Kids Obstacle Race

Truth is I was looking forward to this kids obstacle race more than Adam but with me being 15 weeks pregnant I had to take it easy.  I’ll just have to sign up for an adult mud race after I have the baby.  I came across the Kids Obstacle Challenge event a while back and luckily it was coming to the Bay Area so I was able to sign up the boys.  If you have been looking for a similar event I would suggest you visit their website to find out the dates and locations coming up.  They seem to go all over.  You only register the kids and one adult per child is allowed to accompany them in the obstacle race. 

I really liked how they spreaded out the obstacle challenges in between some light running.  It made the boys look forward to more challenges as they were running.  Its supposedly a race but we took our time as did most people.  Also, sometimes the boys wanted to re do the challenge like climbing the wall, etc so we let them. They also have a few water stations along the way so you don’t need to take water bottles on the race. I was happy to find out the mud challenges ( 2) were the last ones because it allowed us to be that less messy. hehe.  However, they were the most fun ones to do.  Luckily, theres an area where you can wash it off right away.  We look forward to doing it again next year. 


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10 Years in the Making

It's been 10 years since Adam and I have said our "I do's" and it has been nothing but bliss. Ha ha, yeah right. Truth is, it's been no fairy tale.  Let's travel down memory lane, where in the beginning we thought "oh we will never go to sleep angry" or "let's always communicate without yelling at each other" etc. Honestly, marriage takes a lot of work, a lot of commitment and most of all it needs God to be at the center of it all.  I want to share with you guys a few things I've come to learn through our experience over the past 10 years.  

1. GOOD INTENTIONS

It's important to have good intentions in everything you do towards each other.  Whether its intentionally taking the time to sit down and have a conversation without interruptions, intentionally showing appreciation through your actions, not just verbally, or even being intentional with your touch throughout the day.  I'm guilty of letting the day go by with the day to day tasks, that by the time the night ends, we haven't communicated that well and we leave it for the next day.  So, something we have both implemented is lists and a family calendar.  You better believe we even schedule mom and dad private bedroom time on it as well.  

2. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY

It goes without saying, prayer is everything.  I know you hear it during those pre-marital classes and you think "sure I'll pray for him because I love him!".  But let me just say, its a tad bit difficult to pray when your schedule is crazy, nonetheless to pray for someone who is on your last nerve.  Then finally, there is an open window for you to take that time, and when it presents itself be ready to take your prayer journal and write down the specific things you need to pray for in your marriage.  Writing down certain characteristics about him or you can help you be that more intentional and specific in your prayers to God.  

"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures" Proverbs 24:3-4

3. GENIUNELY MAKE HIM HAPPY

You would think this one is a no brainer and common sense, but it most certainly is a challenge.  If your only goal is to make each other happy, then think about all the arguments you can prevent. However, we are all human and selfish, we want what we want and we have reasons to argue about it to make your point.  When Adam and I take a trip to Home Depot or Ikea it turns into us arguing because, of course, we each have our own ideas of what we like.  My response always is, "why can't you just make me happy and go with this one?" but, that's me being selfish because I could easily do the same for him.  If one of us is in a good mood you'll hear us saying,  "sure love, whatever you want" and that phrase makes all the difference in the world.  Genuinely, try to make each other happy in the little things.


Photoshoot

We got married in San Francisco in 2008, so it just made sense to take our 10 year anniversary photos there as well. When I saw my friend Inna had taken beautiful photos in the city hall, I just knew I had to contact her because I wanted our photos taken there and inside.  Its open to the public, no need to make an appointment.  I totally recommend anyone that loves SF to check it out because its absolutely beautiful inside.

DETAILS

Dress : Vici Collection | Skirt: Amazon | Adam's Suit: Indochino | Bouquet: Ismerai | Photographer: Inna Elsie | Venue: SF City Hall

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