Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We run the night...

I ran a half marathon in Vegas this past weekend. Myself and three other amazing girls ventured into sin city (we didn't sin though, I promise) and had a complete blast. 

As far as the run goes, I have to say it was one of the most exciting runs I've ever done. Running at night with all the lights, music, entertainment was just plain awesome. I worked hard the first 8 miles...probably too hard and by mile 10 began to crash. It was a mental game at that point. Just three more miles...keep going...your having fun...(all lies but u do what u gotta do.) I was thrilled to be done and meet my goal of a sub 2 hour. I finished in 1:57:00. 

So, yes indeed...I loved running in Vegas. And even though vegas itself is not my ideal place to be...running in it was amazing.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stand ye in holy places...

The young women in our church did a really cool project where they glued a pic to wood with modge podge glue. It ended up having a vintage look. I love the back with the temple on it. A great reminder to Halee what she wants in her future.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Best of friends and times...

Can I just say that I love having a best friend? Tammy has been my friend for 11+ years and I feel so blessed because I can go to her for anything and this girl has my back...no doubt about it. Plus, we have so much fun together...we are quirky and a little insane and it just works well for our friendship.

This weekend we took our oldest girls to an event called "time out for women." We stayed overnight in a hotel...ate out, shopped a little, sat in the hot tub and laughed a lot. I loved snuggling up to my halee bug and having a girls getaway with great friends and my sweet daughter. This needs to be a yearly tradition.



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This is the babies crib...

I had kind of a guilty mommy moment today. When the kids leave for school I clean up any loose ends in the house...do laundry...sweep...basically anything that needs cleaned, I clean so that I can enjoy the rest of the day without worrying about getting it done later. Problem being...I'm a ridiculous clean freak (more like neat freak because it's mostly about having everything in place) and my kids know it, because this is the note I got this morning from the girls...

Halloween 2014...

I can't believe I almost forgot to blog about Halloween. And this being one of my favorite holidays...Shame on me. 

Well, halloween was successful...and by successful I mean we got loads of candy....and by golly I love candy. It pays to have six kids when halloween comes around.





Monday, October 27, 2014

Shout to the heavens...

We are the epitome of a shout commercial. We are the reason shout continues to be the number one stain remover. Without us that company would surely go under, because there's no way that any other kid comes home from school as dirty as my kid...and I'll bet you can guess which kid I'm talking about (aka, connor.) 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ebola...

Tammy and I had a hair brained idea yesterday while running. We passed a painter who was covered from head to toe and quickly realized that CDC workers (trying to dodge ebola) would be perfect costumes for our church Halloween party. It was great, but talk about sweaty. We practically suffocated (especially our husbands) and quickly realized how grateful we were to not be real nurses fighting ebola. One night in that outfit was enough for me.