2nd half of the birthday festivities and 8 random pictures.

August 19, 2014
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Brooke’s second birthday was a success.   I was super fancy in the kitchen yesterday and I made some funfetti (you have to admit, funfetti is the best flavor of boxed cake mixes) cupcakes for Brooke.  I made sure to save the extra frosting for the next time I have graham crackers.  Graham crackers + frosting = amazing.   I asked Brooke what she wanted for dinner and surprise, surprise—>  she wanted chicken nuggets, roasted broccoli (I have never seen […]

The birthday festivities thus far.

August 18, 2014
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This morning was insane.  Jess and I could not believe the sunrise and I almost tripped over ten rocks because I couldn’t take my eyes off of how gorgeous it was outside.  We went trail running early this morning so that the day could be 100% Brooke celebrations once she woke up and I am glad we did because I would have been so sad to miss this view.  (From my Instagram) I came back to my mom’s house and […]

47 days until…

August 18, 2014
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Back to normal scheduling= I get to hang out with this little face all day.  I like normal scheduling a lot.   We had very ripe bananas and ginormous blueberries that were begging to be turned into muffins.  We made Whole Wheat Banana Bread Blueberry Muffins but we also added granola on top.   My whole family loved them and my pregnant sister especially loved them.  She is starting to feel better (she has been pretty sick) and so it […]

16 miles. Reuniting. Bacon.

August 17, 2014
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Candice and I have spent a ridiculous amount of time pool running together but yesterday was our first day running outside together.  She is doing the Big Cottonwood Marathon in 27 days and so she wanted to do part of the course for her long run.  This canyon was insanely beautiful.  View for a few miles…  Just running next to a beautiful little river.  NBD. And the view for the entire run…  Gorgeous Utah mountains. We had the best water […]

Happy Saturday! Today is going to be a good day.

August 16, 2014
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It was just one of those days yesterday.  I went to the gym with my sister and within three minutes of being there I randomly dropped my iPad (I love to read while I do the elliptical or treadmill) and bam—>  the screen is now made up of 5,000 little pieces.   Lunch made it all better.  Me, my sister and mom went and met my brother-in-law at his work to eat.  Wraps on huge green tortillas and fruit.  My […]

10 Friday Favorites!

August 15, 2014
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1.  Two years ago today my little Brooke was born.  She is my world and I can’t wait to see her in approximately 36 hours. I spent last night going through all of her pictures from the hospital and reading my journal entries from the first few days of her life and it made me smile really big.   Not the best quality picture ever but by far my favorite moment ever.     2.  Nephew date.  Always my favorite. […]

What is the hardest part about running for you?

August 14, 2014
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You better believe I had to get this shirt for Brooke. Poor marshmallows.   Jess and I met early to hit the trails.  We did seven miles along the bench of the mountains and it was gorgeous but I am pretty sure we were either going straight up or straight down the entire run. Good thing Jess was there to keep me from taking 10 trillion breaks.  I hit up the gym afterwards and did 4 miles on the treadmill […]