Saturday, March 29, 2008
Our night in Mesquite was fun. We loaded up the trailer with just a little too much weight. But what the heck, we love a road trip that the max you can go is 50 mph. So getting home the next day took us a little longer. We fit over 10,000 pots in there and still had room for a couple thousand more. Thank goodness we didn't have the kids. Another plus is maybe we won't have to go back next year (ha ha I laugh at that but honestly it wasn't as bad as last year.)
Getting home will be our next 6 hour venture. I'm so ready. : )
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
- It's spring break for the kids and McKay goes to her other dad this year.
- Jake had some work at Geneva he wanted to get a headstart on.
- To pick up pots in Mesquite to hopefully start planting soon.
Although this means that Jake and I go into what I call "lockdown". We lose all of our things we take for granted.
- Internet...... I don't know how people can go without this.
- Our beloved Dishnetwork (and dvr). I don't watch T.V. at all all day long, although when I finally get the kids to sleep, I enjoy watching a couple shows (while checking everything in blogger world)
We left this morning to go to Mesquite though sans kids. We didn't want them to have to make a 12 hour drive in the truck. So now for one night I will have wireless. I guess that leaves one conclusion....I'm way too easy to please.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Kirsten and Cruz had climbed in her playpen to protect themselves from Katanya hitting them on the head with a doll. She knows how to tease and loves it. Many times she will run and grab something you are using or working with and start running around the bar saying na, na, na, na, na, na, or she runs and hides.
Where did she learn this?
Although, after all is said and done (and she is in bed and asleep) we still love her.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I like this one of Betsy..... ....and this one as well.
I had honestly over 50 pictures of Karl in this pose but with the lens tilted in every direction. To be honest I think Karl got a little tired of working the camera. : )
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT TRAINING THIS YEAR
1. It is funner to pass people than to be passed.
2. You are not nearly as sore the next day.
3. It leaves a good taste of running after the race.
4. It makes me want to do another this year.
5. It can make you go just a little bit fast and last a lot longer.
THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MOAB:
1. Do not hike up to Delicate Arch a couple hours after you finish running 13 miles. That mile there will be your longest one yet.
2. Staying in Moab is way better than Green River. And cheaper too! The townhouse has many advantages! Again a brilliant idea by Jake.
3. It is about 215 miles from Orem to Moab. Check your gas gauge incase your husband doesn't.
4. A good breakfast will get you far. Not like last year where a power bar didn't even last to when the race started.
THINGS THAT DROVE ME TO FINISH FASTER THIS YEAR
1. Having Kirsten remind me ALL year long how I was near the end or what she called last. (2007)
2. Proving to McKay that I can do it better and faster.
3. Proving to myself that I can do it without wanting to quit.
WHAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR
1. A husband that decided to run with me because he didn't want painful knees afterward. In return this drove me to go faster. He even stopped when I had to go to the bathroom. WOW!
2. I love my kids, but thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for watching them. It took a lot of stress out of the way.
3. Betsy's sport beans! All I can say is YUMMY! One per mile is all the reward I need.
4. Thank goodness they let the i-pod rule slip by.
Before the race jitters.
(It really isn't as cold as it looks. There low was our high. It warmed up pretty fast.)
Meet Betsy, Jake, and Amy. They are going to Moab to run. On Friday afternoon, Jake starts driving. They eat, laugh and talk. Ninety minutes later the car sputters and slowly rolls to a stop in the middle of nowhere.The car runs out of gas. They are nineteen miles from the next city and just one gallon short of making it there. Betsy and Amy laugh and laugh.Jake calls for help. No luck! Then he has a genius idea to make a sign. It says G A S. He gives it to the girls and sits embarrassed in the back seat.Betsy and Amy hold the sign for cars to read. Two cute girls, not many cars will pass? While waiting, they laugh and laugh some more. Finally a very nice family turns around and helps. They are saved and the race is on.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Anyway Jake kept asking and asking last night why. I refused to tell him because then he would have leverage and make fun of my "ways".
I think it's time to let it go. I'm tired of this situation. Jake, here is your answers. I'm am ditching my OCD.
Jake tried to convince me it was an OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I'm convinced it's an OCO, Obsessive Compulsive Order. That didn't work on him though.
Now, everyone knows how different I am. : ) Although, I'm sure everybody has just there one little thing. Even if it is so little that it is unnoticeable and unrecognizable. This I guess was my safety blankie. Like none of us want to, I have grown up and don't need it anymore.