Christa was on fire!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Christa was on fire!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What is your salad dressing of choice?
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
What do you like to put on your toast?
How many televisions are in your house?
What color cell phone do you have?
Black and silver
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Yes... this past year was full of surgeries!
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
No, thank goodness!
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Probably not, but Ryan would do it in a heartbeat
Last run-in with a cop?
Someone broke into our Jeep and the officer came to take a report
Last person you talked to?
Last person you hugged?
Spring and Summer
Day of the week?
First place you went this morning?
The kitchen to answer the phone that kept ringing and ringing and ringing.
What's the last movie you saw?
The Hangover (too funny for words!!)
Do you smile often?
Do you always answer your phone?
Usually, unless I'm right in the middle of something (or trying to sleep)
It's four in the morning and you get a text message who is it?
I don't normally get text messages at that hour :)
If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I wouldn't. I love blue eyes
What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?
Regular Dr. Pepper...why mess with the best?
Do you own a digital camera?
Have you ever had a pet fish?
Many and they all died quickly
Favorite Christmas song?
What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Spa day, clothes, time with my family
Can you do push ups?
Yes, but I choose not to.
Can you do a chin up?
Maybe one or two before passing out and dying.
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Do you have any saved texts?
Whatever is on my phone - don't take the time to remove them.
Ever been in a car wreck?
One little fender-bender when I was 16 (my fault!)
Do you have an accent?
Probably...I am from the South!
What is the last song to make you cry?
Wind Beneath My Wings
Running, then Bunco at Tamara's house
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Payton's school supplies
A New Necklace and Ring
Have you ever been given roses?
Starting to worry about getting my classroom ready. It's time to get going!!
Current hate right now?
Can't think of anything. Life is good and I am lucky!
Met someone who changed your life?
How did you bring in the New Year?
In bed, fast asleep next to my hubby
What were you doing 12 AM last night?
What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
Why does that phone keep ringing???
Now you know a few more things about me, so post this on your blog and I will know more about you.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Payton helped to entertain her and make sure she was looking forward.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ashley invited us over to her place for a viewing party. Things got a little iffy for a while there. We weren't sure if Cathy was going to make it through the night. Luckily, she pulled herself together and didn't have a breakdown like last time. :)
And the top moments of The Bachelorette Finale are...
* The scene with Jillian and Ed snuggling and kissing on the bed - cut to a shot of a volcano exploding. Really? Was that necessary? I mean we all know that Ed had some issues during the fantasy suite date but really???
* Kip gets to go first to pick out a ring and he selects a nice, classy ring. Good choice! Now it's Ed turn and he chooses... wait a sec... is that a Superbowl ring? That thing is HUGE and UGLY!! Poor Ed. He's seriously got some style issues goin' on, but as Haley pointed out I guess it makes him even more lovable.
* When the boys are getting ready to find out who is "the one for Jilly". First they show Kip getting ready. Man, look at that 9 pack! Those abs are incredible. Next they cut to Ed getting ready...he walks out with nothing but his undies on. Let's just say that while Ed's body is perfectly normal it was not fair to show it in comparison to Kiptyn and his 13 pack abs!! Poor Eddy boy.
* The return of Reid! Only to be shot down once again. The first guy in Bach history to be rejected twice in one season. My sweet, sweet Chandler... I mean Reid.
Overall, this season was just ugh. I didn't like Jillian nearly as much as I did when she was on Jason's season of The Bachelor. Although I definitely admire her fashion sense! Ed is a sweetie, but I don't think he would have been my first choice. Can't wait to hear if they're still together tonight on the After the Final Rose!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The night started off strong when Jen fired up the grill...
Maybe it got a little too fired up because a car driving by saw the smoke and called 911. Six fire trucks were called to the house. Seriously people? Does a little smoke from a grill look the same as a house on fire???
Thursday, July 23, 2009
For the last few years I have used the Nike+ sensor and my iPod to help me keep track of my miles, pace, calories, etc. when I run. This week Ryan got me the Nike+ Sport Band to use instead. I am so excited to take it out tonight and give it a try. I think it will be so much easier to have it right there on my wrist, instead of having to try to navigate my iPod as I run. Lord knows, it's hard enough for me to just run without tripping over my own feet. Plus, isn't it a pretty color?!
Monday, July 20, 2009
My favorite quote from the show goes to....Tanner with this humdinger-
"I may not be able to play the guitar, I may not be able to break dance, but Daddy can suck a mean foot."
Two words: Oh. My.
I sure was excited to see that my precious Reid is going to be back next week. Can't wait to hear the shocking confession!
(Yeah...we were so busy that I was really bad about taking pictures this weekend and did not get a single one.)
On Saturday we started off our day with a trip to the Farmer's Market. The weather was gorgeous! We bought lots of yummy vegetables and some fresh flowers. Elyse loved seeing all the doggies and the horsie that was there. Next we headed over to Common Grounds for some breakfast on the patio. Delicious!!
I had planned to get in my long run (9 miles) on Saturday morning but it was just so nice outside that we decided to go for a family bike ride on the trail system that runs through town instead. Ryan pulled Elyse in the bike trailer. She was so funny to watch - she was laying back with her feet up, drinking her juice and eating cheerios. Just relaxing and enjoying the ride. She loved going through the tunnels and over the bridges. The trails were so nice and we really enjoyed our ride. We did just over 7 miles. Then we took Elyse to the park to play for awhile. She surprised us by counting all the way to 10!! We knew she could go up to 5 on her own, but she just kept counting and counting. Smart girl.
Ryan cooked steak and some of the veggies from the Farmer's Market for dinner that night. It was so delicious! Finally I thought I was ready to go on my long run. I was planning on running for about an hour and then meeting up with Tamara to finish the last 3 miles together, but just as I was about to walk out the door Tamara called and we had a change of plans. Instead of running we went to the mall. :) (Much more fun!) She got several cute dresses and some shoes and I got a new pair of running shoes.
Sunday morning we got up early and did some things around the house. And I FINALLY got in my long run. I did 9 miles/ 1.26 min/ 9.38 avg pace. I really liked my new running shoes. They felt so good and my shins weren't hurting after this run.
Sunday afternoon we met Tamara and her family for another bike ride on the trails. Drew's tube had a hole in it, so Ryan ended up pulling both Addye and Elyse in the trailer. Ha! That's quite a load! Payton and Cayden had a blast and just giggled and laughed the whole way. We did about 6 miles and then headed over to Tamara's house for some kids vs. moms baseball and soccer games and some yummy, yummy food. Mmmmmm!!! Elly had so much fun playing with Kynzie and Addye that she didn't want to leave. I know she's looking forward to going over there on Tuesday and Wednesday while I go to some in-services (ugh).
This weekend was awesome! The weather was so perfect so we got to spend a lot of time outside. I really enjoyed spending time with my sweet little family and my friends. It was so much fun!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Elyse LOVES to go on runs in the jogging stroller. I, on the other hand, don't LOVE pushing that thing...but do enjoy having her along with me for several reasons.
"Go, Mommy, Go!"
"Faster, Mommy, Faster!"
This is what I hear as I jog along, struggling to breathe, with sweat pouring down.
Now that's motivation!
This morning we ran 5 miles at Wilson Park (ugh, those hills!) and there was a man running who kind of resembled her Poppie. Every time we passed him Elly would yell "Run, Poppie, Run!". Too cute.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Ed wears short shorts!
I really, truly feel bad for Ed after watching last night's episode. I mean, come on! The camera man must have been less than 2 feet away as he was rubbing Jillian down with baby oil in the fantasy suite. What do you expect from the poor guy? Maybe he needed a little privacy.
But the whole bedroom scene was not even what really bothered me about the show. What bothered me the most was the swim trunks Ed was wearing when he went on the boat with Jillian. I mean, did he forget his swim trunks at home and have to borrow a pair of her shorts to wear instead? Those puppies were so short! I was just in shock the whole time. While they were on the boat. While they were visiting with his parents. All I could think was "What is he wearing?" There were a few shots where I got pretty nervous that we were going to see more than we bargained for.
I'm not even going to mention his suit at the rose ceremony. Yikes!
Oh poor, poor Ed. It will take him a long time before he is able to live down last night's episode of The Bachelorette.
The shorts. The suit. The ED...I mean the lack of chemistry in the bedroom. Overall, I think it was not a good night for poor Eddie.
Ha! Fooled ya! Actually I do enjoy exercising. For example, last night Elyse and I went on a nice 3 mile jog. The jog was fine. Pushing 30 pounds of baby and stroller was not so fine. But we managed to finish in 27 minutes with a pace of 9.10 minutes per mile. Not too bad. After we got home and put I Elyse to bed, I proceeded to have dinner. It was definitely not my healthiest choice ever. 2 bowls of Reese's ice cream with chocolate syrup. Followed up by a few handfuls of barbecue chips. I guess I felt I needed to make up for all those calories I had just burned.
2. I am an accomplished pianist.
Ha! Fooled you again! Didn't think you'd fall for it twice! When I was little my mom signed me up for all sorts of classes and lessons. Piano. Ballet. Gymnastics. Art. The list could go on and on. I was so super, super shy that I never wanted to participate in these activities. I would beg and cry, cry and beg and after forcing me to go for a few weeks my mom would eventually give up and let me stop. My poor, poor mother. All she wanted was for her baby girl to be involved in some activities. To have a well-rounded education. But I refused. It was just torture to me for some reason. Now, however, I have gotten over most of that shyness and do leave the house on occasion. :)
3. I have the most incredible family and friends ever!
On this one I am not joking. I am so blessed to have an amazing group of people in my life. I wouldn't trade them for anything. And even though sometimes I get caught up in wanting this pair of shoes. Or that pair of shoes. I know that the most important thing in my life is now what I have, but who I have. From my husband and kids. To my best friends I grew up with. To my friends I work with. I am truly blessed to be able to spend time with these people everyday. I don't know what I'd do without them.MckLinky Blog Hop" longdesc="http://www.brentriggs.com" width="300" border="0" height="98">
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Our home improvement project is finished. We started several weeks ago on a mission to take out the carpet in our living room, office and two hallways...and replace them with wood floors. Today we finally finished! I am so excited and LOVE the way it looks!! Ryan worked so hard on this project and did an amazing job.
Here are some pictures of our (almost) completed living room.
Please excuse the Shop Vac in the hallway...we are still cleaning up and putting away supplies.
We totally rearranged our furniture, so I'm still trying to figure where exactly I want everything and where to hang pictures. I just love it and think it looks a million times better than the carpet.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Mason, Spencer, Payton and Cayden
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tada! This pic was taken on our vacation to Hawaii at John and Beth's wedding. I just love these two kiddos SO much! They are my precious babies. I love how Elyse is making her "say cheese" face and how Payton is so caring and sweet with his baby sis. He takes such good care of her! Aaawwww...just melts a mama's heart.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Here are his stats:
1oom dash 2nd place 13.71 (Personal Record)
High Jump 4th place 4'6"
And he managed to do all of this with a pulled muscle in his leg. He could barely even walk after the 100m. Poor guy!
We are so proud of you Payton!!!!!!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
He is Nanna and Poppie's dog. This pic shows him hiding from the fireworks. He does NOT like the loud noises they make.
Elyse has taken a liking to Axl during this visit. She walks around the house yelling, "Axl, Axl." The only problem is that she hasn't really gotten the /x/ sound down. It sounds more like /s/... so it sounds like she's walking around yelling, "@$$hole, @$$hole." Luckily, we know what she's trying to say. But if a guest were to come visit, they would think that our 2 year old daughter has a filthy mouth.
It's kind of like the time we went to eat out at a restaurant and she dropped her fork on the ground. We knew she was saying "fork, fork, fork" but the people at the table next to us sure were looking at us funny.
Happy 4th of July! I will post pictures from our weekend tomorrow.