Friday, August 24
I completed my first triathlon sprint this summer! Our Stake Relief Society put a lot of work into putting this together, but it was awesome! I'm so glad I participated and had such a blast I've already signed up for triathlon #2 next month!
The triathlon happened at the start of the olympics so I was all over the swimming competitions trying to take notes and get tips! I would not consider myself a strong or confident swimmer, so this was definitely my biggest challenge. That, and the fact that I hadn't ridden an actual bike in about 15 years...! So, a few weeks before the triathlon (yes, I waited till just about 3 weeks before...) I finally got a bike and got on the road. I'd been riding the stationary bikes at the gym, but this was a learning shock! Luckily I was able to ride the course a couple times before the event to get comfortable.
swim- 13:16, bike- 41:33, run- 28:49
for an overall time of 1:23:38 (not including transitions)
We'll see how triathlon #2 goes!
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Our 9 year anniversary was this month too! A lot has happened these last 9 years and I know there's a lot more to come, but I couldn't imagine living life with anyone else! He's honestly my best friend and I wanted him to know what I love about him so I got this idea online and made it my own...
I also got him tickets to see Jeff Dunham later this month! We're both pretty excited about a good night of laughs!
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Wednesday, March 7
We've just been hangin' out enjoying our new little one. Why is it that the first month of having a new baby always goes by way faster than the last month of pregnancy?!
She loves to be held and to nap with daddy!
This picture shows how curly her hair gets when its wet!
Daddy picked this shirt out for her after we discovered we were having a girl...surprise, surprise.
Our little comedian...
He was "hiding" under his shirt and yelling, "Where's Chase?!" then he would start counting, "1...2...3...HERE I AM!" as he would pull down his shirt. It was mildly cute (he's done it a thousand times now), until we noticed his shirt has a big ape face on the front and it lined up perfectly when he would pull it over his head! Ok, now THAT was entertaining!
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Wednesday, February 15
Saturday, February 11
Temperance Elizabeth (aka: Tempe) has joined our family! She was born at 10:36 am (about 3 hours later than we was "scheduled" or "planned" thanks to another woman who came in right after us who was a repeat c-section and ruptured...can't really blame her for taking my spot)
She was 7 lb. 6 oz. and 19 1/2'' long.
While we were waiting to go into surgery, all the nerves and anxiety caused my contractions to get a little uncomfortable! But, Dr. Frank came in and chatted with us for a long time and made me forget about them...he's amazing!
Chase loves his baby sister and is always asking where she is. He loves to give her a kiss on the head and is always saying how "cute" she is.
Bennett is actively ignoring her for now.
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Sunday, January 29
We've pretty much got the baby's room all put together, the final detail is hanging the chandelier, which our awesome electrician-cousin is helping with this week!
I've been obsessed with projects and trying different diy crafts...I made these pom-poms from felt and they are hanging in the corner of Tempe's room. (here's the link to the site where I got the tutorial: http://www.spendinglesslivingmore.com/2011/01/24/felt-roses/)
And, I also found this really cute idea on making pom-pom fabric necklaces and had to try it - I like it! (http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2010/12/pom-pom-bib-necklace-tutorial-lmm.html)
All of these projects were easy, but some were very time-consuming (good thing I've been hanging out at home "taking it easy", waiting for baby!).
I've got lots more ideas and stuff I want to try, but for now it's time to put that on hold and prepare for a baby - only 4 more days! I'm excited to see my parents and meet the new little one who thinks my belly has endless stretching abilities!
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Thursday, January 5
I realize now I've only got about 4 weeks left before this baby is coming and we've still got a lot to do! This is the first time we've actually decorated a nursery for a baby so I'm pretty excited to see it all come together...eventually.
First I knew we would need a dresser as the closet is tiny...and we're having a girl...girls need BIG closets! ;)
So, I sold a couple things on craigslist and it covered the cost of buying a dresser that I found on craigslist. I took the knobs off and sanded it...
Then painted it white and added new, "crystal" knobs, which I LOVE! I also painted to changing table white to match and I'm working on the crib!
The colors in the room are black/white and lavender - a HUGE thanks to a cousin and friend, Kyle, for coming over and getting the room painted for us! It probably wouldn't have gotten done and she'd be stuck in bright orange room!
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We had a good Christmas in our family! Chase got a skateboard from his Uncle Patrick & Aunt Jess, which he loves because it's just like daddy's balance board that he plays on.
Chase was very excited about Christmas this year and everything that came with it!
On several occassions he would yell; "Christmas! I LOVE Christmas!"
He wanted to help everyone else open their gifts too... so thoughtful ;)
Oh well - makes next year easier, I guess!!!
So now we packed up Christmas (the very next morning) as we have a baby to get ready for!
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