Monday, February 22, 2010

Valentine's Day!

So fun!! As a Mom I try to create traditions and memories for my kids that they will always remember and hopefully carry on with their kids. So for the past 2 years we have had our own little Valentine's Dinner as a family. Last year we ordered a heart shaped pizza, but this year I decided I would make our dinner instaed. Since Morgan & I already have our own tradition of going to Salt Lake and staying at the Little America, I decided to make this dinner all about them. Their very favorite meal is bowties with alfredo sauce so I started there.

I colored both the sauce and the pasta pink. Then we had a salad and I colored the ranch dressing pink. We had red grapes, heart shaped garlic bread, pink juice, and homemade oreos with, you guessed it, pink frosting!! They absolutely loved it! Nothing makes a mom more happy than when her kids are happy and excited! Avorie just kept saying, "Mom this is the best day ever! This is the best meal ever!" I think I had just as much fun as they did....... maybe even a little bit more. It was so much fun!

Then because Valentine's Day was actually on Sunday, we got to celebrate all weekend. We had our big, pink dinner on Saturday, and on Sunday morning I made them pink waffles with red grapes, pink milk, and bananas in the shape of a heart. I couldn't get enough of the all the fun!!

We had a great weekend! There is nothing quite like celebrating "LOVE"!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Big Race:)


This year I ran the St. George half marathon on January 23! I have done it one other time, but that was way back before Avorie was even born. Gosh, that was 9 years ago! Oh my! How time flies. I didn't realize it had been quite that long, it only seems like yesterday. So this past year I had a friend of mine ask me if I would be interested in running with her. Soon after we began running together we started making some goals to do some races this year. We started off by doing the St. George half. I seriously had it in my mind that if I could just finish the race that would be awesome! As it got a little closer I began making a little bit harder goals for myself such as at least finishing in under 2 hours, and the night before the race I laid in bed and decided I was going to finish in 1 hr. 55 min. I thought that was a pretty good goal considering I hadn't trained all that well, and the whole day before I didn't feel good at all, and I was so worried I was going to wake up sick and not be able to run it at all. I was so worried I hardley slept a wink, but much to my surprise, I woke up feeling great and ready to run my socks off!

I just started running, and I ran, and I ran, and I ran (except for the time I had to stop to go to the bathroom:() What a bummer, but I came in right on cue....1 hour and 55 min.! I couldn't have felt any better, but I can't help but think if I hadn't have stopped I could have shaved a few minutes off my time, but when you gotta go, you gotta go, and that's all there is to it! And now I have a goal for another time! It was sooo awesome!! It really is true.....that runner's high! I got it bad!

I'm back!!

It's a new year and I think I'm ready to jump back on the blogging band wagon! Even if I'm not, I have to because I just finished making a book for my family on the past year and my blog saved my life in helping me to remember all the events that took place throughout the year and when they actually happened. Without it, I might remember things but I'm positive I wouldn't remember when they happened. So thanks to blogging I now have a darling book that we can all look at, and since I'm not so good at journaling, and lately no time for scrapbooking, we still have some sort of history as to what happened in our lives this past year. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it up and make one every year from now on!
Welcome back!