Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tis the season....

......for school dances that is. School hadn't even started and Finn had asked a girl to Homecoming. And she even answered him last night---before school started.
I'm so glad that his room was straight....(how embarrassing).
He asked Ari Brockbank and her response was "I'd be ticked pink to go to Homecoming with you". His closet was filled with pink balloons and a few pink girly items like purses and dresses. Nothing like jumping right back in to school activities!

Back to School

You can tell these kids are not used to getting up early quite yet...especially Indy. But I think they were excited to head back to school.
Looking forward to a great year! Finn-junior, Indy-freshman, Emerson- seventh grade

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day

Madeline, Devri, Makayla, Reagan, Emerson, Paige

Today is the first day of school for the 7th graders. These girls were pretty dang excited! Hope the day goes well......

Saturday, August 20, 2011


**So my official time was 1:52:34!**
I forgot that the big clock at the finish was gun time and I did not cross the starting line at the gun.

Not exactly sure of my official time yet..... but somewhere pretty dang close to above.

I was a little nervous for the Hobble Creek Half this morning. My stomach hadn't been right all week and I certainly had not trained enough this summer. I was just hoping to finish. But I surprised myself!! I was feeling pretty good the first half so I kept a good pace and didn't stop. About 10 my IT band started bugging me but not enough to hinder my pace. I walked off and on until the finish because I was winded. But I was able to shave about 9 minutes off my fastest time! It's not that fast for all you super-fast runners but it was quite an accomplishment for me. Now I can finally say I have finished 13 in under 2 hours.
Yay for me!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


We have hardly seen the Youngs all summer. We even had two different family vacations overlapping in the same place and were not able to connect. Finally, last night, we made time for a trip to Yogurtland! They were still missing 4 kids and we were missing 2 but we did it! Love them!

Reality Check

I just dropped Montana off at UVU so she could catch a bus for Cross Country camp. I had a teary moment as I drove away. She is officially a freshman in college. She moves in to her apartment next week. I'm so excited for her and a little hesitant to let her go all at the same time.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Why I got sick on the way to Hawaii

So I posted about how I was so sick on the plane ride to Hawaii a few weeks ago. I thought maybe it was food poisoning but wasn't sure. Well, unfortunately for me, I found out what made me sick when we were in Laguna Beach last week.
I went to Costco and noticed they had the 64 oz. bottles of Naked Juice which are so good. I had had a bottle of Green Machine with my lunch the morning we got on the plane. So I was so excited to have some after my morning run. Well I did and it tasted just as good as I remembered. But about an hour later my stomach started to hurt and I was feeling so nauseous (sounds familiar...). Sure enough I started throwing up again and continued throwing up for about 3 hours or so. It was a good thing the sun didn't really come out at the beach that day because I was stuck in bed sick as a dog.
Apparently something in the Naked Green Machine Juice does not agree well with my stomach. So here are the ingredients:
2 3/4 apples
1/2 banana
1/3 kiwi
1/3 mango
a hint of pineapple
blue green algae
barley grass
wheat grass
I'm doubtful that it's any of the fruits or vegetables that would cause a problem. And I'm not sure what spirulina or chlorella even are??
Needless to say, I will not be drinking any more Naked Juice anytime soon.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Big Island-Day 6, 7, 8 and 9

Here is what a lot of the Big Island looks like. There are beaches but you have to go searching for them----and there are some good ones!
I celebrated my birthday during our trip. Kurt was so thoughtful and had presents packed away in his suitcase to pull out on my big day. He is SO good at celebrating special occasions.
This is the only other picture of my birthday. We had dinner at Ruth's Chris and it was delicious as usual! Here I am about to partake of the birthday dessert with Clark and Michael.
Here I am with Clark and Michael (again....). I was just lying there minding my own business when they came along and Kurt just had to take a picture!!
There's my handsome husband with the white eyebrows.
Some more of our group at Makalawena Beach. I think there were only about 10 other people there. We sunbathed and snorkeled. It was a really fun day.
I guess Kurt didn't feel like he got me enough birthday presents so we had to make one last stop at Tiffany & Co. before we got on the plane to come home. Again, so thoughtful... :)
20 1/2 years later and I still love this guy..... (sigh)

Friday, August 5, 2011

More Kauai

These pictures aren't really in any sort of order but here are a couple more from Kauai.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kauai-Day 2, 3, 4 and 5

At dinner in Poipu
This rooster, along with many others wandering the resort, woke us up each morning.

So the only record we have of this Hawaii trip is through photos taken on iphones and then put on Instagram. I guess it's better than nothing.

The view from our room.
Kalapaki Beach
Kurt got these banana macadamia nut pancakes several mornings in a row for breakfast. According to our waitress they have won an award for the best pancakes on Kauai (or something like that...). They were dang good!
One afternoon we drove up to Hanalei and Princeville. Along the way we stopped at the Kilauea Lighthouse. It's a shame we couldn't actually go down to the lighthouse but we got there right at 4pm----just as the gates were closing for the night.
Me and my son-in-law Clark (inside joke...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hawaii-Day 1

We were so lucky to be able to go to Hawaii last week. Kurt had to go for work and Vivint decided to let the wives of the guys on their team come along. Even though the guys did have to work we were still able to fit in plenty of play!

We flew in to Kauai---my favorite island. Our flight started out fine. We had eaten just before we got on the plane. I was really tired so I went to sleep not long after we took off. About an hour later I woke up with a really bad stomach ache. Within a few minutes it was getting worse and I was feeling nauseous-like I wanted to throw up. I hurried to the bathroom-just in time to throw up. I sat back down but had to run back again just a few minutes later. Well, this continued for the next 3 hours. I finally ended up sitting in the back of the plane right by the bathroom because it was easier than walking back and forth to my seat! It was miserable. There was even one time where both bathrooms were occupied so I had to turn in a corner and throw up in a sick bag.... Just as we were starting to descend I started to feel a little better. By the time we had de-planed and gotten our cars and luggage I was feeling pretty much back to normal. How weird is that??!! Thank goodness it was short-lived. I can't figure out if it was food poisoning or what. But I was fine the rest of the trip. I certainly hope that never happens again!