Thursday, July 26, 2012

RJ the Builder!

I'm so behind on some serious updates...loooooots of photos to weed through! 

In the meantime, we have had a busy summer! 
On a whim one day, we got on Pinterest and got building! 
RJ whipped up some awesome little step stools, 
and just kept going from there! 
He's been selling them via a link on Facebook and a new blog. 
It's been a fun summer hobby and they've been selling really well. 

Blog address: 

RJ's quite the Pinteresting! ;)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Grocery List

Me: "Will, I'm going to the store!"

Will: "Ok! Get Cheetos, cookies, chocolate, and coke."

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Smart Kid

Me: "Will, do you want a kissing attack or a hugging attack?"

Will: "I want a cookie attack."

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

June Goal: Accomplished!

This may be the goal I am the very most proud of! In June, I decided I wanted to be a runner. I always hated running (I thought), but after an awesome run up the canyon, I think I just hated running on the treadmill. So, I set a goal to run in The Freedom Run on July 4. It's a 15k (just over 9 miles) through Blacksmith Fork Canyon, ending in Hyrum City Park.

A couple of things from the month:
  • Running is addicting. Start, and you'll want to keep it up!
  • Of course, some days it wasn't appealing, but I "rewarded" myself with new running pants, etc. on those days!
  • For me, having someone to cheer me on/kick my trash kept me going...BIG shout out to my sister in law, Amy, for the daily texts. Hugely kept me going! 
  • I feel like I don't really have a lot of hobbies/talents that I keep up on. So, making a goal...working on it nearly every day...then MEETING that goal was SO huge for me! Especially because it was a running goal...and I never thought I was a runner! Just the other day, RJ said, "Remember how you always wanted to be a runner?" YES! And now I am! And I LOVE it!
  • During the race, I had my iPhone with me. I had trained using it because I have a running app that I love and a playlist, too. I know a lot of runners don't like to hold anything, let alone something so bulky, but I loved it. It gave me a distraction when I needed it- picking out the next song, checking my running app, etc. Plus, so many awesome friends and family cheered me on via text during the race and that was super motivating for me. It was like someone was there with me keeping me going! There were a couple funny parts...when I got to the big hill, the song "I Hate This Part"  came on...when I was about a mile from the finish line, "Feel So Close" came on! Then as I got closer, "Glad You Came" and "Good Feeling" came on...thought those titles were pretty fitting to the moment! I finished to "The Fighter", which was motivating. felt really good to do something just for me, that I wanted to do, that I had to continually work for....and then actually accomplish it! What a great feeling! I know you all out there have experienced that in some way in your life, and have had the same accomplishment feeling.

Now for all the pictures!

The three runners...Amy (my sister-in-law) and Greg (my father-in-law)  

At right about the 7th mile, there is a hill...whew! I had in my head that I'd run as far as I could up the hill, then walk when I needed to. But...I was able to run it! When I was about half way up the hill, I got a text from RJ with this sweet picture of Will cheering me on! Definitely helped me finish that nasty hill!

The three of us runners! Amy and I fulfilled our craftiness quota for like years by making our own shirts!
We wanted to be to Pinterest we went!

Greg got 6th place in his division!

Will was sooo tired being up that early...

This race, and the feeling of accomplishing something I had never remotely done before, was among the coolest things I've done. I enjoyed it so much and plan to continue. I'm so grateful to Amy for pushing me and keeping me going! We're set to do the Boise City of Trees half marathon in October!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

iPad vs. computer

W's first time on a computer at the library. He kept trying to make it a touchscreen (kid is an iPad master)...when I explained he needed to use the mouse, he did hand on the mouse, one hand still trying to use a touchscreen!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

My Sweet Husband

Will and I went to Salt Lake for the weekend (more on that later). While we were gone, RJ worked on a secret project! He's so good at surprises, and I looooove being the one to benefit.

I got home Saturday afternoon to discover our room completely cleaned and reorganized. He (and his generous dad) built a new tv mount and a new shoe shelf. the best part...he setup a little "getting ready" station for me! Organized all my makeup, perfumes, and girly stuff.

His newfound love of Pinterest (!) lead him to repurpose this paint can! So crafty! And look in the background...he's so sweet and hung up my award, complete with adding a polka dot ribbon!

How cute is this?! He clipped the race results from the Freedom Run I ran on the 4th, glued my race number, framed it and hung it on the wall! So thoughtful!

I have a little quirk that I love little sayings/quotes...he grabbed the ones I had hanging, bought a little mirror, and glued them around to make a fun frame! So pinteresting! ;)

Love my organized, clean room and REALLY love my crafty, thoughtful husband!

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