Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Well Hello!

I know, I know it's been like a years since I last posted but I'm back!  So remember my crazy goal of wanting to run a half marathon by the age of 40?  Well, my 40th is like 3.5 months away and honestly I'm no where near ready to attempt to run to the mailbox let alone a half!  But this morning when the alarm went off at 4:30 am I groaned and took my first step to making a half a reality.  Stupid as that sounds, I have to keep that in mind so I wouldn't just roll over hit the alarm button and go back to sleep.  I signed up for a 3 week personal trainer (which was a free offer for teacher appreciation at school), and today was the first class.  Yes, my legs turned to jello approximately 3 minutes into the class which is never good, I'm a total weakling, I felt like giving up about 3,000 times, and almost cried a couple of times, but instead I laughed out loud at myself.  I'm sure the other 5 people in the class were thinking I was delirious!  But I did it!  After squatting, planking, lifting and many other strenuous things, I was super excited to be done for the day ... When the trainer said,"everyone outside" I thought how nice to go out and cool off!  WRONG!  It was running time!!! Remember my jello legs!  Yep, they looked really great trying to run!  I wanted to cry but I pushed forward and had to stop and walk for a bit but I completed my task!  Yippee!  Finally, it was over!  I texted Craig as I got in my car asking him to come find me in case I died on my way home!  
So, basically, I am super sore today, and can barely walk, without whimpering, but it always has to start somewhere!  3 weeks of this is gonna kick my rear!  But I have a goal to reach and this is gonna help me get there!  (hopefully I will be anle to move for my next class). 

Here's me before...
Here's me after...
Wish me luck I'm gonna need it! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer, What Summer?

Holy cow, summer is gone! We all start school next week and it is hard to believe how fast time is going! This summer was a bit different, I was working everyday and the kids took on some new responsibilities. I don't know if they loved it but they did a great job taking care of Brit and being at home together. Truth be told, Iissed them. As much as I love my job, and I am grateful to have it, my kids missed out of many typical/daily summer activities. It makes me sad.
School starts and before we know it summer will be here again. I just hope it can learn to juggle both things by next year!
So long sweet summer!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Today, Craig turned 40! The kids and I thru together a little cake and ice cream shin dig for some of the ward members and friends. I baked 7 cakes and we served them and root beer floats! He was surprised, and for being put together mostly by the kids, it turned out great! We really are surrounded by great people! It was a fun and relaxing evening hanging with everyone! Good times!

The best was my communication with Caleb while Craig and I were killing time, his comments were things like
"don't bring the QB home the huddle is empty". He was cracking me up!

I am lucky to have such an amazing Husband! Happy Birthday Craig! We love you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Picnic in the Park!

Today I decided it would be the perfect day for a picnic. A few weeks ago while on a 10 mile hike/walk I found a new park. I have been wanting to take the kids there ever since, and today was the day it finally happened! We grabbed a blanket, a book for me to read, some Taco Amigo and went searching for this park. We found it and let me tell you it did not disappoint! We all loved it! The playground had 3 levels, great slides, rock walls and more! How could we not love it!
We had a blast playing, eating, rolling down grassy hills, sliding down slides, reading and even maybe getting some much needed sun on my legs!
Good times! Next time we hope to take the entire family!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fun photos

I always get a kick of the photos that Pic My Kid get of Caleb. These were taken at Snow College football camp. He did really good there, got some attention from Snow's coaches. I could not help laughing at some of them! They do a great job and I gave a feeling it's going to be a large order this year!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What the?

Nothing like walking past the bathroom and seeing this....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Zach's Night with the Orem Owlz

Tonight Zach's little league team (which ended their season undefeated) had a chance to run out on the field with the Orem Owlz starting line up. The Owlz are a team that feeds the Anaheim Angels major league team. So for these boys it was a big deal. Randomly, they had Zach run out with the left fielder, which I don't think he's ever played that position but oh we'll! It was a fun evening with the family at the ball park! Look how happy Zach is on these photos. Now on to the State Tournament next week! Go Cubs!