But only ended in tragedy.
I think I may need professional help.
Many things changed about their runs; the locations, the distance, the company, but one thing stayed the same. Always Gwen and Dad.
And poke eachother's eyeballs.
We bid our friends farewell and had to finish a few last things before we could go. Change a diaper, get one more refreshing drink from the water fountain, basically stay in the canyon as long as we could because it was such a perfect day. I was heading over to get a drink when I heard some twigs snap. I looked up and to my surprise saw...
A GIANT moose. A giant, hungry, man eating moose, no doubt. See those logs there at the bottom of the picture? Moments before (maybe three minutes?) I was standing on the tallest log and jumping off onto the rope swing (see the rope cutting across the picture?). Frankly, I am amazed that I was not gored mid-flight!
I had a little panic attack since moose are known to be a bit...mmm...tempermental. I scrambled to get the kids in the car and then we were able to watch the majestic moose eat and meander. I thought I ought to take some pictures, lest I be known as the girl who cried "giant man eating moose".
But then he gave me a menacing kind of look.
and we left. Promptly.
And at the end of it all when Blaine took Gwen to the restroom and was waiting outside the door with her he could hear her talking to Miss Utah. For like twenty minutes.
And if that isn't a major award, I most certainly do not know what is.
I just wished I could see them in person before I made a decision.
Then a couple of days ago Blaine and I had the chance to go to Schlitterbahn; while standing in line for one of the rides I noticed someone who was wearing swimmingsuit choice #2. I recognized the swimmingsuit from the back and I thought it would be a good chance to see what the suit looked like in person, so I tapped the shoulder of the person wearing the suit.
And around turned someone who had to be at least 65 years old, maybe 70.
I asked if her suit was from Lands End and she replied that indeed, it was. I told her that I really liked it and was considering getting it.
With that she looked me up and down and said, "you'll love it...it's really slimming!"
And in one fell swoop I realized that not only do I have an undeniable muffin top but also the sense of style of a senior citizen.