Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patch #2

(I hate when I can't get the writing at the top of the blog!)

Qiana's preschool class had a field trip to the pumpkin patch, so Ang invited Elsie and I along for the fun.

One of Elsie's favorite areas was the petting farm where you got to go in with the animals and pet them.

Aren't they scary???

Fall Festivities

We have enjoyed getting into the Fall/Halloween spirit this year. Jeff and Nicole decorate their yard with gravestones, skeletons, ghosts, etc, and Elsie loves to talk about how we live in a haunted house.

We went to the first pumpkin patch of the year with some good friends. Elsie enjoyed the corn pit most of all!

more fall festivities to come...

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Yes, I've blogged!!!

I plan to do more very soon. It's an overwhelming task at this point. Why do I do this to myself?!

My Girls!

Note to self: Plan an Earl Girl Reunion every year on your birthday!!

Our reunion happened to fall on my birthday this year, and it was so amazing! We had the best time. There's so much to say, but everyone has said it so well already.

I'll just say I love them all, I admire them all, I enjoyed them all, and I love that they are my bestest friends and cousins!Check out more pics and details here and here.

St. George Marathon

Aaron got in to the St. George Marathon this year. So we headed down with Jeff and Nicole's group. We got to stay with them in their condo and enjoyed the warm weather, lots of good food/treats, games, swimming.

The race went pretty well for Aaron. He had spent time preparing this summer, but hadn't been able to run as much since the move. He wasn't feeling as prepared as he would've liked, but he was ready and excited to run. He ended up running the race in 4 hr. 7 min. Of course, he still thinks it sucks, but we were so proud of him and excited for how awesome he did. We set up to see him (and Jeff, their nephew, and his wife) at about mile 23. They were pretty dead by then, but Aaron still stopped to say hi and pose!
I had thought at one point in time that it would be fun to do a marathon. I have officially decided that I never want to. It took Aaron most of the day to get to feeling back to normal. But, he's crazy and wants to do it again!

Us ladies did a little Mayor's Walk the morning of the race. It was such a beautiful morning for a nice walk, and we got scones at the end. That's my kind of "race!"