Family Time

Hey there. I’m taking a little break from home stuff to share some family stuff today. Although they mean everything to me, I don’t mention them much, unless Mr. C² is helping me around the house or modeling for a project picture, but since we are in California spending time with our youngest daughter, I thought I would share a little bit about my family. M is 23 and she moved out to San Francisco 2 years ago, our oldest, A, is 27 and lives in Denver.

Family Time | Chatfield Court.comThese days we use our vacation time to visit them, no more lazy beach trips, and we have to split our time going to either Denver or San Francisco, so we only get to see them a few times a year.

Anyhoo, M was running her first marathon, the Big Sur International Marathon, this weekend and Mr. C² and I wanted to come out to watch, support and cheer her on. We were so proud watching her cross the finish line. Have you ever been to watch a marathon and noticed the amazing energy from everyone? My husband even commented how great it made you feel just being there…everyone cheering each other on. It truly is amazing.

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Unfortunately our oldest daughter wasn’t able to be with us, but we were in constant contact with pictures and IM’s. What did we ever do without all of this technology? 😉

Family Time | Chatfield Court.comWe stayed in Carmel for most of the time, where the marathon was held. Everywhere you go there’s something beautiful to see. We ate, walked around Monterey and Carmel and had a great time together. I would definitely love to visit again.

Family Time | Chatfield Court.comThe hardest part is getting on the airplane after saying goodbye. Ugh…worst.thing.ever, but I guess that’s what happens when they grow up and move away.

Have you ever run a marathon? Been to California? I always love to hear travel tips.

I hope you have a great week!

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  1. Treshea Johnson
    Tuesday,April 29, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Ok so once again you have blogged about something that I am about to experience. My youngest child, J, who happens to be my only girl, is talking about moving out of state. It’s just Mississippi one state away BUT I am so sad and proud at the same time. Thank you for your post. It will stay in my favorites so I can come back to this blog. I am going to be so very sad but I gave her the tools to be an adult now it’s time to let her fly. No one told me it would be so hard to let her go

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 30, 2014 / 1:41 am

      I feel your pain Treshea. It’s really hard letting your children go, even if they’re only moving across town. I never thought it would be this hard to have my girls move away. I am happy and proud that they are living the lives they want but your heart never stops missing them. Hang in there and know that you raised your daughter right and she will be ok. The one saving grace I find is that there’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so I can keep up on some of their everyday happenings. Thanks so much for your comments and my best wishes to you and your daughter.

  2. Treshea Johnson
    Tuesday,April 29, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Oh I forgot to say “YOU GO GIRL!!” to your daughter. I bet you are so proud. Congratulations Mom for raising a daughter who didn’t quit.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 30, 2014 / 1:43 am

      Thanks. So very proud and so happy she didn’t quit!!!

  3. Shirlee
    Monday,May 5, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Congratulations to M for running her first marathon. My hub’s cousin is a marathon runner and it takes a lot of dedication and training to do that.
    We have visited several western and southern states, including California. My husband has been to San Francisco (long before we were together) and his uncle lives there. It’s on our bucket list to hitch up the trailer one day and head to SF. Haven’t made it to Colorado yet either.

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 5, 2014 / 11:37 pm

      Hi Shirlee. Yes, it does take a lot of work to prepare. She’s been training for about a year, I would say. Oh, you have to hitch up the trailer and go to San Francisco and Denver, you will love it. Thank you for visiting.

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