The last weekend of January was the Lady Track Shack 5k! This is one of my favorite races and I have ran it for the last four years (I had to look back on the blog in order to fact check that statement). This year was extra special though because it was Kenley’s first 5k! Last year, she ran some of it, jumping in and out of the stroller, but this year there was no stroller! Kenley was excited about the race, but also very excited to see her friend Livie.
We didn’t do any official “training” so I had very low expectations. I knew she would need some encouragement along the way and that there would certainly be walking breaks. I was hoping we would finish under one hour, only because we were heading down to Magic Kingdom afterwards.
Kenley ran almost the entire first mile before we needed to stop and walk. She asked for water many times leading up to the first water stop, so I will remember to run with a water bottle next year. There were times during the race where we would “run to the stop sign” then we would take a walk break.
Towards the end of the race there was more walking (and whimpering), but there were so many encouraging women along the way cheering for her. It was seriously amazing!
She finished the race running and we came in at 44:13! She did such a great job and I am so proud of her for getting out there and running her first 5k!
She earned that medal!
Thanks to the Orlando Track Shack for another amazing race! We’re already looking forward to next year!
this has become crosby’s favorite friday night spot. daddy had to work but the kids continued our friday family movie night with big friendly giant.
thankfully, they encouraged me to get out of bed on saturday morning for my longest run of the year. six miles!
i may add ‘veggie tray extraordinaire’ to my resume.
lollipops after church!
the other three crazies got in the pool today but it was way too cold for me. the first swim of 2018!
we had a great weekend with not enough pictures taken! we celebrated birthdays, went to the park twice, and saw a lot of friends.
how was your weekend?
the friday family movie was monsters vs. aliens (not my favorite) and crosby watched the entire thing from his little cocoon of pillows.
it was hard to get out of bed on saturday, but i was so thankful that i did. it was so good to catch up with these mamas over some early morning miles.
the boys finished the lego disney castle this weekend. we’ve all been hard at work on it since christmas, but crosby has been the main supervisor and has encouraged us to keep working on it. he absolutely loves it!
date night at disney springs. drinks, shopping, and dinner.
dinner at morimoto asia!
we had a couple fast passes at hollywood studios this afternoon, so we headed down for a couple of hours. when we arrived, there were several characters hanging out by the entrance with no lines! kenley got her picture and they all signed our book. it was super fun.
aladdin and jasmine!
crosby loved the star tours ride. i think this is his favorite ride so far. he was so pumped off once it finished.
disney junior live!
storm troopers at the launch bay.
we had a great weekend! how was yours?
sliding into the weekend!
family movie night! we watched ninjago!
my first saturday morning alarm in a long time. ready to get back out there!
our double birthday party day started off celebrating dominic and cameron! the kids had a great time.
from bouncing to bowling.
birthday party madness.
old friends back together again!
happy birthday caelyn!
we had a nice relaxing super bowl sunday!
we had a busy weekend, but had so much fun celebrating our friends.
how was your weekend?
friday night trip to chuck e. cheese’s to celebrate kyler’s birthday!
playing all the games.
sporting our medals after kenley’s first 5k on saturday morning! more photos to come.
we headed to magic kingdom after the race and chelsea the (class) chimp came with us!
riding on the people mover!
excited to meet belle after the enchanted tales!
crosby asked belle if all the books in her library were real. she said they were!
such a fun day with these two.
chelsea also joined us at church!
celebrating four years!
quick trip to the park before the rain started.
sunday night date night.
we had a busy weekend! crosby was excited to share it with their class mascot, chelsea. how was your weekend?
We kicked off the new year with a quick trip to Atlanta to watch the UCF Knights take on the Auburn Tigers in the 2018 Chic-Fil-A Peach Bowl. It turned out to be a long day, but oh so worth it as the Knights got a huge win and finished the season as the only undefeated team in college football.
Our flight was full of Knights fans heading up to Atlanta. It made for such a fun experience as soon as we arrived at the airport.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium was a short MARTA ride from the airport so we arrived at the stadium with plenty of time before kick-off at 12:30pm. Thankfully, we didn’t have to spend too much time outside since it was 19 degrees, but we did get to see a couple snow flurries. The stadium was unbelievable. It was incredibly nice and everything was reasonably priced.
Our seats were amazing. The game was crazy, intense, and so much fun. The UCF fans were insanely loud and the Auburn fans headed home early.
We all had our obligatory Chic-Fil-A sandwich and cheered on the Knights to victory. The end of the game celebrations were so much fun. After the game, we headed back to the airport to wait out our long delay and watch the other football games happening on New Year’s Day. We finally boarded our flight at 11:45pm and our heads hit the pillow about 2am. It was such a great experience and the long day was completely worth it to see a Knights win with great friends. A huge thanks to my parents for watching the kids while we snuck away for the day.
on friday, i toured the future site of ucf downtown.
tijuana flats for dinner with friends.
legos and pajamas. he’s in heaven.
post-church meal prep!
the nice weather has returned! beers and football on the veranda.
we were determined to get her tooth out today. daddy got it out on first try!
we had a very low key weekend, which is why there were very few photos documented. it was much needed.
how was your weekend?