Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some News

We are so excited for April!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


July was fantastic. Zac and I had our routine going strong and we found so many fun things to do. I got to go to the Children's Museum for the first time (Zac has been many times before with others). What a fun place. He was busy the whole time and didn't want to leave. His favorite part was the real helicopter that you can sit in and do the controls.

4th of July was pretty low key. BBQ with family and then the Sandy fireworks. It was fun as always.
If we let him, Zac would be carrying a bag of chips with him where ever he went. Funny kid.

My mom and I taking pictures of each other to pass the time.
And if my grandma looked at my blog, she might be mad at me, but this hair cover brings back lots of memories. It always come out when it gets windy, and it was rather hilarious trying to get it on this time with the wind. Love you grandma.

There was more boating on grandpa's yellow boat of course. (Zac got to go with grandpa just a couple of weeks ago to put the boat in storage for the winter, and there were tears shed. Not many people love to go boating on it more than Zac and that is saying something in this family.)

His grandpa lets him drive all the time. Zac really likes to go in circles. It gets a little scary.
For the 24th of July, Jon's mom was in charge of the neighborhood parade and breakfast that they do. Zac participated in the parade for about a block, and then watched as the rest of it went by. That kid does have mean flag waving skills though.
Zac loves watching shows on whatever ipod he can con out of someone. As he's watching, he gets himself into the strangest positions and will sit there for like that for the whole show. Here is just one example. Crazy what he finds comfortable.
That afternoon he thought it was important that he help water grandma's flowers. It ended up just being a fun time playing in the water and an opportunity to show off his muscles.

Scary, I know. Don't mess with him.

At the beginning of the summer I wanted to have a work out goal that would push me. I decided that I want to run in a 10K. I really do enjoy running, but my go to distance is 3 miles. It takes me about a half hour and I'm good with it. Nice work out. I didn't ever see the need to go further than that. But I decided that if I trained, I could double that. It was fun to work at over the summer. I got some good runs in and on the 25th of July I ran in the Salt Lake Deseret News 10K. It was really fun. I went a lot faster than any of my training runs (I beat my time by about 8 minutes) and finished in about 54 minutes. The last part was rough, but I was proud of myself for achieving my goal. No walking even, and I only almost fell over at the end.

After the race, we had a family reunion with Jon's family. It was at a swimming complex in Ogden and a lot of fun. I didn't end up taking a lot of pictures, but we had a good time.
As I sit here typing on this very snowy day, it is fun to think about what a great summer we had. Zac calls morning, or the sun being out, summer time. For example if he wants me to get out of bed, he'll tell me it's summer time. Oh, how I wish it were true.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


We had such a great summer. Zac and I got into a fantastic routine with fun things to do every day. Oh how I miss it. For my birthday this year we went to lunch and the zoo with my sisters.
There aren't too many pictures of animals because that is definitely not the highlight for Zac. The only thing he cares about is the carousel. It was a fun day.
Jon and I also had a lovely date while Zac got to have a sleepover with his aunts. Everyone got what they wanted. Then for my party, Jon organized a great BBQ for me. I just love birthdays.
We went for our first boating trip of the season one night for a quick trip. Oh how we all love that boat!

For Father's Day, I decided to take some pictures of Zac looking like his dad. They turned out cute. Zac has such a good example to look up to. We are so blessed to have Jon as the daddy in our family.


Jon graduated from the University of Utah this month in Health Promotion and Education. It was exciting to see him achieve goals he has been working hard on. It was a fun day.

After the graduation, we had a Cinco de Mayo/Graduation party for him. Yummy food. Fun people. Kristen made him morter board cake pops for dessert.

His parents gave him a new golf bag. And from me he got a new watch to add to his collection.

We are so proud of you Jon!!!!

One of my best friends at work turned 50 this May, so I made her a cake. I didn't want to make it black and dreary (who wants to eat black food?) I had seen some flowers she had at her house and decided to make it like those instead. I liked how it turned out and it was super yummy too- with lemon curd and lemon buttercream inside).

Jon has loved U2 for as long as I have known him. He had been bugging me about the concert for months, but we just couldn't justify how much it would cost, and I wasn't really all that interested in it. Well, I was sitting in my math endorsement class about to take a test, when I get a phone call that my sister had been given 4 tickets to the concert from a student and had invited Jon and I to go. I have to say, man can they put on a show!!! It was incredible. The stage was amazing. Jon was thrilled, and we all had a great time.

I took a lot of videos, but they take so long to load, so just know it was great. We were glad that the tickets didn't go to waste.