Sunday, June 28, 2009

Love love love love = love times 4

mhmm....this needs no words, just listen and feel it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sittin, Waiting, Wishing....

I am currently waiting for this little miss thang's plane to come in so I can leave to pick her up

because she decided to leave us this summer for this pretty little state,But is coming in town for this couple and a weekend celebration in their honor!
Reasons why this is going to be (and has been already) a good week:
1. I finally cleaned my room since the disastrous move IN from moving OUT of my apartment in....APRIL
2. REAGY POO is coming until Sunday :)
3. Whitlie is getting married and is one of the most beautiful brides I've ever seen
4. I foresee a lot of Yahtzee games, and what week isn't better with heaps of Yahtzee?
5. Thursday is officially the set day when the big race happens...and no I'm not talking about the Wasatch Back (that happened last week). This is the BIG race with Michael Keller. Killer post coming after the race on Thursday.
6. Family time....WOOT!
7. Sleepovers on the tramp with R-face
8. I'm giving a talk on Sunday so I'm getting to read mucho good conference talks and such. I'm learning sooo much.

Current status: signing off to go get the sista. Come visit while she is in town!

Wasatch cha!

I completed my first race on Saturday and needless to say I am quite proud of myself. It was such a wonderful opportunity and the fact that I got to run it with my mom and Leigh escalated the experience to heights unheard of in the running world.
The race is called the Wasatch Back and is in a series of similar Ragnar relay races across the country. This race goes from Logan Utah to Park City, a total of 188 miles split between 12 runners in two different vans in 24 hours.

This is the whole team. I was the youngest on the team probably by an average of 27 years.
What Fred said about that little statistic made me laugh so I'll share it "I'm glad you are able to bring the average age down for the team to make them a little more youthy."
-Fred Nelson
"youthy" is now officially a word

Our team name was "Scrambled Legs and Achin' ".
this is Leigh (sister), Leslie (mom) and Me at the beginning. I'm delicately holding the fake legs hanging from our van, made of panty-hose stuffed with cotton and topped with socks.

although you might not be able to see the "so", it says "I run SO I can eat"...such a good motto

We saw a lot of different funny names people came up with for their teams. Here are a few I remember....
Real men have six legs (a team that only had 6 people and ran six "legs" each...crazy crazy crazy!)
Swine can catch it but you can't catch us!
The dirty dozen Two Fats-Ten Furious
Zena Warriors- Our soles are hot and our boobs are real
Run like the winded
The Wagnar Welay Wace Wunners
The flying Buffalos-Eat our chips
Be gentle; it's our first time
Who the Hills Idea was this?
Dirty Underwear Gang
J.A.R.E.D (Joggers against running, exercise and diet)
We've got the Runs
Running out of Cache(valley)
Viva Las Vegas- What happens on the trail stays on the trail
Our wives think we're at work
Dude, where's my van?
Mom jeans
Ignorance is Bliss-ters

After we completed our first legs.

This is all of my van (van #2) minus me (taking the picture) and Leigh who is currently running. Kristin (the one in front) unfortunately at the last minute couldn't run with us because of injury but we were so happy and blessed to have her still come with as the official designated driver. Thanks!

I FINISHED!!!! Ya, I actually did it.

My mom and Leigh had the hardest legs of the whole race. They were called "What were they thinking" and "Ragnar". No matter how many pictures we took of mom (which totaled to be about 10) on this leg, we could not get one pleasant looking face from her.

Leigh has always been SO intense.

but rain...
...or shine, this run was beautiful!

and of course I couldn't neglect the triumphant pose when all was finished.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Lately I've adopted a daily routine. Around 3:00 pm every day Ashley Guymon and Amber Jones will meet me at my house and we'll go out for our leisurely bike ride. Sometimes we feel very old because most the people we meet along our route or doing the same activities are small children. But most of the time we feel just right at home, like little children ourselves, and seriously what is better than that?

A bit of ridiculousness....

I'ts a book...combining Pride and Prejudice with ZOMBIES?
The story follows the plot of Pride and Prejudice, but places the novel in an alternative universe
version of 19th century England where zombies roam the countryside.


"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single zombie in possession of a good appetite for human flesh, must be in want of a tasty brain or two."


it's actually supposed to go like this...

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single MAN in possession of a good FORTUNE, must be in want of a WIFE" (emphasis added)

Okay but seriously listen to part of the summary of this book from wikipedia, I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Mr. Bennet trains his daughters in martial arts and weapons, molding them into a fearsome zombie-fighting army...Mrs. Bennet spies an opportunity and sends the girls to the first ball where Bingley is expected to appear. The girls defend the party from a zombie attack,"

"Although Elizabeth and Darcy strongly dislike each other at first, their common interest of zombie-killing draws them closer together."

"Elizabeth's dislike of Darcy turns into full-blown hatred when she learns that Darcy plotted to separate Bingley from her sister Jane. As demanded by her warrior's code of honor, she vows to avenge the slight to her family by killing Darcy. Later that evening, she is afforded that opportunity when he appears unannounced at the cottage where she is staying, but before she can fetch her katana and behead him, he surprises her again by proposing marriage."

"Elizabeth embarks on a trip around the country, fighting zombies along the way. At Pemberley she runs into Darcy, who helps her to defeat a rampaging horde of zombies."


Jane and Bingley resume their relationship. Elizabeth hopes to do the same with Darcy, but his aunt (the Lady Catherine) interferes, insisting that her daughter Anne is a better match for her nephew. Lady Catherine challenges Elizabeth to a fight to the death, intent on eliminating the competition, but Elizabeth defeats Catherine and her cadre of ninjas. She spares Catherine's life. Darcy is touched by this gesture, and he returns to Elizabeth's side. The two cheerfully wipe out a field of zombies (their first battle as a couple) and begin a long and happy future together."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow white.

Right from the start I'm completely captivated...well I should be honest and say right from the first time Thornton's beautiful face shows up I am captivated. The movie has a fulfilling ending like a Pride and Prejudice where they take you through an entire four hours of anticipated love and then they hand it to you in the most beautiful way in the last minutes of the movie.

I want this face to look at me
as I am leaving town and say "look back, look back at me"

WATCH this movie if you have not already.

this a clip of the ending of the movie, kind of a spoiler so don't watch it if you haven't seen the movie and intend to. BUT if you have then this is a little treat that will definitely leave you feeling love sick. Ah....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

on the road again

For the second time in less than 3 weeks I will be back on the road to Oregon. I have to say, I am really kickin it up on the spontaneous meter. I just hope I don't overkill it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

no jokes

WAHOO! Watermelon season is wonderful. But who ever knew about square watermelons made into old men. What is our world coming to, I would wager to say a whole bunch of weirdness.