wip 6.16.12

gonna skip photos for this day. not much too exciting and i'm sure the warrior dash is gonna make up for today's lack of photos.
i stayed home, shopped {yes, i made it to goodwill!}, cleaned. we had dinner for breakfast when nick had to go back to work. a lazy evening.

decided to head out for breakfast. yes, ben ordered a hamburger. or a hangaburger as he calls it. ;)

and then he swiped a sausage link from nick. was quite funny.

walking out to pay our bill. i love it when he asks to wear his pack pack.

checking out the turtles in their little pond.

then we ran a few errands. i was hoping to find a pair of cheap shoes to wear for the warrior dash. apparently, i donated all of my old tennis shoes last time we went through out closets. so i only had two pairs of tennis shoes! normally, i have like 7 more! no luck. but i found a pair that could replace my oldest pair at home for only $35, yay!

also, stopped at old navy for some flips. ran into one of ben's school mates. talked about  the daycare closing. ack, decisions.

then it was time for the warrior dash!
nick debated wearing this crazy hat beard combo, but decided against it. he said it was too heavy and too hot. so ben wore it instead. ;)

made it to our destination. had some time to walk around and check things out. was nice to go later in the day and not be rushing so early in the morning.

we couldn't decide who was going to go with who. we thought about all sticking together, but the boys got bored and wanted more of a challenge, so it was just chris and i. 

our second obstacle. the rope bridge. a bit tricky with everyone else on it with you!

crawling under real barbed wire. {next year, if we do it again, i think knee pads are a must! crawling in the trenches one really hurt!}

nick met up with us after the barbed wire. said they still weren't going as fast as he would be if he really pushed himself. thought it would be fun to hang back with us. aw. so sweet.
my least favorite obstacle. so tricky, until they told me to stick to the one side. thanks friends.

we are still clean. ;)

not anymore! thank you grown up slip and slide. and the drop that you don't see was a doozy. the amount of mud in my contacts was insane! 

couldn't stop giggling. so fun! wanted to do that part again now that we knew what to expect!

the mud felt so good! it was almost 100 degrees out that day!

sigh, group shot.

nick took a good one of chris.

so hard figuring out how to climb over and get situated on this super high obstacles.

now steph was catching our final steps! the obstacle right before this part, was a huge hill. i hate hills. my ankles do not agree with them. at all. so i was dragging ass. :)

i don't mind the rope ones. more to hold on to! i like having options.

jumping over the fire from two perspectives. love that you can see nick taking our picture in the bottom one!

ah, more mud.

nick was freaking free style swimming through it. i was avoiding the mud splashes!

we made it.

love this picture.

hosing off.

with our medals.

and beers.

group shot after.

my ruined bag. felt bad that steph was our pack mule!

the boys on shoe hill.

chris and i wanted to join them!

they clean and donate all the shoes. pretty cool!
and i'm not sure if this link will work. it's warrior dash's facebook page with the photos from the illinois race. strange to see how clean everything was when it started!

crashed when we got home. but can i just say, i was dirty. oh my goodness. the amount of hay, and dirt, and bugs, and who knows what else that was left in my sports bra and underwear even after we were hosed off was disgusting!

father's day.
nick slept in. ben and i practiced his letters.

once nick got up, he decided he wanted to go swimming at my parent's house.
we had to run a few errands before hand and ben ended up falling asleep in the car. 

we decided to have a picnic lunch out front, so we didn't have to wake up mr. benjamin. ;)

somebody finally woke up and joined us.

the water was a bit chilly at first.

dad and lad goggles.

someone getting used to the water.

can't believe i chopped off their heads... bad photographer!

grandma and grandpa came home early. grandma brought out some bubbles.

and when we were done swimming and while nick and uncle kevin were in the 'hot pool' as ben calls it, grandpa had ben plant pumpkins.

nick grilled some super good triple play bbq chicken. yup another from our weber book.
ben and i made kale chips. yum. but salty. next time i'm using half the salt. just saying. ;)

i think nick and i caught up on some around the word in 80 plates once ben was asleep. love that show. and we turned in early since we were both a bit tired and sore!

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