Monday, May 26, 2008

The Community that Cares . . .about 5ks

Here is the post reporting on my most recent race- the Community Care sponsored 5k. This is one of my favorite courses- around the Greenbelt and a little into Freeman Park. This event is one of the biggest local races that I participate in- Run to Feed the Hungry is the largest. My time was pretty good- mostly I enjoyed running with my peeps. For anyone with the hankering to start running in Idaho Falls- I highly recommend any race put on by Personal Best Performance.

Here we are pre-raceHeather and I
DeArton girls _*REPRESENT*_Race is over, still lookin' good

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Feliz Dia de las Madres!!

Oh boy- another reason to get presents!! No- just kidding. I think Mother's Day is one of the most deserved holidays in existence and love to be included in the honorees of the occasion! Todd made buttermilk pancakes served with strawberries and cream for breakfast. He cooked it all and cleaned it all up- what a husband! Then he gave me my yummy Sarah's Candy Cottage present- in the cutest box! A great compliment to the mandatory plant-life gift- like my new planter, too? We went to church and Dallis and Hadley almost sang along with the primary. I got some really cute 'I'm-so-proud-of-myself' grins from the girls, so that was enough! We went to my mom's house and my mom gave me the BEST apron! The packaging labeled it as a 1947 Vintage Cooking Apron- she gave them to all the girls so we just had to pose!

And we wouldn't dream of leaving the big girls out of a photo op! Hooray for motherhood! Here are some quotes I liked about moms!
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." Mark Twain
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." Jill Churchill
"The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy." Sam Levenson
And an endearing one- just for the sake of being sweet!
"What children take from us, they give…We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply." Sonia Taitz

Friday, May 9, 2008

Runnin' around

A year or so ago my mom and sister Elise pitched the idea of running a marathon. Wacked out idea- that was my initial reaction. Then we began to talk about it more and more and it grew on me. What a thing to accomplish- 26.2 miles! Well- as training began we started to reassess our goals- and decided to start out with a half-marathon. Still quite the feat. My training took a little break as I was busy creating life- but found myself running again just after Graham joined our family. Elise was originally going to run with us- but Hansen Baby #3(due this fall) wasn't as interested. Anyway- I know that the background to this video of the actual race is a little cheesy- but after 1 1/2 years of planning- it is so good to say that we did it! We (my mom, Caitlan, Jake and I) ran the 2008 Salt Lake City Half-Marathon! Check out this little video to celebrate our craziness!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

So Funny

One of the classes I am in this semester is CS499, the Senior Project. At the top of the syllabus, you are introduced to the course with these images

Isn't that encouraging? You have to know Bro. Twitchell - it fits him perfectly to include these.

Anyway, this where these images come from is now one of my favorite websites. Here are some more awesome images I found there

and of course, the Pessimist's Mug

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Words tag

Copy and paste to your own post. Rules of the game are that you have to answer the question but you can't repeat anyone else's answer. Make sure you copy and paste the previous answers. At the end of the questions. So, my answers are the first(and in Purple!), the person who tagged me, etc. Tag 3 people!
Name something you use in the shower. Tooth Brush,Water, Washcloth, Shampoo, Razor, Body Scrub
Name something people hate to find on their windshield. Ice,Flyers, Bird poop, Cracks, Frost, Bugs
Name something a man might buy before a date. Movie tickets,Tank of gas, Flowers, Gum, Chocolates, Tic Tacs
Name another word for blemish . Owie, ZIT, Pimple, Acne, Ugly Spot, Blackhead
Name something you'd cook in the microwave. Thai noodle cartons, Easy Mac, Bottle, Oatmeal, popcorn, hot chocolate
Name a piece of furniture people need help moving. Glider, Bed, Piano, Washer, Couch, Entertainment Center
Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner. Exists- jk! Eats its own mess,Licks its own butt, Poops in someone else's yard, Sniffs someones crotch, humps a leg, bites
Name a kind of test you cannot study for. Lie detector,Life, Parenthood (only those of you without kids question whether this is a test!), Blood test, pop quiz, pregnancy test
Name something a boy scout gets a badge for. Tying knots,Swimming, Archery?, Camping, Citizenship, Cooking
Name a phrase with the word "home" in it. Home Run!,Home is where the heart is, Love at home, Home on the Range, Home Sweet Home, Sweet Home Alabama
Name a sport where players lose teeth. Soccer,Hockey, Boxing, Rugby, Football, Wrestling
Name something a teacher can do to ruin a student's day.Make them spit out their gum-in front of the class,No recess, Give them a pop quiz, Homework, Yell, Detention
Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat.Dove,Ostrich, Seagull, Crow, Penguin, Crow
Name something that gets folded.Contortionists, Money in a wallet, Clothes, stroller?, Notes, Cookies(you know, fold in the eggs)
Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it. Jeans,Nylons (sshh!), Socks, pants, Underwear, belt
Name something that gets smaller the more you use it. Cube of butter,Checking account, Eraser, candle, Boobies--Its the only thing I can think of :) Pencil

I am tagging Elise, Caitlan, and Mom! I think others should do it to- but feel confident you have been tagged already!!