Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lunch Breaks, Swim Dates and New Work Truck

Earlier this week, I met the girls while I was on my lunch break. We had a picnic at the park.
It would've been miserable, but we went to a park that had a lot of shade. I was able to meet them again, today for another lunch date. I love summer!
Lunch break. Lunch date.
Last week, Dakota and I went to Hurricane Harbor. We plan on going again soon (as soon as I can pry myself away from editing) and this time Cheyenne will join us!
Dakota and mommy date at Hurricane Harbor
Trey got a new service truck for his business. I won't be driving that around town, but it's great for him. It's hard to believe, but Twin Temp is now a 4 man crew. I'm happy they are doing so well.
Super Duty Twin Temp

Monday, July 27, 2015

Being Thrown in the Pool - Slow-Mo Videos

This past weekend we attended a family wedding in Midland. We stayed at a hotel and the kids loved the pool. Trey had fun throwing the kids around. Make sure to watch Trey's belly flop.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


The girls are enjoying a relaxing summer. So far, I have not caught Dakota climbing to go on the top bunk.
This week, Cheyenne has been in Abilene visiting with family. We will see her tomorrow. I can't wait to squeeze her.
Swan Lake Mask

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This is Crazy. I'll Be Running a 50 Mile Trail Race.

Ever since I completed my first 50K, I've dreamt about running a 50 mile trail race. With five 50Ks under my feet,

1. Cowtown 2011 (Road 5:27)
2. Palo Duro 2011 (Trail 5:49)
3. Rockledge Rumble 2013 (Trail 6:35)
4. Cowtown 2014 (Road 5:28)
5. Cowtown (Virtual) 2015 (Road 5:43)

I feel like it's time to tackle a longer distance. I finally got the courage to register for one. December of this year, I'll be toeing the line of the Brazos Bend 50 mile Trail Race aka Brazos Bend 100. Bucket list, here I come!
2011 Palo Duro 50K Trail Race
FIFTY FREAKING MILES is crazy. I know. Trust me, I KNOW. Don't ask me what time I think I will complete the distance because I have no idea. I know the course is flat, so that's fantastic! Not that I'm going for speed or anything, I want to finish before it gets dark!

The race is months away, but I'm doing a marathon training schedule during this "I have no races on my calendar" season, in order to keep a healthy fitness level and running base - which should help to ease me into the 50 mile training. I'm using the Nike+ Coach app. I'm on week four. I'm having to adjust my long runs because this training program has them on Fridays, but for the most part, I'm keeping up with my weekly mileage and doing my best to hit those long runs, even if it means delaying them until Sunday.
Summer Nike Coach app
Summer Nike Coach app
Summer Nike Coach app
Summer Nike Coach app
The Nike+ app doesn't have a training program for anything longer than a marathon. I'm looking for a well rounded 50 mile training program. There are several out there. A lot of them have back to back weekend long runs. I'm booked filming weddings in October, so training that month is going to be interesting. Stay tune! I will be updating the blog often about my long runs, fuel and the highs and lows of training - over the next few months.
2011 Palo Duro 50K Trail Race

Monday, July 13, 2015

Texas Raceway

Friday night, we went to Texas Raceway. Chris was planning on racing his Mustang. Trey thought it would be funny to race the Mustang against the Twin Temp Service van. Guess who won?

It wasn't for advertising or anything like that…there really weren't a lot of people out there anyways…it was just for good fun. When Trey finishes restoring his truck, he wants to take it out there. It was a fun night. We also went out to dinner with Chris. Matt met us at the racetrack. We got home pretty late and I missed my Saturday long run. I made up for it on Sunday. I ran 16 miles. Ooooohhhh, it was a long one!
Texas Raceway
Texas Raceway
Texas Raceway
Before they raced, the had to take the ladders off of the van.
Texas Raceway

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ballet Camp Recitial

We enrolled Cheyenne in a week long ballet camp. This was her third year participating. She loves going! I wanted to enroll Dakota in the three year olds class, but they were full.

Here are some photos from the Ballet recital. Cheyenne did great!
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2015 Summer Ballet Camp
Even though Dakota didn't dance, she insisted on wearing ballet slippers.
2015 Summer Ballet Camp

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fourth of July Weekend

Friday, I worked a wedding in Azle. Everything ran smoothly! The ceremony was outside and the lighting was gorgeous. The entire time I was at the venue, so I didn't have to run around from one location to another, which is normally the case. It was pretty laid back. I can't wait to edit it, I got some pretty footage.
Working at the orchard
Saturday morning, we went to movies and watched Inside Out. I'm such a baby. I cried the entire time!!!! What Inside Out emotion are you? There is not an emo character, but if there was one, that would be me. Actually, I'd be a mix of Joy and Emo. The movie was insanely entertaining, even if you don't have kids - you should watch it.

Later that afternoon, we went over to a friends house. Brian from our Sunday school class threw a pool party and he had a pretty good turn out.
Fourth of July Pool Party
Sunday, we went out for lunch.

Sunday afternoon, we hiked. It was about a mile hike. We stopped along the trail, took pictures and played. It was a great holiday weekend!
Family Hike
Family Hike
Family Hike
Family Hike
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