Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dirty Dash

This race was the funnest race that I have done by far!!  It really was so much fun running, jumping and playing in the mud!  I'm really not one to get dirty.  In fact I really hate being dirty and I had to mentally prepare myself that I was in deed going to get dirty.  But I don't know why I hate it so much because this was seriously a blast!  It also was so nice having Justin there with me.  It was the first time that I had ran with Justin and it was nice!  We did it with my friend Aundrea and her boyfriend and a bunch of neighbors.  I'm glad that Mjika invited us to do it.  It will for sure be a yearly thing for us!!

This was before the race when we were all still clean.  The hill behind us was the start and it was so muddy! 

The first obstacle.  There were so many people that you can't even see the hill we had to climb.

At the top of the first obstacle and Nicole falling

Just after the first set of balance beams...we were already pretty dirty at this point and we weren't even in it a mile!!

The half way mark.  They had a 5k shortcut but we opted to do the full 10k.  Glad we did cause it was by far easier and a lot funner obstacle's!

At the top of the slip n slide.  We got so dirty at the bottom of this!!!

We got into a big mud fight and got covered!!!  What a blast!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

10 Years Ago....

10 years ago on Sept 13 we started our little family.  It's hard to believe that Justin and I have been married for 10 years!  It has flown by.  I just thought that it would be fun to show our little time line of our life together. 

Our wedding announcement.  Wow we look so young!!  And we were so skinny!!  I would love to be that thin again.  But having babies made it so that it will never happen...o well.  It was well worth it!  Justin and I met on Super Bowl Sunday in 2000 and started dating exclusively on March 12th 2000.  Justin proposed to me exactly one year later on March 12th 2001 by video.  (I still have it). 

6 months later we were married.  I married my best friend.  That was the best decision I ever made. 

We bought our first house 1 week before we got married instead of going on a honeymoon.  We went up to Island Park instead which was still a lot of fun.  This is us in our first house just after we got all moved in. 

We weren't ready to have kids yet but 1 1/2 years after we got married we got our first "kid".  Belle was welcomed into our family.  When we went to the breeders house I knew right off that Belle was the right dog for us.  She came right up to me and would not leave my side.  She was soooo cute and tiny!  She was and is such a big part of our family. 

In 2005 we decided that we were ready to move out of our first house and build a house.  We had just found out that Home Depot was going to be going in close to our house and we just did not want to live that close to a busy street that was going to get even busier.  So we put the house up for sell.  We didn't have much time to really think cause 4 days after putting it up it sold.  We moved into Justin's parents house and found a house and neighborhood that we thought would be perfect for us.  It really is the perfect place.  We love it here!!!

After being in this house for a year we decided that we were ready to add on to our little family.  Brantley was born Sept 12th 2006.  It was an adjustment for sure but the best thing that had ever happened to us.  He has been such a joy to have in our family.  (Man he was a cute little baby!!)
On March 12th 2009 we welcomed our last little member to our family.  Lilley Camille.  Man we love this little girl!   (did you notice a similarity in dates?  Got engaged on March 12th, married Sept 13 but it was supposed to be the 12th, Brantley was born on Sept 12th and Lilley was born on March 12th!  I think we like the months Sept and March and the 12th day). 
 Brantley is such a great big brother.  He loves Lilley so much and is always looking after her and protecting her.  Know one messes with Lilley (except for Brantley of coarse).  They are sooo cute together!!

Best Friends for Life!!


Our family right now.  It amazes me how much my life has changed in the last 10 years but it just seems like yesterday that we got married.  I love my family and love my husband.  It has been an amazing 10 years and I am looking forward to the next 10!  Love you babe!!  Thanks for marrying me.  None of this would have been possible without you!  We are so blessed to have such a great husband and father.  Your the best!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

5 years old!

So Brantley decided to get older.  I can't believe that he is 5 already!!  I feel like I was just bringing him home for the first time just yesterday.  Man I love this kid.  He can make anyone smile anytime (as long as he wants to.  Good luck in trying to get him to do it).  So little things about Brantley at 5 that I don't want to forget:
He LOVES his little sister and protects her like a big brother should
He has SOOO much energy! 
He NEVER slows down
He makes us laugh all of the time he really is funny!
He can be very stubborn.  If he doesn't want to do something it is very hard to get him to do it
He likes to be unique.  He's always got to be different then all the other kids
He is really good on two wheels whether its on his petal bike or dirt bike he's a pro!
He is loving school (and to our surprise his teacher says that he is really good in class)
He still can't sit through a movie without getting up and doing something
Always on the move

Brantley is a joy to have in our family.  Yeah sure I sometimes have a hard time with him and he doesn't always listen all that well and can be a pill.  But, he also can be the sweetest little guy and LOVES his family.  He is so caring and is always concerned about others.  We really love him and are so happy he is in our family.  Happy Birthday bud!! 

So onto his birthday:  I've got lots a pictures so hang in there..

My mom made him a blanket to take with him everywhere.  It is soo soft! 

He couldn't decide what to open up next..funny kid!

He was so surprised that he got a DS! 

Just had to add this picture in of Lilley..she is actually smiling!! 

The cake!!  I'm not sure why he wanted a guitar cake, but he did so he got what he wanted...not to bad right?

Labor Day Weekend

It feels like all that I ever blog about is camping trips.  But the truth is that in the summer that is what we do and love so I guess that's why.  Sorry if your sick of camping stuff if anyone actually reads this. 

So over Labor Day weekend we headed up the the Uinta's again but this time we went to Soapstone.  I know I've said this before but I really do love it up there!!  This trip was my favorite this year.  It was perfect weather and just so pretty!  The only bad thing was that there were so many people.  But we still had a blast.  This was our last camping trip of the year.  I'm sad about that.  Tell next year!!  (Sorry about the order of the pics.  I don't know what happened and I can't figure out how to put them in the right order.)

We found a little trail that took us down to the bottom of this.  It was the best ride of the weekend for sure!!!

I know I've said this before but Brantley has really gotten good at riding! 

Justin and Brantley at the cliffs.  The view was amazing and gave me butterflies it was so high up!

This was the little trail we went on.  You can barely see their RZR the grass was so high!

All of us at the top of the cliffs

Levi coming threw on the little trail

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Oh preschool...I can't believe that Brantley is in preschool already.  I've been so proud of my little guy.  He's been so brave and it seems like he had grown up soooo much in the last couple of weeks.  To give a little history of Brantley he is not much of a fan of meeting new people and doing new things.  He is normally really shy and takes a while to warm up to new people and new situations.  Knowing this about him I have been worried about him going to school.  We talked about it for so long before he went and got him so excited hoping that this would help him in being more comfortable in going.  Well the day finally came to go and he was so brave and did amazing!!  On our way there he told me that he didn't need me to walk him in but when we got there he changed his mind and said well maybe you could just walk me in and then leave.  So that is what I did.  We walked in. Ms. Katie called him by his name and told him to find his name at his seat and start tracing his name.  He found his name and then told Ms. Katie that he didn't know how to trace his name.  (I was confused at this since I have him do this all of the time at home).  He then got this little smirk on his face as Ms. Katie starts to help him and then starts tracing it without a problem.  She then looked at him and said you know how to trace your name! (she was smiling at him)  He promptly started to chuckle and told her that he was just teasing her.  What a tease!  He then looked at me and said "I got this mom.  You can go now."  It made me smile and cry at the same time.  I'm so proud of him.  He was so brave and did so good.  He has now gone twice and he loves it!!  Way to go Brantley!!

On a side note, this is what Lilley looked like after we dropped Brantley off (and I felt this way too).  She missed her brother sooo much!!  We miss him while he is gone!

The Track

So Justin took Brantley to the track a few weeks back.  Brantley had a great time and Justin said that he did really good.  Way to go Brantley!!