Monday, April 15, 2013

A Look Back at 2012, Part 2

So, the first quarter of 2013 has flown by and I'm just now getting around to recapping the last half of 2012. But, better late than never, I guess, as it's always a good thing to look back on where you've been, what you've done, how far you've come and how much fun you had along the way! 

July 2012

Tri Daughter #1 was selected to join the Joey D Cares Rock Orchestra. The group is made up of 6th graders - adults who play concerts for charity. TD1's first gig with the group raised $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Rock on! 

All three Tri Daughters competed in their second youth triathlon of the season.
Here they are in action:
TD2 on the swim: 

TD3 heading out of T1: 

TD1 on the run: 

The whole family post-race and pre-feast:

August 2012

TD1's next JDC gig was for the National Night Out: 

Then our family was off to the Outer Banks for some much-needed R & R!

Triathlon Family 

TD1 got to bring a friend this year! Welcome, C, to the beach!

The whole crew--7 of us are triathletes and 1 is about to be!

Me & Tri Dad

Time for more fun in the sun at the 16th annual Grab A Crab: 

Sunset on the Bay 
The 2012 Grab A Crab Crew

North East Triathlon was next: 
Tri Dad took 3rd in division 

All smiles after a first-place divisional finish

Celebrating the Olympic-distance tri Olympic style!

Post-race celebration 

September 2012

Our last race of the season was at the Chesapeake Man Endurance Festival--a 75.2-mile race

Me & Tri Dad post-race

Tri Dad finished 3rd in division 

I snagged first in my division :)


Finish Chute

Tri Dad bike 

See how much fun triathlon is?

Happy with my race!

Tri Dad finishing the swim 

Great feeling!

Tri Dad heading to the finish 

Beard and mustache compliments of the Choptank 

Swim Start/Finish 

September 2012

TD2 got her braces off

9 mos to straight teeth--amazing! I wore a full metal jacket for 2.5 years! 




Ready for action!
October 2012

Fun & relaxing girls weekend to Deep Creek Lake

Fab 5 at Mountain State Brewing Company 

Hiking at Swallow Falls State Park 

Muddy Creek Falls 
October 2012 

Halloween & Jamaica, Mon!

3 Goth girls, a Jamaican and a cat

JAMAICA! (Need I say more?)

November 2012

TD3 has been going to gymnastics since, well, since I was carting her around in a Baby Bjorn at her sisters' classes. She's now the last one standing (on her head) in gymnastics and was selected to be part of an accelerated group taught by the gym's owner (the fiery red-head pictured below).

TD3 is right at home standing on her head!
TD1's final JDC gig of year was at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees event.

ITB problems ended my tentative bid for the OBX Marathon. New shoes (and three months of stretching & rest) to the rescue!
New shoes!
Thanksgiving with family from Indiana
Tri Daughters & Tri Dog with cousins from Indiana 
December 2013
Our tree came with a little something extra--we are still waiting for it to hatch . . .
Praying mantis nest!

Tri Dog

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

New favorite mug . . . 
. . . until Santa brought me this one!

Tri Daughter 2 gives the trumpet a try . . .

TD2 at her first band concert

Meeting Crowie!

TD2 thought Crowie was a cutie :)

At the Festival of Trees, we met a local artist and loved his work. These two awesome paintings now give our wall a much-needed pop of color!

Love the blue

Grab A Crab anyone? 

Three happy girls on Christmas morning: 

Tri Dog is happy, too!

Snow on Christmas Day 

Celebrating with cousins from Mississippi

Merry Christmas to all!

And best wishes for the  New Year!
New Year's Eve

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