Thursday, May 20, 2010

Alive and Well

Hello my friends! I see it has been more than 4 months since I have updated...

You may (or may not... in fact you probably couldn't care less but I'll continue) be wondering what we have been up to!?

(I really can't believe I haven't posted in 4 months. Geez.)

Anyway, here is a summary of our last 4 months or so.
We got creative and made smores in the living room. Or bedroom. Yes- that is our bed on the living room floor. We do have a bedroom, but it's in the basement and is a total icebox in the winter. So we migrate upstairs for the winter.

We ran our first 5k, with Zac and Hill and Justin. We ran in the rain and had time chips and matching shirts and everything. Ask me if I'm proud. Yes, I am!

That same day John and I did the polar bear swim in Ogden, for Winterfest. So after running 3.1 miles in the rain, we jumped into a freezing pool, also in the rain. To be totally honest, I only did it to impress him. And it totally worked :) The prize for going all the way under is a fun coffee mug filled with hot chocolate-which is supposed to compensate for the awful feeling of your breath being sucked out of your lungs the very second you hit the water and your body seizing up like you've never felt before. Let me just say if it wasn't for my husband grabbing me and hoisting me over the side of the pool, I might not have made it out. Was it kinda fun? Sure! Did I think I was going to die? Only for a minute! Will I ever do it again? No.

I really can't believe the people who did in it their clothes. That's what we call Crazy.

The Ogden Winterfest is really awesome. They bring snow down from the mountains and cover an entire section of 25th and Grant Streets with it. There was skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling races. Not to mention some delicious vendor food.

Alex turned 8 and got baptised. I can't believe how fast he is growing up. I feel like every time I see him he has grown another inch! It seems like just yesterday that my mom was frantically sending Tara and I to Walmart to get her a pregnancy test :) Heaven forbid someone she knows see her purchase a test, but it's ok for Tara and I to be seen purchasing one?! Anyway, Alex's baptism was a great experience for the whole family and we all love him so much. Alex was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 3, and he is one tough little cookie dealing with that every day. He's a brave boy and I'm so grateful for him.

We babysat our nephew Drey for a weekend. He is sooo precious and just adores Uncle John. When we got to their house, Drey yelled out "JOHN!!" and ran into John's arms. Enough to make a girls heart melt ;) Also that weekend I enjoyed spending some time with Tara and her boys. We are so lucky to live so close to most of our nephews!

John and Drey enjoying some brekky.

John and Andrew.

Andrew and Chase

On the rare occasion that we have had decent weather, we have spent some Sunday afternoons at the park playing banana grams. If you don't have that game- get it. And this is coming from a girl who sorta despises most games, so you know it's gotta be good!

Also on the very few days that we have been blessed with nice weather, we have enjoyed a handful of hikes. Kind of sad that we have lived THIS CLOSE to the mountains for 2 years now and haven't been out very much to experience them on foot. We are so lucky to have these mountains in our backyard and are making an effort to appreciate them more.

Waterfall Canyon

Antelope Island

And last but not least, we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary on May 1. I can't believe it's already been 2 years!! To celebrate, we got a room at the Stein Eriksen lodge in Park City. It was so nice and classy... not really what we are used to :) A far cry from the $35 rooms we are used to staying at in Lava, that's for sure! We got the room in a package deal that included dinner for 2 at the Glitretind. After enjoying our gourmet 3 courses, our dinner bill came out to $166!! HELLO! Good thing we only had to pay for the tip! Overall it was an awesome experience and we had a great time pretending to be upper class citizens.

This was the view from the private hot tub on our balcony. So pretty.

Beautiful chocolates. I'm sad to say they looked more delightful than they tasted...but they sure did look great.



MEG said...

Good to hear from you! I laughed at your whole post - but especially the part about your mom sending you and Tares to the store for a p-test. NOW THAT IS FUNNY.

That last picture has to be the cutest thing ever. You are a good looking couple!

lexa Jean said...

I love love love love LOVE it when you update. I didn't realize you had otherwise I woud have commented much sooner! I'm so glad to hear that you are alive and well... I was getting worried there for the last few months ;)

I'm so jealous you guys all ran together.. I wish my family would.. I really want to get inn shape and do it too! Maybe I'll just do it alone.. there's just less motivation that way.. I'll have to let you know how that goes over for me!

Happy anniversary! (late) (belated) (sorry) I can't belive it's been two years already!! :)

Love you guys