Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Before and After

I had ten miles planned for Saturday's run.
Then I played in the student/ faculty basketball game... And tweaked it.
Ran anyway.
Cause I'm like that.

But hey, I did ice it


New recipe.
Counting weight watchers points.
Each is 4 points.
Yeah baby

Thursday, March 22, 2012


The sad part about this funny picture is the story behind it. Aspen has had three or four nights of hours of crying in her sleep from dreams. We have tried everything from getting her a drink to try to help her reset, to having her listen to music before bed. Tonight we are trying the "no tv, play with dolls and draw" routine. We'll see how it goes.

Corner of my home

With the warmer weather and the awesome afternoon sun, my favorite afternoon hang out place is lying in the sun on my bed. Apparently my cat shares my sentiments.

St Patty's

We went to the parade this year at Gateway. Bagpipes, green, dogs and wind. Aspen loved it


Monday, March 19, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I've been wanting to make some laundry detergent from a recipe I found on Pinterest. Turned out great, but Hayden couldn't resist sharing his thoughts.

"next thing you will be weaving underwear from grass"

Monday, March 12, 2012


Guns N' Roses in town... 
With my 3 favorite guys...
Yes please.

 What was more entertaining than watching an old washed up "has been" try to belt out the same songs and notes as he did 20 years ago, was watching my boys love every minute of it.  Unfortunately, he took the stage at 11pm, so Hayden and I didn't last the entire concert.  Even Wade ended up asleep in Brenden's truck before the final song.  Brenden, however, stayed until the last piece of tinsel fell from the ceiling.  
My real entertainment came when I got to introduce Brenden to Sonia Leigh and take him to see Hayden's favorite band, Zac Brown.  
Great show.
Great musicians.
Great entertainers.  
I think we have increased Brenden's musical selection... at least improved on it greatly :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Without fail, if I run or walk for my workout, I am limping for two days afterwards because of my foot injury: plantar fasciatis.  This is a problem for someone who LIKES to run, or planning on running a race anytime soon. I've been doing a lot of cross training this winter: lifting weights, elliptical, spin class (barf), swimming, and the stair climber of death... but without fail, when it hits RUN day, I know what the next day will bring.  Pain.

My solution:  KT tape.  Last night I could barely walk (after a mere 2 mile walk) and I knew I was going to be hurting for my 10 miler today, so I put this stuff on last night, slept with my Plantar Fasciatis boot, and this morning my foot feels ready to go.  NO pain, no limping.


The girls loves to dance... and is in her first dance class this month.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Something I wore

I've been lifting weights waiting to wear a short sleeved shirt without my baggy arms having to show. Making some progress

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5 pm

Driving home from swimming lessons

Tubing Soldier Hollow

Another Christmas Eve spent on the only patch of snow in the entire valley...
My parents were gone this year, and a couple siblings were missing, but the fun was still there.
Aspen is a thrill seeker.


Ok, ok... I've been slacking.
Mostly because I feel like I am so far behind, so I do nothing... and get further behind.
Today while browsing for Pinterest ideas, I found this March photo-a-day image, and decided that it would be my motivation to get my blogging butt back in gear.

Here goes...

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