Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Richmond, Virginia

Nikolas has been called to the Richmond, Virginia mission and leaves on Sept. 21, 2016. He has 42 days left. He is so exctied. I'm so glad. No one thought Virginia. It will be very foreigen for being in the country. :) Now we work at getting ready to go.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Waiting is of the Devil!

We are waiting for Nik's mission call to come. I ablsoutely hate, yes I used the HATE word, waiting. I'm not a fan. It makes me cranky. It makes me aggitated. I plain, old do not like waiting.

So of course, I get to wait more.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Through one and on to the next...

Amazingly enough we made it through graduation. I wasn't sure that I actually was. It is crazy to me to realize how utterly exhaused I have been over the last few weeks and how long it has taken me to catch up.

I am so proud that he was able to make it though. He did cut it a bit close for sure. Found out Friday morning before walking on Saturday that he was actually going to make the grade.

I have started back to college and am now in my 4th week already. Midterms. I'm also racing my 1st triatholon next Saturday, the 9th. I'll post some pictures soon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Changing So Fast

I have to say life is speeding up. Like the bullet train kind of speeding up. Nik graduates in 7 weeks!! Hannah has her 1st job interview this afternoon for Subway. In 6 months Hyrum will be a Priest and Sam just turned 14. Makes me kinda sick.

With all that speeding up, I also feel like certain things are taking forever! I applied for school and got accepted to our local college, NIC, so I could finish at least my AA of History. It's my minor and will make it easier for me to go on to finish my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Art History. I really would like to teach at the college level and now is the right time to get started again. That being said waiting to find out what my financial aid will be seems to be like watching mud dry. UHG!

I'm registered for my summer classes. So we will see if it all falls into place.

I've started my biking season again. It's been good and bad at the same time. I didn't start last year until June, so I have a 2 month head start but I still haven't put the miles in yet and I can feel it! I had to make the call of shame on my first real ride and as well as walk up part of a hill. Kills me. At least its coming back fast.

I'm signed up for the Hayden Tri Sprint that will happen July 9th. I'm excited and nervous but it helps keep me busy and that is a good thing.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Laundry Make-Over

So this was my post just before I left for Utah. Never got it up. Here's the pictures at least. :)

So my laundry room has been in disarray for quite sometime. As in a solid 5 months or more. There was a flood hence the missing linoleum, a partial wall painted because of a poo underwear incident that took all the paint off the wall when it was cleaned. The mess of cloths is how it looks 99.9% of the time, so I can't really count that. I bought new flooring to take care of the floor several weeks ago. 

Gone and Back Again

So I have been a bit out of the loop. On Feb. 25th I left unexpectedly for Payson Utah. My sister Delanie was in the hospital with acute pancreatitis and emergency gall bladder removal. So I went to wrangle her children for 19 days. I've been back almost 2 weeks and it has been wonderful to be home. Me and the kiddo's are going to go visit Megg in the flatness of ND for a few days here over spring break. So I will post some pictures when we return.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Leprechaun Scurry

Yesterday was my first race of the season. It was put on by the local high school. It was a 5k or pretty near a 5k. It was 3 miles instead of 3.1 but it was close enough for me. ;)  My goal was to run the whole thing and I did. Finished in 40:16.8 minutes. That's a whole 5 minutes faster than the last 5k I did 2 years ago. 

Marc let me go get my nails done at the store, so I could represent the color of my St. Patrick's Day hubby. :)
Here I am before the race. She how smily-ee and somewhat nervous I am?
                                               Aaahhh, the stupidity.
I am a shirt kinda gal. If it comes with a shirt I usually shell out the extra for the shirt. I thought this one was cute.
Here is me and my friend, Janneke, (her name is Danish JA-nee-ka). She's a great runner and took 58th our of 168 racers. I was 119 overall.
It  was a good way to start my season. I haven't run 3 miles straight in 2 years. It's good for me to do hard things. I don't love (actually I really quite dislike running) but I feel very accomplished when I do. Probably because I didn't run my first mile until 2 years ago. All I can do is be better than I was and look forward to getting on my bike. :)