Saturday, May 19, 2007

13.1 in 2.06.30 on 5.19.07

Today Reed and I ran our first half marathon. We ran it in just over two hours. It was a very pretty run down Ogden canyon around Pine View Dam and down through some bike trails. It was actually a lot of fun, except for the last three miles. I was doing really well until then. I guess that's what you get when you only run 10 miles before the race. Reed did very well. He could have gone faster the last couple of miles, but he was nice and stayed with me. I was sooo tired! I feel good now though...not too sore. Grandpa was nice and met us in Ogden at 6 this morning and drove us to the start of the race. He and Willie then played in the park for a couple of hours while we ran. Willie had a lot of fun and is very busy all of the time! He loves going up to other little kids and saying hello. Most of the time the little kids don't know what to think of him. He also loves following dogs around, pointing to the dog. He is such a cute kid!

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Rick- Like my shirt?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mothers Day 2

A few things I have learned from my mom:

To cure a headache, go for a jog

People are more important than things

Gardening and working in the dirt is fun and good for you

Play time is very important-more so than getting the bathrooms cleaned or the kitchen swept. That can wait. Kids grow up too fast!

Being in nature is the best place to be to feel close to God

It's ok to get dirty

Exercies and taking care of your body is important

Responsibility- if you are going to miss something or be late, let somebody know!

Punctuality- don't be late

Sewing is easiest when mom is around..."So Mom, I bought this pattern, and I don't think I know how to do the zipper. Will you 'show' me how?"

Always show appreciation and gratitude-whether it be through a card or a quilt

Work ethic

Family meals are important- even if not everybody is at the table, it is nice to have a meal cooked by mom.

She is not a "real" mom-thank goodness.

Thanks mom. We love you.

Here are some more pictures of Will to enjoy.

Mothers Day

Willie made Mothers Day cards with Dad for Mom and Grandmas. Needless to say bath time was a colorful mess that left a nice blue ring around the tub. Our neighbor came over to take a picture.

Happy Mothers Day to Our Mothers.