Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Two Weeks Old

Little Miss Zoe is two weeks old already! Time is already flying by and Zoe has been a busy girl for being 15 days old. She has been seeing visitors, enjoying Sunday Funday brunch, meeting her Pediatric Doctor and enjoying her first dinner out.

A joint visit from the Willis and Graff/Kennedy-Darling household.

Katie says Hello

Matt and Molly say Hello

Nicole also came by to meet Zoe

Ky and I enjoyed  a nice sunny Saturday afternoon and took Zoe to checkout the scene at Bi-Partisan coffee shop. She seemed to ejoy the sights sounds and smells of the Hipster / Barista scene.
Ky trying out her new Solly Baby wrap 

Latte time

Zoe had her two week check-up and met her Pediatric Doctor. She is a healthy baby and is already in the upper echelon of being a baby. She is already growing in length, head dimension and putting on growth weight. She ranks in the 97th percentile length and head size. 

Chillen for her shots and measurements

Zoe was not so thrilled for her first bath outside of the hospital, here are a few of her non-screaming photos.
Zoe says what are you doing to me?

A head rise is okay

So fresh and so clean

Good smelling baby

Friday, September 12, 2014

And Then There Were Three (and Kona)

I know it is has been a very long time since I have posted to this blog, I decided it would take something monumental for me to begin posting again, I think Zoe meets that requirement. So here are a few assorted photos of the days leading up to the day the Z-Bomb dropped and then the ensuing chaos that followed.

Hope you enjoy!

Little did I know it was my last day of sanity

 Kona says there is something different going on

 Enduring pre-labor contractions

 She is ready

 Preferred parking at the hospital

 The patient is ready

 The new Grandparents to-be


Some nice decoration touches to the delivery room and a beautiful sunset

 A new day a, a new baby...Zoe is here!

 Zoe and her foot prints, Jen knows how to rock an ink pad

Alicia is about as excited for Zoe as humanly possible

R-Nurse and Doula extraordinaire, Jen, say hello to Zoe

Papa Lee says hello

 Sleepy Baby still likes to curl up

 Baby Rose'

Grammy says hello

The new Family

Big yawn!

 Time to go home

Excited to head home

Hospital bands all match up, no baby swap.

Pop Dan says hello

The experienced Grandparents

Tutu and Pop Dan meeting their sixth bundle of joy

 Little Miss Zoe Rose!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Step

There are 138,435 feet in a marathon, today I took the first step.

I have begun my official Marathon training for the 2012 Portland Marathon. As you most likely know, I have no experience in distance running and my only background is the training runs I used to take (5-6 miles) for rowing when I was in college. As of late my focus was on bike racing, so I have some experience in what it takes to have extended training sessions, I hope that will extend into running, how could it not.

My motivation for running a Marathon is simple, I think it is a remarkable accomplishment and an sign of dedication to hard work. So I have always wanted to do one and I figure it only gets harder the longer I wait. My training program like many things comes from online


I hope that I find the experience enjoyable and that I am able to complete this Marathon injury free. My goal is to first of all just finish, but my sub goal would be to come in just under 4 hours on course (9 minute miles). I don't know how reasonable that is, time will tell. Right now I consider myself 25-30 pounds over my ideal marathon weight and I have 18 weeks of training to get there.

What will come after the marathon I don't know, but I am thinking maybe a Triathlon in 2013, even though I am a terrible swimmer and definitely a return to competitive cycling.

(Not me, nor my photo, www.theheatlhypush.com)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Photos from Zion, Arches, and air travel

Sorry no words, just photos from my trip to Utah (for work, he he).

Mt Hood and the Cascades from 15k feet

Delicate Arch, Arches NP

Delicate Arch up close

Arches NP

Arches NP

"Park Avenue", Arches NP

More of "Park Avenue"

"The Windows", Arches NP

More of "The Windows"

Castle Valley, UT

Zion Canyon, Zion NP

Angel's Landing

First set of switch backs to Angel's Landing

Ontop of Angel's Landing ridge line

The first section of chains

Safety chains
More chains

The final approach to Angel's Landing

The "Big Bend" from above

Zion Canyon looking South

Angel's Landing approach ridge

Zion Canyon

Salt wash valley

The Black Dragon

Antelope Island and The Great Salt Lake at sunset