Monday, September 20, 2010

A Few Random Moments

Curt took the boys to hike down to the bottom
of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch in May

Luke & Rhett (cousins) are discovering each other

Dad holding the youngest grandkids

Brent, Ian & cousin Keith

Grandma Donna & Grandpa Rob

Callin plays "Danielle Boone" ?

Ian's 1st day of High School

Eliza & Josh start 3rd & 6th grade

Curt's parents came to visit in August

Isaac & Big D (Dallas) his best buddy & neighbor.
Got to love his choice in socks.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lovely Summer Days in Seattle

I got a good nap today for my birthday & so I'm treating myself to staying up a little later to do a long overdue blog post to share a few pics of our family vacation this summer to Seattle.

Washington is always spectacular in July & this was one of the most wonderful, relaxing trips we have ever had. We always have such a terrific time visiting the WA Kellers & McCreadies. Their hospitality is unparalleled. Here are a few snapshots from our days at the river, the lake & the campfire. Thank you dear family! We love you!

Luke & Katie


Our little man-- Isaac

Isaac & Markus-- enjoying the river

Eliza & Josh

Ian & Jacob Barrus

Luke & Kate

Josh at the Campfire

Curtis enjoying his last vacation BB (Before Bishop)

Isaac enjoying his S'more

Laura, Aimee, Luke & Carol at the campfire

Josh, Eliza & Isaac at our usual Pikes Place trip for Chowder & doughnuts

Curt, Sarah & Sue on Lake Washington for Ward's Bday trip

"The Birds" enjoy a little R & R on the boat

Carol & Ward-- Ward's 79th Birthday

The boys getting a wood chopping lesson from Boppa

Me & Luke

Jordan, Nathan & Josh

The Whole Keller Clan-- (almost)

The Original Keller Clan

The Grandkids

Our little brood

Sarah, Ward & Curtis on the Ferry to Bainbridge Island

Fish & Chips at Ivars & feeding the gulls on the Waterfront

The Bertagnoles & Nathan's one day mohawk

The Keller Clan-- Take 2

Eating out at the Ridge

Steve & Sarah

Curt & Sarah-- (again BB :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kesler Lane Triathaletes

Somehow about a month ago my neighbor (& good friend) Jamie talked me into doing a triathalon with her. The event was a women's only Sprint distance triathalon held this morning at the Tempe Town Lake. We eventually got our other 2 friends on our street to join us & here we are at the race. Below is our first photo, before we found Autumn.

Anna, Jamie, Autumn, & Aimee

Jamie, the only race veteran, is cruising! She is our leader & inspiration!

Jamie crossing the finish line.

Watching the finish line.

All of us at the finish! Yeah! We did it! I reached my goal of 1:45.

We swam 800m, biked 13.5 miles & ran 3.1m.

Memorable moments include: training daily at the gym,
the practice swim in the lake,
Anna's bike crash,
Autumn joining the swim relay the day before the race,
the sleepless night before the race,
hyperventilating & becoming disoriented & almost delirious on the swim,
starting my run with my bike helmut still on,
and last but not least,
deciding I need a bladder lift during the run. . . Don't ask . . .
P.S. I think we are going to try to do another one in November in Casa Grande if any one wants to join us! It's only 400 m swim & its in a pool!