Monday, April 30, 2012

Yoga and running

I have been wanting to try yoga for a while now. So about a month ago I bought a pass to 3B Yoga in the Riverwoods. I am really loving it. It's a good workout but in a different way than my normal gym workout.

I am hoping it will help my IT band issues I have been having for years now. I haven't run for about 7-8 weeks trying to get rid of some of the tightness. I meet again with the physical therapist on Thursday and he's going to give me a running schedule to get me back up. Hopefully I can be prepared for St. George in October!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Driver #3

It's really a shame you can't see this picture of Indy because it is classic. He kind of looks like a convict. 

Anyway.....we finally went to the DMV to get his permit. He passed the test on the first try. Smart boy. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Break after the Break....

 Tim, Sean, Michael and me waiting to see Mystere.

So......I haven't posted any pictures of our Spring Break because 1) I don't have any and 2) it was fun but a little stressful so I'd rather not think about it too much! 

But, lucky for me, Kurt had to go to a conference in Las Vegas the Monday following the break. So, instead of going home, we sent the kids home by themselves and we drove to Vegas for a few days. The weather was perfect (unlike most of Spring Break). We got to go out to eat, shop and sit by the pool. It was slightly more relaxing than the week before! 

And who can resist a ride on the roller coaster at New York New York! We hadn't ridden that thing in a long time. Not the smoothest ride I must say but pretty darn fun.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Personal Records


Yesterday I gave a lesson in YW on Personal Records. I never would have thought that this particular lesson would cause such strong emotions in me but it did! I was reminded over and over again as I prepared that the records that we keep are not necessarily for us but for those who will come after us. The lesson also referenced a 2007 conference talk by Elder Eyring called O Remember, Remember.  And I DO remember listening to this talk! He talks about how writing things down is a way for us to see God's hand in our lives and to be grateful for those things. 

All these reminders were a confirmation to me that this blog is my way of keeping a journal and that it is important not only to me but to future generations (as trivial as many things on my blog may be...). 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Love Bus

The only thing Indy wanted for his birthday was a VW bus. Obviously that didn't happen on his actual birthday. We had been looking but hadn't come up with anything. Kurt happened to be in Orange County the week of Indy's birthday. So he kept his eye open and looked at a couple different ones during that week. Surprisingly, he found one in our budget that actually runs pretty well. It looks pretty good on the outside but the inside is pretty rough! Anyway, a work friend of Kurt's ended up staying in California longer than he intended. So he cancelled his flight, bought the bus for us and drove it all the way home! Keep in mind that it's top speed is only about 60 mph, there is no air/heat and no radio.... He must have learned some serious patience on that ride!

Between spring break and Kurt's work trips we haven't been able to go get the bus in Salt Lake until this weekend. Finally, about a month after the actual purchase, we brought the car home to show to Indy. We were heading out the door to church this morning and Indy was being his usual grumpy self. As we were walking out the door I said "It's a good day!" The second he saw the bus he said "It IS a good day!"

He was pretty excited to say the least! It's going to take a lot of work to get it looking really good but I think Indy is up for the job. Hopefully he can have it shaped up by the time he gets his license next year!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Finn

Finn turned 17 yesterday! I think he had a pretty good birthday. His friends took him to breakfast/lunch at Kneader's during school. Then he had a soccer game---which they won. He got to have his specially requested birthday dinner and dessert to top it all off. I had never made a Tres Leches Cake before but everyone raved about it! Any recipe from the Pioneer Woman is a pretty safe bet I've learned. Happy Birthday Finn! We love you!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Kurt's Latest

 So I know it's a little early to be thinking about Halloween but this is a little side project that Kurt has been working on. Just click on the picture to find out more!