Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mambo N 5 & CSN Winner

Had an awesome lunch with my parents yesterday. 
How did I score lunch with my parents on their anniversary?

* I'm their favorite. [ugg, why do I have to blogit [blog/edit] for other family members?! ;)

* I'm needy.  [yes, I was yesterday . . . . true but . . . . ]

* I scheduled it last week when I didn't realize it was "the day".  YAY me!

So here's the fun photo from "Rosa's".  Yes, my Dad's bald spot gives of very happy Ray's of SUN.



Loved visiting with them yesterday.  Actually, had about 2.5 hours to talk their ears off.  awesome.

We talked about --- um, it may be easier to tell you what we didn't talk about. ;)

So many of my happiest moments include my parents and their attendance at an event [AKA my daily life].

I loved sitting there in Rosa's remembering some little memories I hadn't thought of in a long time.
*The way my brother hates bugs.
*The fire pit in the back yard.
*Thanksgiving turkey
*"Happy" having dates in our back yard.
*Y-von's Duran Duran posters.
*Ann drinking carrot juice [and duh, always being nice].

Then we spoke of the marathon this Saturday.  They are sad they won't be there [in person].  I'm silently [sad---ER].  I couldn't tell them this.  My parents grew up in Logan.  They are now world travelers [which completely rocks] and my timing, it sucks

My Mom dropped me off for this exact marathon 11 years ago.  I felt like a kindergartner going on a bus for the first time.  My first marathon.  No iPod.  No "Gu's".  No breakfast.  No Garmin.  No clue what I'd run.  No potty stops before the race.  I really don't remember much of this race.  I'll blame it on the 9 week old Peanut growing inside me.  I swear pregnancy made me brainless.  Yes, even more so than today. 

But, what I do remember . . . . . .

. . . . . .  "Mambo N 5" was playing when I sat there like a scared school girl and leaned over to kiss my Mom.  Yes, I was married.  Yes, I was 22.  Yes, I heart my Mom [and Dad, but Dad was smart and stayed home sleeping].

Yes Mom & Dad you will be missed.  But I'll do great.  And yes, I'll text you.

NOW to the CSN WINNER . . . ..

. . . . Yep, random.org style.

It's LAURA @

Laura's Boise-full Life

 http://lauracdenner.blogspot.com/

Laura contact me at queenofjean [at] gmail [dot] com !

Emz

35 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

So whAT's the theme sOng this year? (YoU'Ve) Only JuST Begun? StiLL GRowIng Up? STill CrAzy AftEr ALl theSe YEArs?

Matty O said...

soooo you do realize that you have eluded your age with some basic number crunching in this post right :)

11 years ago was your first marathon... wowzers you have come a long way since then!

Keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK this weekend. Don't woop my PR too bad :)

T S said...

Parents rock, especially when they *get* the running. Good luck with the marathon this weekend - pretty sure you're going to kill it!

Emz said...

Kovas - last one for sure. Duh!! ;)
Matty-o-- I'll own it. 33 ain't too bad. I only woop your PR in my dreams.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

What a great score to have lunch with the folks on their day!

I love that their world travlers now. I wish my mom was not such a home body! She is missing out on life but it's hers to live so...

What a great memory of your first marathon!

Congrats to your winner. Booo it's not me. ;-)

Happy Wednesday...welcome the downhill slide to the weekend.

Rae said...

Your parents are super cute! I can't believe you ran your first marathon with no breakfast or before potty stops. And you were preggo!?!? Wow! Did you know it?

Quinton J said...

LOL...Matty-O...she's going to serve you your a$$ with chocolate bread pudding flavoured GU. You're PR is going Downtown-Julie-Brown.

Quinton J said...

E - I envy your relationship with your parents.

Emz said...

Rae - no. Believe it or not I'm not actually THAT crazy. ;)

Q-I'm hoping. Warm happy PR setting thoughts. ;)
Hmmmm choc bread pudding-----I'm off to the store!!

Marlene said...

I love that you are so close with your parents! Sounds like a great day of catching up. Sad that Mom can't drop you off this time.

Andrew Opala said...

Try this one ... I've just recently added it to my play list - and no it's not creepy that a 45 year old listens to this kind of music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_LoSqyNmeo

Do it Right - The GO! Team

Heard it on Raegun's blog

RunWithKate said...

What a cute post!! So, how did that first marathon go with no Gu, no Garmin, no potty, no breakfast?

Please share! :)

Emz said...

A-thanks send more suggestions!!
Rw/K - well......4:14 not too great & I swore it was a "one and done" 9.5 years later - the itch came back [more like a huge freaking rash....and now I can't stop.] ;)

Quinton J said...

Better get some ointment for that.

Spike said...

I had a similar first marathon, no Garmin, no GUs, no iPod, no idea what 'pace' I was going to run, no idea the race had hills (or that such things as elevation charts existed), and I refused to take water because I thought it was a kind of weakness...and I was 22.

Glad I grew up a bit.

Jill said...

Aww, they are just adorable :). You are very blessed - my parents haven't been alive for many, many years!

Laura Denner said...

This post makes me happy, and not just because I won WOO HOO!

Next month will be my first marathon and my parents are coming as my support team, who could ask for more. I can't wait to be able to look back on all this madness!

JenniferLeah said...

aww~I love it :) your parents sound cool!
...and I totally get it. I'm close with my parents too and they are super-supportive of all my crazy races & events and are often there to cheer me on. I will be very sad if they can't make a "big" ones.
Best wishes for your marathon!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Aww...I love that picture of your parents! That must have been great spending time with them!

Karine said...

I am beginning to feel worse each day about our scheduling conflict. Why I feel the "runner's rush" as a spectator, I'll never know. But I'm sure it's because I am sure you will get a better time, if I am there. (smile)
Before you schedule your next race, put me on the "need to know" list.

Teamarcia said...

Wow marathoning 11 years ago??
How fun to catch up and reminisce with the rental units!

Zoë said...

That's so great that you got to spend some quality time with your parents! :) Love that.

And you will ROCK the marathon again!

trailmomma said...

Your parents look so sweet! Congrats to them!

Caratunk Girl said...

Love that you got to spend time with your parents!! Congrats to them - that is awesome. AND you are going to own this marathon!! ROCK IT!!

And thanks a lot for putting mambo #5 in my head.

Char said...

22 was so young to do your first marathon! Here I am at 47 just three weeks away from my first. Some of us just take longer to get there.

Jennifer said...

Your folks are a great looking couple. I see mine only once or twice a year and when we get together it's a total blab fest for two weeks straight! Yay for the marathon!

Emz said...

Char - but you are THERE!! Awesome!!

Sarah said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm so inspired by couples who stay together that long.

Middle Name Marie said...

Glad you got to spend time with your parents. I love hanging out with mine too. I am so pumped they are coming to my race this fall. Even though they are my biggest cheerleaders, they have never seen me in an endurance event!

Angie said...

Oh man, now I miss my family even more. My fave sister had a baby today and I missed it 'cause I live in stupid Kansas. It was really lovely to live family time vicariously through you for a minute. Thanks.

Erika said...

Good luck this weekend! I'm sad that my biggest fans won't be there to support me on my first marathon, but I know they are there in spirit!!

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

Your parents have done a spectacular job with you. Obviously you made your dad pull his hair out, but in the end, you were worth it. I may adopt them as my "Arizona" parents, but then that would only intensify our sibling rivalry.

Meg said...

Do your cu tie-pie parents always dress alike? Very, very sweet people and so KIND and happy looking...you are blessed!
Mambo N 5 was my favorite dance/song back then, I remembered little kindergardeners memorizing it and singing it at school, very cute(the clean version, of course).
Oh, almost forgot, I love it that you were a young bride, me too. I wouldn't change a thing :) !

Mark said...

Good luck Saturday!!!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Another Duran Duran reference...