Here is my quick and dirty photo expo catch-up.
Stinky had Homecoming last week and Friday's game had them all dressing like hicks... Er, Iowans. Whatever.
Saturday we went to Pella, Ia. - a town of mostly Dutch descendants. It's where they make the windows too.
I did my first cyclorcorss race there. It was fun and scary.
The Guy was wonderful and amazing at helping me figure out how to ride through all the twists and turns without killing myself.
Of course, I liked the parts where I had to run best.
When I got done, I felt like I was going to puke blood. How fun does that sound, huh?
The real Dutch letters are an S shaped pastry filled with marzipan - pure loveliness.
The fake Dutch letters were weird little maze things they made for us to run up and down hills on our bikes on the cyclocross course. Not so lovely.
After the race, we went to beautiful downtown Pella and ate Mexican food, bought pastries and wandered around a bit before going home.
Here is Stinky making what looks like wannabe gang signs for her Homecoming photos (quaint) but really stands for Work Crew, from the camp Stinky went to this Summer. How even more Iowan of her.
On Sunday I went to Ames to Coadster's choir concert and it was fine. It was one of those things, where I drove for 4 hours to watch Coadster sing in a gigantic choir for 15 minutes. I couldn't tell which one she was, but she saw me arrive and it made her happy and that's all that really matters, right?
Stinky got her braces put on Tuesday. I have no idea how exactly we'll pay for them, but I'm nothing, if not good at creative financing.
Anyway, things are good and busy and stressful and fun and scary and expensive and wonderfully full...About what anyone would expect from their life.