Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Look at me go, blogging three times in 2 days!
I'm on fire!!

Just wanted to write a quick health post.
For all the skeptics out there who think that strictly watching what you eat and exercising won't help you lose weight, I have some news for you!
For the past few weeks I've been watching my calories and exercising every day.
I've lost 6.5 pounds!
It was a little slow going at first and I wasn't seeing any results, but the past week, the results have really shown.

I'm excited to use myself as an example in the health classes I teach next semester!

Get out and be healthy!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I had to share these.
I went to the park today with my sweet nephews.
They were in heaven, they were laughing and loving it.
Melted my heart.
Then Alex wanted to take a nap, so Tyler cuddled up with him.
Instead of sleeping he played with Uncle Alex's nose.
They love him.

I love being so close to them and getting to watch them for my sister-in-law.
I'm really sad I won't be able to watch them during the week next semester.
Just means they'll be seeing lots of me on the weekends.
I love those boys.
They've been such a blessing in my life.
This year, Thanksgiving was spent at Alex's parent's house in Parowan.
We were finished with school on Tuesday and headed down that evening with Alex's sister Cami.
We were so excited to finally have a break from school!
We got down there Tuesday night and chatted then went to bed. 
Wednesday morning, I went for a run around Parowan.
I had a great run.
We messed around for a while after that.
Alex and I rode bikes to the grocery store to get the ingredients for the key lime pie I was in charge of.

We went over to the track to see Cami run.
I helped Cami with some homework.
Then Cheryl and the babies arrived.
That night we went 4 wheeling with Alex's cousins.

After 4 wheeling, we went and played basketball.
We had lots of fun with Alex's family and his cousins.

Thursday was Thanksgiving!
I got up that morning and ran with Cheryl. 
We ran to go see the boys playing football.
Our run turned out to be a little bit longer because we had to search to find them.
We watched them for a second, but then ran home to watch the babies.
We got ready for the day and around 2:30 we ate!
I've never been the one to eat a ton on Thanksgiving, but I do eat lots of pie.
I love pie.

 So thankful for him.

Sadly I didn't have any apple pie this year, so I'll have to get me some this week!
After we ate, we lounged around, took a nap, played some games.
That night, I helped Cami with her Thanksgiving tradition of putting an M on the sign of a Dental Clinic so it'll say "Mental Clinic". 
At midnight, Cami, Cheryl, Joyce and I went to Walmart for a little black friday action.
It was wild. 
But we got some goodies.

Friday, another morning run, then Alex and I took the babies to feed the horses. 
They love the horses and they know how to say "neigh".
When we were feeding the horses, Alex's dad said we should go to Lehman's Cave.
So we hurried, got ready, and headed out.
We drove out to Lehman's cave, had lunch and waited for our tour.
I was trying to suck it up, but I'm terrified of caves.
I'm not sure why.
It's not claustrophobia because it doesn't happen in all small spaces.
It's just the uneasiness of being underground, in tight spots.
Overall it was an enjoyable trip, with the exception of the hour in the cave.

Saturday, Alex and I took the babies to feed the horses again.
Around noon, Cheryl, Alex, Joyce and I headed to St. George.
We had some in n' out burger and did a little shopping. 

We came back to Parowan in time for the candlelight parade and for the lighting of main street.
It was really fun, but cold.

After the parade, we played basketball again with Alex's cousins. 
Not as fun as the first night, but still fun.

Sunday we lounged around, but also took the babies again to see the horses.
We went to church, had dinner, and headed back home.

We had a great Thanksgiving break.
It was so hard to come back to school, but only 3 more weeks until Florida!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I am thankful for my amazing husband who gets me through every single day.
I'm thankful for cell phones so I can talk to my family every day.
I'm thankful for my Mom, Dad, sisters, brother, and Nash.
I'm thankful for the great family I married in to.
I'm thankful for my sweet baby nephews.
I'm thankful for my education and how it's prepared me for my future career.
I'm thankful for the girls I coach.
I'm thankful for our bed. Favorite place on earth.
I'm thankful for sweats especially in this cold.
I'm thankful for exercise and Alex for making me go every morning.
I am thankful for diet coke.
I'm thankful for Maria. She's such a good car.
I'm thankful for the gospel and the blessing it is in our lives.

Just a little list of what I'm thankful for.
I'm sure this list could go much longer.
I love this time of year to be able to reflect of the great things we are given.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have the cutest nephews.
They're in training to be football stars.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For Halloween,
We drove to Santaquin to spend it with Cheryl, Jared, and the babies.
Joshie was a cow and Tyler was a doggie.
We ate dinner with them and then went trick-or-treating.
The babies were so cute!
They would carry their baskets to the door and hold it up for candy.
They then realized that there was something in there so they wanted what was inside.

After we got home we ate some monster pudding.
It was a spooooky dessert!

We had a great Halloween!
Now counting down to Thanksgiving.