Thursday, February 25, 2010

Without peanut butter, please.

Airplanes are a huge part of my life and my family's lives. I've talked about the Air Force on this blog and how my husband is a pilot, so you can deduce for yourself our child loves airplanes, too.

(My lil'cuddle bug is the cutest kid ever and I am giggling at this story as I type out the event.)

Often times I will prepare a caramel flavored, peanut butter covered rice cake for my breakfast. I offered to prepare one for Cuddle Bug and asked if it was preferred plain or with peanut butter… the response:


So, without haste, I delivered a plain rice cake.

“There ya go, Sweetie! Enjoy!”

Next time I might actually cut it in the shape of an airplane.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 Mercedes Marathon

The 2010 Mercedes Marathon was held this past Sunday, February 14, 2010.

My husband ran the 2nd leg of the marathon relay. The majority of the course was flat, except for HIS 5k, the 2nd leg of the relay. But, considering he has never ran a 5k before and the difficulty of the leg, I am unbelievably proud of his 38 minute time. Each finisher received a medal, pictured below. The Marathon winner was Daniel Ellis. He completed the 26 mile race in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 57 seconds, with an average pace of 1 mile every 5 minutes and 35 seconds. Amazing.

It is so funny to see people dressed in costume running a marathon. But they do... and when they do... I take their picture.

I think the bib number for the "fairy" is from a previous year or previous runner. His looks slightly different from the one my husband has and the bib from the football runner. Either way, this guy ran a freakin' marathon in a fairy costume.

And I wouldn't have believed it, if I hadn't seen it myself at the first transition where my husband started, but the football player... ran the FULL marathon... IN UNIFORM!! The picture below is of him taken at one of his last turns. The time on the clock at that turn was under 3 hours, 50 minutes. You can't do that well and stop to take off the gear. Seriously, dude... YOU ROCK!

Note: Neither of these participates are my husband.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My CFE is complete!

I have successfully completed my CFE exam. I took the last exam on the 365th day after initiating the prep course. One year and 1500 questions later, I am a Certified Fraud Examiner. How should I celebrate?