August 23, 2009

hobble creek half & a morning in millcreek

on saturday my friend and i woke up at the crack of dawn to participate in the HOBBLE CREEK HALF MARATHON. some people say that runners are crazy. some people say that runners have no life. and some people even say that running is a waste of time. well... those people have never run before. there is nothing like crossing that finish line knowing that all the hard work and dedication you put into the weeks and months prior finally paid off. running is not easy and its not painless. but its definitely worth it. thanks for being my running buddy amy and for putting up with the early mornings and late nights. and a shout out to the best hubbie in the world. for being there, like always, smiling at me as i cross the finish line.

one of the perks about living in the salt lake area is being so close to so many canyons. on sunday morning we met up with the entire Hammond family to celebrate my super fit, super fun grandmas birthday. the weather was perfect, the company and conversation even better, and the breakfast delicious as always.

grandma and all of her grand-daughters

the whole Hammond crew all together

we love you guys and it was so great to see everyone. happy birthday grandma. you are so fun to be around and you just get better with age.

August 13, 2009

always, sometimes, never

i saw this post on a friends blog and thought it was a cute idea. i'm usually not into the whole "tag" thing but i thought this was different from ones i've seen. its always fun to learn about someone elses little quirks. enjoy!
- eat breakfast right when i wake up. i usually know what i'm going to have the night before.
- sit down on sunday nights and make my "lists" for the up-coming week. this includes a grocery list, menu for the week, work out schedule, any errands that need to be run etc. sometimes i'll even go as far as breaking my days down into hours. ocd??? i think so.
- have a snack in my purse. just ask my family, i'm not a happy person when i'm hungry.
-wash my face at night before i go to bed.
-know what day any major holidays and my birthday falls on for the current and upcoming years. i'm a walking, talking, calendar.
-"forget" to brush my teeth at night. i'm a morning and after lunch brusher. danny has issues with this one. all i can say is, i'm working on it.
-get up at some random time of the night and eat a bowl... or two of cereal. guilty pleasure.
-stick my tongue out to the side of my mouth when i'm concentrating too hard.
-look at random people and think of what animal they look like. you should try it. its amazing at the resemblance in some people.
-get so caught up in the future that i forget to live in the present.
i NEVER...
-eat the little white things in eggs. my mom told me they were the umbilical cord of the baby chick and i've never gotten over it. sick.
-fall asleep without telling my hubbie i love him. lame but true. it really does keep me up.
-have an enjoyable air plane ride. i've been known to have full on panic attacks while loaded on valium, and dripping sweat from every inch of my body. the poor poor people who have to watch it all happen. i'm sorry.
-answer phone numbers i don't know.
-stay up past 10:00. this is goes for vacations, weekends, sleepovers etc. i need my sleep. i've gotten better though, it used to be 8:30 ;0)
anyone who wants to share is welcome too! just write down five things for each one.

August 2, 2009

lake powell, four, and visitors

summer seems to be flying by. i can't believe that its august already. we have been busy with vacations, celebrating our fourth anniversary, and having my family from oklahoma visit. readers beware... its a big post.

first... me and mine celebrated of four year anniversary. i can't believe its been that long. we celebrated by eating at a tasty little place called BAMBARA, and as a little gift to each other made our way to at&t to get iPhones. i must say that i am one lucky gal to have this wonderful man in my life. he is the best. i couldn't ask for a better.

lake powell has to be one of the coolest places on the earth. we ventured there with my family over the 24th and once again it did not disappoint. minus the windstorms almost every night, id have to say it was very enjoyable.

cooling off at dangling rope marina and enjoying some soft serve. does anyone else think that this ice cream is some of the best you've ever had? maybe its the 100+ temperature or the fact that all of your other meals have had sand in them. regardless... we quite enjoy it.

d catching some air on the wake board.

me and my cute brothers, braden and gavin.

and last but not least, we were very exited when these guys called us up and said they were coming to town. meet my day, step-mom, and little bro. they live in oklahoma and i don't get to see them often enough. it was great to catch up and give hugs. we enjoyed having you over to our home and spending a night on the town. hopefully we don't have to wait so long to see each other next time.
well, i guess thats it for now. we hope you are all enjoying the last of these summer days as much as we are. winter will be here before you know it.