campers paradise

as most of my posts start, i have, of course, been meaning to post this for a while now…. but right now i am avoiding all forms of housework so it’s the perfect time for me to ‘get serious’ about my blog…

last weekend pauly ran (with our good friends caleb and libby) in his first triathlon! i was outrageously proud of him…..and significantly more nervous than he was about it. let me be clear: i had my signature *ahem*  “nervous bowel issues” for him, and i didn’t sleep well at all the night before….this also solidified my decision to avoid races for myself whenever possible (which….unless you are being chased….along side several hundred other people….it’s pretty easy to avoid races….)

but with the completion of each event, my ‘constitution became much more fortified’ and i was thoroughly enjoying myself by the time he crossed the finish line. before the race, pauly asked me “any last thoughts?” to which i, as the loving, selfless wife replied, “well…just don’t throw up at the finish line. that would really embarrass me…”

after the race, it was an amazing day of beach lounging, amazing food eating…(lets not talk about the 2 solid extra pounds that came home with me from this weekend…*cough cough*…), and general hanging out and getting to be together with friends and family. my parents and sissiebear and bro-in-law came down for the event and it was so fun to get a whole day of fam-bam time.

so here are the highlights, and i’m not going to write about each one like i normally do….too many….too lazy….

and he's off! 400 meter swim done!....i would have drowned...or just given up, which then..would result in drowning...

and he’s off! 400 meter swim done!….i would have drowned…or just given up, which then..would result in drowning…

finished! and didn't throw up!! how nice of him to think of me like that...

finished! and he didn’t throw up!! how nice of him to think of me like that…also: i didn’t get any pics of his biking because he whizzed by too quickly!

i love this pic of him finishing because it kinda looks like he's doing the 'running man' dance move! haha!

i love this pic of him finishing because it kinda looks like he’s doing the ‘running man’ dance move! haha!

this girl. i mean. second year in a row doing this tri with no other girls doing it with her! she is so strong and so capable and i am in awe of her. honestly, libb...way to go!!

this girl. i mean. second year in a row doing this tri with no other girls doing it with her! she is so strong and so capable and i am in awe of her. honestly, libb…way to go!!

this guy. i didn't even get a chance to take a pic of him finishing because he's so fast! AND he finished SECOND. SECOND!!! WHAT?!! #stud.

this guy. i didn’t even get a chance to take a pic of him finishing because he’s so fast! AND he finished SECOND. SECOND!!! WHAT?!!i mean, he obviously takes this very seriously. just look at his face.  #stud. 

way to go pauly pocket!

way to go pauly pocket!, my manly manish man! 

unbeknownst to us, paul's best childhood (and adult too!) friend justin ran the race! he and his dad did it together in a relay and finished FIRST!! way to go guys!

unbeknownst to us, paul’s best childhood (and adult too!) friend justin ran the race! he and his dad did it together in a relay and finished FIRST!! way to go guys!

team libby, caleb, paul!

team libby, caleb, paul!

fam bam. boom shaka-laka

fam bam. boom shaka-laka haha look how far away my dad is standing from pauly! he was a bit…how shall we say… ‘ripe’ by the end…..

stud. muffins.

stud. muffins.

husband and wife triathletes. that is true love. i will never love paul that much.

husband and wife triathletes. that is true love. i will never love paul that much.

after the race all the runners get free ice cream...and the rest of us? "well...since we're here...."

after the race all the runners get free ice cream…and the rest of us? “well…since we’re here….”

a baby with ice cream. nothin' cuter. plus a cute mom? win. win.

a baby with ice cream. nothin’ cuter. plus a cute mom? win. win.

race done. beach time!

race done. beach time!

beach baby

beach baby

okay...this is just so cute i could puke.

okay…this is just so cute i could puke.

super sandy hugs from noah! when we got home and i was literally shaking sand off myself for 2 days. no joke. worth it.

super sandy hugs from noah! when we got home  i was literally shaking sand off myself for 2 days. no joke. worth it.

i'm guessing oliver was shaking sand off for a few days too....

i’m guessing oliver was shaking sand off for a few days too….

some of my favorite girls. missing one!

some of my favorite girls. missing one!

one last group shot before the fam left!

one last group shot before the fam left!

okay so i guess i did write on all these….i think it was just too overwhelming and i had to give myself permission to be lazy…..(give myself permission?…who says that……oprah would be proud….)

alright, off to sleep on my giant pillow-topped mattress and drape myself in loads of down blankets, as the A/C blasts in my face. with a fan running. after i take a hot shower.

but i do  love camping :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>