End of the Year

So it’s been awhile since I have posted.  I have been back to school and am finally getting over a wicked cold that forced me to lose my voice and call in sick…something I hate doing.  All in all though this winter is going well as it’s currently 50 outside:)  I thought I would share about our Christmas.  Since we moved to Oregon and had taken a vacation earlier Dave had literally no vacation time so we stayed here in Oregon.  It could have been a huge bummer but both of our families rose to the occasion and were amazing.  On Christmas Eve after Dave was done working we went to Christmas eve church and then celebrated Christmas with my family.  My parents set up the skype so that we were on a chair and then we all opened presents together.  It was pretty awesome and felt like we were there with them.  It contained the usual laughter of my family:)  We missed them but it was so nice of everyone to do it this way.  The next morning Dave and I slept in and then skyped with Dave’s family.  Our niece Isla is sitting up now which is amazing to watch although bittersweet.  I made brunch for Dave and I on my new omlet maker thanks mom watson and stayed in pajamas all day including my l.l. bean top – thanks Mom moore:)  Later in the day my parents skyped from the big celebration at my grandma and grandpas.  They did this on Thanksgiving too and it’s hilarious.  My cousin’s son Travis is talking now and said Merry Christmas – adorable.  Despite Dave having no days off we did get to use the last one with a quick trip to Eugene, Oregon.  This is where the University of Oregon is located and the home of Steve Prefontaine……since I am obsessed with running and Dave is too a little bit (he knows even more about Prefontaine as he wrote a paper about him in high school):) it was an awesome trip.

This is at Hayward Field which we will be going to this summer to watch the Prefontaine Classic:)  We toured the town and had awesome Korean food for lunch and then checked into our hotel which was free – thanks United.  We then went to Ninkasi this awesome brewery in Eugene.

The next day I went running on some trails that were made especially for Pre.  I guess after he went to Sweden he loved their soft trails so they made these for Pre.  It was awesome.  We also saw the memorial of where he crashed and died.

It was somewhat bittersweet as you think about how short his life was.  It also reminded me of my dad as we would watch running movies together:)  All in all it was a good end of the year complete with a great New Years.  So here is to the new year a little late I know but I hope everyone has a great new year.  I am pretty excited for this year coming up, the summer in Portland, and being in the weddings of my two best friends this fall:)  So happy for you Hannah and Kristen!!!

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