Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

 It's halloween and I LOVE this time of year.  We've got the spooky cob webs up, the skeleton hanging on the door, orange lights, and the black cauldron is full of candy and ready to be handed out to cute little trick or treaters.  We've been to 3 halloween parties so far since last week. Our neighborhood has a party every year with free food, games, bouncers and contests, then we went to our annual family party and we had more food, sang some Karaoke (go grandma) and had lots of laughs, then it was off to the ward party with more food, candy and a little kick ball.  Tonight we are having a bbq in our cul-de-sac with the neighbors before we go trick or treating.  I love the events and seeing my kids get excited about things.  There is nothing better than getting together with friends and family and making memories.  Happy Halloween to everyone and we'll post pictures after tonight.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Yes, after many years of saying no to running, I have finally decided to try it out.  I started with my sisters running program 6 weeks ago or so and have loved it!!  The program starts you out gradually so like the first week I ran 2 minutes and walked 4 minutes for a total of 30 minutes, now I'm running 13 minutes and walking 2 minutes 2x.  My sweet daughter Sydney saved her money and bought me an ipod for my birthday and my boys got me an itunes gift card to fill it up with great music.  That has really helped me as I run, so I can focus on something other than my side aches and shin splints.  I've been dealing with shin splints for a few weeks now so I'm going in to get some new shoes. Yeah!  Zach and I and my mom, my uncle Peter, my cousin Kalyn and her husband Nathan all ran the Chandler Challenge on saturday the 18th it was fun.  Zach came in like 12th over all and my mom got 3rd place in her age group (Go mom!) I came in 21st in my age group so I've got some work to do.  I really have enjoyed it, I quit the gym and just run 4 times a week at 6:15 am.  The weather has been nice so far and I'm still able to wear shorts and a tank top but I'm hoping it cools down soon as 95 degrees in October gets to be annoying sometimes -80 degrees would be nice.   

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Kyle fighting Darth Maul?

Sydney, Tiffany, Chloe and Thea on the Teacups
Chloe and Snow White

Our hotel had bunk beds they all wanted the top
Chloe and Thea
Chloe and Minnie
Zach learning to be a Jedi Fighter
Each time one of our children reads 100 books (when they first start reading) we take the family to Disneyland.  Kyle was our reader this time and we left on sunday and got back last night.  We had a great time, we went with our good friends the Moore's so that made it extra fun.  We LOVE Disneyland but we didn't like the fact that California had an extra week of vacation and they all decided to come at the same time, and it was record temperatures of 100 degrees!  Yes, we're used to that but we were hoping for some nicer weather.  We got to go on most of the rides we wanted except the Nemo ride, the line was sooo long and I wasn't standing in that with a feisty 3 year old.  Next time we decided that November or December will be a perfect time to go.