Friday, February 24, 2017

Exploring New Orleans

Arriving the day before the marathon in order to attend the expo means we had an evening to explore New Orleans with 6 year olds. Here's how that went.

 St. Louis Cathedral (this is the cathedral on the medal when I complete the marathon)

Cafe Du Monde - 3 of us loved it. One crazy child complained because there was too much sugar.

A few blocks from Bourbon Street

Posed perfectly

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Travel and Race Expo

I did a crazy thing. I signed up for a full marathon. 26.2 miles. CRAZY. I signed up with a group of friends and picked the Rock n Roll New Orleans marathon because it is good for a first marathon. It has a total elevation change of 12 feet. It is flat. Of course, we don't live in New Orleans, so this did add the extra excitement of travel.

Yoga at the airport, always good the day before a marathon

Uber to the race expo

Our kids love race expos - free samples, characters, games, toys, it's awesome

Here I am with the map.

(Remember I keep this blog a year in the past for safety reasons. I am not actually out of town when this is published.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Friends, Family, and Polish Food!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


With the kids both playing multiple instruments, the house is never quiet!

Aunt J helping Sweet Daughter with flute

Sweet Son trying to play as loudly as possible

This is an awesome group. They take musicians and combine them for educational performances. We went to one last year that was a brass quintet. Here they had a piano, trumpet, flute, and bassoon. If you have never heard a jazz bassoon performance, you are missing out! I highly suggest any performance by Astraios based on the two we have attended.