Tuesday, June 26, 2012
On Father's Day it is a tradition to make something indescribably delicious for breakfast. This year, we decided to see how Aaron would react if we served him generic Rice Krispies instead of the usual yumminess!
|Here is Aaron coming up the stairs to see what deliciousness awaits him this year!|
|Here is the fakeout breakfast we had set up on the counter!|
|Dad has his disappointed face on. The kids thought they were hilarious!|
|We had the REAL breakfast set up outside on the patio.|
|French toast casserole and 2 lbs. of bacon.|
|Later that afternoon, we had yet another meal. All the mens' favorites: grilled meats, homemade mac&cheese, 2 desserts . . . Father's Day is all about the food . . .|
|and the FAMILY!!|
Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday night, there was a Spanx "incident" in the Provo area. My dear Mum was attending a play somewhere near University Avenue. She was on a date and dressed to the nines. She had on a coral-colored floor length skirt that hugged her body in all the right places. And yes . . . she wore Spanx underneath.
Mom had to use the potty after the lengthy play and then proceeded to walk through the playhouse and out onto University Avenue, passing at least 50 people along the way.
Suddenly, a young female college student ran up to her shouting, "Excuse me. Ma'am!" Then in a hushed tone the college student whispered, "Your skirt is caught up in your waistband . . ."
"Oh, Sweetheart, thank you so very much!" my mom exclaimed as she hurriedly pulled her floor length skirt out of her Spanx. "You are a lifesaver!"
Unfortunately, 1/2 of Provo had already seen Mom prancing about shaking her thing.
I checked YouTube to see if anyone has posted a video of mom's skirtless bottom . . . but so far, she seems to be safe.
I told Mom we should take a photo of her in just her Spanx from behind . . . with me slapping her on the rear. We could send it into the company and get paid millions for giving them a new marketing slogan . . . "Spanx Me!"
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The race was insane. A headwind followed us through the entire course, whether we were running North, South, East, or West. I know. Sounds crazy. But true! Actually, I don't know my directions very well. I just know the wind was in front of us the whole time.
I made it to Mile 13 and kept on truckin'! The medal was on my mind.
At Mile 21 I saw my AMAZING brother, Caleb, cheering me on in jeans and a t-shirt. He had his IPad in his hands to keep him company. Nonetheless, I did not feel guilty in the least gasping, "Caleb. Please. Come run with me. I need help!"
He ran the rest of the race with me, all the time saying things like, "Great form, Ness!" even though I looked like a 3 legged stumbling elephant at this point.
At Mile 24 I yelled something like, "I'm a Mormon from Utah with an Afro!" I thought this was very funny. I'm not sure why. I also yelled at the bystanders. "Cheer me on, People!" I don't think tired runners are very likeable.
I FINALLY crossed the finish line. I got the cool medal. I cannot walk now. I will probably be out for another month. Was it worth it? Oh, yeah. Am I certifiably insane? Hubby totally thinks so.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
|Nyah ran her 1st 5K a couple of weekends ago.|
|Nyah and Ady both did an AMAZING job! I am so proud of them!|
I did it! I finally convinced the ENTIRE family to run a race!! Actually I didn't convince them. I signed them all up and told them we were going to do it. Friday night, I reminded Aaron that the race was the next morning. "What?! Seriously?!" SERIOUSLY.
|Nyah and Cali did an AMAZING job too!! They decided to run their own race. For some reason, neither of them wanted to hold my hand during the race! I am so proud of my family.|
|Nyah graduated from Elementary School! She is officially a junior high preteen sensation!|
|Proud, proud parents!|
|Proud, proud grandparents!|
|Nyah and many of these girls have been in the same classes every year throughout their elementary school years. She is so lucky to have such a great group of friends.|
|Nyah's teacher, Mrs. Waite, won Teacher of the Year! We are so lucky that Nyah was in her class. She is AMAZING!!|
|Nyah's best bud, Ady. It has been so nice that such a great friend is also a backyard neighbor!|
|Carson graduated from the 2nd grade! Unfortunately, the power in the school was out all day. I had to squint to see Carson in the crowd.|
|During the blackout the kids got a little wired. It looks like the children may have been given something to subdue them during the performance. Check out Carson's eyes!|
|Carson had the most wonderful teacher this year! Mrs. Diede was amazing!! She made Carson feel brilliant!|