Monday, November 12, 2012

Saints and Sinners Half Marathon (Part 1)

So it's been a busy last few months getting all the final details organized for the inaugural year of the Saints and Sinners Half Marathon.  My dear friend Heidi Parks from Ricks, who I participated in student government with, was the race director and asked me if I would help out!  It was a wonderful experience working with her and her family, and it's great that the first year is over and behind us!  We had a few glitches, but now we know what to expect and can make some changes for future years!  It was so fun to have so much of my family come and support and participate in the race. 

Kids race
Here comes Tate through the finish line! 
Our Eva with her finishers medal 

Here comes Josh who ran the second part of the Relay with Jared!

Sid's first Half Marathon Finish!

And, here comes the gang -- Leah, Anna, and Joseph.  So fun to run together.  This was Leah and Anna's first Half and they did AWESOME!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Movie Night!

The ward Camp-out was cancelled ... so we decided to try and have our Friday night movie night in a make shift tent, with microwave s'mores!  Not quite the same, but fun nonetheless!

Pittsburgh Package


 Thanks Joe and Sandy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall in the mountains

Even though we are now living in the desert, we are blessed to live 20 minutes away from the mountains.  I LOVE the fall, so this was a much needed little adventure.  When we arrived there was a painting class that was all set up.  It was fun to see all the beautiful artwork as we trotted along the walking path!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Malea's Turns "7"

Joseph with Malea's traditional breakfast in bed.  Malea is an early bird, so we had to send her BACK to bed, for her birthday breakfast. 

Malea is spunky, and full of enthusiasm!  She loves clothes, doing her hair, and "Chatting" with her friends.  Thank goodness she isn't handing out our cell phone numbers to her friends.  She loves go to the library and read.  She is a big helper and works quickly (when she isn't distracted!)

 This school (we couldn't do that in Pittsburgh) let's us bring a store bought snack in for the kids birthdays.  Malea chose to bring in little ice cream cups. 

Her birthday also fell on the night of soccer practice.  Perfect!!!  We brought some cupcakes and she got to celebrate with all her team mates!

I don't know what Eva is telling her in this picture.  But it's hilarious!

Her sister gave her a  purse and wallet, and they just happen to match some of her pajamas.  Funny, wonderful Malea!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Joseph's Crazy Birthday Adventure

For Joseph's Birthday he took us on a WILD, HIGH Adventure hike, that we will never forget! When we started our hike we "thought" we were taking the easier path!
But once we were well on our way - we discovered we were sorely mistaken, and had actually taken no such path at all, and were actually moving our little family down a huge, steep rock slide.  Yes, that's right not a path at all!  But, we could not turn back -- we just laughed and scraped our legs and knees and said a lot of prayers that nobody would break anything and we would make it down safely!  You should have seen Joseph maneuvering with no hands to brace himself because he had both babies in his arms! :)  A great memory!

We did eventually make it down safely!  Thank heavens (literally!).  We even found the supposed "easier" trail on the way back up!

Definitely a great birthday memory!