Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lets Share, shall we?

For the past 2 months I have been working on the C25K challenge. I am pretty proud of myself for sticking with the program even when I really didnt want to. I have cheated or missed a single day. Now that I am in week 8 and am running a full 28 minutes (next week I go to 30!) I have hit the open road. I like to see when the run will take me, and so far it has been rewarding and fun.

So here is the sharing part. I want to hear what your favorite song is to run to. Currently, mine is "Right Now" by Van Halen. If you dont have this on your playlist I suggest you add it. It is a long song, the lyrics will inspire you and the tempo is fast.

Hopefully we will all have some fun new songs to keep us moving!

Behind the Times

Movie trends usually hit about 2 years after the initial movie premiers around our house. It takes nathan a few times of watching the movie to actually enjoy it and then request it again. I guess you could say he has to aclimate.
Well, Toy Story 3 has debuted on our movie channel and Nathan is in love.
When I was running this morning I jogged past a garage sale and saw a toy that I knew Nathan would want. (We've wanted to get him one for years but toys are just so dang expensive!)
Anyway - I increased my jogging pace so I could get home and drive back to get the toy before somebody took it. When I made it over there they not only still had the original toy, but also a bag of Toy Story 3 toys for $2 and some Dr. Suess games (another Nathan obsession). Needless to say, Nathan's day - hopefully weekend - has been made.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A trip that was supposed to just be for girls camp quickly exploded into a bomb pop/bullet overload.
On Tuesday, me, along with 3 lovely ladies that I work with in Young Womens, took a trip to downtown Phoenix to the Costco in the candy/ice cream world. We knew that candy for girls camp wasnt going to be the only thing purchased for the day, so we planned ahead and brought a cooler for our ice cream treats.
You see, this place sells all of the ice cream truck goodies - such as Bullets - both regular and rootbeer, Bomb pops- in all flovors, ice cream bars, the popsicles shaped like your favorite charater and so on.
We thought we would have plenty of room.... we were severly mistaken. We took all of the Bullets out of the boxes and they lined up single file in the cooler. We still didnt have enough room. So we bought ice, asked for some extra boxes and made our own make shift freezer. What we didnt realize is, just like everything else, the ice comes in bulk. We had so much ice! It is that great flakey ice that you hate to throw away so we just packed it up too. Needless to say, we may have purchased to much. Our eyes might have been bigger than our car, but we got it all home, our freezers have enough icey treats for awhile and our families say thank you.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sarah's Birthday



For Sarah's birthday we used some Groupons that we had gotten the boys for Christmas and went to F1 Race Factory - then out to dinner at True Food.


We had some time to waste before our race began so we killed a lot of time at this machine because it gave out the most tickets.


We're all about the tickets. - We may have used them all on flavored tooties rolls. Who wouldnt though right?


Once at True food we had a great time. We got the private room in the back and the proved to be advantageous for all others trying to eat their dinner. We were pretty loud. I would go back there just for the room.










Lessons learned



Its nice to see when something you have taught your kids has actually sunk into them. This morning Caitlyn and Nathan got up early. Since Chad and I are not partial to getting up an hour earlier than expected we let them hang out until breakfast. Unbeknownst to us Caitlyn got cereal ready for her and Nathan. We didnt realize this until she came in to ask Chad where he had left off in our family scripture reading the day before. She went in and picked up where he had stopped and read aloud a couple of verses to Nathan.

A sweet victory moment for parents.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


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Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I love seeing the rays of sunshine come through the cloud of Autism. Sharing moments such as these are so fun to watch



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