Monday, May 20, 2013

Gettin' a Little Squirrelly!

In addition to celebrating our anniversary this weekend, the big event was the annual Running of the Squirrels 5K.  My hometown's claim to fame is being one of only 2 locations in the world to have a large population of white squirrels.  8 years ago, a new 5K was born...The Running of the Squirrels! 3 years ago our family business became the title sponsor of the event as it's become an annual tradition for us to participate! 
The organizers always pride themselves with choosing catchy themes...and this year it was "Nothing Runs Like A Squirrel" (which is also the John Deere slogan in case you're not from a rural community!)

Say Cheese!  Oh dear, she already poses for pictures!
Hubby ran the race by himself so he could race for time, and I ran with a couple of girlfriends.  We had a goal of running 2 minutes, walking 1 and for the most part we succeeded.  I think we ended up doing more like 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking towards the end...but we still finished in about 37 minutes. 
My parents pushed Elyse in a stroller most of the way...but this is how she crossed the finish line!  Apparently she got a little tired of being in the stroller! 

Afterwards I headed to my parent's house so Elyse could nap and then we played outside for a bit until Hubby was able to close up the office.  
 After spending some time working outside on Saturday afternoon, we headed out for a date night!  Hubby & I were able to get a true Dinner & a Movie date night on Saturday night while we left Elyse with the in-laws.  Our big anniversary celebration was our Dominican Republic trip, but we still enjoyed a nice evening out to reminisce a little bit on all that we've done in the past 6 years! 
Chinese food & The Great, fun! 


Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Aww, that sounded like a great weekend! And so fun that everyone participated in the run!

Melanie said...

Love the pics..and your funny!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love that its your claim to fame! I was hoping for a picture of one too!