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Happy Birthday, Hudson

Hudson turned 6 today. He opened his presents, we had Pagliacci pizza for dinner (his favorite) and then we walked — well, the kids rode scooters and Havana rode her bike — to Hello Robin for ice cream. Gay even brought a candle for his ice cream cone.

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6 years ago today: his birth post.

Mother-in-law is visiting

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Telling me what I already know

Gizmodo proves that Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is the best neighborhood in the country to live in. Can’t argue with math!

Eric & Sandi in town

Eric & Sandi came to Seattle and cooked a delicious Indian halibut dinner for us, Steve, Renuka and all the kids.

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Bicycling

Gay surprised me with a very nice new bicycle for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Havana and Hudson just haven’t been interested in bicycling but my getting a new bike seemed to have sparked a new interest so I’ve spent the last couple days riding bikes with them.

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10th Anniversary

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. It kinda snuck up on us, no big plans, trip or getaway or anything, just dinner at Canlis.

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What’s happened in our marriage in the last 10 years since our wedding day:

Honeymoon in Bali
Trip to France
Sold our company
Had a daughter, Havana
Had a son, Hudson
Bought a house and renovated it for a year
Had a daughter, Eva
Starting a new business

A lot can happen in 10 years. Fortunately, it’s been good! Optimistically looking forward to the next 10…

Tour de France 2014 is over

It was one of the most exciting first weeks of a Tour, but once Froome and Contador crashed out and abandoned, the winner was all but set and it became a race for 2nd place. And Americans Talansky and (Tacoma, WA native) Van Garderen had tough races, although finishing 5th is still good. But I’m sad to see it over nevertheless.

Nibali was a great winner, attacking even with a commanding lead already. It was an impressive victory and Nibali is one of only 6 people to win all 3 Grand Tours. Hard to believe his coach wrote him a letter this year telling him he’s disappointed.

Hudson’s 1st tooth

Hudson lost his first tooth today.

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Don’t fear failure

The most philosophical sports interview I’ve ever heard:

Previously, I was scared to try something because I was always scared of failure. Once you believe and aren’t scared of the outcome, things become a lot clearer and opportunities arise.

—Michael Rogers, 34, Stage 16 winner in the 2014 Tour de France, his first career TdF win of his career

Most of these interviews with stage winners are about what happened on the road, team tactics, etc.

Those that do are judged by those who tried and found they couldn’t do.

– Morrissey

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