Thursday, July 14, 2011

I am trying again!

We now live a way from family, so I am going to try this blog thing. I might take me awhile to get it all up and running and a whole lot is happening and has happened. I will try to stay with the times. First of all Craig and I moved our family to Pocatello. It has been quite a change for us and especially for Degan living away from all of his Grandparents. Between him asking where Terry is he will ask for Grandma or Grandpa and then say lets go see them. I then have to remind him that they live a long ways away. We are getting settled in and moving along with our lives. We just took some family pictures, as soon as I get them I will post them! But these are the most important things in our lives!

Here is Degan!

And here is his baby brother... Mason Born June 22, 2011. Degan does really good with Mason. Sometimes he does get a little jealous.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My new found obsession!

This is what it does to my office! Craig hates it!

My newest one!

This one takes the sewing machine!

And my favorite, the rose!

This is my new found obsession!

Fabric Flowers! I love them and they don't really love me. But I do my best!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good by Summer!

I can't believe school has started around here. We had a fun summer! Here are some pictures of Degan!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Out of sight out of mind!

And I am definitely out of my mind. It's been a long but and a lot has gone on. First Degan is growing up. He is a little man with a big attitude. He loves Mom, Dad and both Grandma's and thats it. He tolerates some others but not well. Craig is still working hard. And I keep him busy as can be when he comes home. Our yard finally looks like a yard could go there. Maybe next year we will plant some grass and get my awesome fire pit. Craig did put some rocks in a circle so I could have s'mores.

Summer has been crazy. First Miss Gem County was a success. Congrats to Sarah Downs and Bailey Butcher. We were able to crown two girls this year and they will be competing for Miss Idaho next June. We have a facebook, check it out! Also we are starting the program Miss Gem County Outstanding Teen Pageant. Girls 14 to 16 if interested let me know and I can get you some info.

Our garden looks great! We are getting about a hand full of raspberries every other day. Degan loves them. All the other plants look great just no harvest yet! It is early!

Last weekend we had a yard sale with some of my cousins. Too much work and not fun. I don't think that I will ever do one of those again. And it was hot and I didn't make a dang thing.

My sister has a pool, so Degan and I go swimming every once in a while. Its really nice to cool off and let Degan play. There back yard is way better than ours. And he gets to play with his cousins. Craig and I have also got up to the dam a couple of times. It seems like every time I wake board something else hurts. Thanks to our friends with pools and boats. It is going to keep us cool this summer.

Craig has been playing on a softball league. They only ask me to play if they don't have enough girls. I am not the star of the team, but I usually have something funny to say! We played Church softball and it was fun only when we played Jeri's team!

Thats our summer so far! Maybe I will keep up!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Megan Walker took some pictures of Degan for his 1st Birthday. She did a great job. Thanks Megan!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I think that they are talking pictures of me?

This is my new friend, Ashley. She does lots of 1/2 maratons.


Not there yet :(

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What adrenaline?

So I finished my first 1/2 Marathon. And my thoughts right now is that I am not going to ever do a full marathon. There is a line between I can do this an enjoy it and that would suck. I think that doing a full Marathon fits under the that sucks category. I ran 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 1 minute. I wanted to finish under 3 hours and I didn't which I am a little sad about that one minute. I could have done it. My sisters rock! Anna made it in 2 hours and 34 minutes and Darcia made it in 2 hours and 44 minutes. I met a new friend that kept me company for a couple miles, Ashley. Her husband and kids were there, and he was hilarious. He was yelling things like, "I am holding a baby and my wife is running." As for Becky Green. She totally kicks butt. She made it in 1 hour and 51 minutes. As for the adrenaline. It never kicked in for me. Lots of people told me that the last three miles was just adrenaline. Well not for me. I died at mile 10, where I usually did in training. And the guy at the last aid station that said that I only had a mile left, he needs to be kicked in the face. If I wasn't so sore I might hunt him down and do it my self. He lied. I had 2 miles left. That is a big difference. JERK!

The food at the end was great but I just ran my butt off and couldn't eat any of it. Everything that I did get Anna and Darcia ate and then Darcia threw it up. That was nasty. On the cement in front of Forever 21. The Creamy's that Becky said were so good. They were. I did eat one of those. I would recommend them after running 13 miles any time. Or should I say 13.1 miles. Awesome!

Kudos to me for finding a great location for our hotel room. When it was all over we walked up over the over pass and there was our hotel. Great spot!

I had a great time with my sisters. We didn't spend lots of time together with Anna, but she called us and texts us frequently. Just a FYI for any one driving in Utah any time soon. Don't do it. They are crazy man and the police are ridiculous. I got pulled over because the tent of my windows was too dark. Not kidding. He pulled out some thing and told me to roll up my windows half way so he could check them. And it is true they were too dark for the state of Utah. He also lied about me speeding. If Darcia tells you I am a bad driver she is lying too. I am a good driver, I just get spooked easily.

As for doing it again, hopefully sometime this week I can remember to run again. And I am going to start training for the Emmett triathlon. I am just running it. Maybe next year I can do the whole thing, swim, bike and run. My training days are not over. And Jeri and Alisa yours have just started! But I am not sure about another marathon. We will see!

Christmas 2007