Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oktoberfest!

One of my favorite things about the end of summer, just before fall officially hits, is heading up to Snowbird Ski Resort to spend a day at Oktoberfest.  This year we were invited to go with some of our fun friends from CrossFit. The weather couldn't have been better and we enjoyed the fall leaves and beer supply while the kids rode the mechanical bull, practiced aerials on the trampoline and got their faces painted. Good times with great friends!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dirty Dash Part Deux

Lucky for us, Shelly's team "Dirty and Flirty" lost two of their runners so after being home for one week, Justin and I ran the Dirty Dash - again.  This was a 10K, but our team was a little bit sore from Napa and Shelly is eight months pregnant, so we took the "5K shortcut".  What a dirty ball we had! The kids participated as well and we had a super fun time. The pictures speak for themselves!

BEFORE:
AFTER:
After adding a couple muddy kids:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rag-NAPA!

Yet another Ragnar on the books!  This time our fun team of twelve (me, Justin, Teresa Cockayne, Shelly and Jonathan Taylor, Christy Bartholomew, Trevor Bevan, Jason Belcher, Taylor Wood, Stephanie Tagg, Jill Perini and Brittney Dahlman) ran 186 miles from San Francisco to Callistoga (Napa).  A-MAZ-ING! We drove down to San Francisco and had dinner there the first night before heading to the hotel in Petaluma.  I am so glad we go to visit San Fran, even if it was only for a couple hours.

We headed out to the Golden Gate Bridge where the start line was, bright and early Friday morning.  We were all pretty pumped to get started and the chill and fog didn't seem to bother anyone. I was runner one and was almost sick with excitement!  There were four awesome girls in our van.  Me, Jill, Stephanie and Teresa and then the guys, Justin and Trevor. 

7:00 am and the gun went off!  My first run was to run half (stupid construction) of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so cool- like seriously so cool.  My adrenaline was pumping and I killed my previous personal records for speed.  I have never experienced anything like it and even stopped (don't tell my team) a couple times to take pictures of my view.  What an awesome experience.
We ran, and ran, and ran until our team Napa~Roxin completed the 186 miles.  We did it in 33 hours and 15 minutes with a few minor problems along the way.
Will I do it again? Heck yes! I love these people and can't wait to meet them all again next month in Vegas - where my love affair with Ragnar began.  See ya'll in Vegas!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Play Time

While Jeremy and Amber spent the afternoon in Park City for their anniversary, we got to play with my cute niece and nephew!  I love that the cousins get along so well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Maverick Young

Maverick Glenn Robert Young
September 7, 2011
8 pounds 7 oz. 21 inches
I was extremely blessed with something so special. I was invited to watch the birth of my newest nephew, Maverick.  My sister-in-law Jen did an amazing job going completely natural and delivering this sweet little boy. I was so impressed!  Never having contractions and only having c-sections, I can not even imagine the pain she endured so calmly!  When he came into the world, it was one of the best moments I've experienced. I'll remember it for always! Welcome to the world baby Mav. I loved you instantly. Congrats to my brother Jason too! I guess he did have SOMETHING to do with this little guy.