Monday, August 31, 2009

2 more posts...Boating and 13.1 Miles

My half marathon is over! The race was in Logan and the route was beautiful. I wanted to do the St. George half last year when my friend asked me to but I had too much going on at the time. In May two of my friends/coworkers asked me to run the Top of Utah half with them and I decided to go for it and I am so glad I did. I have loved the training process and the race was a blast. I can't wait to do it again! I am trying to get Sheldon and Dan to do the next one with me. I am hoping to go for a full 26 miles eventually...we will see.

I am so close to the finish line here. I guess I was running too fast for Sheldon to get a front shot! haha J/K I am actually pretty slow but I didn't stop the whole time! But our camera is just really slow. I was waving to my one and only fan..Sheldon.

With Kami and Katie, my running buddies.

NEXT...Pineview! Jake and Nicole invited us to go boating. We had so much fun hanging out with all our friends.

Justin and Colby just chillin' on the boat.

Sheldon pulling a of many.

Sheldon trying to get up.

Colby and Carson...awwh! They are the best of friends...haha!

Jake and Nicole, these guys crack us up. Thanks for the invite guys.

Poor Michelle...maybe we should invent a maternity life jacket!

I can't figure out if I am just really that white or if Michelle is just really tan like she usually is. Which ever it is...note to self, do not stand next to Michelle in a swimsuit photo.

Look who went wake boarding for the very first time...Carson! He is only 2! He loved it too! We were impressed.

Michelle and Tate wake boarding...Michelle is over 8 months pregnant!

Marie getting some sweet air.

We love that we have friends who still go out and do fun and crazy stuff! Thanks guys, we love you all!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Long One

I am creating a bad habit of slow posting, so before I know it I have so much to share!!! So this is another long one.

FIRST....our family is growing, not of the human kind though.

Meet Harli...

She is my precious Chesapeake Bay Retriever. For those of you who know me well, know I LOVE dogs! I have wanted a dog ever since my childhood Chesapeake Bay Retriever-Coco-died soon after Sheldon and I were married. The day she died Sheldon promised one day he would get me a dog. Up until now we have known that a dog in our life was not practical. Even though I have wanted one so badly Sheldon and I also wanted to make sure we were in a place where we could keep a dog with us forever (well until the dog grows old and...well you know) when we did get one. Now that we are settling down more we felt it was time to take the next step in our life. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes school, then comes house, then comes dog...right?! (And no one needs to tell us what comes next, we know :)

So, on Sheldon's birthday I came home from work and...SURPRISE! I was SHOCKED to say the least. How was my birthday present to him going to top that???!!! Sheldon bought her while I was working and brought her home. She was a steal of a deal which is why Sheldon decided to finally take the plunge, and she is past the tiny puppy stage which was also comforting for him. I am not naive and knew having a puppy would be hard. The first day she didn't prove us wrong with the being hard thing BUT everyday after we have been very pleasantly surprised. She is quite mellow. She is already used to being outside in the back with no one with her and she is not even barking or howling for us like she did the first day. She is training well and is warming up to her kennel. Overall she is a happy and sweet pup. WE LOVE HER!


As I just mentioned Sheldon also turned 26. Happy late B-day Sheldon!


This past weekend we went camping with our ward at Monte Cristo. The scenery was beautiful. I broke the camera out a little late but I captured a few moments. We took Harli with us and she did great. We have learned she does not love other dogs but that is seriously her only flaw, and she will learn to get over that with her training (fingers crossed).

She already knows she is my baby, next to Sheldon of course.


NEXT...Rindee Lynn has arrived. Krista had her baby girl 4 weeks early due to high blood pressure issues.

Luckily 5 lb 1 oz Rindee came very quick but HEALTHY and with the most adorable strawberry-blond hair, a lot of it too! She is a doll.


Finally, I just thought I would share some pics from our Bear Lake trip we took a long while ago.

I woke up at 5 am to do my run before it heated up and this is the view of the sunrise from our cabin deck.

Sheldon and I on the beach happy to be alive. My brother is wicked with the wave runners! He almost killed us all including his own girlfriend who he brutally threw off the back.

Below is the Merlinator, which is a GIGANTIC, extremely unhealthy might I ad, hamburger (the regular size ones are not even healthy!) The picture doesn't even do the size justice, it was the size of my face. Anyway, if you eat the whole thing your picture gets put on the wall of the restaurant and you get a bumper sticker.

Well, not only did my brother eat it, he ate it in only 9 MINUTES! He also ate fries and then ordered a shake! Ugh, it makes me sick thinking about it.

He was proud though.

DONE! Savor the rest of your summer, it is coming to an end real fast! By the way, yesterday I was in Hobby Lobby and they have Christmas stuff out, CHRISTMAS STUFF!
Ok, now I am done.