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Scenes from Saturday + Stayin’ Classy at 50

We are on vacation, visiting family in San Diego, and celebrating Michelle’s parent’s 50th anniversary. That’s an increasingly rare and wonderful milestone showcasing a long and successful partnership.

Michelle likes to tell the story of how my grandmother pulled her aside a few weeks before our wedding and told her in no uncertain terms that there were no divorces in her family and she didn’t intend to start now so Michelle better be sure. Either my tiny, little grandmother had a terrifying side that I never saw or she was working some powerful voodoo because 17 years after that chat, and many weddings later, there are still no divorces in my large, sprawling, extended family.

Or maybe we just all had good role models. I’m a big believer in modeling how and what you want your kids to learn. Fifty years of marriage is a heck of a strong example.

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Race Recap: Balboa Park 8 Miler

Is there anything better than an unexpected vacation race. My ideal vacation? Family, friends, warm temperatures, good food and a race. Seriously. I love running to explore new places. Getting a little lost, seeing the sites, finding your way back out again. Much better than relying on the rental car’s nav system or only sticking to the tourist trails. This year’s big trip was out to California with the girls. Half the time up in San Francisco and half the time down in San Diego (with a quick day and half stop in Anaheim – what could the kids possibly like to do in Anaheim!). Continue Reading