Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Jaydie!

My little Jaydie turned 5 this week. She loves the TV show Sponge Bob Square Pants and wanted a "crabbie patty cake" (hamburger cake) for her birthday. I was so happy with the way her cake turned out. It was so fun to make! Jaydie loved it!

We took her to Chuck E Cheese for lunch and in the evening we had crabbie patties for dinner. Later we went to Grandma and Grandpas house for cake and ice cream, and fireworks. It was a great day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We just went to Derek's 20 year High School Reunion, I never thought I could feel so young and so old at the same time. The reunion was a lot of fun. A few of my friends were there because they were married to guys that graduated with Derek. Some of them I was surprised to see, I didn't realize until that night that their husbands graduated with Derek. We sat at a table with several of Derek's old friends, it was great to hear all the stories of Derek when he was in High School. The lodge was such a beautiful setting. It was at the Canyons Resort Lodge in Park City, we took a Gondola ride up to the Pine Cafe for our dinner and party. The scenery was breathtaking. I just love the mountains!
The gondola ride back down was amazing. It was late so it was pitch black outside. It was impossible to see any of our surroundings. Suddenly, about 2/3 of the way down we came up over a hill and could see the whole resort all lit up, what an amazing site.
The party was so great, it got me thinking about my reunion. I hope we have the large turn out at mine that Derek did at his. Luckily for me, I have six more years to think about it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Macey got her first bee sting!

Actually it was a wasp, and it stung on her right eye lid. Her cute little eye got so swollen, it looked like she had a black eye for a day or two. I can't find my camera anywhere, or I would have taken a picture. I couldn't even find my phone to take a picture! I did kill the wasp and it's evil little cronies. That felt good!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Boutiful Triathlon, Here I come ready or not...

So I am training for my very first triathlon. I am very excited but also quite a bit nervous. I have been running for several months now and have recently Incorporated swimming into my routine (about a month ago). I have a couple friends that used to be on swim teams and they have been helping me with my form etc. I think I still have a ways to go, but I think I am improving slowly but surely. I have decided my first triathlon would be the Bountiful Triathlon on August 8th. I want to start with swimming in a pool before I attempt an open water race. Speaking of which, I am probably going to do Bear Lake's on September 12th which would be open water. I will need a wet suit for that race. I also don't have a road bike which makes for a tougher triathlon but Derek says we can just put slick tires on my mountain bike and it will be just fine. I need him to help me with that soon so I can train with those tires for a while. Since this is my first race, I am not too concerned with my time, I am just excited for the sense of accomplishment that will come from finishing such a race.

I talked my brother-in-law, Brock, into racing with me and I am so glad that he agreed. Even though he will probably kick my patootie, it will be fun to have a friend next to me at the starting line.