Monday, June 25, 2012

complete a bike race

9. complete a bike race
June 24, 2012

MS Bike 2012
in Logan Utah

What a fun time!

Friday I went into work for a meeting and to get a few last things done.
We finally got out of the office around noon.
I went and got Ryan and we headed north.

We got there and just set up, checked in and hung out.
After dinner Ryan and I went to see the temple.
I really wished we thought ahead and actually went to the temple.

We hung out with the Jensen's after and then finally all went to bed.

Saturday was ride day.
It was hot and windy.
But my 40 miles was not too bad.
I feel bad for anyone who did more.

The course was beautiful and it was just a good ride.
Ryann and I stayed together most of the time.
Events like this are more fun together.

After the ride we got cleaned up, ate and just basically sat around.
I had to wait for Keith to get back.

They ended up doing 100!
I was proud of the boys.
It was a long {11 hours} hard ride.

But they did it!

We had dinner and the awards program and finally headed home.

Ryan and I were going to go to the Art Festival but it was 9pm by the time we got back to Bountiful and we were tired!

It was a fun little weekend.
I am glad Ryan came along.
It was fun seeing him at the finish line.

And thanks to the Jensen family for letting us stay with you.
It was tons of fun!

Until next year!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

buy a bike

8. buy a bike
April 12, 2012

I finally did it!
I have been wanting to buy a bike since I started working at Harmons.
We have a bike ride in Logan every year.
It's another fundraiser for MS.
Last year I had a family reunion so I missed it.
But I decided to do it this year.

I was {and still am a tiny but} afraid of bikes.
After going to San Francisco last year and biking across the bridge
Keith said I have no excuse to not ride MS this year.

So after a lot of shopping
and discussion with Trevor,
I finally decided on the very first bike I looked at.
I just needed Trevor's approval before making the purchase.
Thanks for the help Trev!

I love it!
And not only because of the Tiffany blue handle bars...

MS Bike is this Saturday!
I can't wait!

Friday, June 15, 2012

snow cones and a pool

Last night I finally had my first snow cone of the year.
And let me tell you what,
it was maybe the best one I've ever had.

I went with Kristy to Ben's cousin Krista's wedding.
How fun to serve snow cones at a wedding?!
{the whole wedding was awesome actually}
I had the amaretto vanilla and it was summer all wrapped up in a cup.

After that I went for a late night swim at my bishop's pool.
They may or may not be out of town.

I feel like summer has finally arrived!

Looking forward to the weekend.
Some biking, outdoor movie, bonfires and probably some more pool.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MS Golf 2012

Monday was the annual 
MS Golf Tournament.
Other than waking up at 4am,
it was a great day!

The weather was perfect
and everyone had a fun time.

I love days like this...

Sitting out in the sun,
chatting with all the awesome vendors,
it hardly feels like work!

We also raised $69,000 for MS
so I'd say it was a success!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

showering Kristy

Saturday I threw Kristy a shower.
I am so excited for her and Dan!

The shower was fun and it was good to see everyone.

I just love Kristy and am so happy we are friends!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

the good in the bad

Sometimes that is hard to remember.
This week has been one of those times.

Lots of craziness going on.
But I am trying to look at the good instead of the bad.
That is something I heard in stake conference a few weeks ago.
There is so much good
we just need to focus on it
to get us through the bad.

I really do have a lot to be thankful for.
And a lot of good things happening right now.
Lots of things to smile about...

Sunday night I went to sleep over at Kristy's
because Ben was out of town.
We stopped at grandmas to visit.
Ammon and Michelle came too.

After a pretty rough day,
these faces gave me something to smile about...

Remember to look for the good.
Even when the bad outweighs the good.

There is always something to be thankful for.
And there is always something to smile about.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Grandma always wants to go visit the Reeds in Logan.
Kristy and I finally decided to take her.

We cleaned out the last clothes of moms.
The "we will eventually wear these" ones.
It's that time.
And we finally decided to put them to use.
So we wanted to take them up to Kathy.

It all worked out so we loaded up the clothes, grandma and Eliza 
and made the trek.

It was such a fun day!
We had lunch and chatted.
We laughed and cried.
We just had a really good day.

A much needed day.

We need to do this more often!