Live Laugh Love

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about dancing in the rain.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

Last night was Jackson's last swimming lesson of the summer. No, he can't swim on his own, or even dunk his head for that matter, but we had a blast! He loves the water and loves the rubber duck the teacher would bring even more.

He had fun with cousin Calvin and friend Lacey. Josh and I loved seeing J smile and splash in the water. Josh took video, but I'm too lazy to upload it right now. Thanks Whitney for the pictures!

 Grandma Lee Lee even came last night but I didn't have my camera to get a picture with her. J kept waving at her the whole time, it's so cute to see him recognize people.
We love this little guy, I can't believe he'll be one in about a month, time flies when you're having fun.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Bees

Josh won some tickets to the Bee's, a local minor league baseball team.

We ate dinner before and planned on getting a dessert at the game. It was perfect weather for a baseball game and we had awesome seats. Jackson was VERY sad on the way there and I even contemplated turning around, but the minute we parked and put his baseball hat on, J was all about baseball.

He loved clapping for everyone and was enthralled by Bumble the Bee's mascot.

Half way through the game we went on a hunt for some dessert. We decided on some carmel corn and root beer. Successful family night=)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Provo Valley Half

I had an early morning wake up call at 3am. I needed to be in Provo to catch the bus up the Canyon by 4am.
*Note to self: sign up for races that don't require you to be awake before the crack of dawn

I picked up my SIL and her neighbor  and we were on our way. We got onto the buses super fast and were at the starting line within 25 min. We stood by the fires provided to stay warm and then met up with some of Whitney's neighbor where I ran into John, the winner of 2 seasons ago Biggest Loser!! I'm a big fan of the show, so it was awesome to meet him.

the night before at the expo picking up our bib #'s
Me and Whitney had a plan to stay with the 2 hour pacer and we stayed with the group for a long time. I'm so proud of us for running the whole time and not giving up. We finished in 2:06, and I'm not disappointed, Whitney and I started together and we finished strong together. I loved having Whitney to run with, she really gave it her all and inspired me.

Personally, I felt really good for most of the race. It wasn't until the last 1.5 or so miles that was really hard mentally. I could see the finish line and it just didn't seem to be getting any closer. I started thinking negative thoughts until the crowds of people really helped motivate me to keep up the pace and power through.

The last stretch when I started sprinting was the best feeling, I had worked and trained so hard for this. I wanted to leave everything I had on the pavement.  I'm proud of myself, but I think I still have a lot of room to improve so I signed up for the Big Cottonwood Canyon Half Mararthon this September to really see how hard I can work.

I really appreciate my husband for all his support and helping with Jackson while I was training. Not to mention the morning of the race, (J got up at 5:30am ready to play!). And I'm grateful for all the supportive words and love from family and friends. I know my family wanted to be there but I felt you in spirit=)

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I remember one of the first things I asked when Jackson was born was if he had all ten fingers and toes, yup all there. As a mother or father, your only concern is a healthy baby. While pregnant I had a few scares with Jackson. I was contracting at around 28 weeks and had to start taking pills that would stop the contractions and I was put on bed rest. He was born a happy and healthy boy at 38 weeks and he's now 10 months old.

This picture cracks me up, they both have such funny personalities
I know I say this every month, but truly, this is the BEST stage. He interacts so much with us and makes us laugh out loud everyday. He's my little cracker Jack. He never stops moving and explores anything and everything. He some how finds and will destroy, if you're not fast enough, important documents, TV controllers, shoes, phones, outlets, wires, and trash.
At 10 months Jackson
 'rolls it' from his favorite song, "Patty Cake"
finally got 2 bottom teeth
stands himself up using furniture

graduated to crawling from scooting
Says 'bye' and 'hi' while waving his arm
Had his first swimming lesson and survived the freezing temperatures(it was so windy!)
Lots of fun times at water parks
LOTS of sunscreen

We love you Jackson