .

Jon is still busy busy with school. The light is on at the end of the tunnel though and he is on track to graduate in MAY! Whaaa WHAAAA!
I got a girls night out to the rodeo! After living in Houston for 4 years now, it was great to FINALLY go to the famous month long rodeo! Needless to say, it was super fun!
Teik is a total monkey! His personality is getting funnier by the day! He loves to be helpful, but not so much with things I actually need him to do! I can't believe how fast he's growing!
Deckland is my little cutie patootie! He started basically crawling this week at a ripe old age of 6 months! What?! I figure it's to get AWAY from his siblings who love him so much!
Sevy is almost 6! She LOVES school so much and is really the best older sister to her brothers!
She recently lost her top front tooth and I can't help but smile every time she flashes her toothless grin!

Our family is doing great! We are super busy with trying to get our house ready to go on the market, packing, church callings, and all the many projects I put upon myself! It keeps us busy but happy!