Thursday, September 30, 2010

Summer Fun Part I

While I was running Ragnar, Darren and my parents spoiled the kids in Park City. We stayed in the Marriott that is next to the alpine slide. They got all day passes and spent the day going on the alpine slide and coaster, mini golfing, bungee tramp, rock climbing, and riding the small rides. The resort was great- it had an arts/craft/play room for the kids and an arcade (Blake was in heaven). The pool was a bit cold but there were several hot tubs that made up for it.

After Park City, I took the kids to Jill's house (Darren went back to Vegas to work). Before this part of our trip was over, the boys wanted to move to Draper. Not only did they get to play with cousins, but Jill's neighborhood has a fun group of boys and they have formed a "Boy's Club". The kids were outside all day long- we'd have to take them drinks and snacks. It was so fun to let them run around like that in the middle of summer. The pictures below are of the kids at a jumpy place and at the Thanksgiving Point farm. Ethan got to go off on a little adventure and stay with our cousin Kaden in Logan for a couple of days on his own. It was a first and it turned out to be a great time for him. We also got to see G & G Bryan's new condo that they are staying in while serving a mission in SLC at the Family History Center.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wasatch Back 2010 * Lucky Ladies

This race was just the beginning of one of the funnest two weeks of the summer. Ragnar- Wasatch Back- 2010. The name of our team was the Lucky Ladies and it consisted of 12 gals from Vegas. I was in the second car with Myndi, Joanna, Jen, Brenda, and Michelle. We had such a great time! I was surprised at how rested I felt after 30 hours of relay running * sleeping in a sleeping bag on a cold morning * running 10 miles in the middle of the night * running the first leg of Guardsman Pass * encountering barbed wire * no true showers * etc. The scenery during the day was AWESOME and it is one of the things that would draw me to this race again. Also, I would do it again if I was guaranteed to run with these awesome Ladies!

Looking out over Guardsman Pass

Car #2

Joanna coming down after her long climb. Her view was the following picture- Snow Basin.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Diamond Kid Triathlon 2010

Ethan, Blake, and Keaton completed the Diamond Kid Triathlon at the beginning of the summer. This was the 4th year in a row that Ethan and Blake did this race! It was Keaton's first tri and he did fabulous. All three boys really gave it their all- they were genuinely exhausted after the race, especially Ethan. (The first photo was taken after they had finished all that hard work.) Blake seems to have a strength in running. Ethan did awesome with the swimming! I helped Keaton with the swim and then Darren followed him on the bike and run. I have to mention our sweet little Nash. He's an awesome cheerer for his big bros. It is such a fun race. I love for the kids to be involved and see all the other determined kiddos out there. I hope the boys are up for keeping this a summer tradition for our family.