So, here is a recap blog about what's been happening with the Smiths over the last several weeks.
Brynlie's Baby Dedication:
A couple weekends ago, Jenn and I drove down to Chattanooga to go to my niece's baby dedication. It was held at the visitor center at the VW plant there in Chatt-town. It really is a cool spot with tons of trails and places to hike.
The service went well, and Jenn and I even sang a song together. Nope, I don't have any pictures or video of that, although I know you all would like to hear us singing! :)
That same weekend, Jenn and I went to see her parents to celebrate her mom's birthday. Check out the sweet medal hanger that I found for her on Etsy.com. I think she really liked it and now has something to hang her triathlon medals on!
|Kathy, mother-in-law, with her B-day present|
While we were down there, we wanted to see the damage from the crazy tornados that keep ripping through Chattanooga. This last one was less than two miles from my sister and brother-in-law's house. My brother-in-law, Jason, is also a Police Officer/Chaplain for the Chattanooga Police. He was on the scene shortly after the tornado came through, and he took some video of the area as well as a life-flight helicopter picking someone up. The damage was INCREDIBLE!
If you didn't know, I love playing golf! I'm not all that great at it, but I sure have a lot of fun. My dad and I never pass up an opportunity to hit the links, so we took the chance and played 9 holes on Sunday a couple weekends ago. It was perfect weather, and a whole lot of fun. We played at a course that I'd never played before, but I had my best round of the year (out of three) and shot a 45.
I also got to go with my buddies, Donnie Keele and Jonathon DeWebber a couple weeks ago. We had a lot of fun although it was REALLY ugly! Want to see a nasty-lookin', bail-out-at-the-end swing? Have a look...
Although we've been super busy, we've been taking advantage of getting out and riding a bunch. We've been struggling with flats recently, although I think we've figured out the problem. Jenn had two flats in back to back days, but it was due to her tire bead separating from the sidewall. The wire bead was poking the tube! On my last ride with Ryan Hodgins, I snagged a piece of glass that cut the tire and of course tube. Luckily, the tire held for the last 20 miles of our 35 mile ride. We had a lot of fun, and it was great to break him into his furthest distance and past the 30-mile barrier. He hadn't ridden more than 22 miles before.
Yes, I've got a bunch of news about our future and what will happen after graduation! We're so happy and stoked, and there are so many blessings that have happened in the last weeks. But, I'm gonna leave you hanging for another post that I'll give you later this week. Am I a jerk or what? :)