Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Morning


Mike is in DC enjoying a few SF Giant's games with Andrea where today's low was 58 degrees and the  high was 68 degrees. Some of you may wonder why I didn't go too...well, I only get 10 vacation days a year and after our Portugal trip, I'm down to 5 days ....
Mike on the other hand has so many, he'll probably never run out of them.  


Today's goofy award
Sandy, UT high of 48 with a low of 28 degrees!
 Why am I telling you about DC's weather....because this is what I woke up to!                    
 Tomorrow Mike heads to Knoxville to spend some time with Brittany's family and may I add....the weather is much nicer in both places than here! 

I had to shovel off at least 6 or 7 inches of snow before I could head off to this morning's 5k charity run.  As soon as I got to State Street, it wasn't as bad.  The only part of the 5k that was really cold was being in Riverton Park and having the wind blow the snow off the trees and on top of everyone.  Plus the race took the participants tromping in snow covered grass.  Which means, I got cold feet by the end of the race...luckily, I had spare running shoes in my car as part of my emergency kit and those dry shoes felt great while I waited for the awards and prizes.  I ran the fastest I've run a 5k (31 minutes and 10 seconds)...I know, not really that fast, but keep in mind my age and genes...which means it wasn't fast enough to win but I took 2nd place and won a gift certificate to have my piano tuned.  Which it really needs...next time John or one of the kids come home, they can play a piano that will sound so much better.

I really want to run a 5k in 30 minutes or less...anyone have any tips for running faster besides getting a new body?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Snow storms, Wedding Celebration, and Double Nickles

Poor little birds...I'm sure they are wondering what happened to all the budding trees.
 
I also wanted to show you a few photos of conference Sunday. I seriously use to love spring...
but living in Utah doesn't always bring warmer weather during the spring season.  Poor Mike, he was amazed at all the snow we got!

At my friend, Chari's wedding .

Stringhams, Christensens, and Mike...the church group at the wedding.

Mike told me I was double nickles this year. I've never heard that nickname for my age but here I am in front of my birthday pie that Mike bought just for me. He hates lemon merange pies but knows I really like anything lemon flavored. Notice, he even bought two 5's so I could brow out the candles.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The old folks win again


Sporting our 1st place medals on a very cold, wet Saturday morning. 

Oops a snow or rain drop on the lens...waiting for the winners to be announced.