Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween fun!

We had tons of fun over this past week with Halloween parties, carnivals and Trick or Treating!
This year I decided to make my kids costumes for the first time and I love the way they turned out!

Andrew as Harry Potter!

Hunter as a Knight!

Parker as a Dog!
This is the only costume I didn't make, Parker saw this at the Thrift store and begged to have it!

On October 29th 1999 Kevin asked me to marry him!
And guess what I said YES!!!

We started our Halloween festivities with the BOO BASH!

The boys playing pin the nose on the pumpkin!

The boys with our good friends the Duffins kids!

Us with our good friends the Duffins! We met them in our first ward when we first moved to Az.
We have have been good friends ever since! It's so nice to have boys the same age and to have them as our new neighbors! YEAH!!!

I think there is nothing sadder than a house wife who dies before she even got of her robe and curlers!

Bounce house after Bounce house...the boys had a blast!

The ASU football toss...Andrew loved this one and he has a good arm!

Andrew went up the rock wall and repealed down twice before most of the other kids even were half way up their first time!

Hunter made it only half way up but he did a great job trying!

Parker on the other hand only made it this far!

Now Daddy is going to show them how it's done!
I would of done the rock wall unfortunately my shoe choice for the evening (wedges) don't mix well with rock climbing!

Now you can't have Halloween with out carving Pumpkins!
The boys spent days drawing different pictures trying to pick the right one for their pumpkin!

After the pictures were pick Daddy helped carve them out!

The finished pumpkins!

We had a fun Halloween with the parties and Trick or Treating and spending time with friends and as a family!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Triathlon

This weekend my friend Jen and I participated in a sprint triathlon which was put on by the Kimball East Stake out here in Az.
So we had to get up pretty early to loaded up as you can tell in the picture above the sun wasn't quite up yet!

The 1st leg of the triathlon was a 400 meter swim which is 16 laps! Now I love to swim and have done a ton of surfing growing up but I have never swam competitively! Advanced swimmers can swim the 400 meters in 6-10 minutes so I was completely surprised and very happy when I finished the 400 meter swim in under 9 minutes!
Advanced swimmer? Why yes I am:)

As soon as we were done with our swim we had to rush over to where our bikes and gear was to get ready for our 8 mile bike ride!

I would just like to give a shout out to my wonderful husband who 100% supports me in all my crazy endeavors! He was there with the boys cheering me on at each one of the events I have done in the past year and helps keep me motivated for the events I'm still preparing for!

I love you Kevin with all my Heart!

Okay check out this picture of all the bikes!

The last leg of the race was a 2 mile run which we both beat our time we were aiming for which was to complete the triathlon in under an hour!

I had a blast doing this and can't wait for my next to events which are coming soon!
I will be doing a 1/2 marathon in January and Ragnar with a bunch of friends which is a 200 mile relay in February!

P.S. for Ragnar we still need 3 team mates if your interested!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Time Out for Women day 2

Day 2 started out with breakfast at our hotel which was packed with all the other women how stayed there as well!
Funny thing:
With the hotel being full at breakfast the staff kept coming to refill the coffee machines but never found them empty!
Hum I wonder why?

My Mom and her Gal pals!

With 2,600 women + only 2 lines for lunch = us heading across the street to the Hard Rock Cafe!

Check out the awesome ceiling!

I guess it's the California Surfer in me that had to take a picture with the Beach Boys album!

Here are just a few of the Guest speakers and performers for Saturday!

Brad Wilcox

Mariama Kallon
Let me just tell you a little bit about her amazing conversion story:
She was raised in war-torn Sierra Leone, and saw many things as a young girl. She witnessed the violent murders of parents and siblings and spent her youth fleeing from rebels, she was introduced to the gospel and at one point was given a humanitarian kit by the Church, which became a treasured symbol of hope that she used to bless the lives of many as they again fled for their lives.
I highly recommend you learn more about her story as she is and amazing women who over came so much!

Mercy River was the performers for Saturday!
I had never heard them before but found them to be really and fun to listen to!

I'm grateful I had the opportunity to go and recommend that you look to see if you have a Time Out for Women in your area and really try to go you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time Out for Women day 1

So this weekend my Mom, sister n law and myself went to Time Out for Women in Phoenix!
We had a great time full of great speakers and performers!
And best of all great company!

Loading up and ready to go... but first one pit stop!

Waiting for our smoothies!

Yummy in their Tummies!

Our Hotel the Marriott!

Our Room!

Yummy Dinner!

So after dinner my mom thought that maybe I should hitch a ride with a biker to Time Out!

Phoenix Convention Center
Here are a few of the Speakers and performer we heard from on Friday night!

Virgina H. Pearce
(Gordon B. Hinckleys daughter)

Sheri Dew

Dallyn Vail Bayles was the amazing performer for Friday night!
He looked a little different the last time I saw him perform... in fact a lot different!

He performed as the Phantom in the the Broadway production Kevin and I went to at the Gammage last year and was so amazing!

Nothing better than replacing the kids in your bed for 15 comfy pillows!

Good Night!
Stay tune for day 2 of Time Out for Women!