Thursday, May 31, 2012

Half Marathon

So. We ran the Salt Lake Half Marathon. No big deal.  Actually, it was a huge deal for me and we worked hard.  Yet, at the same time, I loved it. Truly.  I don't think I'll turn into one of those crazy marathoners, but I think I may do a marathon. Just once. For bragging rights.

We had to get up SOOO early!

What Dan looks like when he's running...

...what I look like when I'm running.  I think he looks like he's enjoying it a little bit more. :)

At the end.  I think we actually look better at the end than we did in the beginning... the run must have woken us up or something. :)

Conference Trip

At the very beginning of April, we went to see my sister's family in California.  We love these people! The kids have so much fun together, I'm so gald they are our family.  We all went to a park together.  I love getting to watch the kids play with each other and just be in their element.

Mikayla is so good with baby Jason!

He loves her!

Lu swinging with Grandma.

Kaitlyn had her tongue out like this the entire time she was swinging!

My brother in law is a great dad.  He and Tyler played ball together.

 They even let some friends join in too!

Go Tyler, go!

 Hit that ball!

 Surprise picture!

 Audrey is a little monkey and is SO strong.  I watched her swing on the monkey bars again and again.  I don't think I can even do it once!

Family photo- I sure wish Dan could have come too!

 They set out a table for the kids to watch conference at and do some conference activities.

 We even had time for an early Easter egg hunt!

Coloring Easter eggs.

We had a blast visiting in California, and then we stayed for a little while in Reno too.

 Nerdy Lucy

I was trying to get a happy picture of them... better luck next time.

LOVE that sister bond!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


It's true. THIS is our best Easter picture. We were all having a hard time...

The girls wanted to be doing this...

...and this.

Even little Jason was on the hunt for some eggs.

At breakfast that morning, Dan told Jenna we should thank Jesus for Easter. She said, "Why? He didn't hide the eggs."  Funny, but we want to be sure our children understand the true meaning of Easter.  I am so grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me and for each of us. I know that because of Him, we will live again- just as he did.