Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One Proud Mama

Every year I do a turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning so I can feel better about stuffing myself silly later that day. My sister and I decided to try the Bountiful 10k for the first time. This year I asked Wilson if he wanted to race with mom. He surprised me by saying yes. Now, I don't know if you remember how butt crack cold it was on Thanksgiving (18 degrees or so) but I thought for sure he wouldn't want to go. I left early and then called Ben to see if Wilson still wanted to and HE DID! I was so amazed. My race started about 5 minutes late so I was scared I was going to miss the start of the 1k. Wilson's bib was locked in my sisters car and she was behind me with a friend. I got done with my race and saw all the kids lined up, but I thought Wilson and Ben were in the parking lot. So I just kept running to the front of the rec center and they weren't there. By the time I got back to the starting line all the kids had already left. Still running, a nice lady pointed me in the direction of the race and I caught up to them! I grabbed Wilson by the hand and we just kept going. He ran the WHOLE TIME! He was even going onto the snow to get around people. I was so proud of him. I hope he got my dad's freaky running genes because I had so much fun with him and the whole family. He got his first racing medal and enjoyed his first free gatorade and fruit at the end of the race. It was definitely a Thanksgiving to remember!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How long was I out for?

A friend of mine asked if I forgot I had a blog. I basically have to say um....yes. Life is nuts, but if my sister Heidi, who just had her fourth child can do it, I can post a little something here and there. I don't really have any super new pictures, but can post some of my favorites from the end of the year.

We went to California on vacation in September 2010 and it was the best vacation ever. We went with Ben's sister, Jennie and her family and Ben's parents. The hotel was perfect, the beach was perfect, the park was perfect, the weather was almost perfect and I would go back tomorrow if I could. To this day, Wil's favorite game to play is vacation. We pack up all our stuff(ed animals that is) and get on a plane, usually to Disneyland. It was awesome and probably the highlight of the year. Here are just a few pics to show you how much fun we had.

Astro Blasters was by far the winning ride. Second was Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise.
Save the Batteries!
Outside the Tiki room, it was the best 1/2 hour of the day in an air conditioned room when it was 100+ degrees outside. Thank you Tiki room!

Wilson was our map guide. This was at Sea World. Man was that awesome. Too bad my camera died shortly after so we have no pictures to remember it by!
Bennett loves Buzz!
Huntington Beach....cheese and pretzels and sand are a lethal combination.

I love this picture. I think it captures what Disneyland is all about.

Wilson and Parker playing in Goofy's backyard.
Bennett was sleeping, so he missed out on meeting the Big Mouse himself.
We lucked out here. Most of the lines to meet the characters were ridiculous, but we just happened to be leaving the dog pound when Goofy came out.
Now that is a strong boy!
On the train around Disneyland. I don't remember it being so fun, but the boys wanted to keep riding it over and over again. It must have been the dinosaurs!
Huntington Beach, I highly recommend it to any who have the means! (name that movie)
Bennett kept yelling at the waves because they just wouldn't leave him alone. "Mommy, the water just keeps coming."