Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Tate as an Indian Chief for his class play

We are so very grateful for all of our many blessings!

Monday, November 16, 2009

my 1 woman race!

So I mentioned in a previous post that I had decided to run a 1/2 marathon. About 1/2 way into my training I realized that the date of the race was the same as Tate's baptism date. Baptism will trump just about everything. So because I am very good at being told what to do, especially when there is a list involved, I committed to run it anyway. That is what I did this past Saturday! I ran 13.1 miles on my treadmill while watching ESPN's College Gameday & a bit of the old movie The Bachelor. The read out on my treadmill is a bit skewed because it only reads 49.26 minutes but it was really 149.26 minutes (my treadmill automatically shuts off when it hits 100 minutes, so I had to restart it), it reads 52.4 laps which = 13.1 miles, and it says I only burned 570 calories, but that should really be 1570 calories. I was exhausted and laid in bed for most of the afternoon. I also finished my Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate slice I had used to carbo-load the night before! Pretty sure that's not the best thing to eat the night before a race, but it was a good enough excuse for me. All I know is that if I can do it, anyone can! I used to say that I could only run around the bases on a softball field - I guess I can go a bit further now...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tate's Baptism

Joey & Jessica, Garn & Ronda, Bill, Tyson, Janet, Trace, Joe, Taylor, Amy, Chris, Tate
Our cute heads together picture - Thanks Mom!
Tate & Bill

Tate had a great Baptism. Taylor Rose gave the talk on Baptism and Trace gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. They did a great job! Both Grandma's gave prayers and the Grandpa's were the witnesses. We are so grateful to have Tate in our family and for his decision to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.
We are grateful for everyone who came to support Tate on his special day!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween '09

Perfect Costume for a handsome almost 14 yr old - A Chick Magnet!

Taylor Rose is a baby as was most of the girls in the neighborhood
& Tate was a Zombie Soccer Player

Pumpkin Carving - one of my FAVORITE things to do - SERIOUSLY!!!