Piper at the school carnival a couple of weeks ago.
Yep, Rory gifted Piper the same stomach bug she had last week. And guess what else. Our big day for us to be sealed as a family in the Provo Temple is Saturday...that's three days away. Family is coming...the countdown is on. I'm a total stress case right now. We thought of cancelling in fear that someone will wake up Saturday morning sick, but then there are family members already making the trek here today! So, we're pressing forward. I'm not sure why my family has the worst luck when it comes to illness. And why my family has to deal with the stomach flu twice within 6 months. I mean, come on!! Give me a break!
So, here's to a speedy recovery for my little Piper and for everyone else to stay healthy! I really would hate for someone to barf in the sealing room.
Yay! It's that time of year again that we get to do our Sundance Sundays!
And Mother's Day was a great day to kick it off!
We don't do much...we may get a treat or suckers, but mainly it's just fun for the girls to run all around. And it gives Ryan and I chance to sit back, relax and watch our kids get out all their energy...what's not to love? But this year will be especially fun because we can still use our lift passes! So we can all (little ones are free) take the lift up during the Summer! Can't wait!
Haley and Morgan's school held their annual 5 K fun run Friday morning. This year I ran it with Morgan and Ryan ran with Haley. I was so impressed with them both!! Haley ran the entire thing without stopping once! And Morgan did such a super job...she was all smiles the whole way!
I'm so proud of them!!
The weather has been warming up these past few days...feels a bit like summer!
In other news...our little Rory is sick with the harfs. We have a pretty big event next weekend (our temple sealing!!) so of course something like this had to happen. This is just how our luck is...if we have anything major coming up, it never fails, a kid will get sick. So if I wasn't stressed out before (which I have been), now I'm completely stressed!! I DO NOT want to have to cancel and push back our sealing!! Too many things are in place now...we have family flying and driving in on Thursday!
Please, PLEASE, I need everyone healthy!! Someone can get sick Sunday after the sealing is over...heck, they can even get sick Saturday night after the sealing....BUT NOT FRIDAY OR SATURDAY!!!
I'm continuing my quest to being a full fledged mountain biker.
This week I tackled riding in the mud. The weather was hit and miss all day, but an hour or so before the race the sun was out and things were looking good. Unfortunately it didn't last long, as it started to pour rain as soon as we were off the line. The trail got really slippy fast! It definitely wasn't what I had in mind! And at one point I pulled the "There you see her...and then you don't" move by riding along and then quickly losing my balance, unable to clip out of my pedal I fell the long way down the mountain into the trees and disappeared from sight (had there been someone to witness it that is). I got a massive bruise to my butt/hip to prove it. But that's all part of it...right?
My chain eventually fell off, and the mud was caked on so bad I could not get that sucker back on! I ended up having to throw in the towel and coasting back down the mountain. I wasn't alone, and many people had a mechanical and were forced to end early.
But all in all it was still good fun!
Classic mud butt.
Oh, and in case you were wondering...I got my white kit looking good again. Thank you oxy clean.
We had a pretty fun filled weekend. We kicked it off by going to the girls' school carnival Friday evening. My mom was able to join me, which was good because Ryan was in St. George working and it's always helpful to have another set of eyes to watch my kids! Although, once we got there Haley and Morgan took off and we pretty much didn't see them. Of course until it was time to eat, and then they find their way back to me. But I love their independence at events like this...it brings back memories to when I was their age at my school carnivals...such fun! And then that evening Haley and Morgan got to spend the night at grandma's house...this was icing on the cake for them! Morgan claimed it to be the "best day ever"!
On Saturday we loaded up the family and headed out of town to watch the Collegiate Nationals in Ogden. We got to cheer on our Alma Mater as they completely dominated the other teams! And of course we were able do a lot of reminiscing of our own glory days.
When we arrived the girls were wearing my old jerseys from when I raced. They passed by a few guys from Marian and the guys promptly did a double take at the girls and then they all looked at each other, "Those jerseys are so ooooooold!!!" That made my heart hurt a little...are we really THAT old? But I suppose when we think about it, it was about 17 years ago when we raced collegiate...those Marian riders were babies when I was racing in those jerseys!!
The girls kept a sharpie in their back pocket and every Marian rider they saw they got their autograph. All the riders were so gracious and seemed like such good kids. I wonder if they get into the same amount of mischief and good ol' tom foolery as we did.
Like I said, Marian completely dominated and it's no surprise that they ended up winning the overall! I'm so impressed!
Of course I had to dig up some photos from our day. Oh...what great memories!
After the race we grabbed something to eat and a little local pizza place in downtown Ogden. The girls left their mark on the chalkboard wall they had there. I'm glad Una made the cut.
We celebrated May Day yesterday by passing out our traditional flower bouquets to our neighbors.
Always good fun!
Then we loaded up and headed out to Heber for my very first mountain bike race!
It was very chilly and I was very nervous!!
The location wasn't the greatest for spectating, and there wasn't a whole lot for kids to do. Oh, and no bathrooms...and as the picture shows, not a whole lot of suitable bushes either.
The girls would have been fine (they don't really have too many issues with peeing in the great outdoors), but when a couple of them say they have to take care of different business, then we have a problem! So after being at the race for about two minutes, we loaded back into the car down the hill to a gas station. Kids have great timing, don't they?
But anyway, the race was good fun! I signed up with the beginners and I don't think I did too bad! Not sure what my final result was as it was FREEZING and we decided not to stick around after.
This will be a weekly thing, so hopefully I'll get better as time goes on. Ryan brought up that I've raced track, road, cross and now mountain bike. I never thought about that...pretty cool...I'm kinda proud of myself. No, I will not be doing any BMX...sorry folks.
Today I finally started the painting process in the living room. I primed the ugly brown out...yay! And I started painting the edges, although it's not showing it very well in the picture. I had the hardest time deciding on a color...what's new there, right? I went with green this time. Oh goodness, I hope it will look okay...I'm kinda stressing over it. But, here's my vision....a light green on the walls, white slip covered Pottery Barn sofa, a new big comfy chair, window treatments, fun orange accents around the room (pillows, and maybe in the window treatments). What do you think? I also have visions of painting the brick fireplace white...but, Ryan is having trouble seeing that vision. Maybe in time he will.
And of course, like with any project I start on...the rest of the house goes to crap. But I guess that will happen when I decide to paint and let a 3 and 1 year old have free reign of the house.