Paul, Kristen. Brayden, Kaiden, Akoy, Kove and Baby Lainie

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

4th of July

On the Fourth of July, Lainie and I went to the Provo Street Market (I know that's not what it's called but I have no idea what it really is called) with my mom.  There were tons of people and Lainie LOVED it!  She waved to everyone as we passed by and everybody thought she was so cute.  (I'm not exaggerating too much, my mom and I thought it was really funny because people kept stopping us just to talk to Lainie.  We think it's because her hair stands out)

Later that night we watched the PG fireworks from the car, it wasn't so scary from there :)

My mom has the pictures on her camera so I will get them soon....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Celebrating 4th of July early

Paul and Kaiden were headed to Scout camp early July 4th morning ( I know, not the greatest time for scout camp but that was the only time that was available for the camp they wanted) so we celebrated a few days early.....

She was just happy to be outside
When the fire works started, she wasn't to sure abou them


Father's day and Random pics....

Lainie and Kove thought this was the goofy pic

Daddy making a "baby gate" for the stairs

Lainie LOVES jewerly (sorry g-grandma)

OOOH Lainie loves Maci's candy

She loves the camera too!!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Ten Years!!

Akoy turned 10 this June!  I can't believe that he is already that old! He was the same age as Kove is, when Paul and I first met.  That's so crazy to me!  I'm not sure why we did a party for him at my in-law's house but we did.  (June was over 7 months ago so I just can't remember)  Akoy has grown up sooo much since Paul and I got married. He is always concerned about everyone else' feelings (except kove's :)  is always asking if he can help Paul or I and LOVES helping with Lainie.  We are so glad he is part of our family.  Happy Birthday Akoy!!   (7 months late)


Mud, mud mud!!!

Debbie (JJ's girlfriend) talked me into running my first 5K and it was a big mess!!  We did the Soldier Hollow Annual Mud Run in June. There was TONS of mud and we were covered when we were done!!  You could run individually or as teams so we decided to get my sis, Julia (Jesse's girlfriend) and Julia (Debbie's friend) and run as a team.

I started running on the treadmills at the rec center, a few months before, because I was so nervous.  I can run pretty fast but only short distances so I was worried about how I would do running very far.  I know a 5K isn't that far but I am really not a runner.  So, I hit the treadmill... and was actually quite proud of myself (I can brag once in a while right? ) I ran a little over a 9 min mile for 31/2 miles.  I was dying but I wanted to see what I could do.  Over the next few weeks I got a little bit fast and was getting close to an 8 min mile.  The funny thing was, once we started running, it was pretty hard to go very fast, with all the obstacles and mud. 

We started out running up a huge blow-up slide covered in water and mud.  We decided to link arms and run up together.  It was SO funny!  All of us were slipping and sliding and laughing so hard.  Luckily, all of us made it up without falling. There were huge bails of hay that we had to scale, along with wooden walls, gross mud holes, slippery tubes we had to belly-crawl through and a HUGE mud filled swamp that smelled SO disgusting.  We were a huge mess when we were finished but it was a lot of fun!!  I think I might tag along with Debbie on some of the "normal' runs that she does because I had a lot of fun.

Paul (with JJ, Jess and Rob) was taking video and pics of us as we were running along so we have some pretty funny video of us.  I need to upload our "after" pics but I can't figure out how to get them off of my video camera, so stay tuned for those...