Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moab marathon

I never imagined I would run a 1/2 marathon- let alone pay to run one!- However- last month on March 19th- My sisters, Mom, Dad & I drove down to Moab to run 13.1 miles- My dad was our cheering section and my mom did the 5 mile!-

On our backs we all had "Runnin for Kutt"- it made be proud to be running for him- I'm sure he was looking down on us cracking up and thinking we were crazy!
It was a huge accomplishment for me- if you know me- I am not and never will be an avid runner- It definetly does not come easy for me, but I love how I feel after I am done!- I am so glad Jody inspired me and so thankful that Courtney likes to go my pace! I was so proud of my Mom, it was a huge thing for her, she had gone to the doctor the day before and has bone spurs in her neck- it would have been so easy for her to give up and say I can't do it- She did a great job!- My dad was quite a trooper himself- He drove us all the way down and all the way back- it was a quick trip, but very memorable!

Winter fun!

We have so much fun every winter- my kids love the outdoors and love to be on the go! Easton learned to ski this year- I was going put him in lessons, I decided to take him up to the hill the night before and see if he liked it or not!- Luckily, his Aunt Courtney was their and he loved it!- He was flying down the hill after the first couple runs- it terrified me to see him going so fast- I kept yelling for him to slow down- he would just smile and say- "It's to much fun."

Cat hunting (Mountain lion) is the other thing that keeps the boys busy in the winter- Jay has 8 hound dogs and loves to take them out anytime he has fresh snow or gets called on a track- Hunter loves to go with him, he usually gets to invite a friend along- Hannah & Tyler are usually the lucky ones!- They always have a blast!

Sledding is the other thing my family loves to do- the best part is, we have a sledding hill in our back yard! My dog Ki-Ki even joins in the fun- she loves to chase the kids down the hill!

Every year Jay & I usually take a trip to Mexico- however- we didn't get to go this year, we figured the next best thing was to take the kids on a little mini vacation to a super fun hotel in SLC that has a water park inside the pool!- The kids loved it- it definetly wasn't my pick but we had a great time!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas 2010

We get together with Jays family every Christmas Eve- We always have a wonderful dinner- Sherry usually has us down and she goes above and beyond for the meal!- We open gifts from all his family and the kids play all day- I love getting together with them- We have such a great time every year!

When we get home we let the kids open 1 gift- Surprise-Surprise- Yes it Pajamas!-

We always read the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and lay out each of their stockings- They love getting in their new PJ's and cuddling up on the floor to read the book! We then put them to bed and the waiting begins-
Then the sled tips over and its a mad house for the next few days!

After we do all the gift opening at our house, we head down to my parents house for an amazing breakfast and you guessed it- more gifts!

My parents are the most amazing people in the world- They did so much for us this year- The special part about all they did for us- It was all homemade- My dad made Hunter & Easton a barn and a shed that goes with it- My dad and Josh made Mackie a doll house- He got pictures of all our families and made the neatest puzzles out of them- My kids love it! My mom made quilts for each family- My dad tied every one of them- She also made PJ's for the boys and aprons for all the girls- they even filled our freezers with meat for the winter- WOW words can't express how wonderful they are! I truly have the most amazing parents and I love them so much-

It was a wonderful Christmas and I am so thankful for my amazing family!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas pics!

This year has been so busy- I didn't get around to sending any Christmas cards. After church I decided I should at least get a couple pictures of the kids in their church clothes!-

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!