Friday, May 23, 2008

Muddy Buddy

Nick and I traveled this past weekend with a bunch of friends to race in the Muddy Buddy in Austin. Of course I could not do it this year because of my broke elbow and being pregnant, but Nick and his partner Jared had a blast.

We ended up caravaning with about 30 people to the Salt Lick in Driftwood, where we all relaxed and ate good BBQ. Then we all met up at a Sports Camp where we spent the weekend swimming, eating, hanging with good company, doing daredevil stunts, and sleeping in bunk beds!

On Sunday morning we all got up at the crack of dawn to fireworks and cowbells to get going to the race. Race started at 8:00am.

For those that have never done the Muddy Buddy it is amazing ( You partner up with someone and the race is about 6-7 miles long. One person on your team starts off biking and the other starts off running. At each mile marker each partner does an obstacke course and then switches with their partner (biking and running). At the end the team goes through a 50x50 foot mudpit and finishes. Think of how rough Austin terrain can get and it makes it a challenging course. Lots of costumes worn by teams and good beer to drink.

Nick and Jared did awesome (will post pictures soon) and they placed 7th in their age group, which had over a 100 teams.

After the race we cheered everyone on with some cowbell and took pictures. Then we headed back to camp for some burgers and dogs and of course the winner of the MVP camper award.
Cleaned up and headed home.

It was an exhausting weekend but so much fun and has become something we do every year with the same people. Go MUDDICANS!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

First blog ever!

I've never blogged before, but have always wanted to and thought this would be the perfect thing to do as we begin our family and the wonderful adventures we partake in.

As most of you know Nick and I have been trying to start a family for about 5 months now and man who thought it could be that hard! There were times of frustration and worries, knowing my family history and knowing that my parents went through a long process just to get me in the world. Therefore I was worried that we would have the same problem.

Good news we found out we were pregnant about 4 weeks ago and things could not be more exciting in our life right now. I made my first prenatal appointment for May 12 and waited patiently for it to get here.

May 1st weekend I decided to travel with Sabrina to NYC to visit Jessica and her new life in the big city. We were so excited and ready for a fun trip. On our last evening in the big apple I decided to make my exit "without" grace. Us girls had spent the day walking the Brooklyn bridge and eating cupcakes and then we went back to get dressed up for our evening. As we exited out of her building (of course it was raining and windy) I ended up tripping and falling down the stairs outside of her building and breaking my elbow and a bunch of cuts and scrapes. With all the pain and shock of what happened I could not even shed a tear because I was so worried about my baby. I ended up taking an early flight home on Sunday and spending the day in the ER.

Currently I am in a partial cast (splint) and wearing a sling for who knows how long. Nick and my family have been a constant support in cleaning my house, getting me ready in the morning (bra, washing hair, etc) and helping me get around.

We finally went to our first appointment and we were so nervous, but excited!! Baby is great and we got to hear the heartbeat. We have a picture which looks like a blob but we are having a Santa baby (due Christmas Day)!! Next appointment is June 2nd.

Please pray for our family as Nick finishes up with finals this semester, my elbow recovers FAST, the awful morning sickness that has finally crept into my life, and the growth of our miracle.