weeks 13 and 14 of my project life album. i can’t imagine not keeping up with this projectd. some of the images are blurry. sorry about that.
front row of macy’s day parade! subways, early morning wake up (3:30am!), em’s thanksgiving mass. the parade floats and balloons were really cool up close.
confetti from the parade. i put it into a little baggie and stapled it to a photo i took of our clothes covered in confetti. added a little washi tape too. since we were on the front row, and we had a row of girls dressed in pink, almost every float and balloon sprinkled confetti on us. it was a little bit magic. we saw the balloons blown up the night before, which was also a little bit magic.
when i told mags that the “fab five” gymnasts were going to be in the parade she flipped out. she said seeing them would be on the top 2 of her christmas list. we saw them and McKayla Maroney waved to her!
we had both sides of our family together for thanksgiving for the first time in our 10 years of marriage. it was such a nice night!
then to the nike northeast regional cross country meet where the team my husband coaches won for the third year in a row and qualified to go to the national meet where they would be defending the national title they won last year.
we finished off the weekend with another thanksgiving meal at our house with just the 5 of us. our youngest requested it since it was the first time in her life we didn’t do thanksgiving at home. it made me so happy that she wanted to keep the tradition alive.
i took the top left photo on a morning run. how pretty is that?! i wrote on the photo with my slick writer marker – love it!
we had an awards dinner for the cross country team and jack won a trophy.
then i went to portland to watch the nike national cross country team championship race. the kids stayed with chris’s parents and had a great time. they sent me frequent pictures and texts which kept me sane. i’m only away from them a couple times a year.
the first morning in portland, we woke up to the most amazing rainbow i’ve ever seen. you can’t tell from the photos, but the colors were so vivid and i saw the purple so clearly. the whole arc of the rainbow was visible. i put two photos together to get that photo on the bottom left.
i had part of a day all to myself in portland to explore. i spent a long time on nike’s campus and ran on their trail. i also spent a long time in blick art materials and powell’s books.
i got my nails painted for the trip and i could. not. stop. looking. at them. made me happy every single time.
the team came in 4th in the nation which is pretty spectacular, but compared to the 1st place they were expecting (and many runners around the country expected), it was a relative disappointment for them. but they handled it so well and i was proud to be associated with the team.
my aunt and uncle drove down from washington to watch the race and have dinner with me, and i was so happy to see them. they had fun running around the muddy race course with me. and speaking of the mud….holy cow – it was insane. it was halfway to my knee in some spots. really terrible running conditions.
our dear friends faye and jason also came for a surprise visit and it was SO great to see them. i’m kicking and punching myself for not taking a photo of us together. SO mad. thank you guys for coming up to visit!
don’t know about project life? project life is a super simple way to document your life without buying all of that scrapbooking jazz. it’s working perfectly for me and my family.
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i’m also posting this on the mom creative today.