This morning we got up at 6:45am to go run in a Turkey Trot up in Anthem! It was so fun! It has become a tradition that we do every year. This year i am excited to say that we got my parents up there again and my dad did the 5k! He did awesome!! I will post a picture of him coming up to the finish line! oh yah and right after my dad crossed the finish line it started POURING RAIN!! not drizzling, pouring!! perfect timing!!!
I am also excited to say I beat my time! I was able to run it the ENTIRE 3.1 miles!! usually I would have to walk it out a couple of times. I did it in 32 minutes but hey, it is my personal best so I did good!
The boys did the kids trot and this year was Trevor's first year to run in a race! I was running along side him and he said, "Mom get up to the finish line so you can cheer for me!" cute right!
Well here are just random pictures from today....
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Posted by Jen at 12:19 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Every night as a family we say a prayer together, hug as we all say "our family!", and put our hands in as a team and say "2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate? our family rocks the socks!"So last night as we were doing our nightly routine I decided that for this week we were gonna add one more thing to it. We all went around and said one thing we were thankful for. I think sometimes as we get wrapped up in our daily stuff, we forget to be thankful for even the small things! Even some of the things that stress us out the most are things that we should be thankful for! I read in an email the other day and it said "if your job stresses you out just be thankful you HAVE a job!"At least once a week I have a client come in and tell me they were laid off so I said I am thankful to have my job.
It almost brought tears to my eyes as we went around the circle last night. I love listening to my kids' perspective on things. Taylor said he was thankful for our house and Trevor said he was thankful for crafts! oh to be 3 years old again! Just the innocence in those little boys, as David and I are looking at the big picture of life. After hearing the boys replies, tonight I want to try to simplify my life and break it down...... I am going to think of something that may be "little and unimportant" but I am going to make known that I notice it and am thankful that it is there!! who knows we may find that this is a positive way to end a long day and add this to our routine!
So I know more people read this blog than actually ever comment and I am asking you for just this one blog to break out of your shell and comment!! Since it is the week of Thanksgiving I want to know what you guys are all thankful for! It is an awesome feeling to slow down and reflect!
WHAT ARE YOU ALL THANKFUL FOR?........
Posted by Jen at 8:11 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today was so fun! (not while I was doing it) I went with Katie and Tracy and we ran in a 10k. Can I just say we were so nervous waiting for it to start! We were walking around before the race trying to find people that looked like they were in worse shape than we were! We did not want to be last if you know what I mean!!! We had no clue at this point why we thought we could run a 10k!! But we signed up for it and we were gonna finish it!!! We finished but somewhere along the 6.2 miles I think I twisted my knee or something! I might need a hip replacement also! My right leg was killing me from about mile 4! There were times I had to slow down and walk it out for fear I was gonna fall! and that would have been embarrassing!! What a rush going over the finish line though!!!! :) My mom and Reilly came along to cheer us on!! My nephew is so cute by the way!! Well here are some pictures we took after the race. I will post them and then I am off to bed to rest the lower portion of my body! I hope I will be able to get back out of bed when my nap is over!! YIKES!
Posted by Jen at 12:24 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
So today I decided that after I picked Tay up from school we were gonna do something fun!! I took them out to Westgate and we went to Ridemakerz. It is like Build A Bear but you make cars and trucks instead! Genius!! This is right up their alley!!! I am already having requests to have the next birthday party there!! Uh yah if we only invite like 2 or 3 other boys!! Here are some pictures that I took of them while we were there and some of their finished products! Let's just say I am now the coolest mom out there!! :) Well my 2 boys think I am!!! ;)
p.s. notice the Scion Xb bodies! Daddy wasn't even there to infuence their decisions!!
Posted by Jen at 5:53 PM