Monday, November 23, 2009

marathon man

On November 14th, Jason ran his first marathon and we are so proud of him! He had been training for it for almost a year and his good friend Josh came out from the east coast to run it with him. He will modestly tell you otherwise, but he did great. There was a group of us there at almost every rest stop to cheer him on, and Dallin was so excited that he got to come.

The Jason/Josh fan club at 6:30am at the starting point,

It was absolutely freezing but I was trying to appreciate the view

The boys just before the start of the race

Our favorite runner, number 707

Dallin enjoying a drink with his Dad after the race. The best part was at the end when Jason was nearing the Finish line and Dallin ran out and grabbed his hand and finished the race with him. I am trying to figure out how to get the video downloaded and I will post it- just adorable!

Jason's post-race comments: "I'm ready to get back to cycling" :)

Monday, November 9, 2009


We had an awesome Halloween this year and the kids got to carve pumpkins for the first time. They loved getting all dirty and Jason helped them carve the face they wanted. Unfortunately, my camera died after taking only a few pictures so this is about all I have. Thanks mom for the costume pictures! I got to take the kids to the pumpkin patch with some of my good friends and their kids, we went to our ward campout and "tent-or-treat" on the 30th, and then on the big day we had my parents, Beth, Cari and Alec over for chili and cornbread and trick-or-treating down our street. It took a while for our kids to get the trick-or-treating thing down. They would knock on the door and just stand there until I reminded them to say "Trick-or-treat!" and then Evelyn would walk right up and grab her own candy out of the person's bowl, and Dallin would say "Thank-you" really quiet once he had turned around and was already walking back down the driveway. Once Evie got her candy she would run down the driveway as fast as she could and yell "Wook Dad! Tanny!" :) Oh well, they're still learning.