Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fun zoo day! We have been to the zoo a lot, but we can go because my kids are still free! Once I have to pay for my kids to go it will happen less and less. So here are some fun pictures we took this time. Some of the animals were super close and stuff this time. We also went with two of my sisters and that was fun!!

This is what we do when Tom goes out back to the cow's field to shoot his bow. We get way bored and start doing wierd things. There are also pictures of Tom, Ben and Ty's little fishin trip to the Green River


Here are some fun pics of everyday life. There are pics of the first time Cody fell asleep in his high chair, Alyssa when she learned to ride her two wheeler, Tom's awesome tiger musky, Cody on his four wheeler, and just random pictures of everything this summer.

We got some of our friends together and went to Kirk's Grandpa's ranch to shoot some clay pigeons and have a fire. We had fun, I only shot like once though, I get shy when people are watching. Boys never seem to grow up though. It was like watching a bunch of ten year old boys at recess. They were finding anything they could to make things dangerous, see who could shoot the fastest and see what water does when they shoot it (which they already knew). I love hanging out with friends, it makes me feel my age!

The Bug Run. This is the family race I was originally going to run my half marathon in. Instead I ran the 10K race and Alyssa rode in the kids bike race. I ran most of the race with Sarah, it was super fun! We started out going the wrong way though and we ended up running an extra mile ha ha ha! Laura is quite an amazing women for putting on this race, there were at least 100 people there and she had breakfast waiting for you when you finished your race. She also accommodated every body's abilities, there was a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon, a bike ride, a kids run, and a kids bike ride. Everyone got to be a part of the race! Somehow I ended up winning the 10K, it was pretty cool. After breakfast Laura gave out candy and metals to all the kids and they were so excited! Thanks Laura for all your hard work, the race was a blast!
For more pictures please visit http://www.thebugrun.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 11, 2010

We had a family night in Mantua with Toms siblings. It was way fun to fish and watch the kids ride bikes around the lake. My pretty little princess Alyssa found the worms and decided that they would make a great toy! She was elbow deep in the worm container untill it was time to leave. After fishing we all drove to Janeal and Jason's house in Hyrum to eat dinner. Fun times with the family, I love it.

My brother Colby wanted to go fishing so he asked the king of all fishing, Tom. Tom may not catch tonz of fish or even big fish but he goes fishing all the time so who better to ask. So Tom took my brother in law Brett and Colby to the weber river and got Colby a fish! Aparently it was quite a task to get Colby to actually touch a live fish but once it was dead he was perfectly willing to almost put the slimy thing in his mouth. Boys are so wierd. Any way I am way happy for him and I think it is sweet that he got a fish!

My sister Cami had her beautiful baby girl on May 18Th 2010. I didn't get the chance to see her in the hospital so I went and cooked her dinner one night, so I could help out and to see my new niece Halle. Love you Cami!

I RAN A HALF MARATHON!!!!! You better believe it, and I ran it in 2 hours and 1 min. My mother in law asked me if I would want to run a half marathon in a family race she was putting together on June fifth and my first thought was, "are you crazy women!?" but somehow she has this power over me and I always say yes ha ha. So I started looking for training programs for losers who don't exercise at all, because that was me. I found a program that took you from running three miles to running a half marathon in ten weeks and I thought that I might be able to pull that off so I started trying to run three miles. I would start to run one week and then I would quit, typical me when it comes to exercise. Then I drug my neighbor and friend Jessica into the mix and she helped me run three miles every other day for about two weeks. Then it was now or never, the race was in exactly ten weeks and if I didn't start now I would never make it. Amazingly I found the motivation to run and keep running and all of the sudden I found myself three weeks in and running six miles!!!! I was so impressed with myself but I still had a long way to go. Then my mother in law asks me if I would like to run in the ogden marathon with her because she had a friend who could not do it any more. I was excited but nervous because that race was three weeks sooner than I had planned my training for. However I still said yes because she has powers. This was going to be crazy! I had only one more month to run from six miles to thirteen point two. I have to tell you it was not lookin good to me but with amazing support from my husband, who had to watch the kids A LOT so I could run, I did it! I finished my training and I was ready to run. We got up on May 15th at four thirty AM to drive to the start of the race. It was so cold we all had on pants and long sleeves. I was perfectly happy with my decision to be warm untill I started running. All of the sudden it was blazing hot!! I ended up shedding my pants so I had only shorts on but that was a mistake because you don't get clothes back if you take them off on the trail. Oops. So I ran on, the first six miles were a cake walk, from then on it was a little harder but not too bad. As I got close enough to the finish line that I could see it, all I wanted to do was finish so I sprinted the rest of the race! I could not believe that I had actually run a half marathon! It was a great experiance and I hope to do it again real soon. Thanks Tom for being the best support ever and thanks Laura for giving me the oppertunity! (sorry not many pics, Tom had both kids and was diong his best)

Yup I am a big dork.

Me and Sis in law Sarah