Saturday, May 28, 2011

My First Half Marathon

I ran my first Half Marathon this morning, but I don't have anything to show for it (t-shirt, bib number, cool pictures). It was actually by accident that I ran the half. My friend and I started our run this morning and decided to try a new 10 mile route that our neighbor runs. As we were starting his route from the backward side, we took a wrong road and ended up going much farther West than what the route was supposed to be. As we got to the main road and started heading toward home we tried to calculate how far we had run by our time and by my friend's pedometer. We knew we would be close to 13.1 miles, so we decided to run past our homes for awhile and make sure that we finished a full 13.1. We had no idea what point we needed to stop, so when we were at our end point, we ran 50 yards more.

I am not gonna lie - it hurt! I was not that tired, but my body ached! We had not planned running that far, so we did not have any water, protein, or anything to give us energy during the run. It was a long recovery walk back to our homes and we had to stop at the park to get a drink.

After we got home, my friend calculated our distance by google maps - we couldn't believe what the end distance was . . . 13.1007 . . . can you believe it?! If we had not run that extra 50 yards we would not have made it. Now I know I can do it!! Yeah!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hope of America

Kelsea performed in Hope of America this year and it was AMAZING!

BYU Women's Conference

I had a chance to go to BYU Women's Conference again this year and once again, it was wonderful. I loved all of my classes and I sure love the women I went with. (Hopefully even more women will join us next year.) My mom surprised me and came down the first day and we spent the day together going to classes - I LOVED having her there. I also had the privilege of talking to Mike Middleton (Cougar Club Director) for quite awhile and he was telling my mom and me all about the BYU sports programs, which I LOVE. (I have since talked to him about getting an athlete assembly at our new elementary school and he told me that I should seriously consider being on the Cougar Club Board of Directors!!! What??!!! I WOULD LOVE THAT!!!)

Jennie LOVES her cricut and made cute door thingies this year. Darling!!

Gotta have Cafe Rio . . . especially when they don't ever give you time to eat!

Kristie and I got a picture with Kirby Heyborne (The RM, Single's Ward, The Best Two Years, etc.) after Kristie was MIA when we got our group photo with him. Kirby has been a great friend of mine since 9th Grade and is married to one of my best friends in the whole world. It was really fun to see him and he did a great job as MC of the Thursday night concert.

2nd Grade Performance

I'm so sad that I don't have more pictures of this, but Brianna performed in a little trio at her 2nd grade school program and she did such an amazing job! She has phenomenal pitch. So fun to see :)

Classic Fun Center

My sister and her family came into town to take her oldest son to the MTC - while they were here, we decided to take all of our kids and go to Classic Fun Center for the day. It was a lot of fun, but kind of hard because of how busy my little ones are :)

Ice Skating

I took Kelsea and Brianna ice skating awhile ago and they had a lot of fun. We went to the Olympic Oval and it was beyond amazing!

Basketball Game with Grandma

Basketball game with Grandma Larson - we had a blast watching Jimmer!

Surprise Dance

Awhile back, Brianna was invited to a 'dance' birthday party. Brianna has never taken dance and part of the party was for all the girls to make up a dance and perform for the parents at the end of the party. I had no idea Brianna could dance so well. Shortly after the party, we signed her up for clogging! SO exciting, especially since Jason and I were both competition cloggers! :)

Snack Time

I had a great time tending my nephew and niece while my little sister had doctor's appointments toward the end of her pregnancy - it always involved snack time :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I forgot

I totally forgot to post this, but Kelsea went to a basketball camp with the Utah Flash players and she won the free throw contest in front of everyone. Proud mommy moment :) I remember when I went to the BYU Basketball Camp and won the One-on-one competition when I was a Junior in High School. I was SO surprised that I won and really excited about the plaque they gave me!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

South Riding

The new Masterpiece Theater movie, South Riding, is garbage - which is too bad because I love the cast. I will not be finishing the movie and the bad taste I have in my mouth with all the casual infidelity has made it so I don't even care how it ends. The world is TOO casual about sacred things - I'm disgusted!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Funny Sayings

I don't know why these strike me as funny, but they do.

I sang with Corbyn at his guitar recital on Friday and after it was over, I watched the video Jason took. As I watched it I made the comment, "Oh, man, Jason, I look so chubby - why didn't you tell me I'm so chubby?" Corbyn then quickly responded, "It's okay that you look chubby mom. At least you have your red coat." (I have a red jacket that Corbyn loves because he said it makes me look skinny.) Thanks Corbyn ;)

Yesterday, at my inlaws house, Corbyn came up to me and said, "Mom, I need to let a stinker because I'm full of air." I was talking to my sister-in-law at the time and we both giggled when Corbyn came back and said, "Okay, I'm done." He cracks me up!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter was a lot of fun this year. We decorated Easter Eggs for Family Night, then that Saturday morning we celebrated "Easter Bunny" Easter. (We like to ask the Easter Bunny to come on Friday night instead of Saturday night, so that we can focus more on the Savior's Resurrection Sunday morning. The kids love it because they get their baskets on Saturday and can go out and play with friends after - Candy Heaven!!). We stayed over night at my mom's and had a fun Easter egg hunt with all of my brothers and sisters and their families on Saturday. What a great time!

The Easter Bunny must shop at Old Navy ;)

Amber put these on in the morning and was like this the rest of the day - it was so darling!

Amber's Crash

Amber taught herself how to ride a bike without training wheels and does really well. Brianna asked Amber if she wanted to ride down to the Church and Amber crashed. It was a sad moment for Amber, but she got over it quickly and was out riding her bike again in no time.

Cute Apron

I have wanted a new apron for years, but I never think to make me one or ask for one for my birthday - this year I saw a darling apron that my mom gave to a cousin of mine and I LOVED it!! I bet you can't guess what my mom gave me for my birthday :)))))

Blue and White Scrimmage

We decided to go to the BYU Blue and White scrimmage this year and it was wet and cold!! The kids had fun, but were done after the first quarter. I could have stayed, but decided their freezing toes were more important than my desire to stay to the end :)

(The battery went dead, on my camera, right after I took this shot, so I was not able to get any other pictures - oh, well.) We stood in line to get a picture with Bronco Mendenhall, but when we were three people away, Amber said she REALLY needed to go potty . . . Aaaaaa! Corbyn stayed behind with my sister, Tracy, and was able to get a picture with him.