Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Little Flower!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NC trip!

Addison and I went to visit Tracy in NC after a whole month of not seeing each other. Our plane departed from Austin at 5:30 Friday morning. The only consolation is that it was 6:30 eastern time. We had a longish layover in Atlanta and arrived about 2:00 in NC. Kara Webb picked us up at the airport with her daughter Allison. Thank goodness they call her Allie, or Allison and Addison could get pretty confusing. We went to her house where I met her husband Lance and their son Graham. Tracy came to their house after he got off work! We all loaded up and went to Texas Road House. It's a little bit ironic but they have the best steaks in the area according to Kara. We had a good time talking with them and getting to know the Webbs.
Saturday we ate the continental breakfast and headed out for some errands. I suppose it wouldn't be a trip to a base without going to clothing and sales. I got a few things, Tracy picked up some things and before you know it we were out the door with $100 worth of stuff. While in Wal-mart we got news that Isaac Thunder Lemmon was born! He was born 1:42 pm, 7lbs. 1 oz, 19 inches long! Saturday night we went back to the Webbs for dinner and played a not so great game of Skip-bo. Kara and I got killed by the boys :(
On Sunday we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast at IHOP with the rest of Fayetteville. We got back to the hotel and realized Addison had a fever of 103. We spent the rest of the day hanging out, monitoring the fever and watching the Cowboys game. Tracy had to leave that night so that stunk.
Over all it was a great weekend! It was good to see Tracy and he enjoyed seeing us. I'm still not sure who he liked seeing more, me or Addison. He might even say Addison. We got to spend some time together and with some friends!
Getting back to Austin was a long story I'd rather not talk about. Who likes to talk about really frustrating travel delays? We finally made it home and I was able to hold baby Isaac for the first time! I forget how small newborns are. He has darkish skin (compared to my pale little Addison) and very little hair. When he is awake he can be quite alert but he sleeps and eats most of the time.
Today is our first day at home all together. Drew took off around noon headed to Dallas. We will miss him. I got assigned his dish washing duties :/ The good news is that Addison has no fever today, so I don't have to drive an hour to her doctor!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Isaac Thunder Lemmon arrives!

Meredith had Isaac at 1:45 pm. He weighs 7lbs 1oz, 19in. long. So far
he and Meredith are doing well. I'm not so sure about Aaron. Last I
heard he wasn't looking forward to seeing the epidural needle again!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Try Andy's Tri

It all started this summer when some friends talked me into doing a triathlon with them. Out of the five of us I was the only one able to actually do the race. Did I get tricked into this? I waited in line two hours Saturday for a spot int he race b/c the race was full when I finally decided to buy a "ticket." I was number 14 in line to buy the unclaimed spots in the race. The race was on Sunday. I woke up at 4:00 due to my precious Addison waking up. I got up at 4:45 in time to pump and eat breakfast. Mr. Bill dropped me off at 5:30 at the transition area. All 800 of us got ready until 7:10. Then we were left to wait in the cold until the swimming started. I was in the last wave and swam at 8:05. I finished the swim in 7:54 and grabbed my jacket and headed to my bike. I got ready in 3 min. Right out of the gate I noticed that my back tire was low. I decided to use my CO2 quick pump to air it up. Bad idea to try this for the first time during the race. I ended up breaking off the air valve. So I now have a flat tire. We tried a new tube, in the process we lost the valve and had to dig around the grass for it. The new tube was leaking. We take it off, I really mean the 2 nice spectators, then put on the first tube which we think we can put the valve from the new tube on it. Nope, that's when we discovered that the valve was broken. Plan C, put the new tube back on and try to patch it. At this point I was very frustrated and prayed that it would hold air. The guy airs up the tube and it holds air this time! Woot! God was listening!

I’m off for the bike ride. I’m now riding alone due to the 23 min. delay and being the last wave of swimmers. The last five miles of the bike I had a personal police escort. I finished the bike in 1:04:??. I get back, I'm the last one and most people are done with the race by now and change into my running shoes, drop my jacket and go. The run was my best part. I finished in 31:??. That was pretty goo considering I was training at 12 min miles and was certain before the race that I'd have to walk! I didn't have to walk at all! I guess I had experienced enough sore muscles while running during my soccer days!

My goal for the race was to finish in less than 2:00:00. Despite the flat tire disaster I still finished in less than 2 hours! My goal for my next race is to finish in less than 1:30:00 and to majorly improve my bike time. The blind guy finished in 47:00. That's flying, average of 25mph on the bike! It was great fun, but I'm no superwoman. You can do it too with a little commitment and motivation!

Thank you all for your support! Especially Tracy for letting me buy a Tri bike!

1:54:06 Triathlon Time

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Addison

Addison is all dressed up in her Halloween garb! You can't read her shirt but it says "I"m here for the candy!"

I haven't updated in a while- in brief I spent week before last in McKinney and Lewisville. Then I went to Ouachita for homecoming. It was my social club's 10th anniversary! We had a great time seeing old friends and I enjoyed introducing Addison to all my friends!

This week I booked a flight and hotel to go see Tracy next weekend, 23-26th. I"m not sure if he misses me or Addison more. For now we will call it a tie. But we both look forward to seeing him and meeting new friends.

Last night we all went to Amber's homecoming game where she is a dancer girl. Since it was homecoming the dad's danced too! It was really cute and funny! Imagine Dennis dancing and there you go. He did a great job compared to the other dads. Today I'm leaving for Sugar Land to see if I get a spot in tomorrow's triathlon. I"m staying with the Severances. They are friends of our family from when we lived in SL. I haven't seen them since 2005, is that right? Tracy and I weren't married and Leslie lived in SL. I'll keep you updated if I get a spot in the race!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009