We have been so busy around here! I hate saying that because there are so many more people who are busier than we are, but for some reason, the last few months have flown by and I'm not really sure where they went!
The boys are still the best of friends. Their favorite thing to do is get in my bed to watch a movie and then fall asleep together. It's really the cutest thing in the world.
Jackson turned 8 (!) in March. He's growing faster every day and it's super exciting to watch, but kind of sad too. He is so smart and sweet and still a little stinker at times. He came along on my 14 mile run this afternoon and rode his bike the entire way. I was impressed!
Seth and I also got to see the Pixies a few months ago - definitely an amazing performance and every song was better than the rest. They sang non-stop for over 2 hours and included a couple songs from their new album which is just as fantastic as everything preceding it.
This has been a bucket list item of ours for years so to finally fulfill it and have the whole experience be even better than we had built it up to be was perfection.
If you have no idea who the Pixies are, I feel very sad for you and your life is incomplete. Get thee to Pandora or YouTube and make it right.
Tucker and the lollipop that he found have to be included somewhere in here…..No, he was not allowed to take it home.
For Spring break, we took a trip to Carlsbad Caverns. Ruger insisted on facing the back window on the way to the boarding kennel. For a dog that gets massively carsick and refuses to look out the front window on car rides, it would have been a loooooong trip if we had brought him too.
Fun fact: Ruger runs with me in the mornings and then spends the rest of his life rotating between his favorite spot on the couch and the boys' beds; sleeping as if his life depends on it. When we picked him up from the kennel, they told us that he was the life of the party, made a best friend and played nonstop the entire time. Ummmm, what? I think they had him confused with another dog.
The boys loved the pool at our hotel and we had a hard time getting them out and off to supper.
We stayed in Roswell the first night and stopped at the UFO Museum on our way to the Caverns the next morning.
Tucker could not get over the fact that he could see the alien's butt cheeks.
We were almost done walking through the museum when smoke blew out of the UFO. The boys rushed to check it out, but stated safely behind the wall……just in case.
After the museum, we made our way to Carlsbad Caverns. It's one of my favorite places to visit so it was fun to introduce Seth and the boys to it as well.
The boys have been playing Minecraft and talk non stop about rocks and minerals, making this the perfect time to visit. The Caverns rocked their world…..See what I did there?
After picking out some souvenirs, the boys slept soundly for hours. All that fresh cave air must have done the trick.
One last thing: My next marathon is June 1st in Steamboat Springs and I've been breaking in these babies for it. I've had a couple pairs of Mizuno Wave Creations most recently, but the Brooks Pureflows are cheaper so I decided to give them a try. They're okay, but I think I'm going back to the Mizuno's once these wear out. I have been able to run a lot faster during speed work with these, but I'm not sure if it's me actually improving, my GPS being jacked up, or if it's the shoes.
I'm starting to get nervous/excited for the race!