Friday, September 30, 2011

The Witches

Gardner Village is always a must at Halloween! Last week I met up with my friend Tanya and let the kids run around and find all the witches.
Miss Thing chilled in her stroller for most of the time....
I love this time of year, the fall weather, the fall colors, and mainly just everything about fall time!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Yesterday was my first sprint triathlon. My sis in law Mindy had told me about it months ago and I agreed to do it with her. My other sis in law Alaina and her friend Danika joined us too! This was a first for me so I set out learning to be a better swimmer, learning how to ride a road bike, and then starting to transition everything together. A sprint tri consists of a 300 meter swim, a 12 mile bike ride, and then a 5k (3.1 miles).

Friday night we picked up our packets and got body marked. Our numbers were on both our arms and our age was on our calf. We set out nice and early Saturday morning to get our transition area all set up with our different shoes and any clothes we were changing into. Let me just say that I loved the tri, it might be a new favorite of mine. The swimming was a bit chaotic....people didn't know how fast they swam and we probably should have put ourselves more in the beginning as faster swimmers. We ended up passing a few people on our way, but still was fun and I was glad it wasn't in open water. That is me in the bright pink cap!!
The bike ride was a ton of fun. The first 4.5 miles were a gradual uphill and then a good steep climb, but the rest of the ride was down hill and a flat stretch.
Last was the run. The first mile was probably the hardest part of the whole triathlon. My legs felt like jello and it was a small uphill right at the beginning. I felt like I was running in place but just kept telling myself not to stop or I would never get going again. Finally I passed the first mile and I felt like I got into a rhythm. I finished in 1 hour 31 minutes. It felt awesome crossing the finish line! I felt great the rest of the felt like I had had an intense workout that morning but still was functionable unlike my marathon! If you are thinking of doing a sprint tri I would highly recommend it. It was tons of fun!!
I know you can't see it, but they gave out these cute necklaces with "Triatha{mom}" imprinted on it as our medal for finishing. I thought it was such a cute idea rather then a huge ugly medal that I never look at.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Day of School

Wednesday was back to school for this handsome little guy!
He is now in his last year of Pre School. Three days a week, what am I going to do with myself. I love this little boy of mine! He keeps me laughing MOST of the time!! When did he grow up so fast?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Swiss Day Mania

Our annual Swiss Day trip has come and gone! Can I just say how much I LOVE this trip! This year we did something a little cousins and some of my aunts from my mom's side came up with us. We hit Cafe Rio on the way up and then hit the Park City Outlets to begin our shopping spree. Then it was off to Midway where we stayed up laughing and talking way too late!
It's tradition to take a picture before we head out to do some major shopping. Trust me there were many more then just these three....but I'll spare you!
And finally it was off to Swiss Days! Every year gets more crazy but it's nice knowing that we have all the time in the world. We all split off and hit up what we wanted. I shopped my heart out and found some fun things. After our shopping we headed to the Homestead for a yummy lunch and of course a trip into the crater.
Later that afternoon the boys headed up with the kids and after laying around and showing them our fun purchases we headed into town, grabbed our own dinners, and then met back at the park to let the kids play!
The boys & Reese got new jammies at the outlets!
Saturday we headed into Park City for some minor shopping, Mexican food, and the Alpine Coaster.
Sunday we all hung out and once again lounged most of the day. Monday we got up and headed to the lake with my brother and his fam. The weather and water were crappy when we got there, but as the day went on it calmed down and ended up being a great day on the lake!

I can't tell you how much I look forward to our Swiss Day weekend. I love shopping at the outlets with no kids, laughing with the girls all night long, scones for breakfast, the madness of checking out every booth at Swiss Days, and hanging out with family all weekend! It's one of my favorite weekends and I look forward to it every year.