Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pioneer Day

Sweetums read in the Friend magazine that Pioneer's ate bread, milk, cheese, berries and Journey Cake while on the 1400 mile walk from Illinois to Utah. She insisted we eat the same thing for dinner, and boy was she in luck because her father MADE his mom keep this recipe:
So yesterday in honor of Pioneer Day...cause you know I have celebrated it every year of my life since....this year, we ate a wonderful pioneer meal.
We also made these fun rag dolls like the pioneers played with, and read stories from a GREAT book called, "I Walked To Zion".
Thanks Sweetums. It was fun!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I have admired runner people FoReVeR! I would look longingly at them running by me and think, "Oh self--I wish I could muster enough gumption to get my big butt off the couch, find my tennis shoes, put them on and then uhhum...RUN!"

Well, folks, I DID IT! Yep, my girlfriend convinced me to do the 4 for the 4th that Habitat for Humanity sponsors each Fourth of July. So I found my shoes, put them on and RAN. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Did I say ran? I meant walked, tried to run, thought, I just might die, stopped running, walked etc. etc. etc.

AND FOLKS. I made it to the finish line. And I. DID. NOT. DIE.

I did almost throw up though.
Nice shot of Pony Girl--obviously she was MUCH enthused to be up at the crack of dawn to stand idly by and watch her mother do nothing as they were late and missed my grand crossing of the finish line.

And the beautiful lady behind/side us is Lesa--our friend and bishops wife. Her husband also ran (really, he did run. Not like another person who ran/came close to death, walked...) He came in close to the front...not like me who came in close to last. Seriously only 9 people behind me:)

Oh, and while running-- drinking the water the nice volunteers hand you and then throwing the cups willy nilly on the ground--BEST FEELING EVER!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


As I mentioned before, we started swimming lessons.
Here is a shot of the girls class:

A shot of the girls swimming:

And here is Little Man's class:

Where is Little Man you ask?

Right here: grrrrrrr

Good thing he's cute!