Friday, August 28, 2009

Kent - Baby Quilt - 10 k


Last Thursday, Kent married Amber. It was the shortest wedding I've ever been to. The wedding party was lovely the flower girls adorable & the cake that Jill made was amazing. We picked Amy up from the airport in just enough time that she was able to congratulate the adorable couple and hang out with her cousins.

Last Saturday, Amy ran in the 10k with me...she actually ran ahead of me. She also kept running backwards to make sure I was behind her & towards the end she linked arms with me so I could pick-up my stride to finish this race. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't of burned my leg on Thursday...but I was going to prove to myself that I could run over 6 miles. I felt really bad for holding her up. She could have had a much better time than 1 second ahead of me...but I'm grateful that she cared enough for me to help me achieve this goal. THANK YOU AMY!

THE QUILT


After the race we had a baby shower for Brittany. Thank you to all of you who e-mailed me advice for her "Parent tips" book. She loved the book & the tips were great. I even forwarded some onto Rob & Lorena. Here's a picture of the quilt I made for Brittany & Brian's baby boy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Once Again Blessed

Saturday, Amy & I will run in my first 10k for the Wasatch Woman Love Your Body. I got really nervous yesterday & thought I'd ruined my chances of running when I stupidly poured out a pan of boiling water into the sink which splashed onto my right leg. Luckily, I had the sense to get a package of frozen Betty Crocker lemon frosting from the freezer (left over from a muffin mix that I thought I'd use but never have) anyway I found that it made a great ice pack...it was pliable & skinny & long but honestly, it was the first frozen thing I found to grab to cool the burning skin. THANK YOU BETTY CROCKER for making a great, versatile product!

So yesterday, instead of training for this run, I sat on a bar stool & iced my leg & prayed that it would be alright and thought how stupid I was to pour boiling water in a sink towards me instead of away from me...after a half hour I tried to run but only made it around the block before my leg was burning so I went home & iced my leg some more. I made it to work & iced my leg most of the morning but by the time I got to work, I'd moved onto a large chunk of ice, place a towel on top of it, found a carpet sample which I placed onto my garbage can & elevated my leg with the ice on top of that. I've also applied a lot of aloe onto my leg & love it's "cooling" effect on the burn.

Today, I was actually able to go running. Imagine my joy when I saw a fox run across the jogging path I was on. It was so cool! I have never seen a fox in Utah ...except for in the zoo...I think. Anyway, I feel like my prayers were answered & even though my leg has ugly red marks on it... it didn't blister & I feel really confident that I can run in tomorrow's race...along with 1350 other women. THAT'S a lot of WOMEN! I may need more prayers to run with that many women.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kirk & Bear World

KIRK actually let me take a few pictures of him...he's really grown-up into a fine, handsome young man. (When he was younger, he refused to let anyone take his picture).

Since it was a cooler August day, instead of water skiing with Sue & Garry in Island Park like we'd planned, we had a great time observing nature in a somewhat natural environment at Bear World. Kirk was our tour guide & our nephew, Jeff, came along for the adventure. Black & brown bears literally sat-up and begged for food...plus we helped feed deer, grizzlies, but honestly, the bears were the best!
video

On Sunday, Kirk talked in church and although he was nervous, he did a great job explaining the Church's background in Ghana. We love you Kirk! (I know you read this). He'll do great on his mission & I know all the Elders in other places will be jealous that he doesn't have to wear a suit coat & gets to wear sandals.

While there, Jeff told us mission stories about accidentally breaking ladders & bridges in Cambodia. Interesting foods he ate...I wonder what adventures Kirk will have?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Smoothies

Yesterday morning, I made an easy recipe that is so YUMMY, I knew you'd all want to try it:
Strawberry Smoothie.

1 vanilla low-fat Yoplait yogurt (Yoplait yogurt is the only yogurt I like).
7 fresh medium, strawberries, cut-up
Put the above in a blender & blend until smooth.
Add 10 medium ice cubes
1 tsp. real vanilla
Blend until it looks like ice cream.
Pour into a glass and ENJOY!
This is so nutritious and delicious and only about 135-145 calories too. (depending on how many strawberries you use).

Friday night Mike & I went to "Singing in the Rain" at Hale Center Theater in Orem to see our amazingly talented sister-in-law perform. The play was funny, entertaining and really well done! Nancy was fabulous! If you ever have the chance to see this play, go because it was worth it.