Friday, July 8, 2011

Waterton 2 Glacier Relay

Swift Mother Runners at the start line.  Does it look like we know what we are getting ourselves into... Well, 161 km and lots of wind and crazy terrain was what we were in for...
Look at this team!  Some of these women had to run SUPER hard legs to run and they did it with style and grace.  I couldn`t believe how tough these ladies were (are)!
Me, Megan, Kathy, Jodi, and Heather perched on the ledge, checking out the view from the top of Erin`s super hard leg.  Poor Erin!  It was the hardest leg by far!  At least she didn`t puke when she got to the top like one poor guy!
Yikes.  Who is that girl...
We did it!  After 17 ish hours, we finished the race.  We weren`t in last place (or first either), but we made it.  There were bumps and bruises along the way, but I think we were all made stronger and we certainly made new friends!
At this cool spoon shop in East Glacier, MT.  A mouse ran across the floor an scared some of us (not mentioning any names).

So, the long and short of it is, we started in Cardston, AB at 6 am Saturday, June 25 and ended up in East Glacier that same night at about 10:30.  There were no bears or mountain lions ( I think someone saw a fox), but there were plenty of porta potty stops, snacks, laughs, and a lot of good times.  I would do it again.  I think.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Well, I know this may not seem exciting to some of you, but we are SUPER stoked to finally have a nice lawn!  I know, I know, I should have taken before and after pictures - then you would all realize why I am so excited, but alas, I was too busy doing other things!
Anyway, here is our lush, green, gorgeous, 2850 sq ft lawn!  I didn't know that GRASS could make some one so happy (not the smoking kind - come on people!)

In this pic, you can see a couple of dead spots.  We need to get those replaced.  There was a ton of rain here before they cut the sod, so some pieces were really wet (and smelly) when we got them.  Those pieces died pretty quickly, but the sod company said they would replace them!

YAY for green, green grass!