Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Snow White and her Knight in Shining Armor:

Hope you all had a fun Halloween night like we did.
Avery really got into the trick or treating after the first door. She was practically running and doing the sign for "more". Both kids took it very seriously, and Jackson made sure Avery always got candy at every door.
Halloween just gets more fun every year!

We like pumpkins...

and Jack-o-lanterns too!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Now that's progress...

They started putting up drywall on Sunday, and when we went over yesterday they were just finishing up the siding! It really makes it look like a real house now! They also installed the garage door and delivered the railings for the stairs.
Here's the back of the house.

My mom's house. They initially delivered the wrong framing supplies, so it has sat a few weeks like this. They just delivered her new framing stuff and hopefully hers will start to look like a real house soon too!
I had to include this picture of Jackson even though it's blurry so you guys could see our "woods". We are so excited to have some trees on our lot! Right now it's the bathroom spot when Jackson has to "go" while we are looking at the house! Ha ha. I'm sure that won't change too much after we move in. Boys will be boys, right?

Here's some drywall as proof! This is the master bedroom.
We really are so excited and definitely counting the days.

Monday, October 19, 2009


We decided to get the H1N1 vaccine. We got there at 1:45 (clinic didn't open until 3) and were out at 5:30. I held the place for a couple hours, then kirtis came with the kids. I'm so glad I had him to help. It was a pain to spend half a day there, but I'm glad we're all vaccinated now. Plus it was free! (The kids still need booster shots but at least we have some kind of immunity now.) Hopefully it's not too late. I keep hearing about people who are sick with the flu.
I hope you are all well and don't get this yucky virus!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baltimore Half Marathon

Woo-hoo! I did it!
Saturday was the big race. I didn't train as intense as I would have liked (the longest run I did to prepare was 8 miles) and I was sick the week before- so I was pretty nervous going into it. My goal was to run the whole thing, and I did! I was super proud of myself- it was a really hilly course. Just one foot in front of the other! My time was 2:42:20.
My legs are definitely sore, but not as bad as I thought.
Jackson told me to make sure I won first place, so I went as fast as I could not to disappoint. For me it was all a mental game. I had Jackson's voice in my head, Kristi telling me to "swing your arms!", and Kathi telling me to lean into it down the hills. I thought of my dad a lot, how much he ran before he got sick, and how I always wanted to run a race like this with him after I got home from my mission. I thought about how strong he was even when he was terribly sick. He was definitely with me for the hard parts.
All in all, it was an awesome experience. Now I want to get faster and can't wait for the next one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two is better than one.

Kids are awesome.And two kids are better than one.

That goes for binkies too.