Skittle Fondue

Mike Niemi and his family joined us for a night of fondue. We had chocolate fondue along with cheese and broth for meat. When Alexis was speaking to Mike at Awana, he joked that she should dip her Skittles in chocolate fondue.

Alexis said, “That’s like an inside out M&M.”

RunKeeper

It’s been about two years now that I’ve started running regularly. The RunKeeper app for iPhone has been an effective motivator because it offers free training plans. I am doing the sub 55 minute 10K. RunKeeper tracks my route and elevation using GPS. It also has a heart rate monitor using the chest strap from Wahoo. After the run I can analyze the run on RunKeeper.com and see my speed, pace, elevation, heart rate and elapsed time with a pinpoint on a map. So I can see my heart rate and speed change as I climb the killer hill.

I’m up to nine miles now and will run ten next week. Robert Gauthier and I run together occasionally – he’s crazy into running.

Meemaw (Hazel Briggs) reads books to the twins

Meemaw recorded the reading of two books onto cassette for the twins when they were between 18 months and 2 years old, which was 2007ish.

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Christmas in Ohio

We went to Ohio for Christmas this year. Christmas Eve was spent with the Ford family at my Dad’s house. Then we spent the remainder of the time with my mom. Scott & Christine stayed in Texas for Christmas. For fun we saw Rise of the Guardians at the Medina movie theater during a snow storm.

Date with Alexis at Barnes and Nobles

We went to Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake for my date with Alexis. She drank a nice warm steamer from the coffee shop. We spent time reading books and making conversation over different things we saw on the shelves. A sales lady gave us a tour of the Nook and had Alexis download/play a game in the store. Great time with warm smiles.