Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Running down the OBX!

We just got home from a wonderful vacation in the Outer Banks. We rented a house in Duck with the Hepps and Page families for the OBX half marathon on Sunday. Mike, LJ, Carie, Adam and Mrs. Hepp all ran the half with amazing times! Jon Page was the all-star for running 26.2 miles under 3 1/2 hours!
Jodie, Sondra and myself were the cheering section at the finish line with all of the kiddos! The kids did great and were so well behaved while waiting for all of our runners to run past. They ate lots of snacks, held signs, cheered, petted dogs and ran around.
The course ends in downtown Manteo right on the waterfront. They had lots of family friendly events taking place and beer and BBQ sandwiches for all of the runners. While the runners recovered and stretched, the kids were able to visit the playground and check out the boats at the marina.
The house was great! We loved having the play set in the fenced in backyard!
A big highlight on Monday was the trash truck. Will was so excited that Adam said his heart was beating so fast when it arrived at our house. The little things in life!
Obviously, the water wasn't too bad and my son was content swimming his clothes. We took the kids down to run around, look for shells and build sand castles before heading home that day.
The pregnant mommas...Jodie-13 weeks and myself at 30 weeks!
The kids warmed up in the hot tub (or warm tub because we turned the temperature down quite a bit) and then they played on the swing set one more time.
We had a great time and were so thankful to be invited on another OBX trip! It was also neat to see how well all the kids played together and how much Will loved having constant interaction with his peers.

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