The Cole's take on DC.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I am terrible and haven't posted any photos from when the fam came to DC. So for now enjoy what my sister created on her Read more...

Our Traina-Filled Summer

We've had some good times with the Jen & Blake Traina this summer. An old favorite of theirs and a new favorite of ours, Los Tolteco's, has become a weekly occurrence for the four of us. We've spent many margarita and sun-filled afternoons hanging out on the patio. Here we are at the Virginia Wine Festival. There was about 30 Virginia wineries tasting booths in the middle of nowhere in Roundhill, VA. We had a great night as official taste testers and wine connoisseurs. I would have to say one of the highlights of the night was hitting McD's on the way home. Wine & McDonalds the perfect combination...
We spent last weekend in the Shenandoah Valley at Martha & Keith's cabin in Bryce. It was so relaxing and wonderful to spend the weekend with friends without any responsibilities. We stayed up late, slept in, ate a late breakfast on the deck, and drove around the beautiful, historic town making pit-stops at all the cute little wineries.
Yay for new friends and for many more memorable moments to come. Read more...

CFWO intermission

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I got home from a long day of work and play on Friday night and started to undress to put on my pj's...and I caught a glance of myself in the mirror...and my arms were ENORMOUS. Apparently over the course of the day under the sleeves of my tiny pink sweater my upper arms had been growing exponentially. I could not stop staring at and examining them and I was suddenly wishing Tanner hadn't stopped off at the store.

When Tyler and Tanner did get home I ran down the stairs to show them. Tyler thought I was allergic to bees and had been stung by them continuously. Nope not the case Tyler, I just have the case of the swolls from my crossfit workouts on Wednesday and Friday. None of us had ever seen anything like it. I felt so nasty and I was in so much pain. The swelling is slowly going down but its two days later and I am still icing and covering up in sweaters which I am having a difficult time stretching over my massive, creepy arms. Pull ups are definitely not my friend after this turn of events. Read more...

Summer Time 09 Part Uno

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tanner: Remember when we went to Mount Vernon?
Kirsten: Ya, I do, why?
Tanner: Just making sure. That was fun.

We've had some seriously fun summer activities sans studying (if you can believe it) and no one else has been able to enjoy them because I haven't been blogging! I haven't been taking very many pictures either so this post may seem pretty lame but I just want to write down some memorable moments.

....last sunday july 26 - Mount Vernon awaited us. We woke up late Sunday morning and the weather was pretty crappy and we were both like, We want to do something today. So we did. We packed ourselves up for the one hour drive to GW's old house. It ended up being a hella hot day spent standing in line for 2 hours but we loved it anyway.

wednesday july 29 - happy hour with 19th and w - This group of guys is one-of-a-kind. Tanner had already been hanging out at Clyde's for a few hours when I showed up after work. The night was spent listening to their crazy stories and planning future vacations to create more crazy stories.

thursday july 30 - wine tasting party at Martha's - Do I really want to tell this story? Yeah! Nancy's friend Martha joined a pyramid scheme selling wines from Napa Valley. Whoever thought this up is genius. Wine up your friends and sell oodles of wine and have them sign up to host their own parties all while having a good time.

friday july 31 - crab feast - The Espejo's had us over for our very first fresh crab feast. This dinner didn't come easy, we had to work for every ounce of crab and mussels that we devoured. So it wasn't surprising to find that we were pretty tempted by the kid's food (pizza and mac and cheese) that was prepared in the kitchen when our dinner was over.

saturday aug 1 - training camp in the heat, Los Tolteco's for margs and dinner (a new...what's it called? You know, you do it every week or every year? tanner: annually? No you do it by holidays and with your family....TRADITION!), then listening to tanner's radio show...the Sports Hub.