Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ogden Marathon

So I did it.  I ran the first half of the Ogden Marathon!  I never thought that I would EVER run a half marathon.  I felt really good for the first 10 miles and then one of my blisters on the bottom of my foot decided to pop and it was pure hell for the remaining 3 and I ended up walking a lot of it.  I was upset because I was over 5 min for the slowest time that I wanted to be at but I guess I can't be to upset since I was in serious pain.  The crazy thing is is that I want to do it again next year.  It is kind of addicting.  My nephew Cody ran the full marathon, my sister-in-law Jamie ran the full as well and Justin's aunt Brenda ran the first half with me.  The rest of my team on the relay was my two cousins Steph and Sarah and my mom and Aunt Ronda.  I was bummed that I didn't get a picture of all of us together but I had to get home and couldn't wait at the finish line.  Way to go guys!!!  It was a great experience! 

Cody at the half way point.  His over all time was 3 hrs and 28 min!! 

Jamie and her neighbor at the half way point.  They ran it is 5 hrs 5 min!  Awesome job girls!!!

Me at the end of my part of the relay and the half way mark for the marathon

My personal time was 2 hrs 35 min and our team time was 4 hrs 38 min.  Way to finish it Sarah!!  You did awesome!!

Justin's Aunt Brenda.  I don't know her exact time but she finished before me and did awesome!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

He's a natural!!!

So we were FINALLY able to go out for a weekend on our first camping trip!  The weather this year has been so crappy but a couple of weekends ago we saw some decent weather and headed out.  Right before we left we got Brantley his first motorcycle!  He was so excited and I've got to say he looks pretty darn cute in all of his gear and riding around like daddy.  I was a little nervous on how he was going to do but I shouldn't have worried and figured that he would be a natural on it just like he is on his pedal bike.  He fell over a few times but would get right back up and go for it again.  By the end of the weekend he was riding so good!  He was even getting his triangle stance right!! Way to go Brantley!  Now I can only hope that he wants to just ride for fun with dad and not want to start the racing thing.  I'm not sure if I could handle that! 

The rest of us were there this weekend and had an ok time.  Poor Lilley was sick the whole weekend and when I got home I took her in and come to find out it was pneumonia!  Poor girl!  She was so good for having pneumonia!  We only went out on one ride and played a little but it didn't last to long since she was just miserable.  But it was nice to get outside and relax for a bit!  The start of a hopefully great camping year!

Dad giving instructions on what to do

And he's off!!

Riding around like he has been riding for a long time

I know you can't see Brantley that well, but it was a great shot of his Triangle Stance! 

One of the few times that Lilley was kind of smiling

Playing on the side hills and rolling down them

Don't mind the baby (toddler) in a diaper.  I had changed her just before we left and since she had been drinking so much water to keep hydrated (since she wouldn't eat anything) she was soaking wet when we stopped and I didn't have another pair of pants for her.  So diaper it is!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Best Friends

It is so fun to see these two kids of mine growing up.  They can be the best of friends and the worst enemies.  When they are best friends I just can't help but snap some pictures.  I just LOVE IT!!!  Here are a few of them being best friends. 

Brantley loves to "read" to Lilley.  It's too cute!

They were pretending that they were asleep to "trick" me when I came into the room to check on them. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


It has been a long time since I've had a post and I have a lot of catching up to do. First off the list is Easter!!  We had the typical Easter celebrations.  We went to the Syracuse Easter Egg Hunt, dyed eggs, had our own Easter egg hunt Easter morning and Easter baskets.  It was a blast!!  The kids are getting so big and having so much fun on holidays.  They actually get excited for them and know what is going on.  I love it!!!  The only bad thing that went on this weekend was at the cities egg hunt.  There were so many people and not a lot of candy that it wasn't even worth it.  Brantley especially had a bad time.  They told all of the adults in his age group that they parents could not go out and help the kids get the eggs but of coarse when it was time for the kids to get the eggs all of the adults went in grabing away.  Brantley ran in grabbed one egg looked up and then saw all of these "strangers" and not dad and freaked out.  By the time that Justin was able to get Brantley calmed down all of the eggs were gone and he didn't get any.  I felt so bad for him.  So Justin and I decided that we are going to do our own egg hunt with a bunch of friends instead of going to the city ones.  Other then that, it was a great weekend! 

Got to love Landin's cheese!  And Lilley looking so happy!

Lilley just did not know what to think of it all

The only smile I could get out of her was when she saw candy