Thursday, August 29, 2013

First 5k in the States

The first time I participated in a 5K was in Guatemala... and then a 10K and then another 5K, all in Guatemala. So it was a little weird to get to do one for the first time in the States!
It was fun to do with an aunt who doesn't act half as old as she is. (Not that I'm calling her old.) And the highlighter-yellow shirt was cool...

...but not as cool as receiving the medal for first place in my age. Which sounds really good...
 ...except we were walking. :) This was her first 5k and she couldn't run yet and didn't want to do it by herself, so we walked it. (So either everyone my age is a slow walker or was running.) Either way, it was interesting to compare how it was similar to races in Guatemala.
Next year we hope to run it together!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Stuck in Desert Sands

Me: "So why'd you decide to go off of the road?"
Ben: "It looked like the road went to the top of the dune, there were lots of tire tracks... Soooo, I just wanted to see if the grass was greener over there. ;)"


Me: "Well maybe those tracks were made by a Toyota 4Runner not a Dodge Durango. ;) How'd you manage to get help? Did you pay them?"



Ben: "It was Saturday morning so they were all kind of lounging around anyway, a couple of them were nearby. I went to ask them if they had a number for tow truck because the regular mechanic I use is in Egypt now. They started helping and eventually workers from nearby houses came out. All working together they lifted the truck and put rocks and boards under the tires. I gave them enough to buy all 12 of them a drink. I was going to go get the drinks but they preferred the money."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kids Unscripted: Chapter 18

Talia: (throwing a blanket over Elias) "Look, Elias wants to be a poultry-geist!"
Elias: *laughing*
Ben: "I think you mean a poltergeist."
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Talia: (playing with some little plastic people) "...and he had a friend named Google..."
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J: "What kind of dinosaur is this?"
Talia: "A connoisseur-ous"
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Talia: "Kanga-rooooo, Kanga-rooooo,' 
Mommy, do you like my song? I think it needs a few more words..."
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Talia: "If you have met your friend, your friend has met you..."
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Talia: "I want to see the blue blobster!"
(She meant lobster.)
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Talia: "Kohlee and I just slipped into friendship!"
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Talia: "Can I make a flower-girl dance?"
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Talia: "I just made a calm-spin-around-dance. It's better than the hyper-spin-around-dance."
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Talia: "Mommy, do rice-krispie treats have vitamins?"
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013