Sunday, April 29, 2012

Celebrate and Chickens

Hola. I'm catching up. Again. My bad. Again.

A couple weeks ago, Lish and I headed up north to spend some time with the family. Alisia was turning --, so we went up to celebrate with her. And celebrate we did! We had a fabulous dinner at none other than Chunk Chuck-A-Rama. I know you're jealous. It actually was pretty fun and the food was good, so bravo C-A-R, bravo. Courtney, Alex, Kyle and Chelsea all came down from Logan. Ashley, McLane and Mason, and Dallas were all in attendance. It was a par-tay. Good times. I'm so glad we got to go up and spend that weekend with everybody.

 (Kyle had this on his back from the time he walked in the door, through the whole dinner, and into the festivities that night. 
We had to finally tell him, after about 4 hours, that it was there. We're funny.)

Lish had to come back home for work, but I ended up staying a few more days and headed up to Bountiful to spend some time with my mom. She only had to work one day that week, which was lovely! While she was working, I went into Salt Lake and visited City Creek with my dad. It is pretty amazing what they've done with that space. I wonder how those shops will do, because I will never buy anything from a high majority of them. Though I will from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. And the Cheesecake Factory. I love food.

Anywho, it was great to spend that time with my mom. My aunt and uncle came into town, so I got some good time in with my aunt as well. (My uncle was at a convention most of the time I was there.) I love spending time up there and visiting with my mom. She's a pretty amazing lady.

 Watch Yale feeding the chickens here and here.
Some of you may be wondering how Yale and I got back home since we only have one car. Well, I found out that one of my friends from high school wanted to come down with her hubs, so I was able to hitch a ride with them and I'm so grateful they let us ride along! They spent a night with us, which was really nice. It was fun to catch up with her and get to know her husband a little bit since I hadn't met him before.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sometimes I Run

It's official: I have signed up for the St. George Marathon on October 6th. I'm excited to accomplish this goal, but not so excited for training. Especially since the training months are over the hottest months of the year. But whatever. You can just remind me that I knew what I was getting myself into.

A couple Saturdays ago I went running with a friend. When we met up, she asked where I wanted to run, and I said, "I kind of want to run to Arizona." She said, "That's funny. I do, too!" So we did. It was longer than I expected it to be, and there was a cycling race on the road we were running down. I suppose it was motivating to be running with so many people passing us. As we were running, one of the race photographers took our picture:
Yes, we look lovely. It was a fun run and it's great to have this little reminder of it.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Happiness

Happy Easter readers! Don't you love this holiday? Me too. Not only is it fun now that we have a little one to find hidden eggs, but I love getting to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. As I logged into Facebook today, it was hard not to notice all the testimonies that my friends and family had written. And they were beautiful. Some of them quoted hymns, some quoted prophets and apostles (read a great article about Easter here), and some were just their own words. I loved reading through them and seeing what an impact this holiday has on so many people. While I don't feel especially comfortable sharing my own testimony on the blog-o-sphere, I wanted to share some words from one of my favorite hymns, I Know that my Redeemer Lives:

He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives! My Savior still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

Beautiful. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Lish and I had fun getting Yale's Easter basket together last night. We did one last year, but this year we actually got to put stuff in the eggs. Last year I just gave him empty eggs because I knew he would like trying to put them in his mouth. Apparently not much changed, because he did that again this year, but he did get to eat the goodies inside. (Rather than putting candy in each egg, we put in Goldfish crackers and yogurt bites. He gobbled them up! We had a few with jelly beans too, because he is his father's son.) It was fun to "hide" them and help him find them. Can't wait to do it again next year!

We're heading over to my aunt's house for dinner and we decided it would be fun to make Easter baskets for each other. Here is a peek at their baskets. Can't wait to see what surprises are in ours!