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Friday, July 31, 2009

Mona City Pioneer Day 5K

The day of the Mona City 5K I woke up with my ankle throbbing just a bit from the injury in the big wiffle ball game the night before. I could still walk and felt pretty good. I started the race but when we crossed a small dirt road I stepped on a rock and it was enough to make me stop. It was disappointing as I had ran everyday for two weeks training to do this course. My dad and sister came in around 33 minutes which is excellent since 2 weeks before we came in at just over 36 minutes. My dad and sis both won first place in their age groups. I was so disappointed and vowed to rerun the course when my ankle felt up to it. This morning I drove down to the park and a Mona city employee saw me stretching and offered to time me, even though I had my own stop watch. According to my watch I came in at 33:31 and according to the Mona guy his time said my time was 32:46. I will go with the Mona guy! :) Anyway, he brought out the official paperwork and put my time in it's slot and said I took 2nd in my age group. He told me he would change it and I asked him to please leave things as they are because I just want to do this run for me personally to say that I did it and not to take anyone's ribbon away. I have been filled with disappointment all week and now I feel like I accomplished something and it was a lot of fun!

I also have to add that Brayden ran the 5K in 26:45 and Baylee ran the mile in 9:38. They both placed 3rd in their age groups and did an awesome job!



Brayden crossing the finish line
Me, Dad, and Deb
Me, Dad, Deb, Justin, and Brayden
Dad with his 1st place ribbon
Brayden and Baylee with their ribbons

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pioneer Day Fireworks

Mona City did some awesome fireworks for the Pioneer Day celebration. Luckily we had a great view from my parents back yard. Bryson is a little scared of the fireworks and that's why he has some pretty funny faces in the pictures. I was holding him by my dad and he reached accross to my dad and said "Pa Pa" and grandpa got a rare moment of cuddling with Bryson.
Cutest picture ever!
Notice Bryson's face


Waiting for it to get dark

Friday, July 24, 2009

Smith Field Wiffle Ball and Fun Tricks....

My dad has the perfect yard and BJ had the idea of having a family Wiffle Ball tournament. We had lots of fun. As with any family gathering that involves sports there were a few heated moments and some plays were filled with drama but overall it was so fun. The night before our big 5K race in Mona that we had been training for I stepped in a hole in the grass and twisted my ankle. I could still walk on it and it felt good for the most part that night. I had a little problem the next day but that will wait for the next post. Anyway, our friends, the Gomez Family, posted a fun trick on their facebook and we had to try them ourselves. The kids had no problem whatsoever but it took me a few tries and I finally got it down...once. Here are some photos of the festivities....


Grandpa getting ready to hit a homer... Trevor Start of another inning.. Right before my grand slam!!!! It's amazing!! I finally did it!
Bryson in on the action too!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Seven Peaks

Today we had the chance to go to Seven Peaks with the Hoaldridge Family along with Casper Family. It was a hot day and the kids had a lot of fun. The pictures below tell all.....




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Odds and Ends of our Utah trip so far...

Ozzy likes to sit in this same stool and eat with my dad's reading glasses every morning
Ozzy the poser with his cousin JJ
We traveled to Richfield to see my nephew Tyler in his All Star game...way to go Ty!
Bryson ran right up to Tyler and gave him a big hug.
Trevor, JJ, Oz, and Brayden exhausted after a day at the ballpark.
Baylee "adopted" my parents neighbors dog. When the owner came calling for her, Baylee tried to hide her.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Visit to the Dairy Farm

For those of you who don't know, I grew up on a dairy farm. It was a lot of fun to take my kids back and give them the opportunity to see the life on a farm. It was a fun day and Bryson keeps talking about the moo moo's. It makes me a little sad that my kids don't get to spend time working with their Grandpa out on the farm but I'm glad they weren't scared of the cows and really seemed to enjoy themselves.
Driving through the corrals...
The calf is about a week old
Ozzy and Bryson...Bryson still trying figure out what it is. The milking parlor
Bryson and Ozzy wanted a ride on the "tractor"...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ute Stampede Fun Run...Nephi, UT

I ran my first 5K with my sister and my dad. I am soooo not a runner but it was a ton of fun and hopefully a start to a new tradition. We ran 3.1 miles in just a little over 36 minutes. I don't think that's too bad since we didn't really train. Brayden entered a kids 1/2 mile race and took 3rd place (2nd in his age division). He ran really hard and we are proud of him. He wanted to run the 5K but I didn't want him to show me up. We all had a really good time.
Before the big race
Almost there....
Racing to the finish line
After the race...so glad to be done
Brayden with his medal
Brayden racing to the finish line

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July and more...

I love the 4th of July because it makes us think back and truly be grateful for all of our freedom's and those who fought and are fighting for it. What a blessing to live here in the good ol' USA! I always get emotional when I hear this song whether it be Independence Day or not. Next to the National Anthem, I don't think there is a more Patriotic song...

Artist: Lee Greenwood
Title: Proud To Be An American

If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.
From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas, From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart, and its time we stand and say.

That I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.


We had a great Fourth of July weekend. We went to a water park with good friends, had some good wings and ended the night with Sonic ice cream. The temperatures here are above 100 degrees and we are doing anything and everything to keep cool. Today, we took it easy this morning and went and did a little shopping at the mall. We finished off the day with a BBQ and went to watch some fireworks! Happy Fourth of July!!!

P.S. I noticed going through some of my latest posts there wasn't many pics of Bryson. He just goes from one event to the next. He's a trooper. I put a few extra pictures of him on this post along with a little video of him dancing in the car.

Waiting for the fireworks...
The kids love to pose for the camera
Me and my "baby"
Happy Fourth!
Here he comes....

Sonice after BWW
Most nights he looks like this
Don't know if he's crying, pooping, or cheesing it up for the camera...you never know!

He loves to play Wii



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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ozzy learns to ride a bike...

The other day out of no where Ozzy asked BJ to take his training wheels off his bike. He hasn't been riding his bike forever since he keeps up with everyone on his Razor Scooter. BJ took the training wheels off and gave him one little push and he was off. He taught himself how to start and stop. I guess when you are the 3rd kid and want to do everything the older kids do, you can learn pretty fast. Go Ozzy!

P.S. Notice Baylee in the video...she wiped out on the Ripstik. Too bad I didn't get that all on video..next time!!
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