Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend in B-town

We had a great few short days in Boise this past weekend. There was lots of time spent with Grandma's, Grandpa's and cousins. Brooklyn and Troy were loving every minute! Brooklyn had fun riding the 4-wheeler with Grandpa Hill and Daddy, running up and down the hill, going down the HUGE slide, swinging on the swings, "gardening" with Grandma Paternoster, and playing with cousins galore! Erik was able to see the Boise State football scrimmage (he's been looking forward to that for a while now!). I ran Robie Creek with my sister's, Holly and Megan, and sister-in-law Cassie. Good times! It's a tough half-marathon (uphill for the first 9 miles, down-hill for the last 4). But we conquered the mountain and made it to the finish line. I just kept thinking, "I have to hurry and finish so I can feed Troy!" I had a little bout of heat exhaustion after the race, but other than that and some sore legs and sunburn, it was great! I'm gearing up for next year already. Needless to say, we all came home exhausted. Vacation is always fun, but it is definitely always nice to come home too. Thanks for the fun times everyone! Here is an over-load of pictures of the weekend. For some reason I didn't get any with the Paternoster's this time. Seems like it's one family or the other on our visits. Next time I'm aiming for pictures with both families!

Troy enjoyed the complimentary magazines on the airplane. Brooklyn enjoyed watching Barney and eating snacks on the plane. Such good kids.
Deep thoughts, by Erik and Troy.
Fun in the swing.
"Mom, why can't I go outside and play too?" "Weeee!"
I'm king of the hill!
Riding the 4-wheeler with Grandpa, Katie, and Drew.

"Could this be any more fun Grandpa?!" With cousins Katie and Drew. "Hi Mommy!"
Umm, Holly, you're going the wrong way.
Run, ladies, run! When Cassie and I ran Robie 3 years ago, we had a picture like this of us "running." So we had to re-create it. Mike's idea! haha
Brooklyn before the race, she was so good! She loved walking around and staring at all the crazy runners.
Bunch of "posers." lol
Oooh, sexy legs. "I'm with fatty." (inside joke)
Yes, we're hams.
Mike in his muscle shirt before the race.

Coming to the finish line...FINALLY!!
Checking our time
Yea! We did it!!
Megan showing off and finishing the race with a cart-wheel.
Yea Megan and Cassie!
With my sweet baby boy after the race. The 3 stooges. Troy, Zander, & Natalie.
"Dude, Zander, get your foot off me!" Natalie was pretending to be like Troy. Funny girl!
Troy snuggling with Grandpa Hill.
Grandpa Hill, Troy, and cousin Patrice.
The Terry and Dee Paternoster family.Grandma Dee and Troy


Claire said...

I can't believe that you look so gorgeous after running the race! Well done Marcie, that is a great accomplishment.

The Stratton's said...

Congrats on the half marathon! Sounds tough. Mine was completely flat (it's hard to find hills around here). I saw you guys on FB talking about doing St George in a couple years. Is that the iron man or just the marathon? Clarissa's been running so we should all get together in St George and run the marathon one year. Erik can watch the kids since I know he loves running so much.

Cassie said...

It was so fun to see you guys. The pictures help me realize how fun it was. Miss you already.

Brian or Julie said...

Way to go! Looks like a ton of fun.

The Evans Family said...

Great job Marcie- those are funny pics of our babies! Will you please email them to me? Wish we would've had more time with you guys!

Schouman's said...

How fun that you could run with your sisters! I am sure that it makes training and doing something that is so hard actually fun! I also loved seeing the pictures of your parent's house...seriously the best house ever for kids...and teenagers!:)

Auna Leigh said...

K I love it! YOu go girl! I am soooooo proud of you! I don't think I ever could do that! you amaze me!

Heather and Don said...

Great job Marcie! You look awesome! Love the darling pics with the kids and Grandpa! Fun times! Can't wait for you to see our sweet little Annie!

The Wi Family said...

Looks like you had a blast! Congrats on the race--I had no idea it was 9 miles uphill!!! That is insane and you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

You look amazing in the picture with Troy right after the race...It doesn't look like you just ran a half marathon! I am a mess after just walking to the park with Kimball!

Tara said...

Marcie you look so good! What a blast of a time! I will try to convince my mom to let me come see you!

kim said...

Marci I can't believe you girls all ran Robie! That is amazing!
Congrats to all of you! I would love to see you time you are in town let me know! Your little ones are so rlittle girl looks just like you!
PLease give my love to all of your family!

The Merricks said...

Look at you go Marcie! Oh how I love and miss the red carpet in your house... Looks like you had a good time.