Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I got a trophy for getting third place in my age division!
Let's not talk about my time......or how many people were actually in my age division.
Let's just celebrate the shiny trophy.
I put it next to my bowling trophy. My desk now eminates athletic prowess.
Really: Our goal as a couple was to run the entire race, as in not stopping to walk at all. THAT we did. The goal next 5k will be reducing the time, naturally. It was cloudy, humid, and beautiful out there. I started out with such a rotten attitude, but by the time I began the race I was really excited and had a great time.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I had to carry the car seat into the house with him still strapped in it so I could figure out a sensible way to get him cleaned up. Yes, I was hoping for a "sensible" action to make up for handing my baby a squeezable yogurt.
He decorated the car window with it. You can't appreciate how well he'd rubbed the stuff into his buckle, shirt, and legs from the pictures. He was very thorough.
Friday, September 17, 2010
There wasn't an original color coordinating plan, so we didn't pack accordingly. We found out later that everyone was going to go with greens, tans, and browns. The kids had something that would work because of presents from Gma, but Jake and I did not. So, on Labor Day while going through Logan on our way back to SLC, we dropped into Cache Valley Mall, zeroed in on anything green and brown, tried on a couple shirts, bought one, and ran out. We got to SLC just in time to change and head over to the park for Great Grandpa to take our pictures. I'd never speed shopped before. I can't believe it worked.
We will need to try the immediate family picture thing again soon when there isn't sun filtering through leaves lighting on our faces. These aren't the picture from Great Grandpa's camera. He was nice enough to pick up mine after he was done with his own camera.
Not quite everyone ready in this one. Jake must have something in his teeth.
There was another big group shot that I deleted. Kanon told me that Cole had boogers coming out of his nose, so, like a good mom, I went to pinch his nose and get it off before the next picture. At the same time I was doing that, Cole decided it was what we were all doing and grabbed Kanon's nose. It was a good group photo beyond our ruining it.
This one isn't bad. We are all looking the right direction, which is harder than it sounds.
Here they are flying a kite:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The reception took place in a reception room and also upstairs on the roof. There was dancing upstairs and food downstairs. The reception started a little late, but when it did, the worker lady protecting the chocolate fountain finally let us all loose on it after the best man and maid of honor toasts.
To be honest, I didn't know a lot of people at the reception, which was a little weird for me since it was my brother, but we've lived and worked in different places for a long time now.
I took a few pictures of family that came.
I made sure to take a picture of Cole with his great Grandpa Jack. We were so happy to see my Grandpa Jack at the wedding and reception. He drove from CA, hung out for a while, and in true Grandpa Jack form, took off for a poker game with his buddies before the dancing started. I'm sad that I didn't have another opportunity to spend time with him. There's too much going on in circumstances such as these to have a quality visit, but I was still grateful to see him.
My cousin Tyler (from my dad's side), his wife Jamie, and the head of one of their two children...and my sister, too.
There is one male child from my dad and each of his three sisters who are unmistakably related to one another. Jon and Tyler are two of the four who obviously descend from the same line.
Since we were in the area, Ashley dropped by for a few minutes because I made her. What a nice friend.
I may have scared the wedding party. It was so worth it. I don't remember the last time I had that much fun dancing. Plus, I made my brother laugh a couple of times, which was worth my display of obnoxiousness.
Toward the end, as the evening was wrapping up, the garter was placed, and the bouquet was tossed. The song played after that was "Single Ladies." Tessa appeared out of nowhere like Beyonce was the Pied Piper. She had an intent look on her face as she started to run in a circle around the dance floor waving her arms and occasionally twirling. Every time one of her cousins would try to grab hold of her to have her dance with them, she would fling them away (and even slapped one) so she could dance. She meant business, and this was her song. Needless to say, she fell asleep with minutes of getting into the car.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Below is Breckin. He is Chelsy's six year old son. He's adorable and funny. He was the ring bearer.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Jenny met up with me and the kids. I love this girl. We've technically known each other since we were small children in dance. We were friendly toward each other in jr. high and high school, but I learned what a gem this girl really was when I was fortunate to room with her in college and then later after we had graduated. She's a stellar human being and is fantastic at keeping it real AND positive at the same time --which is one of my favorite qualities in a friend. Plus, she has cute, sassy hair.
We had fun at Jake's parents for a couple days. Here are the maestros:
The next night we headed to the canyon for dinner. I was cold. I'm not gonna lie. It was so pretty, even with the bats, but that was a serious temperature drop for me. Because it was the middle of the week we got a late start, but the campfire made it more than worth the time getting to and from there. Taco salad, s'mores, mountains, campfire, awesome company....mmmmmm.